Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Celebrity Cup website

Kay and Keating Join Celebrity Cup Line-Up

Vernon Kay and Ronan Keating will line up on opposing teams when they take part in the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor from 4-5 July

Andrew Newton of Golphinforkids

Golphinforkids Appoints New Area Representative

Golphinforkids – the innovative new concept in golf clubs for children – has appointed Andrew Newton as sales representative for the south of England

Alan Pierce

Godfreys Golf & Turf appoint Alan Pierce MG

The leading John Deere turf equipment dealer in south-east England announces Alan Pierce will be joining the company as Sales Manager, Commercial Products, Southern Region. Alan joins the company from Ham Manor Golf Club

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Frank Heery

Frank Heery Named VP Agronomy Services for OnGolf

Heery brings more than 20 years’ of successful experience in the golf course industry to OnGolf. He served as Director of Agronomy for the Club at Mediterra in Naples, Florida

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Keith Pickard Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Director of Golf

New Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest independent hotel group, has named Keith Pickard as its new Group Director of Golf to oversee its golf portfolio

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Ian Robson joins AFT Trenchers as Operations Manager

AFT Trenchers welcome Ian Robson as Operations Manager

Ian Robson, well known within the sports turf and golf industry, joins AFT Trenchers of Sudbury, Suffolk, bringing 15 years’ experience in production management

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Rob Purvey

Powakaddy Appoints Former Pro as Area Sales Manager for UK South

PowaKaddy has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of former PGA Professional Rob Purvey as Area Sales Manager for UK South

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

iPlayGolfUK PGA Coaches (from Left) Greg Tilbury, Danny Poulter, Matt Straughan

Poulter Heads Up iPlayGolfUK Team

iPlayGolfUK,the UK’s newest multi-screen indoor golf destination, has appointed PGA Class AA Professional Danny Poulter as its Director of Golf

Stephen Gallacher with Award (Kevin Kirk)

Gallacher named Player of the Year at Glittering Scottish Golf Awards

Stephen Gallacher crowned a superb 2014 season after being named Player of the Year at Friday night’s star-studded Scottish Golf Awards

Friday, March 20th, 2015

John Deere ag & turf apprentice of the year Alistair Baillie (centre) with Guy Schornig-Moore of Babcock and Richard Halsall of John Deere (left and right)

John Deere Technicians Graduate in Style

A total of 28 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, run by national training provider Babcock

Glyn Evans

New Appointments Signal Exciting 2015 for FootJoy Retail Partners

FootJoy is set to capitalise on a highly successful 2014 and encouraging 2015 pre-bookings with several personnel additions to its talented UK Sales and Marketing Department

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Tim Kerridge

New man at the helm of DLF Trifolium in the UK

DLF Trifolium have appointed Tim Kerridge as their new Managing Director in the UK and Ireland

Karen Tipping

New Marketing Manager for Kubota UK

Kubota UK, the market leading machinery supplier, has announced the appointment of Karen Tipping as its new marketing manager

Clinton Norris, Complex Sales Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club & Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Troon’s Trust in Talent

Paul Booth, Scott McCaw, Clinton Norris, James Leeman and Terrance Mohammed have accepted new positions within Troon’s International division

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Fullers london pride logo

Search narrows for England’s Steward of the Year

The search for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year has narrowed with the announcement of the four regional winners for 2014

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Matthew Marsh

Skolkovo Golf Club appoints Matthew Marsh as Head Professional

Matthew’s appointment will start in mid March in preparation for the start of the Russian Golf Season in May the full story »

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Dr Val Franklin GUW Chair

New Pair take over at the top of Welsh golf

Two people who have made an immense contribution to Welsh golf have taken over as chair and president of the Golf Union of Wales the full story »

Bruce Davidson (courtesy of Adrian Milledge)

O’Meara Coach Davidson Named PGA Master Pro

Bruce Davidson, coach to two-time Major champion Mark O’Meara, has notched the PGA’s highest accolade after a long and successful career

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015


Haydn McCullen Turns Professional

Exciting youngster Haydn McCullen has decided to turn professional after joining the ISM stable last year the full story »

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Pippa Irvine

Thornbury Golf Centre Appoints Philippa Irvine as General Manager

Philippa has completed BGL Golf and Leisure’s Management in Training programme at two of the group’s other venues

Swinging into action as new golf director at Tudor Park is James Ibbetson

New Golf Director for Tudor Park

At 26 James Ibbetson has just become director of golf at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, in Bearsted – the youngest person to hold this title within the chain’s UK-based hotels

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Luis Rocha

Espiche Golf Welcomes New General Manager

Highly experienced Golf and Hospitality Executive, Luis Miguel Rocha has joined the Espiche Golf team as General Manager the full story »

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Adam Smith

Social Media & PR expert joins Sports Impact

Sports journalist Adam Smith, a social media and PR expert, is joining Sports Impact, the leading sports marketing agency based in Kingston-upon-Thames the full story »

James Gotts, the new Greenkeeper at the RJ National

James Gotts – Newly appointed Greenkeeper at The RJ National

James Gotts has been appointed as greenkeeper of the RJ National, Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course located at their European headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ipswich

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Jay Morrish

Jay Morrish, ASGCA Fellow, Dies at 78

Jay Morrish, a Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died March 2, 2015