GolfBusinessNews.com ClubCar.tv

A Positive Start

February 1st, 2017

With the attendance at BTME in Harrogate reported to be 10% up on last year and early returns from last week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando also showing increases over 2016, the new year has got off to a positive start. These numbers are in line with my own personal impressions. At both events the energy levels and optimism were strongly evident.

Let’s hope for similar results from the Golf Industry Show, the CMAA World Conference, the annual Conference of FEGGA and ‘Design Masters’ – the new International Golf Course Architects Conference to be held in Scotland.

February is going to be another busy month.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Your Golf Travel strengthens commercial team

Your Golf Travel strengthens commercial team

Corporate     4:13 pm, February 21, 2019

Your Golf Travel has announced three key appointments to its commercial team for 2019: Louise Brian as Head of Events; Tom McCormack as Events Manager; and Zoe Fitz-Costa as Partnerships Manager. With demand for its range of services continuing to grow, Your Golf Travel has sought to bolster its commercial team with three new staff, […]

Read more →
GBN Interview: Mossimo Giannulli

GBN Interview: Mossimo Giannulli

Interviews     6:10 am, February 21, 2019

GBN catches up with Mossimo Gianulli, founder and lead designer of California-based golf fashion brand G/FORE, and finds out what the brand has in store for the new season and how its recent acquisition by Peter Millar is helping to grow the company's global reach

Read more →
Golf Course 2030 – BIGGA seminar report

Golf Course 2030 – BIGGA seminar report

Management Topics     4:30 pm, February 20, 2019

After just over a year of work, Golf Course 2030, the industry-wide initiative aiming to improve the health and welfare of Britain’s 2,500 courses, is on course with its first key deadlines, according to the project’s leading spokesperson, writes Ross Biddiscombe

Read more →
Sale of Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club

Sale of Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club

Property     4:29 pm, February 20, 2019

Crown Golf, the UK’s leading golf operator, have completed the sale of Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club in Essex to Stapleford Abbotts Development Limited led by local entrepreneurs, Phil & Rita Newman

Read more →
Consultants Defend Council Following National Media Coverage

Consultants Defend Council Following National Media Coverage

Management Topics     4:29 pm, February 20, 2019

The association of consultants working within the golf industry has responded to national media coverage of a report which criticised a city council for spending £2,400 on golf consultancy services

Read more →
Stricker to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2020

Stricker to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2020

People     2:43 pm, February 20, 2019

Ryder Cup veteran Steve Stricker has been chosen by the PGA of America to captain the US Ryder Cup team for the 43rd Ryder Cup, which will be played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in 2020. Born and bred in Wisconsin, 51-year-old Stricker made his Ryder Cup debut in 2008 at the age of 41 […]

Read more →
La Cala unveils renovated America Course

La Cala unveils renovated America Course

Courses     2:23 pm, February 20, 2019

La Cala, the luxury golf resort located near Marbella in southern Spain, has announced the completion of the renovation of its Cabell Robinson-designed America course. Campo America was the second of La Cala’s three courses to open in 1991, two years after the Asia course and 14 years before the Europa course. America has come to be […]

Read more →
Gleneagles appoints new golfing ambassador

Gleneagles appoints new golfing ambassador

Courses     1:49 pm, February 20, 2019

Gleneagles has appointed Scottish tour professional Hannah McCook as a new Golf Ambassador, supporting the iconic Perthshire venue’s plans to inspire more young people, school children and women to take up the game. McCook, 25, who was born in Aberdeen and raised in Strathspey, was one of Scotland’s leading amateur players, winning three consecutive Scottish […]

Read more →
Whittlebury Park and Whittlebury Hall & Spa rebranded 

Whittlebury Park and Whittlebury Hall & Spa rebranded 

Courses     1:41 pm, February 20, 2019

The recently united Whittlebury Hall & Spa and Whittlebury Park businesses have announced that they will operate under the master brand of Whittlebury Park. The new name and visual identity will reinforce Whittlebury’s ambition to become a landmark hospitality destination within the UK market, complementing its distinct and diverse range of services. Northamptonshire-based creative marketing […]

Read more →
Golf equipment guru Dan Owen joins Golf News as UK’s leading golf newspaper celebrates 25th anniversary

Golf equipment guru Dan Owen joins Golf News as UK’s leading golf newspaper celebrates 25th anniversary

Media     12:16 pm, February 20, 2019

Golf News, the UK’s most widely read golfing newspaper, is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced golf journalist Dan Owen to the role of equipment editor. Owen, 37, has over 15 years’ experience in the golfing media, having been a member of the launch team for Golf Punk, where he covered equipment for the […]

Read more →
BIGGA announces Volunteer Support Team for The Open at Royal Portrush 

BIGGA announces Volunteer Support Team for The Open at Royal Portrush 

People     9:01 am, February 20, 2019

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has unveiled the line-up for the volunteer support team that will be heading to Northern Ireland for the first time ever as The Open Championship takes place at Royal Portrush Golf Club this summer. The BIGGA members who have gained a place on the team are given unprecedented […]

Read more →
Galvin Green unveils Part One apparel collection

Galvin Green unveils Part One apparel collection

New Products     7:49 am, February 20, 2019

Performance golf apparel brand Galvin Green has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 garments and matching accessories. Building on its pioneering multi-layer concept, the Galvin Green 2019 Part One collection has been taken to the next level to offer more styles, […]

Read more →
Ramsdale Park hits the mark

Ramsdale Park hits the mark

Courses     7:23 am, February 20, 2019

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, a BGL Golf venue in Nottinghamshire, has been recognised by England Golf for its commitment to driving growth in the game with a brace of national accreditations. The 36-hole golf complex has received England Golf’s coveted GolfMark award, which also incorporates Clubmark; Sport England’s universally acknowledged cross-sport accreditation for quality sports […]

Read more →
Palmer’s legacy to be brought to life at Bay Hill

Palmer’s legacy to be brought to life at Bay Hill

Travel     5:13 pm, February 19, 2019

Golf fans visiting this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Florida will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and experiences of the tournament’s iconic namesake in the Arnold Palmer Experience, a series of interactive experiences designed to celebrate ‘The King’ and his life. In the year of what would […]

Read more →
Canterbury joins Golf in Kent Partnership

Canterbury joins Golf in Kent Partnership

Courses     12:12 pm, February 19, 2019

Canterbury Golf Club is gearing up for the staging of The Open Championship in July 2020 at nearby Royal St George’s by linking up with fellow Kent golf clubs in Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership. With the prestigious major coming to Kent and the golfing spotlight set to shine on the county over the […]

Read more →
Mizuno strikes gold in Golf Digest’s equipment hot list

Mizuno strikes gold in Golf Digest’s equipment hot list

New Products     10:51 am, February 19, 2019

Mizuno has won eight golds in Golf Digest’s 2019 Hot List, including six in the various iron categories and a first ever driver gold for its ST190 & ST190G models. Mizuno has made a habit of gaining top honours in the annual Hot List awards for its irons, but capturing its first ever driver gold is […]

Read more →
Golf Pride launches new Contour Pro putter grip

Golf Pride launches new Contour Pro putter grip

New Products     10:28 am, February 19, 2019

Golf Pride has expanded its range of Tour SNSR putter grips with the launch of the new Contour Pro. The new grip is offered in a pistol-shape in two oversized models for high levels of feel and feedback. It boasts the same soft, ultra-tuned rubber formulation as its predecessors, giving the grip an excellent feel and facilitating lighter […]

Read more →
Golf Genius Launches Amazon Fire TV Stick Leaderboards App

Golf Genius Launches Amazon Fire TV Stick Leaderboards App

New Products     10:10 am, February 19, 2019

Golf Genius, the leading global provider of cloud-based tournament software, has launched an application on Amazon Fire TV that enables users to display leaderboards on television screens. The easy and efficient solution enables golf tournament organisers to cast their Golf Genius competition leaderboards straight up to any television enabled with an Amazon Fire TV Stick in […]

Read more →
Prince’s offers free entry to Laddie Lucas Spoon

Prince’s offers free entry to Laddie Lucas Spoon

Courses     9:57 am, February 19, 2019

Prince’s Golf Club in Kent is offering free entry into this year’s Laddie Lucas Spoon junior open. The distinguished competition takes place on April 10 at Prince’s and entry is open to all boys and girls aged between 8 to 13 years old on the day of the event. Laddie Lucas (pictured above), whose father co-founded […]

Read more →
Sitwell Park invests in new Russell Group grounds machinery

Sitwell Park invests in new Russell Group grounds machinery

Courses     9:51 am, February 19, 2019

Sitwell Park Golf Club in Rotherham has taken delivery of a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor and two attachments from Russell Group’s Groundcare Division. And the key reason for the purchase was its versatility, according to Course Manager Martin Hayward. “It’s an incredible machine,” he said. “It’s so versatile, and it can do what other machines […]

Read more →
ISM signs South African star Justin Harding

ISM signs South African star Justin Harding

Sponsorship     9:42 am, February 19, 2019

Player management company International Sports Management has signed South African star Justin Harding. The 33-year-old from Cape Town won four times in 2018 – twice on the Sunshine Tour and twice on the Asian Tour – and reached a career high of 65 in the world rankings earlier this month. Harding is now competing on […]

Read more →

Last week's most read stories

  1. Major brands will be at British Golf Show
  2. American Golf customers raise over £11k for On Course Foundation
  3. Golf Genius Launches Amazon Fire TV Stick Leaderboards App
  4. Mizuno strikes gold in Golf Digest’s equipment hot list
  5. Golf Pride launches new Contour Pro putter grip
  6. Sitwell Park invests in new Russell Group grounds machinery
  7. ISM signs South African star Justin Harding
  8. Tenerife to host IAGTO Trophy
  9. BIGGA announces Volunteer Support Team for The Open at Royal Portrush 
  10. Prince’s offers free entry to Laddie Lucas Spoon

e-GolfBusiness.com Ltd, 5-7 High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames
Oxfordshire, England OX10 7HH

View Online   •   Forward to a colleague   •   Privacy Policy
Update your subscription settings   •   Unsubscribe