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The Masters Week is Here!

April 5th, 2016

This week Golf is at last back in the media spotlight. For the first time this year there will be significant coverage of the game on broadcast and print media, on-line and on demand. I have every confidence that this 80th edition of The Masters will be just what we need to get the 2016 season off to a cracking start.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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Olympic golf winners to get Majors exemptions

Olympic golf winners to get Majors exemptions

Sponsorship     11:27 am, April 5, 2016

Gold medallists in the Olympic Games will receive a one-year exemption into golf’s Major championships

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REALiTEE Reveals Plans for Indoor Golf Revolution

REALiTEE Reveals Plans for Indoor Golf Revolution

New Products     11:20 am, April 5, 2016

A new vision for indoor golf, combining high-tech simulators with real golf on real greens in a family-friendly, next-generation urban country club setting, is gaining momentum since its debut at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego, in February 2016

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Essendon Country Club Unveils Significant Investment Programme for 2016

Essendon Country Club Unveils Significant Investment Programme for 2016

Courses     10:39 am, April 5, 2016

The announcement follows a period of sustained progression since the Griffin family takeover in late 2011. All developments are scheduled to open by the end of the summer

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Spider Invades Steep Banks at Royston Golf Club

Spider Invades Steep Banks at Royston Golf Club

Courses     10:38 am, April 5, 2016

Unique Ransomes remote controlled mower solves health and safety issues maintaining banks in SSSI area

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PowaKaddy Launches Intelligent Touch Trolley

PowaKaddy Launches Intelligent Touch Trolley

New Products     10:38 am, April 5, 2016

Touch ‘n’ GoTM Technology is fundamentally different, intuitive and simple-to-use. The Touch Trolley automatically changes speed as golfers change theirs

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NCG and Lady Golfer magazine stands go into 500 UK clubhouses

NCG and Lady Golfer magazine stands go into 500 UK clubhouses

Media     10:38 am, April 5, 2016

Sports Publications, the publishers of National Club Golfer, Lady Golfer and Golf International, have partnered with travel specialists GolfBreaks and insurance specialists Golf Care

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Blossoming Orchid Joins Asian Golf Industry Federation

Blossoming Orchid Joins Asian Golf Industry Federation

Corporate     10:37 am, April 5, 2016

Orchid Country Club, one of Singapore’s most progressive golfing establishments, has signed up with the Asian Golf Industry Federation. In total, the AGIF has Golf Facility members in 11 countries or regions

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Rigby Taylor R9 Overseeding Transforms Bare Greens at Scottish Club

Rigby Taylor R9 Overseeding Transforms Bare Greens at Scottish Club

Courses     10:37 am, April 5, 2016

Sowed in August/September during a few weeks of “agreeable” temperatures, complemented by a thorough irrigation programme, R9 responded ‘magnificently’, says Richard Mullen, Course Manager at Banchory Golf Club

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New-look Today’s Golfer website goes live

New-look Today’s Golfer website goes live

Media     10:36 am, April 5, 2016

The brand behind the best-selling golf magazine in Britain is recruiting a Digital Editor to drive its online content, which mirrors the print title’s key pillars of equipment reviews, instruction and course reviews

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Toro Sponsors Two Awards In One

Toro Sponsors Two Awards In One

Corporate     10:36 am, April 5, 2016

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award introduces Young category for 2016

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Faldo Series appoints IJGA as Official Golf Academy Partner

Faldo Series appoints IJGA as Official Golf Academy Partner

Growing the Game     10:35 am, April 5, 2016

Sir Nick Faldo, a former World No. 1, was closely involved in the new partnership after recently visiting IJGA, which is based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and attached to the acclaimed Heritage Academy, a private school dedicated to scholar-athletes

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Costa Brava to Welcome More Than 40,000 New Visitors

Costa Brava to Welcome More Than 40,000 New Visitors

Travel     10:35 am, April 5, 2016

Important new Jet2.com routes will boost Costa Brava’s golf tourism

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Williams Racing Golf to Drive Longer in Scotland

Williams Racing Golf to Drive Longer in Scotland

Corporate     10:35 am, April 5, 2016

Premium brand has strong line-up at opening Long Drivers Tour event

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New partnership backs Community Golf to grow the game

New partnership backs Community Golf to grow the game

Growing the Game     12:15 pm, April 4, 2016

England Golf Partnership  is backing Community Golf to offer more opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled people to play the game in Surrey and parts of Sussex, Kent and London

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Softspikes Launches Translucent Pulsar Cleats

Softspikes Launches Translucent Pulsar Cleats

New Products     12:08 pm, April 4, 2016

Number-One Cleat Brand in Golf Unveils New Translucent Pulsar Cleats, as Featured in FootJoy FreeStyle

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European Senior Tour finalises its schedule for 2016 season

European Senior Tour finalises its schedule for 2016 season

Sponsorship     12:04 pm, April 4, 2016

As the Senior Tour marks its milestone 25th campaign, three new events are announced for 2016: French Senior Open, Italian Senior Open and Willow Senior Golf Classic

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Your Golf Travel Named as Foremost Golf’s New Approved Travel Partner

Your Golf Travel Named as Foremost Golf’s New Approved Travel Partner

News     11:58 am, April 4, 2016

Foremost Golf has announced Your Golf Travel, the world’s largest golf travel operator, as its new Approved Travel Partner

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PGA TOUR and TrackMan Continue Relationship

PGA TOUR and TrackMan Continue Relationship

Sponsorship     11:54 am, April 4, 2016

TrackMan has been a strategic vendor to the PGA TOUR, providing swing and ball flight data since 2006

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UPS Launches #BAGS4BIRDIES Global Golf Campaign

UPS Launches #BAGS4BIRDIES Global Golf Campaign

Corporate     11:50 am, April 4, 2016

Giving the next generation a chance to succeed on the green, UPS will donate junior sets of golf clubs for every birdie or better that UPS golf ambassadors Lee Westwood or Louis Oosthuizen make during a competitive round in the four 2016 major championships

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Mannings Heath opens Championship Waterfall Course to Visitors

Mannings Heath opens Championship Waterfall Course to Visitors

Courses     11:42 am, April 4, 2016

In a move designed to make the award-winning course more accessible, Mannings Heath, West Sussex, announce plans to open its championship Waterfall Course to visiting golfers

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Drive to Grow Faldo Series Asia Gathering Pace

Drive to Grow Faldo Series Asia Gathering Pace

Growing the Game     11:38 am, April 4, 2016

Six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo has pledged to continue his drive to grow the Faldo Series Asia

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