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BIGGA Pledge Follows UK Referendum Result

June 24th, 2016

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association is to be congratulated for its prompt reaffirmation of its pledge to support its members during the uncertainties that lie ahead.

It remains to be seen if the referendum result will have an impact upon golf’s ‘European’ associations for greenkeepers (FEGGA), golf professionals (PGAs of Europe), club owners (EGCOA) etc. but of one thing we can all be certain. When it comes to the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup, the players will still be representing Europe.

In fact golf is the only sport that I can think of where the whole of Europe plays together as one team……

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Rory McIlroy: Statement from The International Golf Federation

Rory McIlroy: Statement from The International Golf Federation

Sponsorship     10:57 am, June 23, 2016

The IGF comments upon the decision of Rory McIlroy not to take part in the Rio Olympics

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Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Repucom

Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Repucom

Corporate     10:53 am, June 23, 2016

Company will be ‘the Global Leader in Sports Intelligence and Measurement’

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Odyssey Introduces Limited Edition Milled Collection Rsx Putters

Odyssey Introduces Limited Edition Milled Collection Rsx Putters

New Products     10:47 am, June 23, 2016

Precision milled feedback and feel

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Macdonald Hotels & Resorts celebrates 10 years as European Challenge Tour Host

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts celebrates 10 years as European Challenge Tour Host

Corporate     10:41 am, June 23, 2016

The UK’s largest independently owned hotel group, this week celebrates its 10th anniversary as a European Challenge Tour host venue, as the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge returns to Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club

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APGS 2016 Lines Up Golf Extravaganza

APGS 2016 Lines Up Golf Extravaganza

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:34 am, June 23, 2016

Arrangements have been made for all Asia Pacific Golf Summit delegates to play at both Black Mountain Golf Club and Banyan Golf Club, also in Hua Hin

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Bronze Artwork Honours ‘Mr JCB’ On Centenary of His Birth

Bronze Artwork Honours ‘Mr JCB’ On Centenary of His Birth

Corporate     10:28 am, June 22, 2016

The centenary of the birth of JCB’s Founder was marked with the unveiling of a specially commissioned bronze bust

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Lamkin Offers Free Marketing Pack For Retailers

Lamkin Offers Free Marketing Pack For Retailers

Corporate     10:23 am, June 22, 2016

Devised with PGA Professionals, the Lamkin Marketing Pack provides tried and tested routes to increased profits

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David Guy joins Godfreys

David Guy joins Godfreys

People     10:15 am, June 22, 2016

Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Limited announces the appointment of David Guy to the position of area sales manager for Kent.

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Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group Acquires Sparky’s Garage

Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group Acquires Sparky’s Garage

Corporate     10:11 am, June 22, 2016

Merges with Billy Casper Golf’s Digital Marketing Team to form Buffalo Agency

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Tiffany Chan Inspires Next Generation of Hong Kong Golfers

Tiffany Chan Inspires Next Generation of Hong Kong Golfers

Growing the Game     10:08 am, June 22, 2016

The pupils were at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling to enjoy a range of golfing activities, including ShortGolf, a fun and easy introduction to the game and an integral part of the HSBC Golf For Schools initiative

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GreenLinks leads sustainability for The Open

GreenLinks leads sustainability for The Open

Management Topics     1:31 pm, June 21, 2016

The R&A has launched a new initiative designed to make The Open one of the world’s most sustainable sporting events

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Savills markets Chart Hills with guide price of £2.75 million

Savills markets Chart Hills with guide price of £2.75 million

Property     1:24 pm, June 21, 2016

Savills, on behalf of a private client, is marketing the freehold interest in Chart Hills Golf Club in Biddenden, Kent from a guide price of £2.75 million

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Lough Erne Resort Reveals Major Investment Programme

Lough Erne Resort Reveals Major Investment Programme

Travel     1:19 pm, June 21, 2016

New Management Team committed to strengthening tourism offering at luxury destination

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EGCOA and Yamaha Golf Cars announce their partnership

EGCOA and Yamaha Golf Cars announce their partnership

Management Topics     1:14 pm, June 21, 2016

Through their partnership, the EGCOA and Yamaha hope to give national golf course owners associations and their members a tool to build their strategy upon for the coming years to find and bind more players into the game.

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Portsmouth Golf Centre Boosts Profits with help from Huxley Golf

Portsmouth Golf Centre Boosts Profits with help from Huxley Golf

Corporate     1:09 pm, June 21, 2016

The South Coast based golf hub has recorded an 11% uplift in lesson income and improved sales through its pro shop in the first four months of 2016.  Owner Terry Healy puts this down to his investment in a new all-weather coaching area

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Ryder Cup Trophy Tour to Visit Paris

Ryder Cup Trophy Tour to Visit Paris

Sponsorship     1:02 pm, June 21, 2016

The Trophy will be welcomed to France by Jean van de Velde, the first Frenchman to play in the Ryder Cup, and Pascal Grizot, President of The 2018 Ryder Cup French Committee, who will launch the Paris leg of The Ryder Cup Trophy Tour beside the Eiffel Tower on 27 June

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“Nicklaus Nine” Opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course

“Nicklaus Nine” Opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course

Courses     12:58 pm, June 21, 2016

This one-of-a-kind, 18-hole course for wounded and disabled veterans in Lakewood, Wash. is Nicklaus Design's 400th Course Worldwide

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Hilton Tees Up for a Bumper Summer of Golf

Hilton Tees Up for a Bumper Summer of Golf

Travel     12:57 pm, June 21, 2016

Hilton becomes Official Partner of Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and BMW International Open and launches inaugural Hilton Golf Championship

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Troon Rolls Into Switzerland 

Troon Rolls Into Switzerland 

Corporate     9:49 am, June 21, 2016

Troon Golf continues to forge ahead in Europe this year with the signing of Golfclub Domat/Ems, located in the stunning region of Tumalandschaft, Switzerland

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PowaKaddy Shines Spotlight on New Freeway & Touch Trolleys

PowaKaddy Shines Spotlight on New Freeway & Touch Trolleys

New Products     9:35 am, June 21, 2016

Market-leading brand unveils series of videos to showcase new product range

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Golf Genius Manages One Millionth Round

Golf Genius Manages One Millionth Round

Corporate     9:35 am, June 21, 2016

The leading provider of cloud based golf tournament management solutions is celebrating the recent milestone of managing over one million rounds of golf around the world

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Murray Urquhart Joins Nairn Golf Club As Teaching Pro

Murray Urquhart Joins Nairn Golf Club As Teaching Pro

People     9:35 am, June 21, 2016

Former European Tour player Murray Urquhart is to lead a drive to enhance Nairn Golf Club’s junior programme as part of a new role as full-time teaching professional

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LET Star Joins Beginners for Worldwide Women’s Golf Day at Stoke Park

LET Star Joins Beginners for Worldwide Women’s Golf Day at Stoke Park

Growing the Game     9:35 am, June 21, 2016

The first worldwide Women's Golf Day saw almost 30 ladies take their first steps in the sport at the five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire

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Stellar Field of Major Champions for Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth

Stellar Field of Major Champions for Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth

People     11:09 am, June 20, 2016

The UK event, part of the world-leading Gary Player Invitational series which has raised more than $62 million for charity, will welcome global stars and legends of the game including Masters Champion Danny Willett

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John Deere appoints new managing director for UK & Ireland

John Deere appoints new managing director for UK & Ireland

People     11:03 am, June 20, 2016

Jonathan Henry takes over the role on 1 July from Antony Scott, who has elected to retire after 40 years of distinguished service with the company

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AGIF Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar Heads to Ho Chi Minh City

AGIF Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar Heads to Ho Chi Minh City

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:59 am, June 20, 2016

Five of the region’s most high-profile turf grass experts will deliver keynote presentations at next month’s Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar

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South African golf bodies join global sustainability drive

South African golf bodies join global sustainability drive

Management Topics     10:53 am, June 20, 2016

PGA of South Africa, Club Managers Association of Southern Africa and Turf Grass Managers Association of Southern Africa, the three bodies at the heart of the South African golf industry have committed to the vision of the Golf Environment Organization

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Trick King Edwards Extends Gloria Link-Up

Trick King Edwards Extends Gloria Link-Up

Corporate     10:47 am, June 20, 2016

David Edwards has continued his link-up with the fabulous resort in Belek, Turkey, which is the only 45-hole golf resort on the Turkish Riviera

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Ho Tram Players Championship to Mark Historic Occasion for Asian Tour

Ho Tram Players Championship to Mark Historic Occasion for Asian Tour

Sponsorship     10:42 am, June 20, 2016

Vietnam to host Asian Tour’s flagship event at ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip

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