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September 16th, 2015

Entries and nominations for the second staging of the HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award must be submitted by this Friday, 18th September (17.00 GMT). The winner will not only receive an invitation to participate in this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum including registration, flights, accommodation, media interviews but will also be invited to collect the award on stage in Shanghai.

Today we carry a report of ClubstoHire.com going ‘Stateside’. The CEO, Tony Judge, was last year’s Innovation Award winner. Hasn’t he done well? Here’s a link to the Entry Form Best of luck.

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Repucom to present World Golf Survey at HSBC Golf Business Forum

Repucom to present World Golf Survey at HSBC Golf Business Forum

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:52 pm, September 18, 2015

Repucom, the trusted advisor in sports and entertainment intelligence, announce the launch of a major survey of the global golf community that will be presented at this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum

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Lynx To Launch Custom Fit Centre

Lynx To Launch Custom Fit Centre

Corporate     12:51 pm, September 18, 2015

Lynx Golf has continued its impressive expansion plans by launching a new purpose-built custom-fitting centre in the UK

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New Golf Resorts Set To Boost QHotels’ 2015 Figures

New Golf Resorts Set To Boost QHotels’ 2015 Figures

Travel     12:51 pm, September 18, 2015

QHotels is forecasting further improved sales figures and earnings for 2015 following the purchase of six former De Vere golf resorts at the end of last year

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Air Ambulance Reveals Golfing Incident Statistics

Air Ambulance Reveals Golfing Incident Statistics

Management Topics     12:50 pm, September 18, 2015

The team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has revealed a startling new statistic – five per cent of all air ambulance missions undertaken by the service are from golf courses

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Clayton and Henderson Join New-Look Scottish Golf Performance Team

Clayton and Henderson Join New-Look Scottish Golf Performance Team

People     12:50 pm, September 18, 2015

Stuart Clayton and Spencer Henderson have been recruited to a new-look Scottish Golf Performance team, ahead of the new unified governing body teeing off from 1 October

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Steve Thorne Wins Toro Student Greenkeeper Of The Year

Steve Thorne Wins Toro Student Greenkeeper Of The Year

People     12:50 pm, September 18, 2015

Steve Thorne, Deputy Course Manager at Rushmore Golf Club, has been crowned Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2015

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A Family Fiesta of Golfing Generations in Essex

A Family Fiesta of Golfing Generations in Essex

Growing the Game     12:49 pm, September 18, 2015

Local Essex PGA Fellow Professional Sarah Bennett held her inaugural “Golfing Generations” family day at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club on 12th September

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Lynx Golf Signs Nick Dougherty

Lynx Golf Signs Nick Dougherty

Sponsorship     12:48 pm, September 18, 2015

The fast growing UK golf brand announces that three-time European Tour winner and Sky Sports broadcaster Nick Dougherty has joined its stable of brand ambassadors

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Trimax X-WAM helps Edenvale to maintain 300 acres of turf

Trimax X-WAM helps Edenvale to maintain 300 acres of turf

Corporate     12:48 pm, September 18, 2015

To help maintain its impressive 300 acre farm in the rolling hills of Devon, Edenvale Turf has recently purchased Trimax Mowers’ largest machine – the X-WAM

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Stephen Lewis appointed next Chairman of the Golf Foundation

Stephen Lewis appointed next Chairman of the Golf Foundation

People     9:00 am, September 18, 2015

He will succeed Charles Harrison as Chairman of the Golf Foundation at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in April 2016

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Watson Tees Off GB&I PGA Cup Bid

Watson Tees Off GB&I PGA Cup Bid

Sponsorship     8:58 am, September 18, 2015

Michael Watson will unleash the opening salvo in the 27th PGA Cup in California where Great Britain & Ireland are seeking an historic first win on US soil

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David Feherty teams exclusively with NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal

David Feherty teams exclusively with NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal

Media     8:58 am, September 18, 2015

NBC Sports Group announced that David Feherty will make NBCUniversal his exclusive media home, which will include adding Feherty to NBC's golf tournament coverage team, including the Olympics

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Golf club woodland: site for burials?

Golf club woodland: site for burials?

Courses     8:57 am, September 18, 2015

Part of a golf course could be turned into an area for burials under new plans unveiled by the owner, reports ‘The Oxford Times’.

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Father & Son Championship now an all-family affair

Father & Son Championship now an all-family affair

Travel     8:57 am, September 18, 2015

The Father & Son Golf Championship, now in its eighth year, has opened up its entries to Father & Daughter partnerships

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Home countries unite to drive women’s golf

Home countries unite to drive women’s golf

Growing the Game     4:22 pm, September 17, 2015

As the top women professionals of Europe and the USA prepare to do battle, golf’s governing bodies in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have announced a joint commitment to increase participation

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€20 Million K Club Renovation Complete

€20 Million K Club Renovation Complete

Property     4:16 pm, September 17, 2015

The work on one of Europe’s most iconic properties started in earnest when Dr Michael Smurfit purchased the property outright in 2012 and became the 100% owner

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Longtime USGA Leader to Receive GCBAA’s Don A. Rossi Award

Longtime USGA Leader to Receive GCBAA’s Don A. Rossi Award

People     4:10 pm, September 17, 2015

The Golf Course Builders Association of America is pleased to announce James (Jim) Moore as its recipient of the prestigious award

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Eco projects that don’t cost the earth

Eco projects that don’t cost the earth

Management Topics     4:05 pm, September 17, 2015

Syngenta Operation Pollinator Environmental Award Winner, Anthony Darker has developed eco projects that have enhanced the environmental value of the golf course in the area

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German PGA Professional Claims Role at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

German PGA Professional Claims Role at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

People     4:00 pm, September 17, 2015

Felix Fritzen has joined the Club as Assistant Golf Professional, adding further professional golf expertise to the renowned Troon Golf-managed venue in the Middle East

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