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BBC Wins Open Ratings Contest

July 20th, 2016

The BBC TV highlights programme on Sunday evening was watched by 1.5m, a considerably higher number than the audience of 1.1m who had watched the live coverage on Sky Sports during the afternoon. These figures compare with 4.7m who watched the final round from St Andrews in 2015 (played on a Monday) and 5.5m who watched Rory McIlroy triumph at Royal Liverpool in 2014, both, of course, broadcast free-to-air by the BBC.

The viewing numbers are down but the quality of the golf played by Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson was inspiring and is already being described as classic, recalling the ‘duel in the sun’ played by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977. In fact Nicklaus has written on Facebook, “Our round was really good, but this was better.” Few would argue with Jack!

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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John Strawn joins Global Golf Advisors as Director

John Strawn joins Global Golf Advisors as Director

People     12:26 pm, July 19, 2016

The former CEO of Robert Trent Jones II and more recently the President of Hills & Forrest, International Golf Course Architects, has joined Global Golf Advisors as a Director of the firm

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Middle East Diploma Successes come in 3’s

Middle East Diploma Successes come in 3’s

Management Topics     11:59 am, July 19, 2016

The Diploma is awarded across Europe and the Middle East by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in its Management Development Programme’s (MDP) education pathway

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Forest Pines Set To Thrill After £100,000 Upgrade of 18th hole

Forest Pines Set To Thrill After £100,000 Upgrade of 18th hole

Courses     11:42 am, July 19, 2016

Golfers are guaranteed a memorable climax to their rounds at Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort this summer following the completion of a major £100,000 upgrade of its final hole

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Andrew Johnston ‘Beefs up’ The Open for Golf Foundation juniors

Andrew Johnston ‘Beefs up’ The Open for Golf Foundation juniors

Growing the Game     11:41 am, July 19, 2016

Andrew took part in the against-the-clock ‘Open Tri-Golf Challenge’ where he beat five other Tour pros to be top of the pro leaderboard. Andrew then took his Tri-Golf form out onto Royal Troon and the rest is history

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Ben Burgess to expand turf sales area

Ben Burgess to expand turf sales area

Corporate     11:41 am, July 19, 2016

John Deere’s long serving eastern counties dealership Ben Burgess & Co Ltd will be taking over the trading area currently managed by A J & R Scambler & Sons Ltd of Bourn in Cambridgeshire, with effect from 1st November 2016

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High Turnout for AGIF Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar

High Turnout for AGIF Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:40 am, July 19, 2016

The two-day event at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course attracted more than 70 attendees from 20 different Vietnamese clubs as well as representatives from golf venues in Cambodia and Myanmar

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Marriott Golf Announces Annual Awards for Performance Excellence

Marriott Golf Announces Annual Awards for Performance Excellence

Travel     11:40 am, July 19, 2016

Marriott Golf manages 50 golf courses in 12 countries across four continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf

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The European Tour and the Asian Tour announce ‘Strategic Alliance’

The European Tour and the Asian Tour announce ‘Strategic Alliance’

Sponsorship     11:02 am, July 18, 2016

The European Tour and the Asian Tour have today announced a ‘Strategic Alliance’ which officially ratifies the relationship between the two Tours

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First Minister and Stars at The Open in the spotlight at Royal Troon

First Minister and Stars at The Open in the spotlight at Royal Troon

Media     10:58 am, July 18, 2016

The world’s best golfers, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and One Direction’s Niall Horan were in the media spotlight at The 145th Open when they were interviewed by Sky Academy junior reporters at golf’s oldest Championship

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SuperStroke Release Limited Edition Patriotic Grips

SuperStroke Release Limited Edition Patriotic Grips

New Products     10:58 am, July 18, 2016

National flag designs promoted ahead of golf returning to Olympic Games

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Get into golf and get active in Nottingham

Get into golf and get active in Nottingham

Growing the Game     10:57 am, July 18, 2016

Get into golf opportunities from England Golf are on offer as part of the city’s 2016 ParkLives programme which encourages people to make the most of their local park

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DLF’s ProNitro® shows significant difference in germination at Mid Herts GC

DLF’s ProNitro® shows significant difference in germination at Mid Herts GC

Courses     10:57 am, July 18, 2016

Head Greenkeeper of Mid Herts GC, Jody Wilson, and his team took part in a trial of the recently launched ProNitro coated seed from DLF

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Scot’s Charity Efforts Earn Top Award

Scot’s Charity Efforts Earn Top Award

People     10:56 am, July 18, 2016

East Renfrewshire Golf Club’s Stewart Russell, who has helped raise £250,000 over 15 years for a number of good causes, received the Toby Sunderland Award during the PGA’s annual reception on the eve of the Open Championship at Royal Troon

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New GM to oversee £1m upgrade at Belton Woods

New GM to oversee £1m upgrade at Belton Woods

Travel     10:56 am, July 18, 2016

Well-known hotelier Seamus Coen is to oversee a £1million-plus upgrade of the facilities at Belton Woods after being appointed as new general manager at the top Lincolnshire golf resort

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Pedro Lencart Silva Wins The Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie)

Pedro Lencart Silva Wins The Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie)

Growing the Game     10:55 am, July 18, 2016

A record 80 countries were represented in the field of girl and boy golfers aged 16 and under. The 2015 and 2011 Champion Golfers of the Year, Zach Johnson and Darren Clarke, attended the opening reception

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