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Greetings from the FEGGA Conference

February 23rd, 2016

This week GBN.com is covering the FEGGA Conference in Holland. Celebrating 20 years of promoting Responsible Turf Management across European Golf, the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations is meeting near Amsterdam and our reports will commence later this week.

In the meantime please note our piece about the merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union and the R&A. As stated elsewhere in today’s Newsletter,Girls Golf Rocks’.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

FBD Property & Leisure announces €40m joint venture with Taylor Wimpey plc

FBD Property & Leisure announces €40m joint venture with Taylor Wimpey plc

Property     8:04 am, February 26, 2016

The development of ‘Horizon Golf’ at La Cala Resort in southern Spain is to consist of 103 townhouses and apartments with an estimated gross value of €40 million

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GCA AGM Looks To Bright Future

GCA AGM Looks To Bright Future

Corporate     7:57 am, February 26, 2016

Members attending the recent annual meeting of the Golf Consultants Association (GCA) in London learned how the group will look to develop in 2016

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Toro Introduces STEALTH™ Series Kit for INFINITY® Series Golf Sprinklers

Toro Introduces STEALTH™ Series Kit for INFINITY® Series Golf Sprinklers

New Products     7:56 am, February 26, 2016

Innovative design minimizes sprinkler interference during course play

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European Tour launches Travel Club

European Tour launches Travel Club

Travel     7:48 am, February 26, 2016

Playing a round of golf with some of the world’s best players is something most golf fans can only dream about, but those dreams could now be a reality after the European Tour launched its new Travel Club

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Al Zorah is Golf Inc. Development of the Year finalist

Al Zorah is Golf Inc. Development of the Year finalist

Media     6:40 am, February 26, 2016

Nicklaus Design’s Al Zorah is the firm’s first-ever golf course in the United Arab Emirates and the first golf course to open in the emirate of Ajman

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Holmes Takes European Role At SkyCaddie

Holmes Takes European Role At SkyCaddie

People     6:39 am, February 26, 2016

James Holmes, an eight-year SkyCaddie veteran managing sales in the Midlands and North regions, has been promoted to UK & European Sales Manager

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Advice for Spring Wetting Agent Programmes

Advice for Spring Wetting Agent Programmes

Management Topics     6:38 am, February 26, 2016

Using new Qualibra technology combines the chance to create firmer, faster playing surfaces, along with improved growing conditions for turf, says Syngenta Turf Technical Manager, Marcela Munoz

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London Golf Club to Host Brabazon Trophy

London Golf Club to Host Brabazon Trophy

Courses     6:37 am, February 26, 2016

The European Tour Destination is looking forward to playing host to one of the UK’s most important amateur Championships with the Brabazon Trophy taking place on the Heritage Course in June

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Girls’ golf to benefit through Golf Foundation Brooch Competitions

Girls’ golf to benefit through Golf Foundation Brooch Competitions

Growing the Game     6:37 am, February 26, 2016

Girls new to golf are to benefit from a change to the Golf Foundation’s annual ‘Brooch Competition’, held by golf clubs up and down the U.K.

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Challenge Tour to include amateurs in Rankings

Challenge Tour to include amateurs in Rankings

Sponsorship     6:36 am, February 26, 2016

Amateurs who play a minimum of four tournaments and pay a membership fee will be given a ranking from which they are entitled to earn a full category the following season

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Rob Spurrier is New Academy Director at The Belfry

Rob Spurrier is New Academy Director at The Belfry

People     11:58 pm, February 25, 2016

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has announced the experienced Rob Spurrier as the new Academy Director for the Midlands resort’s renowned PGA Golf Academy

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Toro Replacement Programme at The Grove Sees Repair Costs Down 75%

Toro Replacement Programme at The Grove Sees Repair Costs Down 75%

Courses     11:58 pm, February 25, 2016

This is the first year Phillip Chiverton has replaced all the club’s Toros at the same time and it’s made significant repair savings

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PING Apparel: Re-signs Louis Oosthuizen, Announces New Ambassadors

PING Apparel: Re-signs Louis Oosthuizen, Announces New Ambassadors

Sponsorship     11:57 pm, February 25, 2016

PING Apparel has announced the re-signing of the 2010 Open Champion, Louis Oosthuizen as well as several new Apparel Ambassadors, including 2015 European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch

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Paul McGinley for LBS as Leadership Institute appoints new Fellow

Paul McGinley for LBS as Leadership Institute appoints new Fellow

People     11:57 pm, February 25, 2016

London Business School’s Leadership Institute has announced the appointment of Paul McGinley, one of golf’s most respected figures, as Executive Fellow

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Exquisite Grismont golf clubs combine power and beauty

Exquisite Grismont golf clubs combine power and beauty

New Products     11:55 pm, February 25, 2016

Evoking the magnificence and mystery of ancient Asian sculptures and Arabic architecture, the exquisite 3D-printed Grismont driving irons are new for golfers in 2016

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