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November 20th, 2015

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Iconic brands for sale, including John Letters, Swingmaster and Golden Goose

Iconic brands for sale, including John Letters, Swingmaster and Golden Goose

Corporate     1:27 pm, November 19, 2015

Metis Partners is seeking to sell unique intellectual property portfolio of iconic golf brands including John Letters, Swingmaster and Golden Goose

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New SALTEX is ‘Resounding Success’

New SALTEX is ‘Resounding Success’

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:23 pm, November 19, 2015

SALTEX was an unprecedented success at its new NEC Birmingham home - with over 270 exhibitors and more than 8,000 attendees showing their support

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Six places left for MDP Golf this December

Six places left for MDP Golf this December

Management Topics     1:18 pm, November 19, 2015

This course covers the key pillars of golf operations and has the added bonus of taking place in St Andrews. The course forms part of the Management Development Programme Educational pathway

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Ringing in the new at Farleigh Golf Club

Ringing in the new at Farleigh Golf Club

Courses     1:15 pm, November 19, 2015

Kenny MacPhail, who took over the reins at the 27-hole North Surrey club in November, has been instrumental in another new start at the club, a Wiedenmann Super 600 three- in- one collector which has just been installed

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Golf Club General Managers Join AGIF Board

Golf Club General Managers Join AGIF Board

People     1:11 pm, November 19, 2015

The Asian Golf Industry Federation [AGIF] has welcomed representatives from Golf Facility Members onto its Board of Directors.

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Royal Return For Northern Open

Royal Return For Northern Open

Sponsorship     1:08 pm, November 19, 2015

Celebrations to mark 400 years of golf at Royal Dornoch will include the Northern Open being held there for the first time in more than two decades

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TrustFord announced as Official Vehicle Partner for Ireland’s largest Golf Exhibition

TrustFord announced as Official Vehicle Partner for Ireland’s largest Golf Exhibition

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:04 pm, November 19, 2015

New Ford Vignale to be unveiled at Irish Golf Expo, the Eikon Complex, Lisburn on 28th and 29th November

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R&A Announces 2018 Championship Venues

R&A Announces 2018 Championship Venues

Courses     1:01 pm, November 19, 2015

Some of the world’s finest links courses will play host to R&A championships and international matches in 2018

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GCMA Club Management Awards: Andrew Minty youngest ever Manager of the Year

GCMA Club Management Awards: Andrew Minty youngest ever Manager of the Year

People     1:41 pm, November 18, 2015

The Golf Club Managers’ Association Awards took place at the sold out GCMA 2015 Conference at St George’s Park on Monday night

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Kingsbarns Golf Links retains top Scottish golf tourism title

Kingsbarns Golf Links retains top Scottish golf tourism title

Travel     1:41 pm, November 18, 2015

Kingsbarns Golf Links has, for the second successive year, been recognised with a major hospitality and tourism award

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Yamaha Golf Cars
Record Attendance for the 10th Anniversary European Golf Business Conference

Record Attendance for the 10th Anniversary European Golf Business Conference

Exhibitions & Conferences     1:40 pm, November 18, 2015

One week from today the much-anticipated 10th Anniversary European Golf Business Conference will take place in the heart of beautiful Amsterdam from 25-27th November

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Direct Golf Trade Creditors set to lose £8m

Direct Golf Trade Creditors set to lose £8m

Corporate     1:17 pm, November 18, 2015

A new report has shed light on the administration of Direct Golf UK which looks set to leave a shortfall of more than £13m, including almost £8m to trade and expense creditors

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Continuing Appetite for Golf Businesses with Potential

Continuing Appetite for Golf Businesses with Potential

Property     1:16 pm, November 18, 2015

The Directors of HMH Golf & Leisure have announced their continuing success in the golf market. Recent acquisitions include Tracy Park and The Castlemartyr Resort & Spa Estate

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Golf News celebrates 250th issue

Golf News celebrates 250th issue

Media     1:15 pm, November 18, 2015

Next month marks another major milestone in the history of Golf News – the South East of England’s leading free golfing publication

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Grass Is Greener with Huxley Golf

Grass Is Greener with Huxley Golf

Corporate     1:15 pm, November 18, 2015

The PGA has extended its Official Supplier relationship with world-leading synthetic all-weather surface company Huxley Golf for a further three years

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Renovation and Improvement near completion at Kedleston Park

Renovation and Improvement near completion at Kedleston Park

Courses     1:14 pm, November 18, 2015

The third and final phase of a major Improvement and upgrade programme is well under way at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire’s top-ranked golf club

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PGA Catalunya Resort appoints new CEO

PGA Catalunya Resort appoints new CEO

People     1:14 pm, November 18, 2015

Award-winning PGA Catalunya Resort, the 2015 European Golf Resort of the Year* and Spain’s official candidate host venue for The 2022 Ryder Cup, has appointed David Plana as its new Chief Executive Officer

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Dubai Government continues strong support for DP World Tour Championship

Dubai Government continues strong support for DP World Tour Championship

Sponsorship     1:13 pm, November 18, 2015

A Government of Dubai committee has been overseeing arrangements for vital services and logistics such as policing and security, traffic control, health and safety, medical support, access and emergency evacuation procedures

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iPlayGolfer Tom Is Champ With A Difference

iPlayGolfer Tom Is Champ With A Difference

Courses     1:13 pm, November 18, 2015

27-year old Northampton accountant Tom Linnett is a golfing trophy-winner with a difference

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Troon announce Opening of Palmgolf Marrakech – Ourika

Troon announce Opening of Palmgolf Marrakech – Ourika

Travel     1:12 pm, November 18, 2015

Adding a further option to Troon’s bolstering collective in Morocco, PalmGolf Marrakech – Ourika has opened to the general golfing public

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Rory McIlroy Laces Up In The New Nike Lunar Control 4

Rory McIlroy Laces Up In The New Nike Lunar Control 4

New Products     1:12 pm, November 18, 2015

Rory McIlroy’s golf swing is one of the most powerful on the professional tour. His ability to attack the ball with velocity while maintaining control over his swing arc requires strength and a strong base

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Changes to European Tour Membership Regulations Announced

Changes to European Tour Membership Regulations Announced

Sponsorship     8:41 am, November 17, 2015

Minimum tournament requirement changed to five, excluding Majors and WGC’s which will enable global members to more effectively plan their schedules

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New European Tour CEO puts Spain’s 2022 Ryder Cup bid through its paces

New European Tour CEO puts Spain’s 2022 Ryder Cup bid through its paces

Courses     8:37 am, November 17, 2015

As part of the final stages of bid evaluation, Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director, Richard Hills, visited the Costa Brava Barcelona bid to get a first-hand view of the commercial, political and operational merits of Spain’s bid for the 2022 Match

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Johnny Miller Acquires Stake in Zero Friction

Johnny Miller Acquires Stake in Zero Friction

Corporate     8:33 am, November 17, 2015

Zero Friction, maker of technologically advanced performance golf products, has entered into an agreement with PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller as partner, global spokesman and product developer for the company

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AGIF President Trinka Hails ‘Year of Progress’

AGIF President Trinka Hails ‘Year of Progress’

Management Topics     1:20 am, November 16, 2015

Tim Trinka has hailed another year of progress and development for the Asian Golf Industry Federation

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Latest Campey Newsletter gives excellent product information and testimonial

Latest Campey Newsletter gives excellent product information and testimonial

Corporate     1:20 am, November 16, 2015

The Campey Turf Care Systems latest newsletter encompasses the widest range of machines and highlights their use around the world, giving turf professionals a one-stop reference point for all things Campey

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Bournemouth Blast of Education!

Bournemouth Blast of Education!

Management Topics     1:20 am, November 16, 2015

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme Part 2 was a roaring success for the London and Home Counties region of CMAE in Bournemouth at the beginning of this month

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Golfers with Disabilities Get Chance to Become PGA Qualified

Golfers with Disabilities Get Chance to Become PGA Qualified

Management Topics     1:20 am, November 16, 2015

A talented amputee golfer has hailed a move by The PGA to help people with disability to pursue a golfing career by giving them the opportunity to qualify as PGA Professionals

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Celtic Manor Chief Executive named European Hotelier of the Year

Celtic Manor Chief Executive named European Hotelier of the Year

People     1:19 am, November 16, 2015

Celtic Manor Resort Chief Executive Ian Edwards has been named European Hotelier of the Year 2015 at the European Hospitality Awards

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Stewart Golf Launch Christmas Promotions

Stewart Golf Launch Christmas Promotions

Corporate     1:19 am, November 16, 2015

British trolley brand Stewart Golf has released details of its Christmas promotions for 2015

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Garia’s new line of utility vehicles launched at SALTEX

Garia’s new line of utility vehicles launched at SALTEX

New Products     1:18 am, November 16, 2015

The Garia utility vehicles are designed for municipal, industrial and resort business; the vehicles are new and have nothing in common with a Garia golf car aside from sharing some components and production techniques

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