Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

Stories tagged ‘PGA’

Friday, February 10th, 2017

59club logo

Big Names Out In Force For Golf Industry ‘Oscars’ 

Compered by BBC Breakfast News & Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, regarded by many as the ‘Oscars of the Golf Industry’, takes place at The Belfry, February 27, 2017

Monday, January 16th, 2017

John Jacobs

Obituary – John Jacobs 1925-2017

Golfing legend John Jacobs OBE, described as ‘the father of modern day golf’, died on the morning of Friday 13th January 2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Jonathan Paine (courtesy of The PGA)

New PGA North Secretary Paine Has Drive To Succeed

Jonathan Paine, who has been installed as PGA North regional secretary, reckons he’s embraced every job since arriving at the Bolton headquarters in 2009 including van driver and office and tournament administrator

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Caroline Grady and Brenda Chapman (courtesy of Caroline Grady via Twitter)

Age No Barrier for Big-Hitting Brenda

A golfer just weeks away from her 91st birthday is making big gains off the tee – thanks to help from a PGA coach


2017 PGA Tournament Schedule Announced

The PGA has announced the bulk of its 2017 national schedule which begins with the £41,000 Silversea Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills Club & Resort

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Journals of GCMA

GCMA and Sports Publications agree publishing deal

The official journal of the Golf Club Managers’ Association will be published by their new media partner Sports Publications from April onwards

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Tristan Crew

PGA Appoints Executive Director

Tristan Crew leaves the military after 18 years where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Among his achievements were drafting the military’s rehabilitation policy and establishing the Battle Back Golf programme

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

(Leaderboard Photography)

Club support from England Golf creates more players and more members

The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Former PGA Captain John Stirling has died aged 89

Tributes to Popular Former PGA Captain

Warm tributes have been paid to John Stirling – one of the founders of the modern day PGA Training Programme – who has died aged 89

Friday, October 21st, 2016

From left: Matt Lavington, Jim Cunning, Nick Percy, Leigh Sear, Jamie Cindy, Sean Musson, Michael Abbott, Stuart Green, Bob Williams, Jim Croxton, Simon Joyce, Josh Moses, Katie Fewster, Clive Cosgrove, Niki Hunter

First candidates commence the Diploma in Golf Club Management

Marking the culmination of two years of planning, the first candidates to enroll on the brand new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management attended the initial induction day at The PGA National Training Academy on Wednesday 19 October

Friday, October 14th, 2016


PGA Branding For Five Star Vipingo Ridge

A $50 million golf complex on the Kenyan coast has become the first in Africa to secure world-renowned PGA approval, a world recognised seal of excellence for golfers wishing to visit

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Hamish Ferguson

PGA Appoints Executive Director – Commercial

The PGA has appointed Hamish Ferguson into the role of Executive Director – Commercial .....read the full story »

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 30:  Ian Poulter of England celebrates with the Ryder Cup after the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

PGA Recognition Award for Poulter

Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter will receive the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at this year’s PGA annual fundraising lunch in December

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Harborne Golf Club

GCMA, PGA & BIGGA launch flexible Golf Club Management qualification

Representing a fundamental shift to the approach to professional education in golf club management, the Golf Club Management Partnership announces the launch of a new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Campey Pro Am Golf Day at Harts Common GC

Campey 2016 Pro-Greenkeeper Challenge returns to Hart Common Golf Club, Bolton

As per previous years there will be on course spot prizes during the Pro-Am tournament, fantastic amateur prizes and a professional prize fund up £3,600 and a first prize of £1,000 if a full field of 50 is achieved on Tuesday 9th August

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston ‘Beefs up’ The Open for Golf Foundation juniors

Andrew took part in the against-the-clock ‘Open Tri-Golf Challenge’ where he beat five other Tour pros to be top of the pro leaderboard. Andrew then took his Tri-Golf form out onto Royal Troon and the rest is history

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Golf Foundation Chairman Stephen Lewis and Dame Laura Davies.j

Dame Laura Davies receives Golf Foundation Spirit of Golf Award

Dame Laura Davies became the first female recipient of the Golf Foundation’s prestigious ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award at Royal Troon on Tuesday (12th July) and celebrated by taking on local youngsters in a ‘Tri-Golf Challenge’ .....read the full story »

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Golf Roots at The Open Championship 2013
Picture Credit:  Mark Newcombe / visionsingolf.com

Open Championship: ‘Fantastic opportunity’ to inspire more young golfers

The R&A, one of the Golf Foundation’s major supporters, will create ‘The R&A SwingZone’ in the Spectator Village at Royal Troon for the whole of Open week

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Nick Pink (left) and Andrew Bingham MP

MP Andrew Bingham Takes Golf Express Route to Raise Funding

Both England Golf and Derbyshire Golf are backing a Derbyshire MP’s fundraising golf challenge which draws attention to the new and exciting Golf Express project, the campaign to promote 9-hole golf to busy people

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Dame Laura Davies (Getty Images)

Dame Laura Davies to receive Golf Foundation ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award

Every year the Spirit of Golf Award is presented to a champion golfer considered to be truly inspirational to junior golfers, thus helping the Golf Foundation and its partners to grow the game

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Sir Nick Faldo with a portrait of Albert Tingey, a founding member of The PGA who founded the Niblick Brigade which fought in the Great War (image courtesy of the Royal British Legion)
© Mikael Buck / Royal British Legion

PGA Pledge To Mark The Battle Of The Somme

The PGA is marking the anniversary of the Battle of Somme by pledging to find the names of any of its members killed in the fighting. It follows the launch of Sport Remembers the Somme 1916-2016 – a campaign by the Royal British Legion which pays tribute to the sportsmen and women who gave their lives in the 141 day battle .....read the full story »

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Sports Minister David Evennett  MP (© Andrew Fosker)

PGA Back Parliamentary Golf Group

The PGA the R&A, England Golf, Sky and Sports Publications Ltd in backing the Group, which comprises of Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, and has the singular remit to “support the sport of golf.”

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Guy Hunt (Phil Inglis / Getty Images)

Hunt Joins PGA Rules Panel

Former Ryder Cup player and European Senior Tour referee Guy Hunt has joined the PGA Rules Panel

Friday, May 20th, 2016


PGA Pros Set To Make The Perfect Cuppa

Innovative appliance and beverage company Keurig has brewed up a three-year deal to join The PGA Official Supplier programme

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Colin Mayes, CEO of BGL Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

GBN Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of BGL Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

One of the largest golf course operators in the UK, BGL Golf has 22 courses at its ten venues, with leisure centres and Adventure Golf courses developed at selected sites