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December 5th, 2014

This week’s guest columnist is Jerry Kilby of Kanda Golf who writes about stopping and even reversing the trend towards nomadic golf. This is just one of the many topical, varied and stimulating pieces of golf business intelligence that we bring to you this week. Enjoy the read.

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The Belfry Receives Industry Seal of Approval by Hosting Leading Product Launches

The Belfry Receives Industry Seal of Approval by Hosting Leading Product Launches

Travel     12:31 pm, December 5, 2014

This year both Titleist and TaylorMade have chosen the Resort for the launch of their latest products

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SkyCaddie Responds to NGF Survey on DMDs

SkyCaddie Responds to NGF Survey on DMDs

Management Topics     12:31 pm, December 5, 2014

“The National Golf Foundation survey is confirmation that DMDs boost golf’s enjoyment factor, which is good news for the sport,” says SkyCaddie.

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“Swing Fever” – the Musical Way to Grow The Game

“Swing Fever” – the Musical Way to Grow The Game

Growing the Game     12:30 pm, December 5, 2014

A Chicago-based writer, composer and golfer is looking for investors and a producer to make his animated musical “Swing Fever”

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Ramside backing Durham golfer with famous sporting pedigree

Ramside backing Durham golfer with famous sporting pedigree

Sponsorship     12:30 pm, December 5, 2014

Professional Golfer Matt Killen, from Durham – son of ex-Durham Wasps Ice Hockey netminder Frankie Killen – is receiving backing from Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club

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Cutting Edge Golf magazine “delighted” with industry response

Cutting Edge Golf magazine “delighted” with industry response

Media     12:29 pm, December 5, 2014

Cutting Edge Golf has so far produced nine regular digital e-newsletters which, the trade magazine says, have been very well-received, and has just celebrated the launch of its first paper issue

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David Kidd to Design Second Course at Sand Valley Golf Resort, Wisconsin

David Kidd to Design Second Course at Sand Valley Golf Resort, Wisconsin

Courses     12:29 pm, December 5, 2014

Mike Keiser has selected David Kidd to design the second course at Sand Valley, the first time Keiser and Kidd have worked together since they opened Bandon Dunes in 1999

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Reversing the Trend Towards Nomadic Golfers

Reversing the Trend Towards Nomadic Golfers

Opinion     12:28 pm, December 5, 2014

Golf Consultants Association Member Jerry Kilby shares his views….

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SGD Share Experience and Expertise at BTME

SGD Share Experience and Expertise at BTME

Management Topics     12:28 pm, December 5, 2014

Swan Golf Designs is teaming up with the Greenkeepers Training Committee once again to present two workshops during BTME in January

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Nominations open for Golf Foundation President’s Awards 2015

Nominations open for Golf Foundation President’s Awards 2015

Growing the Game     12:27 pm, December 5, 2014

Time to nominate excellent golf people and projects for Golf Foundation annual awards to be staged in May at Wentworth on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship

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Award for Rain Bird’s Golf Division

Award for Rain Bird’s Golf Division

Corporate     12:27 pm, December 5, 2014

Rain Bird IC System Wins 2014 European Irrigation Association Gold Award for Industry’s Most Innovative Golf Product

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The A-Z of Junior Golf

The A-Z of Junior Golf

Media     12:26 pm, December 5, 2014

This exciting book provides children with guidance and helpful hints about the game of golf through the use of four exciting characters

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True Strike Partners with Pro Putt Systems

True Strike Partners with Pro Putt Systems

Corporate     12:22 pm, December 5, 2014

TrueStrike has reached an agreement with Pro Putt Systems and granted the exclusive rights to stock and distribute its products in the United States.

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Put The ‘Biteback’ In Your Game

Put The ‘Biteback’ In Your Game

New Products     12:21 pm, December 5, 2014

New polo shirts and caps specifically designed to deter midges, mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies and any other creature that may interfere with your game

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Golf Treasure – ‘UK’s First Classified Golf App’

Golf Treasure – ‘UK’s First Classified Golf App’

Media     12:20 pm, December 5, 2014

Increase retail reach and sales with classified Golf App - Golf Treasure - available as both an app and traditional website platform,

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Direct Golf Celebrates Record-Breaking Black Friday Weekend

Direct Golf Celebrates Record-Breaking Black Friday Weekend

Corporate     12:19 pm, December 5, 2014

Direct Golf announces a record-breaking run of sales across the Black Friday five day event - when sales online jumped a whopping 203% from last year's figures

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Mission Hills to Host New Asia Golf Congress

Mission Hills to Host New Asia Golf Congress

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:18 pm, December 4, 2014

Organised in partnership with Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, the Asia Golf Congress – backed by the PGA of America, China Golf Association and R&A - will be held at Mission Hills Shenzhen-Dongguan 10-12 November 2015

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“Society Saturdays” at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club to encourage Golf Tourism

“Society Saturdays” at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club to encourage Golf Tourism

Management Topics     12:18 pm, December 4, 2014

For 2015 Nairn Dunbar has launched its “Society Saturdays”, where golf societies of any size are able to book and reserve times in advance of throughout the year

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PGA Master Pro Helps Madagascar Get To Grips With Golf

PGA Master Pro Helps Madagascar Get To Grips With Golf

Growing the Game     12:16 pm, December 4, 2014

David Johnson, based at the Lavender Park Golf Centre in Surrey, is one of the PGAs of Europe’s 22-man golf development team playing a key role in implementing the R&A’s Working for Golf programme

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Golf Tourism Swings into Action in Ayrshire

Golf Tourism Swings into Action in Ayrshire

Travel     12:09 pm, December 4, 2014

Golf in Ayrshire and Arran has launched its “Our golf, your way” marketing initiative aimed at promoting the region as a premier golf destination to a global audience

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PGA Catalunya Resort to host Qualifying School Final until 2017

PGA Catalunya Resort to host Qualifying School Final until 2017

Courses     12:08 pm, December 4, 2014

PGA Catalunya Resort, a European Tour Destination situated near Barcelona, will host The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage until at least 2017 after extending its existing deal by three years

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Troon Acquires Honours Golf

Troon Acquires Honours Golf

Corporate     12:08 pm, December 4, 2014

Combination establishes unmatched South-eastern U.S. presence

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