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Challenging conditions

July 25th, 2014

We have reported plenty of good news stories in recent weeks but there are no grounds for complacency – there is much work to do. As stated by Callaway Golf this week, even after an excellent first half year performance, market conditions will remain challenging.

We have been warned!

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

@GBNPublisher

Postal Ballot on  motion to admit women as members of R&A

Postal Ballot on motion to admit women as members of R&A

Management Topics     5:33 pm, July 25, 2014

A postal ballot among members of the Club on a motion to admit women as members will be conducted prior to the announcement of the result on 18 September 2014.

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Direct Golf and Sports Direct Create Specialist Golf Collaboration Superpower

Direct Golf and Sports Direct Create Specialist Golf Collaboration Superpower

Corporate     3:58 pm, July 25, 2014

The deal sees Sports Direct take an equity stake and provide funding to fulfil Direct Golf’s ambition to become Europe’s number one golf retail specialist with John Andrew, owner and founder of Direct Golf, retaining majority ownership and day-to-day control of the business

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Callaway Golf Company First Half Results

Callaway Golf Company First Half Results

Corporate     3:57 pm, July 25, 2014

Callaway Golf announces a 9% increase In Sales, a 40% increase in Operating Income, and a 12% increase in Earnings Per Share for the First Half Of 2014

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Two-month countdown to The 2014 Ryder Cup begins with first Club Car fleet delivery to Gleneagles

Two-month countdown to The 2014 Ryder Cup begins with first Club Car fleet delivery to Gleneagles

Sponsorship     3:57 pm, July 25, 2014

The first Club Car vehicles for use in The 2014 Ryder Cup are on site at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, to assist pre-event operations.

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Wirral celebrates another fantastic Open!

Wirral celebrates another fantastic Open!

Travel     3:56 pm, July 25, 2014

More than 200,000 people attended the Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, last week, meeting all predictions for attendance at the event.

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Aquatrols Acquires Farmura Environmental Ltd.

Aquatrols Acquires Farmura Environmental Ltd.

Corporate     3:55 pm, July 25, 2014

Aquatrols Corporation of America, the world leader in soil surfactant technology, has acquired Farmura Environmental which supplies the European market and since 2007 has served as Aquatrols’ principal distributor in the UK

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Speedcut golf course projects keep busy teams on the ball

Speedcut golf course projects keep busy teams on the ball

Courses     3:55 pm, July 25, 2014

Speedcut Contractors have been busy with various golf projects during the early summer. In one of their most hectic periods they have been installing drainage and building bunkers and paths at golf clubs

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SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Host 30th Golf Industry Lunch at The Open

SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Host 30th Golf Industry Lunch at The Open

Management Topics     3:54 pm, July 25, 2014

For a fifth year, SMS INC. teamed up with the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) to stage the Golf Industry Lunch in support of the Golf Foundation’s initiative HSBC Golf Roots

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Dellanzo Group of Switzerland Expands Into UK

Dellanzo Group of Switzerland Expands Into UK

People     3:52 pm, July 25, 2014

The new company will be focusing on all areas of design services, restaurant concepts and helping to promote the game

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New ‘GOLFAs’ awards event aims to salute club heroes

New ‘GOLFAs’ awards event aims to salute club heroes

Sponsorship     3:49 pm, July 25, 2014

The 2014 GOLFAs, sponsored by Teeofftimes.co.uk, have been launched by the publishers of National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer magazines in association with awards specialists Createvents

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Golf Tour Operators Set To Benefit From Burgeoning Costa Daurada Appeal

Golf Tour Operators Set To Benefit From Burgeoning Costa Daurada Appeal

Travel     3:48 pm, July 25, 2014

Costa Daurada, on Spain’s North East coast, is demonstrating its potential to become a leading golf destination in Europe

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England Golf names new coaches

England Golf names new coaches

People     3:48 pm, July 25, 2014

England Golf has appointed Jeremy Bennett as the new lead coach for the national boys’ squad. He will take up his position in September

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St Andrews Golf Book Seeks ‘Kickstarter’ Funding

St Andrews Golf Book Seeks ‘Kickstarter’ Funding

Media     3:48 pm, July 25, 2014

“St. Andrews—In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris” in Kickstarter Campaign: the first-to feature a book about Historic Golf Town

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England Golf launches strategy to ‘raise our game’

England Golf launches strategy to ‘raise our game’

Growing the Game     9:10 am, July 24, 2014

England Golf is launching its Strategic Plan for 2014-17 with a call to all who care about golf to join together to ‘raise our game’ to build a bright future for the sport

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BGL appoints Guy Riggott as new Operations Director, Golf Division

BGL appoints Guy Riggott as new Operations Director, Golf Division

People     9:09 am, July 24, 2014

Burhill Golf and Leisure, which owns and operates 10 UK golf venues, has appointed Guy Riggott as the new Operations Director of its Golf Division commencing Monday, 8th September

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Nicklaus Club-Beijing opens for play in China

Nicklaus Club-Beijing opens for play in China

Courses     9:09 am, July 24, 2014

Jack Nicklaus completed his new signature course over two years of renovations, including a complete reconstruction of the 18-hole golf course, club house and facilities, making it the top golf course and club in the country’s capital city

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EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design Invites Applicants

EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design Invites Applicants

Management Topics     9:08 am, July 24, 2014

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design is inviting applicants for its next intake in spring 2015

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American Golf Opens Flagship London Store

American Golf Opens Flagship London Store

Corporate     9:02 am, July 24, 2014

Europe’s largest golf retailer has opened a new flagship store just a stone’s throw from Monument in the heart of the City of London

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Specialist Coaching for Blind and Visually Handicapped Golfers

Specialist Coaching for Blind and Visually Handicapped Golfers

Growing the Game     9:01 am, July 24, 2014

Leicestershire’s Anders Mankert, head professional at Cosby GC, has developed a highly acclaimed expertise in coaching totally blind and visually handicapped golfers to play and progress in the game

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England Golf and TaylorMade-adidas Golf announce new four year partnership

England Golf and TaylorMade-adidas Golf announce new four year partnership

Sponsorship     9:01 am, July 24, 2014

England Golf and TaylorMade-adidas Golf have announced that they are to establish a new partnership to support the England national golf squads

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Caxton FX launches sponsorship with British golfer Mel Reid

Caxton FX launches sponsorship with British golfer Mel Reid

Sponsorship     9:00 am, July 24, 2014

The London-based currency company is delighted to announce Melissa Reid as its brand ambassador

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