Global Edition

Golf Industry News - club professionals

Following news that a decision about the venue for the 2009 Ryder Cup Matches will not be made until July at the earliest, Tony Lewis, Chairman of the Wales Ryder Cup 2009 Bid Committee has restated the arguments for holding the event at Celtic Manor

With 225 golf professionals as members, the Foremost Group is clearly a major force in golf retail and believes that it is setting the standards for others to follow. In a year when many golf professionals have been talking about doom and gloom, the majority of Foremost’s members and all its major hardware suppliers, including Titleist, Taylor Made and Wilson, gathered for an intensive three days of buying and training in preparation for the 2001 season

Foremost was founded 15 years ago to help club professionals combat the activities of off-course discount retailers. It is now a retailing group, with 225 member golf professionals, offering buying, marketing and administration services to its members as well as training in general business skills.
EighteenGlobal has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas with operations in Great Britain and South Africa and launches in Australia and the United States planned for January 2001. Currently, more than 1,000 clubs, courses and pros have become EighteenGlobal partners. Approximately 120 of Foremost’s 225 pros were already EighteenGlobal partners prior to the acquisition