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Growing the Game At The Open

July 24th, 2015

The Open Championship was an inspiration for people to play the game, with twenty-two PGA coaches giving upwards of 3,000 free lessons to members of the public in the R&A Swingzone and celebrity appearances by golf stars such as Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Laura Davies, Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie; along with Brian O’Driscoll and Jonathan Davies from the world of rugby and tennis great Tim Henman.

We can only echo the words of Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, who said, “I’d like to think our team and our partners at St Andrews have inspired the young people further, helping to create new players at the Home of Golf – perhaps some of whom will be champion golfers themselves one day.”

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Foresight Driving Business at Greenwich Peninsula Range

Foresight Driving Business at Greenwich Peninsula Range

Corporate     8:43 am, July 23, 2015

When the 60-bay, state-of-the-art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range opened earlier this month Foresight Sports technology was the top choice for the A1 Golf store to use for its club fittings

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Junior Golfers Meet Their Idols at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Junior Golfers Meet Their Idols at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Growing the Game     8:42 am, July 23, 2015

Junior golfers from Scotland met their golf heroes when they were granted exclusive access to a VIP Open Championship event at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, in St Andrews

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U.S. Golf Course Renovations Continue To Rise

Management Topics     8:41 am, July 23, 2015

Study shows significant revenue increase at courses that opt for updates

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Legend Gary Player visits Golphinforkids event in St Andrews

Legend Gary Player visits Golphinforkids event in St Andrews

Growing the Game     8:41 am, July 23, 2015

Gary Player, three times Open Champion, appeared at the Golphinforkids festival at The Fairmont Resort to lend a helping hand to kids’ golf

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Golf Express drives through 1,000 barrier

Golf Express drives through 1,000 barrier

Growing the Game     8:40 am, July 23, 2015

Golf Express, which encourages busy people to play all the game in half the time, has smashed the 1,000 barrier in just two months

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Heythrop Park Is First UK FootGolf Resort

Heythrop Park Is First UK FootGolf Resort

Courses     8:40 am, July 23, 2015

England’s first resort-based FootGolf course has opened at Oxfordshire golf destination Heythrop Park Resort, on the edge of the Cotswolds

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Open Fans Lap Up Free PGA Pro Coaching Sessions

Open Fans Lap Up Free PGA Pro Coaching Sessions

Growing the Game     12:34 pm, July 22, 2015

In total 22 PGA coaches from across the UK gave upwards of 3,000 free 15 minutes in the tented village from beginners right through to elite level and plus handicapper players

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Dundonald Links ready for invasion of golfers, celebs and fans

Dundonald Links ready for invasion of golfers, celebs and fans

Sponsorship     12:33 pm, July 22, 2015

This week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open promises to be a winner for players, celebrities and fans alike

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It’s back to the future for the Golf Show Group…

It’s back to the future for the Golf Show Group…

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:33 pm, July 22, 2015

The London Golf Show has appointed marketing and brand agency MC2 Marketing to handle this year’s 2015 show held at GLOW, Bluewater in Kent

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Improvements Unveiled at Meldrum House Country Hotel

Improvements Unveiled at Meldrum House Country Hotel

Courses     12:32 pm, July 22, 2015

One of Scotland’s top golf hotels has unveiled a series of key on and off-course improvements ahead of hosting a senior tournament

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Sunice Appoints Jack Rushworth

Sunice Appoints Jack Rushworth

People     12:32 pm, July 22, 2015

Sunice is has appointed Jack Rushworth as its sales agent for the North and Midlands area

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BIGGA Support Team’s Manic Monday

BIGGA Support Team’s Manic Monday

People     10:01 am, July 21, 2015

The BIGGA Open Support Team battled torrential rain, winds and only the second Monday finish in the competition’s history as they went above and beyond the call of duty at St Andrews

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Interview with IOC President Thomas Bach

Interview with IOC President Thomas Bach

Interviews     10:00 am, July 21, 2015

During The Open Championship at St Andrews IOC President Thomas Bach and The R&A held a press conference about golf's return to the Olympics in August 2016

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What could drones mean for golf?

What could drones mean for golf?

Opinion     9:59 am, July 21, 2015

Golf Consultants Association Member Andrew Harris shares his views….

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Balmers GM to expand into West Yorkshire

Balmers GM to expand into West Yorkshire

Corporate     9:58 am, July 21, 2015

Burnley-based John Deere turf machinery dealer Balmers GM Ltd will be expanding its sales area and opening a second outlet in Wakefield at the end of September 2015

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Golfshake continues growth and development in 2015

Golfshake continues growth and development in 2015

Media     9:58 am, July 21, 2015

Visitor numbers continue to rise with new and improved website

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Golf Trade Show 2015 doubles down for Teaching & Coaching Conference

Golf Trade Show 2015 doubles down for Teaching & Coaching Conference

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:57 am, July 21, 2015

The popular Teaching & Coaching Conference will feature four individual presentations delivered by keynote speakers, PGA Master Professional Martin Hall and, Titleist Performance Institute co-founder, Dr Greg Rose

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PGA Extend 59Club Relationship

PGA Extend 59Club Relationship

Corporate     9:57 am, July 21, 2015

The PGA has extended its PGA Official Supplier agreement with leading customer service analysts 59Club for a further three years

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Greenkeeping Couple Praise New Toros at Harborne Golf Club

Greenkeeping Couple Praise New Toros at Harborne Golf Club

Courses     9:56 am, July 21, 2015

The greenkeeping team at Birmingham’s highly regarded Harborne Golf Club have commended a round of Toro machinery upgrades

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Saving golf’s future: Gadgets keep golfers playing longer

Saving golf’s future: Gadgets keep golfers playing longer

New Products     9:56 am, July 21, 2015

A leading golf gadget manufacturer has launched an initiative to help golf clubs retain less agile senior golfers and extend the revenue they represent for at least a further two years

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Rio Olympics: Test event likely to be one-day competition in first quarter of 2016

Rio Olympics: Test event likely to be one-day competition in first quarter of 2016

Courses     11:49 am, July 20, 2015

Peter Dawson, President of the International Golf Federation, and Ty Votaw, Vice-President, are confident that IGF is ‘in great shape’ to stage a first-class golf event in Rio at the Olympic Games in August 2016

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Home of Golf to Host MDP Golf Management

Home of Golf to Host MDP Golf Management

Management Topics     11:49 am, July 20, 2015

CMAE in partnership with SGU and SLGA announce the third running of their Golf Management Development Programme at St Andrews from 7th – 11th December 2015

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Freedom of the Links bestowed upon golfing greats

Freedom of the Links bestowed upon golfing greats

Sponsorship     11:48 am, July 20, 2015

St Andrews Links Trust marked the visit of the 144th Open Championship to the Home of Golf by presenting past Open Champions with the Freedom of the Links.

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Vitax Amenity: Turfcare from the roots to the finishing touches

Vitax Amenity: Turfcare from the roots to the finishing touches

Corporate     11:48 am, July 20, 2015

The complete and comprehensive portfolio of Vitax products is contained in the first edition of the combined Vitax Amenity and Supaturf catalogue

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Talon Sinks Claws Into The Golf Market

Talon Sinks Claws Into The Golf Market

New Products     11:47 am, July 20, 2015

The TALON is a unique addition to the golf technology market which enables golfers to view their stance and adjust to their best position, improving muscle memory, consistency and performance

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New addition to MAJOR Sales Team

New addition to MAJOR Sales Team

People     11:47 am, July 20, 2015

MAJOR Equipment Ltd, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufactures of tractor mounted roller mowers for golf courses has announced the expansion of their UK sales team, with the appointment of James Tudor-Jones

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Tsai Right at Home in Faldo Series Shanghai Championship

Tsai Right at Home in Faldo Series Shanghai Championship

Growing the Game     11:46 am, July 20, 2015

Supported by The R&A and Mission Hills, the 2015-16 Faldo Series Asia campaign will include a minimum of 21 events in 17 countries including, for the first time, Australia

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Jay Karen Named CEO of National Golf Course Owners Association

Jay Karen Named CEO of National Golf Course Owners Association

People     8:24 am, July 20, 2015

Karen returns to lead the organization that represents more than 3,000 member golf course owners and operators worldwide. He will assume his new position on 1st October

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Golfzon’s Golf Simulators on show at 144th Open in St Andrews

Golfzon’s Golf Simulators on show at 144th Open in St Andrews

Corporate     8:24 am, July 20, 2015

As Golfzon Vision System and Golfzon Driving Range are enjoyed by the spectators there are plans to expand the global golf simulator market share by enhancing its global sales and marketing strategy

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Booth Becomes General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Booth Becomes General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

People     8:22 am, July 20, 2015

Abu Dhabi Golf Club has announced the strategic promotion of Director of Club Operations Paul Booth to the position of General Manager with immediate effect

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