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The Exhibition & Conference Planning Season starts here

October 7th, 2016

Readers can now take advantage of our newly-updated GBN.com  Diary for 2016/17 to plan their attendance at a truly international mix of networking and educational opportunities.

From Harrogate to Hua Hin; Delhi to Dublin via Dusseldorf; Sawgrass to Shanghai plus Amsterdam, Birmingham, Glasgow, Inverness, Las Vegas and Orlando there are events tailored for everyone in the golf industry.

Information about the ones that I have missed out can be sent to me via the email address below.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

Scottish Golf Says ‘Cheers’ to New Belhaven Brewery Sponsorship

Scottish Golf Says ‘Cheers’ to New Belhaven Brewery Sponsorship

Corporate     11:45 pm, October 6, 2016

Scottish Golf has today (6 October) received a welcome first birthday present by toasting a new sponsorship deal with brewers Belhaven – extending their partnership together to 20 years

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Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Welcomes Brand New Management Team

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Welcomes Brand New Management Team

People     11:40 pm, October 6, 2016

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, a BGL Operated venue in High Wycombe, has announced the arrival of three new members of staff to join the popular club’s management team

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Free Admission for U16s at British Masters all next week

Free Admission for U16s at British Masters all next week

Growing the Game     11:35 pm, October 6, 2016

British Masters supported by Sky Sports – Kids get in for free as Golf Foundation helps tee up the next generation 

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PING Signs Irish Star Jack Hume

PING Signs Irish Star Jack Hume

Sponsorship     11:31 pm, October 6, 2016

“Jack is one of the brightest young talents in men’s golf and we’re delighted that he will represent PING,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim

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Golf in North-Eastern Poland to be showcased at IGTM

Golf in North-Eastern Poland to be showcased at IGTM

Travel     11:30 pm, October 6, 2016

Sand Valley Golf Club and Sierra Golf Club will be showcasing their stunning stay and play packages as part of the ‘Golf in North-Eastern Poland’ stand at the 2016 International Golf Travel Market in Mallorca next month

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Golf & Health Project to highlight how golf can benefit all

Golf & Health Project to highlight how golf can benefit all

Management Topics     3:25 pm, October 6, 2016

Unique project aiming to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf launched around the world. An academically rigorous methodology examines pre-existing research while new research will fill knowledge gaps and show golf’s role in health and wellbeing

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Time has flown for man of the moment Pieters

Time has flown for man of the moment Pieters

Sponsorship     3:13 pm, October 6, 2016

Thomas Pieters is one of six members of Darren Clarke’s European Ryder Cup team in Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which started this morning.

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Double Celebration

Double Celebration

Courses     3:03 pm, October 6, 2016

The Wisley celebrates 25-year anniversary and continues 25-year relationship with Toro

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Standard Life Investments Extends Ryder Cup Deal to Paris 2018

Standard Life Investments Extends Ryder Cup Deal to Paris 2018

Sponsorship     2:58 pm, October 6, 2016

Global asset manager Standard Life Investments has extended its ground-breaking sponsorship of The Ryder Cup to include the 2018 contest, which will be played at Le Golf National, Paris, from September 28-30, 2018

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Notable Greenkeeping First for Hadlow College

Notable Greenkeeping First for Hadlow College

Management Topics     2:57 pm, October 6, 2016

Hadlow College in Kent is the first organisation in the UK to Offer Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship

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Golfers challenged to Putt their way to South Carolina this Autumn

Golfers challenged to Putt their way to South Carolina this Autumn

Corporate     2:57 pm, October 6, 2016

This autumn, Golfshake have teamed up with Golfbreaks.com and South Carolina to offer golfers the chance of winning a once in a life time, ‘bucket list’ prize

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Macdonald Hotels & Resorts invests £550,000 in golf course upgrades

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts invests £550,000 in golf course upgrades

Travel     9:25 am, October 5, 2016

Highlighting the group’s on-going commitment to ensuring the courses remain in prime condition throughout the year, a number of enhancements, including bunker renovation, greens project works and pathway redevelopment, will be completed by the end of 2016

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Yamaha Golf Cars
59club Dazzle in Dubai

59club Dazzle in Dubai

Management Topics     9:21 am, October 5, 2016

59club Director, Mark Reed is back from his Tour of the UAE where he has been busy, assisting UAE clubs to do members & club life best

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SGB is on the move!

SGB is on the move!

Media     9:13 am, October 5, 2016

Datateam Business Media announces the sale of its SGB group of magazines to Silverback Publishing

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Roberts Inspired by Golf Italian Job with JSH Hotels Collection

Roberts Inspired by Golf Italian Job with JSH Hotels Collection

People     11:57 pm, October 4, 2016

Renowned golf tourism industry figure Guy Roberts is ready to embrace a new challenge after being named as the new golf marketing manager for the JSH Hotels Collection

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Crossover Technologies extends its customer support service team

Crossover Technologies extends its customer support service team

People     11:56 pm, October 4, 2016

Crossover Technologies is increasing its customer support service offering with the appointment of a Support Manager to lead its growing support team and oversee support communication with partners in the UK, Europe and Australia.

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Kids ‘take over’ at QHotels to mark charity partnership with NSPCC

Kids ‘take over’ at QHotels to mark charity partnership with NSPCC

Travel     11:55 pm, October 4, 2016

The leading hotel brand, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, first introduced its enterprising ‘kids in charge’ initiative across its hotels this summer and has now extended the fun scheme to its golfing venues across England and Scotlan

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Carr Golf appoints Gerard Kelly

Carr Golf appoints Gerard Kelly

People     11:54 pm, October 4, 2016

Gerard Kelly has been appointed Sales and Marketing Manager at Carr Golf, with responsibility for Castleknock and Charlesland Golf Clubs

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New group driving Get into golf growth in Staffordshire

New group driving Get into golf growth in Staffordshire

Growing the Game     11:44 pm, October 4, 2016

The county’s clubs and driving ranges are backing a national campaign launched by England Golf, which has put in place a wide-ranging strategic plan which runs until 2017

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Dates set for 2017 edition of annual Scottish Golf Show

Dates set for 2017 edition of annual Scottish Golf Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:40 pm, October 4, 2016

Widely acknowledged as Europe’s No.1 consumer golf show, the three-day event will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow from March 24-26, 2017

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Club Inc. Announces 5th Annual Leadership Summit

Club Inc. Announces 5th Annual Leadership Summit

Corporate     11:35 pm, October 4, 2016

The 5th annual Club Leadership Summit is to take place at Lord’s from December 4-6, with 50 of the top CEOs and General Managers from all over Europe and the Middle East set to attend

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BIGGA’s best young greenkeepers write history at new-look Toro awards ceremony

BIGGA’s best young greenkeepers write history at new-look Toro awards ceremony

People     11:23 pm, October 4, 2016

For the first time ever, the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year award, open to students up to the age of 20, complimented the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year award

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Revolutionary high-speed cleaner: The Zelup® Gun

Revolutionary high-speed cleaner: The Zelup® Gun

Corporate     11:17 pm, October 4, 2016

Created by a golfer for golfers, it’s the ideal tool for cleaning all your equipment! That’s why more than 200 Golf Club in Europe have chosen Zelup for their cleaning stations

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Rare Golf Photo Find

Rare Golf Photo Find

Salesroom & Memorabilia     9:27 am, October 4, 2016

A rare collection of photographic slides showing the 1963 Open Championship at Royal Lytham has been unearthed at auction in Manchester. The 60+ collection includes rare colour shots of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus

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Wilson Staff Introduces New FG Tour V6 Irons

Wilson Staff Introduces New FG Tour V6 Irons

New Products     9:27 am, October 4, 2016

Latest ‘Feel’ range builds on the brand’s forged club tradition

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Irish Club Management Diploma Success

Irish Club Management Diploma Success

Management Topics     9:26 am, October 4, 2016

Three Irish Club Industry Professionals received their Club Management Diplomas at a recent presentation ceremony in Dublin. The Diploma is awarded across Europe and the Middle East by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in its Management Development Programme’s education pathway

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Golf Industry Show returns to Orlando in February 2017

Golf Industry Show returns to Orlando in February 2017

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:11 pm, October 3, 2016

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Combines Exhibitors, Education and Tournament at Leading Industry Show. GIS is presented jointly with NGCOA, along with supporting organizations: GCBAA, ASGCA, NGF, USGA and IGCEMA

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Sport Remembers The Somme 1916-2016

Sport Remembers The Somme 1916-2016

Management Topics     4:07 pm, October 3, 2016

As part of its Somme 100 commemorations, The Royal British Legion is urging golf clubs to fly a Poppy pin flag on the 16th hole of their club’s course

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More Keynote Speakers announced for EGCOA Golf Business Conference

More Keynote Speakers announced for EGCOA Golf Business Conference

Exhibitions & Conferences     4:03 pm, October 3, 2016

The European Golf Course Owners Association Conference is Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th November at the Novotel Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport. Tickets are now available with special rates for early registration

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Legends at Parris Island Presented with International Golf Eco-label

Legends at Parris Island Presented with International Golf Eco-label

Courses     4:02 pm, October 3, 2016

The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island has become the first worldwide military installation golf facility to gain the GEO Certified® eco-label, the global mark for sustainable golf

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Foremost Drives More Innovation with New Appointments

Foremost Drives More Innovation with New Appointments

People     4:01 pm, October 3, 2016

Foremost is delighted to announce that two new key members of staff have joined the company, with Alfonso Castaneda joining as Head of Digital and Angela Marshall coming in as the new Head of Ecommerce.

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Open Day To Launch New Reesink Turfcare Branch In Scotland

Open Day To Launch New Reesink Turfcare Branch In Scotland

Corporate     4:01 pm, October 3, 2016

Reesink Turfcare’s first service branch in Scotland is based at 20 Caputhall Road in Livingston, West Lothian and will receive its official launch at a special customer open day on 6 October

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ECCO® Golf Re-Signs Legend Fred Couples

ECCO® Golf Re-Signs Legend Fred Couples

Corporate     4:00 pm, October 3, 2016

ECCO Golf is delighted to announce that a new multi-year agreement has been reached with ambassador Fred Couples, extending the partnership between the parties

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PowaKaddy to Launch First Electric Golf Trolley with Integrated GPS

PowaKaddy to Launch First Electric Golf Trolley with Integrated GPS

New Products     4:00 pm, October 3, 2016

Market-leading brand announces that GPS technology will feature on a new 2017 model -

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TPC Kuala Lumpur to Host Malaysian Turfgrass Management Seminar

TPC Kuala Lumpur to Host Malaysian Turfgrass Management Seminar

Management Topics     3:59 pm, October 3, 2016

On October 17-18 the award-winning TPC Kuala Lumpur will be the venue for the second Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia and Asian Golf Industry Federation Turfgrass Management Seminar

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Jack Hume joins ISM

Jack Hume joins ISM

Sponsorship     3:59 pm, October 3, 2016

Jack Hume has ended his impressive amateur career to turn professional at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and sign for International Sports Management

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