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Stop Press News: FT reports Gleneagles Sale

July 1st, 2015

The Financial Times reports that the drinks company Diageo has sold The Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort to the hotel developer Ennismore for a so-far undisclosed sum. Diageo had owned the property since 1984 but did not regard it as part of its core business.

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Diageo Sells Gleneagles Hotel

Diageo Sells Gleneagles Hotel

Property     4:17 pm, July 3, 2015

Leading drinks company Diageo has sold The Gleneagles Hotel to the private-equity hotel developer Ennismore for a so-far undisclosed sum

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It’s Greenwich Tee Time

It’s Greenwich Tee Time

Courses     3:24 pm, July 3, 2015

Today marks the opening of the new state-of- the-art 60 bay golf driving range on the Greenwich Peninsula close to London’s O2 and just across the River Thames from Canary Wharf

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UK National Golf Month Report

UK National Golf Month Report

Growing the Game     2:00 pm, July 3, 2015

Many thanks for your support of National Golf Month May 2015, without the involvement of so many of you the event could not have happened, writes Doug Poole, National Golf Month Director

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Heat is on for water management

Heat is on for water management

Opinion     2:00 pm, July 3, 2015

Syngenta Business Manager, Daniel Lightfoot, says cool season grasses suffer when temperatures exceed 28°C, which has been experienced repeatedly on greens surfaces for the second two weeks of June - and more forecast for July

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Human Capital – The Club Industry’s Growth Engine

Human Capital – The Club Industry’s Growth Engine

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:00 pm, July 3, 2015

James Cronk, the founder and president of the Cronk Group, will be speaking on this topic at the 2015 Asia Pacific Golf Summit to be held in Singapore on 14 – 15 October

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SkyPro named ‘Most-Wanted’ Swing Analyser

SkyPro named ‘Most-Wanted’ Swing Analyser

Corporate     1:59 pm, July 3, 2015

SkyPro beat six other swing training devices in USA group test with all testers putting SkyPro top of their list

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WPGA International Challenge Returns to Stoke by Nayland

WPGA International Challenge Returns to Stoke by Nayland

Sponsorship     1:59 pm, July 3, 2015

Stoke by Nayland will again take centre stage when it hosts the WPGA International Challenge for a third successive year

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New golfing ‘bible’ guides visitors along Scotland’s Golf Coast

New golfing ‘bible’ guides visitors along Scotland’s Golf Coast

Travel     1:57 pm, July 3, 2015

Visitors to Scotland’s Golf Coast now have a glossy Golf Guide, offering a concise guide to the fabulous courses, accommodation and attractions in the East Lothian area

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Golf Linx Live 2015 ‘set for a winning tee off’

Golf Linx Live 2015 ‘set for a winning tee off’

News     1:57 pm, July 3, 2015

Golf Linx Live is a show that aims to engage with every member of the family who has a passion for golf

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New Partnership Launches ‘Hilton HowDidiDo Golfer Of The Month’

New Partnership Launches ‘Hilton HowDidiDo Golfer Of The Month’

Travel     1:56 pm, July 3, 2015

‘Hilton HowDidiDo Golfer of the Month' offers amateur golfers the chance to win exclusive prizes including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Dubai and a place in the Hilton Invitational

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John Letters Ambassador Wilkinson equals course record on way to maiden win

John Letters Ambassador Wilkinson equals course record on way to maiden win

Sponsorship     1:56 pm, July 3, 2015

James Wilkinson secured his first victory on the PGA Europro Tour in the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters, at Montrose Links

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Specialist Groundscare Training Business Launched

Specialist Groundscare Training Business Launched

Management Topics     1:55 pm, July 3, 2015

Ian Mitchell, the former Operator Training Specialist with Ransomes Jacobsen, has formed High Five Training, a new training business providing support for the groundscare industry

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4SPORTS & Entertainment Inc. Acquires the Professional Advisory Group

4SPORTS & Entertainment Inc. Acquires the Professional Advisory Group

People     1:55 pm, July 3, 2015

This acquisition in the North American market will complement 4SPORTS’s strong golf client division and golf event management team in Europe

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VPAR and UK FootGolf in New Partnership

VPAR and UK FootGolf in New Partnership

Corporate     1:54 pm, July 3, 2015

VPAR will be the official scoring partner for UK FootGolf over the next 2 years, including the 2015 UK FootGolf Open at the East of England HQ in Cambridge

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Despite Water Restrictions California’s Saddle Creek Golf Resort Is Thriving

Despite Water Restrictions California’s Saddle Creek Golf Resort Is Thriving

Courses     11:17 am, July 2, 2015

Creative Course Maintenance Practices Embrace New ‘Brown is Beautiful’ Mantra Giving Glimpse into Game’s Future

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Enhancements added to Global Golf Guide & Logbook

Enhancements added to Global Golf Guide & Logbook

New Products     11:17 am, July 2, 2015

Artigo Solutions has added new features to the app that lets golfers document the rounds they've played and helps them choose courses for future rounds

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Chorus of Approval for Schmidt-Curley Design’s Plantation Course

Chorus of Approval for Schmidt-Curley Design’s Plantation Course

Courses     11:16 am, July 2, 2015

Sculpted by Schmidt-Curley Design, and opened in April 2008, the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club has frequently been ranked among the leading courses in Thailand

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Spain Provides Newest Members for World of Leading Golf

Spain Provides Newest Members for World of Leading Golf

Travel     11:16 am, July 2, 2015

World of Leading Golf, an organisation representing many renowned golf clubs and resorts, has welcomed its first two members from mainland Spain: Real Club de Golf Las Brisas and Club de Golf Aloha

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Nike Golf adds Jordan Smith to athlete roster

Nike Golf adds Jordan Smith to athlete roster

Sponsorship     11:15 am, July 2, 2015

Nike Golf has further added to its stable of athletes by announcing the signing of former Walker Cup player Jordan Smith

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