Sunday, 28th May, 2017

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, May 26th, 2017

The Grove Welcomes David Howell As Golf Ambassador 

The Grove, London’s country estate, today welcomes multiple European Tour winner and former Ryder Cup player, David Howell, as its first golf ambassador


Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Sam Torrance awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour

As the European Tour enters a new era at this week’s BMW PGA Championship, the first event of the new Rolex Series, Torrance’s significant contribution to all aspects of the Tour and Ryder Cup was recognised at Tuesday night’s Championship Reception

Touring professional, Jack Senior, joins the team at Carus Green

Jack, 28, from Heysham, has been a professional golfer for more than five years and having visited Carus Green many times, is delighted to be presented the opportunity to use the facilities and will now be representing the club in the coming season .....read the full story »


Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Cranleigh Makes Spanish Acquisition

Cranleigh Golf & Country Club have gone continental with the recruitment of their new assistant professional, Spaniard Rosana Gomez Valdor


Friday, May 19th, 2017

New Golf Sales Manager to drive business growth at Gleneagles

Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury destination, has announced the appointment of Alan Pirie to the newly created role of Golf Sales Manager

The Blairgowrie Golf Club welcomes new Managing Secretary, Steven Morgan

This appointment marks another exciting development at the renowned venue which boasts two championship courses, Rosemount and Lansdowne, as well as a nine-hole layout aptly named ‘Wee Course’


Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Golf Canada Appoints Laurence Applebaum As New CEO

Applebaum joins Golf Canada after serving in an extensive array of sports management roles around the globe, most recently the Executive Vice President of the WTA


Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Highspeed Group’s longest serving agent retires

Paul Dyter, now 82, who joined Highspeed as an agent in June 1993 has decided that after twenty four years’ service, the time is right for him to retire

Jewell set to sparkle in new Stoke Park role

Experienced PGA golf professional James Jewell has moved to the golf membership department and will be looking to develop a ‘road map’ for new members to provide a smooth transition into life within the club

Crossland Crowned 2017 Foremost Champion

Kevin Crossland lifted the coveted Foremost Golf Professionals Championship for a second time in just four years as he claimed a three-stroke victory in testing conditions at The Oxfordshire, with the event once again supported by Glenmuir .....read the full story »

GCA Signs Andy Campbell

The widely-experienced founder and proprietor of Campbell Golf Associates, Andy Campbell, is the latest skilled practitioner to join the burgeoning Golf Consultants Association


Monday, May 15th, 2017

Brian living the High’ life as he achieves Master Greenkeeper status

An American course superintendent responsible for maintaining a remote course high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is celebrating after becoming BIGGA’s 72nd Master Greenkeeper


Saturday, May 13th, 2017

European Tour and Asian Tour appoint Joint Commercial Director

The European Tour and the Asian Tour have jointly appointed Jeff Kimble as Commercial Director. Kimble will assume his role from May 15, 2017 and work from the Tours’ office in Sentosa, Singapore


Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Troon Names Tim Schantz President

Schantz joined Troon in 1998 and most recently served as executive vice president of global business development for the 27-year-old management firm. Under his leadership in business development, Troon has expanded globally working with more than 270 golf courses in 31 countries

STRI Group strengthens ecology and environment team

STRI Group has expanded its UK regional ecology and environment operation by bringing in two new consultants


Friday, May 5th, 2017

Barroso Relishing Role in Landmark Year for Praia D’El Rey

Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort will be in safe hands as it prepares to celebrate two landmark occasions in 2017 following the appointment of Alexandre Barroso as the new golf sales director


Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Coach Cunliffe Moves to Dunston Hall 

Renowned coach James Cunliffe has been appointed head golf professional at Dunston Hall, Norwich


Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Alan Threadgold appointed as Vice-President, Operations of Jonas Club Software

Alan retains overall responsibility for the Jonas Club International division and expands his management role to include departmental operations of Jonas Club Software as a whole

Aquatrols Promotes Matt Foster to President and CEO

Aquatrols – the world’s largest manufacturer of cutting-edge soil surfactants and related technologies – has promoted Matt Foster from Chief Operating Officer to President and CEO

Sophie Daws joins Royal Mid-Surrey Club pro team

The Club is thought to have the largest ladies section in the country with 309 members and a 92-strong membership of the junior section


Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

David Leadbetter Opens New Leadbetter Golf Academy in Beijing

Leadbetter pledged his commitment to supporting the growth of golf in China with a specific focus on providing high-quality coaching to juniors


Friday, April 28th, 2017

5-Star Walker Receives Prestigious PGAs of Europe Award

PGA of GB&I Master Professional and Golf Course Architect, Alan Walker, EIGCA, has received the 5-Star Professional Award from the PGAs of Europe

Callaway Golf Company Announces Appointment of Interim CFO

Callaway Golf Company has announced that Robert K. Julian has left the Company and that it has appointed Brian P. Lynch, its General Counsel, to the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer

Forum He’s A Jolly Good Fellow … 

The five-star Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort’s João Pinto Coelho was recently recognised by Meeting & Incentive Forums for his outstanding contribution since their inception in 2006


Thursday, April 27th, 2017

New President For AEA

Mark Ormond, Managing Director of SAME Deutz-Fahr UK, takes over the annual presidency of the Agricultural Engineers Association, the voice of the agricultural, environmental and amenity machinery sectors