Thursday, 29th June, 2017

With the current interest in the creation of reversible golf courses, Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects David Williams has taken the concept even further in the building of a totally flexible golf course for a private client on the mainland of Europe


Corporate

JJW Hotels & Resorts invests over €1m in top-of-the-range Club Car fleet 

Fleet of Precedent vehicles installed at three JJW Hotels & Resorts venues in the Algarve

Courses

France’s #1 links course, La Mer at Le Touquet Golf Resort, restored to 1930s glory

The Harry Colt classic, regarded as one of the finest links on the Continent, opened in 1931 when Le Touquet was the most fashionable resort in Europe

Exhibitions & Conferences

Educational Programme for PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas

From August 14–16 industry experts will present topics ranging from instruction best practices and employment growth initiatives to retail success and business solutions. Early Registration Savings of up to 30% are available until July 15

Growing the Game

Eddie Pepperell Takes Frilford Heath Back To School

In 2016, golf pro Eddie handed his sponsorship money back to the club to support junior golf and this year the club took the academy into schools, looking for boys and girls who perhaps aren’t golfers but could benefit from the academy

Interviews

GBN Interviews Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles

GolfBusinessNews.com talks to Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles about the significant enhancements that have been made to the golf courses on the Perthshire Estate, and how it is building a team for the future…

Management Topics

‘Running-Golf’ Day at Notts GC Hollinwell on Monday Sept 4th

A unique opportunity for club administrators, greenkeepers and all interested golfers to learn from a panel of experts about the key greenkeeping issue for the future

Media

The Hero Challenge is back

The exciting Hero Challenge one-hole knockout contest will precede the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links on Tuesday July 11 when European Tour stars including Henrik Stenson and Alex Levy will be joined by celebrity guests

New Products

PING Launches SS18 Men’s Performance Apparel Collection

Enhancing the brand’s commitment to helping golfers look and play their best, PING has engineered its latest collection to combine the finest performance fabrics with the craftsmanship and unrivalled attention to detail that are synonymous with the brand

Opinion

One Rule – A Proposed Simplification of the Rules of Golf

A Proposed Simplification of the Rules of Golf, by Ken Moodie and David Williams, Past Presidents of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects

People

Gallacher Joins Scottish Golf in Performance Role as Men Eye European Hat-trick

Ryder Cup winner Stephen Gallacher is to lend his expertise to Scottish Golf in a new Performance role, as the national Men’s team eye an historic European hat-trick

Property

Vilamoura introduces new brand, website and golf experience

Launch of Dom Pedro Golf set to further enhance appeal of Vilamoura’s unrivalled golf offer

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Royal Dornoch In Drive To Protect Its History

The famous and internationally-acclaimed club held a series of celebrations in 2016 to mark 400 years of golf being played on the town links. The final act was to bury a time capsule with a host of memories looking back over the four centuries

Sponsorship

European Tour strengthens relationship with RoadtoHealth

RoadtoHealth has extended its position as the key service provider in health screening services for European Tour members until at least 2019

Travel

BRG Group and Nicklaus Design to jointly develop Golf Tourism In Vietnam

Madame Nguyen Thi Nga, chairman of BRG Group, has signed a principle agreement with Nicklaus Design to design and develop a portfolio of new golf courses in Vietnam