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October 9th, 2019

There are just over 100 days to go before BTME  and The PGA Merchandise Show. Check out the GBN.com Diary of Events for a list of 12 Exhibitions and Conferences coming soon all around the world.

Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com/

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UK Golf Federation Launch GolfBIC 2020

UK Golf Federation Launch GolfBIC 2020

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:36 pm, October 18, 2019

GolfBIC is the annual industry show for the proprietary golf course and driving range owners in the UK with the Monday packed full of key golf industry presentations, the opportunity to meet major suppliers for our businesses and enjoy supportive networking.

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‘Iron Golfer’ challenge to help juniors gets perfect start at Carnoustie

‘Iron Golfer’ challenge to help juniors gets perfect start at Carnoustie

Growing the Game     1:42 pm, October 18, 2019

#TheGreatBritishOpenChallenge gets off to best possible start with ‘wonderful’ £5,000 donation from Carnoustie Golf Links. PGA Professional Luke Willett is fundraising for the Golf Foundation, the national charity that changes the lives of young people by introducing them to golf

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Walton Heath signs up to R&A’s Women in Golf Charter

Walton Heath signs up to R&A’s Women in Golf Charter

Growing the Game     12:23 pm, October 18, 2019

Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey is at the forefront of a global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf. The world-renowned club, which has hosted numerous international tournaments, including the Ryder Cup, will become the first in Surrey to sign up for the ‘Women in Golf Charter’ which was […]

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GOLFTV Releases Final Plans For Tokyo Skins Match

GOLFTV Releases Final Plans For Tokyo Skins Match

Sponsorship     12:08 pm, October 18, 2019

GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR has added an exciting new dimension to the inaugural MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins to finalise its plans for the event, which takes place on Monday, 21 October. With a combined 479 test caps and three Rugby World Cup winner’s medals between them, George Gregan (Australia), Bryan Habana (South Africa), Brian […]

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Finca Cortesin wins IAGTO ‘Golf Experience’ Award

Finca Cortesin wins IAGTO ‘Golf Experience’ Award

Travel     11:28 am, October 18, 2019

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa captured the inaugural ‘Golf Experience’ Award for 2020 at the International Association of Golf Tour Operators awards held at IGTM in Marrackech. The exclusive resort in Andalusia was also voted as the best luxury golfing venue in Spain. IAGTO’s global network of 700-plus golf tour operators in 64 countries […]

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Celtic Manor to host 2020 IGTM

Celtic Manor to host 2020 IGTM

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:20 am, October 18, 2019

The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales will play host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) next year from 26-29 October – the first time the global business event for the golf travel industry has been welcomed to the UK. The 2010 Ryder Cup venue in Newport will welcome more than 1,000 international golf tourism […]

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PGA Catalunya earns double crown at IAGTO Awards

PGA Catalunya earns double crown at IAGTO Awards

Travel     10:10 am, October 18, 2019

PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain has collected the IAGTO Sustainability Award for Nature Protection 2020, while its 5-star Hotel Camiral won the Hotel Experience Award for Spain. Each year, the IAGTO Sustainability Awards, which form part of the golf tourism industry’s wider IAGTO Awards, recognise excellence in environmental and social responsibility. They are awarded by global golf […]

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New Verti-Drain helps The Centurion Club prepare for UL International Crown

New Verti-Drain helps The Centurion Club prepare for UL International Crown

Courses     10:00 am, October 18, 2019

Televised to millions, 2020 will be the fourth edition of the Women’s Professional tournament and the first time it will be hosted in the UK

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Adare Manor wins Golf Resort of the Year at IAGTO Awards

Adare Manor wins Golf Resort of the Year at IAGTO Awards

Travel     10:00 am, October 18, 2019

Adare Manor has added to its growing list of accolades after being named 2020 IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year, and collecting the Hotel Experience Award (Ireland), at the annual IAGTO Awards, the closing event of IGTM in Marrakech, Morocco. The awards, honouring the best in golf tourism, recognise the significant investment Adare Manor […]

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Double success for Cambodia at IAGTO Awards

Double success for Cambodia at IAGTO Awards

Travel     9:45 am, October 18, 2019

Fast-emerging Asian golfing hotspot Cambodia has been named 2020 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year in the 20th annual IAGTO Awards. Announced at a ceremony in Marrakech, Morocco, on the final day of the International Golf Travel Market, the honour marked a notable double for the country as the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort […]

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Tiger Woods to publish life story

Tiger Woods to publish life story

Media     9:30 am, October 18, 2019

Tiger Woods is to tell his life story in his own words for the first time in a new book to be published next year under the title ‘Back’. Described by publishers HarperCollins as a ‘candid and intimate narrative of one of the most storied and accomplished athletes in history’, the book will cover the […]

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R&A reveal host venues for 2020 Senior Open qualifying

R&A reveal host venues for 2020 Senior Open qualifying

Sponsorship     9:15 am, October 18, 2019

Four of South East England’s most prestigious golf clubs have been chosen to host qualifying events for the 2020 Senior Open presented by Rolex being held at Sunningdale Golf Club next summer. Hopefuls will compete for a minimum of 24 places at Burhill, The Berkshire, Camberley Heath (pictured above) and Foxhills in their bid to […]

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Sunday Times names Tewkesbury Park as one of Britain’s Top 100 Hotels

Sunday Times names Tewkesbury Park as one of Britain’s Top 100 Hotels

Travel     9:00 am, October 18, 2019

Just four golf resorts have achieved recognition by The Sunday Times in their new Top 100 British Hotels list, published last weekend (October 13). Tewkesbury Park in Gloucestershire, which recently completed a £10m facelift, is the only golf resort in the southern half of Great Britain to make the list. Rockliffe Hall in the north […]

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World Hickory Championship on Scotland’s Golf Coast

World Hickory Championship on Scotland’s Golf Coast

Salesroom & Memorabilia     9:00 am, October 18, 2019

Record international field attending 15th World Hickory Open Championship on Scotland’s Golf Coast

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Marrakech Meant Business For IGTM 2019

Marrakech Meant Business For IGTM 2019

Exhibitions & Conferences     8:39 am, October 18, 2019

The sun shone on the 22nd edition of International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), which took place in the bustling city of Marrakech in Morocco this week (October 14-17). The city provided the backdrop for the perfect blend of climate, culture and golf, with the show welcoming more than 1,300 industry professionals from around the world […]

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Golf’s ‘Massive’ Opportunity: Men’s and Women’s Tournaments

Golf’s ‘Massive’ Opportunity: Men’s and Women’s Tournaments

Opinion     5:27 pm, October 17, 2019

New multimedia feature and podcast: Can the rise of women’s sport grow golf participation?

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Exciting appointment for European Conference on Club Management

Exciting appointment for European Conference on Club Management

Exhibitions & Conferences     5:00 pm, October 17, 2019

Ed Plunket, Secretary of The City of London Club, will moderate the CMAE’s European Conference on Club Management, together with CMAE Director of Education Torbjörn Johansson. The Conference will take place in Cascais, Portugal, 17-19 November

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Lowry extends equipment contract With Srixon/Cleveland

Lowry extends equipment contract With Srixon/Cleveland

Sponsorship     3:25 pm, October 17, 2019

Open Champion Shane Lowry has signed an extension to his equipment contract with Srixon and Cleveland Golf. The 32-year-old Irishman, who is currently ranked 18th in the world, has played with Srixon and Cleveland equipment since 2004, and has been with the brand since he turned professional just over 10 years ago. “I am absolutely […]

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Lynx Joins UN Global Compact Initiative

Lynx Joins UN Global Compact Initiative

Corporate     3:09 pm, October 17, 2019

Lynx Golf has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. Lynx Golf is now one just under 10,000 other companies globally who have signed up to the programme, which calls on companies to align their operations and strategies with ten […]

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Glasgow course sold for £750k may re-open

Glasgow course sold for £750k may re-open

Property     11:40 am, October 17, 2019

Eastwood Golf Club, a 126-year-old private club located on Glasgow’s south side which closed six months ago, has been sold for the asking price of £750,000 and may yet re-open as a golf club. The club, which is located 14 miles from Glasgow city centre, shut down in May after going into administration. Early bidders were […]

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Odyssey Unveils New Stroke Lab Putters

Odyssey Unveils New Stroke Lab Putters

New Products     8:30 am, October 17, 2019

Odyssey Golf is to add two new models to its Stroke Lab putter range with the introduction of the Black Ten and Black Bird of Prey. On sale from January next year, both new models boast a high MOI construction and Odyssey’s innovative Stroke Lab weight distribution to improve performance dynamics for a more consistent […]

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Formby Golf Club to Invest £750K for Course Upgrades

Formby Golf Club to Invest £750K for Course Upgrades

Courses     3:02 pm, October 16, 2019

Formby Golf Club, one of the world’s greatest links courses which has played host to all amateur golf tournaments over the last 135 years, is proud to announce significant investment in its golf course over the next six years

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Toro More Than Up For The Job At Upminster

Toro More Than Up For The Job At Upminster

Courses     2:58 pm, October 16, 2019

When Andy Cracknell assumed his new post as course manager at Upminster Golf Club two years ago, one of his first projects was overseeing the installation of a new irrigation system, all he had to do was choose who to go with

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Book your place at NCG’s course rankings awards ceremony

Book your place at NCG’s course rankings awards ceremony

Media     2:49 pm, October 16, 2019

National Club Golfer will reveal their inaugural rankings list of GB&I’s Top 100 courses at a black-tie awards ceremony in November hosted by Andrew Cotter. The event will be held at the Royal Armouries, in Leeds, on Thursday November 21.

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IAGTO announces Quality Assured Certification scheme for golf courses worldwide

IAGTO announces Quality Assured Certification scheme for golf courses worldwide

Travel     12:58 pm, October 16, 2019

To mark the occasion of reaching 1,000 golf club and golf resort members across 80 countries, IAGTO is announcing two new programmes at IGTM this week to help golf courses worldwide attract more golf travellers

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Foremost recruits I.T specialist to drive digital marketing projects

Foremost recruits I.T specialist to drive digital marketing projects

Corporate     12:53 pm, October 16, 2019

Foremost Golf, the U.K’s largest retail and marketing services group, has appointed I.T expert, Tom Law, to support the development of the group’s digital marketing projects.

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IMG Attends IGTM In Morocco

IMG Attends IGTM In Morocco

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:49 pm, October 16, 2019

IMG is at the International Golf Travel Market from 14th to 17th October, held in Marrakech, Morocco. Multiple IMG Managed & Prestige clubs are exhibiting at this year’s IGTM and the teams are looking forward to meeting with different Tour Operators, DMCs and Media throughout the week

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Two Brighton Golf Courses With Scope For Further Leisure Development

Two Brighton Golf Courses With Scope For Further Leisure Development

Property     10:41 am, October 16, 2019

Savills, on behalf of clients Brighton & Hove City Council, has brought Hollingbury and Waterhall Golf courses to the market. The Council is inviting proposals to let the sites for the next 25 years to provide golf and/or other leisure uses

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Finance package paying off for Seaton Carew

Finance package paying off for Seaton Carew

Courses     10:00 am, October 16, 2019

Seaton Carew Golf Club near Hartlepool will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024 and the club, which is the 10th oldest in England, is determined to make sure its course is in the best condition possible for those celebrations.

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love.golf tees up women’s group coaching in Dubai

love.golf tees up women’s group coaching in Dubai

Growing the Game     9:46 am, October 16, 2019

love.golf, the pioneering group coaching experience exclusively for women, will tee off in Dubai in October.

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La Mer Course jumps into Top 20 of Continental Europe’s finest golf courses

La Mer Course jumps into Top 20 of Continental Europe’s finest golf courses

Travel     9:40 am, October 16, 2019

Nine-hole sister course follows suit, adding another 2109 accolade to Le Touquet Golf Resort's roster

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Royal Mid-Surrey Adds The Lakes To Global Club Links

Royal Mid-Surrey Adds The Lakes To Global Club Links

Management Topics     9:29 am, October 16, 2019

Australian Open venue joins 33 other courses in 15 countries on reciprocal list

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