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Awards Season is special

December 9th, 2014

Among the awards announcements that we have brought you in recent weeks none is quite so special as the news that Jack Nicklaus is to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his service to the U.S. in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship and philanthropy. The fact that he has achieved this service through the medium of golf should be a source of pride to us all,

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Golf course development starts construction in Port Harcourt – Nigeria

Golf course development starts construction in Port Harcourt – Nigeria

Courses     2:43 pm, December 12, 2014

International-renowned team as Design firm Thomson Perrett & Lobb is joined by other top consultants for Garden City Golf Estate project in Nigerian oil capital

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Golf Link announces partnership with GolfBox A/S for Tournament software

Golf Link announces partnership with GolfBox A/S for Tournament software

Corporate     2:42 pm, December 12, 2014

Golf Link has entered into partnership with GolfBox A/S, to act as the Australia/NZ reseller for their market leading Golf tournament software product

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Softspikes® Rule Over Tour Finales

Softspikes® Rule Over Tour Finales

Corporate     2:41 pm, December 12, 2014

European Tour, Australasian Tour, and LPGA Winners Chose Softspikes Cleats

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GMS Appointed to Handle UK PR Launch for Axglo Push Carts

GMS Appointed to Handle UK PR Launch for Axglo Push Carts

New Products     2:41 pm, December 12, 2014

Golf Marketing Services Ltd (GMS) has been appointed by canadian trolley brand Axglo to handle their marketing for their forthcoming launch into the UK.

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EGCOA Honour Visionary Industry Leaders in 2014

EGCOA Honour Visionary Industry Leaders in 2014

People     2:40 pm, December 12, 2014

2014 was a visionary year for the European Golf Course Owners Association with the successful launch of the VISION 2020 project at the European Golf Business Conference

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Nikon introduces the lightweight, compact COOLSHOT 20 laser rangefinder

Nikon introduces the lightweight, compact COOLSHOT 20 laser rangefinder

New Products     2:40 pm, December 12, 2014

Nikon announces the laser rangefinder COOLSHOT 20 for the UK golf market,

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Revamped Laguna Phuket ‘memorable’ says designer

Revamped Laguna Phuket ‘memorable’ says designer

Courses     2:39 pm, December 12, 2014

The revamped Laguna Phuket championship golf course, which officially re-opens next month after a full makeover, has a “real sense of place and belonging” according to its designer, Paul Jansen

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Another record intake for John Deere & Babcock training

Another record intake for John Deere & Babcock training

Corporate     2:39 pm, December 12, 2014

Altogether 59 young apprentices – up by three on last year – have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based programmes.

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Asbri Golf Extend Welsh National PGA Championship Sponsorship

Asbri Golf Extend Welsh National PGA Championship Sponsorship

Sponsorship     2:38 pm, December 12, 2014

Leading logo golf brand Asbri Golf has been appointed to PGA Official Supplier status after signing a new three-year agreement

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Stunning Sterling Irons Now Available Through Five Top Retail Partners

Stunning Sterling Irons Now Available Through Five Top Retail Partners

New Products     2:36 pm, December 12, 2014

The recently launched high-end bespoke irons from British newcomer, Sterling England, are now available through five carefully selected premier UK golf resorts

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PGA of Australia partners with MSL Solutions to grow the game

PGA of Australia partners with MSL Solutions to grow the game

Corporate     2:34 pm, December 12, 2014

The partnership will assist the PGA drive business to PGA Professionals and develop more efficient and effective technology to better understand and engage with golfers

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Marriott Golf Releases Mobile App for Tee Times, Golf Course Search & Much More

Marriott Golf Releases Mobile App for Tee Times, Golf Course Search & Much More

Travel     2:33 pm, December 12, 2014

The new mobile app was created to provide golfers and travellers who are always on the go with real-time information about Marriott Golf’s portfolio of championship courses

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Brocket Hall Providing Help for Heroes with St George’s Golf Day 

Brocket Hall Providing Help for Heroes with St George’s Golf Day 

Sponsorship     2:33 pm, December 12, 2014

Celebrities will be out in force at the historic and iconic Brocket Hall, in April next year, for the inaugural Your Golf Travel.com St George’s Golf Day, in support of Help for Heroes

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Clubhouse Golf named among UK’s Top 100 private firms

Clubhouse Golf named among UK’s Top 100 private firms

Corporate     11:01 am, December 11, 2014

The Sunday Times ranks successful golf business in its Fast Track 100 for 2014

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Mackenzie Named as GB&I PGA Cup Vice Captain

Mackenzie Named as GB&I PGA Cup Vice Captain

People     11:00 am, December 11, 2014

Devon-based PGA Professional Albert MacKenzie will realise a lifelong ambition after being unveiled as PGA Cup vice-captain.

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One short step for ATT that sees a massive reward

One short step for ATT that sees a massive reward

Corporate     10:53 am, December 11, 2014

Manufacturers of the TMSystem™ and revolutionary INFiNiSystem™, Advanced Turf Technology, have taken over newly refurbished accommodation at their base in Sheffield

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‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder Wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder Wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

People     10:51 am, December 11, 2014

Derek Walder, former groundsman at Wimbledon FC and for almost 40 years site manager of the annual SALTEX Sports Amenity & Landscape Trade Exhibition, has won the IOG Everris & Syngenta Lifetime Achievement Award

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Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:50 am, December 11, 2014

Golf’s Best Brands, Latest Innovations and Top PGA Professionals and Golf Retailers combine to build the World’s Largest Professional Demo Event at the 2015 PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

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Himalayan High for Tamang in Faldo Series Nepal Championship

Himalayan High for Tamang in Faldo Series Nepal Championship

Growing the Game     10:50 am, December 11, 2014

Kathmandu (December 11): Arun Tamang overturned a four-stroke overnight deficit to emerge triumphant in the third edition of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship

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