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September 2nd, 2016

I am obliged to John Carson, General Manager of Hunter Ranch Golf Course in California, for telling me about the QUICK.GOLF app which has just been introduced on his course. It is certainly one way in which time-poor golfers can get out and play a few holes while at the same time bringing extra revenue to the facility – a ‘win-win’ situation. See below for more details.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Lynx Golf Goes Global

Lynx Golf Goes Global

Corporate     3:10 pm, November 17, 2017

Lynx® Golf, the British, family-owned golf equipment company, has become a global golf brand following its acquisition of the Global Lynx® Trademark Portfolio from Dick’s Sporting Goods in the USA.

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Europe’s top architects to gather in Belgium

Europe’s top architects to gather in Belgium

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:55 pm, November 17, 2017

EIGCA members and partners will gather in Belgium in April 2018 for the EIGCA annual meeting. This week-long event in Bruges will include study days for students of the EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design, golf tournaments, the EIGCA annual general meeting, and a one-day conference for knowledge sharing and learning opportunities. The annual […]

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Royal Norwich GC to set East-Anglian Golfing Benchmark with MJ Abbott

Royal Norwich GC to set East-Anglian Golfing Benchmark with MJ Abbott

Courses     2:37 pm, November 17, 2017

Royal Norwich Golf Club Limited are aiming to build a benchmark for golf in East Anglia with their new £10 million courses and club house, with MJ Abbott undertaking the £4.5 million land redevelopment

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BIG MAX Launches Next Generation Aqua Bag Range

BIG MAX Launches Next Generation Aqua Bag Range

New Products     2:29 pm, November 17, 2017

Second Generation of BIG MAX Favourites, plus a Unique New Design, Complete the Aqua Range for 2018

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Faster aeration for Knighton Heath GC

Faster aeration for Knighton Heath GC

Courses     2:24 pm, November 17, 2017

Extra 40cm Wiedenmann Terra Spike width makes aeration ever faster for Knighton Heath Golf Club in Bournemouth on England’s south coast

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European Tour joins forces with Tata Communications

European Tour joins forces with Tata Communications

Media     12:50 pm, November 17, 2017

The European Tour has partnered with Tata Communications, a leading global provider of network, cloud and mobility services, to usher in a new digital era for golf

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Paul Lawrie Supports Partnership Between The Open and Aberdeen FC

Paul Lawrie Supports Partnership Between The Open and Aberdeen FC

Sponsorship     12:43 pm, November 17, 2017

The Open and Aberdeen Football Club have announced an innovative partnership ahead of The 147th Open which takes place at Carnoustie in July 2018

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Lamkin Grips Announces Exclusive Partnership with C & K Golf Ltd.

Lamkin Grips Announces Exclusive Partnership with C & K Golf Ltd.

Corporate     12:42 pm, November 17, 2017

Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is extremely excited to announce the appointment of C & K Golf Ltd as their exclusive distributor in Europe. C & K Golf Ltd. is led by Carl Large and Kip Wellstead,

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New H2 303 SS Wedge from Bettinardi

New H2 303 SS Wedge from Bettinardi

New Products     12:42 pm, November 17, 2017

The brand new H2 303 Stainless Steel wedge from Bettinardi provides players with tried and tested technology transferred from the popular putter range

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BGIA Reinforces Message: “Selling Counterfeit Goods is Illegal”

BGIA Reinforces Message: “Selling Counterfeit Goods is Illegal”

Management Topics     9:17 pm, November 16, 2017

The British Golf Industry Association asks golf professionals, retailers, golfers/consumers, and the trade to be aware that if they buy or pass on counterfeit products the law deems them to be as guilty as those who produce them

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Foremost Crowns 2017 Golf Industry Awards Winners

Foremost Crowns 2017 Golf Industry Awards Winners

People     9:11 pm, November 16, 2017

Foremost member professionals gathered at Stadium MK for the annual Foremost Conference, with the two-day educational programme highlighted by the Foremost Golf Industry Awards

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Leading Icelandic Club Fitter Switches to GCQuad

Leading Icelandic Club Fitter Switches to GCQuad

Corporate     9:07 pm, November 16, 2017

Birgir Bjornsson has become the first in his North Atlantic country to switch from a radar-based launch monitor to the revolutionary GCQuad, designed by market-leading golf technology brand Foresight Sports

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Leeds Golf Centre Begins Planning Application for £9m Expansion

Leeds Golf Centre Begins Planning Application for £9m Expansion

Courses     9:03 pm, November 16, 2017

Since its acquisition by the Parklane Group in 2011 Leeds Golf Centre has undergone significant investment that has totally transformed the standard, appearance and fortunes of the facility

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Astbury Hall Estates in administration – Update

Astbury Hall Estates in administration – Update

Property     7:37 pm, November 16, 2017

Astbury Hall Estates Limited, Astbury Estates LLP, Astbury Development Company Limited and Ken Downing Limited in administration FRP Advisory updates on trading and the sales process with substantive expressions of interest from around 50 parties,

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Dubai Delight

Dubai Delight

People     7:30 pm, November 16, 2017

Eleven UAE golf and club industry professionals recently received their Club Management Diplomas, awarded by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in its Management Development Programme’s education pathway

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Bettinardi Golf Launches Eye-Catching Putter Range

Bettinardi Golf Launches Eye-Catching Putter Range

New Products     7:22 pm, November 16, 2017

Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer that has gained market share across Europe, is introducing five new putters for the 2018 season

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PlaneSWING® Golf Launches Junior Model

PlaneSWING® Golf Launches Junior Model

New Products     7:22 pm, November 16, 2017

PlayNSWING® - the junior swing plane trainer - weighs in at 16.5kg / 36lbs and is designed for children aged 3 to 9 years (maximum height 137cm / 4ft 6in)

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Rakuten and Golfasian Strengthen Collaboration in the Golf & Travel Sectors

Rakuten and Golfasian Strengthen Collaboration in the Golf & Travel Sectors

Travel     7:22 pm, November 16, 2017

Rakuten, Inc. and Golfasian Co., Ltd. announce that the two companies have reached an agreement to strengthen existing collaborations in the golf and travel sectors

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Maiden FJ Walk of Champions Winner Crowned at The Grove

Maiden FJ Walk of Champions Winner Crowned at The Grove

Corporate     7:21 pm, November 16, 2017

The initiative, with Hole19, welcomed over 2,500 competitors and culminated with guests meeting FJ ambassador and Ryder Cup player, Andy Sullivan

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Amy Yeates is GCMA Manager of the Year

Amy Yeates is GCMA Manager of the Year

People     3:48 pm, November 15, 2017

Pyle & Kenfig and Gordon MacLeod also pick up awards at the Conference of the Golf Club Managers Association

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PGAs of Europe Congress & Team Championship Heading to Greece’s Costa Navarino

PGAs of Europe Congress & Team Championship Heading to Greece’s Costa Navarino

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:14 pm, November 15, 2017

Costa Navarino in Greece will play host to the 2017 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress and International Team Championship (ITC) for the first time as the events take place from 22-25 November

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BIGGA to become EIGCA Patron

BIGGA to become EIGCA Patron

Corporate     2:40 pm, November 15, 2017

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association is to become a European Institute of Golf Course Architects Patron

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GUARANTEE – we’ll get you 50 society leads or give you your money back

GUARANTEE – we’ll get you 50 society leads or give you your money back

Opinion     2:40 pm, November 15, 2017

If you want guaranteed results or your money back you’re reading the right article, writes Harry Boyd from Intuitive Edge Marketing

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Capital Venue to Host Future of Golf in Scotland Conference

Capital Venue to Host Future of Golf in Scotland Conference

Management Topics     1:03 pm, November 15, 2017

Scottish Golf’s first national conference will be staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on Saturday 2 December, with the governing body inviting anyone with a passion for the game to contribute to the debate on the sport’s future direction

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Feldon Valley Golf Club – A good news story

Feldon Valley Golf Club – A good news story

Courses     1:03 pm, November 15, 2017

The latest chapter of the plan to maximise the potential of Feldon Valley includes a complete remodelling of the clubhouse, the building of 29 bedrooms of lodge accommodation and the development of an ecology island

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ECCO® GOLF Breaks Traction and Stability Boundaries With TRI-FI-GRIP™

ECCO® GOLF Breaks Traction and Stability Boundaries With TRI-FI-GRIP™

New Products     1:03 pm, November 15, 2017

Flagbearers of golf hybrid footwear, ECCO GOLF, unveil the women’s ECCO BIOM® HYBRID 3 featuring the ground-breaking new TRI-FI-GRIP™ outsole

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The Scandinavian confirms a continued partnership with the EGTMA

The Scandinavian confirms a continued partnership with the EGTMA

Travel     1:02 pm, November 15, 2017

The Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf courses have recently been given a new lease of life with the appointment of David Shepherd, formerly at Monte Rei G&CC, as CEO

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MP-18 Iron Launch Helps Fuel Record First Half Sales Figures For Mizuno

MP-18 Iron Launch Helps Fuel Record First Half Sales Figures For Mizuno

Corporate     1:02 pm, November 15, 2017

Mizuno, long renowned for its industry-leading golf clubs and product innovation, has reported record sales figures for the half year (April-September 2017) across its golf operation for the EMEA region

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Celts Take The Honours At Trump Turnberry

Celts Take The Honours At Trump Turnberry

Corporate     1:02 pm, November 15, 2017

The 2017 Titleist Order of Merit grand finals, powered by HowDidiDo, were played at the four-time Open Championship venue, marking the most successful year in the tournament's decade-long history

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