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GBD gains momentum as first choice for industry professionals

12.40am 10th December 2009 - Media - This story was updated on Monday, June 21st, 2010

With inside information on the people, products and places that really matter in the industry, Golf Business Development magazine (GBD) has released its fourth issue to the international golf trade.

This issue focuses on every aspect of golf business, from insight into the Olympics, Seve Ballesteros, the work of IMG, new golf events, and dispatches from our roving reporter at both the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Kuala Lumpur and the GCMA Conference in Leicestershire. GBD brings you Jack Nicklaus’s opinion on rule changes, an environmental wake-up call from the GEO, good practice in club management, marketing and growing the game, and a wealth of news on the very best products that will help PGA professionals to make revenue in the golf shop.

Through GBD’s unique ‘joined-up thinking’, the magazine covers the whole golf trade in its editorial scope and has quickly become a vital business resource and the ‘must-read’ golf trade publication. This strong 60-page edition of GBD has reached the most influential players in the industry.

If you have missed out on a copy you can find GBD online at (see ‘Current Issue’) and 8,000 plus readers of Golf Business News.Com can access the magazine via a button on the news pages.

With highest-quality, industry-leading editorial content, a superb reader distribution story, great design features and a strong understanding of what the advertiser needs to promote a product/service successfully, its publishers say GBD is now the natural choice for golf companies who are seeking new ways to communicate with their customers.

New to the expanding GBD team for December is advertising manager Ross Jones. Ross, 26, is a gifted registered professional golfer based in Somerset who, when not making sales calls in the office and helping customers, can be found sinking putts as he bids to make it to the European Tour. Having competed at a high level in the amateur game and played one European Tour event so far, Ross is an accomplished student of the game and a strong addition to the GBD team. Readers wishing to talk to Ross to find out more about GBD promotional opportunities can contact him on +44 (0)7878 750414 and

GBD editor Ben Evans said: “We are delighted to welcome Ross Jones to GBD. I am sure he will also be welcomed by our customers for his professionalism and enthusiasm and it will be great to have at least one decent golfer on the team!

“Ross joins us at a time when GBD is gaining a real momentum as, we believe, the most enjoyed golf trade magazine on the market. Response to the first four issues has been fabulous but we want to build on this and up our game further for 2010. The year ahead will be a difficult one for the industry and we believe the business information and advice we can offer could give many of our growing readership a real edge as we all prepare for a new golf season.”

* For editorial matters contact Ben Evans on +44 (0)1747 820384/+44 (0)7789 722853, or Geoff Russell on +44 (0)1865 340759. Email, For advertising enquiries call Ross Jones on +44 (0)7878 750414 and email See also

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