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December 8th, 2018

As the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition approaches, Jim Croxton, CEO of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association, sat down with our interviewer 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 green-keeping staff.

As always, Jim’s comments are both memorable and stimulating. Plus we bring you more golf business news from around the world,

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

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Lynx unveils new driver with face-switching design

Lynx unveils new driver with face-switching design

New Products     9:12 am, January 24, 2019

Lynx Golf has unveiled a new driver that enables golfers to physically remove the face of the driver in order to fit different lofts. Lynx says that its new Prowler VT Driver featuring Switch-Face Technology is a ground-breaking development in driver adjustability, as the entire hitting face of the driver is completely removable – an […]

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Two-Thirds Of UK Golf Clubs Don’t Have A Defibrillator

Two-Thirds Of UK Golf Clubs Don’t Have A Defibrillator

Management Topics     8:06 am, January 24, 2019

Two-Thirds Of UK Golf Clubs Don’t Have A Defibrillator

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FootJoy becomes first official clothing partner for Sky Sports Golf

FootJoy becomes first official clothing partner for Sky Sports Golf

Media     7:44 am, January 24, 2019

With effect from this month, FootJoy becomes the official provider to Sky Sports Golf. The deal, brokered by Sky Media, will allow FootJoy to reach its key audience of golf lovers with Sky Sports Golf presenters and crew exclusively wearing the brand’s clothing and shoes on course during 2019

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Der Öschberghof appoints Claus A. Feldt as Manager Golf & Sport

Der Öschberghof appoints Claus A. Feldt as Manager Golf & Sport

People     11:59 pm, January 23, 2019

Having been CEO at World of Leading Golf for the past five years, Feldt knows what it takes to bring more awareness to attract the right clientele and bring more awareness to the Öschberghof’s golf establishments and looks forward to the task

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World Of Leading Golf Appoint New CEO

World Of Leading Golf Appoint New CEO

People     11:54 pm, January 23, 2019

Luxury golf brand, World of Leading Golf AG, has announced the appointment of Marc Potter as its new Chief Executive Officer in succession to Claus Feldt, who stepped down on 31st December

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PlayMoreGolf Flexible Golf Membership Continues to Grow Into 2019

PlayMoreGolf Flexible Golf Membership Continues to Grow Into 2019

Management Topics     11:37 pm, January 23, 2019

The appealing membership category based on a points-to-play method giving members multiple golf courses to play on is proving immensely popular with more than £2 million revenue has already been generated for PlayMoreGolf partner clubs

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The Buckinghamshire Golf Club Appoints New General Manager

The Buckinghamshire Golf Club Appoints New General Manager

People     11:31 pm, January 23, 2019

Arora Hotels has announced the appointment of Ben Ludwell as General Manager of The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, as part of the hotel group’s drive to provide an enhanced member experience at the club, which it acquired in November 2018

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Galvin Green unveils military-themed Edge collection

Galvin Green unveils military-themed Edge collection

New Products     11:50 am, January 23, 2019

Galvin Green is hoping to reach out to a younger, more fashion-conscious serious golfer with the launch of  its new military-inspired EDGE collection for 2019. The radical styling of the new range features an unconventional selection of jackets, jumpers, shirts, caps and belts in green, grey and blue colour variations, many with a fashionable camo […]

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Homeless support leads to standing ovation at BIGGA Awards for Chipstead’s Jack

Homeless support leads to standing ovation at BIGGA Awards for Chipstead’s Jack

People     9:00 am, January 23, 2019

A greenkeeper at Chipstead Golf Club in Surrey received a standing ovation at the BIGGA Awards, held last night (22 January) on the opening evening of the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition, in recognition of his selfless efforts in helping the homeless

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Troon Named ‘Management Company Of The Year’

Troon Named ‘Management Company Of The Year’

Corporate     8:59 am, January 23, 2019

For the Fifth Consecutive Year Troon was named “Management Company of the Year” by BoardRoom Magazine in the publication’s 20th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards

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Greg To Lay Down The Law With Golf Business International

Greg To Lay Down The Law With Golf Business International

People     8:59 am, January 23, 2019

Specialist sports and personal injury lawyer Greg Rollingson has become the latest member of Golf Business International – the group of independent consultants for the golf sector

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G/Fore showcases ‘Irreverent Elegance’ with Spring/Summer shoe range

G/Fore showcases ‘Irreverent Elegance’ with Spring/Summer shoe range

New Products     12:36 pm, January 22, 2019

G/FORE’s Spring/Summer footwear collection boasts an eye-catching line-up of men’s and women’s styles in a variety of classic and street-inspired designs. Inspired by the concept of ‘Irreverent Elegance’, the new range from the California-based company was designed by G/FORE founder Mossimo Giannulli, and features enhanced versions of its popular Disruptor and Gallivanter models. These are […]

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Gleneagles unveils new logo to celebrate centenary

Gleneagles unveils new logo to celebrate centenary

Courses     7:43 am, January 22, 2019

The branding, inspired by historic typography and graphics taken from the Gleneagles archive, celebrates the rich heritage and preservation of both James Braid-designed golf courses that opened for play in 1919

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Titleist adds Slate Blue finish to SM7 wedge family

Titleist adds Slate Blue finish to SM7 wedge family

New Products     2:44 am, January 22, 2019

Titleist has added a new slate blue finish to the Vokey Design SM7 wedge range it launched 12 months ago

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TaylorMade signs Rickie Fowler to ball and glove deal

TaylorMade signs Rickie Fowler to ball and glove deal

Sponsorship     2:10 am, January 22, 2019

PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler has switched golf ball brands, moving from Titleist to TaylorMade, and will be teeing up with a TP5x when he makes his first appearance of the year at this week's Farmers Insurance Open

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Ping launches all-new G410 drivers

Ping launches all-new G410 drivers

New Products     1:53 am, January 22, 2019

Significant advancements in custom fitting while delivering golfers the highest MOI’s and ball speeds available highlight the new PING G410 Plus and G410 SFT drivers

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Ecco Golf appoints Jesper Thuen to head up US operations

Ecco Golf appoints Jesper Thuen to head up US operations

Corporate     1:43 am, January 22, 2019

Danish golf footwear brand Ecco Golf have announced that its Head of Golf for Asia-Pacific, Jesper Thuen, is to take up the role of General Manager of Ecco Golf, USA with immediate effect. Thuen, a former touring professional, has been with Ecco Golf since 2002. Previously, he held the position of Global Marketing Manager for […]

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