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A great start for Open Week

July 15th, 2014

A series of good news stories has got Open Week off to a brilliant start. Yesterday we heard that JCB’s plans for a new £30 million golf course in Staffordshire had been given a unanimous go-ahead by planners; this morning comes word from England Golf that over 110,000 people (aged 14+) got into golf in the year to the end of March 2014 (more than double the figure for the previous 12 months) while, in the media centre at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Tiger Woods confirms that first would be ‘an acceptable finish’ for him at The Open Championship this weekend.

Tiger’s very presence will send TV viewing figures through the roof. If he gets even close to winning another Major Championship this week, the numbers both here at Hoylake and via every broadcast channel in the world will be the best for years.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golbusinessnews.com

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  2. Finance deal makes sense for Rochford Hundred
  3. Chateau des Vigiers appoints Magic Hour Media
  4. SkyCaddie’s new GPS feature ‘makes laser obsolete’ in PGA final
  5. Samantha Head Brings Wealth of LET Experience To love.golf
  6. St Mellion Soars in Top 100 GB&I Resorts rankings
  7. Professional Sports Group Appointed Agency for Bushnell Golf EMEA
  8. A Club Reborn – a new history of Royal Mid-Surrey
  9. ISEKI UK confirmed as lead sponsor of GolfBIC
  10. New partnership offers free legal helpline to clubs in England

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