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Olympic Golf mirrors Olympic Tennis

July 1st, 2016

In 1988 (Seoul), when Tennis was re-admitted as an Olympic sport for the first time since 1924, several of the world’s top-ranking players failed to turn up. Only three of the top ten in the world’s men rankings took part. By 1992 (Barcelona), however, eight of the top ten men played, including all of the top four, and in 1996 (Atlanta), where Andre Agassi won the gold medal, he later acknowledged that this was one the high points in his career.

Those of us who support the inclusion of golf in the Olympics, because of the potential impact that this will have upon growing the game worldwide, can only hope that the 2020 Games in Tokyo will attract a better top player attendance. We may not get another chance.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

 

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‘Brexit’ – a comment from The Golf Club Managers Association

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MP takes the Golf Express route to fundraising

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Travel     1:31 pm, July 1, 2016

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Targeted marketing and flexible thinking to drive UK golf club memberships

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Award-winning team for ‘Pebble Beach of Wales’

Courses     11:18 am, July 1, 2016

Langland Bay Golf Club in Swansea has always prided itself on presenting their cliff top parkland golf course to the highest level with extremely high standards and attention to detail. The current team of Greenkeepers have all been working together for a number of years, in which time they have not only won the Welsh […]

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PING Launches SS17 Men’s Performance Polo Collection

PING Launches SS17 Men’s Performance Polo Collection

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PING has announced the launch of its most comprehensive and technologically advanced polo-shirt range to date.

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Indoor Golfers Avoid Bluewater Hazards

Indoor Golfers Avoid Bluewater Hazards

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:07 am, July 1, 2016

The team from the London Golf Show played SNAG golf around the venue, across two levels and up and down escalators, to produce video content for the Show, which takes place at Glow, Bluewater, 26-28 August

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FLC Group to Build 20 Golf Courses in Vietnam

Corporate     11:02 am, July 1, 2016

FLC Golf Links coastal courses under way or planned are at Sam Son, Quy Nhon, Halong Bay and Quang Binh and include designs by Schmidt-Curley and Nicklaus Design

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Tudor Park welcomes new golf director

Tudor Park welcomes new golf director

People     10:55 am, July 1, 2016

Albert Sinfield first held a golf club when he was aged five – now he holds the position of Director of Golf at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Bearsted, Kent.

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UK’s first RoboGolfPro unveiled at new state-of-the-art indoor golf academy

UK’s first RoboGolfPro unveiled at new state-of-the-art indoor golf academy

Corporate     7:19 am, June 30, 2016

UK’s most advanced new indoor golf academy in Camberley, Surrey has RoboGolfPro to give golfers robot-assisted swing efficiency. A second mobile RoboGolfPro robot hits the road for golf days and corporate events

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Stars pledge their support to Team Europe

Stars pledge their support to Team Europe

People     7:19 am, June 30, 2016

Tennis hero Andy Murray, TV presenters Ant & Dec, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and One Direction star Niall Horan are among those to send a personal message of support to Darren Clarke and the European team

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New Jacobsen Fleet Delivered To Golf National

New Jacobsen Fleet Delivered To Golf National

Courses     7:18 am, June 30, 2016

In total 70 units have been delivered, with teams of technicians from the UK and France preparing and setting up all the equipment to the requirements of Alejandro Reyes, the Superintendent at Golf National

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Golfers to Benefit from £500,000 Investment at The Westerwood

Golfers to Benefit from £500,000 Investment at The Westerwood

Travel     7:18 am, June 30, 2016

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is set to take its golfing experience to new heights after announcing a £500,000 renovation and expansion of its spa and leisure facilities

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Sponsorship     7:17 am, June 30, 2016

The Professional Golfers’ Association is delighted to announce a new five-year national partnership with leading logistics operator M&H Logistics. As part of this partnership, M&H Logistics will be the new title sponsor of the Scottish PGA Championship

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