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The Amazon Effect

January 10th, 2018

This breakthrough study  from Golf Datatech highlights the effect the largest online retailer in the United States is having on today’s golf equipment and apparel market; lessons to be noted world-wide, we suggest. Amazon is expected to have an ever-growing role in this business.

Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com/

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3 Days To Go – The Ryder Cup Notebook by Ross Biddiscombe

3 Days To Go – The Ryder Cup Notebook by Ross Biddiscombe

Ryder Cup Business     8:44 pm, September 25, 2018

Monday and Tuesday of Ryder Cup week are odd times to be on a golf course, writes Ross Biddiscombe. Monday is a settling in day for many people working the event and no paying spectators are allowed on the course. Tuesday is all celebrity and funny stories in the opening press conferences

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Behind The Scenes At The Ryder Cup

Behind The Scenes At The Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     8:25 pm, September 25, 2018

The Ryder Cup tees off this week, and Golf Courses and Estate Manager Alejandro Reyes, discusses the work that’s been involved in the lead up to the big event, brought to you by Jacobsen, Official Supplier to The 2018 Ryder Cup”

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7 Facts about Club Car and The Ryder Cup

7 Facts about Club Car and The Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     8:14 pm, September 25, 2018

Club Car is an Official Supplier of The Ryder Cup, providing vehicles to support logistics at the event including transport, maintenance and greenkeeping, as well as delivering the iconic Team and Captain Cars in their patriotic colours

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Ryder Cup revenues

Ryder Cup revenues

Ryder Cup Business     8:08 pm, September 25, 2018

An analysis of TV rights, sponsorship, hospitality, merchandising and ticketing incomes by Ross Biddiscombe

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French property market prepares for the Ryder Cup

French property market prepares for the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     7:36 pm, September 25, 2018

With the second ever Continental European Ryder Cup taking place in France, 25-30 September the French property market is getting ready for a “notable increase” in the interest in golf properties

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1,200 Fans Make Trip Of A Lifetime To Ryder Cup With Your Golf Travel

1,200 Fans Make Trip Of A Lifetime To Ryder Cup With Your Golf Travel

Ryder Cup Business     7:23 pm, September 25, 2018

No fewer than 1,200 golf fans will take advantage of the superb packages offered by Your Golf Travel (YGT) for the 42nd Ryder Cup to be held at the end of this month at Le Golf National in Paris

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The LEGO Group honours first ever Danish captain

The LEGO Group honours first ever Danish captain

Ryder Cup Business     7:16 pm, September 25, 2018

Ahead of the 42nd Ryder Cup this week, the LEGO Group has unveiled the largest ever replica of the famous trophy, which will be on display at host venue, Le Golf National, throughout the tournament

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Peter Millar Ryder Cup 2018 Store Open At Le Golf National, Paris

Peter Millar Ryder Cup 2018 Store Open At Le Golf National, Paris

Ryder Cup Business     7:15 pm, September 25, 2018

Get the luxury look at Le Golf National with Peter Millar Ryder Cup crested apparel & accessories

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Aberdeen Standard Investments And The Ryder Cup

Aberdeen Standard Investments And The Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     7:15 pm, September 25, 2018

There is a total of 34 commercial supporters on the European side of this year’s Ryder Cup with four official partners sitting at the top of the sponsorship pyramid: Aberdeen Standard Investments, BMW, Emirates and Rolex.

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Team USA Stars Trust G/FORE At The Ryder Cup

Team USA Stars Trust G/FORE At The Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     7:15 pm, September 25, 2018

The luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand is set to feature heavily at Le Golf National, with Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson both sporting some eye-catching customised G/FORE shoes

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5 Days To Go

5 Days To Go

Ryder Cup Business     11:32 pm, September 23, 2018

The end of a seven-year journey is in sight., writes Ross Biddiscombe

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Former European Ryder Cup Captains share their fondest Club Car moments

Former European Ryder Cup Captains share their fondest Club Car moments

Ryder Cup Business     11:32 pm, September 23, 2018

Club Car’s iconic red and blue Captains’ Cars, each bedecked with patriotic branding and embroidered seats sporting the European and American flags, have been a mainstay of The European Ryder Cups since the company became an Official Supplier in 1997

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Golf tourism benefits for Ryder Cup venues

Golf tourism benefits for Ryder Cup venues

Ryder Cup Business     11:31 pm, September 23, 2018

Golf tourism has been a huge economic benefit to host clubs, the nearby cities and their surrounding regions after every modern-day Ryder Cup since the mid-1980s, writes Ross Biddiscombe

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Ryder Cup Memorabilia Now On Sale

Ryder Cup Memorabilia Now On Sale

Ryder Cup Business     11:05 pm, September 23, 2018

In their current on-line auction, which ends on 30th September, Mullock’s have a great selection of Ryder Cup items going back to 1932

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What the bookies say about the Ryder Cup

What the bookies say about the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     11:05 pm, September 23, 2018

Most American bookmakers and several in the UK favour a second consecutive US win, some by quite a large margin, but there are still some bookies predicting that Europe will edge a victory

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Ryder Cup Gear Performs Well Under Pressure – Fact!

Ryder Cup Gear Performs Well Under Pressure – Fact!

Ryder Cup Business     10:50 pm, September 23, 2018

Team Europe jackets pass vigorous lab tests prior to play in Paris

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Analysis: The Presidents Cup Threat – Real or Not?

Analysis: The Presidents Cup Threat – Real or Not?

Ryder Cup Business     10:50 pm, September 23, 2018

GBN special correspondent Ross Biddiscombe tries to answer the question

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Foresight Sports Brings Ryder Cup Course To Life For Nationwide Promotion

Foresight Sports Brings Ryder Cup Course To Life For Nationwide Promotion

Ryder Cup Business     10:49 pm, September 23, 2018

True-to-life simulators to determine American Golf pin-seeking winner

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‘Worldclass.Golf’ Launches To A Global Audience

‘Worldclass.Golf’ Launches To A Global Audience

Media     7:03 pm, September 22, 2018

This week sees the ‘Visitor Experience’ re-imagined by the global launch of ‘worldclass.golf’ - a portfolio of the world’s finest golf courses, destinations and resorts

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Tale of two Dans as student greenkeepers claim prestigious Toro awards

Tale of two Dans as student greenkeepers claim prestigious Toro awards

People     7:03 pm, September 22, 2018

bIGGA announces that Daniel Ashelby of Wilmslow Golf Club has been proclaimed the 30th winner of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award and Danny Patten of Lee Park Golf Club, became the third winner of the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award

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Bernhard & Company bring supplementary lighting to golf courses

Bernhard & Company bring supplementary lighting to golf courses

New Products     7:02 pm, September 22, 2018

The Orn is compact and easy to move around the course to spot treat problem areas. It can be disassembled in less than 30 minutes, so it’s easy to store when not in use

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Golf World unveils its Top-100 Golf Resorts: Continental Europe 2018

Golf World unveils its Top-100 Golf Resorts: Continental Europe 2018

Media     5:27 pm, September 22, 2018

All-new ranking contains many risers, fallers and new entries

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Littlestone Throws Open Its Doors To Brand New Pro Shop

Littlestone Throws Open Its Doors To Brand New Pro Shop

Courses     5:26 pm, September 22, 2018

Littlestone Golf Club now has a brand-new Pro Shop located by the main clubhouse overlooking the championship links, regarded by many as one of England’s finest courses

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PGA One Golf Network announce partnership with Golf Tourism England

PGA One Golf Network announce partnership with Golf Tourism England

Management Topics     5:26 pm, September 22, 2018

The new partnership aims to encourage greater growth of visitor income into English golf clubs and greater involvement for PGA Professionals in the organising and promotion of golf travel

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Oxford Golf Club Earns Global Status As A Unique Course

Oxford Golf Club Earns Global Status As A Unique Course

Courses     5:26 pm, September 22, 2018

Oxford Golf Club has been awarded national recognition for being one of the oldest courses in the world. by the website "www.mostuniquecourses.com"

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Titleist Ultimate Fit Experience Returns At Sky Sports British Masters

Titleist Ultimate Fit Experience Returns At Sky Sports British Masters

Sponsorship     5:01 pm, September 22, 2018

Golfers given the chance of a lifetime to go inside the ropes and onto the range at Walton Heath courtesy of Titleist and the European Tour

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Reesink secures exclusive UK distribution rights for 1st Products

Reesink secures exclusive UK distribution rights for 1st Products

Corporate     5:01 pm, September 22, 2018

Reesink Turfcare has secured the exclusive UK distribution rights for a specialist range of tractor mounted aeration equipment from the American-based company 1st Products

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CMAE Announce 2018 Joe Perdue bursaries

CMAE Announce 2018 Joe Perdue bursaries

People     5:00 pm, September 22, 2018

The European Club Education Foundation (ECEF) which administers the bursaries, has announced the annual Joe Perdue Bursaries for the 2018/19 term

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Stressbuster + Primo Maxx: the winning formula for Rosemount

Stressbuster + Primo Maxx: the winning formula for Rosemount

Courses     5:00 pm, September 22, 2018

Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s Primo Maxx II growth regulator

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Carrossa – Where Luxury Living Meets First-Class Golf

Carrossa – Where Luxury Living Meets First-Class Golf

Travel     5:00 pm, September 22, 2018

Carrossa has unveiled a glittering array of autumn packages to suit every holiday need, as Mallorca’s newest luxury hotel celebrates a hugely successful couple of months with tailor-made stays for golfers

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  3. Former European Ryder Cup Captains share their fondest Club Car moments
  4. The Distance Insights Project Now Open To All
  5. Golf World unveils its Top-100 Golf Resorts: Continental Europe 2018
  6. Portugal’s Home Of Golf Is Raring To Go For European Tour Excitement
  7. Tony Jacklin CBE Returns To The Belfry
  8. Richard Hills – Taking Ryder Cup commercial success to a new level (Part 1)
  9. aboutGolf Partners with Le Golf National for 2018 Ryder Cup
  10. 10 Days To Go at Le Golf National

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