Wednesday, 25th May, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Sam Evans (left) and Greg Evans

‘Good Evans’ at Fulwell

BIGGA member, Sam Evans, 27, has been appointed Head Greenkeeper at The Fulwell Golf Club in Middlesex

Darren Gass with his son, Foster, at the end of last year's event in memory of Davida Gass

St Mellion Stages 24-hour Hole in One Record Quest

Davida’s Day 2016 aims to create new record for aces with six golfers to play 130-yard Par Three hole continuously for 24 hours


Monday, May 23rd, 2016

David Kent

11th Coach Joins MY Golf Academy

Experienced golf pro David Kent has joined the MY Golf Academy team with the aim of further developing the junior membership programme


Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Steven Orr (courtesy of The PGA)

Orr Becomes Youngest Ever PGA Master Professional

Littlehampton-based Scot Steven Orr, now 40, who is director of coaching and development at the Cranfield Golf Academies, received the accolade in the latest APAL awards


Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

SRUC Elmwood HNC Student of the Year Award 2016 winner Peteris Sadovskis (left) with John Deere dealer Sandy Armit of The Double A Trading Company Ltd.

Latvian graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

R&A Scholar Peteris Sadovskis, originally from Latvia, has won this year’s John Deere sponsored SRUC Elmwood HNC Student of the Year Award


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Jim Bruce-Ball

Jim Bruce-Ball Joins Professional Sports Group as Head of Communications & Content

International sports marketing agency Professional Sports Group is delighted to announce that Jim Bruce-Ball has been appointed as Head of Communications & Content, in a role that will also see him support the team’s dynamic Golf & Tourism Division

Bringing insider knowledge to the Toro irrigation and Otterbine aeration sales team at Lely Turfcare, new appointment Peter Newton, left, is pictured with Lely’s irrigation field sales manager Robert Jackson.

Lely Brings Insider Knowledge To Irrigation Team With New Appointment

Pete Newton, previously course manager at Rockliffe Hall golf course, has joined Lely’s sales team bringing with him a wealth of sector knowledge and experience .....read the full story »


Monday, May 16th, 2016

Erin Stevens

Worldwide total of Master Greenkeepers rises to 70

Three top greenkeepers are celebrating after achieving BIGGA’s Master Greenkeeper status, one of the most prestigious accreditations within the golf course management industry 


Friday, May 13th, 2016

ASGCA logo

Two elected Associate members of ASGCA

The American Society of Golf Course Architects welcomed David Johnson and Todd Schoeder as new Associate members at the recent 70th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C


Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Hendrik Almstadt

Hendrik Almstadt appointed Player Relations Director at the European Tour

Hendrik Almstadt, formerly a senior member of the Football Operations Group at Arsenal FC and Sporting Director at Aston Villa FC, is to become Player Relations Director on 18th May


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Mark Godfrey

STRI Group Announces Appointment of New CEO

Mark Godfrey has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the STRI Group. Mark previously held the position as Australasia Managing Director and prior to that Group Finance Director

Michael Creighton, Titleist Golf Ball Manager

Michael Creighton Announced as New Titleist Golf Ball Manager

Creighton will lead all golf ball product management and marketing operations for the UK region, while also providing best practice and guidance for the Titleist Brand teams throughout Europe

Jonas Club Software logo

Jonas appoints Karen Dredge Strategic & Technical Account Manager

Karen will be responsible for enhancing existing relationships with clients as well as providing technical support to help clients maximise their use of the Jonas Club Management suite of software


Monday, May 9th, 2016

Anders Mankert (right) with Barry Ritchie

PGA Fellow Professional Anders Mankert honoured by EWBGA

PGA Fellow Professional Anders Mankert from Cosby Golf Club has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the England and Wales Blind Golf Association


Friday, May 6th, 2016

Gleneagles has appointed three new professionals to strengthen its golf offering. (from left) Nicola Taylor, Calum Lawson, David Blackadder

Gleneagles golf team boosted with three new appointments

The Gleneagles Hotel has appointed three new professionals to strengthen its golf offering, including Golf Operations Manager David Blackadder, who previously looked after golf operations at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai

Sir Bob Charles (photo credit The R&A)

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club Announces Sir Bob Charles as Honorary Member

Sir Bob is one of the world’s most renowned and popular golfers, becoming Champion Golfer of the Year after winning The Open in a play-off at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1963. He won nearly 80 titles around the world and was admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008

Monte Rei Professional Team, from left David Shepherd, David Ashington, Darren Griffiths, Chris Watt and Bradley Dye

Monte Rei looks to PGA Professionals to strengthen the team

David Ashington, Darren Griffiths and Chris Watt join existing pros David Shepherd and Bradley Dye to ensure Monte Rei has the expertise to manage the growth of the resort


Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Brian Beckett

MH Systems expands its software support team

The renaissance at MH Systems is gathering pace and as part of its plans to ensure high standards of customer service, a new support engineer, Brian Beckett, has joined the team

VinnyTarbox

New Perennial Manager to Target Turf and Amenity Industry

Horticulture trade charity Perennial has appointed Vinny Tarbox to focus on building relationships with the sports turf and amenity sector


Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Greg Martin

Greg Martin elected president of American Society of Golf Course Architects

Illinois native resident reminds members, “What you do is unique and valuable”


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

David Gemmell CCM

PGA Pro achieves Certified Club Manager status

David Gemmell, the PGA Professional for Aberdour Golf Club in Fife, is the latest club industry professional to achieve the globally recognised Certified Club Manager


Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Golf Foundation welcomes its new leadership. Stephen Lewis (left) the new Chairman; and Sandy Jones the new President

Golf Foundation welcomes new President and Chairman at AGM

New President Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, has now taken over from Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie, while golf industry expert Stephen Lewis, former CEO of Crown Golf, assumes the Chairman’s role from Charles Harrison

(from left) Nick Darking, Tim Franklyn and Director of Charterhouse, Geoff Burgess

Second employee to notch up 25 years at Charterhouse Turf Machinery

Hot on the heels of Nick Darking clocking up 25 years at Charterhouse Turf Machinery comes Technical Manager Tim Franklyn


Thursday, April 28th, 2016

David Lancaster (right) and Matt Corker at Cumberwell Park Golf Club (R&A)

New Starters Announced For The Open

The R&A has appointed two new starters for The Open, David Lancaster and Matt Corker, who will announce the players on the first tee at The 145th Open at Royal Troon


Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Phillip Akers - Director of Junior Golf at The Belfry Academy

Phillip Akers appointed Director of Junior Golf at The Belfry Academy

The Belfry Academy’s New Director of Junior Golf, Phillip Akers, aims to create UK’s top development programme and set a new standard across the country