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Breaking News: Wirral Council in Partnership with Jack Nicklaus

July 10th, 2015

We don’t often publish 16 stories in one day. In fact we were just to go press the ‘send’ button after 15 when we received a press release from Wirral Council. We thought that you would like to know about the Council’s plans, which include an 18-hole championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a proposed top class Marriott hotel, including health and spa facilities and a clubhouse, and a ‘Links Academy’ where visitors can learn about the unique demands of playing links golf. Just scroll down the page and take your pick of today’s news.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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@GBNPublisher

Champion Golfers’ Challenge Draw Released ahead of The Open

Champion Golfers’ Challenge Draw Released ahead of The Open

Sponsorship     3:08 pm, July 9, 2015

UPDATE Please note Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from The Open and The Champion Golfers’ Challenge

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Arm Lock Putter Puts Kuchar out in front for 2016

Arm Lock Putter Puts Kuchar out in front for 2016

New Products     3:02 pm, July 9, 2015

Star putter pinpoints self-designed Bettinardi model for success on greens

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Golf Foundation thanks Ladies European Tour for encouraging new girls into golf

Golf Foundation thanks Ladies European Tour for encouraging new girls into golf

Growing the Game     3:02 pm, July 9, 2015

90 girls were given a taste of the professional game during the week of the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club

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Castle Stuart to be focus of Scottish Open Economic Study

Castle Stuart to be focus of Scottish Open Economic Study

Management Topics     3:02 pm, July 9, 2015

As some of the world’s best golfers pitch up this week for the Scottish Open, a new study is being planned to calculate the economic value of the tournament

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John Williams to be England Golf President in 2017

John Williams to be England Golf President in 2017

People     3:00 pm, July 9, 2015

John Williams, who has played a key role in running national amateur golf championships, has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2016

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Royal Jersey Golf Club Invests £¼m in Toro

Royal Jersey Golf Club Invests £¼m in Toro

Courses     3:00 pm, July 9, 2015

The prestigious Royal Jersey Golf Club, situated on the east coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, is benefitting from a new fleet of turfcare equipment following a near £¼m investment in Toro

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LET reaches Latin America with Q School launch

LET reaches Latin America with Q School launch

Sponsorship     3:00 pm, July 9, 2015

The Ladies European Tour is extending its global presence ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games by adding a South American pre-qualifier to its 2015 Lalla Aicha Tour School

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Golf Legends Collaborate To Design Exclusive New Course

Golf Legends Collaborate To Design Exclusive New Course

Courses     12:37 pm, July 8, 2015

For the first time Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino are collaborating on one golf course design. It is for Jim Justice at The Greenbrier Sporting Club

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France’s Le Golf National Installs New Toro® Irrigation System

France’s Le Golf National Installs New Toro® Irrigation System

Courses     12:36 pm, July 8, 2015

Lynx® Central Control takes the guesswork out of water conservation

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GolfBuddy renews Sponsorship with PGAs of Europe

GolfBuddy renews Sponsorship with PGAs of Europe

Corporate     12:35 pm, July 8, 2015

GolfBuddy has renewed its support for the PGAs of Europe as its ‘Official Handheld GPS Rangefinder’ and Corporate Partner

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New partnership is On Course to grow the game

New partnership is On Course to grow the game

Growing the Game     12:35 pm, July 8, 2015

England Golf and On Course Foundation have announced a partnership to involve more injured, wounded and sick Service personnel and veterans in golf

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Deere & Company extends PGA TOUR relationship until 2023

Deere & Company extends PGA TOUR relationship until 2023

Sponsorship     12:34 pm, July 8, 2015

John Deere will continue as a title sponsor of professional golf until 2023 as a result of a seven-year extension announced by Deere & Company, the PGA TOUR and the John Deere Classic

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Ireland’s Lough Erne Resort Welcomes New Owners

Ireland’s Lough Erne Resort Welcomes New Owners

Property     1:25 pm, July 7, 2015

Purchase of the five-star luxury hotel and golf resort located near Enniskillen has been completed by a U.S. investment group led by Vine Avenue Advisors, LLC, and TRU Hotels and Resorts, a hotel investment and management company

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Emma Clifford Named New General Manager at Aldwickbury Park

Emma Clifford Named New General Manager at Aldwickbury Park

People     1:24 pm, July 7, 2015

Aldwickbury Park, one of ten UK BGL Golf venues, announces that Emma Clifford has been appointed new General Manager of the Harpenden-based leisure destination.

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Callaway Introduces Mack Daddy 3 Milled Wedges 

Callaway Introduces Mack Daddy 3 Milled Wedges 

New Products     1:24 pm, July 7, 2015

MD3 range will match wedge grinds and spin performance to swing style and playing conditions

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Troon to Manage King Kamehameha Golf Club in Hawaii

Troon to Manage King Kamehameha Golf Club in Hawaii

Corporate     1:23 pm, July 7, 2015

Known as Maui’s only private 18-hole golf course, King Kamehameha Golf Club is a historic property featuring bi-coastal ocean views with a historic clubhouse designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright

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Yamaha Golf Cars
The Golf Paper Signs New Star Columnists

The Golf Paper Signs New Star Columnists

Media     1:23 pm, July 7, 2015

‘The Golf Paper’, Britain’s only dedicated weekly golf publication, has signed three star columnists to add to its growing team of the sport’s top writers and commentators

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OGIO’s New Bags Feature Silencer Technology

OGIO’s New Bags Feature Silencer Technology

New Products     1:23 pm, July 7, 2015

The new ‘Silencer’ range is engineered to put an end to irritating ‘Bag Chatter’ once and for all

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Brand USA allies with Global Golf Tourism Group

Brand USA allies with Global Golf Tourism Group

Travel     1:22 pm, July 7, 2015

The destination-marketing organization for the U.S. is partnering with the International Association of Golf Tour Operators to raise the profile of American golf-related tourism among global travellers

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Gullane Opens Its Doors to ‘New-Look’ Clubhouse

Gullane Opens Its Doors to ‘New-Look’ Clubhouse

Courses     11:43 am, July 6, 2015

One of Scotland’s most iconic golf clubs has opened its doors to a newly revamped clubhouse following an extensive 21st century upgrade

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The Union of Business, Golf and Giving

The Union of Business, Golf and Giving

Sponsorship     11:43 am, July 6, 2015

There are untold riches in the golf industry. At the same time, golf is unrivalled in the world of sport in terms of its potential to give back (contribution by Black Knight International)

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Nike Golf’s Latest Club Collection Pays Tribute to the History of the Game

Nike Golf’s Latest Club Collection Pays Tribute to the History of the Game

New Products     11:42 am, July 6, 2015

The latest edition of the Nike Golf Club Collection, a tribute to golf’s heritage, releases in time for The Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland

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Approach Golf take on OGIO UK Distribution and Expand Sales Team

Approach Golf take on OGIO UK Distribution and Expand Sales Team

Corporate     11:42 am, July 6, 2015

OGIO, the innovative designer of golf bags with unique styling infused with intelligent design, has appointed Dutch-based distributor Approach Golf to handle its UK golf distribution

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Asia’s Golf Marketing Amigos

Asia’s Golf Marketing Amigos

People     11:41 am, July 6, 2015

The seven sales and marketing consultants at Bangkok-based Golfasian make up a diverse group selling and delivering bucket-list golf holiday experiences to people from every corner of the globe

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CGI and IGCMA team up to host Irish Golf Club Management Development Programme

CGI and IGCMA team up to host Irish Golf Club Management Development Programme

Management Topics     11:40 am, July 6, 2015

Confederation of Golf in Ireland and Irish Golf & Club Managers Association team up to host Irish Golf Club Management Development Programme Part One in November 2015 for second time resounding success of inaugural programme earlier this year

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New 5* Viva Zafiro Alcudia & Spa offers packages at Club de Golf Alcanada

New 5* Viva Zafiro Alcudia & Spa offers packages at Club de Golf Alcanada

Travel     11:40 am, July 6, 2015

The newest five-star hotel on the holiday island of Mallorca is offering autumn stay-and-play golf packages with its near-neighbour, the Trent Jones Jr-designed Club de Golf Alcanada

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