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Votes for Women Gets Worldwide Coverage

March 28th, 2014

News that in September The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the founding club of The R&A, will vote on a motion to admit women as members has attracted media attention all around the globe.

The Club’s committees are strongly in favour of the rule change and are asking members to support it. In fact Wilson Sibbett, the chairman of the R&A’s general committee, asks members ‘to welcome’ female members. Let us hope that they do.

As the Club celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2004, it devolved responsibility for the administration of the Rules of Golf, the running of The Open Championship and other key events, and the development of the game in existing and emerging golfing nations, to a newly formed group of companies collectively known as ‘The R&A’.

As far as the public image of golf is concerned, however, this distinction is meaningless and the whole golf industry will be hoping that the 2,400 members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews vote for the rule change in overwhelming numbers.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

publisher@golfbusinessnews.com

@GBNPublisher

St Andrews Major Golf Club Near Cardiff – For Sale

St Andrews Major Golf Club Near Cardiff – For Sale

Property     9:23 am, March 28, 2014

Offers in the region of £800,000 are invited for the property, which is situated between Cardiff and Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, with easy access to the M4 Motorway

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Nike Golf Introduces New Limited Edition Footwear

Nike Golf Introduces New Limited Edition Footwear

New Products     9:22 am, March 28, 2014

Innovative Performance Meets Time-Honoured Tradition: Nike Athletes will debut Limited Edition TW’ 14 and Lunar Control shoes in competition

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Toro Brings Rushmore Golf Course To Life

Toro Brings Rushmore Golf Course To Life

Courses     9:22 am, March 28, 2014

Rushmore Golf Club has nine holes in Wiltshire and nine in Dorset and that gives us a unique set of maintenance requirements. For example, there are no bunkers in Wiltshire....

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Free Loyalty Card Set To Be #1 In Golf

Free Loyalty Card Set To Be #1 In Golf

Corporate     9:21 am, March 28, 2014

Direct Golf UK is ‘making golf more affordable’ for hundreds of thousands of people with the launch of a new loyalty card, enabling shoppers to turn online points into in-store bargains

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Four-Time European Tour Winner Matteo Manassero Signs Up To HSBC GBF

Four-Time European Tour Winner Matteo Manassero Signs Up To HSBC GBF

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:21 am, March 28, 2014

Golfing superstar Matteo Manassero has signed up as a special panel guest for the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, 28-30 April

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Fourth partner joins fast-growing golf design firm

Fourth partner joins fast-growing golf design firm

People     9:20 am, March 28, 2014

Global golf design practice (re)Golf has positioned itself to continue its rapid growth with the addition of Irish architect Paul O’Brien

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Speedcut busy on golf club projects across the south as weather conditions improve

Speedcut busy on golf club projects across the south as weather conditions improve

Corporate     9:20 am, March 28, 2014

Speedcut Contractors have been taking advantage of the improving weather conditions in southern England to continue a wide range of golf projects and to take on new contracts.

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Action Plan Unveiled For China Golf Tourism

Action Plan Unveiled For China Golf Tourism

Travel     9:19 am, March 28, 2014

Three new initiatives to boost China’s rapidly expanding golf travel industry have been announced at the Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) in Haikou

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Cottrell Park announces facility investment

Cottrell Park announces facility investment

Courses     9:19 am, March 28, 2014

Cottrell Park Golf Resort near Cardiff has unveiled a comprehensive investment plan to improve facilities and on-course machinery

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World’s Largest Amateur Golf Tournament: 3,500 Golfers from more tan 25 Countries

World’s Largest Amateur Golf Tournament: 3,500 Golfers from more tan 25 Countries

Travel     9:19 am, March 28, 2014

The Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship enters its 31st edition this summer in the ‘Golf Capital of the World’

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Brocket Hall Aims To Become Leading Junior Academy

Brocket Hall Aims To Become Leading Junior Academy

Management Topics     9:18 am, March 28, 2014

At the centre of the development is the introduction of the Golf Foundation's Junior Golf Passport programme, a nationally recognised scheme endorsed by the PGA

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Tom Large to become new GM at Surrey’s Wildwood G&CC

Tom Large to become new GM at Surrey’s Wildwood G&CC

People     9:18 am, March 28, 2014

Wildwood Golf & Country Club has planning permission to re-develop the golf club into a major hotel and lodge offering alongside the three existing nines.

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Carr Golf Travel launches its 2014 Annual Pro Am / 20-23 Oct 2014

Carr Golf Travel launches its 2014 Annual Pro Am / 20-23 Oct 2014

Travel     9:17 am, March 28, 2014

Carr Golf Travel, celebrating 25 years in play this year, have announced the program for its 2014 Pro Am, which will be held in Dublin and Belfast

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Award-Winning Direct Golf Appoints Azalea to Manage PR

Award-Winning Direct Golf Appoints Azalea to Manage PR

Corporate     9:17 am, March 28, 2014

Award-winning Direct Golf, Europe's leading multi-channel specialist golf retailer, has appointed golf marcomms specialist The Azalea Group to manage its PR outreach

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Lee innovates to grow the game at Mid-Sussex

Lee innovates to grow the game at Mid-Sussex

Management Topics     9:14 am, March 28, 2014

In just three years, Head PGA Professional Lee Andrews and the team at Mid-Sussex GC have turned a club with zero beginner members to one where there are now nearly 300

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Suppliers see benefits in Crossover Technologies’ XCodes

Suppliers see benefits in Crossover Technologies’ XCodes

Corporate     9:13 am, March 28, 2014

Adams Golf, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren have recently joined 80 other industry leading brands such as FootJoy, PING and TaylorMade in supporting XCodes, an industry wide catalogue of standardised product data from Crossover Technologies

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Helen Alfredsson becomes Evian Resort ambassador

Helen Alfredsson becomes Evian Resort ambassador

People     9:11 am, March 28, 2014

Three-times champion at the Evian Masters (1994 - 1998 - 2008) on this very course, Helen Alfredsson enjoys a high profile all over the world.

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3rd Asia Golf Tourism Convention off to Flying Start with Record Attendance

3rd Asia Golf Tourism Convention off to Flying Start with Record Attendance

Exhibitions & Conferences     9:10 am, March 28, 2014

The event, running from 24-27 March, is being held by global golf tourism industry organisation IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) in partnership with the Mission Hills Group and the Haikou government and has attracted a record 194 golf tour operators from 32 countries

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Opportunities to grow golf despite funding cut

Opportunities to grow golf despite funding cut

Management Topics     12:05 pm, March 27, 2014

The drive to get more adults to play more golf in England was set a fresh challenge today when a cut in public funding for the sport was announced.

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St Andrews Links Trust tees up developments with £1.5m funding from RBS

St Andrews Links Trust tees up developments with £1.5m funding from RBS

Corporate     12:04 pm, March 27, 2014

Golfers will be able to tee off in style at the Home of Golf thanks to £1.5m in new facilities from the Royal Bank of Scotland

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Hybrid mowers keep it clean

Hybrid mowers keep it clean

Courses     12:04 pm, March 27, 2014

Meldrum House Golf Club course manager Kenny Harper is a man on a mission – to make this top 100 course as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible, with benefits to both the golf course and the overall parkland estate

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Published Today: The Faldo/Norman ‘Masters Duel’ of 1996

Published Today: The Faldo/Norman ‘Masters Duel’ of 1996

Media     12:03 pm, March 27, 2014

Award-winning golf writer Andy Farrell’s latest book is a detailed account of one of the most famous duels in sporting history

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Blind golf champion becomes club captain

Blind golf champion becomes club captain

People     12:03 pm, March 27, 2014

A blind golf champion has just become captain of Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in Sussex.

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PrideSports BreakBoundaries with Four New Tees for 2014

PrideSports BreakBoundaries with Four New Tees for 2014

New Products     11:59 am, March 27, 2014

PrideSports, makers of stellar golf brands including Softspikescleats, PTS tees and BLACK WIDOW grips, unveil an extensive line of new PTS tees for 2014.

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Marriott Golf announces 2014 Family Golf Festival event schedule

Marriott Golf announces 2014 Family Golf Festival event schedule

Corporate     11:58 am, March 27, 2014

These one-day family golf-themed events will take place at 28 leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world

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How To Become A Presenter At BTME 2015

How To Become A Presenter At BTME 2015

Exhibitions & Conferences     11:57 am, March 27, 2014

Do you have the skills, expertise and knowledge required to present an education event at ‘Continue to Learn’ at BTME 2015? If so, now's your chance

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McGinley Unveils Official Wine of The 2014 Ryder Cup

McGinley Unveils Official Wine of The 2014 Ryder Cup

Sponsorship     11:56 am, March 27, 2014

Mouton Cadet Selection Ryder Cup, made with the support of Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley, has been unveiled as the official wine of The 2014 Ryder Cup

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