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A New HQ For St Andrews Links

February 8th, 2019

Among today’s selection of leading stories from the world of golf is news about the 1,200 square-metre facility that by November 2020 will provide the Links Trust with a two-storey building that will serve as an office hub for more than 50 staff working across a range of different operational disciplines, including IT, HR, Food & Beverage, Finance, Technical Services, Tournaments, Golf and Commerce.

The building will provide staff with open-plan offices, meeting spaces and dedicated areas for the training and development of more than 400 permanent and seasonal staff employed by the Trust. All will be in place for The Open Championship’s return to St Andrews in July 2021.

Scroll through the Newsletter headlines below to find the full report.

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Parliamentary Golf Group: Recent Restructuring Explained

Parliamentary Golf Group: Recent Restructuring Explained

Opinion     11:54 am, July 19, 2019

The decision to work more closely with fewer organisations was correct, writes Craig Tracey MP (North Warwickshire) Co-Chair APPG For Golf

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The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Sets Record-Breaking Attendance

The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Sets Record-Breaking Attendance

Sponsorship     11:05 am, July 19, 2019

A record-breaking crowd of 237,750 is attending The 148th Open at Royal Portrush, setting an attendance record for a Championship staged outside St Andrews. This year’s attendance surpasses the crowd of 235,000 who attended Royal Birkdale in 2017

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PowaKaddy rolls out summer trolley promotion

PowaKaddy rolls out summer trolley promotion

Corporate     10:59 am, July 19, 2019

PowaKaddy has launched a cart bag promotion for summer which allows golfers to receive a free cart bag when purchasing a new PowaKaddy FW7s or FW7s EBS lithium trolley. The promotion launches today (July 19) and runs until midnight on August 31, entitling every golfer who buys PowaKaddy’s most premium non-GPS trolley, the FW7s or […]

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Troon International President for APGS 2019

Troon International President for APGS 2019

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:35 am, July 19, 2019

Is Asia Ready for Outsourced Management will be debated at The 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit November 4 – 6 at the multi-award winning DLF Golf and Country Club, India

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Dementia UK Announced as Official Charity of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

Dementia UK Announced as Official Charity of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

Corporate     8:49 am, July 19, 2019

Dementia UK is to benefit from fund-raising activities at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which is being held at The Renaissance Club from August 8-11. Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses […]

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New Directors of Campey Turf Care Systems

New Directors of Campey Turf Care Systems

Corporate     3:25 pm, July 18, 2019

Julia Campey has been appointed as the new managing director of Campey Turf Care Systems, with former MD, Richard Campey, taking the position of Chairman

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Paul McGinley inspires next generation with Spirit of Golf Award

Paul McGinley inspires next generation with Spirit of Golf Award

Growing the Game     3:00 pm, July 18, 2019

Paul McGinley has been presented with the Golf Foundation’s most prestigious honour, creating a buzz and inspiring watching families at Royal Portrush ahead of the 148th Open Championship

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Belton Woods appoints new Director of Golf

Belton Woods appoints new Director of Golf

People     2:44 pm, July 18, 2019

Lincolnshire golf resort Belton Woods has appointed Advanced PGA Professional Alex Davies as its new director of golf. Davies, 34, joins the four-star venue following previous roles at The Belfry, Celtic Manor and Brocket Hall

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Jimenez celebrates 700th European Tour appearance at Portrush

Jimenez celebrates 700th European Tour appearance at Portrush

People     2:25 pm, July 18, 2019

Miguel Ángel Jiménez became just the second man in the history of the European Tour to reach 700 events when he teed off at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush.. The charismatic Spaniard turned professional in 1982 and became a full member of the European Tour when he won his card at Qualifying School in 1988

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Mackenzie & Ebert publish guide to Portrush renovation

Mackenzie & Ebert publish guide to Portrush renovation

Courses     12:32 pm, July 18, 2019

Golf course design firm McKenzie & Ebert, the company tasked with renovating the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush Golf Club for its staging of the this week's Open Championship, has produced a booklet which describes the evolution of the course from its earliest days and also the changes made to the course for The Open

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Ufford Park wins environmental award

Ufford Park wins environmental award

Corporate     11:13 am, July 18, 2019

Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa in Suffolk has been awarded 'Greenest Business' at the Creating the Greenest County Awards 2019

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Mastercard partners with AIG Women’s British Open

Mastercard partners with AIG Women’s British Open

Sponsorship     8:46 am, July 18, 2019

Credit card business Mastercard will become a partner of the AIG Women’s British Open for the next three years, starting with this year’s renewal at Woburn, which begins on August 1. The announcement was made at a Mastercard-hosted Women’s Leadership Forum at Royal Portrush in support of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter

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Wassenaarse Golf Groendael Choose Jacobsen Mowers

Wassenaarse Golf Groendael Choose Jacobsen Mowers

Courses     7:30 am, July 18, 2019

Perfection is the minimum requirement at Wassenaarse Golf Groendael in The Netherlands, and a new fleet of Jacobsen mowers will be contributing towards impeccable greens and immaculate fairways

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Tim Southwell and John Dean confirm departure from GolfPunk

Tim Southwell and John Dean confirm departure from GolfPunk

Media     12:10 am, July 18, 2019

GolfPunk founder Tim Southwell and co-founder John Dean have confirmed their departure from the multi-award winning brand As new owners chart different direction for the brand

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Royal Portrush Golf Club renews sustainability distinction

Royal Portrush Golf Club renews sustainability distinction

Courses     11:45 am, July 17, 2019

This year’s Championship venue has a firm focus on nature, resources and community

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A Business of Golf Discussion: A Game For All Seasons – Middle East

A Business of Golf Discussion: A Game For All Seasons – Middle East

Management Topics     9:00 am, July 17, 2019

Michael Braidwood, GM of Education City Golf Club in Qatar, in conversation with our series moderator and host John Cockayne

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3 Hammers’ Owner To Join Board Of UK Golf Federation

3 Hammers’ Owner To Join Board Of UK Golf Federation

People     8:45 am, July 17, 2019

Ian Bonser, this year’s winner of the England Golf Lifetime Service Award and owner of the National Award Winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex, has received further recognition of his ongoing commitment to making golf more accessible by being invited to join the board of the UK Golf Federation

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IAGTO’s North America Convention moves on to Reno Tahoe in 2020

IAGTO’s North America Convention moves on to Reno Tahoe in 2020

Travel     8:30 am, July 17, 2019

After a star-spangled event in Texas, Northern Nevada’s twin sporting destination of Reno Tahoe will host the 12th annual North America Golf Tourism Convention

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Unexpected Compliments

Unexpected Compliments

Growing the Game     4:17 pm, July 16, 2019

PGA Advanced Fellow Anders Mankert was ‘surprised and delighted’ to receive a handwritten note ‘with compliments’ from the chairman of the R&A, Ian Pattinson, after he had seen a recent video of his newly opened golf course at Oadby, Leicester.

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Open Championship joins GOLFTV offering in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Open Championship joins GOLFTV offering in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Media     4:11 pm, July 16, 2019

Fans to enjoy live coverage of The Open on GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR following new multi-year agreement

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Thank You From Toro For 100 Years In The Golf Industry

Thank You From Toro For 100 Years In The Golf Industry

Corporate     3:57 pm, July 16, 2019

It’s doesn’t seem like five minutes ago the occasion of Toro’s 100 years in business in 2014 was marked. But now it’s time to celebrate the company’s centennial milestone serving the golf industry, and what a century it’s been

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Mizuno Unveils Copper-Plated MP-20 Irons

Mizuno Unveils Copper-Plated MP-20 Irons

New Products     2:00 pm, July 16, 2019

Mizuno has unveiled three new MP-20 Series irons featuring copper plating within the heads to add ‘layers of feel’ at impact. The new range comprises MB, MMC and HMB models, each designed to either stand alone or blend into custom combination sets, and each featuring soft copper plating beneath a protective nickel chrome to deliver […]

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Finca Cortesin offers five-star club fitting service

Finca Cortesin offers five-star club fitting service

Travel     1:49 pm, July 16, 2019

Golfers in search of the latest technology and equipment can experience the best of both worlds with the new and improved luxury club-fitting service being offered at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy

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Retief Goosen Captures Senior Players Championship

Retief Goosen Captures Senior Players Championship

Sponsorship     1:30 pm, July 16, 2019

Callaway® Apparel congratulates World Golf Hall of Famer and Callaway® Apparel Ambassador Retief Goosen on capturing his first PGA Tour Champions title and first senior Major Championship with a two-stroke victory at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship

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Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship confirms celebrity line-up

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship confirms celebrity line-up

Sponsorship     11:36 am, July 16, 2019

One of the world’s greatest ever goalkeepers Peter Schmeichel, reality star Gaz Beadle, British world champion athlete Kriss Akabusi, everyone’s favourite judge Len Goodman and iconic boyband members Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy are just five of the exciting names playing at Europe’s most prominent Par 3 event this August

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Four Major champions sign sponsorship deal with private London hospital

Four Major champions sign sponsorship deal with private London hospital

Sponsorship     11:25 am, July 16, 2019

Schoen Clinic London, experts in orthopaedic and sports medicine, has announced partnerships with four of the world’s leading golfers – Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington and Georgia Hall. The four Open champions will team up with Schoen Clinic London in long term deals aimed at showcasing the leading healthcare provider’s specialised approach to orthopaedic […]

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Les Wilson to be 2021 England Golf President

Les Wilson to be 2021 England Golf President

People     10:47 am, July 16, 2019

Lancashire's Les Wilson has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2020. He will succeed Somerset's Graham Yates as President in 2021

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Star-studded field set for AIG Women’s British Open

Star-studded field set for AIG Women’s British Open

Sponsorship     9:29 am, July 16, 2019

The 2019 AIG Women’s British Open is set to welcome a star-studded field to Woburn from 1-4 August, with every player from the current top 30 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings confirmed. The AIG Women’s British Open was founded by the LGU in 1976 and this year will held on Woburn’s magnificent Marquess’ course. […]

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Callaway extends Epic Flash range with new irons and hybrids

Callaway extends Epic Flash range with new irons and hybrids

New Products     9:23 am, July 16, 2019

Callaway has added two new products to its Epic Flash range with the launch of the Epic Flash Forged Irons and the Epic Flash Hybrids. Both will go on sale in the UK and Europe on August 9. Epic Forged Irons An ultra-premium iron, the Epic Forged has been created to deliver exceptional feel, sound […]

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Club Golfers Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Royal Portrush

Club Golfers Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Royal Portrush

Management Topics     5:26 pm, July 15, 2019

Forty-two club golfers enjoyed a memorable experience of playing Royal Portrush on the eve of The 148th Open when they competed in the Final of The R&A 9 Hole Challenge at the weekend

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Ping introduces Glide 3.0 wedges

Ping introduces Glide 3.0 wedges

New Products     4:56 pm, July 15, 2019

Ping’s engineers took a grip-to-grind approach when working on the third generation of its Glide wedge range, re-designing every component to create a higher-spinning, more forgiving, lighter overall design that offers multiple sole grind options to custom-fit golfers of all skill levels. They put a premium on the feel and forgiveness in the Glide 3.0 […]

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Titleist introduces new U-Series Utility Irons

Titleist introduces new U-Series Utility Irons

New Products     2:00 pm, July 15, 2019

Titleist has unveiled two new utility irons designed to expand a player’s shot options at the top end of the bag. The new U500 and U510 models are designed to produce more distance than a standard iron and less spin than a hybrid

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GCMA and Golf Foundation announce charitable partnership

GCMA and Golf Foundation announce charitable partnership

Corporate     10:27 am, July 15, 2019

The Golf Club Managers’ Association has agreed to support the Golf Foundation as its chosen charity for 2019/2020. The new relationship aims to raise awareness of both organisations within golf clubs around the UK, whilst helping to raise funds to support junior golf activity at the grass roots level

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PRG becomes official supplier to the 148th Open Championship

PRG becomes official supplier to the 148th Open Championship

New Products     7:54 am, July 15, 2019

PRG, supplier of bespoke golf accessories, has become a merchandise supplier for The 148th Open Championship and has created an exclusive range of accessories for the final Major of 2019, which gets under way at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland this week. PRG has worked with the R&A to create and supply a unique […]

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Parkgate Primary School nine-hole course ready to inspire next generation

Parkgate Primary School nine-hole course ready to inspire next generation

Growing the Game     7:40 am, July 15, 2019

A unique nine-hole ‘Tri-Golf course’ in the school grounds can now be enjoyed by 630-plus pupils at a school in Coventry

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Duo of TMSystem™ cassettes prove the key to fast, true greens at Eaton GC

Duo of TMSystem™ cassettes prove the key to fast, true greens at Eaton GC

Courses     7:40 am, July 15, 2019

The combination of UltraGroomer™ and SMARTVibe™ cassettes from the TMSystem™ have been the key to removing lateral growth and increasing green speed at Norwich’s Eaton Golf Club. Now fundamental to his pre-tournament preparations, Course Manager Rob Ransome has described the difference they have made as ‘significant’

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Sam Horner joins Limagrain UK

Sam Horner joins Limagrain UK

People     7:30 am, July 15, 2019

Limagrain UK has announced the appointment of Sam Horner as its new amenity seed specialist covering the south of England

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The Open Returns To Northern Ireland With Rolex As Official Timekeeper

The Open Returns To Northern Ireland With Rolex As Official Timekeeper

Sponsorship     3:58 pm, July 12, 2019

For the first time in 68 years Golf’s Original Major Championship, The Open returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland where the world’s elite golfing talent will compete from 18–21 July to be crowned the Champion Golfer of the Year. Ever-present at The Open since 1981, Rolex is the Official Timekeeper of golf’s oldest Major

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Royal Portrush offers unique opportunity to grow the game

Royal Portrush offers unique opportunity to grow the game

Growing the Game     10:49 am, July 12, 2019

The Golf Foundation and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland are looking forward to welcoming several thousand youngsters and family members new to the sport during the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland next week

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Performance54 Acquires Events Activation Firm Red Door Middle East

Performance54 Acquires Events Activation Firm Red Door Middle East

Corporate     9:59 am, July 12, 2019

Performance54 and Red Door Middle East combine to create global events activation powerhouse: RedDoor54

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Durabunker signs up as BIGGA’s latest Education Supporter

Durabunker signs up as BIGGA’s latest Education Supporter

Corporate     9:48 am, July 12, 2019

Bunker design and construction specialist Durabunker has pledged its commitment to members of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association after becoming the association’s latest Education Supporter

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Dornoch members raise funds to help protect Scottish wildcat

Dornoch members raise funds to help protect Scottish wildcat

Courses     9:00 am, July 12, 2019

Golfers at an Royal Dornoch Golf Club are pitching in to help one of Scotland’s most endangered species. The Highlands-based club recently launched a new clothing range for members which includes an iconic Scottish wildcat emblem. The club is donating £5 from every jumper sold from the collection to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for […]

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Callaway Apparel Launches Spring/Summer ’20 Collection

Callaway Apparel Launches Spring/Summer ’20 Collection

New Products     8:44 am, July 12, 2019

Continuing its focus on authentic-to-golf clothing, Callaway has launched its Spring/Summer ’20 collection, which includes more performance-driven SwingTech products, a men’s Odyssey capsule collection, plus some unique and fun print designs in men’s and ladies. In men’s, key products for 2020 include the all-new Swing Tech Polo, which features a high-stretch fabric and incorporates a proprietary shoulder […]

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New 4-Star Golf Hotel at Dreamland Golf Club, Baku

New 4-Star Golf Hotel at Dreamland Golf Club, Baku

Travel     8:19 am, July 12, 2019

Dreamland Golf Club has opened a brand-new 4-Star Golf Hotel, and now offers the perfect Stay & Play destination for golfers from all around the world looking to experience not only superb golf but also the exciting and historic city of Baku, Azerbaijan

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Sand Art Celebrations As The Open Returns To Northern Ireland

Sand Art Celebrations As The Open Returns To Northern Ireland

Travel     8:18 am, July 12, 2019

Tourism Ireland has collaborated with top sand artists to create five stunning images on Downhill Strand to celebrate The 148th Open coming to Northern Ireland. With all eyes on The Open, this is a fantastic opportunity for Tourism Ireland to showcase a variety of world-class attractions, inviting visitors to discover why now for Northern Ireland

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Evnroll rolls out all-black version of ER2 Midblade

Evnroll rolls out all-black version of ER2 Midblade

New Products     4:40 pm, July 11, 2019

US putter brand Evnroll is launching a new version of its ER2 MidBlade model in a new all-black design. The ER2B comes with a flat black armor finish, complete with black shaft, grip, and headcover. A dynamic and striking putter, the ER2B will feature the full array of performance-enhancing technologies found on all Evnroll putters, […]

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STRI Group open Hong Kong business

STRI Group open Hong Kong business

Corporate     4:22 pm, July 11, 2019

STRI Group has continued its rapid global expansion with the opening of its latest design and consultancy office in Hong Kong. STRI Hong Kong Ltd has already secured major contracts including providing the turf solution to the new multi-purpose Kai Tak Sports Park and as design partners to upgrade the famous Yuen Long Stadium, plus […]

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Slieve Russell Unveils Open Week To Celebrate New PGA Status

Slieve Russell Unveils Open Week To Celebrate New PGA Status

Travel     4:19 pm, July 11, 2019

Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club is celebrating its new status as PGA National Ireland by staging an inaugural ‘PGA National Open Week’ this month – with green fees priced at just €30 per person. To help commemorate its championship course becoming one of only eight PGA National-designated resorts in the world, the County Cavan […]

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Hungarian Club Managers set to benefit from Global Certification

Hungarian Club Managers set to benefit from Global Certification

Management Topics     4:05 pm, July 11, 2019

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) have announced that club managers in Hungary are set to benefit from an alliance partnership that will enable them to gain the internationally recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM) qualification and the European recognised Club Manager Diploma (CMDip). Members of the Hungarian Club Managers Association (HCMA) will now have […]

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Leadbetter Golf Academy enlists Azalea to help spread the word

Leadbetter Golf Academy enlists Azalea to help spread the word

Corporate     3:58 pm, July 11, 2019

The David Leadbetter Golf Academy has taken on the services of golf marketing and public relations company Azalea to help spread its Major-winning coaching philosophy further afield. Leadbetter, the legendary golf instructor, launched his first academy more than 30 years ago, but now has 40 venues around the world, with more than 100 highly-trained certified […]

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Mizuno Unveils Copper-Plated MP-20 Irons
  2. PRG becomes official supplier to the 148th Open Championship
  3. Callaway extends Epic Flash range with new irons and hybrids
  4. Star-studded field set for AIG Women’s British Open
  5. Ping introduces Glide 3.0 wedges
  6. Four Major champions sign sponsorship deal with private London hospital
  7. PowaKaddy rolls out summer trolley promotion
  8. Dementia UK Announced as Official Charity of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
  9. Mastercard partners with AIG Women’s British Open
  10. A Business of Golf Discussion: A Game For All Seasons – Middle East

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