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Stories tagged ‘Howard Swan’


Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Andrew Lloyd-Skinner

Lloyd-Skinner Excited By Membership of GCA

Andrew Lloyd-Skinner is relishing the chance to play a part in the future of the Golf Consultants Association after becoming the newest member of the organisation


Friday, October 14th, 2016

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Swans Return To Work on Two More Holes at Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden Golf Club has taken further steps to ensure it retains its place as one of the best parkland courses in eastern England by renovating two further holes under the auspices of Swan Golf Designs


Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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New GCA Partners Join Forces

The Golf Consultants Association has welcomed three premium corporate partners to its new programme which is designed to establish closer links across various sections of the golf industry


Friday, July 1st, 2016

Alex Swan, right, with Sir Henry Cotton in the early 1970s.

Swans Fly Back To The ‘Home Of Golf’’

Swan Golf Designs, a leading golf course architecture firm with more than 25 years’ experience, is about to begin long-term renovations at both Dunfermline and Moray Golf Clubs


Friday, June 17th, 2016

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Swans Kick Off With FootGolf

FootGolf Chester, the first purpose-built FootGolf course in Cheshire, has been designed by Suffolk-based Swan Golf Designs and opened as a nine-hole facility with the possibility of extending to 18 holes


Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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Golf in the Olympics – a personal view from Howard Swan

The golf course architect hopes that the return of Golf as an Olympic sport will encourage the governments of the world to see the game as valuable to their natural, financial and social development and to see a chance for expansion and investment


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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Future Plans at Moray Tee Up Links with The Past

Swan Golf Designs will be the latest name to join a series of eminent golf course architects who have left their mark on the beautiful stretch of links that overlooks the Moray Firth


Friday, February 26th, 2016

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GCA AGM Looks To Bright Future

Members attending the recent annual meeting of the Golf Consultants Association (GCA) in London learned how the group will look to develop in 2016


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

RJ National greenkeeper James Gotts proudly displaying the GEO Re-certification

RJ National Achieves GEO Re-Certified

Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course is the first in the UK to be awarded GEO Certified® status for a third time


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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GCA Members Will Enjoy A Busy Week In Harrogate

Members of the Golf Consultants Association will be out in force next week, passing on their expertise to delegates at Harrogate during one of the busiest weeks in the industry’s calendar


Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Alan Johnston

Johnston Helps GCA Enhance Social Responsibility

The latest recruit to the Golf Consultants Association brings extensive experience in corporate social responsibility, community engagement and vocational training


Friday, December 4th, 2015

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Golf Consultants Association Completes Year in Great Shape

As the year draws to a close, members of the Golf Consultants Association (GCA) can look back on a busy and prosperous 2015 – with many of them busier than ever as the new year looms


Friday, November 27th, 2015

Swan Golf Designs re-bunkering work at Holywood Golf Club

More Stagecraft in Holywood for Swan Golf Designs

Swan Golf Designs is putting on a bit of Holywood glamour as it approaches the completion of the latest development stage of Rory McIlroy’s historic home course in Northern Ireland


Friday, October 9th, 2015

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Limited places remain for GCMA Conference at St George’s Park

The Futurist David Wood will open the Conference at St George’s Park 15 – 17 November with a programme headlined by Sir Clive Woodward and designed for delegates to Be Inspired


Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Steve Isaac of the R&A (right) chairs one of the working panels

Africa Golf Summit – a great success

Organisers of the first pan-African gathering in golf have hailed the event as a resounding success


Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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No Rest for Swan Golf Designs as Busy Period Approaches

As the golf season draws to a close Essex-based, family-owned Swan Golf Designs (SGD) is looking forward to a busy winter of renovation, both domestically and internationally


Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Swan Leads UK Presence at Africa Golf Summit

The UK presence at next month’s inaugural Africa Golf Summit (AGS) will be led by the Golf Consultants Association, whose chairman, Howard Swan, is one of the keynote speakers


Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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Africa Golf Summit ‘break-through’ opportunities

The Africa Golf Summit will take place 9-11 September at Serengeti Golf Club, Kempton Park, Gauteng, with renowned specialists from South Africa, Africa, the US and the UK in attendance


Friday, July 10th, 2015

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GCMA 2015 Conference at St George’s Park

The Golf Club Managers Association 2015 Conference will take place at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent from Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 November 2015, with a programme headlined by Sir Clive Woodward


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 »


Monday, January 26th, 2015

Howard Swan

Swan Re-Elected To Lead Golf Consultants Association

Experienced golf course architect Howard Swan was unanimously re-elected chairman of the GCA at its recent annual general meeting


Friday, November 28th, 2014

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Golf Consultants Association Spurred To A Better Place

The Golf Consultants Association has new members in the fields of environmental permission and compliance, and hotel and restaurant development


Friday, November 14th, 2014

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It’s Back To Berks For Swan Golf Designs

SGD is to redesign two holes at the historic Newbury & Crookham, a decade after the family firm began the renovation of the JH Turner-designed layout


Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Strengthening Stirling

Work has begun on the development of Stirling Golf Club’s 1869 golf course with the redesign and refurbishment of the 2nd, 8th and 10th holes. .....read the full story »


Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Nefyn_Golf Club: reconstruction of 'The Point'

John Greasley Project News/Update

John Greasley Ltd is one of the UK’s biggest golf course contractors and has spent recent months reshaping holes at several courses for a variety of reasons, as well as investing in its own machinery