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December 6th, 2019

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Dundonald picks up Golf Environment Award

Dundonald picks up Golf Environment Award

Courses     3:01 pm, January 24, 2020

Dundonald Links has been awarded the Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year at the 2020 Golf Environment Awards.

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Abacus Official Clothing Supplier to GCMA

Abacus Official Clothing Supplier to GCMA

Corporate     2:38 pm, January 24, 2020

Abacus Sportswear are proud to become the Official Clothing Supplier to the Golf Club Managers' Association in 2020

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Key New Appointments at Canterbury Golf Club

Key New Appointments at Canterbury Golf Club

People     2:30 pm, January 24, 2020

Canterbury Golf Club drives in 2020 with the announcement of its latest in a series of key appointments to its management team whilst also celebrating its leap up the Kent golf course rankings

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Island Golf Club installs hybrid EcoBunker

Island Golf Club installs hybrid EcoBunker

Courses     1:44 pm, January 24, 2020

The Island Golf Club, which is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest links courses, has rebuilt a large proportion of its revetted bunkers using a new solution from synthetic bunker solutions provider EcoBunker. The course, which is located just outside Dublin, and is currently undergoing a renovation at the hands of architects Mackenzie and […]

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Ladies European Tour announces expanded schedule with higher prize funds

Ladies European Tour announces expanded schedule with higher prize funds

Sponsorship     1:12 pm, January 24, 2020

A new decade brings a new-look Ladies European Tour and for the first time in history, LET Members will play for a combined prize fund of almost €18 million in 2020, an increase of €4.5 million on 2019. The 2020 schedule will feature 24 tournaments, including 15 in Europe, in addition to August’s Olympic Games […]

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The Belfry appoints new Head PGA Pro

The Belfry appoints new Head PGA Pro

People     12:31 pm, January 24, 2020

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has announced the appointment of Daniel Warwick to the role of Head PGA Golf Professional at the celebrated Midlands venue's PGA national golf academy.

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Mannings Heath to expand winery operations

Mannings Heath to expand winery operations

Courses     12:25 pm, January 24, 2020

The owner of Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate in West Sussex has proposed plans to build a winery, tasting room and restaurant on its 500-acre estate near Horsham. The new building will be needed for the production and storage of wine produced from 150 tons of grapes grown annually at the estate’s vineyard. Penny […]

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Campillo signs for Callaway

Campillo signs for Callaway

Sponsorship     12:12 pm, January 24, 2020

Callaway has announces the addition of Spaniard Jorge Campillo to its line-up of PGA European Tour players competing during the 2020 season.

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R&A & RSPB Join Forces To Support golf course Wildlife Conservation

R&A & RSPB Join Forces To Support golf course Wildlife Conservation

Management Topics     12:00 pm, January 24, 2020

The R&A has agreed a new partnership with the RSPB to address wildlife conservation and the management of natural habitats at golf courses throughout the United Kingdom.

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Arccos Golf Launches World’s First A.I. Powered Rangefinder

Arccos Golf Launches World’s First A.I. Powered Rangefinder

New Products     9:00 am, January 23, 2020

Arccos Golf has introduced the world’s first A.I. powered GPS Rangefinder, providing users of the Arccos Caddie app with the game’s most precise yardages by delivering a number based on real-time calculation of slope, weather and altitude. Based on Arccos’s Intellectual Property portfolio, including a pending patent, this latest innovation from Arccos takes into account […]

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Carden Park receives PGA seal of approval

Carden Park receives PGA seal of approval

Courses     4:09 pm, January 22, 2020

Carden Park has further strengthened its reputation as one of the country’s finest golf hotels after becoming a PGA-accredited golf academy.

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Bushnell launches Wingman GPS Bluetooth Speaker

Bushnell launches Wingman GPS Bluetooth Speaker

New Products     3:22 pm, January 22, 2020

Bushnell Golf has launched a Bluetooth speaker with built-in GPS yardage capabilities.

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Titleist rolls out next generation AVX Ball

Titleist rolls out next generation AVX Ball

New Products     2:00 pm, January 22, 2020

The next generation of Titleist’s AVX golf ball is designed to fly faster and longer, with increased short game spin, for golfers who prioritise distance and extremely soft feel.

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Golf Legends To Captain Junior Golfers At Major Champions Invitational

Golf Legends To Captain Junior Golfers At Major Champions Invitational

Growing the Game     12:53 pm, January 22, 2020

Junior golfers from around the world are preparing to compete in the third edition of the Major Champions Invitational presented by Golf Saudi, which is taking place at Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, from January 25-30. The 72 junior golfers will be split into teams of four, each captained and mentored by one […]

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FootJoys updates PRO|SL shoe

FootJoys updates PRO|SL shoe

New Products     11:00 am, January 22, 2020

FootJoy has launched an updated version its tour-proven Pro|SL shoe that promises to deliver more traction and increased stability.

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Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow online sales of Ping equipment

Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow online sales of Ping equipment

Corporate     8:30 am, January 22, 2020

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Competition and Markets Authority’s finding that golf equipment company Ping Europe Ltd acted illegally by banning online sales of its products. The court’s judgment dismisses an appeal made by Ping Europe Ltd against an infringement decision, and a £1.25 million fine, after the CMA found it had broken […]

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Hazel Grove Course Manager Receives Standing Ovation at BTME

Hazel Grove Course Manager Receives Standing Ovation at BTME

People     12:05 am, January 22, 2020

Hazel Grove course manager receives standing ovation for providing mental health support to colleagues at turf industry’s annual celebration

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Golf’s ‘Sustainability Champions’ recognised

Golf’s ‘Sustainability Champions’ recognised

Management Topics     12:04 am, January 22, 2020

GEO Foundation has announced an exciting new initiative to recognise and celebrate individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to advancing sustainability in golf

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UKGF  & Albatross Digital Golf In Marketing Partnership

UKGF & Albatross Digital Golf In Marketing Partnership

Courses     11:04 pm, January 21, 2020

The UK Golf Federation announce a new partnership with the leading golf digital marketing agency in the UK, Albatross Digital Golf. The partnership will see Albatross deliver a marketing and communications strategy for the UKGF and become the official supplier of digital marketing services to the 600+ UKGF members. The UKGF, formerly the UKGCOA, has […]

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Jonas Club Software to Unveil New Brand Identity in 2020

Jonas Club Software to Unveil New Brand Identity in 2020

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:03 pm, January 21, 2020

The extensive brand update addresses the company’s desire for its visual language to keep pace with its mission to help clubs thrive and includes a refreshed wordmark, revised color palette and the addition of a logo-mark

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Titleist unveils Vokey Design SM8 wedges

Titleist unveils Vokey Design SM8 wedges

New Products     2:33 pm, January 21, 2020

The new Vokey Design SM8 wedges, which go on sale on March 6, boast a new centre of gravity location which improves distance control and helps golfers flight shots lower.

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Celtic Manor Lines Up Celebrations For Ryder Cup 10th anniversary

Celtic Manor Lines Up Celebrations For Ryder Cup 10th anniversary

Courses     2:06 pm, January 21, 2020

The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales has lined up a series of special events to mark the passing of ten years since it hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.

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Mizuno unveils ST200 woods

Mizuno unveils ST200 woods

New Products     2:00 pm, January 21, 2020

Mizuno has announced the launch of its new ST200 Series of metal woods which go on sale next month.

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Callaway unveils new Chrome Soft golf balls

Callaway unveils new Chrome Soft golf balls

New Products     12:38 pm, January 21, 2020

Callaway has redesigned its Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X balls to promote more speed and distance, while maintaining the feel and spin characteristics that both balls are renowned for.

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Cleveland Introduces Smart Sole 4 Wedges

Cleveland Introduces Smart Sole 4 Wedges

New Products     9:56 am, January 21, 2020

Cleveland Golf has introduced a new range of Smart Sole 4 wedges which will launch at retail from February 15.

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American Golf to Host ‘Battle of the Brands’ driver test

American Golf to Host ‘Battle of the Brands’ driver test

New Products     8:15 am, January 21, 2020

Golf retailer American Golf is inviting golfers to test out seven of the biggest brands’ new drivers in its 2020 'Battle of the Brands' long drive competition, with four £500 American Golf vouchers up for grabs for the longest drive in four categories.

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Agrovista Amenity launches at BTME

Agrovista Amenity launches at BTME

Corporate     10:31 pm, January 20, 2020

Maxwell Amenity and Sherriff Amenity, the professional turf and landscape division of Agrovista, have joined forces to herald the start of an exciting new era

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Golf Son Muntaner becomes latest European Tour Destination

Golf Son Muntaner becomes latest European Tour Destination

Travel     10:11 pm, January 20, 2020

European Tour Destinations is delighted to welcome Golf Son Muntaner, a member of Arabella Golf, to its network of world class venues

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New Trophy Springs Up At Aroeira

New Trophy Springs Up At Aroeira

Travel     4:34 pm, January 20, 2020

Golfers across the UK and Europe are being offered the chance to combine world-class golf with a stay at Lisbon's newest golf resort hotel this spring, by taking part in the inaugural Aroeira Golf Trophy.

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Big Max unveils new stand bag range

Big Max unveils new stand bag range

New Products     4:28 pm, January 20, 2020

Golf bag and push trolley brand BIG MAX is introducing three new stand bags in 2020, adding a great choice of technology, innovation and price to its award-winning bag range.

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Golfbreaks and Mastercard Renew Partnership for 2020

Golfbreaks and Mastercard Renew Partnership for 2020

Corporate     4:17 pm, January 20, 2020

Golfbreaks has confirmed the extension of its customer-focussed partnership with Mastercard.

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Toro Launches Industry’s First Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Ride-On Greensmower

Toro Launches Industry’s First Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Ride-On Greensmower

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:14 pm, January 20, 2020

Reesink brings the future to BTME

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Argentario Introduces Ladies Only ‘Golf & Yoga’ Retreat

Argentario Introduces Ladies Only ‘Golf & Yoga’ Retreat

Travel     3:09 pm, January 20, 2020

The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa in south west Tuscany has introduced two ‘Golf & Yoga’ retreats in 2020 that are aimed specifically at lady golfers and beginners who are just taking up the game.

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PING introduces G710 distance iron with Arccos Smart Grips

PING introduces G710 distance iron with Arccos Smart Grips

New Products     2:18 pm, January 20, 2020

Ping has replaced its popular G700 irons with the new G710s, which it claims to be ‘the longest, most forgiving iron’ it has ever made.

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Titleist introduces T400 distance irons 

Titleist introduces T400 distance irons 

New Products     2:00 pm, January 20, 2020

Titleist's new Titleist T400 irons, which go on sale on March 27, are designed to provide moderate swing speed golfers get the ball airborne with easy, as well as offering added distance. 

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Sports Impact Features In ‘Best Of British Business’ Campaign

Sports Impact Features In ‘Best Of British Business’ Campaign

Corporate     1:25 pm, January 20, 2020

PR & marketing agency Sports Impact has been selected to represent sport in the latest ‘Best of British Business’ campaign running across The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph online and various premium business channels from today (Jan 20).

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Honma unveils Tour Release Series

Honma unveils Tour Release Series

New Products     1:10 pm, January 20, 2020

Honma Golf is introducing an all-new Tour Release product line for golfers looking for premium performance matched with uncompromising craftsmanship.

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Armas Appointed LET CEO

Armas Appointed LET CEO

Sponsorship     9:33 am, January 20, 2020

Alexandra Armas has been confirmed as the permanent CEO of the Ladies European Tour, reporting directly to the LPGA-LET Joint Venture Board of Directors, chaired by LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.

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Torino Golf Destination Heading To Orlando

Torino Golf Destination Heading To Orlando

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:31 am, January 20, 2020

With the 44th Ryder Cup heading to Italy in 2022, the country’s golfing profile is in the ascendancy – and to help wave il Tricolore, Torino Golf Destination is joining an Italian delegation at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, this week

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Lynx to launch 2020 Collection at PGA Show

Lynx to launch 2020 Collection at PGA Show

New Products     8:30 am, January 20, 2020

Among Lynx Golf’s all-new 2020 collection, which is being unveiled at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, is a new junior range that promises to revolutionise golf equipment for younger players.

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ECEF Young Manager Bursary open for 2020 applications

ECEF Young Manager Bursary open for 2020 applications

Management Topics     8:20 am, January 20, 2020

The European Club Education Foundation (ECEF) invites applicants from existing and aspiring Club Managers aged under 30 who want to enrol on the Club Managers Association of Europe’s (CMAE) renowned Management Development Programme (MDP). MDP Part 1 focuses on Club Operations and is seen as the best entry level management course in the Club Industry […]

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Carrick Sports acquires Phil Day Sports Ltd

Carrick Sports acquires Phil Day Sports Ltd

Corporate     8:05 am, January 20, 2020

STRI Group’s construction division, Carrick Sports, has expanded its UK operation by acquiring leading sports turf contractor Phil Day Sports Ltd

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Alfie Plant Signs With Redstrike Golf

Alfie Plant Signs With Redstrike Golf

Sponsorship     8:00 am, January 20, 2020

Redstrike Golf announces that it is has signed a multiyear management agreement with English golfer, Alfie Plant

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Berkhamsted Trophy made a mixed event

Berkhamsted Trophy made a mixed event

Courses     3:01 pm, January 17, 2020

Berkhamsted Golf Club has overturned over 60 years of history to open up its famous Berkhamsted Trophy to male and female competitors for the first time in 2020.

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Tagmarshal Back At PGA Merchandise Show With ‘Remarkable Results’

Tagmarshal Back At PGA Merchandise Show With ‘Remarkable Results’

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:00 pm, January 17, 2020

Tagmarshal to Showcase Remarkable Results for Clubs, Courses & Resorts at 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 3023 and at Education Seminar for Operators, PGA Professionals, Club & Resort Managers Thursday, January 23, 12:30-1:30 Room WF3 West Hall East

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Golf Datatech To Unveil 2020 Golf Apparel Study at PGA Merchandise Show

Golf Datatech To Unveil 2020 Golf Apparel Study at PGA Merchandise Show

Management Topics     2:54 pm, January 17, 2020

New study investigates the golf apparel purchase and ownership habits of serious golfers; Golf Datatech to host breakfast seminar to address all aspects of the study on Thursday, January 23rd  

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Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

New Products     2:01 pm, January 17, 2020

The new range of Scotty Cameron Special Select putters blends timeless designs with modern craftsmanship to deliver tour-validated performance in eight new precision milled blade and mid-mallet designs.

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Galvin Green unveils 2020 Apparel Range

Galvin Green unveils 2020 Apparel Range

New Products     1:17 pm, January 17, 2020

The 2020 Part One collection from golf apparel brand Galvin Green features almost 300 garments and matching accessories – all designed to help serious golfers reach their full potential, while looking stylish both on and off the fairways.

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Dumbarnie Links appoints first general manager

Dumbarnie Links appoints first general manager

Courses     9:21 am, January 17, 2020

PGA Master Professional David Scott has been appointed the general manager at Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course which is set to open in May.

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Kjeldsen joins European Tour’s 600 Club

Kjeldsen joins European Tour’s 600 Club

People     3:47 pm, January 16, 2020

Søren Kjeldsen became the first player from Denmark to reach the milestone of 600 European Tour appearances when he teed it up in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA on Thursday.

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow online sales of Ping equipment
  2. Hazel Grove Course Manager Receives Standing Ovation at BTME
  3. Golf’s ‘Sustainability Champions’ recognised
  4. Bushnell launches Wingman GPS Bluetooth Speaker
  5. Key New Appointments at Canterbury Golf Club
  6. Alfie Plant Signs With Redstrike Golf
  7. Golfbreaks and Mastercard Renew Partnership for 2020
  8. The Belfry appoints new Head PGA Pro
  9. Ladies European Tour announces expanded schedule with higher prize funds
  10. Abacus Official Clothing Supplier to GCMA

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