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The End of Winter?

February 28th, 2014

Swing Into Spring 2014 (Magic Hour Media)
Swing Into Spring 2014 (Magic Hour Media)

For some, today marks the official end of the Winter season, but for many in the Northern Hemisphere it will be several weeks before the snow melts and they will be able to welcome players back on to their courses. Even those courses which can normally be played all-year round are struggling to cope with the impact of record-breaking rainfall and ‘one-in-a-hundred-year’ storms.

Today, with acknowledgements to Magic Hour Media, we bring you a foretaste of Spring.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

@GBNPublisher

Top Golf Industry Performers Flagged Up At Annual Awards Evening

Top Golf Industry Performers Flagged Up At Annual Awards Evening

People     11:52 am, February 28, 2014

Marriott Golf, The Belfry and Wentworth were among the big winners at the prestigious annual 59Club awards, presented by Europe’s leading golf-specific mystery shopper service

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The February Interview: Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director of EGCOA

The February Interview: Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director of EGCOA

Interviews     11:51 am, February 28, 2014

The February Interview: GBN.com talks to Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director of the European Golf Course Owners Association about the EGCOA’S current project, VISION 2020.

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The Case for 9-Hole Golf Courses

The Case for 9-Hole Golf Courses

Opinion     11:51 am, February 28, 2014

It makes good economic and environmental sense to develop 9-hole courses and specialist golf operators say that they can work profitably, by Jonathan Gaunt, Golf Course Architect

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

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

Growing the Game     11:50 am, February 28, 2014

The article, entitled ‘The Golf Club that Women Want,’ reveals that among the many non-playing adults who expressed an interest in trying golf, more than half were women

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La Manga Club Hails Inspirational Founder

La Manga Club Hails Inspirational Founder

People     11:50 am, February 28, 2014

La Manga Club has led the tributes to former owner Gregory Peters, the driving force behind creating Spain’s flagship resort, following his death at the age of 86.

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Industry Experts Have Club Officials ‘Buzzing’

Industry Experts Have Club Officials ‘Buzzing’

Management Topics     11:49 am, February 28, 2014

Three of the golf industry’s most influential executives were the star performers on a day of informative and inspiring customer service seminars hosted by 59Club and the Club Managers Association of Europe

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Crown Golf’s 100 Reasons To Start Season Early

Crown Golf’s 100 Reasons To Start Season Early

Corporate     11:48 am, February 28, 2014

‘Swing Into Spring’ is the seasonal motto at nine clubs in the UK’s largest golf group, Crown Golf, with the launch of a promotion designed to encourage golfers to get a head start on the new golfing year

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Award of Merit winner Jack Nicklaus thanks course owners for ‘second career’

Award of Merit winner Jack Nicklaus thanks course owners for ‘second career’

People     11:48 am, February 28, 2014

The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch recognized as Course of the Year during NGCOA’s annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Gala

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Golf Legend Gary Player to participate in China Golf Show

Golf Legend Gary Player to participate in China Golf Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:47 am, February 28, 2014

The 9 fold major championship winner confirmed his participation in China Golf Show taking place 14th – 16th of March and will be feature in a wide range of events including his own clinic on the main stage

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Investment in Vredo Proves Sound

Investment in Vredo Proves Sound

Courses     11:47 am, February 28, 2014

Overseeding the greens with a Vredo Supa Compact overseeder from Campey Turf Cares has proved to be a very wise move at Lancashire based, Clitheroe Golf Club.

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Eagle announces new promotional video service for golf clubs

Eagle announces new promotional video service for golf clubs

New Products     11:46 am, February 28, 2014

With visitors going to your website first to check out your course, writes Charles de Haan, how do you present your course in a way that grabs their attention and keeps them wanting to know more?

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CCHoTS to Bring Star Line-Up of Speakers to Italy

CCHoTS to Bring Star Line-Up of Speakers to Italy

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:46 am, February 28, 2014

The speaker line-up for the 2014 PGAs of Europe Coaches Circle and Heads of Training Summit is taking shape and will feature leaders in their respective fields as the 2014 edition returns to Chervò Golf Hotel Spa & Resort from 24th - 28th March

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International Turf Company appointed by European Golf Design to work at JCB

International Turf Company appointed by European Golf Design to work at JCB

Courses     11:45 am, February 28, 2014

International Turf Company is to provide agronomy advisory services to European Golf Design at their much-anticipated golf course project at the JCB world headquarters

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‘Loft Up’ Cleans Up as TaylorMade SLDR Claims Hat Trick of Golf Industry Awards

‘Loft Up’ Cleans Up as TaylorMade SLDR Claims Hat Trick of Golf Industry Awards

Corporate     11:45 am, February 28, 2014

Independent tests hail the no.1 played driver on the European & PGA Tour as the “biggest game changer in years”

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Golfbreaks Spanish Pro-Ams A Great Success

Golfbreaks Spanish Pro-Ams A Great Success

Sponsorship     11:45 am, February 28, 2014

Now in its third year, the Golfbreaks.com Pro-Am series once again proved a great success with 164 players from eight countries across Europe competing in back-to-back events in the golfing hotbed of Andalucia in southern Spain

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Kubota Reintroduce Its Spring Cashback Offer

Kubota Reintroduce Its Spring Cashback Offer

Corporate     11:41 am, February 28, 2014

Tractor and groundcare machinery specialists Kubota has re-introduced its spring cashback offer on a number of its market leading and high performance ride-on mowers.

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Abacus Sportswear goes ‘Back to Basics’ for its Autumn 2014 Collection

Abacus Sportswear goes ‘Back to Basics’ for its Autumn 2014 Collection

New Products     11:40 am, February 28, 2014

The Swedish golf and lifestyle clothing brand and Official Supplier to The European Tour, has launched its Autumn 2014 collection, which focuses on a ‘back to basics’ concept, combining classic styles with traditional autumnal colours.

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Sheraton Salobre Celebrate Sensational Start to Season

Sheraton Salobre Celebrate Sensational Start to Season

Travel     11:39 am, February 28, 2014

Golfers have flocked to Gran Canaria’s five-star Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa this winter, with the luxury venue reporting a 35 per cent increase in players staying in its hotel and 15 per cent more golfers using the resort

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Contractor Chooses Dennis for Reliability & Robustness

Contractor Chooses Dennis for Reliability & Robustness

Corporate     11:38 am, February 28, 2014

Sports Turf Services, one of Scotland’s leading sports and amenity turf maintenance contractors has chosen Dennis as a key supplier of maintenance equipment

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Jacobsen Reports another Year of Double-Digit Sales Growth

Jacobsen Reports another Year of Double-Digit Sales Growth

Corporate     12:27 am, February 27, 2014

Jacobsen increased global sales of its full line of quality turf equipment 13.7 percent in 2013. This marks the second straight year the company saw double-digit sales growth

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American Golf in New TV Advertising Campaign

American Golf in New TV Advertising Campaign

Media     12:27 am, February 27, 2014

Airing for the first time today (Thursday 27th February), the advert brings together the very best products with the very best that Scotland has to offer

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Harold Swash Designs New Putter Range for Lynx

Harold Swash Designs New Putter Range for Lynx

New Products     12:26 am, February 27, 2014

One of the world's foremost putting coaches has joined forces with UK-owned Lynx Golf to launch an exciting new range of putters

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High Five For Poland’s Top Golf Resort

High Five For Poland’s Top Golf Resort

Courses     12:26 am, February 27, 2014

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in July, the acclaimed Gary Player-designed course at Modry Las Golf Club will be joined by a new nine-hole course in the autumn,

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GolfBox A/S Launches Massive Investment In Future International Growth

GolfBox A/S Launches Massive Investment In Future International Growth

Corporate     12:25 am, February 27, 2014

The Danish software company GolfBox A/S is after two and half years of development ready with their new tournament software for the more than 900 golf clubs that use the company’s software

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New Appointment Boosts Junior Golf At Goodwood

New Appointment Boosts Junior Golf At Goodwood

People     12:22 am, February 27, 2014

Craig Gardner, PGA Professional at the West Sussex estate has been selected by the county’s governing body to coach 9 to 15 year olds with the primary aim to deliver county standard golfers in the future

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Singapore Welcomes Back 2013’s HSBC Women’s Champion

Singapore Welcomes Back 2013’s HSBC Women’s Champion

Sponsorship     12:21 am, February 27, 2014

Stacy Lewis, world number 3, returns to do battle at Sentosa and re-claim her title at ‘Asia’s Major’ which starts today

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Celtic Manor Voted Best UK Hotel For Fourth Year Running

Celtic Manor Voted Best UK Hotel For Fourth Year Running

Travel     12:20 am, February 27, 2014

South Wales venue celebrates Gold again at Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards

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Former Winner Regains HowDidiDo Title

Former Winner Regains HowDidiDo Title

Sponsorship     12:19 am, February 27, 2014

Chris Wall lived up to his name when his opponents couldn't break him down in the national HowDidiDo National Matchplay Championship in Portugal

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