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July 31st, 2015

In our two Newsletters this week we have brought you 43 items of news, which is something of a record for the so-called ‘holiday season’! If you are planning on taking a few days off during August don’t worry that you will miss anything. Your ‘essential intelligence for the business of golf’ will be awaiting your return.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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The VAT Distortion: UK Golf Team in talks with HM Treasury

The VAT Distortion: UK Golf Team in talks with HM Treasury

Management Topics     12:32 pm, July 31, 2015

Following a meeting on 29th July, HM Treasury has agreed to continue a dialogue with a UKGCOA/England Golf/KPMG project team to consider agreeing a resolution to the VAT distortion in golf.

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GLF.Locker will ‘Change the Business of Golf Coaching’

GLF.Locker will ‘Change the Business of Golf Coaching’

New Products     12:31 pm, July 31, 2015

GLF. (Giant Leaps Forward) have created the web-based GLF.Locker software platform to boost the business prospects of anyone who teaches golfers for a living

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‘Raising Our Game’ – #ThisGirlGolfs

‘Raising Our Game’ – #ThisGirlGolfs

Growing the Game     12:31 pm, July 31, 2015

A video campaign sets out to change female perception of golf and encourage participation

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Shona Malcolm Appointed New Secretary of PGA in Scotland

Shona Malcolm Appointed New Secretary of PGA in Scotland

People     12:30 pm, July 31, 2015

Malcolm, who hails from Ayrshire, is an experienced golf administrator, having served as both Chairman of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and CEO of the Ladies’ Golf Union

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Direct Golf Giveaway Gives Windy St Andrews a Warm Glow

Direct Golf Giveaway Gives Windy St Andrews a Warm Glow

Corporate     12:30 pm, July 31, 2015

The wind and rain may have played havoc with the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews but spectators were simply blown away by a £½m giveaway by Direct Golf

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Eccles storms to UK Disabled Open victory at The Shire London

Eccles storms to UK Disabled Open victory at The Shire London

Growing the Game     12:29 pm, July 31, 2015

The new star in the world of disabled golf is a 14 year-old from Rotherham called Lewis Eccles

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Guy Woodman is Longball’s new man in the UK

Guy Woodman is Longball’s new man in the UK

New Products     12:29 pm, July 31, 2015

Longball, the Canadian manufacturer of designer golf apparel, has appointed East Berks-based PGA Professional Guy Woodman as their man in the UK

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Samantha Head adds Tour class to iPlayGolfUK team

Samantha Head adds Tour class to iPlayGolfUK team

People     12:28 pm, July 31, 2015

Ladies European Tour star Samantha Head has joined iPlayGolfUK to boost the indoor golf facility’s coaching and custom-fitting team

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G/FORE Swings into Autumn

G/FORE Swings into Autumn

New Products     12:28 pm, July 31, 2015

The G/FORE autumn launch party was hosted at one of Urban Golf’s central London locations and saw the launch of an exciting new range of golf apparel from G/FORE, a first for the premium golf brand

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QHotels Steps Up Golf Membership Drive

QHotels Steps Up Golf Membership Drive

Management Topics     12:28 pm, July 31, 2015

The UK’s largest golf resort operator has taken its commitment to raising golf membership numbers across England and Scotland to new heights offering six-week packages from just £45

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Fun-filled Safari Adventure Golf Opens at Hersham Golf Club

Fun-filled Safari Adventure Golf Opens at Hersham Golf Club

Courses     12:27 pm, July 31, 2015

Safari Adventure Golf provides a series of putting challenges set against the backdrop of a host of typical safari features that are linked by landscaped pathways and sound effects

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Top Deaf Golfer Backs New Guide to Attract More Players

Top Deaf Golfer Backs New Guide to Attract More Players

Growing the Game     12:27 pm, July 31, 2015

The Deaf-Friendly Golf Guide offers support, advice and guidance to clubs, coaches and volunteers to include deaf people in golfing activities

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Golf course management graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

Golf course management graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

People     12:26 pm, July 31, 2015

Final year graduate student Simon Dexter from Grantham in Lincolnshire has won the 2015 SRUC Elmwood Student of the Year Award, which was sponsored by John Deere for the first time this year

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Wentworth Club announces new Chief Executive

Wentworth Club announces new Chief Executive

People     5:22 pm, July 30, 2015

Wentworth Club today announced the appointment of Stephen Gibson as Chief Executive. Stephen succeeds current Chief Executive Julian Small, who will leave the Club on 4th September 2015

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Ricoh Confirm Partnership with Women’s British Open to 2018

Ricoh Confirm Partnership with Women’s British Open to 2018

Sponsorship     5:15 pm, July 30, 2015

This week, Ricoh is enjoying its ninth year as title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open making it one of the longest serving sponsors in women’s golf

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FSPA Offer Free Social Media Seminar to Members

FSPA Offer Free Social Media Seminar to Members

Management Topics     5:12 pm, July 30, 2015

The Federation of Sport and Play Association is offering a free social media seminar for all its members. It will take place in Warwickshire (venue TBC) on 23rd September 2015

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Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Callaway Golf Company Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Corporate     5:09 pm, July 30, 2015

Profitability continues to exceed the Company's expectations and the Company increases full year earnings guidance

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Concrete foundations in place for Irish Golf Expo

Concrete foundations in place for Irish Golf Expo

Exhibitions & Conferences     5:06 pm, July 30, 2015

Ireland’s leading golf show will be uprooting to Northern Ireland’s newest and largest exhibition venue, the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, on 28th and 29th November

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Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club bookings up 200%

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club bookings up 200%

Travel     5:03 pm, July 30, 2015

A north east of England hotel and golf resort is on course for a record breaking year after investing in a second 18-hole championship golf course

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Daryl Burdett Expands Rigby Taylor Team in Scotland

Daryl Burdett Expands Rigby Taylor Team in Scotland

People     4:59 pm, July 30, 2015

Daryl Burdett has been appointed Area Technical Representative covering the Edinburgh area, Fife and East Lothian for Rigby Taylor

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