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December 5th, 2018

It’s good to report that the R&A has committed to provide £2 million to the Golf Foundation over the next four years to support its drive to inspire more young people to play golf and to encourage them to stay within the sport to boost membership.

Internationally The R&A is aiming to invest £200 million in developing golf over the next decade and supports the growth of the sport, including the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. For more information, visit www.randa.org

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GBN Interview: Golf Business International

GBN Interview: Golf Business International

Interviews     11:52 am, April 18, 2019

Golf Business News sat down with the outgoing and incoming chairs of Golf Business International – Howard Swan and John Ashworth respectively – to find out what’s in store for the group, its members, and its clients in the years ahead …

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Foresight Sports Hits The Bullseye

Foresight Sports Hits The Bullseye

New Products     10:39 am, April 18, 2019

Launch monitor and simulation technology company Foresight Sports has added a new game to the Fairgrounds feature of its FSX 2018 software. The new darts-based mini-game provides the player the option of hitting shots from 50, 100 or 150 yards into a giant dartboard, with the aim of scoring the most points over ten shots. […]

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Reesink Secures UK Distribution Of Nordic Plow’s Core Solutions

Reesink Secures UK Distribution Of Nordic Plow’s Core Solutions

Corporate     10:13 am, April 18, 2019

Core collecting blade means you can aerate and clean up in one pass

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Glendale venues to host GolfSixes events in May

Glendale venues to host GolfSixes events in May

Courses     10:02 am, April 18, 2019

Four Glendale Golf centres in the UK are planning to host GolfSixes events during May. The evening and weekend events will be open to members and non-members, and if it proves as popular as expected, regular league style events are planned for the rest of the year. The six-hole events will take place at Richmond […]

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‘Jazzy Golfer’ joins forces with commercial partners

‘Jazzy Golfer’ joins forces with commercial partners

People     9:53 am, April 18, 2019

Jasmine, better known as ‘The Jazzy Golfer’, has announced a number of partnerships with some of the best-known brands, biggest events and most influential stakeholders in the game, as she dedicates herself, full-time to inspiring a new generation to take up the game of golf. The partnerships with Troon International, the world’s largest golf management […]

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National Golf Foundation Releases 2019 Golf Industry Report

National Golf Foundation Releases 2019 Golf Industry Report

Management Topics     9:51 am, April 18, 2019

NGF’s consolidated report on the state of the golf industry features participation and course supply data along with rounds-played and golf’s reach

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Slieve Russell To Venture Into Europe With Azalea

Slieve Russell To Venture Into Europe With Azalea

Travel     9:38 am, April 18, 2019

Already regarded as one of Ireland’s top golf, lifestyle and business venues, Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club has turned to marcomms specialists Azalea to raise its profile in the UK and Europe

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Golfasian forms partnership with Vietnam Golf Coast

Golfasian forms partnership with Vietnam Golf Coast

Travel     9:24 am, April 18, 2019

Asia’s leading golf tour company, Golfasian, has joined the push to promote Central Vietnam as one of the region’s foremost places for play. The Thailand and Vietnam-based operator signed a strategic partnership with Vietnam Golf Coast: a destination marketing organisation that links six of the area’s best signature golf courses, including Laguna Golf Lang Co. […]

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Rare clubs to go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Pierre Hortwitz Collection auction

Rare clubs to go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Pierre Hortwitz Collection auction

Salesroom & Memorabilia     5:21 pm, April 17, 2019

Bonhams’ next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on May 1 presents Part II of The Pierre Horowitz Collection, which features some of the most prized items of golfing memorabilia, including a wide variety of golf clubs and balls from the last 200 years. Among the key lots include: Lot 106: JAMES R. BROWN: A PATENTED ‘ROGER- BROWN’ […]

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Puma signs Ernie Els to shoe deal

Puma signs Ernie Els to shoe deal

Sponsorship     4:56 pm, April 17, 2019

Puma Golf has signed Ernie Els to a multi-year agreement as a global brand ambassador. As part of the partnership, Els will wear the brand’s footwear during professional events. Els joins a stable of Puma tour players that includes Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland and Lexi Thompson. Els will wear the brand’s Ignite PWRADAPT […]

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Honma expands golf ball range

Honma expands golf ball range

New Products     11:23 am, April 17, 2019

HONMA Golf, the Japanese brand known for the quality of its high-end golf clubs, has introduced a new six-piece premium golf ball as the flagship model in its latest multi-layer golf ball range. The Future XX ball joins the 3-piece TW-X & D1 Plus versions, plus the 2-piece D1 model in various colour options. The Future XX ball (pictured […]

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Molinari signs exclusive content deal with GOLF TV

Molinari signs exclusive content deal with GOLF TV

Media     11:08 am, April 17, 2019

Fast-growing live streaming and on-demand video streaming service GOLFTV has announced the signing of reigning Open champion Francesco Molinari to produce a range of exclusive content. GOLFTV subscribers will be able to follow the Italian closer than ever before, with unique behind-the-scenes access, offering insights into his tournament preparations and exclusive post-round reactions at select PGA […]

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Gleneagles signs new tour pro ambassador

Gleneagles signs new tour pro ambassador

Sponsorship     10:04 am, April 17, 2019

Gleneagles has signed young Scottish golf tour professional Calum Hill (pictured above) as a new brand ambassador. Hill joins fellow young Scot Hannah McCook, and former Open Champion Paul Lawrie, as representatives of the Perthshire-based Ryder Cup venue on the global stage. Hill, 24, who lives in Crook of Devon, which is just 12 miles from […]

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Ryder Cup 2020 ticket registration opens

Ryder Cup 2020 ticket registration opens

Ryder Cup Business     3:13 pm, April 16, 2019

Registration is now open for spectators interested in buying tickets to watch the 2020 Ryder Cup, which is being held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, from September 22-27, 2020. Golf fans can register at RyderCup.com from September 13 for the opportunity to purchase tickets through the PGA of America’s Random Selection Process. “The Ryder Cup is one of the few […]

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Lindeberg launches Iconic Collection

Lindeberg launches Iconic Collection

New Products     3:06 pm, April 16, 2019

J.Lindeberg has launched a new menswear golf capsule collection that takes inspiration from many of the Swedish brand’s most iconic designs over the last 20 years.  The ICONIC collection features classic golf styles reinterpreted in a new and updated way, featuring hand-drawn logos to replicate Johan Lindeberg’s personal signature, as well as new and elevated […]

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Costa Navarino to host Michelin-starred restaurant

Costa Navarino to host Michelin-starred restaurant

Courses     1:54 pm, April 16, 2019

When Costa Navarino’s new clubhouse on the renowned Bay Course opens this summer, its eco credentials won’t be the only thing turning heads – for, located within the clubhouse, will be the Funky Gourmet Pop-Up restaurant. Costa Navarino’s exciting partnership with the Athenian Funky Gourmet restaurant – based on a shared ethos of a common […]

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TaylorMade launches Original One Mini Driver to celebrate 40th anniversary of the metalwood

TaylorMade launches Original One Mini Driver to celebrate 40th anniversary of the metalwood

New Products     1:45 pm, April 16, 2019

TaylorMade Golf has announced the launch of the Original One Mini Driver, a new metalwood that pays homage to the brand’s history and features many of the most important product technologies in the company’s long line of metalwood performance. Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s Senior Director of Product Creation, said: “In 1979, golf was changed forever with the […]

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Welsh pro backs mental health campaign through golf

Welsh pro backs mental health campaign through golf

People     1:34 pm, April 16, 2019

A PGA Professional from Wales is launching a new mental health campaign for young adults, after the sport helped him turn his life around from depression. Tom Bowen, Assistant PGA Professional at North Wales Golf Club, is set to work with young adults, aged 18-24, through mental health charity MIND and Nant Y Glyn health […]

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Golf Access launches online portal

Golf Access launches online portal

Corporate     1:21 pm, April 16, 2019

Golf Access, runner up in the Innovation of the Year category in the 2019 England Golf Awards, has launched a new online portal designed to offer a unique experience for new golfers starting the game. The ‘Golf Access Locker Room’ will be available to all registered Golf Access Centre’s and their Golf Access participants. As a […]

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Liverpool’s Princes Dock to host Hero Challenge

Liverpool’s Princes Dock to host Hero Challenge

Sponsorship     1:10 pm, April 16, 2019

The Hero Challenge is back for the 2019 season, and the fast and fun night golf contest will once again take place in an iconic city location, with Liverpool Waters’ Princes Dock providing a vibrant backdrop to the event, which involves a mixture of European Tour stars and celebrity guests. Some of the world’s leading […]

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OnCore Golf forms commercial partnership to develop ‘golf ball with a brain’

OnCore Golf forms commercial partnership to develop ‘golf ball with a brain’

Innovation Centre     1:00 pm, April 16, 2019

Golf ball manufacturer OnCore Golf and CHIP’d, a company focused on bringing smart ball technology to the sporting goods industry, have entered into a partnership to accelerate the final development and commercial launch of the GENiUS Ball – the golf ball with a brain. The brains of the smart golf ball being developed by CHIP’d incorporate […]

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Coaching project reveals the power of golf to improve children’s lives

Coaching project reveals the power of golf to improve children’s lives

Growing the Game     10:00 am, April 16, 2019

The Golf Foundation has revealed the results of a research project measuring the impact of a new coaching programme for 11-16 year olds. In 10 weeks, every youngster taking part in the pilot projects showed a statistically significant improvement in ‘mental toughness’, which evaluates confidence, commitment, challenge and control. Furthermore, all the participants used the techniques they […]

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59club award winners trust Golf Genius

59club award winners trust Golf Genius

Corporate     9:55 am, April 16, 2019

The annual 59club Service Excellence Awards recognise some of the world’s leading venues for setting the standard in customer experience and service.Speaking on behalf of Golf Genius, Craig Higgs, Managing Director of Golf Genius International, commented: “It’s fantastic to see so many of our customers rewarded for their commitment to providing first-class customer experiences

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40 Greenkeepers Graduate Jacobsen’s 2019 Future Turf Managers Initiative

40 Greenkeepers Graduate Jacobsen’s 2019 Future Turf Managers Initiative

Corporate     9:41 am, April 16, 2019

The-programmes have become an essential part of the greenkeeping education calendar and are run with the support of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association in the UK and the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, with over 40% of delegates becoming superintendents so far

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