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February 17th, 2016

Congratulations to Erewash Valley Golf Club, Derbyshire; Hinckley Golf Club, Leicestershire; and Penrith Golf Club, Cumbria who have been short-listed to receive the England Golf 2016 GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF.

Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey won this award in 2015 and a short film has been made to show what they do to gain new business on a daily basis.

It’s well worth just over two minutes of your time so please click here

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Royal Visit Starts Richmond’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Royal Visit Starts Richmond’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Courses     1:14 pm, February 18, 2016

HRH Princess Alexandra took time out from her busy schedule to help The Richmond Golf Club launch its 125th anniversary celebrations

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Adamsons opens new dealer premises in Lincolnshire

Adamsons opens new dealer premises in Lincolnshire

Corporate     1:09 pm, February 18, 2016

East Yorkshire based John Deere turf dealer F G Adamson & Son has opened a new outlet in Langworth, near Lincoln after a £500,000 investment to expand its sales area in the county

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Spanish Dominance at 2016 Golfbreaks.com Fourball Championship

Spanish Dominance at 2016 Golfbreaks.com Fourball Championship

Sponsorship     1:05 pm, February 18, 2016

The Golfbreaks.com Fourball Championship culminated with another fine performance from PGA of Spain Professionals, Gerard Piris Metau and Ivo Giner after their closing 66 was enough to claim the title and the €7,500 first prize

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ClubstoHire Customers Plan More Golfing Trips

ClubstoHire Customers Plan More Golfing Trips

Travel     1:00 pm, February 18, 2016

Survey finds golfers looking to take frequent golf holidays

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IMG Extends Agreement with PGA of America

IMG Extends Agreement with PGA of America

Media     12:56 pm, February 18, 2016

The new agreement, which officially begins in 2017, extends the relationship between IMG and the PGA to 35 years, having begun in 1986

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Shortlist announced for 2016 GolfMark Club of the Year Award

Shortlist announced for 2016 GolfMark Club of the Year Award

Growing the Game     2:50 pm, February 17, 2016

Three golf clubs, each with an excellent record of growing the game, have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF

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Spieth Clubs Up With Superstroke Grips

Spieth Clubs Up With Superstroke Grips

Sponsorship     2:49 pm, February 17, 2016

World No.1 adds S-Tech club grips to woods, irons and wedges

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John Deere Gators get on track

John Deere Gators get on track

Corporate     2:49 pm, February 17, 2016

John Deere has approved the use of Camso rubber tracks on its Gator utility vehicles in Europe, following their availability in the US for several years

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New from Nike Golf

New from Nike Golf

New Products     2:29 pm, February 17, 2016

Nike Golf has introduced a range of new polo designs while the classic Nike Flyknit Chukka makes its first appearance on the golf course

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Costa Rica CC Recognized for Sustainability Commitment and Leadership

Costa Rica CC Recognized for Sustainability Commitment and Leadership

Courses     2:28 pm, February 17, 2016

Since golf’s introduction to Costa Rica in 1940 Costa Rica Country Club has been at the forefront of the game in the region

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Goodwood recruits ‘dynamic duo’ to Golf team

Goodwood recruits ‘dynamic duo’ to Golf team

People     2:27 pm, February 17, 2016

Chris McDonnell has joined as Academy Manager, assuming leadership of Goodwood’s excellent tutorial assets, while Gary Beves has become Membership Manager, ensuring those who join Golf At Goodwood receive an unrivalled golfing experience

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CaddyCell Battery Now Has USB Charging Point

CaddyCell Battery Now Has USB Charging Point

New Products     2:27 pm, February 17, 2016

Golfstream has continued the development of its best-selling CaddyCell 18 hole lithium golf trolley battery with the addition of a USB port for GPS devices, phones and other electronics

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Gorki Parks Up At World of Leading Golf

Gorki Parks Up At World of Leading Golf

Travel     2:26 pm, February 17, 2016

Golf is not just a worldwide sport; the latest recruit to the World of Leading Golf (WLG) shows that the ethos and spirit of the sport is appreciated worldwide too

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Toro Brings Back Magnificence At Mount Juliet

Toro Brings Back Magnificence At Mount Juliet

Courses     10:49 am, February 17, 2016

Mount Juliet Golf Course in Kilkenny, Ireland, has welcomed a fleet of new Toro machines in a move that’s brought magnificence back to its course, grounds and gardens

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David Leadbetter Launches Golf Performance Program

David Leadbetter Launches Golf Performance Program

New Products     10:48 am, February 17, 2016

World-renowned golf coach David Leadbetter has launched a new Leadbetter Golf Performance division with leading sports performance expert Trevor Anderson

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Colourful Machine Production Underway To Mark JCB Birthday

Colourful Machine Production Underway To Mark JCB Birthday

Corporate     10:48 am, February 17, 2016

The initial wave of 'Platinum Edition' 3CX backhoe loaders has rolled off the production lines at JCB's World Headquarters at Rocester, Staffordshire

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Growth Degree Days help Broadway GC reduce chemicals and improve course condition

Growth Degree Days help Broadway GC reduce chemicals and improve course condition

Management Topics     10:47 am, February 17, 2016

Head Greenkeeper Jamie Blake is on a two-pronged mission to switch Broadway Golf Club to a preventative maintenance regime

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Trailflex Improves Grip for Steep Golf Club Path

Trailflex Improves Grip for Steep Golf Club Path

Courses     10:47 am, February 17, 2016

Trailflex, the highly flexible porous paving system from Langford Direct Ltd., has recently been specified at Heysham Golf Club to improve safety for its members

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Andrew in Minty Condition after APAL Award

Andrew in Minty Condition after APAL Award

People     1:23 pm, February 16, 2016

Award-winning Andrew Minty has chalked up another accolade after being made a PGA Fellow Professional

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Redditch GC chooses Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD

Redditch GC chooses Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD

Courses     1:19 pm, February 16, 2016

Redditch Golf Club, whose exceptional USGA putting surfaces are universally acclaimed, has purchased a Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD deep tine aerator to deal with compaction and drainage issues on their fairways

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ASGCA Foundation debuts ‘Golf & Water: Case Studies in Water Stewardship’

ASGCA Foundation debuts ‘Golf & Water: Case Studies in Water Stewardship’

Management Topics     1:10 pm, February 16, 2016

New book details numerous examples of architects protecting world’s most vital resource. Copies are available for free download (see full article)

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Marriott Sign Daniel Brooks as Brand Ambassador

Marriott Sign Daniel Brooks as Brand Ambassador

Sponsorship     1:05 pm, February 16, 2016

Marriott Hotels Ltd has signed English European Tour professional Daniel Brooks as a Brand Ambassador

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‘Voice of Golf’ takes up Honorary Vice Presidency at Centurion Club

‘Voice of Golf’ takes up Honorary Vice Presidency at Centurion Club

Courses     12:16 pm, February 15, 2016

Renowned for his charismatic and unique style of broadcasting, Peter Alliss was one of the top golfers of his era before moving into television golf commentary

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ECCO Golf Becomes Official Footwear Supplier to the Asian Tour

ECCO Golf Becomes Official Footwear Supplier to the Asian Tour

Corporate     12:12 pm, February 15, 2016

The partnership will see ECCO Golf’s 2016 collection receive significant exposure through the Tour’s multiple media platforms

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Golfstream Adapter Is Ok For PKs

Golfstream Adapter Is Ok For PKs

New Products     12:08 pm, February 15, 2016

Golfstream - Europe's leading powered golf trolley spares and batteries supplier - has unveiled a nifty new adapter so that any make of battery can be used on the latest version PowaKaddy trolleys

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Darren Hatcher joins ICL

Darren Hatcher joins ICL

People     12:04 pm, February 15, 2016

ICL has appointed Darren Hatcher as a Technical Area Sales Manager, covering Hampshire, Surrey and London

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ClubstoHire Adds Myrtle Beach to U.S. Locations

ClubstoHire Adds Myrtle Beach to U.S. Locations

Travel     12:04 pm, February 15, 2016

Fast-growing service offers rental clubs at 27 top golfing destinations

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PRG Success Story Continues At 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

PRG Success Story Continues At 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:04 pm, February 15, 2016

Major bespoke golf accessory supplier, PRG, once again enjoyed the largest presence of any UK-based exhibitor at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show

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