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A Multi-Faceted Career

April 28th, 2017

Our congratulations go to Alan Walker on receiving the 5-Star Professional Award from the PGAs of Europe in recognition of his outstanding career as a PGA Professional.

Alan has combined the roles of PGA Professional, Golf Course Owner, R&A Ambassador for Golf in Developing Countries, Golf Course Architect, Rules Official, Tutor to both trainee club professionals and also trainee golf course architects and so much more.

Today we bring you a short interview in which Alan describes his career. Have a great May Day weekend or International Workers’ Day – whichever you prefer.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

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Brian McFadden has pledged his support for National Golf Month. The singer, who achieved global success with Westlife with songs including ‘Uptown Girl’ and ‘Queen of My Heart’, stressed the importance of growing female participation for the health of the game in the UK

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Corporate     4:00 pm, April 25, 2017

FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, is rewarding brand fans for their dedication to the game through innovative Hole19 partnership

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Alice Cooper joins Troon Awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding performances

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The British Golf Industry Association has welcomed Srixon Sports Europe as a new member. Srixon are a brand owned by Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.

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Corporate     3:58 pm, April 25, 2017

Price Turfcare, the Ventrac importer for the UK and Ireland, has appointed the Russell Group’s Groundcare Divison as their dealer for Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and north Lincolnshire

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England Golf is partnering British Speedgolf to promote the fast and fun version of the game as part of its Golf Express campaign

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Fitt For Foxhills

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Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey has appointed Chris Fitt as its new Director of Golf

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Corporate     5:51 pm, April 24, 2017

UK distributor to supply Continental markets with US putter brand

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Brand New Trilo Launched in U.K.

New Products     5:51 pm, April 24, 2017

The 2nd generation S4 vacuum sweeper from Trilo was shown in the UK for the very first time at a gathering of interested turf professionals at the East of England Showground

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