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September 5th, 2014

Many readers of GBN.com live far from these shores and have only a vague idea of the meanings of the acronyms SALTEX and BTME; BIGGA and IOG. The good news for you is that I am going to spare you from having to read about the latest goings-on. You can just scroll down this page and enjoy the read.

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As SALTEX closes, Pre-Registration Opens for BTME 2015

As SALTEX closes, Pre-Registration Opens for BTME 2015

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:53 pm, September 5, 2014

Pre-registration is officially open for BTME 2015 – ‘the turf management event of the year!’ says BIGGA

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Foremost Golf Teams up with Material Matters

Foremost Golf Teams up with Material Matters

Corporate     4:53 pm, September 5, 2014

Foremost Golf has appointed Material Matters as its procurement partner to manage the group’s successful Golf Club Buying Group.

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Booking Early for 2015 will catch the Best-Value Golf Breaks

Booking Early for 2015 will catch the Best-Value Golf Breaks

Travel     4:52 pm, September 5, 2014

‘Early Birdie’ offers great savings and rewards for bookings made in September

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McGinley to Unveil Revamped North Course at Quinta Do Lago

McGinley to Unveil Revamped North Course at Quinta Do Lago

Courses     4:52 pm, September 5, 2014

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will bring a busy few months to a memorable end in October when he officially opens his latest golf course design project

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Farol reveal new John Deere mower at SALTEX 2014

Farol reveal new John Deere mower at SALTEX 2014

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:51 pm, September 5, 2014

John Deere unveiled its new 1500 Series TerrainCut commercial front mower range for the first time in the UK at IOG SALTEX in September, on the Farol dealership stand

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European Tour returns to India in 2015

European Tour returns to India in 2015

Sponsorship     4:51 pm, September 5, 2014

Taking place from February 19-22, at a venue to be confirmed soon, the US$1.5million Indian Open will be co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour.

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Wiedenmann UK cushions costs with offer on Terra Rakes & Twister Blowers

Wiedenmann UK cushions costs with offer on Terra Rakes & Twister Blowers

Corporate     4:50 pm, September 5, 2014

Wiedenmann UK announced at SALTEX that they have a limited time offer on blowers and rakes. Wiedenmann’s Mega Twister and Whisper Twister are two of the quietest blowers on the market with blowing performances of 390 m³ and 200 m³ at 50 m per second respectively. Hugely powerful with great work rates they can manage […]

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£100,000 from EU funds awarded to Morlais Castle Golf Club

£100,000 from EU funds awarded to Morlais Castle Golf Club

Courses     4:50 pm, September 5, 2014

More than £100,000 is being invested in plans to turn a Welsh Valleys golf club into ‘a centre of excellence’

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Charterhouse Turf Machinery – the new home for Graden in the UK

Charterhouse Turf Machinery – the new home for Graden in the UK

New Products     4:49 pm, September 5, 2014

Launched at Saltex 2014 is the newly represented Graden product portfolio which rubs shoulders with new and improved Redexim products from Charterhouse Turf Machinery

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The LGU appoints Elaine Farquharson-Black as GB&I Captain

The LGU appoints Elaine Farquharson-Black as GB&I Captain

People     4:49 pm, September 5, 2014

Scot Elaine Farquharson-Black, a former Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy player, has been appointed by the Ladies’ Golf Union to Captain the Great Britain & Ireland golf teams for 2015 and 2016

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Loud and Clear– ClearWater the video

Loud and Clear– ClearWater the video

New Products     4:48 pm, September 5, 2014

Highspeed Group Ltd has just launched its third ClearWater video

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Yorkshire forms County Golf Partnership

Yorkshire forms County Golf Partnership

Growing the Game     4:48 pm, September 5, 2014

The move will give the county’s 200-plus clubs and golf facilities a powerful ally in the continuing campaign to encourage the next generation of players to take to the fairways and on into club membership opportunities

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New Motocaddy video highlights Easilock Stability

New Motocaddy video highlights Easilock Stability

New Products     4:48 pm, September 5, 2014

Video on new bag technology spotlights benefits to golfers

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Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

Salesroom & Memorabilia     4:47 pm, September 5, 2014

The replica was made by Asprey’s and is 12 inches high. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000

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‘Pitchcare’ and RSPB hold Golf Conservation Event

‘Pitchcare’ and RSPB hold Golf Conservation Event

Management Topics     4:44 pm, September 5, 2014

Pitchcare, in conjunction with the RSPB have organised a conservation event at Enville Golf Club on 18th September 2014

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Iben Tinning to Captain Europe’s 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup Team

Iben Tinning to Captain Europe’s 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup Team

People     4:43 pm, September 5, 2014

Denmark’s Iben Tinning has been appointed as the Captain of the European Team to play against America in the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup at Golf Club St Leon-Rot, near Heidelberg, Germany, on September 14-15, 2015. The 40 year-old four-time Solheim Cup player takes over the role from Scotland’s Janice Moodie as Europe bids to […]

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All Square Launches ‘Matchplay Month’

All Square Launches ‘Matchplay Month’

Corporate     4:43 pm, September 5, 2014

Building on the excitement of The Ryder Cup, the new social network for golfers hosts a series of free-to-enter online competitions throughout September 

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Stewart Golf announce partnership with Your Golf Travel

Stewart Golf announce partnership with Your Golf Travel

Corporate     4:42 pm, September 5, 2014

Premium trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf have announced Your Golf Travel as their official travel partner

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‘Scotland will stop to enjoy The Ryder Cup,’ says VisitScotland Chairman

‘Scotland will stop to enjoy The Ryder Cup,’ says VisitScotland Chairman

Travel     11:06 am, September 4, 2014

VisitScotland has welcomed the addition of home favourite Stephen Gallacher as well as Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood to the line-up for the European Team at The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

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Material Matters – Training the Team that Matters

Material Matters – Training the Team that Matters

Management Topics     11:06 am, September 4, 2014

After six months of research, surveys and feedback gathering, Material Matters will unveil their new Training Matters programme at a taster day on 14th October, which Ransomes Jacobsen is proud to sponsor

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Team Changes at The Wisley

Team Changes at The Wisley

People     10:58 am, September 4, 2014

Jill de Villiers Joins Team Wisley

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Expansion Continues At Poland’s Top Golf Resort

Expansion Continues At Poland’s Top Golf Resort

Travel     10:58 am, September 4, 2014

Modry Las Golf Club has doubled its number of rooms available to visiting golfers following the opening of a new wing of sumptuous garden suites

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Introducing Robert ‘Robban’ Andersson – the World’s most active golfer?

Introducing Robert ‘Robban’ Andersson – the World’s most active golfer?

People     10:57 am, September 4, 2014

Golf GameBook reveals Swedish golfer who has played 1,000 rounds of golf in 1,184 days and recorded every game on the free-to-download smartphone app

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Golfers Pitching In To Help Community Groups

Golfers Pitching In To Help Community Groups

Corporate     10:57 am, September 4, 2014

The Royal Dornoch Golf Club has set up a community fund which will give donations to groups to help their work

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