Sunday, 25th January, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Mike Hughes

Michael Hughes to Step Down as CEO of NGCOA

National Golf Course Owners Association CEO Michael Hughes has announced his intention to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, completing 25 years of service

Chris May

IMG Names Chris May Regional Director of Agronomy for Asia Pacific

IMG today announced the appointment of Chris May as the Regional Director of Agronomy for Asia Pacific

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sebastian Rühl Coaching the German Girls Golf Team

Rühl to Create Slice Of History At The Ping Junior Solheim Cup

Sebastian Rühl has become the first man to be handed a senior captaincy role in the PING Junior Solheim Cup the full story »

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

(from left) Annika, husband Mike McGee and Martin Sternberg

Annika Sorenstam Announces Investment in Capillary Concrete®

Revolutionary Bunker Liner Technology aids drainage and hydration, promotes reduced turf irrigation

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Bigbury Golf Club calendar 1

The Beauties of Bigbury Golf Club (Special Offer)

Bigbury Ladies turn ‘calendar girls’ to raise money for good causes

Friday, January 16th, 2015

AndyHiseman, MatthewHarris and ColinWatson

Wallsauce Launches New Golf Murals Service

A collection of stunning golf landscape photographs is now available for the first time as wall mural coverings, thanks to British firm Wallsauce

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Gary Player Grand Slam

Gary Player to Celebrate Grand Slam 50th Anniversary In 2015

As the 2015 golf season starts to heat up, one of golf’s most decorated players, Gary Player, prepares for a momentous milestone. the full story »

From left: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Guy Kinnings, Renato Paratore and Eddie Pepperell (Getty Images)

Eddie Pepperell Signs with IMG

Also signing up with IMG are Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand and Renato Paratore from Italy. All three are teeing off at the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Stephanie Hall and Danny Pecorelli at Mannings Heath

New Management Join the Club at Mannings Heath

The award-winning Exclusive Golf Club in West Sussex has appointed two new members to the club’s management team; Stephanie Hall and Ian Whitmill

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Mike Bush

Bush expands role at Crown Golf

The UK’s largest golf club owner and operator has appointed Mike Bush MG as Group Course Manager across its portfolio of 38 golf courses at 25 separate facilities

Heythrop Park Resort Estate Manager Steve Cherry (front right) with his deputy Brett Smith (front left) and members of the resort’s Estate & Course Management team

Heythrop Park Unveils Ambitious New Greens Team For 2015

The 282-room Heythrop Park Resort near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire is making a major statement of intent by boosting its Course Management team for 2015 the full story »

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Andrew Lloyd-Skinner

UKGCOA appoints Andrew Lloyd-Skinner as the full time Chief Executive Officer

The UK Golf Course Owners Association is the representative organisation for commercially run golf facilities in the United Kingdom

Chateau d'Augerville

Troon Appoints Jon Brook as Golf Director at Chateau d’Augerville

This strategic appointment underlines the market-leader’s long-standing commitment to promoting from within

Willie Aitchison

Willie Aitchison – Legendary Caddie

Tributes have been paid to legendary caddie Willie Aitchison, the former European Tour caddie master, following his death at the age of 85

Pete Bevacqua

PGA of America’s Pete Bevacqua named Chairman of World Golf Foundation

Pete Bevacqua succeeds Tim Finchem, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR, who served as the 2014 Board Chairman the full story »

Steve Bishop

Bayer appoints new product manager 

Steve Bishop is the new Product Manager for professional products at Bayer CropScience. the full story »

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Jim Long

Jim Long 1949 – 2014

Jim Long, Director of Golf Pro Relations at, passed away on Christmas Eve

Barbara Nicklaus tn

USGA Honour Barbara Nicklaus with 2015 Bob Jones Award

The Bob Jones Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The new Sales and Marketing team (from left) Will Carr, John Quinton, Karen Proctor and Nick Brown

Significant Marketing and Sales Management Changes at Ransomes Jacobsen

Marketing and Communications Manager Karen Proctor brings with her a wealth of experience in the golf industry having joined almost two years ago from Carden Park, where she was Director of Golf

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Pete Dye to be honoured with Don A. Rossi Award

The Award is given by the GCBAA to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of golf and its growth and who have inspired others by example

Hideki Matsuyama signs with IMG

Hideki Matsuyama Signs with IMG

Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama has signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation the full story »

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

PGAs E Awards

Annual Congress Awards Celebrate Heroes of Golf

The PGAs of Europe Annual Congress culminated with the presentation of the Association’s most prestigious accolades to recognise the outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations from across the continent

Roger Moore (left) and Toby Clarke

Promotions at Dennis and SISIS

Toby Clarke is the new general manager and Roger Moore the new sales and marketing manager

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Sue Johnson (© Linda Whitwam)

New Year Honour for England Golf’s Sue Johnson

Yorkshire’s Sue Johnson, who was one of the first Presidents of England Golf, has been made an OBE for services to golf in the New Year Honours list the full story »

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Group Director of Agronomy, Andrew Whittaker

Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s Maintenance Team Wins Middle East Golf Award

The Troon-managed venue scooped the esteemed award, decided by an expert judging panel of noted industry leaders