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August 21st, 2019

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Holland to join Hollywood A listers at Dunhill Links

Holland to join Hollywood A listers at Dunhill Links

Sponsorship     3:14 pm, September 13, 2019

Hollywood actor Tom Holland, star of the Spider-Man films, is to make his first appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship later this month. The British actor and dancer, who made his big breakthrough playing the title role in the musical Billy Elliot in London’s West End in 2008, has quickly emerged as one of […]

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Declining bird species flock to Ufford Park

Declining bird species flock to Ufford Park

Courses     1:58 pm, September 13, 2019

A wildlife protection programme put in place at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa in Suffolk has succeeded in attracting two declining species. Ufford Park is home to 39 species of birds, according to the findings of its first RSPB bird survey of 2019, which also revealed that the number of species spotted at the […]

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Zoom Weather Style Brings Colour To The Course

Zoom Weather Style Brings Colour To The Course

New Products     4:23 pm, September 12, 2019

Golf glove brand ZOOM is bringing some colour to the course this autumn with its Weather Style range which feature the brand’s unique ‘One Size Fits All’ weather glove. Featuring ZOOM’s unique FLEXX-FIT technology, the Weather Style uses a mix of lycra flex zones that fit the contours of a golfer’s hand and feel like […]

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American Golf Acquires Stromberg apparel

American Golf Acquires Stromberg apparel

Corporate     4:09 pm, September 12, 2019

American Golf has purchased UK-based golf apparel brand Stromberg in a move that strengthens the nationwide retailer’s offer of high quality, affordable golf apparel. Upon the announcement of the sale, Rodney Taylor, Stromberg’s outgoing managing director, commented: “The acquisition by AGBL not only allows me to retire in an orderly manner, but also gives me gratification to […]

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Golfamore tee booking business launches in the UK

Golfamore tee booking business launches in the UK

Corporate     2:18 pm, September 12, 2019

Golfamore, Sweden’s most popular online golf course booking service, is now available in the UK. Golfamore offers golfers discounts on green fees and provides inspiration for golfers to try new courses. Founded in Sweden in 2005, over 20% of all golfers in that country have used the service, which offers half-price discounts on green fees at selected […]

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MyTime Active unveils plan to revive Hilltop’s fortunes

MyTime Active unveils plan to revive Hilltop’s fortunes

Courses     12:49 pm, September 12, 2019

Plans have been drawn up to transform the golf offering at Hilltop and Manwood Golf Course in Birmingham in order to secure its long-term future. The West Bromwich-based venue, which is managed by Mytime Active on behalf of Birmingham City Council, is planning to reduce the current 18-hole golf course to nine holes, construct a […]

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Gleneagles set to host ‘most accessible’ Solheim Cup

Gleneagles set to host ‘most accessible’ Solheim Cup

Growing the Game     9:47 am, September 12, 2019

The 2019 Solheim Cup will be the most inclusive edition of the event ever, with the introduction of a new autism-friendly quiet room, as well as a host of other initiatives. The biggest event in women’s golf officially begins today [Thursday] at Gleneagles in Perthshire and organisers are making sure the tournament offers a warm […]

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Swan has designs on Huddersfield’s bunkers

Swan has designs on Huddersfield’s bunkers

Courses     9:37 am, September 12, 2019

Huddersfield Golf Club has unveiled a new-look course following an extensive re-bunkering project carried out by golf course architects Swan Golf Designs. William Swan, managing director of the Suffolk-based design firm, was engaged by the 128-year-old Yorkshire club – known locally as Fixby – to bring a consistent look to the bunkering which has been tweaked down […]

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Faldo Launches ‘Live Like A Legend’ Competition

Faldo Launches ‘Live Like A Legend’ Competition

Travel     7:41 am, September 12, 2019

Six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo has launched a competition that has the prize of a week’s holiday at Laguna Lăng Cô, a five-star Banyan Tree resort in Vietnam which features a Faldo Design Signature golf course. Staying in one of Sir Nick’s favourite Banyan Tree Residence Villas, the lucky winners will join Sir Nick […]

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Matthew Keeping It Simple

Matthew Keeping It Simple

Sponsorship     3:06 pm, September 11, 2019

Catriona Matthew believes her all-star backroom team could make a big difference at The Solheim Cup

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Faldo Designs Opens new course in Cambodia

Faldo Designs Opens new course in Cambodia

Courses     11:31 am, September 11, 2019

Vattanac Golf Resort, one of the most anticipated properties in Asia, has become the second Cambodian venue to join the Faldo Design portfolio, following the opening of the East Course. Measuring over 7,500 yards, the course has unique design features taking inspiration from the Bayon temple at Siem Reap, as well as actual on-course replicas […]

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Woodbridge begins bunker renovation project

Woodbridge begins bunker renovation project

Courses     11:24 am, September 11, 2019

Woodbridge Golf Club in Suffolk has announced a major renovation project that will involve the renovation of all the bunkers of on its 27-hole heathland course. Under the guidance of renowned architect Martin Hawtree, the 126-year-old club plans to rebuild 12 bunkers and re-profile all the others together with replenishment of Buckbricks natural sand after […]

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Big Max gears up for winter golf

Big Max gears up for winter golf

New Products     9:38 am, September 11, 2019

With the nights drawing in and winter golf just round the corner, golf bag and trolley specialists Big Max has completed its winter bag line up for 2019/20. With four winter bags featuring different levels of technology, capacity and price, Big Max has a winter bag for every golfer. The AQUA Ocean is 100% waterproof, […]

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Ganton taps up Toro for irrigation upgrade

Ganton taps up Toro for irrigation upgrade

Courses     9:18 am, September 11, 2019

Ganton Golf Club in North Yorkshire has upgraded its irrigation system with Toro Lynx central control and Infinity sprinklers on the greens and aprons. And it was an installation which went 'almost too smoothly', according to deputy head greenkeeper Mathew Wormald, thanks to the combined efforts of Reesink Turfcare and Green Irrigation

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Wales Golf reports growing club membership numbers

Wales Golf reports growing club membership numbers

Growing the Game     9:10 am, September 11, 2019

There are nearly 1,000 more golf club members in Wales, as well as a rise of more than 50% in children getting the chance to play golf, according to the latest School Sport Survey. Wales Golf has welcomed the latest participation facts and figures, which highlight the initial successes of the new strategy ‘Everyone’s Game, […]

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Student greenkeepers celebrate Toro awards success

Student greenkeepers celebrate Toro awards success

People     8:57 am, September 11, 2019

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has announced that Jason Norwood of Rudding Park Golf Club in Harrogate (pictured left) has been named the UK’s top student greenkeeper at the 31st Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards. Alongside Norwood, Tom Bromfield of Trentham Golf Club in Stoke on Trent earned the title of […]

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John Deere’s up for the Cup at Gleneagles

John Deere’s up for the Cup at Gleneagles

Courses     4:24 pm, September 10, 2019

Gleneagles will hold a unique position in golfing history when the biggest event in women’s golf concludes this weekend, by becoming the first venue in Europe to have hosted both the Solheim Cup and the Ryder Cup. As the Gleneagles and volunteer greenkeeping teams led by golf courses manager Craig Haldane, together with director of […]

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Callaway launches Mack Daddy 5 Jaws wedge

Callaway launches Mack Daddy 5 Jaws wedge

New Products     4:19 pm, September 10, 2019

Callaway Golf has launched a new range of high-performance wedges under its Mack Daddy franchise. Shaped by legendary wedge expert Roger Cleveland, the new Mack Daddy 5 Jaws wedges offers a new, sharp-edged groove configuration that combines with the brand’s groove-in-groove face technology for superior spin and precise control. Groove-in-Groove Technology places a milled ‘Micro-Positive’ surface […]

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LG Electronics joins PGA Partner programme

LG Electronics joins PGA Partner programme

Corporate     1:19 pm, September 10, 2019

Global consumer electronics manufacturer LG Electronics has signed a three-year deal to become a commercial partner of the Professional Golfers’ Association. Established in 1958, South Korean-owned LG Electronics manufactures a wide range of electrical products across the home entertainment, mobile communications and home appliances sectors, including smart TVs, computers, washing machines and fridges. As part […]

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Duca del Cosma Signs Social Media Influencer

Duca del Cosma Signs Social Media Influencer

Corporate     10:33 am, September 10, 2019

Italian golf shoe and fashion brand Duca del Cosma has signed social media influencer Mike Dawson to be the first brand ambassador for #TeamDuca and promote its golf and lifestyle ranges to nearly 100,000 followers across his online platforms. The 25-year-old from Gloucestershire (pictured left) has focussed solely on his Instagram and YouTube channels since […]

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Foresight Sports and Golf Lab to host European Workshops

Foresight Sports and Golf Lab to host European Workshops

Corporate     10:13 am, September 10, 2019

Following the success of last year’s partnership with The Golf Lab, the widely-respected scientific establishment set up by former PGA of Canada Teacher of the Year Liam Mucklow, Foresight Sports Europe have announce a series of additional workshops across Europe next month. The two-day Golf Lab Certified Golf Engineer workshop, educating golf professionals on how […]

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IMG Appoints Iain McInally As General Manager Of Raevo Golf & Country Club

IMG Appoints Iain McInally As General Manager Of Raevo Golf & Country Club

People     1:37 pm, September 9, 2019

McInally brings a proven international background of developing and operating high quality golf clubs and resorts and will oversee all aspects of the Moscow club’s ongoing development, working alongside both IMG and the club’s Board of Director

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Stellar Growth Invests In Paultons Golf Centre – A Hampshire Golfing Gem

Stellar Growth Invests In Paultons Golf Centre – A Hampshire Golfing Gem

Property     10:47 am, September 9, 2019

Stellar Asset Management is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Paultons Golf Centre (pictured) from previous owners, Crown Golf, on behalf of its Growth Portfolio Service investors. With an already strong portfolio of hotel and golfing resorts including, Murrayshall and The Marine Hotel in Scotland as well as a number of Holiday Inn Express […]

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Leadbetter Golf University Paves The Way For Next Generation

Leadbetter Golf University Paves The Way For Next Generation

Management Topics     10:42 am, September 9, 2019

The online platform uses the latest interactive training techniques to educate golf coaches with input from several experts in various areas of the game, including fitness and conditioning, sports psychology, and technical swing instruction

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Going Back To Where It All Began: Toro GM3 at West Herts Golf Club 50 years later

Going Back To Where It All Began: Toro GM3 at West Herts Golf Club 50 years later

Courses     10:35 am, September 9, 2019

The first Toro Greensmaster 3 ride-on mower was sold to the West Herts Golf Club in Hertfordshire in 1969. And fifty years later the GM3 is back at the club where it all began, united with the person who sold it all those years ago

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Ian Woosnam and Paul Lawrie confirmed for Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Ian Woosnam and Paul Lawrie confirmed for Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Sponsorship     10:27 am, September 9, 2019

1991 Masters champion Ian Woosnam OBE and 1999 Open winner Paul Lawrie OBE will both be heading to the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club for the Staysure Tour event between 3–6 October

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Deere & Company board elects John May as CEO

Deere & Company board elects John May as CEO

People     10:20 am, September 9, 2019

The Deere & Company board of directors has elected John C May as a member of the board, effective immediately, and to the position of chief executive officer, effective November 4, 2019. May has served as Deere’s president and chief operating officer since April 2019. “John’s record of success and proven leadership skills make him […]

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goodr confirmed as Official Sunglasses Supplier to The 2019 Solheim Cup

goodr confirmed as Official Sunglasses Supplier to The 2019 Solheim Cup

Sponsorship     10:16 am, September 9, 2019

Fashionable active eyewear brand goodr have been announced as the Official Sunglasses Supplier for The 2019 Solheim Cup, which takes place at Gleneagles this week. goodr are proud to be launching ‘Golf goodr’ at The Solheim Cup. Well known for their fun and functional sunglasses, specifically designed for running and cycling, goodr have chosen The […]

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The United States of America Wins The 47th Walker Cup Match

The United States of America Wins The 47th Walker Cup Match

Corporate     10:57 pm, September 8, 2019

Nearly 11,000 fans flocked to Hoylake over the two-day match which ended with the USA winning the Walker Cup away from home for the first time since 2007 at Royal County Down

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England Golf CEO Excels At ‘Pink Pong’

England Golf CEO Excels At ‘Pink Pong’

Growing the Game     4:48 pm, September 6, 2019

As one of his final acts in post, Nick Pink, departing Chief Executive of England Golf has visited the award winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton. Nick met with England Golf’s 2019 Lifetime Service award winner and 3 Hammers owner, Ian Bonser, to experience first-hand the facilities and programmes that have made 3 Hammers such a success

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J H Taylor’s York Golf Club Updated For Modern Times

J H Taylor’s York Golf Club Updated For Modern Times

Opinion     4:42 pm, September 6, 2019

Tony Lally, Chairman of Course Development and Director of York Golf Club, describes a new Course Master Plan which had particular emphasis on the position and quality of the bunkers, tee positioning, woodland management and heathland restoration

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China Fleet Country Club Appoints New Golf & Estate Manager

China Fleet Country Club Appoints New Golf & Estate Manager

People     12:16 pm, September 6, 2019

Award-winning China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall welcomes new manager Ben Waters

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Promote Training Invite Associate Course Authors to Join their Team

Promote Training Invite Associate Course Authors to Join their Team

Management Topics     12:08 pm, September 6, 2019

Promote Training, the dedicated eLearning provider to the golf industry, are seeking to expand their 25+ eLearning course prospectus by inviting industry experts to become Associate Course Authors

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Top six golfers with disability to feature with European Tour in Dubai

Top six golfers with disability to feature with European Tour in Dubai

Growing the Game     12:05 pm, September 6, 2019

The countdown will begin this weekend to see which leading EDGA golfers can secure one of the six World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)* places available that will earn them the right to tee it up alongside some of the greatest names in golf in Dubai

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Wychwood Park unveils first phase of multi-million pound makeover

Wychwood Park unveils first phase of multi-million pound makeover

Corporate     11:43 am, September 6, 2019

Wychwood Park Hotel and Golf Club in Cheshire has unveiled the first phase of its multi-million pound refurbishment programme. The Crewe-based resort, which is operated by Legacy Hotels and Resorts, in Crewe, is undergoing a £3 million makeover, with its bedrooms, bar, restaurant and public areas all set for a major transformation. The first phase of […]

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Callaway Apparel Launches A/W 2019 Collection

Callaway Apparel Launches A/W 2019 Collection

New Products     11:38 am, September 6, 2019

Callaway Apparel’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection for men and women further expands on last year’s range, updating and re-designing the successful layering and weather series products. “To create the new collections we incorporated a purposeful approach to support the players body and performances by utilizing the latest in fabric technology, product construction and materials,” said Lupe […]

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Alzheimer’s Society announced as Official BMW PGA Championship Charity

Alzheimer’s Society announced as Official BMW PGA Championship Charity

Corporate     11:30 am, September 6, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Society has been announced as the official charity to the BMW PGA Championship, in a two-year deal which will see the UK’s leading dementia charity join the European Tour Foundation as beneficiaries of all charitable funds raised during the showpiece event which is being held at Wentworth Club in Surrey on September 19-23. […]

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WGC-HSBC Champions unveils partnership with WeChat

WGC-HSBC Champions unveils partnership with WeChat

Sponsorship     10:07 am, September 6, 2019

WeChat, the most popular communication platform in China, has announced a new partnership initiative with the WGC-HSBC Champions to launch a bespoke Mini Game ahead of the 2019 tournament, which takes place at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, from October 31-November 3. WeChat, joined as an Official Partner of the tournament known as ‘Asia’s […]

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Abacus reveals Team Europe’s Sunday Solheim Cup outfit

Abacus reveals Team Europe’s Sunday Solheim Cup outfit

Sponsorship     9:53 am, September 6, 2019

Abacus Sportswear, official apparel supplier to the European Solheim Cup team, has revealed details of the outfits that the European players will be wearing for Sunday’s singles matches at Gleneagles next week. Featuring Europe’s blue and gold, stars and other details that captain Catriona Matthew has carefully chosen, the Sunday outfit consists of a functional […]

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Duca del Cosma Steps Up At KLM Open

Duca del Cosma Steps Up At KLM Open

Sponsorship     9:30 am, September 6, 2019

Fashion brand Duca del Cosma is supporting the 100th anniversary of the Dutch Open next week (12-15 Sept) as official footwear and clothing supplier to one of Continental Europe’s oldest golf tournaments. For the second consecutive year, the Dutch-based brand is providing footwear and branded apparel to more than 1,500 officials and volunteers at the […]

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PGA pays tribute to Beverly Lewis (1947-2019)

PGA pays tribute to Beverly Lewis (1947-2019)

People     2:52 pm, September 5, 2019

Beverly Lewis, a PGA Master Professional and the PGA’s first female captain, has passed away at the age of 71 following a long and brave battle against leukaemia. Beverly is one of just two women to attain PGA Master Professional status, but it is no exaggeration to say she became a master of the many facets […]

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Dumbarnie Links on course for May opening

Dumbarnie Links on course for May opening

Courses     9:16 am, September 5, 2019

Pictures have emerged of the progress being made on the finishing touches being carried out at Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course, which is scheduled to open for public play in May next year. Designed by Clive Clark, Dumbarnie Links is located along the north shore of the Firth of Forth, 20 minutes from St […]

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Nippon Shaft introduces N.S.PRO 950GH neo

Nippon Shaft introduces N.S.PRO 950GH neo

New Products     8:41 am, September 5, 2019

Nippon Shaft has announced the release of the new N.S.PRO 950GH neo, an iron shaft designed with more flex in the tip section to promote a higher ball flight and softer landings. This new offering has been created to meet the demands of modern, larger iron heads that tend to have a lower centre of […]

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Golf Industry Colleagues Pay Tribute To Allan Bond

Golf Industry Colleagues Pay Tribute To Allan Bond

People     4:40 pm, September 4, 2019

Respects paid to former MD of Wilson Sporting Goods Co who died on 12th August at the age of 75

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Girls’ golf to be celebrated in Solheim Cup week

Girls’ golf to be celebrated in Solheim Cup week

Growing the Game     4:27 pm, September 4, 2019

The Golf Foundation – the national charity that is changing the lives of young people by introducing them to golf – will be celebrating girls’ golf in style during the week of The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles (September 8-15), while supporting the iconic match between Europe and the USA

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IMG Golf Course Services appoints Leonardo Izzi as Director of Marketing

IMG Golf Course Services appoints Leonardo Izzi as Director of Marketing

People     4:13 pm, September 4, 2019

In his role, Leo will provide IMG’s global portfolio of clubs and resorts with industry leading marketing support with a focus on driving strategic marketing campaigns, advertising and promotional opportunities, PR, e-marketing, social media actions, website content and brand awareness

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Glenmuir unveils 1891 Heritage Collection

Glenmuir unveils 1891 Heritage Collection

New Products     3:12 pm, September 4, 2019

Scottish heritage golf brand Glenmuir is launching a limited edition Heritage Collection of knits inspired by their 130-year history of crafting the finest knitwear. The Collection utilises the ‘1891’ word mark withthree gender-neutral styles. All are made from Glenmuir’s signature Touch of Cashmereyarn and include two chunky knits (MORGAN and SPENCER £80) with intarsia patterns, and […]

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Golf Pride introduces PRO ONLY putter grip series

Golf Pride introduces PRO ONLY putter grip series

New Products     2:45 pm, September 4, 2019

Golf Pride, #1 grip on Tour and an industry leader in grip innovation, has launched the Pro Only putter grip series. With three distinct Tour shapes, the Pro Only models were refined with direct player testing to deliver the highest degree of responsiveness and feel performance. The heightened feedback is created by the proprietary tuned […]

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SkyCaddie SX500 continues to make presence felt on Tour

SkyCaddie SX500 continues to make presence felt on Tour

New Products     11:17 am, September 4, 2019

With more and more players at all levels of the game enjoying the benefits of using distance measuring devices for casual and tournament golf, the days of the traditional yardage book appear to be on numbered, according to a growing body of anecdotal evidence. Staysure Tour player David Shacklady, who used a SkyCaddie SX500 GPS […]

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R&A launches Student Tour Series

R&A launches Student Tour Series

Growing the Game     10:54 am, September 4, 2019

The R&A has launches a major new initiative for student golf with The R&A Student Tour Series teeing off at the Fairmont St Andrews (pictured above) today and hosted by The Stirling International. Taking place on prestigious world class golf courses in four countries between September 2019 and April 2020, the aim of this new […]

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Last week's most read stories

  1. John Deere’s up for the Cup at Gleneagles
  2. Foresight Sports and Golf Lab to host European Workshops
  3. Student greenkeepers celebrate Toro awards success
  4. Stellar Growth Invests In Paultons Golf Centre – A Hampshire Golfing Gem
  5. LG Electronics joins PGA Partner programme
  6. Wales Golf reports growing club membership numbers
  7. Duca del Cosma Signs Social Media Influencer
  8. American Golf Acquires Stromberg apparel
  9. Faldo Launches ‘Live Like A Legend’ Competition
  10. Deere & Company board elects John May as CEO

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