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News from Abu Dhabi

April 29th, 2014

This evening we bring you some of the news from today’s events at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Abu Dhabi. We shall bring you more reports over the next few days along with, of course, our usual comprehensive coverage of the golf business around the world.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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A Great Week for Donald Trump!

A Great Week for Donald Trump!

Property     12:57 pm, May 2, 2014

It is now almost certain that Trump Golf will host two Major Championships in the coming decade.

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A Legend Re-Born: The Belfry Officially Re-Opens Following Major Renovation

A Legend Re-Born: The Belfry Officially Re-Opens Following Major Renovation

Travel     12:07 pm, May 2, 2014

Iconic Midlands resort hosts Grand Re-Opening Launch Event to mark completion of multi-million pound investment, restoring its position amongst the world’s leading hotel & golf resorts

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Work Starts on New Club Building at Centurion Club

Work Starts on New Club Building at Centurion Club

Courses     11:57 am, May 2, 2014

Work has started on the second phase of development at the acclaimed new Centurion Club near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Construction work will be completed in the summer of 2015.

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Asia Takes Centre Stage at Golf Business Forum

Asia Takes Centre Stage at Golf Business Forum

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:55 am, May 2, 2014

The rise of Asia as a region with major golf appeal and potential and the global growth of golf set the agenda at the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum

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Tewkesbury Park Hotel, G&CC now in local family ownership

Tewkesbury Park Hotel, G&CC now in local family ownership

Property     11:54 am, May 2, 2014

The future of Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club, along with its 60 jobs, has been secured with the new owners promising to turn around its ailing fortunes

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Reed Guanghe Reposition China Golf Show and Asia Golf Show

Reed Guanghe Reposition China Golf Show and Asia Golf Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:54 am, May 2, 2014

To enhance alignment with industry needs from 2015, Reed Guanghe plans to expand its golf portfolio from two events each year to three exhibitions and a high-level Forum

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Asian Golf Awards – The Battle Begins!

Asian Golf Awards – The Battle Begins!

Sponsorship     11:53 am, May 2, 2014

Now in its 14th year, voting for the Best in thirty-two special categories began on 1st May and the search for the BEST will close on 31st July

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National Golf Month launches in Wales

National Golf Month launches in Wales

Management Topics     11:53 am, May 2, 2014

National Golf Month has seen all the major Golf Unions and Associations, Golf Clubs, Driving Ranges, Golf Manufacturers and PGA Professionals sign up to work together to get more players on course to enjoy the game

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Yamaha Golf Cars
Nominations Now Open for 2014 IOG/BIGGA Industry Awards

Nominations Now Open for 2014 IOG/BIGGA Industry Awards

Management Topics     11:53 am, May 2, 2014

BBC…ITV…Sky Sports News…talkSPORT radio…regional media…sports and turf press…IOG Industry Award winners hit the headlines!

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Swiss Greenkeeping delegation visits Ransomes Jacobsens

Swiss Greenkeeping delegation visits Ransomes Jacobsens

People     11:52 am, May 2, 2014

The visit to Ransomes Jacobsen’s International headquarters in Ipswich was organised with the support of the Swiss Greenkeepers’ Association

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MerlinMobile Provides Magic Touch for Golf Clubs

MerlinMobile Provides Magic Touch for Golf Clubs

New Products     11:52 am, May 2, 2014

Club Systems International has added a mobile hand-held device to its market-leading MerlinTouch EPoS loyalty card system

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WEAREGOLF Returns to Capitol Hill for National Golf Day On May 21

WEAREGOLF Returns to Capitol Hill for National Golf Day On May 21

Management Topics     11:51 am, May 2, 2014

Jack Nicklaus, Industry Executives to Meet with Congress about Game's Economic, Charitable, Environmental, Fitness Benefits

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Profusion Environmental Ltd & Blinder Bunker Liner Announcement

Profusion Environmental Ltd & Blinder Bunker Liner Announcement

Corporate     11:51 am, May 2, 2014

From May 2014 Profusion Environmental will become the sole UK and Ireland Licence holder for the sales and installation of the Blinder Bunker Liner & Eco Path Systems

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Leaderboard Golf announce official partnership with LET stars

Leaderboard Golf announce official partnership with LET stars

People     11:51 am, May 2, 2014

Leaderboard Golf announce the recent signing of Ladies European Tour professionals Trish Johnson and Becky Brewerton as brand ambassadors for the golf and leisure group

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Trio of new cultivars and greens mixtures from DLF/Johnsons Sports Seeds

Trio of new cultivars and greens mixtures from DLF/Johnsons Sports Seeds

New Products     11:50 am, May 2, 2014

Johnsons Sports Seed is made up of a range of mixtures for greens, tees, fairways and roughs

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Manchester Golf Show: ‘A Truly Social Affair’

Manchester Golf Show: ‘A Truly Social Affair’

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:50 am, May 2, 2014

The second Manchester Golf Show proved to be a destination which the golf trade found to be an invaluable environment to meet thousands of golfers face to face

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BLEC disc seeder added to Duncan Ross Contractors fleet

BLEC disc seeder added to Duncan Ross Contractors fleet

Corporate     11:49 am, May 2, 2014

Duncan Ross Contractors, the leading north-west of England specialist in landscaping, sportsturf and drainage, has taken delivery of a heavy duty BLEC disc seeder. The 2.2metre seeder has been added to the extensive fleet of machinery owned by the company, based in Burscough, Lancashire. “We are delighted with the performance of the BLEC seeder,” says […]

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Abu Dhabi Sees 19 Per Cent Rise in Overseas Golf Bookings

Abu Dhabi Sees 19 Per Cent Rise in Overseas Golf Bookings

Travel     11:49 am, May 2, 2014

Capital helps propel UAE to World’s fourth fastest-growing golf destination

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Northern Ireland Open makes welcome return to Galgorm

Northern Ireland Open makes welcome return to Galgorm

Sponsorship     11:48 am, May 2, 2014

The province’s annual international tournament will take place once more at GalgormCastle from 28-31 August with free entry, a designated food village and an interactive golf village

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Kubota strengthen its dealer network with Burrows Grass Machinery

Kubota strengthen its dealer network with Burrows Grass Machinery

Corporate     11:48 am, May 2, 2014

The Stafford-based groundcare equipment supplier is the largest distributor of grass machinery to local authorities, golf clubs and contractors in the north Midlands

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ClubstoHire Wins First HSBC Golf Innovation Award

ClubstoHire Wins First HSBC Golf Innovation Award

Travel     12:05 pm, May 1, 2014

Fast-growing golf club rental firm recognised by global industry experts in Abu Dhabi

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From Desert To Desert

From Desert To Desert

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:04 pm, May 1, 2014

Troon's growing international influence is on show this week at HSBC Golf Business Forum followed by its inaugural International Conference

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Tiger Woods to Design New Golf Course in U.S.

Tiger Woods to Design New Golf Course in U.S.

Courses     11:34 am, May 1, 2014

Bluejack National near Houston is scheduled to be the first Tiger Woods Design golf course to open in the U.S.

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PGA Pro Tees Up New Role at Direct Golf

PGA Pro Tees Up New Role at Direct Golf

People     11:32 am, May 1, 2014

A former college room-mate of US Ryder Cup star Hunter Mahan is the new marketing co-ordinator at Direct Golf

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BMW PGA Championship: sensational all-star line-up for Celebrity Pro-Am

BMW PGA Championship: sensational all-star line-up for Celebrity Pro-Am

Sponsorship     11:32 am, May 1, 2014

Botham, Lara, Evans, Robshaw, Hill, Muirhead, Redgrave & Pinsent… to name just a few

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New President for Agricultural Engineers Association

New President for Agricultural Engineers Association

People     11:31 am, May 1, 2014

David Sturges, Managing Director for Oxfordshire based Countax, manufacturer of ride-on mowers was appointed President of the Agricultural Engineers Association at their Annual General Meeting on 29 April

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NGCOA Canada Retains SportBox Entertainment Group

NGCOA Canada Retains SportBox Entertainment Group

Corporate     11:31 am, May 1, 2014

SportBox to work with NGCOA Canada to build and deliver a new platform for corporate partnerships to golf courses across the country

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