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McIlroy on marriage, mosquitos, The Masters and Donald Trump

November 23rd, 2016

While I would be the first to admit that this is not ‘essential intelligence for the business of golf’, the European Tour’s new correspondent – Billy is his name – will certainly brighten up your day at the office. Try to find a spare five minutes and watch this interview

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Sir Nick Faldo – ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’

Sir Nick Faldo – ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’

People     6:13 pm, November 24, 2016

Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, held on November 12th in the Algarve.

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Radnor Hills: Official Supplier to the Senior Open Championship

Radnor Hills: Official Supplier to the Senior Open Championship

Sponsorship     6:07 pm, November 24, 2016

Radnor Hills Water has been announced as the Official Water Supplier to the 2017 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, which takes place from July 27-30 at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

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Warwick ‘Wonderland’

Warwick ‘Wonderland’

Management Topics     6:03 pm, November 24, 2016

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme Part 2 was a complete success when twenty three international delegates from the golf industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators at Warwick University

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Undiscovered Destination of the Year

Undiscovered Destination of the Year

Travel     5:56 pm, November 24, 2016

Carinthia, in the heart of Europe and sunny south of Austria, has been named Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year for 2017 in the annual IAGTO Awards. Visitors have the chance to enjoy golf in three countries all on one holiday

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New course joins Golf Express drive

New course joins Golf Express drive

Growing the Game     5:50 pm, November 24, 2016

Beacon Park golf course, one of the few municipal courses remaining in Staffordshire, is backing a national campaign to speed up the sport

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Golfbreaks.com Mini-bond surpasses fundraising target to reach £3.3 million

Golfbreaks.com Mini-bond surpasses fundraising target to reach £3.3 million

Corporate     2:45 pm, November 23, 2016

The Company launched its second mini-bond, Golfbreaks Bond 2, to raise new funds to fast track its operational and marketing developments in the USA, Scandinavia and the UK

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Norwood Park Close 7 Day Memberships Thanks To Social Media Campaign

Norwood Park Close 7 Day Memberships Thanks To Social Media Campaign

Opinion     2:44 pm, November 23, 2016

Albatross Digital Golf founder, James Wilkinson, talks about their latest success story with Norwood Park Golf Centre and why they have decided to start offering the Albatross 3-Month Money Back Guarantee

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Redbourn-again with Power Tee®

Redbourn-again with Power Tee®

Courses     2:44 pm, November 23, 2016

Redbourn, which opened in 1971, has two courses, a 20 bay floodlit driving range with 16 Power Tees®, a well-stocked golf shop and a great clubhouse

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Yamaha Golf Cars
UKGCOA Continues Dialogue with Treasury over VAT Distortion

UKGCOA Continues Dialogue with Treasury over VAT Distortion

Management Topics     11:48 pm, November 22, 2016

The UK Golf Course Owners Association has had an ongoing, and positive, dialogue with the Treasury for some time in an attempt to agree an acceptable solution to VAT distortion in golf

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Keep ahead of the crowd with the new BTME smartphone app

Keep ahead of the crowd with the new BTME smartphone app

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:43 pm, November 22, 2016

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has kicked its preparations for Europe’s leading turf management exhibition into top gear with the launch of a brand new smartphone application

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Golf Tourism England Welcomes SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC.

Golf Tourism England Welcomes SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC.

Travel     11:39 pm, November 22, 2016

Leading industry research organisation lends its knowledge and insight to GTE to drive growth to England’s golf tourism sector

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Motocaddy S1 model wins ‘Trolley of the Year’

Motocaddy S1 model wins ‘Trolley of the Year’

Corporate     11:31 pm, November 22, 2016

Foremost Golf members vote for this year’s record-selling trolley

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Bernhard to showcase TurfBreeze Fans and SubAir system at BTME

Bernhard to showcase TurfBreeze Fans and SubAir system at BTME

New Products     11:26 pm, November 22, 2016

Bernhard and Company is excited to give turf professionals the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of TurfBreeze fans and SubAir aeration and moisture removal systems at BTME 2017, stand B44

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First IAGTO Sustainability Awards

First IAGTO Sustainability Awards

Travel     11:20 pm, November 22, 2016

South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island has been named as the first-ever Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year in the 2017 IAGTO Sustainability Awards

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Onwards and upwards for EVQGCD students

Onwards and upwards for EVQGCD students

Management Topics     11:10 pm, November 22, 2016

The EIGCA’s Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design is the only accredited professional qualification in golf course design

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Little Interviews: When Billy Met Rory

Little Interviews: When Billy Met Rory

Media     1:07 pm, November 22, 2016

Rory McIlroy undertook the toughest interview of his career at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, where the four-time Major Champion met with nine year old reporter Billy (First published by The European Tour on Friday 18th November)

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European Tour announces new Official Starter

European Tour announces new Official Starter

People     1:02 pm, November 22, 2016

Alastair Scott is taking up the full-time position vacated by Ivor Robson and the Scotsman will assume the podium at all European Tour events sponsored by Rolex, the tour’s official time-keeper

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PRG Creates Unique Canvas Collection for Golf At Goodwood

PRG Creates Unique Canvas Collection for Golf At Goodwood

Corporate     12:58 pm, November 22, 2016

The range of stylish accessories feature an image of Goodwood’s iconic ‘Woody’ golf buggy and showcase PRG’s focus to deliver pioneering design coupled with the best quality materials and manufacturing processes

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Highland Junior Golfers Build on Lawrie Foundation

Highland Junior Golfers Build on Lawrie Foundation

Growing the Game     12:53 pm, November 22, 2016

Golf stars of the future are competing at some of the north of Scotland’s leading courses in a second winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the area

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PING signs English standout Hatton to multi-year agreement

PING signs English standout Hatton to multi-year agreement

Sponsorship     12:47 pm, November 22, 2016

PING announce the signing of English professional and 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year agreement

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For Sale: ‘The Most Beautiful Golf Club in the World’

For Sale: ‘The Most Beautiful Golf Club in the World’

Property     5:32 pm, November 21, 2016

Dolgellau Golf Club, a 9 hole course in Gwynedd, Wales, is set in the Snowdonia National Park and is offered for sale - offers in the region of £790,000

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Foremost Professionals Gather for Inaugural Annual Conference

Foremost Professionals Gather for Inaugural Annual Conference

Exhibitions & Conferences     5:25 pm, November 21, 2016

Over 180 Foremost members from around the country gathered in Milton Keynes for the inaugural Foremost Annual Conference, with the two-day programme providing attendees with a range of informative educational seminars in small work groups

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New Distributor for Spider Mowers

New Distributor for Spider Mowers

Corporate     5:21 pm, November 21, 2016

T H WHITE has become the new UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for Spider remote-controlled slope mowers often termed the safest on the market

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Club-Clean and Golf GameBook score a Strategic Partnership for 2017

Club-Clean and Golf GameBook score a Strategic Partnership for 2017

Corporate     5:13 pm, November 21, 2016

Club-Clean and Golf GameBook have set in place a strategic marketing partnership for 2017, designed to continue the growth of both businesses

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BACKTEE Puts Competition on Back Foot with 100% SOR Policy

BACKTEE Puts Competition on Back Foot with 100% SOR Policy

Corporate     5:10 pm, November 21, 2016

Danish apparel brand BACKTEE looks set to gain approval from UK retailers after it announced a 100 per cent sale-or-return policy on its entire range

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