Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


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


Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Mary Lubrano

FSPA’s New Communications Hire: Championing UK Sports and Play

FSPA member Associations include British Association of Golf Course Constructors, British Golf Industry Association, British Rootzone and Top-dressing Manufacturers Association, Club Managers Association of Europe, Golf Consultants Association and UK Golf Course Owners Association


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Debbie Dale and Graham Dale with the team at Lely

Graham Dale Leaves a Lely Legacy

Graham Dale, a highly respected and well-known figure in the professional turf machinery industry, has retired from Lely Turfcare after an impressive 33 years working with the Lely organisation and 36 years associated with Toro


Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

John Strawn

John Strawn joins Global Golf Advisors as Director

The former CEO of Robert Trent Jones II and more recently the President of Hills & Forrest, International Golf Course Architects, has joined Global Golf Advisors as a Director of the firm


Monday, July 18th, 2016

Stewart Russell receiving his Toby Sunderland Award from PGA captain Nicky Lumb (Andy Reddington / Getty Images)

Scot’s Charity Efforts Earn Top Award

East Renfrewshire Golf Club’s Stewart Russell, who has helped raise £250,000 over 15 years for a number of good causes, received the Toby Sunderland Award during the PGA’s annual reception on the eve of the Open Championship at Royal Troon


Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Nathan Homer

Nathan Homer Appointed Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at European Tour

The Head of Global Sponsorship & Partnerships at Barclays Plc and formerly a senior leader at Procter & Gamble, will take up the post of Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer effective Thursday September 1, 2016


Monday, July 11th, 2016

Nick Pink (left) and Andrew Bingham MP

MP Andrew Bingham Takes Golf Express Route to Raise Funding

Both England Golf and Derbyshire Golf are backing a Derbyshire MP’s fundraising golf challenge which draws attention to the new and exciting Golf Express project, the campaign to promote 9-hole golf to busy people


Friday, July 8th, 2016

Ross Butler

BGL Greenkeepers Reach Regional Final for Prestigious Award

Emily Gammon, Andy Morgan, and Ross Butler, all qualified apprentice greenkeepers at BGL venues, have been selected to attend their respective regional finals for the award


Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Lee Farrar

Lee Farrar Joins Wilson Golf in Senior Sales Role

Former TMAG and Ashworth senior executive to lead Wilson Staff team

Dame Laura Davies (Getty Images)

Dame Laura Davies to receive Golf Foundation ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award

Every year the Spirit of Golf Award is presented to a champion golfer considered to be truly inspirational to junior golfers, thus helping the Golf Foundation and its partners to grow the game


Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Branston's new greenkeepers getting ready for action on the club's new practice greens (from left) Ashley Thompstone, Billy Howard, Shane McKeown and Gavin Robson course manager at Branston Golf & Country Club

Branston G&CC investing in talented young greenkeepers & new short game area

Hard on the heels of Branston Golf Club’s £100,000 investment in new high performance golf course maintenance machinery comes the recruitment of three young greenkeepers joining Gavin Robson’s talented team of professionals


Monday, July 4th, 2016

Desmond Duffy

Rules expert Desmond Duffy to be 2018 England Golf President

Desmond Duffy has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2017 with a view to becoming President in 2018


Friday, July 1st, 2016

Albert Sinfield, Tudor Park’s new Golf Director

Tudor Park welcomes new golf director

Albert Sinfield first held a golf club when he was aged five – now he holds the position of Director of Golf at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Bearsted, Kent .....read the full story »


Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Niall Horan (Getty Images)

Stars pledge their support to Team Europe

Tennis hero Andy Murray, TV presenters Ant & Dec, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and One Direction star Niall Horan are among those to send a personal message of support to Darren Clarke and the European team


Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Ian Barnett

The South West gets new contact for DLF/Johnsons Sport Seed

DLF & Johnsons Sports Seed has expanded its professional Amenity Team in the UK and appointed Ian Barnett Regional Amenity Technical Manager for the south west


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Stephen Norton

Ramsdale Park Welcomes New General Manager

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, a BGL venue in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, is pleased to welcome the newest member of their team, Stephen Norton, who has taken on the role of General Manager at the club .....read the full story »

Sir Nick Faldo with a portrait of Albert Tingey, a founding member of The PGA who founded the Niblick Brigade which fought in the Great War (image courtesy of the Royal British Legion)
© Mikael Buck / Royal British Legion

PGA Pledge To Mark The Battle Of The Somme

The PGA is marking the anniversary of the Battle of Somme by pledging to find the names of any of its members killed in the fighting. It follows the launch of Sport Remembers the Somme 1916-2016 – a campaign by the Royal British Legion which pays tribute to the sportsmen and women who gave their lives in the 141 day battle .....read the full story »

Blane Dodds

Blane Dodds Appointed CEO of Scottish Golf

With vast experience in the private and public sports sectors, the 49-year-old Scot will start his new role with Scotland’s governing body for amateur golf on Monday 15 August

Jonathan Wallett (photo by Daniel Wong)

HKGA Appoints New Golf Development Director

The Hong Kong Golf Association has announced the appointment of Jonathan Wallett as its Director of Golf Development


Friday, June 24th, 2016

Gil Hanse and Castle Stuart clubhouse

Castle Stuart Ethos Influenced Olympic Golf Course Design

Golf will return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years in August on a course that has been attracting outstanding reviews for its creator, the world renowned architect Gil Hanse, co-designer with Mark Parsinen, of Castle Stuart Golf Links


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

David Guy

David Guy joins Godfreys

Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Limited announces the appointment of David Guy to the position of area sales manager for Kent .....read the full story »


Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Murray Urquhart (right) with Nairn Golf Club captain Ian Hutcheson and some junior members

Murray Urquhart Joins Nairn Golf Club As Teaching Pro

Former European Tour player Murray Urquhart is to lead a drive to enhance Nairn Golf Club’s junior programme as part of a new role as full-time teaching professional


Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club on July 18, will welcome global stars and legends of the game

Stellar Field of Major Champions for Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth

The UK event, part of the world-leading Gary Player Invitational series which has raised more than $62 million for charity, will welcome global stars and legends of the game including Masters Champion Danny Willett

Jonathan Henry

John Deere appoints new managing director for UK & Ireland

Jonathan Henry takes over the role on 1 July from Antony Scott, who has elected to retire after 40 years of distinguished service with the company


Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Vikki Zeila

SMS INC. Appoints New Senior Sports Research Manager

Vikki Zeila has joined from Ipsos MORI and will have a particular focus on qualitative research as well as significant experience of large national quantitative programmes