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Top Stories of 2011

1.34pm 31st December 2011 - People

Darren Clarke OBE, Open Champion 2011 (source

Number One 

Ryder Cup stars return to Walton Heath

Thirty years after Walton Heath Golf Club hosted the first Ryder Cup to be played between a combined European Team and the United States on home soil, six stars of that groundbreaking contest were reunited at the venue on the eve of The Senior Open Championship.

Number Two

Brand Events and IMG to expand Golf LIVE globally

Both partners are keen to take the event to new markets internationally, including potentially to South Africa, Australia, Asia, America, Continental Europe and also the Middle East.

Number Three

Schofield Joins Asian Tour Board of Directors

Ken Schofield, the former European Tour Executive Director, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Tour.

Number Four

Sale of Machrie Hotel and Golf Links

The Joint Administrators have sold the Machrie Hotel and the Machrie Golf Links (Islay) for an undisclosed sum to Machrie Golf LLP a partnership established by Baroness Sue Nye and her husband Gavyn Davies.

Number Five

PowerPlay Golf Is Recruiting

Following its successful TV debut at the end of May, PowerPlay Golf is on the lookout for new staff.

Number Six

Who Will Buy Acushnet?

Following the announcement that Fortune Brands is to sell off all of its golf division, well over twenty potential bidders have looked at buying the business.

Number Seven

Direct Golf UK Launch TV Channel

Direct Golf UK has unveiled an exciting new TV channel to help golfers choose the right equipment and improve their game.

Ian McMillan

Number Eight

Ian McMillan – Manager of Greens, Walton Health GC

Last night the world of golf was still trying to digest the shocking news that Ian McMillan, scion of one of most famous families in golf, had dropped dead whilst out shopping with his wife on Saturday.

Number Nine

Four More Speakers Confirmed for KPMG Forum

Leading golf brands have already confirmed their support to the KPMG Golf Business Forum, Dubai, April 17-19, 2011

Number Ten

Troon Golf Announces Leadership Change

Dana Garmany, the company’s founder, has returned as Chief Executive Officer of Troon Golf replacing Hud Hinton, who is no longer with the company.

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