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May 17th, 2017

The excitement is building as we approach next week’s BMW PGA Championship and many of today’s news items will be next week’s talking points. Please let me know if you would like to arrange a meeting at Wentworth.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Where Are We Now? 38 Days To Go at Le Golf National

Where Are We Now? 38 Days To Go at Le Golf National

Ryder Cup Business     4:27 pm, August 21, 2018

A summer of so little rain has been the main issue for the Albatros course at Le Golf National over the last several weeks. Hand watering of the greens has been necessary, says course superintendent Alejandro Reyes, while he has been overseeding some of the weaker areas of growth while waiting for the rain to fall

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The Ryder Cup trophy visits Ipswich

The Ryder Cup trophy visits Ipswich

Ryder Cup Business     4:20 pm, August 21, 2018

With just 39 days to go until the start of The 2018 Ryder Cup, the trophy visited the Jacobsen manufacturing facility in Ipswich yesterday

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Club Car fleet arrives at Le Golf National in readiness for The 2018 Ryder Cup

Club Car fleet arrives at Le Golf National in readiness for The 2018 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     2:45 pm, August 21, 2018

The world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, with the assistance of two of its official EMEA distributors, Buggyman and AS2G, has delivered an initial fleet of 350 golf car and turf utility vehicles to Le Golf National

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The importance of sharpening at Le Golf National

The importance of sharpening at Le Golf National

Ryder Cup Business     2:27 pm, August 21, 2018

Brice Rué, Head Mechanic at Le Golf National. Brice has been working at the Le Golf National since 2012.  In the run up to the Ryder Cup, his team will have up to 100 machines to work on

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The Ryder Cup; After A Slow Start Commerce Catches On

The Ryder Cup; After A Slow Start Commerce Catches On

Ryder Cup Business     2:26 pm, August 21, 2018

In 1949, the PGA’s Ryder Cup balance sheet showed assets of £176 and The Match was played at Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire after Scarborough Corporation offered a £5,000 guarantee. In 1957 a six-day ticket for all the practice and match days cost £2

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IAGTO Launches French Golf Tourism Website

IAGTO Launches French Golf Tourism Website

Ryder Cup Business     2:26 pm, August 21, 2018

The new website by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators aims to assist both Ryder Cup fans and any other golfers with details about French courses and culture, writes Ross Biddiscombe

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PGA Of America Tees Off 2018 Ryder Cup Trophy Tour

PGA Of America Tees Off 2018 Ryder Cup Trophy Tour

Ryder Cup Business     2:26 pm, August 21, 2018

The Tour, which will build support and excitement for the United States Ryder Cup Team and the spirit of the Ryder Cup, concludes on Sept. 16, two weeks before the U.S. looks to defend the Cup

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Iconic Ryder Cup Logo on Peter Millar Apparel and Accessories

Iconic Ryder Cup Logo on Peter Millar Apparel and Accessories

Ryder Cup Business     2:25 pm, August 21, 2018

Renowned as one of the world’s leading luxury golf lifestyle brands, Peter Millar has been an Official Licensee with Ryder Cup Europe since 2012

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US Kids Venice Open Brings Sustainability to Young Golfers

US Kids Venice Open Brings Sustainability to Young Golfers

Management Topics     3:15 pm, August 18, 2018

Event organisers and venues build on last year’s commitment and achievements

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59club Launch ‘Member Exit Survey’ Assisting Clubs To Combat Cancellations

59club Launch ‘Member Exit Survey’ Assisting Clubs To Combat Cancellations

Management Topics     3:06 pm, August 18, 2018

Golf & leisure clubs stand to retain more members as 59club launch their ‘member exit’ survey product into their my59 sales & service benchmarking software

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Caddington’s 9 hole extension opens for play

Caddington’s 9 hole extension opens for play

Courses     3:01 pm, August 18, 2018

The new 9 hole course extension at Caddington Golf Club, within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, incorporates the re-routing of the existing 18-hole course to create a new 27-hole golf course layout, designed by Gaunt Golf Design and built by McGee Construction Group, the course owners

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Otterbine And Toro Irrigation In Hole Refresh At John O’Gaunt

Otterbine And Toro Irrigation In Hole Refresh At John O’Gaunt

Courses     2:53 pm, August 18, 2018

When it was time for a hole four refresh at Bedfordshire’s John O’Gaunt Golf Club the par three hole on the John O’Gaunt course was enhanced by a 1500m2 lake with two Otterbine fountains and eight Toro Infinity sprinklers

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New Forest opens new John Deere turf outlet

New Forest opens new John Deere turf outlet

Corporate     2:44 pm, August 18, 2018

John Deere dealer New Forest Farm Machinery Ltd has opened a new turf equipment outlet at Cadbury Business Park in Sparkford, near Yeovil in Somerset

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Rental Firm’s Business Rises Hire And Higher

Rental Firm’s Business Rises Hire And Higher

Travel     2:38 pm, August 18, 2018

Leading rental agency Clubs to Hire has enjoyed a bumper first six months of 2018 and recorded its best June trading figures since its launch in 2010 - with the business on target to rent more than 75,000 sets of clubs in the calendar year

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Foxhills New General Manager To Drive £25m Development

Foxhills New General Manager To Drive £25m Development

People     2:34 pm, August 18, 2018

Foxhills Club & Resort has appointed Tej Walia as general manager. After starting his impressive career at Oberoi hotels, Kempinski and Grand Hyatt, the new Foxhills GM then spent eight years at Hilton developing his management acumen

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Golf Tourism Gurus Golfasian Join AGIF

Golf Tourism Gurus Golfasian Join AGIF

Corporate     2:28 pm, August 18, 2018

Founded in 1997 and now with more than 100 staff in 11 locations, Golfasian has been instrumental in the growth in popularity of golf tourism to and from Asia

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  1. Fairmont St Andrews Appoints New Golf Director
  2. Boomers and Swingers to benefit from owner’s World Cup experience
  3. Grahame Taylor Appointed Course Manager of Dumbarnie Golf Links
  4. Amenity Forum statement on the use of glyphosate
  5. Bauer Media partners with VPAR
  6. Paul Williams appointed as General Manager of Toptracer Europe
  7. CMAE Conference – Early Bird Saving Ends 31 August
  8. Female participation already on the rise in UK & Ireland
  9. BTME 2019: The evolution continues
  10. Caddington’s 9 hole extension opens for play

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