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Muirfield vote: R&A acted with impressive speed

May 24th, 2016

Last Friday the press release announcing that the vote to admit women as members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers had narrowly failed to achieve the required majority was issued at 11.45 a.m. It took just ten minutes for The R&A to issue the press release removing Muirfield from the Open Championship roster. Decisive or what?

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HMRC to begin to refund payments to golf clubs over visitor green fee VAT case

HMRC to begin to refund payments to golf clubs over visitor green fee VAT case

Management Topics     3:23 pm, May 24, 2016

The long running dispute between HMRC and members’ golf clubs regarding the issue of whether visitor green fee income is exempt from VAT appears to be nearing a conclusion

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Wentworth Club announces Gary Player Design for Edinburgh Course renovation

Wentworth Club announces Gary Player Design for Edinburgh Course renovation

Courses     3:14 pm, May 24, 2016

Golfing legend Gary Player to lead the Edinburgh Course re-design as part of multi-million pound investment

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Sustainable Golf Centre Stage at International Conference

Sustainable Golf Centre Stage at International Conference

Management Topics     3:07 pm, May 24, 2016

The R&A, GEO and USGA were represented golf at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in Washington DC earlier this month

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BGIA become Associate Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group

BGIA become Associate Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group

Corporate     3:00 pm, May 24, 2016

The British Golf Industry Association has become an associate member of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group, which, comprising members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, has the singular remit to ‘support the sport of golf’

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Sidcup Family Golf to Launch on Bank Holiday Weekend

Sidcup Family Golf to Launch on Bank Holiday Weekend

Corporate     2:57 pm, May 24, 2016

The newly renovated venue will be fronted by a family friendly, fun-packed Mr Mulligan’s Dino Golf course, as well as a two tier, 54-bay, covered driving range and extensive short game practice area

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Lely Turfcare Opens New Service Centre in Scotland

Lely Turfcare Opens New Service Centre in Scotland

Corporate     2:52 pm, May 24, 2016

The centre is based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland’s high-tech hub known as ‘Silicon Glen’ - chosen for its strong transport links and central location - and will open on 1 June

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South PGA Pros Geared Up For BMW PGA Test

South PGA Pros Geared Up For BMW PGA Test

Sponsorship     2:46 pm, May 24, 2016

South stalwarts James Ablett (Lee-on-the-Solent) and Guy Woodman (Longball Inc) are both determined to enjoy it when they take on some of the world’s best players in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

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New fleet for re-energised Littlehampton Golf Club

New fleet for re-energised Littlehampton Golf Club

Courses     2:43 pm, May 24, 2016

The new fleet comprises of an AR522 five-unit contour mower, three GP400 greens mowers, a Tri-King tees and surrounds mower and a Fairway 405 seven-unit wide-area fairway mower.

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Lalla Aicha Tour School Extended for Two Years

Lalla Aicha Tour School Extended for Two Years

Sponsorship     2:39 pm, May 24, 2016

LET announces that its Lalla Aicha Tour School, organised under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and named in honour of Her Royal Highness the Late Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco, will be extended until at least 2018

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‘Good Evans’ at Fulwell

‘Good Evans’ at Fulwell

People     2:36 pm, May 24, 2016

BIGGA member, Sam Evans, 27, has been appointed Head Greenkeeper at The Fulwell Golf Club in Middlesex

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The Power of the Majors and ‘Skills for Life’

The Power of the Majors and ‘Skills for Life’

Growing the Game     2:28 pm, May 24, 2016

Young people up and down the country will have been excited by Danny Willett’s recent Masters win, and golf charity the Golf Foundation, working with its national partners, has the tools to help these young people to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in the game

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St Mellion Stages 24-hour Hole in One Record Quest

St Mellion Stages 24-hour Hole in One Record Quest

People     2:22 pm, May 24, 2016

Davida’s Day 2016 aims to create new record for aces with six golfers to play 130-yard Par Three hole continuously for 24 hours

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Wright Primed For BMW PGA Test

Wright Primed For BMW PGA Test

Sponsorship     2:14 pm, May 24, 2016

Gareth Wright, the West Linton head PGA pro, qualified for the €5million BMW PGA Championship after winning the PGA Play-Offs in Turkey and is relishing a second appearance at the European Tour’s flagship event

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Scottish Golf Tourism Week to revolutionise the industry

Scottish Golf Tourism Week to revolutionise the industry

Travel     2:30 pm, May 23, 2016

The inaugural Scottish Golf Tourism Week taking place in St Andrews in 2016 will be a game-changer for golf tourism businesses in Scotland, according to the country’s national tourism organisation

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Revised seed mixtures offer improved fine turf performance

Revised seed mixtures offer improved fine turf performance

New Products     2:28 pm, May 23, 2016

Cabrio is the latest addition to Germinal’s portfolio of perennial ryegrass cultivars and is now available for the first time as an exclusive component of Germinal’s ‘A10 - Golf Tees and Divot Repairs’ seed mixture

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11th Coach Joins MY Golf Academy

11th Coach Joins MY Golf Academy

People     2:21 pm, May 23, 2016

Experienced golf pro David Kent has joined the MY Golf Academy team with the aim of further developing the junior membership programme

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Huge response sees FootGolf rolled out to two more Wirral courses

Huge response sees FootGolf rolled out to two more Wirral courses

Management Topics     2:17 pm, May 23, 2016

The Warren, Wallasey and King’s Parade, New Brighton will offer both golf and FootGolf, after more than 2,000 people played in just six weeks at Arrowe Park’s converted pitch and putt course

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Registration Opens for 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience

Registration Opens for 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:16 pm, May 23, 2016

PGA Professionals, golf buyers and industry leaders can now register to attend the 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas, August 15–17. Savings on registration, event hotel reservations and transportation are available

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BMW PGA Championship Showcase for Callaway Apparel

BMW PGA Championship Showcase for Callaway Apparel

Corporate     2:16 pm, May 23, 2016

Callaway Apparel is excited to showcase its Spring Summer 2016 collection at one of the biggest and most-anticipated weeks of the year on the European Tour

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Kids Get a Taste of Tour Pro Life at Oceânico World Kids Golf

Kids Get a Taste of Tour Pro Life at Oceânico World Kids Golf

Growing the Game     2:16 pm, May 23, 2016

Children from around the world to experience press conferences and exclusive player lounge at Amendoeira Golf Resort this July

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