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Nonagenarian Scores Hole-In-One

October 12th, 2016

Underlining the recent publicity given to the health benefits of golf, a 91-year-old member at Stoke Park near London scored a hole-in-one this week.

In fact it was John Bush’s third hole-in-one, the other two coming when he was a mere stripling in his eighties. Bush’s playing partners in his regular fourball are also veterans of the fairway: Dennis Child is 89, Bob Cook 90, and James Grant a youngster at just 88.

The combined age is 358.Which prompts the question: is this the oldest regular fourball in the UK, Europe or even the world? Readers of GBN.com are invited to comment!

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

PGA Branding For Five Star Vipingo Ridge

PGA Branding For Five Star Vipingo Ridge

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A $50 million golf complex on the Kenyan coast has become the first in Africa to secure world-renowned PGA approval, a world recognised seal of excellence for golfers wishing to visit

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Swans Return To Work on Two More Holes at Saffron Walden

Swans Return To Work on Two More Holes at Saffron Walden

Courses     2:38 pm, October 14, 2016

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Burhill Golf & Leisure partners Promote Training to deliver blended learning education

Burhill Golf & Leisure partners Promote Training to deliver blended learning education

Corporate     2:33 pm, October 14, 2016

Promote Training have recently completed the delivery of a new blended learning course on the ‘Group Booking Sales Process’ to all club sales & marketing personnel within Burhill Golf & Leisure

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QHotels Welcomes New Report On Golf and Well-Being

Management Topics     2:29 pm, October 14, 2016

The leading hotel chain is at the heart of the game’s drive to attract new players, and has given its full backing to the latest study into golf published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine this month

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Flagstick Takes Fast Track to Success in Vietnam

Flagstick Takes Fast Track to Success in Vietnam

Courses     2:20 pm, October 14, 2016

Reinforcing its reputation for the speed and quality of its work, Flagstick has completed construction of the second course at FLC Quy Nhon Golf Links in the space of just four months

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Jacobsen Provides Cutting Edge to “Fourth-best Golfing Experience in Scotland”

Jacobsen Provides Cutting Edge to “Fourth-best Golfing Experience in Scotland”

Courses     2:14 pm, October 14, 2016

The private members Aberdour Golf Club, located in Fife on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, has breath-taking vistas across to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat

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‘Grace & Grit: Women Champions Through the Years’

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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum unveils its newest exhibition which features golf’s greatest female champions spanning eight decades – from the 1940s to today

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Ryder Cup Star Cabrera Bello coaches school children in Dubai

Ryder Cup Star Cabrera Bello coaches school children in Dubai

Growing the Game     2:01 pm, October 14, 2016

Emirates Golf Federation’s Arabic Schools Initiative Supported by DP World goes from strength to strength

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Provision ‘Dons’ The British Masters

Provision ‘Dons’ The British Masters

Corporate     6:57 pm, October 13, 2016

Since 2004 Provision Events have worked with major brands, governing bodies, marketing agencies and rights holders to maximise their assets at every event

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PRG Launches Exclusive British-Themed Accessories for The Grove

PRG Launches Exclusive British-Themed Accessories for The Grove

New Products     6:52 pm, October 13, 2016

Ahead of this week’s British Masters Supported by Sky Sports, the fast-growing supplier of innovative, high-quality bespoke accessories has created an exclusive range the Hertfordshire resort

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PING signs Aaron Baddeley to equipment contract

PING signs Aaron Baddeley to equipment contract

Sponsorship     6:48 pm, October 13, 2016

Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today

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Annika Sorenstam to receive GBF Lifetime Achievement Award

Annika Sorenstam to receive GBF Lifetime Achievement Award

Exhibitions & Conferences     6:44 pm, October 13, 2016

Former winners of the Golf Business Forum award include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter Dawson and Tim Finchem

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EurAsia Cup gives back to Seve Ballesteros Foundation

EurAsia Cup gives back to Seve Ballesteros Foundation

Sponsorship     6:40 pm, October 13, 2016

Søren Kjeldsen and Thongchai Jaidee took time out from their busy schedules ahead of this week’s British Masters supported by Sky Sports, to present a cheque for €100,000 to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation

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New GCA Partners Join Forces

New GCA Partners Join Forces

Corporate     10:12 am, October 13, 2016

The Golf Consultants Association has welcomed three premium corporate partners to its new programme which is designed to establish closer links across various sections of the golf industry

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Golf centre makes it their business to be the best

Golf centre makes it their business to be the best

Management Topics     10:08 am, October 13, 2016

The Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge, aims to be the best ‘learn to play’ centre in the area and has drawn up an action plan, inspired by lessons learned at an England Golf Business Growth Forum for clubs

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New Golf Training Supremo to Shape Bright Future at La Manga Club

New Golf Training Supremo to Shape Bright Future at La Manga Club

People     10:05 am, October 13, 2016

The 43-year-old Swede Thomas Johansson has pledged to revolutionise golf tuition at Spain’s historic La Manga Club after his appointment as the luxury resort’s new director of golf training

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Asia Pacific Golf Summit – 10 Years and Going Strong!

Asia Pacific Golf Summit – 10 Years and Going Strong!

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:00 am, October 13, 2016

The Hua Hin staging is the tenth in the series and it marks a historic milestone for the Summit. The dates are October 29-30 and a team of world-class experts will discuss and share future trends that will impact golf in Asia

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Return of ‘Square Mile’ annual golf awards

Return of ‘Square Mile’ annual golf awards

Media     9:56 am, October 13, 2016

Square Mile magazine, the leading luxury lifestyle publication for the City of London, has announced that its annual golf awards will return for the second time this December

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