Sunday, 7th February, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, February 5th, 2016

Craig Mackie, TGI, PING, Scotscraig GC, TGI Golf Partners, Eddie Reid, Steve Carter, Titleist, FootJoy,

Scotscraig Pro Craig Mackie Scoops Coveted TGI Golf Partner of the Year award

Craig Mackie, Head PGA Professional at Scotscraig GC took the top honour at the TGI Golf Partnership awards night when he walked off with the Partner of the Year title

Ben Rosser

Burhill Golf Club Welcomes Arrival of New Head Professional

The flagship venue for Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd (BGL), is pleased to welcome their new Head Professional, Ben Rosser, who will join the club on 1st March, 2016

Phil Price at the Golf Union of Wales Awards 2016.
Celtic manor Resort
03.02.16
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Outstanding Achievement Award for Ryder Cup star Price

Ryder Cup star Phil Price has been given an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Golf Union of Wales, in recognition of his contribution to the sport


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Craig Watson (Kenny Smith Photography)

Craig Watson Appointed GB&I Walker Cup and St Andrews Trophy Captain

Craig Watson has been appointed as Captain of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that will face the USA at Los Angeles Country Club in 2017


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Jesper Thuen

Jesper Thuen appointed as Head of ECCO Golf, Asia

Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, has announced that Global Marketing Manager Jesper Thuen has been promoted to the position of Head of ECCO® Golf, Asia

Stephen Walker by James Bennett

Stephen Walker appointed Renaissance Club Director of Marketing & Hospitality

The Board of The Renaissance Club has announced the appointment of Stephen Walker as its new Director of Marketing & Hospitality, with immediate effect


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Sawgrass volunteers

John Deere TPC Sawgrass volunteer winners announced

Five BIGGA members from Great Britain and a GCSAI member from Ireland will join the golf course maintenance team for the 2016 Players Championship, courtesy of John Deere


Monday, February 1st, 2016

Fuller's London Pride logo

England’s Steward of the Year regional winners are announced

The four regional winners and the finalists for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year 2015, have been announced. They are: Phil and Louise Maxwell of Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club: Kirsty Glaister of Stamford Golf Club; Steve Warren of Eaton Golf Club; and Fiona Snook of Wareham Golf Club

New Chairman, Steve Bell (left) and Club Captain, Cliff Heath

Windermere Golf Club’s new team elected into office

New Chairman, Steve Bell and Club Captain, Cliff Heath, aim to increase both membership and visitors at the 125 year old Cumbrian club


Friday, January 29th, 2016

Ian Hugglestone, new manager at Hamptworth Golf and Country Club.

Hamptworth appoints new manager

Hamptworth Golf and Country Club has appointed Ian Hugglestone as its new general manager as the business continues to expand


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Rick Valentine from the Loretto School in Musselburgh, one of ‘the magnificent seven’

Magnificent Seven Become First To Achieve Level 4 Certificate

Seven PGA Professionals are celebrating after becoming the first in the UK to complete a Level 4 Certificate in Coaching Golf

Stephen Tucker with the Edward Budding award

Stephen Tucker wins Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored Edwin Budding Award

Creator of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association is recognised by the GCSAA


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Ian Howieson

Clere Golf strengthens team in Scotland

Ian Howieson, the former Head Professional of the Royal Automobile Club with 37 years’ experience in a variety of professional roles, brings a new and exciting dynamic to Clere Golf’s presence north of the border

Christine Langford Senior Golf Professional Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness appoints its first female golf professional

Christine Langford is the new Senior PGA Professional at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel


Monday, January 25th, 2016

George Peper in St Andrews

George Peper to receive PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

George Peper, the former Editor-in-Chief of GOLF Magazine for a quarter century and the author, co-author or editor of 20-plus golf books, has been named the recipient of the 2016 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Greg Nathan

NGF Elevates Greg Nathan to Chief Business Officer

The National Golf Foundation has announced that Greg Nathan has been promoted to Chief Business Officer, overseeing NGF’s products, services and membership .....read the full story »

Nick Kettlehake

Nike Golf Appoints Nicolas Kettelhake as new Western Europe Brand Director

Kettelhake replaces Daniel Schenk who has returned to Nike WHQ to lead the Nike Member Services function after two highly successful years in Hilversum


Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Patrick at the EIGCA 2011 Annual Meeting in Potsdam, flanked by Lange Kerls

Patrick Merrigan – RIP

Patrick Merrigan, who died on January 13th, was a full time golf course architect for more than twenty years and a Senior Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects until his retirement in 2012


Friday, January 15th, 2016

Andy Brown

Promotion for Toro’s Andy Brown

Andy Brown has been promoted to Toro Senior Sales Manager, Commercial Equipment, Golf Irrigation and Corporate Accounts, Europe, Middle East and Africa. See his recent interview with USGA

Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA TOUR

Tim Finchem Named World Golf Foundation Chairman for 2016

Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner, has been named World Golf Foundation (WGF) Chairman for 2016 by the Board of Directors. He succeeds Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America


Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Shaun Gerring, Melbourne Polytechnic’s top performing turfgrass student

Shaun Gerring Is Melbourne Polytechnic’s Turfgrass Student of the Year

He’s off to Jacobsen’s Future Turf Managers’ programme in North Carolina in May


Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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John Deere’s award winning technicians

A record total of 35 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, newly run by national training provider ProVQ


Monday, January 11th, 2016

Christy O’Connor Jnr in front of his own statue at the opening of the Oceânico O’Connor Course is attached. The sculpture evokes his victorious moment at the 1989 Ryder Cup

Statement from Oceanico Group on the passing of Christy O’Connor Jnr

Christopher Howell, Chairman of the Oceânico Group, has expressed great sadness and shock at the sudden passing of former Oceânico course designer Christy O’Connor Jnr


Friday, January 8th, 2016

Christy O'Connor Jnr receives his Senior Membership Certificate from the then EIGCA President, David Krause

Christy O’Connor Jnr – RIP

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects was greatly saddened this week to hear of the death of Christy O’Connor Jnr

Gaynor Jones MBE

Gaynor Congratulated on Top Honour

Welsh golfing bosses have congratulated Gaynor Jones on the award of an MBE for her contribution to the sport in North Wales for more than 30 years