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August 23rd, 2019

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HMH Sell A Further Two High Value Golf Clubs

HMH Sell A Further Two High Value Golf Clubs

Property     3:46 pm, November 22, 2019

HMH Golf & Leisure reports the sale of Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre, Cambridgeshire and Paultons Golf Centre, Hampshire

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Mystery Shopping Service Looking For Testers

Mystery Shopping Service Looking For Testers

Corporate     2:40 pm, November 22, 2019

World-Wide Golf Venues to Enjoy, Plus Global Spa, Food & Hotel Opportunities: Apply59club

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Okol Lake Park in Bulgaria appoints IMG

Okol Lake Park in Bulgaria appoints IMG

Courses     2:13 pm, November 22, 2019

IMG has been appointed to provide pre-opening, management and marketing services to the landmark new golf resort development near Sofia, set to open in 2022

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Winter is Coming… great news for PGA coaches and junior golfers

Winter is Coming… great news for PGA coaches and junior golfers

Growing the Game     2:12 pm, November 22, 2019

PGA professionals who use the Golf Foundation’s revamped 2019 Junior Golf Passport can now also expect business-boosting additions that will sustain and even grow their coaching throughout the winter

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Wilson Golf Enjoys Worldwide Tour Success

Wilson Golf Enjoys Worldwide Tour Success

Sponsorship     2:12 pm, November 22, 2019

Wilson Golf has enjoyed one of its most successful years with Staff Advisory players capturing wins using its latest clubs on both sides of the Atlantic

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A Business of Golf Discussion: New Horizons – Southern Africa

A Business of Golf Discussion: New Horizons – Southern Africa

Opinion     7:19 pm, November 21, 2019

Combine an island with white sand, blue skies and a warm onshore breeze, coming in across a turquoise colour lagoon to rustle the palms, you are left with a potent cocktail and just the stuff that dreams are made of

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SALTEX ’19 attracts record-breaking crowds

SALTEX ’19 attracts record-breaking crowds

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:59 pm, November 21, 2019

The Sports Amenities Landscaping Exhibition (SALTEX) once again proved to be the industry’s showcase event, with over 500 brands on display and a record-breaking 9,104 visitors swarming into the NEC halls in Birmingham to see the latest innovations in grounds management.

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National Recognition For Golf Course Owner Fame

National Recognition For Golf Course Owner Fame

Courses     3:50 pm, November 21, 2019

Fame Tate, the owner of Stanedge Golf Club and PGA Professional has received National recognition from the Golf Club Managers’ Association

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Villas at Renaissance Provide Luxury Accommodation on Scotland’s Golf Coast

Villas at Renaissance Provide Luxury Accommodation on Scotland’s Golf Coast

Travel     3:30 pm, November 21, 2019

Completed in Autumn 2019, The Villas at Renaissance are two new exclusive-use luxury holiday homes, overlooking the 2020 Scottish Open venue, The Renaissance Club.

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Jim Nedin wins 2019 Edwin Budding Award from GCSAA

Jim Nedin wins 2019 Edwin Budding Award from GCSAA

People     3:00 pm, November 21, 2019

Jim Nedin, consultant Turf Industry Service Business Optimization, is the winner of the 2019 Edwin Budding Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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Vietnam Golf Coast clubs pledge to boost eco credentials

Vietnam Golf Coast clubs pledge to boost eco credentials

Management Topics     2:12 pm, November 21, 2019

Laguna Golf Lang Co and other members of the Vietnam Golf Coast are in the process of completely phasing out single-use plastics after reaching their final straw with the environmentally corrosive material.

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American Golf launches Xmas raffle in aid of On Course Foundation

American Golf launches Xmas raffle in aid of On Course Foundation

Corporate     12:55 pm, November 21, 2019

American Golf is calling on the nation’s golfers to support forces charity On Course Foundation this Christmas, as tickets for its annual Christmas Raffle go on sale across 100-plus stores this week.

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Sky Sports wins exclusive live rights to The Masters

Sky Sports wins exclusive live rights to The Masters

Media     10:06 am, November 21, 2019

The BBC will not show any live golf next year for the first time since 1955 after the public service broadcaster lost the rights to live coverage of the Masters. Sky Sports will be the sole broadcasters of next year’s tournament from Augusta, which takes place from April 9-12.

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Counting Down to 2022 Ryder Cup

Counting Down to 2022 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     4:25 pm, November 20, 2019

With just under three years before the Ryder Cup returns to Europe at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, one man who was an organisational mainstay of the 2018 event talks exclusively to Ross Biddiscombe about what needs to happen to make the competition’s Italian adventure a similar success

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UK Golf Federation Announces Huge Growth In Membership

UK Golf Federation Announces Huge Growth In Membership

Corporate     4:00 pm, November 20, 2019

Membership of The UK Golf Federation that membership has more than doubled over the last year. The UK Golf Federation, who represent the proprietary golf course and driving range owners, now have over 500 golf facilities and with major plans for continued growth

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Edoardo Molinari And Oliver Fisher Sign With Redstrike Golf

Edoardo Molinari And Oliver Fisher Sign With Redstrike Golf

Sponsorship     3:26 pm, November 20, 2019

Redstrike Golf’s immediate focus is on developing golfing talent in maturing markets through the establishment of Golf Academies in conjunction with National Federations and globally recognised golf ambassadors

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St Enodoc Restructures Winter Green Fees

St Enodoc Restructures Winter Green Fees

Travel     3:17 pm, November 20, 2019

Pricing for the forthcoming winter season has been restructured in order to make golf over the championship layout more appealing to small groups. Individual green fees start from as low as £37.50 per person

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Asia Pacific’s ‘Biggest Golf Extravaganza’

Asia Pacific’s ‘Biggest Golf Extravaganza’

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:06 pm, November 20, 2019

The inaugural World Golf Expo 2020 will be staged at Mission Hills Haikou on the exotic tropical Chinese island resort of Hainan on October 15 -17, 2020

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IMG signs Korean star

IMG signs Korean star

Sponsorship     2:53 pm, November 20, 2019

IMG has signed 22-year-old Korean golfer Jiwon Jeon to a worldwide management to represent all commercial activity

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R&A and USGA announce modifications to World Amateur rankings

R&A and USGA announce modifications to World Amateur rankings

Growing the Game     2:48 pm, November 20, 2019

The R&A and the USGA have announced that the World Amateur Golf Ranking will be determined by a new system called the 'Power Method' beginning with the first update in January 2020.

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NBC Sports Acquires EZlinks Golf

NBC Sports Acquires EZlinks Golf

Corporate     11:47 am, November 20, 2019

NBC Sports Group has acquired EZLinks Golf, a PGA Tour-affiliated company, including its online tee time marketplace for golfers and its technology platforms, business solutions and customer service for golf course partners. The addition of EZLinks will complement NBC Sports Group’s existing portfolio of golf-related lifestyle brands, including GOLF Business Solutions, GOLFNOW, and GOLFPASS. “As […]

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European Tour cancels Hong Kong Open

European Tour cancels Hong Kong Open

Sponsorship     9:24 am, November 20, 2019

The tournament, which was due to take place at Hong Kong Golf Club from November 28 to December 1, will be rescheduled for next year, although no dates have yet been agreed

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Expanded Hero Challenge To Take Place For A Further Three Years

Expanded Hero Challenge To Take Place For A Further Three Years

Sponsorship     9:05 am, November 20, 2019

The European Tour’s shootout format event will feature 15 times from 2020-2022 at different locations around the world. The series of five annual events will begin in 2020 with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, before moving to Europe for three more events, including at the Betfred British Masters at Close House

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La Cala appoints new sales & marketing director

La Cala appoints new sales & marketing director

People     8:45 am, November 20, 2019

La Cala, Spain’s largest golf resort, has appointed seasoned golf travel expert Edouard des Fontaines as its new sales and marketing director in a bid to cement the resort’s position as Europe’s leading golf-holiday destination

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Edwards-Hill wins Faldo Series Europe Grand Final

Edwards-Hill wins Faldo Series Europe Grand Final

Growing the Game     8:45 am, November 20, 2019

Essex's Arron Edwards-Hill has been crowned the 23rd Faldo Series Europe champion at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi. Edwards-Hill, 20, who is member at Chelmsford Golf Club, overcame a four-shot deficit on the final day to win the coveted title by two shots from South African junior Dylan Melville

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Letham Grange shuts down
  2. Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Sold To US Property Company
  3. Edoardo Molinari And Oliver Fisher Sign With Redstrike Golf
  4. Counting Down to 2022 Ryder Cup
  5. Norwegian Golf Federation extends long standing GolfBox partnership
  6. Callaway Launches Certified Pre-Owned Website
  7. Snainton Golf opens new site at revamped Keele Driving Range
  8. Montrose clubs merge to secure long-term future
  9. La Cala appoints new sales & marketing director
  10. Sir Nick Faldo refreshes business branding

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