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March 22nd, 2017

I hope that readers will forgive us some self-congratulation this week as we celebrate posting our 20,000th news item.

Everything that has ever appeared on GBN.com is stored in our archive, which is searchable both by date and by key word. Furthermore, all items are also classified by news topic: corporate, courses, new products, people, property, conferences and so on. Our library of ‘Growing the Game’  stories is a veritable treasury of great ideas. Please keep them coming.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Woodhall Spa Golf Club brings in year-round aeration with Air2G2

Woodhall Spa Golf Club brings in year-round aeration with Air2G2

Courses     11:59 pm, March 21, 2017

Woodhall Spa Golf Club has acquired an Air2G2 from Campey Turf Care Systems, via the dealer Burdens

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Golf poll launched to find #scotspirit in Scotland’s best golf holes

Golf poll launched to find #scotspirit in Scotland’s best golf holes

Travel     11:58 pm, March 21, 2017

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s most beloved golf holes from almost 600 courses across the country

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Warrington GC Strikes It Lucky With Bailoy

Warrington GC Strikes It Lucky With Bailoy

Courses     11:57 pm, March 21, 2017

When Warrington Golf Club’s course was struck by lightning the voltage burnt out its 30-year-old irrigation controller and the club found itself in the market for a new system

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ABG and Greg Norman Announce a Joint Venture

ABG and Greg Norman Announce a Joint Venture

Corporate     11:56 pm, March 21, 2017

Brand Development Company and Legendary Golfer Join Forces to Expand Licensing, Endorsements and Partnership Opportunities for the Iconic Shark Brand

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Timberlake Is Latest Recruit to Join GCA 

Timberlake Is Latest Recruit to Join GCA 

People     11:55 pm, March 21, 2017

Surrey-based Ian Timberlake is the latest renowned golf industry figure to join the increasingly influential Golf Consultants Association

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Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn to represent The Shire London

Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn to represent The Shire London

People     11:49 pm, March 21, 2017

As it approaches its 10th Anniversary celebrations this summer, The Shire London welcomes Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, as Honorary Captain for 2017-18

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New Uplifting Campaign Urges UK To Be ‘Inspired by Golf’

New Uplifting Campaign Urges UK To Be ‘Inspired by Golf’

Growing the Game     11:44 pm, March 21, 2017

The ‘feel-good factor' inherent in the new QHotels ‘Inspired by Golf' initiative was epitomised by the recent TV and radio coverage of 90-year-old Brenda Chapman

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Titleist To Fit More Golfers Than Ever With Launch Of 2017 Fitting Events

Titleist To Fit More Golfers Than Ever With Launch Of 2017 Fitting Events

Corporate     11:37 pm, March 21, 2017

It’s never been easier to get custom-fit with Titleist following the unveiling of a comprehensive series of UK-wide golf club fitting events

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Jacobsen and GEO Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership

Jacobsen and GEO Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership

Corporate     12:55 am, March 20, 2017

Jacobsen announces the continuation of its support to the Golf Environment Organization

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New Scottish Golf Board Appointments Announced

New Scottish Golf Board Appointments Announced

People     12:47 am, March 20, 2017

Craigielaw GC member Keith Macdonald, Senior Marketing Manager at Tesco Bank, and Addi Shamash, a former Scotland international who is a respected dual-qualified lawyer with HBJ Gateley, join a Board boasting a blend of business, leadership, administrative and golf expertise

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Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea Hailed A Success

Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea Hailed A Success

Management Topics     12:40 am, March 20, 2017

Last week over 400 golf club officials, golf course operators and developers attended two successful Sustainability in Golf seminars staged by The R&A in Japan and Korea.

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Fleet finance package suits Dunstable Downs

Fleet finance package suits Dunstable Downs

Courses     12:37 am, March 20, 2017

The Club’s new course maintenance equipment fleet, delivered by John Deere dealer P Tuckwell Ltd, was bought on a rolling five-year programme using a John Deere Financial package including PowerGard maintenance

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Golf Captains: Celebrate your year with an ETIQUS

Golf Captains: Celebrate your year with an ETIQUS

Corporate     12:33 am, March 20, 2017

ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, is offering Club Captains free personalised engraving on any ETIQUS golf timepiece.

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Tiernan Crawford Wins Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year

Tiernan Crawford Wins Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year

People     12:29 am, March 20, 2017

The young greenkeeper, who works at Beech Park Golf Club in Dublin, was crowned Student Greenkeeper of the Year after participating in the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) Greenkeeping Training Course which is run at Naas Golf Club in Kerdiffstown, County Kildare

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Nippon Shaft Introduces Limited Blue Edition Modus3 Wedge Offering

Nippon Shaft Introduces Limited Blue Edition Modus3 Wedge Offering

New Products     12:29 am, March 20, 2017

Nippon Shaft has announced the release of the N.S. PRO MODUS3: Blue Edition, a limited run of wedge shafts that will be available exclusively as aftermarket options from all global golf retailers beginning April 20th

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PGA of America and NLN to Bring PGA Junior League Golf to Asia

PGA of America and NLN to Bring PGA Junior League Golf to Asia

Growing the Game     12:28 am, March 20, 2017

Popular team golf program for boys and girls ages 13 and under in the U.S. to debut in China this Summer

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American Golf Announces Stella Line Up For Free Golf Shows

American Golf Announces Stella Line Up For Free Golf Shows

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:28 am, March 20, 2017

Confirmed as presenter for both the London and Manchester shows is budding golfer and TV personality: Denise Van Outen. She will be hosting the main stage for the duration of both shows. Also confirmed to attend are Ladies European Tour players Carly Booth, Amy Boulden and Sophie Walker

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Bushnell Golf Advances Laser Market with The New Pro X2

Bushnell Golf Advances Laser Market with The New Pro X2

New Products     12:01 am, March 20, 2017

Slope-Switch Technology Leads Host of Premium Features on Bushnell’s Most Advanced Laser Rangefinder

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Last week's most read stories

  1. PuttView turns heads on European Tour
  2. Sales and Marketing Appointments Signal Exciting Times for FootJoy
  3. PGAs of Europe Strengthen Provision of International Golf Development Expertise
  4. Golf Business Innovation Show: New Event for Club Owners/Managers/Secretaries
  5. Gleddoch appoints Stuart Cruickshank as Golf and Leisure Manager
  6. Hashtag Golf Travel launches with Luxury Giveaway Draw
  7. Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche First in Europe with E-Z-GO ELiTE Golf Cars
  8. Global Turf Equipment Adds Golf Ventures International as Caribbean Sales Agent
  9. Peter Lowery moves to Sandiway Golf Club
  10. Qualifying venues for 2018 Senior Open Championship at St Andrews

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