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March 24th, 2016

For most of our readers this weekend’s advancing of the clocks by one hour means the end of winter and the beginning of summer time. The Masters, which for many marks the beginning of a new golfing season, is only a few days away.

Efforts to grow the game feature prominently in our pages. To make sure that you are aware of the latest initiatives from around the world see our special news department HERE.

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Join National Golf Month 2016 and win unique Ping experience and clubs

Join National Golf Month 2016 and win unique Ping experience and clubs

Growing the Game     11:56 am, March 24, 2016

Signup today to be entered into the Ping Prize Draw

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Club Car ‘Walk to Ride’ campaign set to help PGA Professionals drive profit

Club Car ‘Walk to Ride’ campaign set to help PGA Professionals drive profit

Corporate     11:52 am, March 24, 2016

The scheme offers PGA professionals in the UK and Ireland an opportunity to lease or rent small fleets of Club Car vehicles from £18.60 a week*, while also benefiting from a four-year limited liability warranty

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Clubs make it their business to raise their game

Clubs make it their business to raise their game

Management Topics     11:48 am, March 24, 2016

Let’s Raise Our Game, the England Golf training and education programme for clubs, has launched with a hugely successful series of Business Growth Forums

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Second ‘Leading Edge Series’ Event Hosted By Emirates Golf Club

Second ‘Leading Edge Series’ Event Hosted By Emirates Golf Club

Management Topics     11:44 am, March 24, 2016

Hosted by the team at Emirates, in conjunction with GEO and supported by Jacobsen, the Desert Series was an opportunity for senior management at golf clubs across the Middle East to network and learn from each other and respected experts from within the golf industry

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Golf in Kent Drives into the Golfing Spotlight Once Again

Golf in Kent Drives into the Golfing Spotlight Once Again

Travel     11:38 am, March 24, 2016

Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich has been chosen as a Final Open Qualifying venue from 2018 until 2021 and the London Golf Club is to play host to The Brabazon Trophy this June

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Stableford Proving Popular: reports of Golf’s demise greatly exaggerated

Stableford Proving Popular: reports of Golf’s demise greatly exaggerated

Growing the Game     11:35 am, March 24, 2016

While there may be a downturn in the number of members at UK&I golf clubs, golfing community HowDidiDo reports that the number of competitive rounds is on the increase

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Seminar on Seashore Paspalum draws nearly 100 in the Gulf Region

Seminar on Seashore Paspalum draws nearly 100 in the Gulf Region

Management Topics     11:31 am, March 24, 2016

Golf course superintendents and sports field managers from across the Gulf Region gathered in Dubai last week to learn more about the sustainable qualities and management practices of seashore paspalum

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PRCO Appointed by Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort

PRCO Appointed by Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort

Travel     11:28 am, March 24, 2016

PRCO announces appointment as UK Public Relations representatives for Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, a luxury all-inclusive resort in the popular southern Turkish region of Antalya

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Leading course designers in trans-Atlantic Partnership

Leading course designers in trans-Atlantic Partnership

Corporate     11:24 am, March 24, 2016

DeVries Designs, based in Michigan, and Infinite Variety Golf Design, based in The Netherlands, will create new golf course design projects and restore classic courses throughout the UK, Europe, and North America

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ICL a ‘Big Success’ at two Championship Golf Courses

ICL a ‘Big Success’ at two Championship Golf Courses

Courses     11:21 am, March 24, 2016

The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, has reported successful results from regular applications of a range of ICL products to its two championship golf courses

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St John Scotland Continue Club Defib Support

St John Scotland Continue Club Defib Support

Management Topics     11:16 am, March 24, 2016

For a couple of hours on Tuesday afternoon West Lothian Golf Club near Linlithgow was perhaps the safest place in Scotland to be for anyone in danger of suffering a cardiac arrest

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FootJoy Launches New StaSof® Glove

FootJoy Launches New StaSof® Glove

New Products     11:12 am, March 24, 2016

FootJoy introduces the latest iteration of its iconic FJ StaSof® glove, the world’s #1 Cabretta glove for over 35 years

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BIG MAX Launches Foremost Exclusive Line

BIG MAX Launches Foremost Exclusive Line

Corporate     11:07 am, March 24, 2016

BIG MAX collaborates with Foremost to offer exclusive push trolley, bags and travel cover

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Scotland’s Golf Coast New website ‘plans it all for you’

Scotland’s Golf Coast New website ‘plans it all for you’

Travel     11:03 am, March 24, 2016

The new website features 22 must-play golf courses and an array of accommodation providers stretching along 30 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches and rolling countryside, just a half-hour drive East of Edinburgh

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Toro Incorporates Key Upgrades to Groundsmaster® 5900/5910

Toro Incorporates Key Upgrades to Groundsmaster® 5900/5910

New Products     6:44 am, March 23, 2016

Tier 4 Final large-area mower maximizes productivity

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One Direction’s Niall Horan returning to Wentworth

One Direction’s Niall Horan returning to Wentworth

People     6:43 am, March 23, 2016

One Direction’s Niall Horan will return to the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth Club in May and will team up with 2013 US Open Champion Justin Rose

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Golf’s Global Ambassdor, Gary Player, Visits Vietnam

Golf’s Global Ambassdor, Gary Player, Visits Vietnam

People     6:42 am, March 23, 2016

Global golf icon Gary Player continues to stake his claim as the ‘World's Most Travelled Athlete’ ™ after a visit to Vietnam, which he believes will become a major player in the emerging golf market of Asia

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Laura Davies Foundation Sets Sights on LET Event in UK

Laura Davies Foundation Sets Sights on LET Event in UK

Sponsorship     6:42 am, March 23, 2016

Dame Laura Davies, the most successful golfer in the history of the Ladies European Tour, has her sights set on supporting women’s golf in the UK through the Laura Davies Foundation - set up in July 2015 to raise money for causes in the UK and worldwide

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STRI Appoints Simon Barnaby

STRI Appoints Simon Barnaby

People     6:41 am, March 23, 2016

STRI is delighted to announce that Simon Barnaby has been appointed as Senior Agronomist to support extensive business growth and development across the southern half of the UK

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UK Golfers Spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014

UK Golfers Spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014

Management Topics     9:15 am, March 22, 2016

According to an independent report UK golfers spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014, accounting for 14% of all consumer spending on sport, and golf paid £990 million in taxes to the government

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Cambridgeshire Club Renews Lease Agreement with Toro

Cambridgeshire Club Renews Lease Agreement with Toro

Courses     9:14 am, March 22, 2016

Freeing Up Capital for Further Site Investment

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Birchwood Park Golf Centre has major £5,000,000 Development Plans

Birchwood Park Golf Centre has major £5,000,000 Development Plans

Courses     9:14 am, March 22, 2016

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd announces a £5m investment to develop the newly branded Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, currently Birchwood Park Golf Centre

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Night Golf at Gleneagles

Night Golf at Gleneagles

Courses     9:13 am, March 22, 2016

Gleneagles is hosting their first ever Night Golf event this Thursday, where players can enjoy a fun-filled evening on the PGA National Academy course

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In Pursuit Of A Better Roll

In Pursuit Of A Better Roll

New Products     9:13 am, March 22, 2016

Over a decade of research and insight from some of the world’s greatest golfers, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, prompted Nike engineers to embark on a new putter design that minimizes distractions

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Easter Family Fun at Golf Clubs Across Wales

Easter Family Fun at Golf Clubs Across Wales

Growing the Game     9:12 am, March 22, 2016

Golf Development Wales’ Annual New2Golf Scheme - Family focus this Easter

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Solheim Cup shines at Scottish Golf Show

Solheim Cup shines at Scottish Golf Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:12 am, March 22, 2016

The Solheim Cup trophy has made its first public appearance in Scotland since the country was awarded the right to host the world’s biggest women’s golf event at Gleneagles in 2019

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Achim Reinmuth first to qualify for EIGCA‘s Sustainability Register

Achim Reinmuth first to qualify for EIGCA‘s Sustainability Register

People     9:11 am, March 22, 2016

Achim Reinmuth is a golf course architect with Städler Golf Courses. His case study involved the University Golfclub Paderborn - Haxterhöhe Links, an 18 hole course he designed in central Germany and which opened in 2011

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Dublin delight!

Dublin delight!

Management Topics     9:10 am, March 22, 2016

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success for its hosts the Irish Golf and Club Managers Association

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Foremost Helps Maximise Members’ Revenue with Spring Workshops

Foremost Helps Maximise Members’ Revenue with Spring Workshops

Corporate     9:10 am, March 22, 2016

Foremost’s Spring Workshops were an overwhelming success once again this year, with just under 300 members attending sessions at Foremost member venues across the UK

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Wentworth Club Announces Membership Option Update

Wentworth Club Announces Membership Option Update

Courses     11:43 am, March 21, 2016

New non-debenture membership categories available and Wentworth Estate residents will also benefit

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Scottish Open Golfers Face New Challenges at Castle Stuart

Scottish Open Golfers Face New Challenges at Castle Stuart

Courses     11:37 am, March 21, 2016

The course management team at Castle Stuart Golf Links are going to great lengths – and sometimes depths – to put some changes in place for the 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

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Toro Introduces All-New Workman® GTX Utility Vehicle Line

Toro Introduces All-New Workman® GTX Utility Vehicle Line

New Products     11:37 am, March 21, 2016

Simply Superior Workman GTX combines comfort, control and versatility

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Pop-up Golf comes to Primary Schools…

Pop-up Golf comes to Primary Schools…

Growing the Game     11:36 am, March 21, 2016

Children in Horsham West Sussex are being given the opportunity to play golf on a pop-up golf course thanks to Mike Yorke, a PGA qualified golf coach and the Founder of MY Golf Academy

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Fairmont St Andrews Set to Welcome Europe’s Longest Hitters

Fairmont St Andrews Set to Welcome Europe’s Longest Hitters

Sponsorship     11:35 am, March 21, 2016

Fairmont St Andrews has been confirmed as the venue for the maiden event of the 2016 Long Drivers European Tour season, THE SCOTLAND LDET Championship

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Rigby Taylor Launches Germin-8 – A New and Unique Grass Seed Treatment

Rigby Taylor Launches Germin-8 – A New and Unique Grass Seed Treatment

New Products     11:33 am, March 21, 2016

Germin-8 will be applied to all the Rigby Taylor R seed mixtures which include a host that are specific to golf courses

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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum unveils “Major Moments” Exhibition

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum unveils “Major Moments” Exhibition

Salesroom & Memorabilia     11:33 am, March 21, 2016

New, interactive exhibition at St. Augustine, highlights the four men's Major Championships

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Kreafle Primed for AGIF Business Management Institute Course

Kreafle Primed for AGIF Business Management Institute Course

Management Topics     11:32 am, March 21, 2016

Club Managers Association of America member Jeffrey Kreafle, General Manager at Congressional Country Club, will deliver ‘the write stuff’ to attendees at next month’s Business Management Institute course in Singapore

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Daniel Berger Named Brand Ambassador for TaylorMade’s myRoundPro

Daniel Berger Named Brand Ambassador for TaylorMade’s myRoundPro

Sponsorship     11:32 am, March 21, 2016

TaylorMade Golf’s partnership with Microsoft and its Microsoft Band provides golfers of any skill level with extraordinary shot tracking and analysis capabilities

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QHotels Announces £2.2m Wi-Fi Upgrade

QHotels Announces £2.2m Wi-Fi Upgrade

Travel     11:31 am, March 21, 2016

The UK’s largest golf resort operator will increase the dedicated bandwidth capacity for conferences and events across its 26 hotels, which include 10 golf resorts

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