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May 23rd, 2018

The attendance at today’s Pro – Am curtain raiser to The BMW PGA Championship was 20,827 – a new record.

More great news stories to follow tomorrow and Friday.

Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com/

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Golf Reinvented: 1PUTT Launches New Larger Hole Format

Golf Reinvented: 1PUTT Launches New Larger Hole Format

Innovation Centre     4:08 pm, March 22, 2019

New golf experience that removes barriers to entry is a team game format with a larger hole and relaxed, party atmosphere that bridges the gap between golfers and newcomers and has been backed by England cricketer Jason Roy

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort named ‘Ultimate Golf Resort’

The Belfry Hotel & Resort named ‘Ultimate Golf Resort’

Travel     3:37 pm, March 22, 2019

The iconic Belfry Hotel and Resort underlined its position as one of the world’s most desired golfing destinations as it was crowned ‘Ultimate Golf Resort’ at the globally-recognised 59club Service Excellence Awards

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Junior Golf Coaching Courses Now Available With Promote Training

Junior Golf Coaching Courses Now Available With Promote Training

Management Topics     3:37 pm, March 22, 2019

Promote Training, the dedicated eLearning provider to the golf industry, have launched six modular courses focusing on coaching golf to children.

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New Turf Technologies Manager for Bernhard & Company

New Turf Technologies Manager for Bernhard & Company

People     3:37 pm, March 22, 2019

Bernhard and Company announces that Scott Forrest has recently joined as its new turf technologies Territory Manager.

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West Cliffs wins Golf Inc development award

West Cliffs wins Golf Inc development award

Courses     12:06 pm, March 22, 2019

West Cliffs Golf Links in Portugal has further enhanced its reputation as one of the leading lights of world golf after claiming a leading accolade in Golf Inc. magazine’s prestigious ‘2019 Golf Development of the Year’ awards. West Cliffs beat off fierce international competition from a collection of golfing venues around the world to be chosen […]

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adidas Golf renews partnership with England Golf

adidas Golf renews partnership with England Golf

Sponsorship     12:01 pm, March 22, 2019

adidas Golf has extended its partnership with England Golf through to 2020, building on a commitment which began in 2015 to support the next generation of talent in all areas of the game, including elite-level and disability golf. The England Golf teams will wear the latest apparel and footwear from the spring/summer 2019 range including […]

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Trentham repeats Toro deal with Reesink

Trentham repeats Toro deal with Reesink

Corporate     11:07 am, March 22, 2019

Trentham Golf Club in North Staffordshire has signed a second five-year agreement plan for Toro groundscare machinery with distributor Reesink Turfcare. Within six years the club has gone from owning no Toro equipment to being a Toro ‘Total Solutions’ customer boasting a full fleet of Toro machines and Toro Lynx central control system irrigation with […]

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Golf stars congratulate England Golf Award winners

Golf stars congratulate England Golf Award winners

People     10:13 am, March 22, 2019

The people, clubs and counties that make golf great were celebrated last night at the England Golf Awards 2019 – with congratulations from golf stars Tommy Fleetwood, Dame Laura Davies, Tyrrell Hatton and Jordan Smith.

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GolfBIC hailed as a ‘Huge Success, for the UK Golf Federation

GolfBIC hailed as a ‘Huge Success, for the UK Golf Federation

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:46 am, March 22, 2019

Being a key trade convention for members of the UK Golf Federation and OGRO it was keenly supported by many varied areas from the golf industry and suppliers, from adventure putting course owners, modest golf ranges to large golf complexes and many leading brands and suppliers to the golf industry

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Motocaddy M-Series Registers Super-Charged Sales

Motocaddy M-Series Registers Super-Charged Sales

New Products     9:45 am, March 22, 2019

More power and greater reliability proves a winning combination

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Secretary of State visits Portrush to learn about Open preparations

Secretary of State visits Portrush to learn about Open preparations

Courses     3:46 pm, March 21, 2019

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright MP visited Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland today [March 21] to learn more about the preparations being made for staging The 148th Open the club this summer. The global sporting spotlight will fall upon on the famous Dunluce links from July 18-21, […]

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Girls Golf Rocks 2019 is underway!

Girls Golf Rocks 2019 is underway!

Growing the Game     3:25 pm, March 21, 2019

Girls Golf Rocks is back for 2019 - with free taster sessions for girls now on offer in 26 counties. Bookings have just opened for the two-hour tasters, which will start in May and are running in a total of 116 clubs across England.

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BIGGA launches search for top Student Greenkeepers

BIGGA launches search for top Student Greenkeepers

People     12:44 pm, March 21, 2019

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association, Toro and Reesink Turfcare have launched their annual competition that seeks to uncover the brightest emerging talent in the golf greenkeeping industry. The Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards are a nationwide competition to uncover the best student greenkeepers from among the ranks of BIGGA members. Two awards […]

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Murrayshall joins forces with Front 9 to relaunch Perthshire resort

Murrayshall joins forces with Front 9 to relaunch Perthshire resort

Courses     9:39 am, March 21, 2019

Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Scotland has announced the appointment of Front 9 Group to manage its PR, social media and content activity. The specialist golf marketing agency will play an instrumental role in the relaunch of the estate following an extensive renovation programme that has seen the ownership group invest in […]

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Hazlemere Golf Club Sold

Hazlemere Golf Club Sold

Property     12:04 am, March 21, 2019

This profitable 18 hole Private Members Club situated close to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was sold off a guide price of £1.75m

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GolfBox A/S and Swiss Golf Federation sign new agreement

GolfBox A/S and Swiss Golf Federation sign new agreement

Corporate     12:02 am, March 21, 2019

Global momentum for MSL’s golf platform to deliver the World Handicap System continues

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European And Asian Tours Sanction 25th Volvo China Open With China Golf Association

European And Asian Tours Sanction 25th Volvo China Open With China Golf Association

Sponsorship     12:01 am, March 21, 2019

The 2019 event will be the 16th staging since the Volvo China Open became a European Tour event in 2004 and the second in succession as a tri-sanctioned tournament.

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Golfbreaks Teams Up With Ecco Golf To Create New Strategic Partnership

Golfbreaks Teams Up With Ecco Golf To Create New Strategic Partnership

Travel     4:11 pm, March 20, 2019

Golf Travel Leader and Footwear Giant Join Forces to Celebrate #GreatestWalksInGolf

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John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine

Corporate     3:53 pm, March 20, 2019

John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the five millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the company’s Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee

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New partnership to deliver essential business skills to sports and fitness students

New partnership to deliver essential business skills to sports and fitness students

Corporate     3:47 pm, March 20, 2019

fibodo, the award-winning booking management platform, has announced a partnership with sport education specialist, AoC Sport, to provide up to 239 colleges in England with free access to a business focused e-learning course

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The Church Course At St Enodoc: One Of The Best Value Courses In England’s Top 100

The Church Course At St Enodoc: One Of The Best Value Courses In England’s Top 100

Travel     3:42 pm, March 20, 2019

Great debate abounds year round amongst golfers and the golf media alike about which the top golf courses in England are, but less often the topic turns to which are the best value courses in a country boasting hundreds of good quality layouts.

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Tag Heuer Launches GPS Golf Watch and App

Tag Heuer Launches GPS Golf Watch and App

New Products     12:18 pm, March 20, 2019

Upmarket Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has entered into the golf GPS market  with the launch of the Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition. Although it has been manufacturing smart watches since 2015, this is the first time that the luxury brand has moved into the golf market. The Golf Edition watch combines a golf-inspired design and […]

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PGA Catalunya celebrates 20 years of its iconic Stadium Course

PGA Catalunya celebrates 20 years of its iconic Stadium Course

Courses     11:46 am, March 20, 2019

Leading golf destination PGA Catalunya Resort has begun a year-long celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of its iconic Stadium Course, the top-ranked layout in Spain for the last seven years. Since opening in 1999, the Ángel Gallardo and Neil Coles-designed course has scooped up numerous accolades and awards including, most recently, the ‘Best Golf […]

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Woosie chooses SkyTrak launch monitor

Woosie chooses SkyTrak launch monitor

Corporate     11:33 am, March 20, 2019

European golf legend Ian Woosnam has based his new indoor swing room around SkyTrak, golf’s most affordable launch monitor and simulator. The 61 year-old Welshman saw a SkyTrak in action last summer, while making plans to convert some space at his home in Jersey, and decided that it was the right technology for his home […]

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Glasgow Airport unveiled as official Solheim Cup sponsor

Glasgow Airport unveiled as official Solheim Cup sponsor

Sponsorship     11:22 am, March 20, 2019

Glasgow Airport has been announced as an official sponsor of the 2019 Solheim Cup, which is taking place at Gleneagles from September 9-15. The airport, Scotland’s principal long-haul hub, is where many of the 100,000 expected spectators at across the event week will arrive before continuing around 50 miles north to the world-famous Gleneagles Resort […]

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Royal Guernsey completes phase one of bunkering project

Royal Guernsey completes phase one of bunkering project

Courses     9:54 am, March 20, 2019

The historic Royal Guernsey Golf Club, located at L’Ancresse on the Channel Island, has completed the first phase of a multi-year rebunkering using EcoBunker’s Advanced synthetic edging product. The project started in December 2017, when EcoBunker construction manager Llewelyn Matthews travelled to Guernsey to build a test bunker on the club’s short game practice area. […]

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Sunningdale to host Senior Open in 2020

Sunningdale to host Senior Open in 2020

Courses     9:34 pm, March 19, 2019

Sunningdale Golf Club will host The Senior Open Presented by Rolex for the third time when Europe’s only Senior Major Championship returns in 2020. The Old Course at Sunningdale first hosted The Senior Open in 2009, when America’s Loren Roberts defeated compatriot Fred Funk and Ireland’s Mark McNulty in a play-off. Another American, Marco Dawson, […]

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R&A launches Golf & Health Week

R&A launches Golf & Health Week

Growing the Game     2:21 pm, March 19, 2019

A dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities is to tee off next month. The first ever Golf and Health Week will take place from April 15-19 and will aim to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport. A […]

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Hardelot and Le Touquet report visitor growth

Hardelot and Le Touquet report visitor growth

Courses     1:25 pm, March 19, 2019

Golf d’Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort on France’s northern coast have reported significant increases in visitors, underpinned by growing business from the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands and Scandinavia. Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort reported 18% and 6% rises in green fees respectively in 2018, continuing an upward momentum that started in 2017, where […]

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Argentario joins ‘PGA National’ portfolio           

Argentario joins ‘PGA National’ portfolio           

Corporate     1:18 pm, March 19, 2019

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa in Italy has joined The PGA’s growing list of branded resorts as the ‘PGA National Italy’. Located next to Porto Ercole, and an easy drive from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Argentario is surrounded by cork-oak woods and centuries-old olive trees in Tuscany’s Maremma region. The 6,800-yard, par-71 course, which has been […]

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Golfers invited to join 100th birthday celebrations at Gleneagles

Golfers invited to join 100th birthday celebrations at Gleneagles

Courses     10:57 am, March 19, 2019

Luxury Scottish golf resort Gleneagles has unveiled two special golf packages to coincide with centenary of it historic King’s and Queen’s courses. Golfers booking to play either course between May 1-15, 2019 will pay a reduced £100 per person as a special ‘nod’ to their 100th birthdays. Both 18-hole championship layouts remain beacons for golfing aficionados, […]

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Team Sargent pull rank to win 10th TGI Team Golf Challenge

Team Sargent pull rank to win 10th TGI Team Golf Challenge

Corporate     9:05 am, March 19, 2019

Upton-by-Chester PGA Professional Nick Sargent led his team to victory in the 10th annual TGI Golf Team Challenge staged at Turkish Airlines Open host venue Regnum Carya, Turkey. This was the most keenly contested renewal of the event ever, with 80 teams competing over both Carya Golf Club and on Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean coast. TGI Partner […]

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Tour rookie Migliozzi stays cool to claim Kenyan Open title

Tour rookie Migliozzi stays cool to claim Kenyan Open title

Sponsorship     8:49 am, March 19, 2019

Italian tour professional Guido Migliozzi kept cool under pressure in the African sunshine last weekend to capture his first European Tour title and another first for the Galvin Green partnership with Niall Horan’s Modest! Golf management group. “Guido has made all of us at Modest! very proud with his amazing win in Kenya and shown […]

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Titleist appoints new UK golf ball manager   

Titleist appoints new UK golf ball manager  

People     8:03 am, March 19, 2019

Titleist has appointed Jan Diprose as it new Golf Ball Category Manager for the UK. Diprose succeeds Michael Creighton in the role and has joined the company at a busy time, following the recent launch of the latest versions of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Diprose is new to the golf industry, but has wide-ranging […]

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Titleist rolls out premium balls promotion

Titleist rolls out premium balls promotion

New Products     5:00 pm, March 18, 2019

Titleist is once again hoping to entice golfers in UK & Ireland to restock their supplies of its premium golf balls ahead of the new golfing season with the launch of a special ‘Loyalty Rewarded’ promotion. The promotion, which started today [March 15], enables golfers who buy three dozen Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX balls […]

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Course investments pay off at Antalya

Course investments pay off at Antalya

Courses     3:05 pm, March 18, 2019

Guests will find PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club’s two golf courses in better condition than ever this year following a €1 million investment in new course and greenkeeping machinery. Turkey’s premier golfing venue – which boasts two 18-hole championship layouts, PGA Sultan and The Pasha – has further cemented its position among Europe’s elite […]

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TaylorMade Irons Take Top Spot At American Golf’s ‘Battle Of The Brands’

TaylorMade Irons Take Top Spot At American Golf’s ‘Battle Of The Brands’

Corporate     2:58 pm, March 18, 2019

In the latest instalment of American Golf’s ‘Battle of the Brands’ challenge, TaylorMade’s M5/M6 irons topped the charts with an average distance gain of 10.2 yards when pitted against the leading brands’ in the game by hundreds of American Golf customers. American Golf customers were invited to test their current 7-iron against TaylorMade M5/M6, Callaway […]

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Huxley Rolls Out More Green Carpet For Willett

Huxley Rolls Out More Green Carpet For Willett

Corporate     8:00 am, March 18, 2019

So impressed with the impact that his Huxley Golf indoor putting green had on his game before going onto win The Masters in 2016, Danny Willett returned to the world leading golf surfaces company to challenge them to create a new practice area: one with a very specific brief. This time, Danny wished to create […]

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McIlroy Captures Players Championship With Full Bag Of Taylormade Equipment

McIlroy Captures Players Championship With Full Bag Of Taylormade Equipment

Sponsorship     7:50 am, March 18, 2019

Rory McIlroy won the Players Championship after a firing a final round 70 at TPC Sawgrass to win by a single shot from Jim Furyk. The 29-year-old from Northern Ireland finished on 16 under par in Florida to secure golf’s unofficial ‘fifth major’. It is his first win in a year and sets him up […]

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59Club announces 2018 award winners

59Club announces 2018 award winners

Corporate     1:40 pm, March 15, 2019

The golf industry’s very best clubs, resorts and individuals descended on St Andrews on March 13th for the 9th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards. A day which started with a golf tournament on the Jubilee and iconic Old Course, ended in a celebratory awards ceremony at The Old Course Hotel, within the Hall of Champions. The […]

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Are you ready to take your business into the future?

Are you ready to take your business into the future?

Corporate     1:35 pm, March 15, 2019

Think Uber.  Think Candy Crush.  Every golf academy and coach now has the opportunity to stand alongside these pioneers of digital engagement by having their very own app in the iOS and Android app stores. Stop thinking websites and start thinking apps. The app adds value to your users beyond the static brochure website. Integrating […]

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FEGGA Bring People and Organisations Together in Rome

FEGGA Bring People and Organisations Together in Rome

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:32 pm, March 15, 2019

41 organisations made the trip to Rome to engage in what was a very inspiring Conference, focusing on further development, and Association stories of challenges and engagement (Dean Cleaver reports) The venue for the first day was the 2022 venue for the Ryder Cup, Marco Simone Golf and Country Club (pictured). We were welcomed by […]

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GMG create £3m bonus for UK golf clubs

GMG create £3m bonus for UK golf clubs

Opinion     1:30 pm, March 15, 2019

Andy Mee, Lingdale Golf Club Manager, explains how his club has saved by time and money by using the services of the Golf Management Group. Andy writes…

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Golfbuddy Launches Next Generation GPS Devices

Golfbuddy Launches Next Generation GPS Devices

New Products     11:31 am, March 15, 2019

GolfBuddy is introducing the latest generation of golf GPS devices this spring, as it launches the Aim W10 GPS watch and the Voice 2 GPS. The new Aim series  stands for Accurate, Innovative, Measurable; and those three qualities are at the heart of its latest technology. The Aim W10 GPS watch (right) is GolfBuddy’s most advanced smart […]

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Tate takes the reins at Stanedge

Tate takes the reins at Stanedge

Courses     11:20 am, March 15, 2019

A new chapter in the history of Stanedge Golf Club in Derbyshire began last month, following its purchase by former Ladies European Tour professional Fame Tate. Tate, a former leading England amateur and Curtis Cup player, acquired the nine-hole moorland course, which is situated between Matlock and Chesterfield, just four weeks ago, and she is […]

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A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AND OPERATE ONE OR TWO GOLF COURSES

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AND OPERATE ONE OR TWO GOLF COURSES

Property     11:17 am, March 15, 2019

      Offers are invited from organisations with a proven track record in operating leisure facilities including golf courses to acquire, by long lease, two municipal golf courses on the Wirral. The courses are: Arrowe Park Golf Course, Arrowe Park, Wirral CH45 5LW Arrowe Park’s 18-hole course and 9-hole pitch and put / footgolf […]

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PGA hails success of new ‘We Love Golf’ events

PGA hails success of new ‘We Love Golf’ events

Growing the Game     10:59 am, March 15, 2019

The first four of the Professional Golfers’ Association’s ‘We Love Golf’ events for 2019 have been hailed as a huge success after 135 women and girls braved the wind and rain to take part in taster events held across Great Britain & Ireland. We Love Golf, which launched in May last year, uses social media […]

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Callaway signs Long Drive YouTuber to ambassador role

Callaway signs Long Drive YouTuber to ambassador role

Sponsorship     10:45 am, March 15, 2019

Long-driver and rising social media star James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway, which includes a full club fitting for his new clubs and an apparel contract. Wiltshire, 28, has more than 28,000 followers on his YouTube channel and is regarded as one of […]

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Reesink invests in new van fleet to expand customer service

Reesink invests in new van fleet to expand customer service

Corporate     10:25 am, March 15, 2019

Reesink Turfcare, the UK distributor for top turfcare brands including Toro, TYM Tractors and Otterbine lake and pond aeration, has invested in six new service vehicles for its mobile technicians. With the up-to-date and extended fleet, Reesink is now more equipped than ever to provide customers with an effective and dependable service, according to Reesink’s […]

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GCMA announces brand partnership with coffee machine supplier

GCMA announces brand partnership with coffee machine supplier

Corporate     10:18 am, March 15, 2019

The UK’s leading commercial coffee machine supplier, rijo42, have joined the GCMA partner network as a Business Partner – cementing a longstanding relationship with the Golf Club Managers’ Association. Rijo42 has been supplying equipment, ingredients and accessories to the UK’s cafes, restaurants, offices, hotels and clubs since 1989. As well as supplying clients such as McLaren, […]

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Tag Heuer Launches GPS Golf Watch and App
  2. Team Sargent pull rank to win 10th TGI Team Golf Challenge
  3. R&A launches Golf & Health Week
  4. Titleist appoints new UK golf ball manager  
  5. Woosie chooses SkyTrak launch monitor
  6. Argentario joins ‘PGA National’ portfolio           
  7. Royal Guernsey completes phase one of bunkering project
  8. Titleist rolls out premium balls promotion
  9. Glasgow Airport unveiled as official Solheim Cup sponsor
  10. Huxley Rolls Out More Green Carpet For Willett

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