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Scotland’s First Topgolf Centre

August 14th, 2019

‘GlasgowLive’ reports that South Lanarkshire Council has approved a proposal from Topgolf International to build a 72 bay golf range on three levels at Rutherglen near the M74. The complex will include a gaming area, function space, roof terrace, several restaurants and parking space for 336 cars. The new business is expected to provide 350 jobs. More information will follow soon.

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The Business of Golf Discussion: Innovation Or Stagnation Part 2

The Business of Golf Discussion: Innovation Or Stagnation Part 2

Management Topics     3:38 pm, August 23, 2019

Stuart Gillett, General Manager of Golf at Goodwood, in conversation with John Cockayne, the host of our Business of Golf Discussion Series

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Four Ways We’re Making Golf Everyone’s Game in 2019

Four Ways We’re Making Golf Everyone’s Game in 2019

Opinion     2:20 pm, August 23, 2019

Andrew Agnoli, Head of the Academy at Topgolf, explains how he shows fans of Topgolf that golf really can be ‘Everyone’s Game’, and that playing ‘proper golf’ on a course isn’t just for the select few

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Leadingcourses.com joins forces with Chronogolf

Leadingcourses.com joins forces with Chronogolf

Corporate     11:06 am, August 23, 2019

Golf clubs using online tee booking service Chronogolf now have the opportunity to open up their tee sheets to the rapidly growing community of Leadingcourses.com, tapping into more than 400,000 potential new customers each month

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PowaKaddy solidifies position as trolley market leader

PowaKaddy solidifies position as trolley market leader

Retail     10:47 am, August 23, 2019

PowaKaddy has reported strong sales performance in the first half of the year, with the brand currently enjoying a 60% share of the UK electric trolley market for combined sales across the on- and off-course channels, according to golf industry research specialists Golf Datatech

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Teesside’s transformation

Teesside’s transformation

Courses     10:10 am, August 23, 2019

In the last ten years Teesside Golf Club at Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees has undergone the biggest transformation of any club in the area, both on and off the course, which has been altered dramatically with the introduction of new tees, ponds and bunkers and the planting of more than 30,000 trees

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“Flagstick in the hole – yes or no?”

“Flagstick in the hole – yes or no?”

Media     10:00 am, August 23, 2019

New golf rules came into force at the beginning of this year. One of the changes affects putting – the flag may now be left in the hole when putting. However, this has led to controversy as to whether the flagstick is a help or a hindrance to holing the ball

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Stewart Golf announces largest ever sale

Stewart Golf announces largest ever sale

Corporate     9:00 am, August 23, 2019

British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has announced its largest ever sale, with 15% off all trolleys, bags and accessories starting today (August 23). It’s the first time ever that the British manufacturer of award-winning, hand-built electric and push trolleys has offered a blanket discount across such a wide variety of items on its website. […]

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FootJoy reports strong half-year market share figures

FootJoy reports strong half-year market share figures

Retail     8:54 am, August 23, 2019

FootJoy is continuing to dominate the golf footwear sector, with Golf Datatech figures for the first six months of the year showing the brand gaining a 49.5% market share in Europe. Offering a unique blend of comfort and spikeless performance, FootJoy’s Pro/SL remains the top-selling golf shoe with a 14.8% market share. If Pro/SL was […]

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PrideSports celebrates 1.5 billion PTS tee sales worldwide

PrideSports celebrates 1.5 billion PTS tee sales worldwide

Corporate     3:52 pm, August 22, 2019

The Pride Professional Tee System (PTS) is a proprietary system of colour-coded golf tees that allows for easy identification of tee length and appropriateness for various golf clubs. Following its introduction, the system quickly became the most successful tee range in the world and continues to lead the market

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‘Time for Change’ – Learn the secrets of the most successful club professionals

‘Time for Change’ – Learn the secrets of the most successful club professionals

Management Topics     3:50 pm, August 22, 2019

CPD Training by Peter Durham, Retail Business Consultant to The PGA and The Business Relationship Officers 17th and 18th September at PGA HQ

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‘Par For The Force’

‘Par For The Force’

Sponsorship     3:41 pm, August 22, 2019

Police Scotland announce that Solheim Cup will feature first ever all-female police command structure

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ALS Contracts takes delivery of GroundPro MT200 Flex-Verticutter

ALS Contracts takes delivery of GroundPro MT200 Flex-Verticutter

New Products     3:32 pm, August 22, 2019

The tractor-mounted scarifier was launched by GroundPro, a trading division of Wiedenmann UK. It provides a rapid response to difficulties that may occur in the vital area lying just beneath the turf surface

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Troia secures GEO sustainability certification

Troia secures GEO sustainability certification

Courses     8:48 am, August 22, 2019

Portugal’s Troia Resort has been recognised for its continued sustainability by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) after receiving the prestigious accolade of becoming GEO Certified

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Titleist Strengthens Position as best-selling ball brand

Titleist Strengthens Position as best-selling ball brand

Corporate     8:39 am, August 22, 2019

The brand’s market share value in the golf ball category has grown by over 5% year on year across the total market, with equal gains in both green grass retailers and off course outlets. This has been driven by its performance within the premium sector

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Amendoeira’s Fresh 2020 Vision For World Kids Golf

Amendoeira’s Fresh 2020 Vision For World Kids Golf

Growing the Game     8:00 am, August 22, 2019

After the success of the 11th World Kids Golf Championship held in July Amendoeira Golf Resort is already turning its attentions to 2020

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HSBC UK Funding Drives Cheshire Golf Club Renovation

HSBC UK Funding Drives Cheshire Golf Club Renovation

Corporate     4:00 pm, August 21, 2019

Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club features a 1535 sq. metre clubhouse, complete with two bars, several flexible function rooms and a halfway house on the course. With the support of HSBC UK’s funding, the business has refurbished its clubhouse to meet rising demand for conferences, society days, corporate events and bespoke weddings

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Fresh Pair Of Eyes On Toro At The Bradford Golf Club

Fresh Pair Of Eyes On Toro At The Bradford Golf Club

Courses     3:51 pm, August 21, 2019

If success is a fresh pair of eyes, then The Bradford Golf Club in West Yorkshire has well and truly succeeded since the arrival of its first Toro fleet

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Troon International Promotes Francisco De Lancastre David To Cluster General Manager

Troon International Promotes Francisco De Lancastre David To Cluster General Manager

People     3:31 pm, August 21, 2019

Francisco de Lancastre David takes on the role of Cluster General Manager of Aldar Investment’s three Abu Dhabi Golf Clubs following Troon’s latest partnership with Yas Links

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Carden Park unveils new-look golf facilities

Carden Park unveils new-look golf facilities

Corporate     2:05 pm, August 21, 2019

Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire has revealed its first golf development since announcing its three-year strategic investment programme earlier this summer. England’s Golf Hotel of the Year has unveiled a newly-refurbished pro shop plus a custom-fitting studio kitted out with TrackMan technology. The new pro shop now offers TaylorMade and Ping equipment and Green Lamb […]

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Le Golf National invests in new short game area

Le Golf National invests in new short game area

Courses     11:16 am, August 21, 2019

Not content to rest on its laurels after the success of hosting last year’s Ryder Cup, Le Golf National’s management team is continuing to invest in its facilities, building a substantial new training area for short game practice. Located between the 16th green of the Albatros course and the club’s driving range, the new short […]

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Titleist launches Tour Soft Towel Promotion

Titleist launches Tour Soft Towel Promotion

Retail     9:41 am, August 21, 2019

Titleist has launched a promotion that offers a branded golf towel for golfers who purchase a box of a dozen of its Tour Soft golf balls. Available through August, and while stocks last, Titleist is supporting its retail partners with effective in-store POS and digital marketing materials to ensure consumers are fully aware of the […]

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A Business of Golf Discussion: Innovation or Stagnation?

A Business of Golf Discussion: Innovation or Stagnation?

Opinion     9:00 am, August 21, 2019

John Cockayne, the host of our Business of Golf Discussion Series, introduces the topic: Looking for new revenue streams in golf. Innovation or Stagnation? ‘If it isn’t broken don’t fix it’ has very definite relevance in certain areas of business, especially when many product, IT or service process related changes seem, at least to an […]

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