Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Inaugural R&A Nine Hole Championship at Royal Birkdale in July

The nine-hole event, which follows a successful pilot last year, is central to The R&A’s efforts to promote this form of golf as an ideal way to play the sport in less time, either recreationally or competitively for handicap purposes

“Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Week”

U.S. Golfers are asked to show their support on social media using #ThankASuper

Friday, May 5th, 2017

SMS INC. Reveal Q1 Golfing Numbers

Leading sports research company SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. has announced increased figures in its UK Golf Rounds Played study for the first quarter 2017 compared with the previous year

Golf industry unites to provide one-stop shop for education events

Anyone working or volunteering in the UK golf industry is able to access a consolidated calendar of educational events thanks to the collaboration of the industry bodies in an online Golf Education Calendar, the initiative of the Golf Education Group

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

TaylorMade Sponsoring Sawted Tee Time Reminder Service for Golfers

The service is similar to ones provided by GP practices, dentists, opticians and the NHS to remind people of their appointments

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

CCM for 13th oldest golf club in the world

Scotscraig Golf Club the 13th Oldest Golf Club in the world have announced the appointment of Derek McKenzie CCM as their new General Manager with effect from 17th of April

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Joint Statement Regarding Green-Reading Materials

The R&A and the USGA believe that a player’s ability to read greens is an essential part of the skill of putting

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Today WE ARE GOLF & Topgolf extend partnership for the USA’s National Golf Day

Free Lessons are being offered at Topgolf’s 28 Venues on April 26, the 10th Anniversary National Golf Day

The Revolution of Facebook Video for Golf Pros

A forward-thinking Golf Pro in Kent has used Facebook video advertising to generate a 900% return on investment allowing him to invest in Trackman and launch his own academy in just 4 months

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

New brand for the voice of UK Sports and Play 

The Federation of Sports and Play Associations is rebranding to re-connect with its members. The national trade umbrella body leads and supports its associations which cover businesses in the play industry, sporting goods trade and golf sector

Monday, April 24th, 2017

England Golf partners British Speedgolf – it’s Express Delivery

England Golf is partnering British Speedgolf to promote the fast and fun version of the game as part of its Golf Express campaign

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Golf tourism driving Scotland’s economy

The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf .....read the full story »

Success comes in threes

Three Club Industry professionals have recently achieved the globally recognized benchmark of excellence in Club Management by passing the Club Manager Association of Europe’s Certified Club Manager examination, raising the number of CCM’s to 39 across Europe

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Working Towards A Single World Handicap System

Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world and the R&A and the USGA are now working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Business intelligence and best practice top agenda at ETP’s annual conference

The European Tour Properties Conference brings together representatives from 23 world class golf venues for three days of professional business education, operational best practice and networking

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Essential Learning about Data Protection Law

The course is applicable to all Golf Businesses and Employees. It covers the core 8 overriding principles of data protection and includes a number of free downloads

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Fife Golf Trust delivers for golf, nature and communities

Fife has become the first local authority in the world to have all of its council owned courses achieve golf’s highest level of sustainability recognition

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

EGCOA Launch New Vision 2020 Resources: ‘Forever: Golf that Lasts’

The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) has launched a new key opportunity within its Vision 2020 project – Forever

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Foremost Members Sharpen their Focus at Spring Workshops

Hundreds of Foremost professionals once again benefitted from the retail and marketing group’s Spring Workshops which took place at member venues around the UK in February and March

Friday, March 24th, 2017

NGF Update: Golf Facilities in the U.S. – 2017 Report Released

Correction in golf course supply continues while renovations spur investment. The final 2016 count showed a net reduction of 171 courses, which amounts to a 1.2% contraction from 2015

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

England Golf Partnership work to be taken on by England Golf

The key roles of the England Golf Partnership, which for 12 years has brought together England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association, will now be taken on by England Golf

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Glendale Golf launches new era of golf membership with LoyalTee

A new era of low-commitment golf membership, offering the maximum in affordability and flexibility, has begun at Glendale Golf, operators of seven quality golf centres across the UK

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea Hailed A Success

Last week over 400 golf club officials, golf course operators and developers attended two successful Sustainability in Golf seminars staged by The R&A in Japan and Korea .....read the full story »

Friday, March 17th, 2017

intelligentgolf to sponsor the GCMA Manager of the Year award

Leading club management software provider intelligentgolf have been announced as the sponsor of the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s Manager of the Year award for 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Women Members ‘Welcome At Muirfield’

More than 80% have voted in favour of women as members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. There was a 92.7% turnout. The R&A has confirmed that Muirfield is now back on the rota of Open Championship venues .....read the full story »