From Google Analytics, a selection of the most-read stories that were published in 2013.
Renowned Welsh Championship Links Golf Course For Sale
Offers in the region of £1.0 million to £1.25 million are invited for this exceptional freehold property.
Published 11th January
British Golf Brand Barred from Open Championship
John Letters of Scotland is disappointed to announce they will not be attending The Open Championship having been denied entry to practice ground by the R&A.
Published 15th July
South Weald Golf Course, Essex is offered with guide price of £1.75 million
Range of new opportunities for South Weald Golf Course in Essex as Savills ‘putts’ it on the market.
Published 12th June
Direct Golf UK: ‘Ready For The Retail Fight’
Direct Golf UK has intensified its ‘guerrilla marketing’ campaigns in an attempt to increase brand awareness and increase sales.
Published 14th November
‘Embrace technology or get left behind’ is KPMG Golf Business Forum message
Golf needs to embrace technology or get left behind’ – say influential industry leaders attending KPMG Golf Business Forum in St Andrews, Scotland
Published 7th June
Latest Participation Report is ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Golf
2012 Golf Participation report from SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. is a wake-up call for the industry but highlights opportunities for leading golf brands
Published 5th April
UK Company to Distribute GC2 Technology throughout EMEA
Surrey-based Foresight Sports Europe – previously known as Foresight Sports UK – is keen to build a full distribution network throughout the EMEA region.
Published 28th January
Talking About Social Media
GBN sits down with Golf Marketing Services’ social media arm, Adam Roberts and Sam Elder, to assess golf’s growing social media presence, the digital climate and the effect this is having on golf clubs globally.
Published 22nd March
‘Fantasy Golf Course’ at Mission Hills Hainan Island Resort
Schmidt-Curley Design’s full-scale, mini-golf experience invites family fun, answers call to grow the game. Animations of three sample holes are now available
Published 8th March
Troon Launches Pace-Of-Play Initiative Across Global Portfolio
“Troon Values Your Time” enhances the experience at Troon-managed facilities by encouraging golfers to play in a reasonable amount of time
Published 28th June
New Owners for Lynx Golf
Charles Claire LLP has acquired ownership of the Lynx golf brand in the UK and Europe.
Published 28th June
Dave Thomas: 1934 – 2013
Dave Thomas, Ryder Cup Golfer and Renowned Golf Course Designer, has died aged 79.
Published 29th August
December Interview: Robert B. Cook, CEO De Vere Hotels & Village Urban Resorts
As De Vere gets ready to launch ‘The Country Club’ – a new premium lifestyle membership being offered at the headline properties amongst the De Vere Hotels and Resorts brand – Geoff Russell of Golf Business News.com talks to Robert B. Cook.
Published 13th December
New Director of Golf Raises Benchmark at La Manga Club
La Manga Club’s new director of golf Gary Silcock is determined to continue his impressive record at Europe’s premier sports and leisure destination
Published 28th February
New Sports Retailer Opening Across the UK
Sporting Pro is a new chain of sports stores opening in the UK this autumn. Initial openings commence on 6th September, and by December there will be 14 stores.
Published 16th August
Time to Take Centre Stage
GBN.com speaks exclusively to Foremost Golf’s CEO Paul Hedges who believes golf clubs need to hand PGA professionals a more prominent role if they are to succeed in their effort to overcome the worst effects of the recession.
Published 15th February
Club Inc. announces Prince Hakeem JefriBolkiah as their Global Ambassador
Prince Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah joins Club Inc. as their Global Ambassador adding to their impressive network of individuals and brands. In recent months, Prince Hakeem successfully obtained exemption in Brunei through the AsianTourSchool in January 20.
Published 14th June
Industry Experts Unveil ‘Golf’s Ultimate Travel Search Engine’
GolfBoo’s all-new search engine designed to inform and guide golfers to the best experiences around the world.
Published 23rd May
Golf’s €15.1 Billion Impact
Golf is worth €15.1 billion annually to Europe’s economy a new study produced by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. has revealed.
Published 15th February
Nobody Does It Better
GBN talks exclusively to Dana Garmany, founder, CEO and Chairman of Troon Golf and Golf Inc.’s ‘Most Powerful Man in Golf Business’ for the last two years.
Published 22nd February