Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

McIlroy Laureus

Rory McIlroy Nominated for Laureus Sportsman Of The Year Award 

‘To be 25 years of age and have all these accolades and four Major Championships to my name is very special’ – says Rory McIlroy. The Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony will take place in Shanghai on 15th April

Chloe Rogers

Olympic medallist to help steer Wales lady golfers

Chloe Rogers was part of the GB ladies hockey team which won bronze at the London Olympics. Also a scratch golfer she is taking her PGA Professional qualifications at Celtic Manor Resort


Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Howard Craft

Howard Craft Named New General Manager at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, a BGL Golf venue, announces that Howard Craft has been appointed new General Manager of the Calverton based leisure destination


Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

John Fitzpatrick

All change / no change, for John as he joins Charterhouse

John Fitzpatrick, formerly with the previous Graden distributor, has joined Charterhouse as ‘Graden Product Specialist’


Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Scottish Golf Awards logo

Coaching Accolade to Bob Torrance at Scottish Golf Awards

Next month’s Scottish Golf Awards will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Bob Torrance with the creation of an annual coaching award in his honour

José Navas

Top Costa Del Sol Hotel Reserves Leading Role For Navas

Reserva del Higuerón Resort has appointed José Navas as new general manager


Friday, February 20th, 2015

David Mears (right), Highspeed Group’s MD presents James Bonfield, course manager of the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club with a certificate to mark the winning of a ClearWater system

Highspeed BTME Prize Draw Winner

and the winner is…… .....read the full story »

ISM Chief Executive Officer Chubby Chandler

Todd Sinnott Joins ISM

ISM has agreed a deal to represent exciting young Australian golfer Todd Sinnott


Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Ready for their World Record attempt: Mark Cameron (left) and Graham Haslam (right)

World Record Attempt for Driving Electric Golf Cart

The Longest Drive world record attempt reaches THB1 million raised for Phuket Has Been Good To Us charity; 1,400km drive in an electric golf cart from Pattaya to Phuket to take 24 days

Patrick O'Callaghan

Trimax Appoints European Supply Manager

The Trimax family continues to grow as they appoint Patrick O’Callaghan to fill their newly created role as European Supply Manager .....read the full story »


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

David Howells

Headland Builds Support in the North with Dave Howells

Headland Amenity have appointed Dave Howells as Technical Sales Manager in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Gary Rushgrove

Rushgrove Strengthens John Letters Golf Academy in Solihull

John Letters Golf Academy has added respected PGA professional Gary Rushgrove to its Solihull team, further demonstrating its commitment to increasing golf participation


Friday, February 13th, 2015

Mel Drake

Birchwood Park Golf Centre Claims Five Prizes at BGL Annual Awards

Melanie Drake was named General Manager of the Year at the company’s recent awards dinner held at Burhill Golf Club


Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Lifetime of commitment to golf and golf lifestyle recognized at Annual Conference



Greg Norman

NGCOA Honours Greg Norman with 2015 Award of Merit

Lifetime of commitment to golf and golf lifestyle recognized at Annual Conference

(from left) Emma Ballard, Bonny and Rachel Knapper outside the new offices

New Appointments at Medi8 Meet Changing Needs of Media Landscape

Rachel Knapper is the latest addition to the growing team at Medi8 as Emma Ballard, who has been with Medi8 since 2008, takes up the position of Digital Content Manager


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

R&A Clubhouse, St Andrews

The R&A Announces New Honorary Members

HRH The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the Club

Dean Lakey

Kubota Strengthens Engines Division with Senior Appointment

Kubota has strengthened its team by announcing the appointment of Dean Lakey as a new account manager


Monday, February 9th, 2015

Thomas J. O’Toole Jr

O’Toole Elected To Second Term as USGA President

Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. will continue to lead the USGA’s professional staff of more than 300 and nearly 1,200 volunteers who serve on more than 30 committees. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide

Lee (right) is presented with his certificate by CGSA President Christian Pilon

Industry First For BIGGA Greenkeeper

Lee Strutt, Course Manager at at gWest in Scotland, has become the first turf manager ever to hold a hat trick of top industry qualifications accredited by three worldwide greenkeeping bodies


Friday, February 6th, 2015

Jess Moore

BGL Appoints Jess Moore as Group Sales Manager

Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited, owners and operators of ten destinations across the UK, has announced the appointment of Jess Moore as Group Sales Manager .....read the full story »


Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

TGI Awards Bradley POTY

Notts GC PGA Pro Bradley Crowned TGI Partner Of The Year

On a night that saw leading figures from the golf industry celebrate a year of success Titleist was the other major winner, receiving the Partner Supplier of the Year Award

Alex McDermott

Vitax bolsters regional network

Alex McDermott is the new Technical Sales Representative for Vitax Amenity’s Midlands, Wales and South-west region


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Mike Johnson-Hill

Johnson-Hill To Step Aside At Galvin Green

Leading golf industry figure to assume new UK Board role

Connie Chen (Getty Images)

Tour Ace Tees Up PGA Qualification

South African tour ace Connie Chen, who two years ago won a Mercedes-Benz with a hole-in-one, is aiming to hit top gear in her studies after signing up with the PGA training programme


Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Drift Fundraising

Drift Club Members raise £21,000 for chosen charities

Throughout 2015 The Drift Golf Club is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a number of commemorative events