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Olympic Dreams Come True

July 12th, 2016

Today is the day that the International Golf Federation confirms the quota places to the National Olympic Associations. A total of 40 countries are represented across both the men’s and women’s events.

Click here to view the final Olympic men’s ranking

Click here to view the final Olympic women’s ranking

Click here to read the full story.

Congratulations to all 120 players.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

PGA Pros Teed Up For Busy Week at Troon

PGA Pros Teed Up For Busy Week at Troon

Growing the Game     9:23 am, July 14, 2016

The 23-strong group of coaches are camped at theR&A SwingZone, the popular game improvement centre, delivering thousands of free lessons to spectators of all ages and abilities

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Titleist Celebrates As #1 Ball at The Open since records have been kept

Titleist Celebrates As #1 Ball at The Open since records have been kept

Corporate     9:18 am, July 14, 2016

To celebrate the continuation of this success as the #1 ball at The Open Championship, Titleist has launched a unique promotion

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Former Open champ backs key event

Sponsorship     9:14 am, July 14, 2016

Paul Lawrie Match Play part of a spectacular summer schedule

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Italian Number One Now Welcoming UK Golfers

Italian Number One Now Welcoming UK Golfers

Travel     9:09 am, July 14, 2016

Royal Park, in Turin, has cemented itself as a firm favourite among visiting golfers from mainland Europe in the last year. Now, with the launch of new packages, UK golfers can experience it for themselves

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UK&I to receive the most comprehensive coverage of The Open in history

UK&I to receive the most comprehensive coverage of The Open in history

Media     2:52 pm, July 13, 2016

The R&A state that there are now more ways to watch and listen to The Open across a wide variety of digital, radio and television channels. Tomorrow (14 July) fans in the UK and Ireland can watch the opening round of The Open without a Sky subscription using a Sky Sports Day Pass, offered free of charge through NOW TV (see link below)

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Golf’s Olympians set to inspire new players

Golf’s Olympians set to inspire new players

Growing the Game     2:20 pm, July 13, 2016

England Golf ambassadors Justin Rose and Charley Hull will represent Team GB in the Rio 2016 Olympics, it was announced today - amid hopes that the Games will inspire more people to take up the sport.

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Mottram Hall Reveals Major Expansion Plans

Mottram Hall Reveals Major Expansion Plans

Travel     2:16 pm, July 13, 2016

This top resort has submitted a full planning application to Cheshire East Council to alter and extend the conference and accommodation facilities increasing its number of bedrooms to 165

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Mizuno Re-Introduce Golf Shoes For 2017

Mizuno Re-Introduce Golf Shoes For 2017

New Products     2:15 pm, July 13, 2016

Introducing NEXLITE SL: new ultra-light 275 gram golf shoes engineered to go the distance

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World class field confirmed for Senior Open Championship

Sponsorship     2:15 pm, July 13, 2016

A total of 28 Major Champions, with a remarkable haul of 67 Major titles between them, will head a world class field for the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Carnoustie nest week

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Corporate     2:11 pm, July 13, 2016

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Final Olympic Golf Rankings Published

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Sponsorship     2:43 pm, July 12, 2016

The two-year qualification process for golf’s return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years has been completed with the publication of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

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Li Haotong talks of ‘dream come true’ as Olympic spot confirmed

Li Haotong talks of ‘dream come true’ as Olympic spot confirmed

Sponsorship     2:42 pm, July 12, 2016

The 20-year-old Chinese golfer will represent China at Rio 2016, another career milestone to add to the 2014 PGA Tour China Order of Merit title, China’s best result in a PGA Tour event and a first European Tour victory

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Statement by UK Golf Course Owners Association

Management Topics     2:41 pm, July 12, 2016

Summary of Treasury meeting on 7th July

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Performance54 Teed Up To Reignite Abu Dhabi

Corporate     2:41 pm, July 12, 2016

Leading golf and destination marketing group announces partnership with Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

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Open Championship: ‘Fantastic opportunity’ to inspire more young golfers

Open Championship: ‘Fantastic opportunity’ to inspire more young golfers

Growing the Game     2:40 pm, July 12, 2016

The R&A, one of the Golf Foundation’s major supporters, will create ‘The R&A SwingZone’ in the Spectator Village at Royal Troon for the whole of Open week

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Outdoor Demonstrations Return to SALTEX for 2016

Outdoor Demonstrations Return to SALTEX for 2016

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:39 pm, July 12, 2016

The decision to bring back outdoor working demonstrations was made based on the SALTEX 2015 post-show feedback surveys

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New Luxury Golf Fashion Brand Set To Style Women Across The Globe

New Luxury Golf Fashion Brand Set To Style Women Across The Globe

New Products     2:39 pm, July 12, 2016

Hales Golfwear has utilised luxury, leading edge fabrics and optimised laser sharp design features to deliver a vibrant and performance ready collection with substance and style

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Nathan Homer Appointed Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at European Tour

Nathan Homer Appointed Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at European Tour

People     12:59 pm, July 12, 2016

The Head of Global Sponsorship & Partnerships at Barclays Plc and formerly a senior leader at Procter & Gamble, will take up the post of Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer effective Thursday September 1, 2016

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Big Projects for Littlestone’s New TYM Tractor

Big Projects for Littlestone’s New TYM Tractor

Courses     12:58 pm, July 12, 2016

Kent’s Littlestone Golf Club has bought a TYM compact tractor for aerating, overseeding and rough cutting its two 18-hole courses.

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Conference Will Celebrate Scottish Golf’s Design Masters

Conference Will Celebrate Scottish Golf’s Design Masters

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:57 pm, July 12, 2016

A conference at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness from 10-13 October will celebrate the lasting impact on the game by the likes of Old Tom Morris, James Braid, Donald Ross, Willie Park Jr and Alister MacKenzie

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Goring & Streatley Golf Club recruit Golf Professional Matt Woods

Goring & Streatley Golf Club recruit Golf Professional Matt Woods

Growing the Game     12:57 pm, July 12, 2016

With 24 years of experience in golf, the England Youth Coach has immediately launched a new Junior Development Programme aimed at both boys and girls of all ages under 12

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New ICL slow release fertiliser range exclusive to Aitkens

New ICL slow release fertiliser range exclusive to Aitkens

New Products     12:56 pm, July 12, 2016

The Sportsmaster CRF Mini range, available exclusively from Aitkens, is designed for use on turf cut above 8mm, so is ideal for use on tees, fairways, sports fields, lawns and amenity turf

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GAME GOLF Becomes First Wearable Analyser To Track 1million Rounds

GAME GOLF Becomes First Wearable Analyser To Track 1million Rounds

Corporate     12:56 pm, July 12, 2016

GAME GOLF created the stat tracking category with the launch of GAME GOLF Classic in Spring 2014, proving to golfers how tracking their stats can help shave strokes off their games by better understanding their strengths and weaknesses on the course

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From Stage Stars to Juniors: Richmond’s 125th Anniversary Golfing Celebrations

From Stage Stars to Juniors: Richmond’s 125th Anniversary Golfing Celebrations

Courses     12:55 pm, July 12, 2016

Philip Glenister and Sir Tom Courtenay were among the stars to welcome guests at a series of open days held by The Richmond Golf Club as part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations

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Dunning Finds Balance between Luxury and Performance

Dunning Finds Balance between Luxury and Performance

New Products     12:54 pm, July 12, 2016

Although many of the designs are based on classic British tailoring, Canadian founder Ralph Dunning has incorporated cutting-edge technology to create a distinctive style with modern fabrics

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Ojee Golf Finds That Entrepreneurial Spark

Ojee Golf Finds That Entrepreneurial Spark

Corporate     12:54 pm, July 12, 2016

Ojee Golf, the north-east England based company behind the innovative TALON golf training aid, has received a further boost after it was accepted on to a renowned business advancement programme

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Jacobsen Support Sky72 Golf Club During 2016 SK Telecom Open Championship

Jacobsen Support Sky72 Golf Club During 2016 SK Telecom Open Championship

Courses     12:53 pm, July 12, 2016

Li Mengsheng, Product Support Manager for Jacobsen, was on hand during the Championship to assist Head Mechanic, Mr. Kwon, with setting up cutting units and assisting with technical questions. SKY72’s Ocean Course currently uses Jacobsen LF3800 and LF570 fairway mowers and a Tri King ride-on triplex trim mower

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Don’t Let Lynx Escape Your Attention

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Corporate     3:57 pm, July 11, 2016

The Lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo isn’t the only Lynx that’s grabbed everyone’s attention…another big cat is on the loose and stalking the golf industry

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Royal & Awesome Supports ‘Tartan Wednesday’

Royal & Awesome Supports ‘Tartan Wednesday’

Corporate     3:53 pm, July 11, 2016

The Tartan Wednesday Pro-Am on the eve of the last week certainly was a bright and brilliant event

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High Demand for Camping Village at 145th Open

High Demand for Camping Village at 145th Open

Travel     3:49 pm, July 11, 2016

The Open Camping Village, a free accommodation option for young people attending The 145th Open at Royal Troon, has proved extremely popular with Friday and Saturday night now fully booked

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MP Andrew Bingham Takes Golf Express Route to Raise Funding

People     3:44 pm, July 11, 2016

Both England Golf and Derbyshire Golf are backing a Derbyshire MP’s fundraising golf challenge which draws attention to the new and exciting Golf Express project, the campaign to promote 9-hole golf to busy people

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International Feel to Life on and off the Course at Castle Stuart

International Feel to Life on and off the Course at Castle Stuart

Courses     3:39 pm, July 11, 2016

While some of the world’s best players battle it out on the course at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, an international field of volunteers has helped to ensure the event runs smoothly

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Centurion Club Adds Rising Star To Team Of Attached Professionals

Centurion Club Adds Rising Star To Team Of Attached Professionals

Sponsorship     3:33 pm, July 11, 2016

Paige Spiranac, the 23-year-old American who turned professional in the summer of 2015, is to carry the club crest, and make Centurion Club her European base

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