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Muirfield Vote: An Economic Disaster for Edinburgh and East Lothian

May 20th, 2016

The last time The Open Championship was held at Muirfield (2013) independent research for The R&A demonstrated an economic benefit to East Lothian and Edinburgh of nearly £70 million. Well that’s not going to happen again any time soon. Well done chaps (NOT).

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Muirfield Members Vote To Remain A Men Only Club

Muirfield Members Vote To Remain A Men Only Club

Management Topics     12:12 pm, May 19, 2016

The Club’s committee recommended a vote to admit women but the motion, by a narrow margin, failed to achieve the required two-thirds majority. The R&A has confirmed that The Open Championship will not be held at Muirfield again unless this policy changes

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WE ARE GOLF Hosts Ninth Annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

WE ARE GOLF Hosts Ninth Annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

Management Topics     11:55 am, May 19, 2016

Nearly $70 Billion Annual Economic Impact; One in 75 U.S. Jobs Impacted by Golf Highlight Key Messages Echoed Throughout D.C.

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McIlroy aiming to play the perfect host

McIlroy aiming to play the perfect host

Sponsorship     11:48 am, May 19, 2016

Rory McIlroy is looking to end his home hoodoo at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation this week as he aims to win a first European Tour title on Irish soil

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Fiberbuilt Golf Products appoint G Golf Limited as exclusive UK & Eire distributor

Fiberbuilt Golf Products appoint G Golf Limited as exclusive UK & Eire distributor

New Products     11:44 am, May 19, 2016

G Golf Limited is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive UK & Eire distributor for Fiberbuilt Golf Products.

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Orr Becomes Youngest Ever PGA Master Professional

Orr Becomes Youngest Ever PGA Master Professional

People     11:39 am, May 19, 2016

Littlehampton-based Scot Steven Orr, now 40, who is director of coaching and development at the Cranfield Golf Academies, received the accolade in the latest APAL awards

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Newport BME Groups Get Into Golf

Newport BME Groups Get Into Golf

Growing the Game     11:34 am, May 19, 2016

Hundreds of people from a Black and Minority Ethnic background have been given the chance to try golf in Newport, the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup

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Phil Day Sports solution leads to free-draining playing surfaces at Droitwich GC

Phil Day Sports solution leads to free-draining playing surfaces at Droitwich GC

Courses     11:29 am, May 19, 2016

Droitwich Golf Club can trace its history back to 1897 when it was a nine hole course. By 1923 it boasted eighteen holes when the course was redesigned and extended by James Braid

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SERVICE is taking centre-stage at the 2016 Asia Pacific Golf Summit

SERVICE is taking centre-stage at the 2016 Asia Pacific Golf Summit

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:25 am, May 19, 2016

Organisers of APGS believe that not many golf clubs in Asia pay the right amount of attention to measuring and bench-marking their level and standard of service

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Bernard Gallacher leads Fields in Trust Golf Club Appeal

Bernard Gallacher leads Fields in Trust Golf Club Appeal

Management Topics     11:20 am, May 19, 2016

The Fields in Trust charity has launched an appeal to golf clubs, to help raise vital funds and protect community parks and playing fields forever

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The R&A Publishes Pace of Play Guidance Manual

The R&A Publishes Pace of Play Guidance Manual

Management Topics     11:43 am, May 18, 2016

A new manual giving guidance to golf clubs and golfers on ways of improving pace of play has been published by The R&A and can be freely downloaded

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EIGCA recognises 15 years of support from Industry Partners

EIGCA recognises 15 years of support from Industry Partners

Corporate     11:28 am, May 18, 2016

At a ceremony during their annual meeting in April, the EIGCA recognised their five longest-standing Industry Partners who have shown continued support in the 15 years since the EIGCA was established.

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Royal Troon Golf Club Consults Members

Royal Troon Golf Club Consults Members

Management Topics     11:27 am, May 18, 2016

As part of its ongoing membership review, Royal Troon Golf Club has written to its 800 members, seeking views on the issue of the admission of women members

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MRC Golf Inc. Looking To Expand Key Account Partners

MRC Golf Inc. Looking To Expand Key Account Partners

Corporate     11:27 am, May 18, 2016

Diamond Golf, a UK distributor of Mitsubishi Rayon Graphite Shafts, is hosting a meeting of its Mitsubishi Rayon Key Account Partners at Wentworth in May and is hoping to attract more members to this already successful programme

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New look for ‘Greenkeeper International’

New look for ‘Greenkeeper International’

Media     11:26 am, May 18, 2016

The latest edition of ‘Greenkeeper International’ landed on BIGGA members’ doorsteps this week, with readers treated to a new layout and design

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Golf’s Next Generation Look to Master European Championship

Golf’s Next Generation Look to Master European Championship

Growing the Game     11:26 am, May 18, 2016

The 2016 U.S. Kids Golf European Championship - involving nine boy age groups and seven girl age groups - takes places over May 31st-June 3rd over Gullane No.3, Craigielaw, Longniddry, Luffness and The Glen golf courses in East Lothian, Scotland’s Golf Coast

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Latvian graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

Latvian graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

People     11:25 am, May 18, 2016

R&A Scholar Peteris Sadovskis, originally from Latvia, has won this year’s John Deere sponsored SRUC Elmwood HNC Student of the Year Award

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Gavin Moynihan signs with Mount Wolseley

Gavin Moynihan signs with Mount Wolseley

Sponsorship     11:24 am, May 18, 2016

The 21-year-old Irishman, who turned professional at the end of last year, begins the agreement as he prepares to play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation

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Finding a Golf Career – It’s More Than Just a Game

Finding a Golf Career – It’s More Than Just a Game

Corporate     10:55 am, May 17, 2016

Global golf industry ‘jobs board’ Findagolfcareer.com announces website launch

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Patshull Park Golf & Country Club Choose Eclipse 322 from Jacobsen UK Direct

Patshull Park Golf & Country Club Choose Eclipse 322 from Jacobsen UK Direct

Courses     10:55 am, May 17, 2016

The new mower is fitted with groomers and rear roller brushes and will be used to maintain the greens on the 18-hole championship course in Shropshire

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Jim Bruce-Ball Joins Professional Sports Group as Head of Communications & Content

Jim Bruce-Ball Joins Professional Sports Group as Head of Communications & Content

People     10:54 am, May 17, 2016

International sports marketing agency Professional Sports Group is delighted to announce that Jim Bruce-Ball has been appointed as Head of Communications & Content, in a role that will also see him support the team’s dynamic Golf & Tourism Division

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Record field set for the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am

Record field set for the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am

Sponsorship     10:54 am, May 17, 2016

Some of the biggest names in sport, television and entertainment will come together at Wentworth Club on Wednesday May 25 for the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am

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Qatar International Golf Club Pioneering New Standards in Sustainable Developments

Qatar International Golf Club Pioneering New Standards in Sustainable Developments

Courses     10:53 am, May 17, 2016

Doha’s revolutionary new golf project amongst leading projects seeking to become a GEO Certified® Development

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Lely Brings Insider Knowledge To Irrigation Team With New Appointment

Lely Brings Insider Knowledge To Irrigation Team With New Appointment

People     10:53 am, May 17, 2016

Pete Newton, previously course manager at Rockliffe Hall golf course, has joined Lely’s sales team bringing with him a wealth of sector knowledge and experience.

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First Customer Buys Two Sets from ClubstoBuy.Com

First Customer Buys Two Sets from ClubstoBuy.Com

Corporate     10:52 am, May 17, 2016

ClubstoBuy.com, sister company of the world’s largest club rental service ClubstoHire.com, sold its first sets of used clubs within hours of opening online

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EIGCA present Harry Colt Award to Golfing Union of Ireland

EIGCA present Harry Colt Award to Golfing Union of Ireland

Corporate     11:23 am, May 16, 2016

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects’ award is given to an organisation or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to golf or golf development

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Worldwide total of Master Greenkeepers rises to 70

Worldwide total of Master Greenkeepers rises to 70

People     11:17 am, May 16, 2016

Three top greenkeepers are celebrating after achieving BIGGA’s Master Greenkeeper status, one of the most prestigious accreditations within the golf course management industry 

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All Change For The Henley

All Change For The Henley

News     11:14 am, May 16, 2016

The Henley, until recently known as Henley Golf and Country Club, has a new course manager and its first ever machinery package deal with Toro

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Kids Get A Summer Break From The Norm With QHotels

Kids Get A Summer Break From The Norm With QHotels

Travel     11:12 am, May 16, 2016

Youngsters under 16 can enjoy complimentary accommodation and a free round of golf at any of QHotels’ nine golf resorts in England when staying overnight with an adult during the May half-term, summer and October half-term holidays

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ISM Announces Signing of Jeunghun Wang

ISM Announces Signing of Jeunghun Wang

Sponsorship     11:10 am, May 16, 2016

Jeunghun Wang has joined International Sports Management as he enters the most exciting phase of his fledgling career

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