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Season’s Greetings from Golf Business News.com

December 23rd, 2015

We should like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year Holiday.

I look forward to seeing many of you next month at BTME & GolfBIC in Harrogate and/or the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Toro Extends Agreement with European Tour Through 2018

Toro Extends Agreement with European Tour Through 2018

Corporate     8:25 am, December 23, 2015

Furthers long-standing relationship with European Tour, Senior Tour and Challenge Tour across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia

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England County Activity Creates More Players and More Members

England County Activity Creates More Players and More Members

Growing the Game     8:24 am, December 23, 2015

Over 92,000 people have tried golf and almost 7500 have joined clubs as a result of England Golf’s county activity in the six months to September 2015

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Welsh Coastal Hotel and Golf Course Hits The Market

Welsh Coastal Hotel and Golf Course Hits The Market

Property     8:24 am, December 23, 2015

Carter Jonas has been appointed to sell Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club & Hotel, in Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, which has planning consent for further development. The asking price is £950,000

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Club Car’s Visage system claims coveted prize at Middle East Golf Awards

Club Car’s Visage system claims coveted prize at Middle East Golf Awards

New Products     8:23 am, December 23, 2015

The third edition of Sport360’s MEGA awards had 16 different categories and Visage, which is incorporated as standard on Club Car’s Precedent i3 vehicle, claimed the coveted title, Best New Golfing Product of the Year

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New Partnership Will Boost Golf Education In Scotland

New Partnership Will Boost Golf Education In Scotland

Management Topics     8:23 am, December 23, 2015

The PGA and the University of the Highlands and Islands have unveiled a new partnership aimed at enhancing educational opportunities in Scotland for those eager to pursue a career in golf

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Jacobsen Eclipse 322 performs at Molle Golf Club in Swedish nature reserve

Jacobsen Eclipse 322 performs at Molle Golf Club in Swedish nature reserve

Courses     8:23 am, December 23, 2015

Being situated in the middle of a nature reserve gives added pressure to the way the course is managed, which was part of the reasoning behind the purchase of the Jacobsen Eclipse 322 diesel-electric hybrid green mower

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Yamaha Golf Cars
New LET Alumni Association to Benefit Former and Current Members

New LET Alumni Association to Benefit Former and Current Members

Sponsorship     8:22 am, December 23, 2015

The initial aim of the Association will be to enable former Ladies European Tour members to network with each other

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Fraser Dunsmore Joins Lynx Golf

Fraser Dunsmore Joins Lynx Golf

People     8:22 am, December 23, 2015

With an impressive CV spanning almost 30 years in the industry, Fraser Dunsmore will have responsibility for developing Lynx's European network of sales outlets

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2015 IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf

2015 IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf

Media     8:21 am, December 23, 2015

Shane Lowry, Leona Maguire, Paul Dunne and Claire Dowling scoop 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ awards

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John Deere rotary wins ‘Mower of the Year’ award

John Deere rotary wins ‘Mower of the Year’ award

Media     8:20 am, December 23, 2015

John Deere’s 1500 Series TerrainCut front rotary mower has won the Horticulture Week What Kit? Ride-On Mower of the Year Award 2015

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Old Thorns Is Latest Four-Star Venue To Join 59club

Old Thorns Is Latest Four-Star Venue To Join 59club

Travel     8:20 am, December 23, 2015

The four-star Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate, in Hampshire has engaged the services of 59club, Europe's leading customer service benchmarking and training provider

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Dellanzo – Valli Create New Partnership in Italy

Dellanzo – Valli Create New Partnership in Italy

Corporate     8:19 am, December 23, 2015

Pair of multi-lingual Aces to transform Italian Golf and create Pan European PR/Events Agency

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Nick Pink appointed new Chief Executive of England Golf

Nick Pink appointed new Chief Executive of England Golf

People     1:48 pm, December 22, 2015

Nick Pink, who has held senior roles with leading sports organisations, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of England Golf and will take up his post on Monday 14th March 2016

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Leading Brands sign up for The Golf Show by American Golf

Leading Brands sign up for The Golf Show by American Golf

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:48 pm, December 22, 2015

The show takes place at Event City in Manchester over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February. By signing on at American Golf’s website entry will be free of charge

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Taking the big approach to growing the game

Taking the big approach to growing the game

Growing the Game     1:47 pm, December 22, 2015

A Nottinghamshire club is hailing the success of its decision to go large in the drive to encourage more people to give golf a go

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Steven Honoured With Prestigious John Panton Award

Steven Honoured With Prestigious John Panton Award

People     1:47 pm, December 22, 2015

Jack Steven bought his first set of golf clubs from John Panton, learned life lessons from the great man and has now picked up a prestigious prize named after one of Scottish golf's legendary figures.

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Board Shake-Up at Asian Tour

Board Shake-Up at Asian Tour

Sponsorship     1:30 pm, December 22, 2015

The Board shake-up comes amid continuing debate about a proposed merger with the European Tour. There are four new Non-Player Board Members and Kyi Hla Han will act as ‘interim Tour Commissioner’

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Highland Golf Visitor Drive Pays Off for Leading Courses and Hotels

Highland Golf Visitor Drive Pays Off for Leading Courses and Hotels

Travel     11:51 am, December 21, 2015

This year has seen a record number of golfing visitors taking advantage of Play and Stay packages offered by the partnership group Highland Golf Links to boost business during the ‘shoulder’ months of April, October and November

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Lawrie Receives PGA Recognition Award

Lawrie Receives PGA Recognition Award

People     11:47 am, December 21, 2015

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie OBE is the 2015 recipient of the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to golf

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Daniel Gavins joins ISM

Daniel Gavins joins ISM

Sponsorship     11:43 am, December 21, 2015

ISM guides the careers of leading figures in the world of sport, including Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, former world number one Lee Westwood and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen

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Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls 

Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls 

Growing the Game     11:39 am, December 21, 2015

The ambitious campaign will first see Cheshire’s Sandiway Golf Club take the sport out into local schools and junior girls' social groups

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World of Leading Golf Spreads Wings to The Canaries

World of Leading Golf Spreads Wings to The Canaries

Travel     11:35 am, December 21, 2015

Golf Costa Adeje, in southern Tenerife, dates from 1998 and has previously hosted the Tenerife Ladies Open on three occasions. It is the first club in the Canary Islands to be accepted into WLG

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