Thursday, 29th June, 2017

News Archive for 2007

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Golf Travel Industry convenes at IGTM

IGTM kicked off in Cancun celebrating its first decade as the world’s premier business event in the golf calendar the full story »

Marketing Commander names director of UK business

Through its new office in Manchester, Marketing Commander looks to secure 50 accounts in its first year of business the full story »

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

BIGGA and IOG merger talks end

The Board of the Institute of Groundsmanship has announced its intention to withdraw from merger discussions with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association the full story »

Golf Industry Show exhibitor numbers swell towards records

To date 847 exhibitors have signed up and the 2008 Show is projected to have approximately 25,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors occupying 300,000 square feet of exhibition space the full story »

Environmental work achieves award

The groundbreaking work of Golf Environment Europe has been recognised by the European Golf Course Owners Association the full story »

PGA brand the Cape of Great Golf

Cape Verde is poised to become one of golf’s hottest destinations after the PGA agreed to brand an Ernie Els-designed course on the islands the full story »

People in the news

Titleist appoints European marketing manager; New General Manager at Sunbury Golf Centre; GPS Industries appoints new Chairman, CEO and COO; Architects on the move; Doctor to play mind games with Welsh golfers

GreenCast gives more

The UK’s most comprehensive dedicated turf management web site now has a new look and a host of new services. Turf managers can log on for a free no obligation trial to the complete package the full story »

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

De Vere deal signals new era for PGA Seniors Championship

One of the most prestigious tournaments on the European Seniors Tour will boast a returning title sponsor, a new venue and a substantially increased prize fund for its 52nd staging in 2008 the full story »

Managers and owners to work together

The European Golf Course Owners Association has signed an agreement of co-operation with the Club Managers Association of Europe.‘

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Scottish authorities reject Trump golf course plan

Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee has rejected plans for the Trump International Golf Links after a tie-breaking vote from the committee chairman the full story »

Golf plays it part in reducing carbon footprint

The STRI ecologist Bob Taylor has been spelling out how golf clubs can play their part in protecting natural habitats the full story »

The ‘most used’ online lesson diary in Europe

Each pro has their own online diary which they personalize to their own requirements.‘

LET announces new tournament in Gothenburg for 2008

Ladies European Tour reports great support and continued interest in women’s golf in the Nordic region, especially in Sweden.‘

Memorabilia auction to coincide with 2008 Open

Maxwells Auctioneers will hold the sale on 15th July. The salesroom is close to Manchester Airport not far from Royal Birkdale the full story »

Friday, November 30th, 2007

New KPMG Benchmark Survey unveiled

The second edition of the groundbreaking Golf Benchmark Survey has been released with the first three Regional Reports – Northern Europe, Eastern Europe and Benelux – all now available for download the full story »

Liverpool Sports Park includes pay & play golf

The multi activity sports and leisure facility will have a 9 hole “Play the World” par 3 golf course, designed by golf architect Bruce Weller the full story »

Tuscan spa & golf resort opens new course

The all-season 9 hole course at Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort was designed by the internationally-renowned architect, Ronald Fream and has receive ecological certification the full story »

Frost wine gets UK launch

PGA Tour player David Frost and his family have been in the wine business in South Africa for over 60 years the full story »

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The evolution of IGTM in a booming market

International Golf Travel Market is the world’s premier event focusing on golf travel and next week’s show in Cancun, Mexico, from 3rd-6th December, will mark the show’s 10th anniversary. There will be over 300 exhibitors representing 55 countries the full story »

Colin Montgomerie tours first course in Vietnam

The developer, Indochina Capital has committed $45 million to The Montgomerie Links Vietnam project, breaking new leisure ground in the most promising resort region yet developed in Vietnam the full story »

Golf Inc. re-launches website with digital issues access

The new site includes an update on new projects in development, a page listing golf courses for sale and access to the Golf Inc. Conference website the full story »

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

First Irish based global partner for Solheim Cup

AIB Group is to become one of four exclusive Global Partners of the largest ladies team golf event in the world. A seven figure sum has been agreed over five years the full story »

GEL making its mark on the leaderboards

Within less than a year of launching its innovative GEL Groove Putters, the Hong Kong-based golf manufacturer is making its mark at the top of the Asian Tour leaderboards the full story »

Summit Golf Brands acquires Zero Restriction

Zero Restriction joins Fairway & Greene and EP Pro, who, since January 2006, have been owned by Summit Golf Brands, a division of Northbridge Equity Partners the full story »