Friday, 26th August, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

ICG St Andrews

Clubmakers to meet at St Andrews in September

International Clubmakers Guild® to Hold European Chapter Meeting – Open to the Golf Industry – in St Andrews, Scotland

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016


Bob Cupp, ASGCA Fellow, Dies at 76

“Golf is a fun game; it is why 99% of us continue to play. I hope to lead more people – especially families – to play more golf, more often, for the sheer fun of the game.”

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Sarah Blunden

BGL Welcomes Newest Candidate onto Prestigious MiT Programme

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd has welcomed its newest candidate, Sarah Blunden from Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, onto the company’s year-long Management in Training (MiT) programme

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

James Tobia with Maria Verchenova in Rio

Student ‘putts’ skills to the test at Rio Olympics

University of Bedfordshire student James Tobia is on the road at Rio by caddying for Russia’s only female golfer, Maria Verchenova

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

James Soulsby

Wilson Golf Further Strengthens Its UK Sales Team

Two new roles follow appointment of new Senior Sales Manager

Leona Maguire receives the 2016 Mark H McCormack Medal from Lydia Ko at Rio

Leona Maguire wins Mark H McCormack Medal for second year in a row

Maguire is competing for Ireland in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week and speaking from Brazil she said she was delighted to win the prestigious medal once again

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Tim Lobb, Peter Thomson & Ross Perrett at The Home of Golf (first published on GBN in January 2014)

Peter Thomson retires after 50 years in the golf design business

Peter Thomson AO, CBE announces his retirement from the golf design businesses, Thomson Perrett in Melbourne, and Thomson Perrett & Lobb in London

Andrzej Bikowski, Lead Designer, ECCO Golf

ECCO Golf Appoints Andrzej Bikowski as Lead Designer

Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, has appointed Andrzej Bikowski as new Lead Designer the full story »

Paul Burley Aug 2016

PGA Master Professional Award for IMG’s Burley

Paul Burley has been awarded PGA Master Professional status in recognition of his wide-ranging achievements in the golf industry

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CEO of Hong Kong Golf to Step down at Year’s End

The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Tom Phillips, will step down from his position at the end of 2016

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Benedicte Kruse (left) and Tuula Undall

The Toughest Golf Granny?

Frank Undall (handicap 18), from Danish communications agency Newsline, thinks that his wife Tuula (handicap 7) is one amazing lady! Here he tells us why

Rob Warrener (right) with Mottram Hall GM Michael Lavizani

New Head of Golf Takes Charge at Mottram Hall

Rob Warrener is relishing the opportunity to take on a new role with QHotels after being appointed as the new head of golf at Mottram Hall near Macclesfield, Cheshire

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Bridgestone Golf website

Bridgestone Golf Names Angel Ilagan President and Chief Executive Officer

Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, announce Angel Ilagan has joined the company and will assume the role of President and CEO

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Tim (left) and Angus Lloyd-Skinner

Golf Management Group welcomes new franchisees

Melior Golf, headed by brothers Tim and Angus Lloyd-Skinner, has seized the opportunity to secure the Surrey, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire GMG regions, as well as parts of Greater London

Peter Hanna (Patrick Bolger /Getty Images)

Hanna named PGA Captain-elect

Lurgan Golf Club’s head professional Peter Hanna will take the ambassadorial role from 2019-21 in succession to Royal Liverpool’s John Heggarty who replaces Nicky Lumb next April

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Neil Cleverly

Cleverly Meets Challenges to Have Olympic Golf Course Ready for Play

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America member Neil Cleverly earns highest praise for his dedication to preparing the Rio de Janeiro course

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PING Underlines Apparel Ambitions with New UK Sales Structure

Reinforcing its commitment to apparel, PING has announced the appointment of a new dedicated apparel-only UK sales team

Jonathan Shipstone Joins JGA

Jonathan Shipstone Joins Board of Junior Golf Alliance

The Junior Golf Alliance have welcomed Jonathan Shipstone onto their Executive Board in the position of Director of Education, spearheading the organisations online and workshop training offering

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Prior to the luncheon Jim Croxton, BIGGA's CEO presented David with an engraved Silver Salver

GTC says farewell to David Golding as he retires following 50 years in greenkeeping

Donald Steel, GTC’s Chairman led the tributes at a luncheon hosted by the GTC at Aldwark Manor where the GTC and BIGGA have their offices the full story »

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Bruce Glasco

Troon’s New Florida Office To Be Led With Global Perspective

Bruce Glasco, president of the Troon International Division, will now also serve as managing director of their new Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office

Hamptworth Golf and Country Club's professional Michael Mulligan (right) and his assistant Mark Dawe.

New Professional team announced at Hamptworth

The new Professional Golf Team at Hamptworth Golf and Country Club has been teed up with the aptly-named Michael Mulligan as the Head Professional

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Welsh Golf wishes famous five Major success

Welsh Golf will have five players to support in Major action this week for the first time in many years, with the Golf Union of Wales sending best wishes to the products of their system

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

World’s Biggest Major Champion 'Selfie'

Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Raises more than $150,000 for Charity

Star-Studded Golf & Gala Dinner in London of the world-leading Gary Player Invitational series, included golf’s most decorated selfie, featuring 12 Major champions

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Gianluca di Biase

Verdura Welcomes New Golf Manager

38-year-old Gianluca di Biase is relishing the chance to join one of the rising stars of European golf after being appointed as the new golf manager at the deluxe Verdura Resort in Sicily

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Catriona Matthew with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh photo credit: Tristan Jones

Catriona Matthew Named Solheim Cup Vice-Captain

Catriona Matthew MBE has been named by Annika Sörenstam as a vice-captain for The 2017 European Solheim Cup Team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa