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October 28th, 2014

With the International Golf Travel Market at Villa Erba, Lake Como, just into its second day, it is hardly surprising that a larger than usual number of today’s posts deal with matters relating to Golf Tourism.

In a study published early in 2013 SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC valued the European Golf Tourism Business at around €1.5 billion. At IGTM the Company will reveal some more valuable insights and we look forward to reporting them later this week.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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@GBNPublisher

Honoured Els Hosts Royal Opening for Els Club Teluk Datai in Malaysia

Honoured Els Hosts Royal Opening for Els Club Teluk Datai in Malaysia

Courses     12:09 pm, October 30, 2014

Four-time Major Champion Ernie Els was joined by royalty to celebrate the official launch of his first ever-golf course creation in South East Asia – The Els Club Teluk Datai, Langkawi Malaysia

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Improving Career Prospects at ‘Continue To Learn’

Improving Career Prospects at ‘Continue To Learn’

Management Topics     12:08 pm, October 30, 2014

Continue to Learn and the Turf Managers’ Conference is not just for Course Managers and Head Greenkeepers

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Callaway Golf Re-Signs Phil Mickelson

Callaway Golf Re-Signs Phil Mickelson

Sponsorship     12:07 pm, October 30, 2014

Mickelson’s Hall of Fame career includes five major championship victories and 42 PGA Tour wins. As a Staff Pro, he will continue to play Callaway clubs, a Callaway golf ball and carry a Callaway Staff Bag

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C-BONS International Golf Group Acquires 22 U.S. Golf Clubs

C-BONS International Golf Group Acquires 22 U.S. Golf Clubs

Property     12:02 pm, October 30, 2014

Hong Kong investment group C-BONS International Golf Group (CBIGG) announces that it has completed the acquisition of 22 golf properties.

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Spencer Paul To Exhibit At The London Golf Show

Spencer Paul To Exhibit At The London Golf Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:02 pm, October 30, 2014

The boutique British brand will be exhibiting at the upcoming 10th annual London Golf Show from November 14-16 2014 at Glow Bluewater

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7 Year Old Golfer To Represent Great Britain In U.S.

7 Year Old Golfer To Represent Great Britain In U.S.

People     12:01 pm, October 30, 2014

Golf prodigy Jayden Phipps is to represent the UK at the Callaway World Junior Golf Championship next year in California

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Pattaya to Phuket by Golf Cart: Guinness World Record attempt

Pattaya to Phuket by Golf Cart: Guinness World Record attempt

People     12:01 pm, October 30, 2014

The 24 day, 1,200km drive in an electric golf cart from Pattaya to Phuket will raise money for Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation

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Global Golf Tour Operator Sales Grow For Third Consecutive Year

Global Golf Tour Operator Sales Grow For Third Consecutive Year

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:33 pm, October 29, 2014

The 17th International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) being staged in Lake Como, Northern Italy, opened with the news that global golf tour operator sales grew by 11.1% in 2013

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5th consecutive Ransomes Jacobsen leasing deal at Sittingbourne and Milton Regis GC

5th consecutive Ransomes Jacobsen leasing deal at Sittingbourne and Milton Regis GC

Courses     12:32 pm, October 29, 2014

Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club have taken delivery of £300,000 worth of new golf course maintenance equipment from the Dartford branch of Ernest Doe & Son

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Golfers’ ‘Golf Day Bible’ reaches 15th Year

Golfers’ ‘Golf Day Bible’ reaches 15th Year

Media     12:28 pm, October 29, 2014

The 2015 version of Golf News’ ‘Ultimate Guide to Society and Company Golf’ - a must-have publication for every society and corporate golf organiser - is published in January

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Garcia: ‘Focus on the Fun’

Garcia: ‘Focus on the Fun’

People     12:27 pm, October 29, 2014

Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia advises academy students at PGA Catalunya Resort to focus on the ‘fun’ side of golf to follow in his footsteps

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FootJoy Intoduces Premium Italian Leathers

FootJoy Intoduces Premium Italian Leathers

New Products     12:26 pm, October 29, 2014

FootJoy has introduced its stunning Premier line to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the immensely popular MyJoys Programme.

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Scotland’s Golf Coast launches inaugural ‘Saltire Trophy’

Scotland’s Golf Coast launches inaugural ‘Saltire Trophy’

Travel     12:25 pm, October 29, 2014

Open to all amateur golfers, this 72 hole Stableford tournament will be played during week commencing 24th November over Gullane No. 1, Dunbar Golf Club, Londniddry Golf Club and the Renaissance Club

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World of Golf Opens UK’s Most Advanced Teaching Facility

World of Golf Opens UK’s Most Advanced Teaching Facility

New Products     2:20 pm, October 28, 2014

New Performance Centre first to offer full range of hi-tech game changers

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Club Car “pivotal” in smooth running of The Ryder Cup

Club Car “pivotal” in smooth running of The Ryder Cup

Sponsorship     2:20 pm, October 28, 2014

Club Car has, once more, proved to be the driving force behind the scenes of The Ryder Cup, according to Paul Dunstan, The European Tour’s assistant operations director

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“Showdown: The Inside Story Of The Gleneagles Ryder Cup”

“Showdown: The Inside Story Of The Gleneagles Ryder Cup”

Media     2:19 pm, October 28, 2014

Published 30th October: BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter, with access to key players and personalities, tells the story of one of the world’s most dramatic sporting events

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Peter Millar and The PGAs of Europe Join Forces

Peter Millar and The PGAs of Europe Join Forces

Corporate     2:19 pm, October 28, 2014

The partnership coincides with refreshed strategic elements from the PGAs of Europe and Peter Millar’s strategic movement into Europe

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Ryder Cup effect sees record Scottish attendance at IGTM

Ryder Cup effect sees record Scottish attendance at IGTM

Travel     2:18 pm, October 28, 2014

The national tourism organisation has taken its largest ever number of Scottish golf businesses to the International Golf Travel Market this week

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Latest GolfPunk Issue Achieves 100,000 Unique Readers

Latest GolfPunk Issue Achieves 100,000 Unique Readers

Media     2:18 pm, October 28, 2014

Lexi Thompson Cover Star Issue on target to achieve 1,000,000 page views

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Logicalgolf Agreement Makes Perfect Sense

Logicalgolf Agreement Makes Perfect Sense

Corporate     2:18 pm, October 28, 2014

Logicalgolf Gym Solutions enables golfers to use innovative training aids in the gym to complement classic golf lessons

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Marcela Munoz appointed new Technical Manager for Syngenta Turf & Vegetation Management

Marcela Munoz appointed new Technical Manager for Syngenta Turf & Vegetation Management

People     2:17 pm, October 28, 2014

Turfgrass specialist with experience from US and South America; initiating pioneering turf research to maintain Syngenta lead in turf science solutions

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Troon Showcasing the Strength and Depth of Its International Portfolio

Troon Showcasing the Strength and Depth of Its International Portfolio

Travel     2:17 pm, October 28, 2014

Troon, and 14 of its world-class venues, will once again exhibit at IAGTO, the world's premier golf travel event, to the large contingent of international tour operators and buyers who have assembled for the annual gathering

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Lynx Unveils New Products at The Golf Show

Lynx Unveils New Products at The Golf Show

New Products     2:16 pm, October 28, 2014

Lynx is to launch new 'game improver' Boom Boom irons and Boom Boom 3 drivers with brightly coloured Graffaloy BiMatrx TP steel-tipped shafts.

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Ladies tee up new pathway into golf

Ladies tee up new pathway into golf

Growing the Game     2:16 pm, October 28, 2014

A new initiative is making it easier than ever for ladies to give golf a go and enjoy a sport that brings many health and social benefits

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La Manga Club International Pro-Am Returns to 2015 Tournament Schedule

La Manga Club International Pro-Am Returns to 2015 Tournament Schedule

Travel     2:15 pm, October 28, 2014

The 2015 edition of the La Manga Club International Pro-Am will make its return to the PGAs of Europe-sanctioned events line-up from February 17-19, 2015, with up to 30 teams from across the continent set to contest an overall prize fund of €30,000

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Galgorm Castle named IGTOA Parkland Course of the Year 2014

Galgorm Castle named IGTOA Parkland Course of the Year 2014

Courses     2:10 pm, October 28, 2014

Representatives from Galgorm received the at the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association awards ceremony held at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport

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Royal & Awesome ‘Goes Back To The Fuchsia’ with its 2015 Designs

Royal & Awesome ‘Goes Back To The Fuchsia’ with its 2015 Designs

New Products     2:09 pm, October 28, 2014

Fans of Scotland's funkiest golf clothing brand, Royal & Awesome, inundated the company's Facebook page with suggestions of names for its five new trouser designs

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2014 National Golf Club Challenge Champions Overcome Hurricane Gonzalo

2014 National Golf Club Challenge Champions Overcome Hurricane Gonzalo

Sponsorship     2:08 pm, October 28, 2014

National Champions decided among some of the worst weather Turnberry has ever known

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SNAG golf at All-Russian gathering “Young of Dynamo” in Anapa

SNAG golf at All-Russian gathering “Young of Dynamo” in Anapa

Growing the Game     2:08 pm, October 28, 2014

SNAG representatives for the Russia Kids Golf Federation implemented the Introduction to Golf’ project, ran by the Federal Children’s Health and Education Centre ‘Smena’ and Ministry of Education and Science

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PGA of America Directors Remove PGA President Ted Bishop from Office

PGA of America Directors Remove PGA President Ted Bishop from Office

People     10:26 am, October 27, 2014

PGA Vice President Derek Sprague is named Interim PGA President

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European Tour adds Shenzhen International to 2015 Schedule

European Tour adds Shenzhen International to 2015 Schedule

Sponsorship     10:16 am, October 27, 2014

The inaugural Shenzhen International will be held at Genzon Golf Club, in the Longgang district of Shenzhen, from April 16–19, 2015

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Pocket Ball-Cleaner ‘Green Sleeve’ Celebrates Successful Harrogate Debut

Pocket Ball-Cleaner ‘Green Sleeve’ Celebrates Successful Harrogate Debut

New Products     10:15 am, October 27, 2014

The innovative new pocket-sized golf ball and iron-cleaner, Green Sleeve, is celebrating after a hugely successful debut in the UK golf market at The Golf Show, Harrogate

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Norman on a Mission to Help China

Norman on a Mission to Help China

Management Topics     10:15 am, October 27, 2014

Major winner Greg Norman is predicting a huge future for golf in China after casting his eyes over the next generation of talent while attending the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am

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Faldo Series Set to Break New Ground in Bangladesh

Faldo Series Set to Break New Ground in Bangladesh

Growing the Game     10:14 am, October 27, 2014

Sir Nick Faldo’s drive to broaden golf’s appeal will gather pace this week when the Faldo Series breaks new ground with a maiden visit to the South Asian nation of Bangladesh

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