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News Archive for 2006

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Praia D’El Rey wins 2007 European Golf Resort of the Year

The award was given by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) the full story »

‘Commit to junior golf‘ campaign

Golf Foundation campaign asks all club golfers to pay an optional £2 levy on their annual subscription pointing out that junior members, often brought into the game as a result of the dedicated work of the Golf Foundation, contribute many hundreds of thousands of pounds to golf club revenue the full story »

Mike says farewell to The Groundsman

Mike Beardall, editor of The Groundsman for the last 11 years, has left the position to take on new projects. His role has been taken over by Trevor Ledger, a former editor of Golf Course News International the full story »

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Economics to the Fore!

The first-ever PGA Global Economic Summit on trends influencing the golf industry will be conducted at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show the full story »

Azalea the new force in the golf industry

The Azalea Group offers a complete PR, marketing and management service for the golf industry the full story »

SportsRevolution drives success into golf

The company, which has exclusive rights to over 62 football and rugby clubs around the UK, has formed a joint venture with GP Ads to market internationally the satellite screens installed on golf buggies the full story »

Troon Golf to manage Faldo & O’Connor courses

The agreement will see Troon Golf manage all golf operations at the €500 million golf and leisure five-star Amendoeira resort in the district of Silves in the Algarve which is scheduled for Phase One completion in late 2007 the full story »

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 Launches Golfalot.TV

The UK’s biggest golf consumer website has launched, its own online TV channel with exclusive video content the full story »

AboutGolf partners with Decathlon

AboutGolf Europe has been selected by leading European sports retail group Decathlon to install six state of the art indoor golf simulators into selected stores. Simulators have been credited with achieving average sales increases of 700 sets of clubs per store per year.‘ the full story »

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Award for Czech Golf Tourism

The Czech Republic was declared ‘Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year 2007’ at the 7th IAGTO Awards held during the International Golf Travel Market in Marbella, last week the full story »

Caught in the Act

A high-quality video surveillance system has already proved its worth in catching thieves at the Kendleshire Golf Club – and new uses are constantly being found the full story »

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Great event exposure for PING Collection

The company’s association with both the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond and the WGC-American Express Championship at The Grove has paid significant dividends the full story »

EDH Sport secures £1.1m investment

Venture capital company HBD has pumped £1.1m/€1.6m into radar tracking technology company EDH to help it make a bigger impact on the international sports arena the full story »

Nike Golf reels in Fisher

Oliver Fisher has joined the Nike Golf Tour Staff after gaining his European Tour card for the 2007 season the full story »

Swing on the Wing long drive contest

Etihad Airways entices golfers across the world to compete in their Swing on the Wing Competition in Abu Dhabi the full story »

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Montgomerie to lead speakers at Golfex Dubai 2007

Europe’s eight-time number one is to address the Global Golf Summit at the end of January.-‘

No. 7 naming competition attracts 3,000 entries so far

The search for a name for the seventh course at St Andrews Links has received another surge of interest. The deadline for entries is 12 noon on 1st December the full story »

Faldo sets a course for South Africa

Faldo Design’s first project in Southern Africa is to design two ‘championship standard’ golf courses for the new La Repose Resort project near Port Elizabeth.‘

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Expansion plans for PGA European Tour Courses

Europe’s premier golf club network has announced expansion plans that could see 15 new venues being added to the Group over the next five years the full story »

Billy Casper – Master of Golf Tour Scotland 2007

The multi-Major winner and one of golf’s greatest legends will return to Scotland in June 2007 as host to a VIP Tour to the Home of Golf.‘

MacGregor Golf seals the deal

MacGregor Golf has completed its acquisition of the Greg Norman Collection apparel business from the adidas Group.‘

EGU coaching conference proves a winner

The English Golf Union has received some exceptionally positive feedback from the delegates who attended the two day ‘Successful Coaching’ Conference at The National Golf Centre earlier this month the full story »

Spring-loaded tees for greater distance and accuracy

A range of novel tee pegs has been launched in the UK and Ireland by specialist provider of golf practice, coaching and playing aids, Birdygolf the full story »

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

US index drops by more than UK

The Golfalot Price Index has launched a USA price index to complement its UK price index to allow the golf industry to compare price trends on both sides of the Atlantic the full story »

2,000 register for Best Practice website

The success of the R&A’s Course Management Best Practice website is evidenced by the 2,000 facilities in 102 countries that have already registered the full story »