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Greetings from Beijing

March 14th, 2014

This weekend GBN.com is attending the China Golf Show which started today at the National Convention Centre – part of the Olympic Village in Beijing. It has been a fascinating day and we will bring you all the news next week.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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GolfBIC 2014: Industry “cautiously optimistic” about business prospects

GolfBIC 2014: Industry “cautiously optimistic” about business prospects

Management Topics     5:10 pm, March 14, 2014

The golf club, course and range business should be “cautiously optimistic” about its prospects for the year ahead, delegates at the Golf Business Industry Convention (GolfBIC) heard this week

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Toro Rolls Out Celtic Charm

Toro Rolls Out Celtic Charm

Courses     5:08 pm, March 14, 2014

Ensuring the first visit will not be the last

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Abacus Sportswear becomes an Official Licensee of The 2014 Ryder Cup

Abacus Sportswear becomes an Official Licensee of The 2014 Ryder Cup

Sponsorship     5:08 pm, March 14, 2014

The technical Swedish clothing brand and Official Clothing Supplier to The 2013 European Solheim Cup Team, has announced its Ryder Cup licensee agreement for this year’s biennial event

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UK’S Powered Golf Trolley Leaders Join Forces

UK’S Powered Golf Trolley Leaders Join Forces

Corporate     5:07 pm, March 14, 2014

Golfstream and Greenhill, the leading manufacturers of wholly UK-made powered golf trolleys, are joining forces in a new strategic partnership.

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Something New For The Driving Range: Golf G-Mats

Something New For The Driving Range: Golf G-Mats

New Products     5:06 pm, March 14, 2014

Crazy Putt, headed by Gary Smith, previously with World Golf Systems, inventors of TopGolf in the UK and USA, is delighted to announce the launch of Golf G-Mats

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New wider INFiNiSystem for increased productivity

New wider INFiNiSystem for increased productivity

New Products     5:06 pm, March 14, 2014

a new product has to be special – and ATT did that with the TMSystem™ for triplexes. They did it again when they evolved it into a pedestrian version, the 22” INFiNiSystem™ - and now the company has done it again with a new 26” model

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Carr Golf sponsor the Irish Golf Writers Awards at Portmarnock Golf Club

Carr Golf sponsor the Irish Golf Writers Awards at Portmarnock Golf Club

Media     5:05 pm, March 14, 2014

The awards were attended by 140 invited guests from the golf industry including the GUI, ILGU, PGA and a number of secretary managers

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Good News for English Golf’s “Sleeping Giant”

Good News for English Golf’s “Sleeping Giant”

People     5:04 pm, March 14, 2014

New Director of Golf, Leisure and Spa at luxury Heythrop Park Resort

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Canterbury Golf Club Appoints Pin High Golf Group

Canterbury Golf Club Appoints Pin High Golf Group

Corporate     5:04 pm, March 14, 2014

Pin High Golf Group, the Golf & Leisure management consultants and club operators, have signed a management consultancy agreement with Canterbury Golf Club

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Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance announced as Northcroft Golf Ambassador

Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance announced as Northcroft Golf Ambassador

Corporate     5:02 pm, March 14, 2014

Sam Torrance has been announced as an ambassador for Northcroft Golf and their range of products designed to benefit golfers who struggle with back, knee or hip related injuries

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Half Moon Golf Course Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Half Moon Golf Course Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Travel     5:02 pm, March 14, 2014

In a year of milestones, Half Moon’s championship golf course is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. The luxury resort near Montego Bay in Jamaica is also celebrating its 60th anniversary

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UK’s first Golf and Business Festival to be held in Yorkshire

UK’s first Golf and Business Festival to be held in Yorkshire

Sponsorship     5:01 pm, March 14, 2014

The UK’s first Golf and Business Festival is to be held at Leeds’ Moor Allerton Golf Club from 25 – 27 May. Organised by the Golf Club’s newly founded charitable foundation, The Moor Allerton Charitable Foundation, profits made will be donated to a range of charities

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Lee Westwood and Jamega Pro Golf Tours team up

Lee Westwood and Jamega Pro Golf Tours team up

Sponsorship     5:00 pm, March 14, 2014

Lee Westwood Golf Tour members are to compete for starting places on the professional Jamega Pro Golf Tour as part of an exciting new partnership between the two

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Local Dealer support is the key at Forsgarden Golfklubb

Local Dealer support is the key at Forsgarden Golfklubb

Courses     5:00 pm, March 14, 2014

Twenty year relationship between Swedish distributor and course manager

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Record Membership Growth At Golf At Goodwood

Record Membership Growth At Golf At Goodwood

Management Topics     4:59 pm, March 14, 2014

At a time when many clubs are concerned about dwindling numbers and revenue, Golf At Goodwood has reported an impressive increase in credit membership to almost 2,000

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Golf Foundation thanks GolfBIC organisers for ‘fantastic donation’ of nearly £6,500

Golf Foundation thanks GolfBIC organisers for ‘fantastic donation’ of nearly £6,500

Growing the Game     4:59 pm, March 14, 2014

The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) joined forces with the Organisation of Golf and Range Operators (OGRO) to stage the Golf Business and Industry Convention at Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club, on 10-11th March

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More than 400,000 golfers to benefit from new partnership

More than 400,000 golfers to benefit from new partnership

Travel     4:58 pm, March 14, 2014

Your Golf Travel and HowDidiDo team up to offer members a raft of exclusive travel offers

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First Ever Virtual Golf Performance Summit to Take Place Online May 18th-19th

First Ever Virtual Golf Performance Summit to Take Place Online May 18th-19th

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:58 pm, March 14, 2014

The event will be open to all golf professionals and amateurs alike with "e-tickets" ranging from $299 to $399.

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Starwood Capital Group Acquires De Vere Venues

Starwood Capital Group Acquires De Vere Venues

Corporate     7:38 am, March 13, 2014

Starwood Capital Group has acquired, through a controlled affiliate, U.K. hotel and conference centre operator De Vere Venues from the De Vere Group for approximately $385 million (£232 million)

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Peter Dawson to Receive HSBC Golf Business Forum Award

Peter Dawson to Receive HSBC Golf Business Forum Award

People     7:37 am, March 13, 2014

The Chief Executive of The R&A will be presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum

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Exclusive Offer Just The Ticket For New Golf Members

Exclusive Offer Just The Ticket For New Golf Members

Management Topics     7:35 am, March 13, 2014

Golfers in the south of England have the opportunity to save 25 per cent on membership at one of golf's most innovative and forward-thinking groups

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Lloyds Paladin delivers the perfect wet cut!

Lloyds Paladin delivers the perfect wet cut!

Courses     7:34 am, March 13, 2014

“It’s much lighter than many of other machines and is great when the greens are wet,” says Warren Jeffryes head greenkeeper at Budock Vean Hotel and Golf Course

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Tripp Davis and Associates Celebrates 20 Years of Golf Course Design Excellence

Tripp Davis and Associates Celebrates 20 Years of Golf Course Design Excellence

Corporate     7:32 am, March 13, 2014

Golf course architecture firm Tripp Davis and Associates celebrates 20 years of world-class golf course design work this year

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Club Inc. Work With World Class Facility

Club Inc. Work With World Class Facility

People     7:31 am, March 13, 2014

Club Inc. appoint new Director of Golf at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany

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