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December 31st, 2014

The listing below contains the Top Fifty out of the more than 2,000 news items that we have published in 2014 and as such provides an invaluable reference to the topics which have been the talking points of the last twelve months.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Our first Newsletter of 2015 will appear on Friday 2nd January.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

@GBNPublisher

1        Golf travel company tees up growth with £2m Bond issue

Published 11th June

2        Golfbuddy GPS Unveils Two World Exclusive Products at 2014 PGA Show

Published 31st January

3        JCB Unveil Plans For Golf Project

Published 10th January

4        American Golf in New TV Advertising Campaign

Published 27th February

5        The first links style golf course in the Baltics nears completion

Published 11th November

6.      Velaa Private Island Opens World’s Most Exclusive Golf Academy

Published 7th February

7.      Grassing of the Olympic Golf Course in Rio is well underway

Published 19th August

8.     Reversing the Trend Towards Nomadic Golfers

Published 5th December

 9        Lewis Steps Down At Crown Golf

Published 1st April

 10      St Andrews Major Golf Club Near Cardiff – For Sale

Published 28th March

11      Powakaddy Launches Campaign With All-New Electric Trolley Range

Published 7th March

12      Hounslow Heath Golf Course, West London – For Sale / To Let

Published 7th February

13      Dellanzo Group of Switzerland Expands Into UK

Published 25th July

14      The Renaissance Club announces “One Time Experience”

Published 15th April

15      Direct Golf Establishes Major New Partnership with Tesco

Published 1st July

16      2013 Golf Participation Figures Announced

Published 11th April

17      SkyCaddie Responds To R&A Decision

Published 11th February

18      Iain Macpherson 1965 – 2014

Published 20th June

19,     Direct Golf and Sports Direct Create Specialist Golf Collaboration Superpower

Published 25th July

20      Nairn Looks to Cromarty to Drive Future Success

Published 11th January

21      Interview with Andrew Stanley CEO, Golfbreaks.com

Published 4th April

22      Should UK Golf Course Rental Values Plummet?

Published 5th August

23      The Astbury’s latest ambassador set to cause a Stir-k

Published 1st December

24      Team Changes at The Wisley

Published 4th September

25      Global Golf Advisors Launches Institute for Best Practice 

Published 10th October

26      Young Lady Design Prodigy Drives Dellanzo Design

Published 8th August

27      Four Scottish Clubs Win Ryder Cup ‘Ultimate Venue’ Status

Published 23rd September

28      Wentworth Sale Confirmed

Published 16th September

29      QHotels Acquires six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges

Published 21st November

30      Opening in April: Maverston Golf Club in Scottish Highlands

Published 25th February

31      Top international courses register on All Square, the global platform for golfers

Published 29th April

32      Golf Course Development Ltd – a new company with an impeccable pedigree

Published 20th June

33      Keith Pickard Appointed De Vere Group Director of Golf

Published 22nd April

34      ‘Growing Golf in the UK’ – free summary report published

Published 4th April

35      ‘Women & Golf’ magazine publish groundbreaking research on female participation

Published 28th February

36      Sunningdale Appoints Courses & Estates Manager

Published 22nd September

37      Clitheroe’s McEvoy named new TGI Golf chairman

Published 14th October

38      Direct Golf strengthen Senior Management Team

Published 4th November

39      New Golf Resort planned near Edinburgh

Published 9th September

40      Foresight Technology Dominates Again At PGA Show

Published 5th September

41      GBN.com interviews Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association

Published 15th August

42      Club Inc. assist The Wisley Club in appointing new Director of Greenkeeping

Published 2nd February

43      Harleyford Golf Club Rescued from Administration

Published 17th July

44      New Director of Golf Set To Enhance Experience at Thracian Cliffs

Published 7th August

45      PGA Pros “Vital To Clubs” Says Welsh Chief

Published 9th December

46      Foremost Members Queue Up to Join Elite Marketing Programme

Published 5th May

47      West London’s new golf course opens in June 2014

Published 25th March

48      Syngenta’s New Report Shows How To Grow Women’s Golf

Published 19th December

49      Successful golf clubs reveal their strategies

Published 9th January

50      The Case for 9-Hole Golf Courses

Published 28th February

ISEKI UK confirmed as lead sponsor of GolfBIC

ISEKI UK confirmed as lead sponsor of GolfBIC

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:59 pm, January 15, 2018

ISEKI UK has been announced as title sponsor of GolfBIC, the Golf Business & Industry Convention

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A Club Reborn – a new history of Royal Mid-Surrey

A Club Reborn – a new history of Royal Mid-Surrey

Courses     11:58 pm, January 15, 2018

Book relates dramatic transformation since infamous clubhouse fire

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Chateau des Vigiers appoints Magic Hour Media

Chateau des Vigiers appoints Magic Hour Media

Travel     11:58 pm, January 15, 2018

One of Europe’s Top 100 golf resorts, Chateau des Vigiers Hotel, Golf and Country Club in south west France, has appointed Magic Hour Media to handle its golf marketing and press relations in 2018

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Sky Sports to show the Masters Tournament in action-packed 2018

Sky Sports to show the Masters Tournament in action-packed 2018

Media     11:58 pm, January 15, 2018

Sky Sports will broadcast the Masters Tournament live in April after extending its long-term partnership with Augusta. Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch all of the Masters for just £10.99 with a NOW TV Sky Sports Week pass

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Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society to host 2018 Faldo Series Scottish Qualifier

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society to host 2018 Faldo Series Scottish Qualifier

Growing the Game     11:52 pm, January 15, 2018

The 2018 Faldo Series Scotland Championship will be hosted in Edinburgh for the first time at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, the world’s fourth oldest golf club. The capital club will welcome 120 junior golfers from August 5-8.

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Jet2 Picks Up Mallorca Mantle

Jet2 Picks Up Mallorca Mantle

Travel     11:48 pm, January 15, 2018

Golfers heading to Mallorca's number-one golf destination, Son Gual, this summer, will welcome news that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has increased its capacity to the holiday island. 

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Professional Sports Group Appointed Agency for Bushnell Golf EMEA

Professional Sports Group Appointed Agency for Bushnell Golf EMEA

Corporate     11:43 pm, January 15, 2018

International sports marketing agency, Professional Sports Group (PSG), has been appointed to manage PR & communications strategy for Bushnell Golf EMEA, overseeing a host of key projects for the No.1 laser rangefinder in golf

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Amateur Golfers to Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Carnoustie

Amateur Golfers to Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Carnoustie

Management Topics     4:11 pm, January 12, 2018

Club golfers throughout Great Britain and Ireland will have the opportunity to tee it up at Carnoustie shortly before the world’s greatest golfers compete at The 147th Open in July.

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American Golf: Sponsors of The Golf Business Innovation Show

American Golf: Sponsors of The Golf Business Innovation Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:05 pm, January 12, 2018

The Golf Business Innovation Show has announced that American Golf will be one of the sponsors for the conference & exhibition at The Celtic Manor Resort on the 1st February

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Royal Dornoch’s Green Credentials Earns It Geo Award

Royal Dornoch’s Green Credentials Earns It Geo Award

Courses     3:57 pm, January 12, 2018

An internationally-renowned golf course’s commitment to its community and natural environment has earned it a coveted global sustainability accolade

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Motocaddy Bag Promotion Helps Lift Trolley Sales

Motocaddy Bag Promotion Helps Lift Trolley Sales

Corporate     3:51 pm, January 12, 2018

The free cart bag promotion run by Motocaddy in the lead-up to Christmas was so popular with golfers that it’s been credited with lifting electric trolley sales in the UK to their highest ever level for a single month. According to the latest industry retail figures from Golf Datatech*, more electric trolleys were sold during […]

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Rigby Taylor Helps Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club Meet Steep Demands

Rigby Taylor Helps Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club Meet Steep Demands

Courses     3:46 pm, January 12, 2018

The word ‘steep’ and its connotations ideally describe a number of facets of Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club in Gloucestershire. Established in 1889 with nine holes, and extended to 18 holes in 1906, the club is steeped in history with the Edwardian mansion, Stinchcombe House, built by the Lister family (of diesel engine fame), forming a magnificent backdrop to part of the course.

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Provision Events Partner Oakley for Visitor Experience at PGA Show

Provision Events Partner Oakley for Visitor Experience at PGA Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:32 pm, January 12, 2018

PVE, the sponsorship activation expert, has been commissioned by Oakley to provide an interactive brand experience for visitors to its booth at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

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Crail golfers give boost to wounded veterans

Crail golfers give boost to wounded veterans

Growing the Game     3:26 pm, January 12, 2018

Pam Smith, captain of Crail Golfing Society, had a welcome New Year’s gift for St Andrews Legacy, a charity that helps ill and injured military veterans towards recovery through golf, when she presented it with a cheque for £1000

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Findagolfbreak.com is Golfhacker Magazine’s Official Travel Partner

Findagolfbreak.com is Golfhacker Magazine’s Official Travel Partner

Media     3:13 pm, January 12, 2018

Leeds based golf travel company, Findagolfbreak.com, has become the official travel partner for Golfhacker Magazine.

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Vote your hero on stage at Wentworth for Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards

Vote your hero on stage at Wentworth for Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards

Growing the Game     3:07 pm, January 12, 2018

The Golf Foundation has received a number of “outstanding nominations” for this summer’s Presidents’ Awards to be presented during the BMW PGA Championship in May

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PGA Pro & Secretary Challenge Announced

PGA Pro & Secretary Challenge Announced

Management Topics     2:59 pm, January 12, 2018

Are you up for the PGA Pro & Secretary Challenge? Teamwork Trophy up for grabs in the PGA Pro & Secretary Challenge on Thursday 12th April at Woodcote Park Golf Club

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Golfer Jonas Blixt Signs With J.Lindeberg

Golfer Jonas Blixt Signs With J.Lindeberg

Sponsorship     2:55 pm, January 12, 2018

Swedish PGA star Jonas Blixt has joined the golf team at leading sport-fashion brand J.Lindeberg

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Help Emma Make a Difference

Help Emma Make a Difference

People     2:50 pm, January 12, 2018

After beating three types of cancer, Emma Kilby, Technical Area Sales Manager for ICL, is taking part in the London Marathon 2018 in a bid to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Motocaddy Bag Promotion Helps Lift Trolley Sales
  2. Della Vecchia to Head International Sales at Golf El Prat
  3. The Amazon Impact on Golf Equipment and Apparel
  4. Royal Dornoch’s Green Credentials Earns It Geo Award
  5. Peter Millar Grows Presence on PGA and European Tours
  6. Mission Hills tops 100,000 rounds by junior golfers
  7. Rob Corcoran joins The Revenue Club
  8. ‘GolfSixes’ Attracts New, Younger Fans
  9. American Golf Customers Raise £20,000 for On Course Foundation
  10. Work Underway to Complete Stoke Park Course Renovation

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