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July 22nd, 2014

Today we introduce a new editorial department of GBN.com. Golf course architect Howard Swan writes about ‘Safety On The Golf Course’ and we invite readers to send us their views about this most important of topics using the email address provided at the end of the article.

These ‘Opinion’ pieces will be a regular feature of our golf business coverage.

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Annual awards winners announced at BIGGA Welcome Celebration

Annual awards winners announced at BIGGA Welcome Celebration

People     10:29 am, January 24, 2018

The Welcome Celebration saw the greenkeeping teams at The Wentworth Club and Deeside Golf Club honoured, while the ‘most north-westerly’ greenkeeper in mainland Britain, Alistair Morrison, also received an award

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Rain Bird appoints Rigby Taylor as UK golf products distributor

Rain Bird appoints Rigby Taylor as UK golf products distributor

People     9:54 am, January 24, 2018

Golf course managers will continue to access products through the UK-wide network of approved Rain Bird contractors, but they will now receive additional support, new product information and after-sales service from Rigby Taylor’s 50-strong sales force

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Club Car introduces new Tempo™ golf cars at BTME

Club Car introduces new Tempo™ golf cars at BTME

New Products     9:49 am, January 24, 2018

New vehicle features Club Car’s Visage Fleet Management system to further improve course management capabilities

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NGF Top-100 Businesses recognizes Nicklaus

NGF Top-100 Businesses recognizes Nicklaus

Management Topics     9:48 am, January 24, 2018

Nicklaus Companies continues its momentum by opening 2018 with recognition from NGF as one of the Top-100 Businesses in Golf

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Iseki UK & Ireland Sign With Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Iseki UK & Ireland Sign With Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Corporate     9:48 am, January 24, 2018

Iseki UK & Ireland has chosen Hitachi Capital to provide floor-plan services to its network of 60 dealers across the UK. The companies also announce their intent to run attractive and innovative retail finance options later in the year

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Inventors Spotlight for Innovative Golf Products at PGA Merchandise Show

Inventors Spotlight for Innovative Golf Products at PGA Merchandise Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     7:48 am, January 24, 2018

Inventors of new golf training and teaching aids, accessories and equipment will be able to gauge the interest of more than 40,000 attending PGA Professionals, golf industry leaders and media from around the world at the Inventors Spotlight during the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-26, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

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Felixstowe Ferry Scales Up Fairway Aeration Programme

Felixstowe Ferry Scales Up Fairway Aeration Programme

Courses     7:41 am, January 24, 2018

Suffolk-based club chooses Toro and TYM combination

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Golfers’ Travel Insurance Comes With Added Benefits

Golfers’ Travel Insurance Comes With Added Benefits

Travel     7:28 am, January 24, 2018

Golfers purchasing a new insurance product launched by Million Dollar Holdings will benefit from the opportunity to save money with membership of the Million Dollar Club

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TALON Up For Two Technology Awards

TALON Up For Two Technology Awards

New Products     11:38 pm, January 23, 2018

Ojee Golf's unique training aid, the TALON MK2, is in the running for two ‘gongs' at this year's Sports Technology Awards, to be held in London, in May.

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FlingGolf To Be Exhibited at PGA Merchandise Show

FlingGolf To Be Exhibited at PGA Merchandise Show

Growing the Game     11:32 pm, January 23, 2018

Fastest growing hybrid sport in the U.S. expands on over 400 courses in 2017

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Lamkin Named in National Golf Foundation Top 100 Businesses in Golf

Lamkin Named in National Golf Foundation Top 100 Businesses in Golf

Corporate     11:31 pm, January 23, 2018

The National Golf Foundation’s biennial list recognises the most influential, successful and innovative companies, organisations and associations in the golf industry

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Topgolf Positively Impacting Traditional Golf, study finds

Topgolf Positively Impacting Traditional Golf, study finds

Growing the Game     11:55 pm, January 22, 2018

The latest National Golf Foundation Survey found both golfers and non-golfers have an increased interest in traditional golf after playing Topgolf

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PowaKaddy Announced as UK #1 Electric Trolley Brand In 2017

PowaKaddy Announced as UK #1 Electric Trolley Brand In 2017

Corporate     11:52 pm, January 22, 2018

PowaKaddy has been confirmed as market-leader in the UK electric trolley sector.  According to Golf DataTech*, the golf industry research specialists, PowaKaddy outsold all other electric trolley manufacturers put together by units and by value in 2017

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PING re-signs Lee Westwood to equipment contract

PING re-signs Lee Westwood to equipment contract

Sponsorship     11:51 pm, January 22, 2018

Continuing an affiliation that goes back to his teen years with PING, Lee Westwood has signed another multi-year agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim has announced

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Meldrum House a Peaceful Haven Thanks to Jacobsen

Meldrum House a Peaceful Haven Thanks to Jacobsen

Courses     11:50 pm, January 22, 2018

Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course has invested in golf course maintenance equipment and vehicles from Textron Golf to reduce noise levels around the hotel grounds

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aboutGolf’s New Technology Series Showcased at PGA Merchandise Show

aboutGolf’s New Technology Series Showcased at PGA Merchandise Show

New Products     11:50 pm, January 22, 2018

aboutGolf is showcasing an aG Curve, PGA TOUR Widescreen simulator with an upgraded Canon 4K projector, and aG's new 1400 series technology at the PGA Merchandise Show this week in Orlando

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Tallis Amos Group takes on BS Mowers

Tallis Amos Group takes on BS Mowers

Corporate     11:49 pm, January 22, 2018

Agriculture and turf dealership Tallis Amos Group Limited (TAG) has acquired the trade and assets of Bristol based professional turf dealer BS Mowers Limited, as part of John Deere’s ‘Dealer of Tomorrow’ strategy.

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Certificate in Greenkeeping Launched

Certificate in Greenkeeping Launched

Management Topics     11:47 pm, January 22, 2018

Backed by The R&A, The Asian Golf Industry Federation, the region’s umbrella golfing body, has launched a Certificate in Greenkeeping, the first of its kind in Asia

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Acushnet Holdings Corp. acquires Links & Kings

Acushnet Holdings Corp. acquires Links & Kings

Corporate     11:46 pm, January 22, 2018

Acushnet has announced the acquisition of Links & Kings, the Utah-based maker of Handcrafted Leather Golf Products

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Clubs to Hire Opens three new locations in Australia

Clubs to Hire Opens three new locations in Australia

Travel     11:46 pm, January 22, 2018

Clubs to Hire has expanded it offering into a new continent following the announcement of three new locations in Australia.

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  4. SkyCaddie’s new GPS feature ‘makes laser obsolete’ in PGA final
  5. Samantha Head Brings Wealth of LET Experience To love.golf
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  7. St Mellion Soars in Top 100 GB&I Resorts rankings
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  9. Golf Business Innovation Show – Programme Announced
  10. Parliamentary Golf Group welcomes The R&A’s Chief Executive to Westminster

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