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A Remarkable Turnaround

February 13th, 2018

It wasn’t hard to choose today’s leading story. In just seven months the new owner of Sapey Golf & Country Club has completely turned the business around.

Not only is the business prospering, thanks to the efforts of the new Chairman and CEO, Alfie Best, the average age of the members has actually fallen! Enjoy the read.

Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com/

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PUMA LAUNCHES IGNITE NXT SPIKELESS SHOE RANGE

PUMA LAUNCHES IGNITE NXT SPIKELESS SHOE RANGE

New Products     1:01 pm, December 12, 2018

Puma Golf’s footwear range for 2019 features a completely new Ignite spikeless traction platform coupled with three versatile and fashion-forward uppers. The NXT collection provides wearers added stability and comfort in multiple designs, featuring Puma’s proprietary DISC technology, a traditional lacing style, and the new SOLELACE, for the ultimate in locked-in comfort. Each of the models […]

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Troon founder Garmany to retire as CEO

Troon founder Garmany to retire as CEO

Corporate     12:07 pm, December 12, 2018

Troon founder Dana Germany is to step down as chief executive officer of the management company on March 31, 2019. Garmany confirmed his official retirement date at the recent unveiling of the renovated Pinnacle Course at the company’s flagship Troon North Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Current President Tim Schantz will succeed Garmany as CEO, […]

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England Golf’s ‘volunteer buddy’ programme helps grow the game

England Golf’s ‘volunteer buddy’ programme helps grow the game

Growing the Game     11:53 am, December 12, 2018

Research shows that ‘volunteer buddies’ are vital in creating a friendly atmosphere to welcome new members to golf clubs. And two East Anglian clubs are among those which are providing the evidence. Royal Norwich Golf Club and The Links at Newmarket, have both enlisted volunteer buddies – and they’re reaping the rewards, by attracting and […]

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Balmers GM becomes BIGGA Education Supporter

Balmers GM becomes BIGGA Education Supporter

Corporate     11:38 am, December 12, 2018

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has announced that Balmers GM has become an Education Supporter of the association. Balmers GM has been established in the turf machinery industry since 1979. Nearly 40 years later and the company has depots in Burnley, Lancashire and a second depot in Wakefield, serving the West and South […]

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Glenalmond College appoints golf pro as part of major golf investment

Glenalmond College appoints golf pro as part of major golf investment

Growing the Game     11:32 am, December 12, 2018

Glenalmond College in Scotland has appointed golf professional Tim Mitchell to drive plans for a world class golf training facility at the Perthshire-based independent school. Mitchell will be responsible for developing a golf programme for pupils that provides pathways to achieving excellence in the sport, as well as creating more opportunities for golfers in the […]

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Molinari scoops Golf Writers Trophy

Molinari scoops Golf Writers Trophy

Media     7:50 am, December 12, 2018

Francesco Molinari has become the first Italian to win the prestigious Golf Writers Trophy, the leading award given by the Association of Golf Writers. The 36 year old from Turin was the overwhelming choice in a poll of AGW members after a year of stunning success.  Molinari won his first major with victory in the […]

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New Short Game Facility Takes Shape At St Andrews

New Short Game Facility Takes Shape At St Andrews

Courses     5:46 pm, December 11, 2018

A major revamp of the short game facility at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy is nearing completion. The project, which aims to further enhance the facilities at the Home of Golf, has seen the golf and greenkeeping team at the Links work closely with award-winning golf course architecture firm Mackenzie and Ebert. The work […]

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LPGA Tour announces bigger schedule with increased prize fund for 2019

LPGA Tour announces bigger schedule with increased prize fund for 2019

Sponsorship     4:48 pm, December 11, 2018

The LPGA Tour’s schedule for 2019 contains more tournaments and prize money for its players to compete for. Next season’s tour will comprise 33 events around the world, with over $70 million in prize money up for grabs – a $5 million increase on 2018. The USGA has not confirmed the prize fund for the […]

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Square Mile magazine announces 2018 golf award winners

Square Mile magazine announces 2018 golf award winners

Media     1:57 pm, December 11, 2018

Square Mile magazine, the luxury lifestyle publication distributed to those working in the financial services in the City of London, has announced the winners of its 2018 Golf Awards. The awards celebrate the players, courses, destinations and equipment that have made the biggest waves in the golfing world in 2018. This year’s winners include players Justin […]

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Muira launches online platform to sell clubs directly to consumers

Muira launches online platform to sell clubs directly to consumers

New Products     10:42 am, December 11, 2018

Japanese premium clubmaker Miura Golf has announced that it now selling fully assembled golf clubs directly to consumers from its new website. Miura’s new e-commerce platform allows golfers to pair Miura’s high quality forged steel clubheads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs. […]

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Toptracer expansion continues with Kiwi courses

Toptracer expansion continues with Kiwi courses

Corporate     9:15 am, December 11, 2018

Toptracer Range is continuing its worldwide revolution of practice range facilities as a duo of leading venues in New Zealand have chosen to invest in the company’s state-of-the-art technology. The first two destinations in New Zealand to join the ever-growing list of venues to install Toptracer Range technology, Auckland-based Remuera Golf Club and Golf Warehouse […]

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Wilson Golf unveils D7 irons with RE-AKT Technology

Wilson Golf unveils D7 irons with RE-AKT Technology

New Products     9:00 am, December 11, 2018

Wilson Golf has taken the aesthetics from its award-winning FG Tour V6and C300 irons and combined it with ground-breaking super game improvement technology with the launch of its revolutionary Wilson Staff D7 distance irons for the 2019 season. The clubs couple the thinnest iron face ever produced by the brand in any distance model with the addition of […]

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Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Sponsorship     2:56 pm, December 10, 2018

Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open and Race to Dubai champion, has been named as the 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, winning the prestigious annual award for the first time. A panel comprising members of the golfing media chose Molinari to be the recipient of the distinguished prize following a magnificent 12 months […]

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John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

People     2:45 pm, December 10, 2018

The funeral of John Greasley will take place on Wednesday 12th December with the ceremony at 11.30am at the Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, ST18 0XZ England. This will be followed by a wake at The Tavern, College Road, Denstone, Uttoxeter, ST14 5HR.

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PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:51 am, December 10, 2018

The second PGA Members’ International Conference proved to be bigger and better in 2018 following its return to the Laguna Phuket resort in Thailand. The conference, held from November 11-14, brought together almost 50 PGA Members and delegates from 16 countries to Asia’s finest fully-integrated resorts and home of the first PGA-branded facility in Thailand. […]

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Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Courses     11:45 am, December 10, 2018

PGA Catalunya Resort has unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance.

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New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

Growing the Game     11:36 am, December 10, 2018

Girls Golf Rocks will be back for 2019 – with plans to involve even more girls and spread the recruitment programme further across the country. For 2019, another five counties will join the successful programme: Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Worcestershire. In total, 26 counties will be running Girls Golf Rocks next year. The others […]

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Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Corporate     10:34 am, December 10, 2018

Golfers heading to Malaga in search of warm weather can benefit from new top-of-the-range rental clubs when staying at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía, in Estepona. The hotel has struck a deal with Clubs to Lease – an offshoot of the market-leading rental agency Clubs to Hire – to lease sets of Callaway Rogue clubs for […]

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Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Travel     10:05 am, December 10, 2018

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago’s growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination. At just 57km long and with a maximum width of 22km, any part of Madeira can be reached from the capital, Funchal, in less than […]

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