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Selected Top July Stories

August 7th, 2015

You will be familiar with the list of last-week’s ten most read stories that appears at the foot of each edition of the GBN Newsletter sponsored by Club Car. Please note that on our Home Page you will find a tab that takes you to the list of last month’s ten most read stories. Here is my selection of those July stories that you should not miss:

Wirral Council in Partnership with Jack Nicklaus

Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of Burhill Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

Wentworth Club announces new Chief Executive

HSBC Offers Free Golf to Thousands to Celebrate The Open “Coming Home”  (Don’t miss the video!)

Lee Westwood: My view on what the game of golf needs to do  (Not that I agree with all Lee’s suggestions……)

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BGL Golf Teams Up With Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

BGL Golf Teams Up With Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

Management Topics     11:10 am, August 6, 2015

The operator of 22 golf courses throughout the UK is to collaborate with Open Air Laboratories in its continued commitment to be the industry-leading owner of environmentally sustainable golf operations

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England Golf Trust launched to support young players

England Golf Trust launched to support young players

Growing the Game     11:07 am, August 6, 2015

A new charitable trust, supported by England Golf, will provide grants and bursaries for boys and girls who need financial help to play the game

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Great Big Bertha: ‘Return of a Game Changer’

Great Big Bertha: ‘Return of a Game Changer’

New Products     11:04 am, August 6, 2015

The iconic Callaway driver is back with the Company saying that it features ‘our fastest face and most efficient head design ever for easy, long and straight drives’

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Well known industry figure appointed Campey product specialist

Well known industry figure appointed Campey product specialist

People     11:00 am, August 6, 2015

Campey Turf Care Systems appoint Ben Taylor as a Product Specialist covering the South East region of the UK as well as supporting their dealer network in the Benelux region

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Everris Comes to the Rescue for Moortown Golf Club

Everris Comes to the Rescue for Moortown Golf Club

Courses     10:57 am, August 6, 2015

Founded in 1909 and well known as being the host of the first ever Ryder Cup match on British soil, Moortown is regarded as a great, historic golf course

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Jacobsen Mowers Maintaining The Rio Olympic Golf Course

Jacobsen Mowers Maintaining The Rio Olympic Golf Course

Courses     11:43 am, August 5, 2015

Jacobsen mowing equipment, built at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Ipswich, UK and Charlotte, USA are maintaining the Rio Olympic Golf Course as golf returns to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence

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New Golfingindex Gives Clubs Unprecedented Access to ‘Unattached’ Golfers

New Golfingindex Gives Clubs Unprecedented Access to ‘Unattached’ Golfers

Corporate     11:43 am, August 5, 2015

A Europe-wide roll-out of an on-line system which will revolutionise the way golfers without a club affiliation experience their golf, is set to provide a much-needed boost to clubs increasingly reliant on visitor green-fees

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SMS INC. Reveals Positive Q2 Golfing Numbers

SMS INC. Reveals Positive Q2 Golfing Numbers

Management Topics     11:32 am, August 5, 2015

The average number of rounds played has increased by 3.5% in this quarter when compared to last year and the half yearly total of rounds played is up 6.7% compared to in 2014

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Yamaha Golf Cars
Le Golf National’s journey continues as Ryder Cup Host Venue prepares for 2018

Le Golf National’s journey continues as Ryder Cup Host Venue prepares for 2018

Courses     11:31 am, August 5, 2015

During the next few months L’Abatros Course will undergo a programme of renovation, including the installation of a new irrigation system along with improvements to drainage, bunkers and the lake edging

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BGL continue to add value to their facilities with Power Tee

BGL continue to add value to their facilities with Power Tee

Courses     11:30 am, August 5, 2015

BGL (Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd) have continued to succeed where some others fail, through the toughest of economic climates

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Cross Sportswear Is Back With A Bang In Golf

Cross Sportswear Is Back With A Bang In Golf

Corporate     11:29 am, August 5, 2015

The Swedish pioneer of high performance stretch, breathable and waterproof fabrics, is back with a stunning new golf collection for 2016

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Open Solutions fully integrated system puts Craigie Hill GC back in control

Open Solutions fully integrated system puts Craigie Hill GC back in control

Courses     11:28 am, August 5, 2015

Working closely with BeckfordBeck and HandicapMaster, the Open Solutions team makes sure that another golf club is fully satisfied it has the best software and support for all its operational needs

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SkyPro adds ‘game-changing’ Attack Angle Upgrade

SkyPro adds ‘game-changing’ Attack Angle Upgrade

New Products     11:28 am, August 5, 2015

SkyCaddie’s award-winning SkyPro golf swing training device has added a new Attack Angle feature in a July 2015 upgrade

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Collectors Bid Online at Rare Golf Auction

Collectors Bid Online at Rare Golf Auction

Salesroom & Memorabilia     11:27 am, August 5, 2015

On the eve of The Open Championship, Invaluable, the online auction marketplace, teamed up with Lyon & Turnbull to host a rare golf auction at The Eden Club at Pittormie Castle

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Clear Channel becomes Official Media Partner of the British Masters

Clear Channel becomes Official Media Partner of the British Masters

Sponsorship     11:27 am, August 5, 2015

Through its digital platform, Storm, Clear Channel will help deliver visibility and brand awareness of the £3m tournament through its extensive network of advertising sites

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Herb Kohler to receive Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA

Herb Kohler to receive Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA

People     11:27 am, August 5, 2015

Kohler will receive the award Feb. 9 at the Opening Session of the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The Opening Session will again be presented in partnership with Syngenta

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Oceânico Group Announces New Management Structure

Oceânico Group Announces New Management Structure

People     11:16 am, August 4, 2015

The leading Algarve-based resort and golf owner-operator has today announced several changes in the personnel who make up its management structure

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Golf Business News interviews Anthony Douglas, founder and CEO, Hole19

Golf Business News interviews Anthony Douglas, founder and CEO, Hole19

Interviews     11:16 am, August 4, 2015

Hole19 launched on the Apple Watch in April. Anthony believes that using Hole19 gives golfers ‘a premium experience’ which will help golf to attract younger generations

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Six Rookies Set to Represent Foremost at 2015 Ashworth Cup

Six Rookies Set to Represent Foremost at 2015 Ashworth Cup

People     11:15 am, August 4, 2015

Foremost has announced the finalised line-up for its Ashworth Cup team which this year features six rookies

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Hoey finds form ahead of this week’s NI Open

Hoey finds form ahead of this week’s NI Open

Sponsorship     11:15 am, August 4, 2015

Tournament Ambassador Michael Hoey showed some of his best form of the season after a run to the quarter-finals in last week’s Paul Lawrie Match play event in Scotland

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Troon Announces Alliance with Sunridge Canyon Golf Club

Troon Announces Alliance with Sunridge Canyon Golf Club

Courses     11:14 am, August 4, 2015

Troon® is pleased to partner with SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, set in the dramatic surroundings of Fountain Hills, Ariz.

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County Durham club hits the mark with national golf award

County Durham club hits the mark with national golf award

Growing the Game     11:14 am, August 4, 2015

Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club in Durham, which is backing the drive to grow the game, has just received the GolfMark award

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Mizuno Unveils Two New MP-Series Forged Irons

Mizuno Unveils Two New MP-Series Forged Irons

New Products     11:13 am, August 4, 2015

New MP-5 and MP-25 Irons take #Nothingfeelslikeamizuno to another level

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Keith Pelley Begins Tenure as Chief Executive of The European Tour

Keith Pelley Begins Tenure as Chief Executive of The European Tour

People     12:48 pm, August 3, 2015

A new era in golf unfolds today – Monday 3rd August – when Keith Pelley officially begins his tenure as Chief Executive of The European Tour

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‘Coaching Masterminds’ Brought Together for 2015 Coaches Circle

‘Coaching Masterminds’ Brought Together for 2015 Coaches Circle

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:47 pm, August 3, 2015

21 countries were represented at the event which took place at Pravets Golf & Spa Resort, Bulgaria, brought together under the umbrella theme of youth golf

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Hilton named Official Partner for the British Masters

Hilton named Official Partner for the British Masters

Sponsorship     12:47 pm, August 3, 2015

Hilton has extended its association with The European Tour by becoming an Official Partner of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which takes place at Woburn Golf Club from 8-11 October

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Tony Jacklin Ryder Cup Collection

Tony Jacklin Ryder Cup Collection

Salesroom & Memorabilia     12:46 pm, August 3, 2015

The Tony Jacklin Ryder Cup Collection is a series of oil painted portraits by the world renowned golf portrait artist, Joe Austen.

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International visitor numbers rise at PGA Catalunya Resort

International visitor numbers rise at PGA Catalunya Resort

Travel     12:46 pm, August 3, 2015

The award-winning PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain’s official candidate host venue for The 2022 Ryder Cup, has announced a 15% rise in international visitors for the first half of 2015

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PowerBug Enjoys Highly Successful Senior Open Championship

PowerBug Enjoys Highly Successful Senior Open Championship

Corporate     12:45 pm, August 3, 2015

Golf trolley manufacturers PowerBug took full advantage of the opportunity to present its range of products to a wide audience of golfers during the Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Marriott Golf Announces Global Expansion
  2. NBC Sports Group Acquires Revolution Golf
  3. PGA confirms support for Parliamentary Golf Group
  4. Montrose Rewrites History with Landmark Name Change
  5. SGD Redesigned Royal Bled Opened by HRH Princess Jelisaveta Karadordevic
  6. GCMA 2017 Conference at Mercedes–Benz World: Full Programme Announced
  7. Golf Industry Gathers in Las Vegas for PGA Fashion & Demo Experience
  8. Skechers™ becomes Foremost Approved and Elite Marketing Programme Supplier
  9. SMS INC. Reveal Q2 Golfing Numbers
  10. Golf Festival set to inspire hundreds of new players

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