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Golf Business News.Com Top Twenty Stories Of 2013

12.01am 2nd January 2014 - Media

From Google Analytics, a selection of the most-read stories that were published in 2013.

Prestatyn Golf Club
Prestatyn Golf Club

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 guerrilla marketinghotoDirect 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

(from left) Adam Robert, Phil Craghill, Maxine Bates, Neil Gray and Sam Elder of GMS
(from left) Adam Robert, Phil Craghill, Maxine Bates, Neil Gray and Sam Elder of GMS

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

Lynx Golf UK managing partner, Stephanie Zinser (centre) with TV presenters Melanie Sykes (left) and Natalie Pinkham (right) at the recent party to launch the new Boom Boom 2 driver
Lynx Golf UK managing partner, Stephanie Zinser (centre) with TV presenters Melanie Sykes (left) and Natalie Pinkham (right) at the recent party to launch the new Boom Boom 2 driver

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

Dave Thomas is awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour by Chief Executive George O’Grady
Dave Thomas is awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour by Chief Executive George O’Grady

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

Dana Garmany
Dana Garmany

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

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