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June 23rd, 2017

Lorne Smith has assembled an excellent panel of experts to lead discussions at his ‘Running-Golf Day’ on 4th September. This provides a unique opportunity for club administrators, greenkeepers and all interested golfers to learn about the key greenkeeping issue for the future and I am pleased to have this opportunity to bring the event to your attention.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Muira launches online platform to sell clubs directly to consumers

Muira launches online platform to sell clubs directly to consumers

New Products     10:42 am, December 11, 2018

Japanese premium clubmaker Miura Golf has announced that it now selling fully assembled golf clubs directly to consumers from its new website. Miura’s new e-commerce platform allows golfers to pair Miura’s high quality forged steel clubheads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs. […]

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Toptracer expansion continues with Kiwi courses

Toptracer expansion continues with Kiwi courses

Corporate     9:15 am, December 11, 2018

Toptracer Range is continuing its worldwide revolution of practice range facilities as a duo of leading venues in New Zealand have chosen to invest in the company’s state-of-the-art technology. The first two destinations in New Zealand to join the ever-growing list of venues to install Toptracer Range technology, Auckland-based Remuera Golf Club and Golf Warehouse […]

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Wilson Golf unveils D7 irons with RE-AKT Technology

Wilson Golf unveils D7 irons with RE-AKT Technology

New Products     9:00 am, December 11, 2018

Wilson Golf has taken the aesthetics from its award-winning FG Tour V6and C300 irons and combined it with ground-breaking super game improvement technology with the launch of its revolutionary Wilson Staff D7 distance irons for the 2019 season. The clubs couple the thinnest iron face ever produced by the brand in any distance model with the addition of […]

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Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Sponsorship     2:56 pm, December 10, 2018

Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open and Race to Dubai champion, has been named as the 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, winning the prestigious annual award for the first time. A panel comprising members of the golfing media chose Molinari to be the recipient of the distinguished prize following a magnificent 12 months […]

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John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

People     2:45 pm, December 10, 2018

The funeral of John Greasley will take place on Wednesday 12th December with the ceremony at 11.30am at the Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, ST18 0XZ England. This will be followed by a wake at The Tavern, College Road, Denstone, Uttoxeter, ST14 5HR.

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PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:51 am, December 10, 2018

The second PGA Members’ International Conference proved to be bigger and better in 2018 following its return to the Laguna Phuket resort in Thailand. The conference, held from November 11-14, brought together almost 50 PGA Members and delegates from 16 countries to Asia’s finest fully-integrated resorts and home of the first PGA-branded facility in Thailand. […]

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Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Courses     11:45 am, December 10, 2018

PGA Catalunya Resort has unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance. The Golf Hub was opened in a ceremony by 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who was on an annual visit to […]

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New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

Growing the Game     11:36 am, December 10, 2018

Girls Golf Rocks will be back for 2019 – with plans to involve even more girls and spread the recruitment programme further across the country. For 2019, another five counties will join the successful programme: Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Worcestershire. In total, 26 counties will be running Girls Golf Rocks next year. The others […]

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Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Corporate     10:34 am, December 10, 2018

Golfers heading to Malaga in search of warm weather can benefit from new top-of-the-range rental clubs when staying at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía, in Estepona. The hotel has struck a deal with Clubs to Lease – an offshoot of the market-leading rental agency Clubs to Hire – to lease sets of Callaway Rogue clubs for […]

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Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Travel     10:05 am, December 10, 2018

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago’s growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination. At just 57km long and with a maximum width of 22km, any part of Madeira can be reached from the capital, Funchal, in less than […]

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GBN Interview: Jim Croxton   

GBN Interview: Jim Croxton  

Interviews     9:37 am, December 8, 2018

As the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition approaches, Jim Croxton, CEO of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association, sat down with GBN contributor Ross Biddiscombe to discuss not only the new look for the January event but also the urgent need for a change in the way that some golf clubs manage their course-management staff […]

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Puma Golf unveils Spring/Summer 2019 apparel range

Puma Golf unveils Spring/Summer 2019 apparel range

New Products     3:27 pm, December 7, 2018

Puma Golf's Spring/Summer 2019 apparel and accessories collection for men, women and juniors features streetwear inspired designs blended with the brand's heritage performance gear for the ultimate in comfort and style that wears well both on and off course

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New sales appointments for SkyCaddie and SkyTrak

New sales appointments for SkyCaddie and SkyTrak

Corporate     2:59 pm, December 7, 2018

PGA professionals Ian Singleton and Richard Tinworth are now representing SkyHawke Technologies, which sells the SkyCaddie, SkyTrak and SkyPro brands throughout the UK and Europe

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Terry Healy Is first Power Tee® Driving Range Brand Ambassador

Terry Healy Is first Power Tee® Driving Range Brand Ambassador

People     2:51 pm, December 7, 2018

Terry Healy, the owner of Portsmouth Golf Centre, becomes the very first Power Tee® Driving Range Brand Ambassador - joining the illustrious list of Ambassadors, which includes Jim Furyk, Thomas Bjorn, Paul Lawrie and Mitchell Spearman

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Cam Ranh Scores Major Win at Asian Golf Awards

Cam Ranh Scores Major Win at Asian Golf Awards

Courses     2:32 pm, December 7, 2018

One of Vietnam’s newest golf courses, KN Golf Links – Cam Ranh, made a stellar debut at the 2018 Asian Golf Awards in Thailand recently, winning the prize for Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific

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Is Your Marketing Being Done “The Wrong Way Round”?

Is Your Marketing Being Done “The Wrong Way Round”?

Opinion     2:24 pm, December 7, 2018

Opinion Piece by John King Co-Founder of Golf Marketing University

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STRI Group appoints turfgrass consultant Gwynn Davies

STRI Group appoints turfgrass consultant Gwynn Davies

People     11:58 am, December 7, 2018

STRI Group has appointed Gwynn Davies as a turfgrass consultant to support extensive business growth and service development in the UK and overseas markets. Gwynn is a well-known figure in the sports turf industry, and has accumulated a wealth of specialist experience during his 15-year career. Initially gaining a first class honours degree in Turfgrass […]

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Big Max rolls out new travel covers

Big Max rolls out new travel covers

New Products     10:15 am, December 7, 2018

Big Max has announced two new travel covers for 2019, each with their own innovative design. The Big Max Aqua TCS (£149.99) is a six-wheel cover that combines the brand’s waterproof technology with the innovative Travel Connection System, which enables connection to the golfer’s luggage via the handle that turns two pieces of luggage in to […]

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R&A unveils Modernised Rules of Golf App for Chinese market

R&A unveils Modernised Rules of Golf App for Chinese market

Growing the Game     9:56 am, December 7, 2018

The R&A and the China Golf Association have jointly announced the launch of the 2019 Players Edition of Rules of Golf mobile application in Chinese, a completely redesigned stand-alone and interactive tool that allows Chinese golfers to access to the modernised rules from all mobile devices. The new application, available online through app stores on […]

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Six Countries Achieve European Education Level System Recognition From PGAs of Europe

Six Countries Achieve European Education Level System Recognition From PGAs of Europe

Corporate     9:48 am, December 7, 2018

The PGA of Denmark, PGA of Holland, PGA of Italy, PGA of Norway, PGA of Poland and PGA of Spain are the latest PGAs of Europe Member Countries to achieve European Education Level System recognition of their professional education programmes

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RBH venues rank highly in Golf World’s new resort rankings

RBH venues rank highly in Golf World’s new resort rankings

Travel     9:42 am, December 7, 2018

All eight RBH-managed golf resorts have made it into Golf World‘s new top 100 GB&I ‘Ultimate Stay-and-Play’ venues – with Slaley Hall named England’s fourth best resort. The Hexham, Northumberland venue was 24th in the list, with Aldwark Manor, York, also creeping into the top 50 at 46. Oulton Hall, Leeds, was 58th, Belton Woods, […]

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Toro expands fleet at Mid Kent Golf Club

Toro expands fleet at Mid Kent Golf Club

Courses     9:36 am, December 7, 2018

Mid Kent Golf Club’s newly appointed course manager, Darryl Manion, has committed to increasing the club’s Toro fleet with a renewal agreement and four new machinery purchases in his first three months at the club in Gravesend. Manion arrived at Mid Kent Golf in 2000 and has worked his way up the club through senior […]

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Thomas International Joins PGAs of Europe Supplier Group

Thomas International Joins PGAs of Europe Supplier Group

Corporate     9:31 am, December 7, 2018

Thomas International, leading provider of psychometric tools and solutions, has partnered with the PGAs of Europe as an Official Supplier, offering developmental expertise to the association and its 38 member country PGAs

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Last week's most read stories

  1. R&A unveils Modernised Rules of Golf App for Chinese market
  2. GBN Interview: Jim Croxton  
  3. Goodwood wins ‘Business Initiative of the Year’ at Club Mirror Awards
  4. Glenmuir extends partnership with The PGA
  5. The Belfry’s Executive Head Chef Wins Award
  6. RBH venues rank highly in Golf World’s new resort rankings
  7. Big Max rolls out new travel covers
  8. STRI Group appoints turfgrass consultant Gwynn Davies
  9. Toro expands fleet at Mid Kent Golf Club
  10. Scotland’s Golf Coast’s answer to the changing face of golf ‘9L9’

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