Sunday, 25th June, 2017

Stories tagged ‘PGA’


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with PGA

The Professional Golfers’ Association has reached an agreement with Laguna Golf Phuket, Thailand, to brand its new state of the art golf academy


Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Golf Pride Maintains Its Grip on PGA Official Supplier Status

Golf Pride, the company whose grips are favoured by a majority of the world’s Tour players, has extended its status as a PGA Official Supplier for another three years .....read the full story »


Monday, March 6th, 2017

Open opportunity to grow golf in Lancashire

The world’s best golfers will be heading to Royal Birkdale in Southport from July 16-23 and golf clubs across Lancashire are being urged to use The Open Championship as a springboard to growing the sport


Friday, February 10th, 2017

Big Names Out In Force For Golf Industry ‘Oscars’ 

Compered by BBC Breakfast News & Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, regarded by many as the ‘Oscars of the Golf Industry’, takes place at The Belfry, February 27, 2017


Monday, January 16th, 2017

Obituary – John Jacobs 1925-2017

Golfing legend John Jacobs OBE, described as ‘the father of modern day golf’, died on the morning of Friday 13th January 2017


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

New PGA North Secretary Paine Has Drive To Succeed

Jonathan Paine, who has been installed as PGA North regional secretary, reckons he’s embraced every job since arriving at the Bolton headquarters in 2009 including van driver and office and tournament administrator


Friday, January 6th, 2017

Age No Barrier for Big-Hitting Brenda

A golfer just weeks away from her 91st birthday is making big gains off the tee – thanks to help from a PGA coach

2017 PGA Tournament Schedule Announced

The PGA has announced the bulk of its 2017 national schedule which begins with the £41,000 Silversea Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills Club & Resort


Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

GCMA and Sports Publications agree publishing deal

The official journal of the Golf Club Managers’ Association will be published by their new media partner Sports Publications from April onwards


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

PGA Appoints Executive Director

Tristan Crew leaves the military after 18 years where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Among his achievements were drafting the military’s rehabilitation policy and establishing the Battle Back Golf programme


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Club support from England Golf creates more players and more members

The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing


Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Tributes to Popular Former PGA Captain

Warm tributes have been paid to John Stirling – one of the founders of the modern day PGA Training Programme – who has died aged 89


Friday, October 21st, 2016

First candidates commence the Diploma in Golf Club Management

Marking the culmination of two years of planning, the first candidates to enroll on the brand new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management attended the initial induction day at The PGA National Training Academy on Wednesday 19 October


Friday, October 14th, 2016

PGA Branding For Five Star Vipingo Ridge

A $50 million golf complex on the Kenyan coast has become the first in Africa to secure world-renowned PGA approval, a world recognised seal of excellence for golfers wishing to visit


Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

PGA Appoints Executive Director – Commercial

The PGA has appointed Hamish Ferguson into the role of Executive Director – Commercial .....read the full story »


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

PGA Recognition Award for Poulter

Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter will receive the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at this year’s PGA annual fundraising lunch in December


Friday, August 12th, 2016

GCMA, PGA & BIGGA launch flexible Golf Club Management qualification

Representing a fundamental shift to the approach to professional education in golf club management, the Golf Club Management Partnership announces the launch of a new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Campey 2016 Pro-Greenkeeper Challenge returns to Hart Common Golf Club, Bolton

As per previous years there will be on course spot prizes during the Pro-Am tournament, fantastic amateur prizes and a professional prize fund up £3,600 and a first prize of £1,000 if a full field of 50 is achieved on Tuesday 9th August


Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Andrew Johnston ‘Beefs up’ The Open for Golf Foundation juniors

Andrew took part in the against-the-clock ‘Open Tri-Golf Challenge’ where he beat five other Tour pros to be top of the pro leaderboard. Andrew then took his Tri-Golf form out onto Royal Troon and the rest is history


Friday, July 15th, 2016

Dame Laura Davies receives Golf Foundation Spirit of Golf Award

Dame Laura Davies became the first female recipient of the Golf Foundation’s prestigious ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award at Royal Troon on Tuesday (12th July) and celebrated by taking on local youngsters in a ‘Tri-Golf Challenge’ .....read the full story »


Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Open Championship: ‘Fantastic opportunity’ to inspire more young golfers

The R&A, one of the Golf Foundation’s major supporters, will create ‘The R&A SwingZone’ in the Spectator Village at Royal Troon for the whole of Open week


Monday, July 11th, 2016

MP Andrew Bingham Takes Golf Express Route to Raise Funding

Both England Golf and Derbyshire Golf are backing a Derbyshire MP’s fundraising golf challenge which draws attention to the new and exciting Golf Express project, the campaign to promote 9-hole golf to busy people


Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Dame Laura Davies to receive Golf Foundation ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award

Every year the Spirit of Golf Award is presented to a champion golfer considered to be truly inspirational to junior golfers, thus helping the Golf Foundation and its partners to grow the game


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

PGA Pledge To Mark The Battle Of The Somme

The PGA is marking the anniversary of the Battle of Somme by pledging to find the names of any of its members killed in the fighting. It follows the launch of Sport Remembers the Somme 1916-2016 – a campaign by the Royal British Legion which pays tribute to the sportsmen and women who gave their lives in the 141 day battle .....read the full story »


Friday, June 10th, 2016

PGA Back Parliamentary Golf Group

The PGA the R&A, England Golf, Sky and Sports Publications Ltd in backing the Group, which comprises of Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, and has the singular remit to “support the sport of golf.”