Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

BIGGA Open Support Team

A Proud Week For Greenkeeping

BIGGA’s Open Support Team joined the home greenkeeping team at Royal Liverpool Golf Club during a hectic, hard-working and ultimately proud and successful week for the turf management industry at the 143rd Open Championship

Antony Scott

New branch manager at John Deere

Antony Scott has been appointed managing director for John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland .....read the full story »

Golf At Goodwood’s professional Steve Mitchell

Full Time Role for Key Member of the Golf at Goodwood Team

Steve Mitchell has now taken up a full time role at the West Sussex venue

Troon website

Ken Kosak named GM of The Clubs at St. James Plantation in North Carolina

In less than 14 years, Kosak’s career has spanned three continents, with stops along the way in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Puerto Rico. Now, he returns to the United States


Monday, July 21st, 2014

Kevin Carpenter with PGA captain Neil Selwyn-Smith

Charitable Carpenter Chips In To Win Toby Sunderland Award

Suffolk PGA pro Kevin Carpenter who has forged a worldwide career as a trickshot showman has won a prestigious accolade for his charity fundraising efforts


Friday, July 18th, 2014

Martyn (left) and  Jamie

Jamie Elson signs with Jenahura

European Tour professional Jamie Elson signs sponsorship and management deal with boutique golf events company Jenahura


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Stephen Bernhard, Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, with HRH The Earl of Wessex

Bernhard is new Master

The Executive Chairman of Bernhard and Company is the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners

Arriving at Hoylake (from left) Jonathan Brown, Neil Bell and John Andrew

Direct Golf Owner marks 30th PGA Anniversary with Hoylake Charity Bike Ride

John Andrew, the owner of Bike-Shed.com and Direct Golf, made an eye-catching entrance at the 143rd Open Championship – after completing a 110-mile charity bike ride from Huddersfield


Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Colin Montgomerie with U.S. Senior Open Championship Trophy

Montgomerie targeting the ‘Full Monty’

Colin Montgomerie has now set his sights on completing an historic ‘Grand Slam’ at next week’s Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club


Friday, July 11th, 2014

Mike Round

LET Appoints Mike Round as Director of Development and Membership

The Golf Foundation and Ladies European Tour announce that Mike Round will be joining the LET as Director of Development and Membership after 14 successful years as the charity’s Chief Executive

Iain Lancaster.

Lancaster takes up regional role

Iain Lancaster is stepping down as Lancashire County Golf Partnership development officer to take over as regional manager for England Golf. His successor will be Bev Dodd


Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Bill Maynard

Maynard and Crall named to board for Environmental Institute For Golf

Bill H. Maynard, director of golf course management at the Country Club of St. Albans in St. Louis, Mo., and Darrell Crall, chief operating officer at the PGA of America, have been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Environmental Institute For Golf


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

(from left) David Lilley; Neil Selwyn Smith PGA Captain; Robert Simpson; and Danny Spillane

Experienced PGA Pros Show Graduates Pathway To Future Success

Awards offered by The PGA, include PGA Director of Golf, PGA Advanced Diploma and the PGA Advanced Certificate

The R&A appoints Mark Lawrie as Director - Latin America

R&A Appoints Mark Lawrie as Director – Latin America

Mark Lawrie joins The R&A from the Asociación Argentina de Golf, where he has served as Executive Director since 2000

The England team, from left, Bradley Walsh, Graeme Swann, Peter Jones, Mike Tindall, Mark Foster and Matthew Goode with the Celebrity Cup trophy

Mike Tindall leads champagne celebrations at Celebrity Cup

Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall led Team England to victory and champagne celebrations following a thrilling finish to the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor


Friday, July 4th, 2014

Tom Watson with his commemorative solid silver Players' Badge and the Claret Jug (© Mike Wyatt/ Greenbrier Photography)

Tom Watson to make 40th Anniversary Appearance in The Open 2015 at St Andrews

Tom Watson is one of a select group of players to win The Open on five occasions along with James Braid, JH Taylor and Peter Thomson. Only Harry Vardon has won more Championships with six victories

David Ryan

Fletcher Europe Strengthens Sales Force

David Ryan joins Fletcher Europe Limited as Regional Sales Manager for Ireland


Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Stuart Leech

Leech Gives New Life To Formby

One of the country’s most famous clubs, nestled along the famous ‘Golf Coast’, has undergone a quiet revolution since the appointment of the PGA Fellow Professional Stuart Leech

David Pritchard, Head of Adams Golf Europe

David Pritchard appointed to Head Adams European Business

Adams Golf announces the appointment of David Pritchard as Head of Adams Golf Europe following Simon Homer’s move to TaylorMade Golf Pacific


Monday, June 30th, 2014

Peter Ball (courtesy of PGA)

Yorkshire Coach Ball Bouncing After PGA Accolade

Peter Ball, whose teaching skills will be on display at this year’s Open Championship, has landed a career highlight by attaining PGA Advanced Fellow status

Ruth Bailey

AEA Appoints New Director General and CEO

The Agricultural Engineers Association has appointed Ruth Bailey as its new Director General and Chief Executive Officer, representing more than 150 companies involved in the manufacture and import of Farm and Outdoor Power equipment


Friday, June 27th, 2014

Simon Corp

Corp Steps Up To Take On Commercial Role

Direct Golf UK has promoted Simon Corp to the role of marketing and commercial manager

GCA logo sng

Duo Bring New Skills to Golf Consultants Association

The GCA welcomes two new members to its fold, expanding its expertise further to include web and graphic design, and service excellence

Jeff Mills

Slaley Hall Announces Jeff Mills as New Head of Golf

Jeff Mills has been promoted to Head of Golf overseeing the sales and operations of the two championship courses at Slaley Hall: the Hunting course and the Priestman course


Thursday, June 26th, 2014

John Andrew plus bike plus map

Direct Golf Owner Swings into Action with Fundraising Ride to The Open

John Andrew is to lead a team of employees on a charity bike ride from the Huddersfield store to Hoylake to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation