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News Archive for 2011


Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Top Stories of 2011

Ten best-read stories published on GBN.com in 2011


Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Belfry Golf Resort is ‘under offer’

There has been at least one firm offer to purchase The Belfry from the consortium of banks that took control of the property earlier this year. The price is rumoured to be around £90m

Golf Live and GBD to reward a great innovator

Golf Live and GBD magazine are running a competition which could be of real interest to creative golf manufacturers or suppliers

Golf in the spotlight at BBC awards

In 50 years only two golfers have been SPOTY – this year three of them are in with a chance

Best GBD magazine yet?

GBD provides industry professionals with the perfect antidote – 60 pages of the best quality read in golf to beat the winter blues .....read the full story »

MH Systems – an apology

Clarification about the story ‘Welcome to Cobra’ published last Friday


Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Working for Golf 2011

A film chronicling the past year at The R&A will premiere on Sky Sports tonight (Wednesday, 21 December) .....read the full story »

Viva la Vida

Golfing greats help Foundation reach £2m in tribute to Seve Ballesteros

PING introduces iPING Skins Game

PING announces a major update to its popular iPING™ App for iPhone and iPod touch that adds a gaming feature .....read the full story »

St. Andrew Golf Art Adds Artist to its Online Gallery

St. Andrews Golf Art has added a new artist, Margaret Evans, to its select stable of internationally noted talent .....read the full story »

Schüco joins forces with The European Tour

The European Tour has welcomed Schüco into the Official Supplier family as the Tour’s environmental partner .....read the full story »


Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

LDC Exits Investment in American Golf

American Golf is Europe’s leading multi-channel specialist retailer of golf equipment and accessories, with a portfolio of 88 stores across the UK and Northern Ireland and a major online presence .....read the full story »

PING’s Solheim proposes Golf Ball Distance Rating System

John Solheim, Chairman & CEO of PING, is proposing that golf’s rule making bodies consider a “Ball Distance Rating” system (BDR) that would replace today’s single golf ball limit with three different ball distance limits

Home Golf Unions Agree Pioneering Legal Support Service

The Golfing Unions of England, Scotland and Wales have jointly-contracted an agreement to provide clubs with free compliance support through specialist golf service providers, The Xact Group

Softspikes’ Study Outlines the Benefits of Cleated Golf Shoes

Tests determine that shoes featuring replaceable golf cleats consistently outperform cleatless shoes in all areas

Callaway Golf appoints Justin Timberlake as Creative Director

Timberlake to help drive marketing and brand direction for Callaway and its 2012 Product Line

Smithco sprayer proves its worth at Beech Park Golf Club

The Smithco Spray Star 1000 was purchased from local Ransomes Jacobsen distributor, Kevin Broderick Ltd .....read the full story »

PGA Catalunya Resort has ‘best’ short game academy

Q School winner David Dixon says PGA Catalunya Resort’s new short game academy is best on European Tour


Monday, December 19th, 2011

Jack Nicklaus to help Launch Golf 2.0 at PGA Merchandise Show

Golf 2.0, golf’s new strategic plan to grow participation in the game, will be launched from the Show’s PGA Forum Stage on Thursday 26 January .....read the full story »

Emiliano Grillo Signs with IMG

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo has signed with IMG, the world’s leading sports, fashion and media company, for worldwide management and marketing representation .....read the full story »

Scottish Confidence in Golf Tourism on the Up

The Scottish golf industry showed encouraging signs of improvement during a buoyant 2011 according to a new study carried out by Golf Tourism Scotland. .....read the full story »

Inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Europe in Sweden next August

The ‘Girls Only’ Junior Tournament will Award Top Three Finishers Berths to The ANNIKA Invitational in the United States in 2013

Kenny Perry chooses new equipment for 2012

Adams Golf has reached a multi-year agreement with the PGA and Champions Tour player beginning in 2012 .....read the full story »


Friday, December 16th, 2011

Peter Alliss and Sandy Lyle honoured by The World Golf Hall of Fame

Peter Alliss and Sandy Lyle, two of Britain’s most celebrated golfing figures, will be honoured for their contribution to the game next year when they are inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame .....read the full story »

GOLFBREAKS.COM reports 13% rise in Golfers taking breaks in 2011

Escalating popularity of European and rest of the world destinations, coupled with brand loyalty, results in increased bookings for Europe’s largest golf travel company