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July 17th, 2015

Stay tuned to www.golfbusinessnews.com over the coming weekend and you will keep up to date with the latest scores, updated in real time.

Along with news from The Open you will also be able to access our selection of the top stories from the golf business around the world. Here they are in date/time order – the most recently published is on top.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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HSBC Renews Patron Agreement with The Open

HSBC Renews Patron Agreement with The Open

Corporate     4:48 pm, July 16, 2015

HSBC has renewed its agreement as a Patron of The Open and will continue as the Official Banking Partner of the Championship

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‘Spirit of Golf’ Award presented to Justin Rose

‘Spirit of Golf’ Award presented to Justin Rose

Growing the Game     4:48 pm, July 16, 2015

Open Championship contender Justin Rose has been presented with the Golf Foundation’s prestigious ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award at St Andrews.

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Multi-Million Pound Fundraising PGA Pro Wins Toby Sunderland Award

Multi-Million Pound Fundraising PGA Pro Wins Toby Sunderland Award

People     4:47 pm, July 16, 2015

A PGA Professional who has helped raise more than £3 million for charity has won the Toby Sunderland award. John Reay, 63, picked up his accolade on the eve of the Open Championship

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Nicklaus Open Victories Celebrated in “Jack’s Majors” Fine Art Collection

Nicklaus Open Victories Celebrated in “Jack’s Majors” Fine Art Collection

Salesroom & Memorabilia     4:47 pm, July 16, 2015

2015 Marks 10th Anniversary of Nicklaus’ Open Farewell at the Old Course

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SISIS TM1000 Eliminates Disruption for Sleaford Golf Club Members

SISIS TM1000 Eliminates Disruption for Sleaford Golf Club Members

Courses     4:46 pm, July 16, 2015

Sleaford Golf Club has an illustrious 100 year history which has been possible thanks to its dedicated greenkeepers, constantly committed to providing a first class golf course

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World Golf Hall of Fame Inducts 2015 Class at St Andrews

World Golf Hall of Fame Inducts 2015 Class at St Andrews

People     3:13 pm, July 15, 2015

Dame Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O'Meara and A.W. Tillinghast enshrined at the University of St Andrews in first–ever live televised ceremony

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Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of Burhill Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of Burhill Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

Interviews     11:54 am, July 15, 2015

One of the largest golf course operators in the UK, BGL Golf has 22 courses at its ten venues, with leisure centres and Adventure Golf courses developed at selected sites

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Doosan Extends The Open Sponsorship for Five More Years

Doosan Extends The Open Sponsorship for Five More Years

Corporate     11:49 am, July 15, 2015

Doosan’s on-site signage via worldwide television coverage is valued at around $13 million (£8.5 million) every year. A special exhibition area, designated the “Power & Water Station,” has been installed for the first time this year

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Yamaha Golf Cars
Direct Golf Makes Flying Start to Open Week

Direct Golf Makes Flying Start to Open Week

Corporate     8:37 am, July 15, 2015

Direct Golf UK has launched Open Championship week in style by offering savings of up to 80 per cent in a spectacular £50,000 summer sale; while in St Andrews visitors witnessed one of the retailer’s attention-grabbing ‘guerrilla marketing’ campaigns

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HSBC Offers Free Golf to Thousands to Celebrate The Open “Coming Home”

HSBC Offers Free Golf to Thousands to Celebrate The Open “Coming Home”

Growing the Game     3:59 pm, July 14, 2015

‘HSBC Hour’ will see golf clubs all over the UK open their doors in a bid to encourage more people to try the sport

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Old Course greenkeepers prepare for 144th Open with top Chef leading “roll” call

Old Course greenkeepers prepare for 144th Open with top Chef leading “roll” call

Courses     3:58 pm, July 14, 2015

The greenkeeping team at the Old Course, St Andrews Links, welcomed Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin to help the brigade prepare for the 144th Open Championship

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Battle Back Soldiers Victorious Against Golf Industry Team

Battle Back Soldiers Victorious Against Golf Industry Team

People     2:52 pm, July 14, 2015

Thursday 9th July 2015 saw twelve wounded soldiers take on twelve golf industry members in a better ball matchplay tournament held at Ping’s Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire

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Henrik Stenson Launches Golf Course Design Business

Henrik Stenson Launches Golf Course Design Business

People     2:52 pm, July 14, 2015

Swedish professional golfer Henrik Stenson, winner of 13 tournaments on the PGA TOUR and European Tour, has announced the debut of Henrik Stenson Golf Design, a global golf course design business

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RXV Fleet at Margarethenhof Golf and Country Club

RXV Fleet at Margarethenhof Golf and Country Club

Courses     2:51 pm, July 14, 2015

Margarethenhof Golf and Country Club in Bavaria operates a fleet of 20 E-Z-GO electric golf cars, 15 standard RXV models and five Freedom derivatives

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Faldo’s Focus Takes in St Andrews and Shanghai

Faldo’s Focus Takes in St Andrews and Shanghai

Growing the Game     2:50 pm, July 14, 2015

The Faldo Series Shanghai Championship will feature prominently in what promises to be an emotional week for Sir Nick Faldo

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Verdura Tees Up European Golf Role For Azalea

Verdura Tees Up European Golf Role For Azalea

Travel     2:50 pm, July 14, 2015

Sicily’s Verdura Resort has turned to golf communications specialist The Azalea Group to enhance its position among Europe’s premier contemporary luxury golf and lifestyle destinations

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Linda Hartough introduces new St Andrews “Road Hole” Painting

Linda Hartough introduces new St Andrews “Road Hole” Painting

Salesroom & Memorabilia     2:49 pm, July 14, 2015

A canvas giclée print of the painting will hang in an exhibit in the Old Course Hotel during this year's Open Championship in conjunction with the release of the book Links to St Andrews by Joshua Evanson

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St John Scotland gifts life-saving defibrillators to Scottish Open venue

St John Scotland gifts life-saving defibrillators to Scottish Open venue

Management Topics     2:49 pm, July 14, 2015

St John Scotland is working with the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association to supply the heart-start units, each costing £1,500, and training to clubs hosting national events over the next three years.

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Ryder Cup Europe examines 2022 bidders’ technical plans

Ryder Cup Europe examines 2022 bidders’ technical plans

Sponsorship     10:54 am, July 13, 2015

Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson and team visit Catalunya to evaluate the Costa Brava Barcelona 2022 bid

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Successful First year for West London Golf Centre

Successful First year for West London Golf Centre

Courses     10:54 am, July 13, 2015

Youngsters under-14 will play for free at West London Golf Centre if accompanied by an adult

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AEA Welcomes New Marketing Manager

AEA Welcomes New Marketing Manager

People     10:53 am, July 13, 2015

The Agricultural Engineers Association has appointed Kayleigh Holden to succeed Debbie Dale who is retiring after 22 years at the organisation

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Celtic Manor’s Pond Gets Makeover with New Otterbine Fountain

Celtic Manor’s Pond Gets Makeover with New Otterbine Fountain

Courses     10:53 am, July 13, 2015

The Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, South Wales, has boosted the aesthetic of its Golf Clubhouse front with the addition of a new Otterbine water feature

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HowDidiDo Helps To Get Service Personnel Back On Course

HowDidiDo Helps To Get Service Personnel Back On Course

Corporate     10:52 am, July 13, 2015

HowDidiDo, the golfing community, has partnered with the On Course Foundation, the charity which helps rehabilitate wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through golf

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David Short Golf Autumn Escorted Tours to Include Sweden & Dubai

David Short Golf Autumn Escorted Tours to Include Sweden & Dubai

Travel     10:52 am, July 13, 2015

Golf holiday expert, David Short Golf – www.davidshortgolf.co.uk – has extended its range of overseas winter Escorted Tours to include brand new packages to Sweden and Dubai. The UK-based company has been running golf breaks in the off season to South Africa and Asia for many years and such is the demand for these holidays […]

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adidas Golf Announce Release of Limited Edition Plaid Footwear Range

adidas Golf Announce Release of Limited Edition Plaid Footwear Range

New Products     10:51 am, July 13, 2015

In recognition of this week’s 144th Open Championship, adidas Golf have announced the release of 144 pairs of limited edition adipower boost and adicross IV footwear

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Chance to Download Westwood’s App For Free is Open to All

Chance to Download Westwood’s App For Free is Open to All

Corporate     10:50 am, July 13, 2015

For the duration of the Open Championship the Lee Westwood's Masterclass golf app will be free to download from the iTunes app store

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The Westerwood Partners With American Golf

The Westerwood Partners With American Golf

Growing the Game     10:49 am, July 13, 2015

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort has agreed a new partnership with nationwide golf retailer American Golf for both its Junior Championship and inaugural 9 Hole Championship this summer

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