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October 18th, 2019

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Berkhamsted Trophy made a mixed event

Berkhamsted Trophy made a mixed event

Courses     3:01 pm, January 17, 2020

Berkhamsted Golf Club has overturned over 60 years of history to open up its famous Berkhamsted Trophy to male and female competitors for the first time in 2020.

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Tagmarshal Back At PGA Merchandise Show With ‘Remarkable Results’

Tagmarshal Back At PGA Merchandise Show With ‘Remarkable Results’

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:00 pm, January 17, 2020

Tagmarshal to Showcase Remarkable Results for Clubs, Courses & Resorts at 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 3023 and at Education Seminar for Operators, PGA Professionals, Club & Resort Managers Thursday, January 23, 12:30-1:30 Room WF3 West Hall East

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Golf Datatech To Unveil 2020 Golf Apparel Study at PGA Merchandise Show

Golf Datatech To Unveil 2020 Golf Apparel Study at PGA Merchandise Show

Management Topics     2:54 pm, January 17, 2020

New study investigates the golf apparel purchase and ownership habits of serious golfers; Golf Datatech to host breakfast seminar to address all aspects of the study on Thursday, January 23rd  

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Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

New Products     2:01 pm, January 17, 2020

The new range of Scotty Cameron Special Select putters blends timeless designs with modern craftsmanship to deliver tour-validated performance in eight new precision milled blade and mid-mallet designs.

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Galvin Green unveils 2020 Apparel Range

Galvin Green unveils 2020 Apparel Range

New Products     1:17 pm, January 17, 2020

The 2020 Part One collection from golf apparel brand Galvin Green features almost 300 garments and matching accessories – all designed to help serious golfers reach their full potential, while looking stylish both on and off the fairways.

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Dumbarnie Links appoints first general manager

Dumbarnie Links appoints first general manager

Courses     9:21 am, January 17, 2020

PGA Master Professional David Scott has been appointed the general manager at Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course which is set to open in May.

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Kjeldsen joins European Tour’s 600 Club

Kjeldsen joins European Tour’s 600 Club

People     3:47 pm, January 16, 2020

Søren Kjeldsen became the first player from Denmark to reach the milestone of 600 European Tour appearances when he teed it up in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA on Thursday.

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PGA backs British Golf Show as tickets go on sale

PGA backs British Golf Show as tickets go on sale

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:34 pm, January 16, 2020

The PGA has announced its support of the British Golf Show 2020, as tickets for this year’s event go on sale.

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Royal Dornoch rated world’s course best by Golfscape

Royal Dornoch rated world’s course best by Golfscape

Courses     3:28 pm, January 16, 2020

The internationally renowned Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland has been named No.1 in the world by leading online golf reservation service Golfscape.

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Hole19 appoints New Sales Manager

Hole19 appoints New Sales Manager

Corporate     3:22 pm, January 16, 2020

Golf GPS App Hole19 has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of experienced sales manager Max Harvey.

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Titleist Introduces T100•S irons

Titleist Introduces T100•S irons

New Products     2:26 pm, January 16, 2020

Titleist has unveiled details of its new T100•S irons, which join the line up of T Series irons for 2020. Available for fittings from March 12, and in store from March 27, the all-new T100•S irons are a fully-forged player’s iron that plays stronger to produce greater distance. Modelled after the tour-refined design of the new Titleist T100 […]

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Ecco Golf Signs Henrik Stenson

Ecco Golf Signs Henrik Stenson

Sponsorship     2:12 pm, January 16, 2020

ECCO GOLF has announced the signing of Ryder Cup star and major champion Henrik Stenson as a brand ambassador.

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Golf Travel Forum to debut at 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

Golf Travel Forum to debut at 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:50 pm, January 16, 2020

Premier golf destinations, resorts, tour services, products and a new golf travel presentation on the PGA Forum Stage will be featured at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, January 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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Asian Tour players ‘buzzing’ ahead of Singapore Open at Sentosa

Asian Tour players ‘buzzing’ ahead of Singapore Open at Sentosa

Management Topics     1:31 pm, January 16, 2020

Asian Tour players joined Sentosa Golf Club this week for a spot of beekeeping, helping the club unveil its intentions for a new campaign called 'GAME ON', designed to make the golfing community aware of the global threat of climate change.

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Awesome Golf To Debut new gaming software at PGA Show

Awesome Golf To Debut new gaming software at PGA Show

New Products     1:19 pm, January 16, 2020

Sometimes when you can’t find what you are looking for, the only solution is to make it yourself!  That’s exactly what British software designer Gavin Hamer has done in creating a versatile, comprehensive suite of FlightScope compatible awesome golf games where ‘practice meets play’ for all ages. 

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Algarve On Cloud Nine At Today’s Golfer Awards

Algarve On Cloud Nine At Today’s Golfer Awards

Travel     12:00 pm, January 16, 2020

The Algarve has kicked off 2020 in style with yet more success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. It’s a ninth title for the Portuguese golfing hotspot since the launch of the awards in 2011, as it secured the crown of Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe for the fourth year running. Readers of the […]

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Golf Monthly Teams Up With ‘The Average Golfer’ To Launch Travel Video Series

Golf Monthly Teams Up With ‘The Average Golfer’ To Launch Travel Video Series

Media     11:46 am, January 16, 2020

Golfers will now be able to gain exclusive insight into some of the world’s best courses and destinations through engaging video content, thanks to a collaboration between social media vlogger The Average Golfer and leading golf media brand Golf Monthly.

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Gary Player joins list of keynote speakers at Golf Saudi Summit

Gary Player joins list of keynote speakers at Golf Saudi Summit

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:05 am, January 16, 2020

Nine-time Major champion Gary Player will join a host of golf’s most influential figures at the Golf Saudi Summit, which is taking place in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2-4 February, 2020.

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Odyssey unveils new Triple Track putters and expands Stroke Lab range

Odyssey unveils new Triple Track putters and expands Stroke Lab range

New Products     9:39 am, January 16, 2020

Odyssey Golf has announced the launch of its new Stroke Lab Triple Track putter range, and the addition of new models to its Stroke Lab Black putter line.

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SeeMore Putters to launch new RST Hosel Series at PGA Show

SeeMore Putters to launch new RST Hosel Series at PGA Show

New Products     9:00 am, January 16, 2020

The SeeMore Putter Company is introducing its new RST Hosel series of Plumber Neck design putters in seven models at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Florida.

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Alan Prickett Joins ISEKI UK

Alan Prickett Joins ISEKI UK

People     4:42 pm, January 15, 2020

ISEKI UK & Ireland announce that Alan Prickett has joined the growing team in the role of Business Development Manager, responsible for dealers in the central band of the UK, along with key and national account sale

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Titleist rolls out New Tour Soft and Velocity Golf Balls

Titleist rolls out New Tour Soft and Velocity Golf Balls

New Products     4:10 pm, January 15, 2020

Titleist has unveiled new designs and colour options for its Tour Soft and Velocity golf balls for the 2020 season.

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Club Car Launches Its Most Versatile Utility Vehicle: The Carryall 502

Club Car Launches Its Most Versatile Utility Vehicle: The Carryall 502

New Products     3:13 pm, January 15, 2020

The new Carryall 502 from Club Car is the next generation turf utility vehicle designed by superintendents for superintendents

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Sunderland Of Scotland Gear Up For 2020 Ryder Cup

Sunderland Of Scotland Gear Up For 2020 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Business     3:01 pm, January 15, 2020

Sunderland of Scotland, the leading technical golf wear brand, has become Official Licensee for the 2020 Ryder Cup. The five-year agreement will see the brand appointed Official Licensee of the 2020, 2022 and 2024 matches.

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Motocaddy Switches Onto Test Cricket Audiences

Motocaddy Switches Onto Test Cricket Audiences

Corporate     2:53 pm, January 15, 2020

Top-selling golf trolley brand set to enhance global profile from South Africa

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Royal Norwich Joins IMG Prestige

Royal Norwich Joins IMG Prestige

Courses     1:55 pm, January 15, 2020

IMG has announced that Royal Norwich Golf Club has joined the IMG Prestige global reciprocal network.

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Zen Green Stage to exhibit at PGA Show

Zen Green Stage to exhibit at PGA Show

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:47 pm, January 15, 2020

The Zen Green Stage will make its first PGA Merchandise Show appearance next week in Orlando.

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European Tour Destinations to drive network business with new Travel Hub

European Tour Destinations to drive network business with new Travel Hub

Travel     1:38 pm, January 15, 2020

European Tour Destinations, a growing network of world class venues, has launched a dedicated platform to drive new business exclusively to members of its network.

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Tewkesbury Park rises up the ranks in Golf World’s Top 100 GB&I Resorts

Tewkesbury Park rises up the ranks in Golf World’s Top 100 GB&I Resorts

Courses     11:06 am, January 15, 2020

Five star family-run golf hotel Tewkesbury Park is the fastest-rising in the new Top 100 Golf Resorts in GB & Ireland, published every two years by Golf World magazine. It leapt from 84th in the previous rankings, to 57th in this year’s list, a rise of 27 places. Tewkesbury Park was also named among GB & […]

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Puma Signs ‘Beef’ Johnston to Apparel, Footwear and Accessory deal

Puma Signs ‘Beef’ Johnston to Apparel, Footwear and Accessory deal

Sponsorship     11:00 am, January 15, 2020

Puma Golf has announced a partnership with European Tour winner Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston that will see him wearing its apparel, footwear and accessories on the course for the 2020 season.

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MacNeill Pride Group Buys Orca Coolers

MacNeill Pride Group Buys Orca Coolers

Corporate     10:42 am, January 15, 2020

MacNeill Pride Group, a diversified global designer and manufacturer of sporting goods and related products, has announced the purchase of Outdoor Recreation Company of America (ORCA), a leading supplier of premium coolers, drinkware and other outdoor accessories.

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Sea change for John Deere award winner

Sea change for John Deere award winner

People     9:29 am, January 15, 2020

Ex-Royal Navy weapons engineer Greg Harris from Fife in Scotland has won SRUC Elmwood’s annual John Deere HNC Golf Course Management Student of the Year Award, sponsored by John Deere and Scottish turf dealer Double A

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Matt Wallace joins Callaway Tour Staff

Matt Wallace joins Callaway Tour Staff

Sponsorship     8:54 am, January 15, 2020

Callaway Golf has announced the signing of Englishman Matt Wallace as the newest member of its Staff Professional team.

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Migliozzi joins adidas Golf tour staff

Migliozzi joins adidas Golf tour staff

Sponsorship     8:30 am, January 15, 2020

adidas Golf  has announced the signing of Italy’s Guido Migliozzi to a multi-year apparel, footwear and accessories contract.

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Hovland’s the Hero in Abu Dhabi

Hovland’s the Hero in Abu Dhabi

Sponsorship     5:00 pm, January 14, 2020

Rising star Viktor Hovland defeated Louis Oosthuizen to win the first Hero Challenge of 2020 in Abu Dhabi.

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Stars align to discuss future of golf ahead Of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Stars align to discuss future of golf ahead Of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Sponsorship     2:16 pm, January 14, 2020

Six of the world’s best golfers today predicted how the game of golf could change dramatically over the next ten years including an increase in the speed of play, as the European Tour season kicks into gear at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.

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Arccos Caddie App Targets Pins & Adds Android Wearables

Arccos Caddie App Targets Pins & Adds Android Wearables

New Products     11:23 am, January 14, 2020

Arccos is continuing its mission to help more golfers play smarter and shoot lower scores through its latest update of the Arccos Caddie platform that embraces Precision Pin Positioning and Android Wearables. 

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Callaway launches AI-enhanced range of Mavrik metalwoods and irons

Callaway launches AI-enhanced range of Mavrik metalwoods and irons

New Products     10:03 am, January 14, 2020

Callaway Golf’s new range of Mavrik drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons has been enhanced by the use of an advanced supercomputer that enabled the company’s R&D team to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to design wide-ranging features and technologies that have been incorporated across the entire line-up.

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Wilson Unveils New Duo Soft+ Ball

Wilson Unveils New Duo Soft+ Ball

New Products     9:00 am, January 14, 2020

Wilson has added Velociticor technology to its new Duo Soft+golf ball that replaces the original DX2 Softversion – making it the world’s softest and longest, 35 compression two-piece golf ball on the market. The new technology within the Duo Soft+incorporates advanced materials to extract and amplify every ounce of power from a player’s swing to […]

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European Tour’s plan to tackle slow play comes into effect

European Tour’s plan to tackle slow play comes into effect

Innovation Centre     8:33 am, January 14, 2020

The European Tour’s new tougher regulations aimed at tackling slow play come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, including a key revision to the four-point plan previously announced in August. 

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Sweden to host new LET event

Sweden to host new LET event

Sponsorship     4:57 pm, January 13, 2020

Kristianstads Golf Klub in Sweden is to host a new event on the Ladies European Tour event in 2020 – the Creekhouse Ladies Open.

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Renovated Almenara Hotel to reopen under new name in 2021

Renovated Almenara Hotel to reopen under new name in 2021

Corporate     3:58 pm, January 13, 2020

Accor’s luxury, lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts, together with Sotogrande SA, the renowned developer and creator of the namesake destination, have signed a management agreement to open the first SO/ property in Spain.

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Glenmuir extends licensing deal with Ryder Cup Europe to 2024

Glenmuir extends licensing deal with Ryder Cup Europe to 2024

Ryder Cup Business     3:47 pm, January 13, 2020

Scottish golf clothing brand Glenmuir has agreed a five-year partnership with Ryder Cup Europe, which brings their association to nearly 40 years.

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Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow, dies at 94

Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow, dies at 94

People     7:29 pm, January 12, 2020

Pete Dye, a Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and 1995 Donald Ross Award recipient, died Jan. 9, 2020, at age 94. The patriarch of one of the most famous families in golf course design, ASGCA members will also remember Dye for his service to ASGCA and the game of golf

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World’s Largest Golf Library To Be Created In St Andrews

World’s Largest Golf Library To Be Created In St Andrews

Salesroom & Memorabilia     4:48 pm, January 12, 2020

Renowned golf book collector and IMG vice-chairman Alastair Johnston has gifted his extensive library to The R&A in St Andrews to establish the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of golf books, which will be named ‘The Alastair J Johnston Library’

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TaylorMade Launches Sim Max Distance Irons

TaylorMade Launches Sim Max Distance Irons

New Products     4:33 pm, January 12, 2020

TaylorMade Golf has released details of its all-new SIM Max and SIM Max OS irons ahead their February 7 on-sale date. Featuring the company’s Speed Bridge technology and the all-new ECHO Damping System, both models promise to offer ‘explosive distance, enhanced sound and forged-like feel’ to the distance iron category.

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Galvin Green Appoints Nicholai Stein As Its New CEO

Galvin Green Appoints Nicholai Stein As Its New CEO

Corporate     3:32 pm, January 10, 2020

Former Brand Manager leads Swedish apparel brand into new era

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2020 Vision Consultancy Workshops for PGA Professionals and their Team

2020 Vision Consultancy Workshops for PGA Professionals and their Team

Management Topics     3:17 pm, January 10, 2020

Presented by Peter Durham and the PGA’s Business Relationship Officers (BROs)

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Global Golf Advisors Expands Senior Leadership Ranks

Global Golf Advisors Expands Senior Leadership Ranks

People     3:08 pm, January 10, 2020

GGA, the leading authority on successful ownership and management practices for golf, private club, resort, and residential real estate businesses, has named Michael Gregory and Craig Johnston partners of the firm

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WGE – ‘Golf’s New Global Footprint’

WGE – ‘Golf’s New Global Footprint’

Exhibitions & Conferences     3:08 pm, January 10, 2020

The Inaugural World Golf Expo has been officially launched. The brand-new mega event will be staged in October in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan

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Last week's most read stories

  1. Hole19 appoints New Sales Manager
  2. Dumbarnie Links appoints first general manager
  3. Stars align to discuss future of golf ahead Of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
  4. Club Car Launches Its Most Versatile Utility Vehicle: The Carryall 502
  5. Berkhamsted Trophy made a mixed event
  6. Galvin Green Appoints Nicholai Stein As Its New CEO
  7. European Tour’s plan to tackle slow play comes into effect
  8. Tewkesbury Park rises up the ranks in Golf World’s Top 100 GB&I Resorts
  9. European Tour Destinations to drive network business with new Travel Hub
  10. Puma Signs ‘Beef’ Johnston to Apparel, Footwear and Accessory deal

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