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May 13th, 2014

As Gordon King – our guest writer this morning – reminds us, owning a golf course business has many benefits that are hard to beat. Golf in Scotland remains ‘a traditional pastime – an accessible, popular game open to all at affordable cost’.

‘Accessible’ and ‘affordable’: words that need to apply to the golf course business all around the world.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

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BGL targets rapid growth with new Adventure Leisure business

BGL targets rapid growth with new Adventure Leisure business

Corporate     12:01 pm, May 16, 2014

Burhill Golf and Leisure, which owns and operates 10 UK golf venues, has announced the formation of a new business focused on the development of adventure golf and family leisure attractions

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De Vere Hotels & Resorts supports Teeofftimes.co.uk/Golf Foundation fundraiser

De Vere Hotels & Resorts supports Teeofftimes.co.uk/Golf Foundation fundraiser

Sponsorship     12:01 pm, May 16, 2014

De Vere Hotels & Resorts has given its support to a fundraising project started by leading online tee-time booking provider Teeofftimes.co.uk to help the next generation of golfers

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Guarantee A Perfect Cut This Season

Guarantee A Perfect Cut This Season

Corporate     12:00 pm, May 16, 2014

Only a genuine Toro cylinder ensures a superior quality cut, says Lely

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Portraits of Golf Legends Lead Bonhams First Golf Heritage Sale in Scotland

Portraits of Golf Legends Lead Bonhams First Golf Heritage Sale in Scotland

Salesroom & Memorabilia     11:59 am, May 16, 2014

Portraits of golfing superstars Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo lead the first Golf Heritage sale to be held in Scotland when they go under the hammer at Bonhams, Edinburgh on 11 June

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European Tour and Titleist extend long-standing partnership

European Tour and Titleist extend long-standing partnership

Corporate     11:59 am, May 16, 2014

The European Tour has extended its long-standing partnership with Titleist, the number one ball in golf, as an Official Partner until 2018

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Monte Rei Continues to Invest in the Latest Technology

Monte Rei Continues to Invest in the Latest Technology

Travel     11:59 am, May 16, 2014

Monte Rei announce the opening of a new swing studio facility equipped with the latest in swing analysis technology to compliment the existing first class practice facilities.

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All quiet on the north-western front

All quiet on the north-western front

Management Topics     11:58 am, May 16, 2014

Greenkeepers in the north-west of England are preserving the peace and tranquillity of their courses, thanks to John Deere’s 2500E hybrid electric triplex greens mowers

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adidas Golf Introduces Innovative climachill Apparel Collection

adidas Golf Introduces Innovative climachill Apparel Collection

New Products     11:57 am, May 16, 2014

Exclusive Fabric Technology is Company’s ‘most breathable material ever, delivering cooling sensation and superior breathability’

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Three New Fellows for American Society of Golf Course Architects

Three New Fellows for American Society of Golf Course Architects

People     11:57 am, May 16, 2014

Cary Bickler, Keith Evans and Dr. Michael Hurdzan advance from Regular member status

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Tenerife’s Invitation to ‘Golf Cool’ This Summer

Tenerife’s Invitation to ‘Golf Cool’ This Summer

Travel     11:56 am, May 16, 2014

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation (TTC) is seeking to showcase its wonderful portfolio of courses and ideal climate to golfers from across the UK

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Carden Park Furthers Award-Winning Credentials with Strategic Course Investment

Carden Park Furthers Award-Winning Credentials with Strategic Course Investment

Courses     11:55 am, May 16, 2014

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa further improves the standard of its championship golf courses with a full bunker refurbishment programme

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Technical Sales Roles for former Ransomes Jacobsen demonstrators

Technical Sales Roles for former Ransomes Jacobsen demonstrators

People     11:54 am, May 16, 2014

Harvey Doughty and Robert Hayward, both former Product Demonstrators at Ransomes Jacobsen, have been promoted to the role of Technical Sales Manager

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GCSAA tabs Smith to fill communications post

GCSAA tabs Smith to fill communications post

People     11:54 am, May 16, 2014

Longtime golf industry communicator with more than three decades of experience joins the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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The Belfry Chooses SISIS for Continued Excellence

The Belfry Chooses SISIS for Continued Excellence

Courses     11:49 am, May 16, 2014

Angus Macleod, Course Manager at The Belfry, has selected SISIS Megaslit and Multislit tractor mounted deep slitters for maintaining the greens surrounds, approaches and fairways on all three world renowned courses

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‘Modern British Golf’ is Bunker Mentality’s Banner

‘Modern British Golf’ is Bunker Mentality’s Banner

New Products     11:48 am, May 16, 2014

Bunker Mentality, one of Europe's most fashionable golf clothing brands has launched its Spring Summer 14 collection with great success around the world

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U.S. Kids Golf Championship to Tee Off With Record Numbers

U.S. Kids Golf Championship to Tee Off With Record Numbers

Sponsorship     11:47 am, May 16, 2014

More than 560 young golfers have signed up for the U.S Kids Golf European Championship

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Royal & Awesome Adds Sparks to Children’s Charity Fundraiser

Royal & Awesome Adds Sparks to Children’s Charity Fundraiser

Corporate     11:46 am, May 16, 2014

Golfers participating in a fundraising 72-hole golfing marathon at Fulwell GC in June will be able to add a dash of colour after Royal & Awesome - Scotland's spectacular golf clothing brand - teamed up with organiser Sparks

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Lee Schmidt elected president of American Society of Golf Course Architects

Lee Schmidt elected president of American Society of Golf Course Architects

People     10:57 am, May 15, 2014

He is a Principal in Schmidt-Curley Golf Design with Brian Curley, ASGCA. The firm has offices in the United States and China, and Schmidt is one of the best-known architects in both Asia and North America

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Cork gets ready for spectacular Festival of Golf at the 2014 Irish Open

Cork gets ready for spectacular Festival of Golf at the 2014 Irish Open

Sponsorship     10:35 am, May 15, 2014

4 days, 156 players, €2m prize fund, up to 100,000 spectators and over 1,600 staff!

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Club Inc. report ‘going from strength to strength in 2014’

Club Inc. report ‘going from strength to strength in 2014’

Management Topics     10:35 am, May 15, 2014

High-end clients include Castiglion del Bosco, Jonas Club Software, The Wisley and Cannes Mougins

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Crown Golf Targets 4 Million Unwanted Golf Bags in ‘Amnesty’

Crown Golf Targets 4 Million Unwanted Golf Bags in ‘Amnesty’

Corporate     10:27 am, May 15, 2014

Crown Golf appeals for golfers to surrender unwanted golf bags and clubs at 25 Crown Golf venues across the UK. The amnesty runs from 12th June to 28th September

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Vault 002 – the New Range from RIFE

Vault 002 – the New Range from RIFE

New Products     10:26 am, May 15, 2014

The new range for 2014 combines performance driven design, Rife’s patented Roll Groove technology and a pristine PVD black finish

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Your Golf Travel announced as Official Travel Partner of the NI Open 2014

Your Golf Travel announced as Official Travel Partner of the NI Open 2014

Sponsorship     10:26 am, May 15, 2014

This year's £140,000 showpiece at Galgorm Castle promises another stellar line-up, headlined by five-time European Tour winner Michael Hoey

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‘Audrey’ irons out the wrinkles on Windermere’s greens

‘Audrey’ irons out the wrinkles on Windermere’s greens

Courses     10:25 am, May 15, 2014

Windermere Golf Club has received an exciting piece of equipment, thanks to the generosity of one of its members

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