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July 25th, 2017

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GOLFBUDDY Acquired by GolfZon Newdin

GOLFBUDDY Acquired by GolfZon Newdin

Corporate     7:28 pm, January 19, 2019

Deca Systems, Inc., dba GOLFBUDDY (Golfbuddy.com), a leading innovator in the golf rangefinder industry, has been acquired by GolfZon Newdin Holdings, Ltd. (GolfZon)

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Education City Achieves Worldclass.Golf Status   

Education City Achieves Worldclass.Golf Status  

Travel     7:14 pm, January 19, 2019

Designed by José María Olazábel, Education City in Doha, Qatar is the latest world-class destination to join www.worldclass.golf – a portfolio of the world’s premier golf courses, destinations and resorts

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PGA Of America Promotions

PGA Of America Promotions

People     7:13 pm, January 19, 2019

The PGA of America has promoted Sandy Cross to serve as the first Chief People Officer in the Association’s history and Arjun Chowdri as the PGA’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer

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Golf In Vietnam Receives A Huge Boost

Golf In Vietnam Receives A Huge Boost

Travel     12:18 pm, January 18, 2019

Under an initiative labelled as “Vietnam Golf Coast”, seven signature designed golf courses are joining hands to form a new golf-specific destination marketing group which extends from the up-and-coming city of Da Nang to the foothills of Hue and the shores of Hoi An

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Jonas Club Software to Reveal New Tech at 2019 PGA Merchandise Show

Jonas Club Software to Reveal New Tech at 2019 PGA Merchandise Show

New Products     12:13 pm, January 18, 2019

Jonas Club Software is excited to announce that they will be attending the PGA Merchandise Show on January 23-25, 2019 at booth 3529

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Honma launches new premium 3-piece ball

Honma launches new premium 3-piece ball

New Products     11:40 am, January 18, 2019

Honma Golf, the premium Japanese brand that recently signed world No.1 Justin Rose to use its clubs, has added a new golf ball to its extensive range. The Honma TW-X is a three-piece urethane distance and spin ball aimed at golfers with swing speeds of around 90mph. The ball features the high initial velocity core, designed […]

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Gastro Golf adds Mallorca and Bulgaria to European holiday destinations

Gastro Golf adds Mallorca and Bulgaria to European holiday destinations

Travel     11:30 am, January 18, 2019

Bespoke golf holiday company Gastro Golf has added Mallorca and Bulgaria to its growing list of European golf holiday venues. Cheshire-based Gastro Golf specialises in providing golf holidays with a ‘gastronomic twist’ – combining the opportunity to play on some of the world’s top golf courses, stay in luxury hotels, and enjoy exceptional culinary and […]

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Wilson Golf announces European Tour staff line-up

Wilson Golf announces European Tour staff line-up

Sponsorship     10:30 am, January 18, 2019

Following the signing of American Gary Woodland to its Tour staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions. New signing Benjamin Hebert from France joins Nordea Masters champion Paul Waring and Sicilian Open title holder Joakim Lagergren, […]

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GB golfers prepare to tee it up in Special Olympics World Games

GB golfers prepare to tee it up in Special Olympics World Games

Growing the Game     9:49 am, January 18, 2019

Eight British golfers are preparing for the championship of a lifetime and the chance to win gold during the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March. This Saturday (January 19) marks the start of a final full training weekend in Sheffield for the entire Special Olympics GB Squad of 128 athletes and unified […]

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Callaway becomes official partner of the European Tour

Callaway becomes official partner of the European Tour

Sponsorship     9:42 am, January 17, 2019

The European Tour has announced that Callaway has become an Official Partner for the next five years. Within this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf bag brand of the European Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official putter and luggage brands respectively; […]

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Glenmuir unveils Spring/Summer apparel range

Glenmuir unveils Spring/Summer apparel range

New Products     9:30 am, January 17, 2019

Glenmuir, the renowned Scottish golf clothing brand, reveals its Spring/Summer collection for 2019 with products continuing to drive outstanding performance delivered in fresh colour palettes Aqua, Fuchsia and Garnet. Glenmuir introduces three new double mercerised cotton polos this season. The technical process behind the fabric removes stray fibres from the cotton yarn and fabric resulting […]

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Algarve remains top golf holiday spot with TG readers

Algarve remains top golf holiday spot with TG readers

Travel     9:24 am, January 17, 2019

The Algarve has retained its place as the top European golf destination after sealing its latest major success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. The Portuguese golfing hotspot, which is home to over 40 courses, secured an eighth title since the awards were launched in 2011 as it retained its crown as Best Golf Destination […]

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Palmares picks up the pace with new tournament

Palmares picks up the pace with new tournament

Courses     9:15 am, January 17, 2019

Portugal’s Palmares Beach & Golf Resort is joining the war against slow play in 2019 with the launch of a new tournament which penalises time-wasting. The management team at the five-star, 27-hole resort, which is located in the Lagos region of the Algarve, is hosting a new tournament later this month under the banner of […]

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Algarve Is Europe’s Champion At Today’s Golfer Awards

Algarve Is Europe’s Champion At Today’s Golfer Awards

Travel     4:10 pm, January 16, 2019

The Portuguese golfing hotspot secured an eighth title since the awards were launched in 2011 as it retained its crown as Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe, as voted for by readers of the popular UK golf publication

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Golf Course Management – Part 2 eLearning Course Out Now!

Golf Course Management – Part 2 eLearning Course Out Now!

Management Topics     4:05 pm, January 16, 2019

Promote Training, the only dedicated eLearning training provider to the UK golf industry, have launched “Golf Course Management – Part 2” and are offering GBN readers an exclusive enrolment discount

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Campey to Attend GIS 2019 with Dakota and Air2G2

Campey to Attend GIS 2019 with Dakota and Air2G2

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:59 pm, January 16, 2019

The Golf Industry Show is one of golf’s premier learning and networking events and representatives from Campey, Richard Campey, Ben Taylor and Dave Harrison, will be joining colleagues from Air 2G2, booth 3817-3816, and Dakota, booth 3552, to provide expert insight into the machines and their use on Europe’s most prestigious golf courses

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IJGA Celebrates One Year with Power Tee

IJGA Celebrates One Year with Power Tee

Growing the Game     3:45 pm, January 16, 2019

January 2019 marks the one-year partnership with International Junior Golf Academy - the oldest, independent junior golf academy in the United States – and Power Tee

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Carnoustie Links appoints new Links Superintendent

Carnoustie Links appoints new Links Superintendent

Courses     10:05 am, January 16, 2019

Carnoustie Golf Links has promoted Craig Boath to the role of Links Superintendent at the venue of last year's The Open Championship. A well-known and experienced individual within the greenkeeping industry, Boath is moving from his role as Head Greenkeeper of Carnoustie's Championship Course

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Foremost launches Social Media service to EMP members

Foremost launches Social Media service to EMP members

Management Topics     4:10 pm, January 15, 2019

Foremost is adding a social media service to its Elite Marketing Programme, which gives members a better way to manage their social content and engage their audience online. As one of four optional upgrades included within Foremost’s new Elite Marketing Programme Premium service, the social media solution is designed to alleviate the pressure on the […]

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European Solheim Cup to wear Abacus clothing

European Solheim Cup to wear Abacus clothing

Sponsorship     12:27 pm, January 15, 2019

Swedish sportswear brand Abacus is to reprise its role as official apparel supplier to the European Solheim Cup team for this year’s renewal at Gleneagles in Scotland. Catriona Matthew, Europe’s captain and longstanding abacus ambassador, said: “I love to wear Abacus clothing because it’s so comfortable, but also technical, so it’s ideal for wearing in […]

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Finca Cortesin boosts eco credentials with Bermuda grass greens

Finca Cortesin boosts eco credentials with Bermuda grass greens

Management Topics     12:21 pm, January 15, 2019

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is at the forefront of European golf’s drive to become more eco-sustainable after revealing that it is using up to 30 per cent less water since becoming the first course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly, variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens. The resort, which is […]

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Slaley Hall wins Today’s Golfer travel award

Slaley Hall wins Today’s Golfer travel award

Travel     10:55 am, January 15, 2019

Slaley Hall has been voted ‘best golf hotel/resort in the north of England’ in the 2019 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards for an unprecedented fifth successive year. The multi-award-winning venue in Hexham – managed by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company – topped the readers’ poll in the UK’s best-selling golf magazine for the […]

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Finalists announced for 2019 England Golf Awards

Finalists announced for 2019 England Golf Awards

Growing the Game     9:51 pm, January 14, 2019

A shortlist of finalists has been announced for the England Golf Awards 2019, the winners of which will be revealed at the awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, 21 March. Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “A very big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and to the […]

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Toptracer aims to hit the target at PGA Show

Toptracer aims to hit the target at PGA Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:49 pm, January 14, 2019

Toptracer will be showcasing its ground-breaking range technology in style at the PGA Merchandise Show 2019 in Orlando, Florida later this month. This year’s Toptracer stand at the show’s Demo Day will cover nine bays, where visiting PGA Professionals will be able to experience each of the fun and interactive game modes that the system […]

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PlayMoreGolf joins Wales Golf’s preferred partner programme

PlayMoreGolf joins Wales Golf’s preferred partner programme

Corporate     3:41 pm, January 14, 2019

PlayMoreGolf is the latest business to join Wales Golf’s Preferred Partner network. The Preferred Partner programme gives clubs the chance to offer a flexible membership alongside their traditional membership. It links clubs across the UK and golfers simply join online, choose their preferred home club, and receive 100 points for an annual subscription. Of this, […]

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Lisbon set to enjoy Irish influx with new flight options

Lisbon set to enjoy Irish influx with new flight options

Travel     3:27 pm, January 14, 2019

Golf resorts on the west coast of Portugal are likely to experience increased bookings from Irish golfers following the announcement of two new flight schedules from Dublin and Cork to Lisbon in 2019. TAP Air Portugal and Aer Lingus are both operating new services into the Portuguese capital this year. From March, TAP is launching a […]

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Walmer & Kingsdown joins Golf in Kent Partnership

Walmer & Kingsdown joins Golf in Kent Partnership

Travel     12:44 pm, January 14, 2019

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club in east Kent has joined Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership. As a member of Golf in Kent, the club becomes part of a group that promotes Kent as one of England’s premier golfing destinations. The partnership is comprised of some of the finest golf courses in the country, including […]

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Bowood joins PGA Properties group

Bowood joins PGA Properties group

Courses     12:31 pm, January 14, 2019

The PGA has added Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort to its growing portfolio of branded properties worldwide as a PGA Golf Course and PGA Golf Academy. The Wiltshire-based venue, which forms part of the historic Bowood Estate, joins the elite group of PGA Branded Properties around the world, including past Ryder Cup venues The […]

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Sirene Belek Hotel receives €2m refurb

Sirene Belek Hotel receives €2m refurb

Travel     12:25 pm, January 14, 2019

The Sirene Belek Hotel in Turkey is to benefit from a €2 million refurbishment this winter as part of an on-going investment programme ahead of the 2019 season. All 233 standard junior suites in the main building of the five-star, all-inclusive hotel are being modernised and given a fresh new look. Each bedroom – which […]

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Srixon unveils new Z-Star balls

Srixon unveils new Z-Star balls

New Products     9:30 am, January 14, 2019

The latest versions of Srixon’s premium Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls are the first and only ones in the world to feature a new macromolecule material called SeRM, which maximises both distance and spin at a high level. Developed by Professor Kohzo Ito at the University of Tokyo in Japan, SeRM stands for Slide-Ring Material, […]

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Wilson Goes The Distance With D7 Woods

Wilson Goes The Distance With D7 Woods

New Products     9:00 am, January 14, 2019

Wilson Golf’s new range of D7 metalwoods is aimed at a wide spectrum of players looking for extra distance and forgiveness in all areas of their game. The D7 driver features RE-AKT Technology, a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology, which combines to deliver faster clubhead speed and increased ball speed for longer […]

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Big Max prepares to roll out new range for PGA Show

Big Max prepares to roll out new range for PGA Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:54 am, January 11, 2019

Europe’s leading push cart and waterproof golf bag brand Big Max will be showcasing its 2019 carts, bags and travel covers at the PGA Merchandise Show in Florida later this month. The latest Big Max products will feature at both the Demo Day on January 22, and in a newly-designed stand at its usual location […]

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Honma appoints European marketing manager

Honma appoints European marketing manager

People     8:51 am, January 11, 2019

Honma Golf has appointed experienced sports marketeer Tony Scott (top) to head up its marketing operations across Europe. The premier Japanese equipment manufacturer, which earlier this month announced the signing of world No.1 Justin Rose to spearhead its presence on Tour, has added the former Mizuno EMEA marketing manager to its European team based in […]

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Garmany Golf reveals golf travel hotlist for 2019

Garmany Golf reveals golf travel hotlist for 2019

Travel     12:42 pm, January 10, 2019

Bill Hogan, Senior Vice President of Sales for bespoke golf travel company Garmany Golf, who has played in over 60 countries during his career, and is one of the foremost authorities in the world when it comes to golf and travel, has picked out the top destinations for travelling golfers to put on their bucket […]

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Zerofit Baselayers proves a hot hit in UK pro shops

Zerofit Baselayers proves a hot hit in UK pro shops

New Products     10:34 am, January 10, 2019

Launched in the UK last autumn, and already enjoying strong sales growth across the country, Japanese brand ZeroFit’s range of Heat Rub baselayers are designed to enhance performance when the temperature drops. The brainchild of Koji Higashi, a fitness fanatic, avid golfer and outdoor enthusiast, Zerofit baselayers boast Heat Rub technology, which not only seals […]

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Odyssey aims for consistency with new StrokeLab Putters

Odyssey aims for consistency with new StrokeLab Putters

New Products     9:53 am, January 10, 2019

Odyssey’s new StrokeLab putters incorporate a new method of weight distribution which is designed to improve the consistency of a player’s stroke. The theory behind the design is that most putting strokes vary in pace from shot to shot, yet most putting technologies focus on improving alignment or improving the quality of roll, rather than […]

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Kempinski Hotel in Turkey appoints new general manager

Kempinski Hotel in Turkey appoints new general manager

People     2:04 pm, January 9, 2019

Experienced hotelier Ahmet Antepli is looking forward to a new challenge after being appointed general manager at the Kempinski Hotel The Dome, one of two five-star hotels at the PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club

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Global Golf Post launches enhanced digital offering

Global Golf Post launches enhanced digital offering

Media     1:55 pm, January 9, 2019

Digital golf news brand Global Golf Post has launched a new website, Global Golf Plus +, that promises to deliver quality golf journalism produced by the publication’s experienced staff of writers, editors and contributors

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Costa Navarino appoints Azalea to spearhead marketing and PR campaign

Costa Navarino appoints Azalea to spearhead marketing and PR campaign

Corporate     1:40 pm, January 9, 2019

Costa Navarino Resort in Greece has appointed Hampshire-based PR and marketing company Azalea to spearhead its global golf and sports public relations, and to support the destination in its enhanced guest offering

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Derbyshire Golf’s Grow The Game initiative beats target In 2018

Derbyshire Golf’s Grow The Game initiative beats target In 2018

Growing the Game     1:32 pm, January 9, 2019

 The Derbyshire Golf Development Group’s drive to grow the game has proved successful during 2018. The group has delivered projects across the county to take golf into the community, which has resulted in the introduction of 2,806 new people to the game (of which 43% were women and over 30% under the age of 25)

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Alcanada On Course With Renovation Project

Alcanada On Course With Renovation Project

Courses     11:43 am, January 9, 2019

The Spanish resort of  Club de Golf Alcanada is laying the foundations for a successful 2019 as its green renovation project gathers pace

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Laidlaw honoured with journalism award by PGAs of Europe

Laidlaw honoured with journalism award by PGAs of Europe

Media     8:38 am, January 9, 2019

Broadcaster and journalist Renton Laidlaw has been awarded the 2018 PGAs of Europe Special Recognition Award for his services to, and impact upon, European golf, alongside his friend and colleague, Göran Zachrisson, who also receives the same award this year

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Padraig Harrington Named 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain

Padraig Harrington Named 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain

Sponsorship     2:01 pm, January 8, 2019

The three-time Major Champion has a storied Ryder Cup career, having represented Europe six times as a player – including being part of four triumphs – while latterly he has brought his extensive experience to the role of Vice-Captain in the past three editions of the biennial contest

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Prince’s moves into top 50 of Golf World’s England rankings

Prince’s moves into top 50 of Golf World’s England rankings

Courses     11:39 am, January 8, 2019

Prince’s Golf Club in Kent has risen ten places into the top 50 of Golf World magazine’s latest Top 100 England rankings following the redevelopment of its Himalayas nine. The Sandwich-based club enlisted golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert to handle the changes to the Himalayas, and work has already begun on improving the Dunes […]

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Kenyon honoured with PGAs of Europe Coaching Award

Kenyon honoured with PGAs of Europe Coaching Award

People     5:12 pm, January 7, 2019

Phil Kenyon, putting coach to some of the world’s top golfers, has become the latest winner of the PGAS of Europe prestigious John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching.

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March is TaylorMade for Clubs To Hire Clients 

March is TaylorMade for Clubs To Hire Clients 

Travel     2:27 pm, January 7, 2019

The new year saw the much-anticipated release of TaylorMade's M6 range of drivers, fairways and hybrids - and Clubs to Hire customers can rent them on golf breaks from March 1.

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Callaway unveils Epic Flash range

Callaway unveils Epic Flash range

New Products     12:50 pm, January 7, 2019

Replacing the GBB Epic family, the Epic Flash range – which goes on sale from February 1 – feature a new technology called ‘Flash Face’, which is designed to help golfers get more ball speed and more distance

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TaylorMade launches M5 & M6 metalwoods

TaylorMade launches M5 & M6 metalwoods

New Products     12:45 pm, January 7, 2019

TaylorMade Golf has revealed the next generation of its M metalwoods range following the launch of its new M5 and M6 drivers, fairways and hybrids, which go on sale from February 15.

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New vision for Moor Park

New vision for Moor Park

Courses     10:02 am, January 7, 2019

Nick Bayly returns to Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire, scene of his wedding 16 years ago, and finds the historic 36-hole venue more majestic than he remembered, and meets the new chief executive, Amy Yeates, who is charged with taking the club firmly into the 21st century and beyond

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Reesink’s Respects For Clive

Reesink’s Respects For Clive

People     11:51 pm, January 6, 2019

Clive Pinnock, Reesink’s training ambassador who worked for the company for 34 years before retiring in Spring 2018, has sadly passed away following a short battle with cancer

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Walmer & Kingsdown joins Golf in Kent Partnership
  2. Finalists announced for 2019 England Golf Awards
  3. Toptracer aims to hit the target at PGA Show
  4. Bowood joins PGA Properties group
  5. Sirene Belek Hotel receives €2m refurb
  6. PlayMoreGolf joins Wales Golf’s preferred partner programme
  7. Lisbon set to enjoy Irish influx with new flight options
  8. Srixon unveils new Z-Star balls
  9. Wilson Goes The Distance With D7 Woods
  10. Foremost launches Social Media service to EMP members

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