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News Archive for 2004

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Happy New Year

Every one of us at Golf Business would like to wish all our readers and advertisers a happy and prosperous New Year. Our news pages will be updated again on Tuesday 3rd January 2005

Love on the Links

This New Year’s Eve will see 300 ‘single golfers‘ converge on Orlando for a gathering organised by the American Singles Golf Association

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

First European contract for GPS Industries

GPSI will install its proprietary Inforemer™ Wi-Fi GPS golf business solutions at the five-star Abama resort, located in the Canary Islands and scheduled to open in the Spring

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Youngsters will Feel The Fear at London Golf Show

Leading manufacturers of junior clubs, Feel-The-Fear, has become the exhibition’s junior partner. The company’s ethos is to make junior golf equipment fun, healthy and attractive – an attitude captured in its loud, colourful tiger logo

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

AIB sponsors latest guide to Irish courses

The thirteenth edition of the ‘Golfdays‘ guide to the golf courses of Ireland has been sponsored by AIB. The book, priced at €19.95, features 3D representations of over 380 courses

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

EIGCA Diploma details

More details are now available about the postgraduate diploma that marks the start of a new and enlarged education programme for students of golf course architecture, who will gain experience in different parts of Europe, with different climates and different technical challenges

TaylorMade r7 quad wins ‘Today’s Golfer‘ award

In the 2004 ‘Today’s Golfer‘ equipment awards TaylorMade-adidas Golf won two categories and finished highly commended in five others

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Chinese golf shows merge

Following the merger of The China (Beijing) International Golf Expo and The PGA Show Asia, the combined PGA Show Asia- 4th China (Beijing) International Golf Expo 2005 will be held at World Trade Centre, Beijing, 10th to 12th June

Two product launches by Callaway

Callaway Golf has introduced its new Big Bertha Titanium 454 Driver, the largest driver the Company has ever brought to market, and X-18 Irons, the latest version of the best-selling X-Series. Shipments to retailers will start at the beginning of January

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Championship course is part of €200m Kinsale investment

The new €200m Kinsale Harbour Resort is to be managed by Hyatt International and PGA Golf Management. It will create up to 800 jobs for Co Cork through link up between XCES Projects, Hyatt International and PGA Golf Management

New managing director for Glendale

Nick Temple-Heald has been appointed to head this leading UK supplier of diverse green services to golf courses, local authorities, private companies and housing associations

GPS Industries appoints GEPSCO for European markets

The UK-based golf industry distributor is to market GPSI products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, France and Portugal

Friday, December 17th, 2004

Onetee that saves money

After many years of trials and countless design changes, two British pensioners, Jim Rimmer and Lol Jones, launched their Adjustable Height Golf Tee at Première Golf 2003. A year later and their tees are fitted on ranges throughout the UK and the rest of Europe

Golf World awards 2005

These are the first national awards to recognise achievement in all aspects of golf club life, from the work of the golf professional to club support for juniors, and the first awards to be voted for by golfers who are members of golf clubs and to be supported by a national magazine

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Callaway Golf launches search for CEO

Current CEO William C. Baker, who was appointed to the CEO position on 2nd August, will lead the search. Mr. Baker also serves as chairman of the board and has been a director of Callaway Golf since 1994

A very special offer from Carnoustie

From 1st April to 31st October next year golfers can play all three Carnoustie courses for just over £100. All three rounds have to be played in three days or less, the idea being that the combination ticket will get visitors to stay in Carnoustie for longer

PING G2 Iron ranked no. 1 in America

Both the Darrell Survey Consumer Report and the separate Golf Datatech On-Course and Off-Course Report rated the G2 as America’s No. 1 iron during 2004. The G2 irons have also been hugely successful in Europe where PING has sold more irons than in any previous year

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

An unrivalled information resource

The library of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects is being developed as an information centre for golf course design, including works exploring the environmental impact of golf as well as practical guides to irrigation and greenkeeping

Cobra reports huge pre book sales

Acushnet’s leading game improvement brand is delighted with the overwhelming trade response to the launch of its Baffler Utility Club

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Top golf designer honoured by tour operators

Robert Trent Jones Junior was presented with an honorary award for his outstanding contribution to the development of golf across the world by members of IAGTO, during their recent awards ceremony at the Estoril Casino

Monday, December 13th, 2004

New qualification in golf course architecture

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has announced the launch of a new post-graduate Diploma in Golf Course Architecture

TaylorMade Golf introduces r7 quad ht

This variation of the popular r7 quad has been introduced for higher handicap golfers

Turkish venue for INVgolf 2005

The INVgolf investment forum 2005 will take place next April at Gloria Golf Resort, Belek, Antalya

Friday, December 10th, 2004

An extra day for Fairway 2005

Next year’s show in Munich will run for three days, giving visitors a better chance of taking in all the events associated with the 11th Golf Course Congress as well as the trade show, where more than 120 exhibitors are expected

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

China report now available

The Sports Industries Federation report presents a snapshot of the market, provides an understanding of how the industry in China operates and relevant issues of doing business in China, and illustrates the opportunities and barriers within selected sport sectors including golf. Copes are available free of charge