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December 12th, 2014

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Clubhouse Golf named among UK’s Top 100 private firms

Clubhouse Golf named among UK’s Top 100 private firms

Corporate     11:01 am, December 11, 2014

The Sunday Times ranks successful golf business in its Fast Track 100 for 2014

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Mackenzie Named as GB&I PGA Cup Vice Captain

Mackenzie Named as GB&I PGA Cup Vice Captain

People     11:00 am, December 11, 2014

Devon-based PGA Professional Albert MacKenzie will realise a lifelong ambition after being unveiled as PGA Cup vice-captain.

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One short step for ATT that sees a massive reward

One short step for ATT that sees a massive reward

Corporate     10:53 am, December 11, 2014

Manufacturers of the TMSystem™ and revolutionary INFiNiSystem™, Advanced Turf Technology, have taken over newly refurbished accommodation at their base in Sheffield

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‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder Wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder Wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

People     10:51 am, December 11, 2014

Derek Walder, former groundsman at Wimbledon FC and for almost 40 years site manager of the annual SALTEX Sports Amenity & Landscape Trade Exhibition, has won the IOG Everris & Syngenta Lifetime Achievement Award

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Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:50 am, December 11, 2014

Golf’s Best Brands, Latest Innovations and Top PGA Professionals and Golf Retailers combine to build the World’s Largest Professional Demo Event at the 2015 PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

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Himalayan High for Tamang in Faldo Series Nepal Championship

Himalayan High for Tamang in Faldo Series Nepal Championship

Growing the Game     10:50 am, December 11, 2014

Kathmandu (December 11): Arun Tamang overturned a four-stroke overnight deficit to emerge triumphant in the third edition of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship

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OMEGA enters landmark 10-year partnership with Ladies European Tour

OMEGA enters landmark 10-year partnership with Ladies European Tour

Sponsorship     12:19 pm, December 10, 2014

The Swiss watchmaker’s support of golf continues to grow with a new association

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New hire at Garia golf cars

New hire at Garia golf cars

People     12:18 pm, December 10, 2014

Garia luxury golf cars and leisure vehicles expands by appointing Shaun Wynne as regional manager, responsible for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa

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Stars launch the MCB Tour Championship

Stars launch the MCB Tour Championship

Sponsorship     12:17 pm, December 10, 2014

Former Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Sam Torrance were joined by defending champion Paul Wesselingh and tournament host Marc Farry at the launch of the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius

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Mizuno Support Young Golfers

Mizuno Support Young Golfers

Growing the Game     12:17 pm, December 10, 2014

Leading golf club manufacturer Mizuno have leant a helping hand to the students on the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player development programme

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Yamaha Golf Cars
PGA Pros “Vital To Clubs” Says Welsh Chief

PGA Pros “Vital To Clubs” Says Welsh Chief

Management Topics     2:48 pm, December 9, 2014

A leading figure in Welsh golf believes PGA Professionals hold the key to the long term success of golf clubs in Wales.

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Congressional Gold Medal for Jack Nicklaus

Congressional Gold Medal for Jack Nicklaus

People     2:47 pm, December 9, 2014

Medal recognises Nicklaus’ Service to the U.S. Nation in promoting Excellence, Good Sportsmanship, and Philanthropy

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Sustainability Drive web page gives instant links to successful case studies

Sustainability Drive web page gives instant links to successful case studies

Management Topics     2:47 pm, December 9, 2014

EGCOA, CMAE, FEGGA, GEO and Syngenta are partners in the Sustainability Drive - Unlocking Golf’s True Potential

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TGI Golf announces shortlist for Partner Awards 2014

TGI Golf announces shortlist for Partner Awards 2014

People     2:46 pm, December 9, 2014

The TGI Golf Partnership, golf’s leading retail services group, owned by PGA Professionals, has announced the shortlists for its coveted Partner awards.

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Yamaha Electric Vehicles for Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club

Yamaha Electric Vehicles for Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club

Courses     2:46 pm, December 9, 2014

Noise reduction and fuel cost savings are the main reasons for the change from petrol

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BIGGA Golf Awards Herald Greenkeeping Excellence

BIGGA Golf Awards Herald Greenkeeping Excellence

People     2:45 pm, December 9, 2014

The winners of the inaugural awards for golf greenkeeping excellence have been announced at the Institute of Groundsmanship annual Industry Awards, in partnership with British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association

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Huxley Golf Helps Create New World of Golf Performance Centre

Huxley Golf Helps Create New World of Golf Performance Centre

Corporate     2:44 pm, December 9, 2014

Huxley Golf is celebrating its role in World of Golf’s successful launch of its new Performance Centre, recently opened by golf champion Bernard Gallacher OBE

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Campey to give talk at BTME on changes in fine turf maintenance

Campey to give talk at BTME on changes in fine turf maintenance

Exhibitions & Conferences     2:44 pm, December 9, 2014

Simon Gumbrill will be delivering a talk at BTME 2015 in Harrogate on the changing techniques for fine turf maintenance across Europe

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American Golf and Demandware win ‘Retailer Technology Initiative of the Year’

American Golf and Demandware win ‘Retailer Technology Initiative of the Year’

Corporate     2:44 pm, December 9, 2014

Retail Week announces winners for the Collect+ Retail Week Enterprise Awards 2014 at Grosvenor House Hotel ceremony

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CMAE Goes Spanish

CMAE Goes Spanish

Management Topics     2:43 pm, December 9, 2014

The Club Managers Association of Europe recently staged a Management Development programme Part 1 for a group of Spanish club industry professionals.

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Tiger Woods Design to Create Golf Course for ‘AKOYA Oxygen’

Tiger Woods Design to Create Golf Course for ‘AKOYA Oxygen’

Courses     2:42 pm, December 9, 2014

DAMAC Properties Announce ‘Trump World Golf Club Dubai’, 18-Hole Championship Course will be designed by Tiger Woods

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End of Year High For Kingsbarns Golf Links

End of Year High For Kingsbarns Golf Links

Travel     2:42 pm, December 9, 2014

The Fife course rounded off the year by picking up the top award at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards and climbing up Golf Monthly’s top 100 UK & Ireland golf courses list for 2015/16

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GolfBox A/S and Swedish Golf Federation sign new 10-year agreement

GolfBox A/S and Swedish Golf Federation sign new 10-year agreement

Corporate     2:41 pm, December 9, 2014

The new agreement extends and confirms a very successful relationship between GolfBox and SGF who have worked closely together since 2006

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Guildford College – Merrist Wood Becomes GTC Quality Assured Centre

Guildford College – Merrist Wood Becomes GTC Quality Assured Centre

Management Topics     2:41 pm, December 9, 2014

The Greenkeepers Training Committee is pleased to welcome Guildford - Merrist Wood College, Surrey on to its Quality Assured Scheme.

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Clubfitting Business Soars for Former Airline Pilot

Clubfitting Business Soars for Former Airline Pilot

Corporate     2:34 pm, December 9, 2014

Former pilot Theo Erben believes the sky’s the limit after investing in Foresight Sports technology for his golf business. Erben, 67, has been a professional clubfitter since 1995 after leaving his job as a captain with Dutch national airline KLM, for whom he had worked for 34 years. And, in that time, he has built […]

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Turf Growers “An Integral Part Of The British Farming Industry”

Turf Growers “An Integral Part Of The British Farming Industry”

Management Topics     2:33 pm, December 9, 2014

Guy Smith, NFU Vice President, spoke at the recent TGA conference about the importance of British growers working together to influence Government and EU policy

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Top Publishing Award Win for GOLF RETAILING

Top Publishing Award Win for GOLF RETAILING

Media     2:33 pm, December 9, 2014

The team at GOLF RETAILING received an early Christmas present when they won the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) Award for Magazine Launch/Relaunch of the Year

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Great value ticket offer for 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Great value ticket offer for 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Sponsorship     2:32 pm, December 9, 2014

Justin Rose will feature prominently from today in a poster campaign throughout Scotland

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Royal Liverpool Pro Named PGA Captain-Elect

Royal Liverpool Pro Named PGA Captain-Elect

People     4:03 pm, December 8, 2014

Royal Liverpool head PGA Professional John Heggarty has received an early Christmas gift after being named PGA Captain-elect

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Beaufort Golf Course and Prime Agricultural Land for €2m

Beaufort Golf Course and Prime Agricultural Land for €2m

Property     4:02 pm, December 8, 2014

Beaufort Golf Course is 10km west of Killarney, nestled between the MacGillycuddy Reeds – Irelands’ highest mountain range - and the Lakes of Killarney

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Duchell BV and Golf Challenge of France join forces!

Duchell BV and Golf Challenge of France join forces!

Corporate     3:53 pm, December 8, 2014

With pride Duchell announces a strategic alliance with Golf Challenge of France and welcomes them as a shareholder of Duchell BV.

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In-depth Coaching for Blind Golfers

In-depth Coaching for Blind Golfers

Growing the Game     3:52 pm, December 8, 2014

Anders Mankert, head pro at Cosby Golf Club, has just held an in-depth session at his home club for the England and Wales Blind Golf Association

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Stewart Golf agrees Jumbo retail deal

Stewart Golf agrees Jumbo retail deal

Corporate     3:52 pm, December 8, 2014

Premium British trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has agreed an exclusive deal with the Netherlands’ largest golf retailer to stock its new R1 Push trolley

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Profile Products Renews Support of ASGCA

Profile Products Renews Support of ASGCA

Sponsorship     3:51 pm, December 8, 2014

Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois continues educational support of American Society of Golf Course Architects members

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