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Growing the Game – a new resource at GBN.com

July 1st, 2014

Growing the Game’ is a new section of the GBN.com Library. It contains around 70 stories which we have published over the last two years or so. This is an archive of ideas and initiatives that will help today’s golf operators to plan the future growth and prosperity of our business. New stories will be regularly added, creating an increasingly valuable resource that can be accessed by all.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

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VISION 2020 Presented at the 2014 European Golf Business Conference

VISION 2020 Presented at the 2014 European Golf Business Conference

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:14 pm, July 4, 2014

The 9th annual event hosted by the European Golf Course Owners Association will take place in Barcelona 5th – 7th November

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CMM Undertakes ‘Director of Education’ Search

CMM Undertakes ‘Director of Education’ Search

Corporate     3:13 pm, July 4, 2014

CMM partners with the Club Managers Association of Europe to pinpoint senior executive to lead association’s education growth plan

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Tom Watson to make 40th Anniversary Appearance in The Open 2015 at St Andrews

Tom Watson to make 40th Anniversary Appearance in The Open 2015 at St Andrews

People     3:12 pm, July 4, 2014

Tom Watson is one of a select group of players to win The Open on five occasions along with James Braid, JH Taylor and Peter Thomson. Only Harry Vardon has won more Championships with six victories

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Toro First For Mardyke Valley Golf Club

Toro First For Mardyke Valley Golf Club

Courses     3:12 pm, July 4, 2014

Mardyke Valley Golf Club in South Ockendon, Essex, has bought a range of new turf mowers, and an aerator, to improve cutting and course presentation – choosing Toro equipment for the first time

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PING launches speed-generating Turbulator Technology with G30 series 

PING launches speed-generating Turbulator Technology with G30 series 

New Products     3:11 pm, July 4, 2014

PING's latest innovations that provide golfers measurable distance gains without sacrificing key performance attributes such as control and forgiveness.

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GBN talks to Patrick Rahme, CEO and co-founder, All Square

GBN talks to Patrick Rahme, CEO and co-founder, All Square

Interviews     3:10 pm, July 4, 2014

All Square is a new social network for golfers based in Silicon Valley, California, which is also setting up an office in Scotland…

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Yamaha Golf Cars
Sports Impact marks decade of growth with Galvin Green

Sports Impact marks decade of growth with Galvin Green

Corporate     3:09 pm, July 4, 2014

The independent sports marketing agency that represents several leading golfing brands is marking the tenth anniversary of its association with top golf apparel brand Galvin Green

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Bunker Mentality Recruits Specialist Marketeers

Bunker Mentality Recruits Specialist Marketeers

Corporate     3:09 pm, July 4, 2014

One of Europe’s most fashionable golf brands has appointed marketing communications specialists, Medi8, to help drive further growth of the brand in the UK market

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GOLFBOO.com Real Estate Set To Transform Golf Property Market

GOLFBOO.com Real Estate Set To Transform Golf Property Market

Property     3:08 pm, July 4, 2014

GOLFBOO.com has extended its ground-breaking online review and comparison service to include golf property, creating the first-ever portal upon which users can search for their dream home away from home at a variety of premier golf destinations across Europe

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Honma UK Reports Record June Sales

Honma UK Reports Record June Sales

Corporate     3:08 pm, July 4, 2014

Following a record month in June, Japanese luxury golf brand Honma is to meet prospective new retailers at this year’s Open Championship at Hoylake.

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Royal Liverpool Golf Club staff given toad training for The Open

Royal Liverpool Golf Club staff given toad training for The Open

Courses     3:07 pm, July 4, 2014

Links Manager at the Hoylake golf club, Craig Gilholm and his colleagues have been licensed to handle the natterjack toad, a European Protected Species which lives in the dunes around the course

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Perthshire Golf Tourism Drive

Perthshire Golf Tourism Drive

Travel     3:06 pm, July 4, 2014

Golf Perthshire has launched an exciting new initiative under the banner 'Heart of Scotland Golf'

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PlaneSWING is Exclusive Golf Training System at The Celebrity Cup

PlaneSWING is Exclusive Golf Training System at The Celebrity Cup

Corporate     3:06 pm, July 4, 2014

The kinaesthetic golf training system now used in over 50 countries is the exclusive golf training system at the Celebrity “Warm Up Station” at The Celebrity Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort this weekend

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Golf Foundation expands its team to deliver more opportunities to youngsters

Golf Foundation expands its team to deliver more opportunities to youngsters

Growing the Game     3:05 pm, July 4, 2014

The Golf Foundation has enjoyed a highly productive year in reaching hundreds of thousands of youngsters through golf, providing boys and girls from many different backgrounds with the opportunity to enjoy golf and the benefits it has to offer

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Fletcher Europe Strengthens Sales Force

Fletcher Europe Strengthens Sales Force

People     3:05 pm, July 4, 2014

David Ryan joins Fletcher Europe Limited as Regional Sales Manager for Ireland

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Royal Birkdale  to host The Open in 2017 and Carnoustie in 2018

Royal Birkdale  to host The Open in 2017 and Carnoustie in 2018

Sponsorship     8:02 pm, July 3, 2014

Tom Watson delighted to see The Open returning to two great venues in Royal Birkdale and Carnoustie. Both courses are held in high regard by the players and considered to be wonderful tests of golf

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BIGGA’s Golf-Focused Seminars Boost SALTEX Appeal for Greenkeepers

BIGGA’s Golf-Focused Seminars Boost SALTEX Appeal for Greenkeepers

Exhibitions & Conferences     8:01 pm, July 3, 2014

The education sessions being presented by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association at this year’s SALTEX (Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition) will complement the myriad of golf course maintenance products on view

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Major golf art exhibition in Edinburgh this summer

Major golf art exhibition in Edinburgh this summer

Salesroom & Memorabilia     7:56 pm, July 3, 2014

‘The Art Of Golf: The Story Of Scotland’s National Sport’ is at Scottish National Gallery from 12 July – 26 October 2014

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Turn-round at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club thanks to Headland Amenity

Turn-round at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club thanks to Headland Amenity

Courses     7:56 pm, July 3, 2014

The course has a very heavy clay soil base which floods very easily in the winter and cracks up in summer heat

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AGIF Confirms Turfgrass Management Education Seminars and Expositions

AGIF Confirms Turfgrass Management Education Seminars and Expositions

Management Topics     7:55 pm, July 3, 2014

The Asian Golf Industry Federation will stage a series of four Turfgrass Management Education Seminars and Expositions in the second half of the year

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Crossover Technologies extend support team to ensure first class service

Crossover Technologies extend support team to ensure first class service

Corporate     7:55 pm, July 3, 2014

There have been a number of additions and operational changes to ensure the company continues to provide a first class technical service to the thousands of retailers across Europe using Crossover Technologies systems and software

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