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March 11th, 2016

We are delighted to confirm that the golf course which will host the first Olympic golf competition in 112 years has now opened and a small-scale ‘test event’ was held there on Wednesday.

IGF President Peter Dawson is quoted as saying that very little needs to be done to get the course itself ready for the Games. It’s time to start getting excited.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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The Golf Paper returns for 2016

The Golf Paper returns for 2016

Media     1:22 pm, March 10, 2016

The Golf Paper, the weekly print and digital title from Greenways Publishing, is set to re-launch on March 23 following a planned winter hibernation period

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Raising Parley to new level

Raising Parley to new level

Courses     1:18 pm, March 10, 2016

Drainage work carried out by MJ Abbott at Parley Golf Centre as part of its £250,000 programme of improvements has already had a remarkable effect

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Denise Van Outen joins cast of golf’s Celebrity Cup

Denise Van Outen joins cast of golf’s Celebrity Cup

Travel     1:17 pm, March 10, 2016

Denise van Outen will add another splash of glamour when she makes her debut in this year’s Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers at the Celtic Manor Resort

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Skechers sign Russell Knox to its Tour Staff Team

Skechers sign Russell Knox to its Tour Staff Team

Sponsorship     1:17 pm, March 10, 2016

Knox joins the ever-growing roster of elite athlete brand ambassadors turning to the superior performance, technology & comfort of Skechers GO GOLF® shoes

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Women to the fore as historic club shrugs off tradition

Women to the fore as historic club shrugs off tradition

People     1:16 pm, March 10, 2016

The Royal Norwich Golf Club in Norfolk, one of England’s oldest golf clubs, will shrug off 123 years of tradition next week when women are appointed to all its key positions

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BIG MAX Expands Its Aqua Golf Bag Range

BIG MAX Expands Its Aqua Golf Bag Range

New Products     1:16 pm, March 10, 2016

New styles cater for golf’s latest trends as the AQUA golf bag range continues to be one of the most successful innovations in the BIG MAX family

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PGA of America Extends Contract of CEO Pete Bevacqua

PGA of America Extends Contract of CEO Pete Bevacqua

People     9:54 am, March 9, 2016

The PGA of America has announced the extension of CEO Pete Bevacqua’s contract through December 2021. Bevacqua has served as CEO since November 2012 and his current contract was set to expire in November 2018

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STRI Honours Golf Environment Award Winners

STRI Honours Golf Environment Award Winners

Management Topics     9:52 am, March 9, 2016

Following a rigorous inspection of 27 golf clubs across the UK by STRI’s team of experts, the winners of the 2016 Awards have been announced

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Century-Old Stoke Park Heralded As ‘Best Newcomer’!

Century-Old Stoke Park Heralded As ‘Best Newcomer’!

Travel     9:52 am, March 9, 2016

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, one of just two five-AA Red Star golf clubs in England, was awarded the title of ‘best newcomer' when the World of Leading Golf announced its 2015 awards. Stoke Park joined WLG last year.

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Rose looms large over London

Rose looms large over London

Sponsorship     9:39 am, March 9, 2016

Justin Rose has helped launch a three-month campaign for BMW PGA Championship with the tournament’s Official Media Partner, Clear Channel UK

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IAGTO Costa Brava Trophy to Showcase Spain’s Golf and Gastronomy Capital

IAGTO Costa Brava Trophy to Showcase Spain’s Golf and Gastronomy Capital

Travel     9:35 am, March 9, 2016

Spain’s award-winning Costa Brava region is celebrating its ‘Year of Golf 2016’, which commemorates 50 years of golf in the region. It hosts the IAGTO Costa Brava Trophy in May

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How ‘£2 per member’ can boost junior golf

How ‘£2 per member’ can boost junior golf

Growing the Game     9:28 am, March 9, 2016

Members of Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshire have agreed to add an optional extra £2 to their membership subscriptions and raise £1,000 for the Golf Foundation

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Hunstanton Golf Club Upgrades Sprayer as Statutory NSTS Testing Introduced

Hunstanton Golf Club Upgrades Sprayer as Statutory NSTS Testing Introduced

Courses     9:25 am, March 9, 2016

The NSTS test has become a requirement for all boom sprayers this year under the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive, mandatory throughout the EU

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ANNIKA Foundation and R&A create ANNIKA Invitational Latin America

ANNIKA Foundation and R&A create ANNIKA Invitational Latin America

Growing the Game     9:20 am, March 9, 2016

The Foundation’s Global Collection of Junior Golf Tournaments Reaches Fourth Continent with Argentina Event in October

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Growing Air Accessibility for England’s Atlantic Links

Growing Air Accessibility for England’s Atlantic Links

Travel     9:15 am, March 9, 2016

The 2016 season for the Atlantic Links looks set to take off with an increasing network of connections into south west England available to golfers via the airports of Cornwall Airport Newquay, Bristol Airport and Exeter International

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Scottish charity to open up golf to wheelchair users

Scottish charity to open up golf to wheelchair users

Growing the Game     9:11 am, March 9, 2016

Inspired by the Paralympics and disabled golfers during the Ryder Cup, Paragolf Scotland will go live on 14th April at a celebrity evening at the Mearns Castle Golf Club, assisted by Alexander Sloan,

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PowaKaddy Extends Partnership with PGA for another Three Years

PowaKaddy Extends Partnership with PGA for another Three Years

Corporate     9:03 am, March 9, 2016

Market-leading electric trolley brand increases its investment to PGA Professionals

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International Golf Club London Launches Exclusive Opportunity for UK Golfers

International Golf Club London Launches Exclusive Opportunity for UK Golfers

Corporate     8:59 am, March 9, 2016

The club is open to all golfers, regardless of ability, current membership status, or location, and offers members and guests the opportunity to enter weekly competitive tournaments

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Pin Seekerz and Callaway Team up to create ‘Europe’s Ultimate Golf League’

Pin Seekerz and Callaway Team up to create ‘Europe’s Ultimate Golf League’

Corporate     2:39 pm, March 8, 2016

Golf smartphone app, Pin Seekerz, has teamed up with Callaway to put golfers’ competitiveness and skill throughout Europe to the test, whilst offering incredible prizes over the course of three months

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Females a Priority in New2Golf Campaign

Females a Priority in New2Golf Campaign

Growing the Game     2:34 pm, March 8, 2016

After a successful initiative that saw 1600 New2Golf members in 2015, with 55% of those being female, this year the focus is on those who may not have been exposed to the wider benefits of golf

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New Greenkeeping Fleet Gives Cutting Edge to La Manga Club

New Greenkeeping Fleet Gives Cutting Edge to La Manga Club

Courses     2:29 pm, March 8, 2016

Members and guests will enjoy an improved all-round playing experience from 2016 with Spain’s flagship resort having taken delivery of 20 new Toro machines

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UBS Hong Kong Open to be staged from December 8-11

UBS Hong Kong Open to be staged from December 8-11

Sponsorship     2:24 pm, March 8, 2016

Won by Englishman Justin Rose last November, the UBS Hong Kong Open will return to the Hong Kong Golf Club for the territory’s longest-running professional sporting event

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Scottish Golf Announces Departure of Chief Executive

Scottish Golf Announces Departure of Chief Executive

People     9:30 am, March 7, 2016

The Board of Scottish Golf has announced that Hamish Grey, chief executive, is leaving the organisation. This news comes just three months after Grey’s appointment to the post.

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Your Golf Travel Ltd. in multi-million pound exclusive with The Belfry

Your Golf Travel Ltd. in multi-million pound exclusive with The Belfry

Corporate     9:28 am, March 7, 2016

The agreement means that clients now wishing to book a residential leisure golf stay at The Belfry must do so either through Your Golf Travel or direct through The Belfry

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Europe’s Busiest Driving Range to Offer XXIO Custom Club Fittings

Europe’s Busiest Driving Range to Offer XXIO Custom Club Fittings

New Products     9:25 am, March 7, 2016

7-day service from PGA professionals at World of Golf in south-west London, fits No.1 club brand in Japan

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Farol Introduces TS Industrie & Eliet Chipper-Shredders

Farol Introduces TS Industrie & Eliet Chipper-Shredders

Corporate     9:16 am, March 7, 2016

PSD Groundscare, leading distributor of AS Motor, Eliet, Koppl and TS Industrie professional groundscare machinery, is now supplying central and southern England multi-depot groundscare dealer Farol Ltd

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Golfy card tees up 25% discounts on green fees in Europe

Golfy card tees up 25% discounts on green fees in Europe

Travel     9:15 am, March 7, 2016

The popular discount card is accepted at more than 150 golf courses across five countries, as well as 130 hotels in France. There is a special introductory offer for UK and Ireland customers

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BMI International London 2016 – Registration now open

BMI International London 2016 – Registration now open

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:10 am, March 7, 2016

Network with leading Club Management Professionals from all over the world at this inspirational and thought provoking conference.

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