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A Slice of Scottish Golfing Heritage

June 14th, 2016

I know that GBN.com readers are interested in Scottish Golfing Heritage, especially when a famous public house is involved. Earlier this year our story about the closure of Mrs Forman’s Bar & Kitchen in Musselburgh was one of the most-read that we have ever published!

I therefore make no apology for leading this week with the news about The Dunvegan in St Andrews. Don’t panic – it’s not going to close. It’s in the news because Jack and Sheena Willoughby, after 22 years of ownership, have decided to retire. The asking price is just under £3 million and I’m sure that there will be no shortage of potential buyers. Cheers Jack and Sheena and thank you for your hospitality!

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

 

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Walker Tees Off #ThisGirlGolfs Summer Coaching

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Two-time Ladies European Tour winner Kylie Walker inspired young females after helping launch Scottish Golf’s season of #ThisGirlGolfs coaching events in Paisley over the weekend

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Watson Returns To Where It All Began

Watson Returns To Where It All Began

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SMS INC. Appoints New Senior Sports Research Manager

People     3:34 pm, June 15, 2016

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Hall Of Fame Honour for Dr. Ken Chu

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:30 pm, June 15, 2016

Dr. Chu is being recognised for the role that he has played to develop the Mission Hills Group into the largest golf and mixed entertainment empire not only in China but in the world

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‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to Own Slice of Scottish Golfing Heritage

‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to Own Slice of Scottish Golfing Heritage

Property     12:10 pm, June 14, 2016

A world-renowned St Andrews hotel favoured by legends of sport, screen and politics and thousands of international everyday golfers has gone on the market for just under £3 million

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Oakmont Country Club and its Famed Greens Ready to Roll

Oakmont Country Club and its Famed Greens Ready to Roll

Courses     12:05 pm, June 14, 2016

The Pittsburgh, PA course set to hold record ninth U.S. Open this week

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Opinion     11:17 am, June 14, 2016

Intuitive Edge Marketing reports on the company’s recent work for Maple Leaf Golf a chain of 3 golf centres based in the South East of England

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Swinging Success for Marriott Golf UK’s Free Women’s Hour

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Growing the Game     11:16 am, June 14, 2016

Marriott Golf UK delivered 349 Free Get into Golf Lessons for Women in May

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Shire London announces ‘Golf Meets’ events for 2016

Courses     11:16 am, June 14, 2016

London’s #1-rated golf club announces new business-minded monthly golf days aimed at people who want the buzz of a golf day, without organising their own

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PlayMoreGolf partner venues increase revenue

PlayMoreGolf partner venues increase revenue

Corporate     11:15 am, June 14, 2016

Adopting a flexible approach to golf memberships PlayMoreGolf helps generate additional £8,000 revenue within 24 hours and 30 new members added in the first six weeks of integrating flexible memberships 

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R&A Introduces New Pace of Play Measures for Amateur Events

R&A Introduces New Pace of Play Measures for Amateur Events

Management Topics     10:49 am, June 14, 2016

The R&A has introduced two new measures to its Pace of Play Condition ahead of The Amateur Championship being played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales this week

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Strong field for Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ final

Sponsorship     10:48 am, June 14, 2016

New prize incentives boosted numbers at qualifiers for August showpiece

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Promote Training Attracts More International Delegates

Management Topics     10:48 am, June 14, 2016

Promote Training, the golf club management eLearning company, are proving that geography really is no barrier to their training courses following two recent enrolments from Asia – extending their international reach into 12 countries

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Scotscraig Unveils First Stage of Milestone Bicentenary Project

Scotscraig Unveils First Stage of Milestone Bicentenary Project

Courses     10:47 am, June 14, 2016

One of Scotland’s oldest golf clubs has undertaken an unprecedented project to return its famous layout to the original specifications in time for its 200th anniversary.

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Four ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ Join #Teamcallaway

Four ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ Join #Teamcallaway

Sponsorship     10:47 am, June 14, 2016

Quartet of future stars, including Belgian-born ace Thomas Detry, sign for Callaway

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Mizuno Introduces JPX Platinum; A Premium Ball from Japan

Mizuno Introduces JPX Platinum; A Premium Ball from Japan

New Products     10:46 am, June 14, 2016

Concept Model from Japan with Luxurious Feel and High Energy Core Added To Range for Mid-Lower Swing Speeds

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‘More Vardy than Vardon’

‘More Vardy than Vardon’

Growing the Game     10:46 am, June 14, 2016

Using the power of football to help more young people ‘Get into Golf’!

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Trendy Sports Agency Partners Major Brands

Trendy Sports Agency Partners Major Brands

Corporate     10:46 am, June 14, 2016

A collection of the world's leading brands have already signed up to benefit from the agency's 360-degree market solution after it launched at the start of the year

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Women’s Golf Month targets new players

Women’s Golf Month targets new players

Growing the Game     11:39 am, June 13, 2016

Golf clubs and driving ranges across the country are backing England Golf’s call to make June ‘Women’s Golf Month’ and attract more females into the game

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Luxury Hotel Coming To The Warwickshire Golf Club in September 2016

Luxury Hotel Coming To The Warwickshire Golf Club in September 2016

Courses     11:33 am, June 13, 2016

The Club Company announces that The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club in Leek Wootton will be opening a brand new 56 bedroom luxury hotel later this year

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Golfers Eager to Learn More about Italian Golf Drive

Golfers Eager to Learn More about Italian Golf Drive

Travel     11:33 am, June 13, 2016

Key figures from the golf industry, including representatives from leading media titles and tour operators, joined golf fans at Italy Golf & More’s stands at the K Club and Wentworth to discover more about the exciting new initiative

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Argentinean Superintendents visit E-Z-Go Facility and Sage Valley

Argentinean Superintendents visit E-Z-Go Facility and Sage Valley

Corporate     11:32 am, June 13, 2016

Andre Andrade, E-Z-GO International Business Development Manager, and Jacobsen’s South American Sales Director, Frederico Santa Barbara, hosted 14 Argentine guests

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‘Quality Guaranteed’ Guide Doubles in size for 2016

‘Quality Guaranteed’ Guide Doubles in size for 2016

Travel     11:31 am, June 13, 2016

The expanding reach of the World of Leading Golf - the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues - is illustrated perfectly with the launch of the association's 2016 guidebook

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Hill Billy Goat Gets On Bike To The Open for Macmillan Charity

Hill Billy Goat Gets On Bike To The Open for Macmillan Charity

Corporate     11:31 am, June 13, 2016

Trolley team dresses in iconic goat costume to cover 425 miles in one day as part of virtual cycle from Kent to Troon

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Flagstick Strengthens Vietnam Links with Hanoi Office Opening

Corporate     11:30 am, June 13, 2016

Flagstick, the world’s leader in golf course construction management, has more than 100 golf developments in 15 different countries to its credit

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