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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

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

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Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Francesco Molinari wins 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award

Sponsorship     2:56 pm, December 10, 2018

Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open and Race to Dubai champion, has been named as the 2018 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, winning the prestigious annual award for the first time. A panel comprising members of the golfing media chose Molinari to be the recipient of the distinguished prize following a magnificent 12 months […]

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John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

John Greasley – Golf Course Constructor

People     2:45 pm, December 10, 2018

The funeral of John Greasley will take place on Wednesday 12th December with the ceremony at 11.30am at the Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, ST18 0XZ England. This will be followed by a wake at The Tavern, College Road, Denstone, Uttoxeter, ST14 5HR.

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PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

PGA Conference raises the bar in Thailand

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:51 am, December 10, 2018

The second PGA Members’ International Conference proved to be bigger and better in 2018 following its return to the Laguna Phuket resort in Thailand. The conference, held from November 11-14, brought together almost 50 PGA Members and delegates from 16 countries to Asia’s finest fully-integrated resorts and home of the first PGA-branded facility in Thailand. […]

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Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA Catalunya 

Courses     11:45 am, December 10, 2018

PGA Catalunya Resort has unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance. The Golf Hub was opened in a ceremony by 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who was on an annual visit to […]

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New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

New counties announced for Girls Golf Rocks in 2019

Growing the Game     11:36 am, December 10, 2018

Girls Golf Rocks will be back for 2019 – with plans to involve even more girls and spread the recruitment programme further across the country. For 2019, another five counties will join the successful programme: Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Worcestershire. In total, 26 counties will be running Girls Golf Rocks next year. The others […]

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Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Kempinski Bahia signs equipment rental partnership with Clubs To Lease

Corporate     10:34 am, December 10, 2018

Golfers heading to Malaga in search of warm weather can benefit from new top-of-the-range rental clubs when staying at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía, in Estepona. The hotel has struck a deal with Clubs to Lease – an offshoot of the market-leading rental agency Clubs to Hire – to lease sets of Callaway Rogue clubs for […]

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Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Madeira rolls out three-year marketing campaign

Travel     10:05 am, December 10, 2018

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago’s growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination. At just 57km long and with a maximum width of 22km, any part of Madeira can be reached from the capital, Funchal, in less than […]

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GBN Interview: Jim Croxton   

GBN Interview: Jim Croxton  

Interviews     9:37 am, December 8, 2018

As the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition approaches, Jim Croxton, CEO of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association, sat down with GBN contributor Ross Biddiscombe to discuss not only the new look for the January event but also the urgent need for a change in the way that some golf clubs manage their course-management staff […]

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