Sunday, 24th May, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The John Deere volunteer programme delegates from BIGGA and GCSAI at TPC Sawgrass (left to right in the John Deere Gators): Graham Down, Michael Burgin, Mike Ellis, David Perdisatt, Chris McArthur and Joseph Dormer

Golf & greenkeeping at their very best

Five BIGGA members and one GCSAI member recently returned from the trip of a lifetime to the TPC Sawgrass course at Ponte Vedra Beach where they had joined the maintenance team to prepare the course for the Players Championship


Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Rory McIlroy with PGA medals (courtesy of Getty Images)

Another Medal Haul for Rory

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy picked up another medal haul at the European Tour’s annual awards dinner

Andrew George

George Beats the Elements to be Crowned Foremost Champion

Andrew George defied testing conditions to win the Foremost Professionals Championship supported by Glenmuir at The Oxfordshire


Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Jean-Etienne Laffite

Jean-Etienne Lafitte 1948 – 2015

Jean-Etienne was a figurehead at the forefront of professional education for PGA Professionals and a key driver in the creation and development of the PGAs of Europe


Monday, May 18th, 2015

Everris UK has announced the appointment of Phil Collinson as its new Technical Area Sales Manager for the North West

New North West Technical Area Sales Manager for Everris

Everris UK has announced the appointment of Phil Collinson as its new Technical Area Sales Manager for the North West


Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Jon Woodroffe Celebrates 15-Years at World of Golf

The Master Professional has taught over 50,000 golf lessons

Janet Davies has been appointed president of Bangor St Deiniol Golf Club with views shows Jan on the practice putting green with Snowdonia as a magnificent backdrop to the golf course

President Janet is a first

A North Wales golf club has become one of the first in Wales to elect a lady president, after more than a century of male monopoly of the role

The Diploma recipients Les Howkins Golf Course Manager The Richmond Golf Club and John Maguire General Manager The Richmond Golf Club.

London & Home Counties Diploma Success

Four Managers/Senior Staff from Golf and Tennis Clubs in CMAE London & Home Counties Region received their MDP Diplomas at a recent ceremony hosted by the Richmond Golf Club. .....read the full story »


Thursday, May 14th, 2015

David Sturges (left) and Peter Bateman

Godfreys appoints David Sturges as CEO

John Deere turf equipment dealer Godfreys announces that David Sturges has joined Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Ltd as Chief Executive Officer as of Monday 11th May


Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Alistair Brown

KJUS Golf-Wear Has ‘Conquered the Markets’

Swiss Company Introduces Alistair Brown as Sales Rep for the UK and Ireland


Monday, May 11th, 2015

Bob Buckingham

Buckingham is latest to join Golf Consultants Association

The man who spent more than 20 years masterminding sales and business development for industry giant Toro is the latest recruit to the expanding Golf Consultants Association .....read the full story »


Thursday, May 7th, 2015

R&A Golf Club of St Andrews logo

Sir Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle become R&A Honorary Members

Sir Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle MBE have accepted invitations to become honorary members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Jon Parsons

Jon Parsons leaves Srixon and pursues new interests

After more than 40 years in the golf industry, including setting up and running the TaylorMade brand in UK and Europe for many years, Jon is concentrating his efforts on new challenges

Bonnie Trueman

StayPrime North America Announces New Appointment

StayPrime North America is pleased to announce the addition of Bonnie Trueman to its management team with immediate effect .....read the full story »

Jonas Club Software logo

Key Appointment at Jonas Club Software

Jonas Club Software appoints Alan Threadgold as General Manager of Jonas Club Software International


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Neil Coles (courtesy of The PGA)

Neil Coles Made PGA Life Member

The eight-time Ryder Cup player, and former European Tour chairman, joins a select group to have received the honour


Friday, May 1st, 2015

Blue Mountain Golf Course

Blue Mountain Golf Course and Driving Range Lives On

The operation of the Golf Course and Driving Range has been taken over by Neil Dainton Golf Consultancy Ltd., an extremely experienced golf management organisation


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Clarion's Managing Director, Stephen Russell and Events Manager, Jeremy Walmisley

Clarion Golf Run London Marathon For Sparks

The Clarion Golf team made a strong showing and raised around £3,500 for Sparks Charity at the 35th London Marathon last Sunday


Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

David Harrison

Hampshire’s David Harrison receives Micklem Award

Hampshire’s David Harrison has received England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award for his contribution to the amateur game

Kieran Poole

Kieran Poole: New Head Teaching Professional at Birchwood Park Golf Centre

Birchwood Park Golf Centre, a BGL Golf venue, announces that Kieran Poole has been appointed as the new PGA Head Teaching Professional at the Dartford based leisure destination


Friday, April 24th, 2015

Peter Fjällman (left) hands over as President to Tom Mackenzie

EIGCA Elect Tom Mackenzie as President

Members of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects have elected Tom Mackenzie as their new President in succession to Peter Fjällman

From left: Fraser Liston, Petrina Johnson and Matt Cooper

New Staff Appointments at Marriott Forest of Arden

Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, has announced the appointment of five new staff within its golf operations team


Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo to play his last Open at St Andrews

Great Britain’s greatest golfer of the modern era, Sir Nick Faldo MBE, will play in his last Open at St Andrews this summer on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the home of golf

Amanda and Simon

Amanda moves into fast lane to provide drive for The Aspiration Group

The renowned golf, event and travel business has appointed Silverstone’s former head of sales, Amanda Macchi, to the role of group sales and marketing director


Monday, April 20th, 2015

Keith Pelley

Keith Pelley unveiled as new Chief Executive of The European Tour

Keith Pelley, currently President of Rogers Media in Canada, has enjoyed an extensive and highly successful career in the worlds of sport and media. George O’Grady will remain with The European Tour as President of International Relations