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Should UK Golf Course Rental Values Plummet?

August 5th, 2014

This is the intriguing question posed in today’s Opinion piece by Mark Smith. A sizeable number of golf clubs are directly interested in the answer and all golf clubs in developed markets will agree with Mark’s assertion that ‘it is now much harder for golf operators to make good profits from their golf courses today.’

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

@GBNPublisher

Foremost Trading Update

Foremost Trading Update

Corporate     1:21 pm, August 8, 2014

Foremost Golf has bucked the economic trend by announcing significant sales increases in eight out of eleven key product categories during the first half of 2014

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Trump International Golf Links, Scotland has submitted a Clubhouse planning application

Trump International Golf Links, Scotland has submitted a Clubhouse planning application

Courses     1:20 pm, August 8, 2014

'Mr Trump is fully committed to protecting his investment to date and part of that is to build a clubhouse commensurate with the status of our golf course'

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Colliers’ Parks Team invites offers for Forest Hill Golf Club, Botcheston

Colliers’ Parks Team invites offers for Forest Hill Golf Club, Botcheston

Property     1:20 pm, August 8, 2014

Colliers International’s Parks team has been instructed by a private client to sell Forest Hill Golf & Conference Centre in Botcheston, Leicestershire, for offers over £2 million.

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Young Lady Design Prodigy Drives Dellanzo Design

Young Lady Design Prodigy Drives Dellanzo Design

People     1:19 pm, August 8, 2014

Beatrice Franceschi , Principal of BELAND, Pisa, Italy  joins forces with Dellanzo Design  on new growth opportunities internationally.

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Marathon Mayes’ pedal-power pushes Help for Heroes donations past £4,000

Marathon Mayes’ pedal-power pushes Help for Heroes donations past £4,000

People     1:19 pm, August 8, 2014

Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Group Limited (BGL), has helped raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes by taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride.

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More Speakers Announced for APGS in Singapore this November

More Speakers Announced for APGS in Singapore this November

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:18 pm, August 8, 2014

James Cronk, Gregg Patterson and Andy Johnston are among the speakers at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit to be staged at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel on 15 and 16 November

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Roger Meier & Valhalla Team Dialed In for PGA Championship

Roger Meier & Valhalla Team Dialed In for PGA Championship

Courses     1:17 pm, August 8, 2014

Valhalla Golf Club Superintendent Roger Meier has his course looking picture perfect for this week’s PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky

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Gullane Returns to Toro Greensmowers for Precise Finish on Greens and Tees

Gullane Returns to Toro Greensmowers for Precise Finish on Greens and Tees

Courses     1:07 pm, August 8, 2014

Gullane Golf Club has recently purchased four Toro GreensmasterTriFlex Hybrid 3420 riding machines, putting its trust back in Toro for all its greens mowing

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‘Golf Life Travel’ summer edition, has around one million subscribers

‘Golf Life Travel’ summer edition, has around one million subscribers

Media     1:06 pm, August 8, 2014

The Summer issue of Golf Life Travel, which is now being distributed to around one million targeted subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Europe and South Africa.

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Gloucestershire welcomes deaf golfers

Gloucestershire welcomes deaf golfers

Growing the Game     1:05 pm, August 8, 2014

The County Golf Partnership has established links with the Gloucester Deaf Association and has run structured five-week Get into Golf sessions at Sherdons Golf Club, near Tewkesbury

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Beefy’s boost for GDScore

Beefy’s boost for GDScore

New Products     1:05 pm, August 8, 2014

Sir Ian Botham, Arsenal star Aaron Ramsay and corporate giants Tesco and Barclays have all recently used the new GDScore live scoring system

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Callaway Announces Dividend and New $50 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Callaway Announces Dividend and New $50 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Corporate     12:29 pm, August 7, 2014

Callaway Golf Company announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company's common stock in open market or in private transactions

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Italy to showcase its diverse golfing attractions during upcoming IGTM

Italy to showcase its diverse golfing attractions during upcoming IGTM

Exhibitions & Conferences     12:29 pm, August 7, 2014

Italy will demonstrate to golf suppliers, buyers, visitors and media attending this year’s International Golf Travel Market why it is among the top 10 golf destinations

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GAME GOLF appoints Second Chance Ltd

GAME GOLF appoints Second Chance Ltd

Corporate     12:29 pm, August 7, 2014

Technology Company selects new master distributor for EMEA

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New Director of Golf Set To Enhance Experience at Thracian Cliffs

New Director of Golf Set To Enhance Experience at Thracian Cliffs

People     12:28 pm, August 7, 2014

The award-winning Thracian Cliffs Resort in Bulgaria has appointed former head of the Austrian PGA, Hansjoerg Lumpi, as its new director of golf

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‘Santa Claus’ To Play At US PGA

‘Santa Claus’ To Play At US PGA

Sponsorship     12:28 pm, August 7, 2014

After losing a unique wager to Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke is to don All Red Dunlop Outfit for opening day of The PGA

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Highland Golf Courses among European Elite

Highland Golf Courses among European Elite

Travel     12:27 pm, August 7, 2014

Three of the leading golf courses in the Scottish Highlands have been named among the 100 best places to play in Europe by a leading German golf magazine.

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