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MPs debate the Economic Value of Golf in UK

April 15th, 2016

On Wednesday evening (13 April 2016) Members of Parliament debated the value of golf to the UK economy in the House of Commons. Readers with excellent high-speed internet connections should be able to watch the debate HERE

Everyone, however, will be able to read the debate here

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Great Golf Media to launch Great Golf Properties Website

Great Golf Media to launch Great Golf Properties Website

Media     6:21 am, April 14, 2016

Joining an already impressive stable of Travel & Lifestyle Magazine, Holiday Booking Portal and Retail site, Great Golf Properties will be a welcome addition and a much needed tool for golfers looking for that special place to purchase for their golf recreation or for financial investment

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England Golf Announce Three Year Partnership with Sky Sports

England Golf Announce Three Year Partnership with Sky Sports

Growing the Game     6:18 am, April 14, 2016

England Golf have announced a three-year partnership with Sky Sports to promote the Get into Golf initiative across the UK, with the aim of bringing 500,000 new, or lapsed golfers into the sport by the end of 2018

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La Manga Club hits the spot with new GPS buggy investment

La Manga Club hits the spot with new GPS buggy investment

Courses     6:09 am, April 14, 2016

Fresh from taking delivery of a range of new greenkeeping machinery, the multi award-winning venue in Murcia, south-east Spain, is offering players an improved golfing experience by fitting its golf carts with the latest Sentinel GPS navigation system

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New Era Dawns for Club Managers in Asia

New Era Dawns for Club Managers in Asia

Management Topics     6:02 am, April 14, 2016

A new era for club managers in Asia has been ushered in with the staging of the inaugural Business Management Institute [BMI] course in the region

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Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel appoints Brad McLean as General Manager

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel appoints Brad McLean as General Manager

People     1:39 am, April 14, 2016

Experienced Director of Golf to oversee golf resort on the Suffolk Coast. McLean has over 20 years’ experience in the golf industry and served in Director of Golf roles with Crown Golf and Marriott International

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£80m Convention Centre Plans at Celtic Manor Resort

£80m Convention Centre Plans at Celtic Manor Resort

Courses     10:44 am, April 13, 2016

Welsh Government agrees partnership in principle for £80m Convention Centre at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

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Troon Golf Clubhouse refurbishment is underway

Troon Golf Clubhouse refurbishment is underway

Courses     10:39 am, April 13, 2016

The work involves the refurbishment of the existing building alongside the introduction of an extension, both of which will help to guarantee the building remains an important part of South Ayrshire Council’s sporting portfolio

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Keep Rotary Blades Sharp for Most Efficient Cut

Keep Rotary Blades Sharp for Most Efficient Cut

Corporate     10:35 am, April 13, 2016

Lely’s Michael Hampton has advised greenkeepers that sharp, well-maintained rotary blades are the key to the most efficient cut, and the most superior after-cut appearance possible

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Partnership between Performance54 and Rick Shiels signals start of a new era

Partnership between Performance54 and Rick Shiels signals start of a new era

Media     10:29 am, April 13, 2016

One of golf’s most respected online personalities, Rick Shiels, creates exciting new alliance with Performance54 as audience figures and engagement reach unprecedented levels

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Darren Clarke launches Ryder Cup Trophy Tour in Northern Ireland

Darren Clarke launches Ryder Cup Trophy Tour in Northern Ireland

Sponsorship     10:16 am, April 13, 2016

The Ryder Cup Trophy Tour was officially launched by Clarke at Royal Portrush Golf Club on Tuesday morning, beginning a roadshow that will visit a number of European destinations

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Willett’s wonderful win throws spotlight on English golf

Willett’s wonderful win throws spotlight on English golf

Growing the Game     3:54 pm, April 12, 2016

Danny Willett’s dramatic win in The Masters led a remarkable display by English golfers at Augusta which is set to inspire a new generation of players

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Parliament congratulates Danny Willett on Masters Victory

Parliament congratulates Danny Willett on Masters Victory

Growing the Game     3:49 pm, April 12, 2016

A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons congratulating Danny Willett on becoming only the fourth ever British golfer to win the Masters

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Zen Green Stage is Next-Level Putting Platform

Zen Green Stage is Next-Level Putting Platform

New Products     3:43 pm, April 12, 2016

Golfers can now practice every makeable putt on the planet, for real, at the touch of a button

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ProAgenda.com online diary and coaching system launches in the UK

ProAgenda.com online diary and coaching system launches in the UK

New Products     3:36 pm, April 12, 2016

An online diary, lesson booking and video sharing app is transforming teaching pro’s businesses through their clients’ online experience

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Golf Foundation delighted with support of Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland

Golf Foundation delighted with support of Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland

Growing the Game     2:50 pm, April 12, 2016

The Golf Foundation is delighted to continue its association with two major golf brands that have shown their dedication to grass roots junior golf

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PGA Pros Toast The Wonder Of Willett

PGA Pros Toast The Wonder Of Willett

Sponsorship     2:45 pm, April 12, 2016

Danny Willett’s Masters’ triumph was a special moment for three PGA Professionals who have each played a part in coaching the Yorkshire ace to global success

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Speedcut Contractors help play continue for The Club Company

Speedcut Contractors help play continue for The Club Company

Courses     2:44 pm, April 12, 2016

Chartham Park, Benton Hall and Castle Royle golf clubs all underwent drainage improvements on problem areas, helping to reduce the threat of course closure across the courses

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Welsh Junior Tour tees off

Welsh Junior Tour tees off

Growing the Game     2:44 pm, April 12, 2016

More than 80 golfers between the ages of 8-14 enjoyed the first event in the Welsh Junior Tour to ensure the new competition teed off successfully in Mold Golf Club

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Prestbury Golf Club Gears Up For Centenary with New Toro Fleet

Prestbury Golf Club Gears Up For Centenary with New Toro Fleet

Courses     2:43 pm, April 12, 2016

Prestbury Golf Club, near Macclesfield in the Cheshire countryside, has set its sights on becoming a Top 100 golf course in the UK

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COBRA PUMA GOLF Expands Partnership with PGA Europro Tour

COBRA PUMA GOLF Expands Partnership with PGA Europro Tour

Sponsorship     2:43 pm, April 12, 2016

Today, COBRA PUMA GOLF announce a further development in their role as the Official 360 Partner of the PGA EuroPro Tour

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Sheffield – the ‘epicentre’ of Tour golf

Sheffield – the ‘epicentre’ of Tour golf

Opinion     9:57 am, April 11, 2016

Danny Willett and fellow Sheffield man Matt Fitzpatrick along with Worksop’s Lee Westwood have all have been coached by Europe’s top golf coach Pete Cowen at his Rotherham academy, writes Andy Hiseman

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The 2016 Masters Champion Wears Callaway Apparel

The 2016 Masters Champion Wears Callaway Apparel

Sponsorship     8:30 am, April 11, 2016

Masters Champion Danny Willett stepped out on Sunday wearing the latest styles from Callaway's Spring Summer 2016 Collection

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SALTEX 2016 Continues To Attract World Class Exhibitors

SALTEX 2016 Continues To Attract World Class Exhibitors

Exhibitions & Conferences     8:29 am, April 11, 2016

SALTEX 2016 continues to gain momentum after many of the industry’s leading names have confirmed their presence at this year’s exhibition, which will be at the NEC Birmingham from 2 to 3 November 2016

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The Faldo Series UK Season Begins Today at Pyle & Kenfig

The Faldo Series UK Season Begins Today at Pyle & Kenfig

Growing the Game     8:29 am, April 11, 2016

A field of over 60 players lines up in Bridgend on 11-13 April for the 54-hole Wales Championship

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An Evening with Dubai Golf

An Evening with Dubai Golf

Corporate     8:28 am, April 11, 2016

Ransomes Jacobsen recently organised the Company’s third ‘Evening with …’ event at the Royal Berkshire Hotel near Ascot. The speakers were the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf, Chris May, and his Director of Golf Course Management, Craig Haldane

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ICL launches new treatment for Broad-leaved weeds

ICL launches new treatment for Broad-leaved weeds

New Products     8:28 am, April 11, 2016

ICL has announced the launch of Esteron T - a new low volume, dual action selective herbicide for the control of broad-leaved weeds in managed amenity turf and domestic lawns

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Golf At Goodwood holds Academy Open Weekend

Golf At Goodwood holds Academy Open Weekend

Growing the Game     8:27 am, April 11, 2016

Over 170 local people enjoyed complimentary lessons and ‘Level Up’ sessions at the Golf At Goodwood Academy Open Weekend aimed at introducing new people to the sport and growing the game

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Vanmac TRILO join TGA as affiliate members

Vanmac TRILO join TGA as affiliate members

Corporate     8:27 am, April 11, 2016

The Turfgrass Growers Association have announced that Vanmac, manufacturers of TRILO Mowers, have joined as affiliate members with immediate effect

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Sherriff Amenity Launch New Bunker Filtration System

Sherriff Amenity Launch New Bunker Filtration System

New Products     8:26 am, April 11, 2016

Sherriff Amenity has announced the launch of Bunkerfilter™ - a new robust bunker filtration system which offers drainage at a flow rate of up to 14.5 litres per minute

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Glen Howard Joins Rigby Taylor’s Sales Force

Glen Howard Joins Rigby Taylor’s Sales Force

People     8:25 am, April 11, 2016

Glen Howard is based in Staffordshire and covers part of the Midlands area.

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World of Leading Golf’s Concierge Service Offers Break from the Norm

World of Leading Golf’s Concierge Service Offers Break from the Norm

Travel     8:25 am, April 11, 2016

The special packages are designed to enable golfers to experience life as a member at WLG clubs, where they can receive VIP treatment for either a day or three nights

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