The Best-read Stories from

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


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,

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 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

Lynx® Goes Wild After Women’s Senior Us Open Win For Davies

Lynx® Goes Wild After Women’s Senior Us Open Win For Davies

Corporate     8:38 am, July 16, 2018

Staff at Lynx – the UK’s fastest-growing golf equipment brand – went wild last night after its ambassador Laura Davies lifted the first ever US Senior Women’s Open

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UK Golf Federation Appoints CEO

UK Golf Federation Appoints CEO

People     8:35 am, July 16, 2018

Doug Poole joins UKGF bringing a a wealth of experience from within the golf industry to help the development of many of the new structures and initiatives

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Parliamentary Group hosts discussion on golf and the environment

Parliamentary Group hosts discussion on golf and the environment

Management Topics     8:07 am, July 16, 2018

MPs and Peers were joined by associate members in Parliament as issues around climate change, water and energy use and conservation, ecological protection and preventing pollution, were discussed.

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‘Pitcher Perfect’ Playoff Victory for Stinchcombe Hill Pro at Foremost Assistants’ Championship

‘Pitcher Perfect’ Playoff Victory for Stinchcombe Hill Pro at Foremost Assistants’ Championship

Corporate     8:00 am, July 16, 2018

Mark Pitcher of Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club claimed the 2018 Foremost Assistant Professionals’ Championship in dramatic fashion at The Oxfordshire, prevailing in a 100-yard sudden-death shootout to claim the title.

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Final Field Announced: 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Final Field Announced: 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Sponsorship     7:54 am, July 16, 2018

Major Champions join Gary Player for a 'Union of Golf and Giving’ at Wentworth

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Club Golfers Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Carnoustie

Club Golfers Play On Golf’s Greatest Stage At Carnoustie

Management Topics     7:49 am, July 16, 2018

On Saturday (14th July) forty-two club golfers competed in the second playing of The R&A's 9 Hole Championship Final at Carnoustie. The Final was contested over the first four and last five holes of the Championship Course at the famous Angus links before The 147th Open.

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  9. The Shire London’s new look inspired by top USA golf resorts
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