Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Paul Lawrie, Belle Robertson and Jock MacVicar (Pic Courtesy of Scottish Golf)
The three main winners from tonights awards Jock MacVicar & Belle Robertson (Joint Lifetime Achievement awards) and Paul Lawrie (Inspirational Award)
Pic Kenny Smith, Kenny Smith Photography
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Robertson and MacVicar Join Lawrie in Scottish Golf Awards Roll of Honour

Two of the nation’s golfing stalwarts, Belle Robertson and Jock MacVicar, joined former Open champion c in being honoured at the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards on Friday (24 February) .....read the full story »

Thomas Lyte

England’s finest the Trophy Maker for 59club’s Excellence Awards

The 59club Awards Ceremony has always been highly prized, and now with confirmation that the expert team of silversmiths at Thomas Lyte is the official Trophy Maker adds further splendour to the night

Scott Ferrell

Scott Ferrell announced as newest board member of OnGolf

Ferrell, former President of Gary Player Design, brings over 26 years of experience

Friday, February 24th, 2017


Carnoustie Golf Links is seeking a Chief Executive

Carnoustie, a world class destination and Open Championship venue, seeks a Chief Executive; Salary: c.£95,000 (advertorial in association with The Golf Club Secretary)

Lee Brown

Lee Brown is new Chief Digital Officer role at Your Golf Travel

Brown, who joins the board of the business, will spearhead enhancements in customer experience and drive future digital strategy at the world’s largest golf travel company

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Fraser Munro

Munro Appointed as New Head of Events for Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf has recruited Fraser Munro, a former Ladies European Tour Tournament Director, to the position of Head of Events

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Steve Thompson with Sophie Vukelic and Caroline Carroll

Award for Operation Pollinator Champion

John O’Gaunt Golf Club greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, has picked up the prestigious Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award, for the golf club’s consistently outstanding ecological habitat creation and management .....read the full story »

Stewart Woodeson

Stewart Is New Man At The Manor 

The luxury four-star Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, near York, has appointed Stewart Woodeson as its new general manager

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

England Golf Awards

Grass roots heroes hailed as England Golf Awards finalists

Heroes of grassroots golf have been announced as the finalists for three individual categories at the England Golf Awards. The winners will be revealed on 16 March, during a must-attend evening at Lord’s Cricket Ground

George OGrady

George O’Grady to take the role of European Tour Ambassador 

The move will continue O’Grady’s association with the European Tour, which began in 1974 when he joined as a Tournament Administrator after a spell in the City of London. It also continues the recent restructuring programme initiated by Chairman David Williams and the Board of Directors

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Partner of the Year

Long-time Partner Stephen Nicholls crowned Partner of the Year at TGI Golf Awards

PING scoops Supplier of the Year for second consecutive year

Russell Stebbings

Club with three championship golf courses appoints new General Manager

Frilford Heath Golf Club has announced the appointment of a new General Manager, Russell Stebbings, at its three championship golf courses in Oxfordshire

59club logo

Big Names Out In Force For Golf Industry ‘Oscars’ 

Compered by BBC Breakfast News & Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, regarded by many as the ‘Oscars of the Golf Industry’, takes place at The Belfry, February 27, 2017

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

David Bataller, the new Director of Golf Operations of PGA Catalunya Resort

PGA Catalunya Resort appoints new Director of Golf Operations

Award-winning PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, has appointed David Bataller as its new Director of Golf Operations

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Mike O’Connell

January ‘Transfer Window’ Proves Lucrative For ESP Leisure

ESP Leisure have secured the signature of one of the big targets in this January’s transfer window. Mike O’Connell from Burhill Golf and Leisure has joined the ESP team as Operations Manager. .....read the full story »

Richard Barker

Richard Barker Re-joins Golfbreaks.com

Golfbreaks.com Strengthens Leadership Team with Return of Richard Barker as Commercial Director

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Stuart Griffiths, course manager (left) and general manager Mike Winton welcome new Pitlochry Golf pro Neil Douglas (centre) to the Highland Perthshire club

Pitlochry Golf Club Appointment for Neil Douglas

Newly appointed Pitlochry Golf professional Neil Douglas has swapped 30℃ year-round heat for the vagaries of the Scottish climate .....read the full story »

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Christer Lindberg Bowl Winner, John Paramor

John Paramor Awarded Christer Lindberg Bowl for Services to European Golf

World-renowned rules official and European Tour Chief Referee, John Paramor, has been awarded the Christer Lindberg Bowl at the PGAs of Europe Annual Congress Gala Awards Dinner supported by Rolex. View the short interview below .....read the full story »

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

John Easterbrook Jr

John Easterbrook named PGA of America’s First Chief Membership Officer

Troon executive to join world’s largest sports organization, focusing on Member employment, education and business operations services

Simon Jones

Jones Shows Up At Provision Events

Provision Events (PVE), one of the world’s leading sports activation agencies, has appointed Simon Jones, formerly event director with the Golf Show Group, as its new head of sales and business development

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Mike Walker (courtesy of The PGAs of Europe)

Mike Walker Lands Top European Coaching Award in name of late, great John Jacobs

Mike Walker, coach of Masters Champion Danny Willett, was awarded the John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching at the PGAs of Europe’s Annual Congress Gala Awards supported by Rolex

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

PGAs of Europe Honorary President, George O’Grady alongside outgoing Honorary President, Pierre Bechmann (left) and PGAs of Europe Chief Executive, Ian Randell

George O’Grady Named PGAs of Europe Honorary President

Former Chief Executive of the European Tour, George O’Grady CBE, has been announced as the incoming Honorary President of the PGAs of Europe, taking over from Pierre Bechmann at the Association’s AGM last week

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Deirdre Billing.

Billing Fits the Bill as Mottram Hall’s New General Manager

Renowned hotelier Deirdre Billing has returned to QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, as general manager of Mottram Hall in Cheshire

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Stephen Walker

Former Turnberry Director launches The Lighthouse Consultancy

Shining some new perspective for its Clients The Lighthouse Consultancy is described by founder & MD Stephen Walker as a niche player offering specialist support in a range of business disciplines specifically targeting the hospitality and golf segments

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Lee Bishop and the Burnham Beeches GC team receive their award

Announcing the winners of the BIGGA Awards 2017

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association honoured some of its most talented members yesterday evening (Tuesday 17 January) with the presentation of the third annual BIGGA Awards