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March 7th, 2014

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Gallacher Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Accolade at 2014 Scottish Golf Awards

Gallacher Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Accolade at 2014 Scottish Golf Awards

People     9:33 am, March 4, 2014

At the 2014 Scottish Golf Awards last Friday former Ryder Cup Bernard Gallacher OBE was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement honour, teeing off the nation’s historic Ryder Cup year in fitting style

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Huxley Golf Helps Create Austria’s First All Weather 9 Hole Golf Course

Huxley Golf Helps Create Austria’s First All Weather 9 Hole Golf Course

Courses     9:33 am, March 4, 2014

Built from scratch, Modern Golf near Graz, Austria, is the first of its kind with all the tees, greens and fringes created using Huxley Golf’s exceptional all-weather surfaces

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Marcel Welling Receives NGCOA Champion Award

Marcel Welling Receives NGCOA Champion Award

People     9:32 am, March 4, 2014

Marcel Welling, owner of BurgGolf and a former president of the European Golf Course Owners Association, received the Champion Award for service to course owners at the local level at the NGCOA Conference

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Clacton-on Sea GC gives the nod to a new Wiedenmann XD6

Clacton-on Sea GC gives the nod to a new Wiedenmann XD6

Courses     9:32 am, March 4, 2014

Essex golf course Clacton-on Sea has finally parted with its 17-year-old Wiedenmann Terra Spike P6 aerator replacing it with a top-of-the range Terra Spike XD6

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Myanmar Milestone for Schmidt-Curley Design

Myanmar Milestone for Schmidt-Curley Design

Courses     9:31 am, March 4, 2014

Award-winning Schmidt-Curley Design – one of the world’s most active and innovative design firms – has broken new ground with the signing of its first golf course design in Myanmar

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PGA Collection Supports New Golfer Incentives

PGA Collection Supports New Golfer Incentives

Corporate     9:30 am, March 4, 2014

To help support the various new programmes to increase golf participation at all levels, the PGA Collection is offering PGA Pros the opportunity of purchasing customised individual clubs at a substantial discount

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FootJoy Appoint New Brand Promotion Executives

FootJoy Appoint New Brand Promotion Executives

Corporate     9:30 am, March 4, 2014

FJ invests in three new Brand Promotion Executives to travel the country in a “Shoe Fitting” educational roadshow to share industry renowned shoe fitting expertise

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AGIF and Sentosa Agronomy Education Programme Hailed a Success

AGIF and Sentosa Agronomy Education Programme Hailed a Success

Management Topics     9:29 am, March 4, 2014

Held in conjunction with the HSBC Women’s Champions at Singapore’s award-winning Sentosa Golf Club, the AGIF and Sentosa Agronomy Education Programme was hailed as a resounding success

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Compaction Panning Relief!

Compaction Panning Relief!

Courses     9:29 am, March 4, 2014

It is not often that the Terralift® machines venture much further north than Perth, but they are scheduled to venture up into deepest Scotland during late March/April.

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USGA Institute International Qualifying for U.S. Women’s Open

USGA Institute International Qualifying for U.S. Women’s Open

Sponsorship     9:28 am, March 4, 2014

2014 sites include the People’s Republic of China, England, Japan and the Republic of Korea; Buckinghamshire Golf Club will host European qualifying

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Launch of Blinder USA opens up the American market

Launch of Blinder USA opens up the American market

Corporate     9:28 am, March 4, 2014

Blinder Bunker is unleashing its unique Bunker Liner system and Ecopaths onto the American market with the launch of Blinder USA

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Junior Ryder Cup goes social with new online platforms

Junior Ryder Cup goes social with new online platforms

Media     9:25 am, March 4, 2014

Golf fans will be able to get closer to the action than ever before at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup with the launch of its new online platforms, including new Twitter and Facebook pages and a revamped website at europeantour.com

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Banyan Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Banyan Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Travel     9:24 am, March 4, 2014

the vision of a group of businessmen from the Netherlands to build a golf resort near Hua Hin, which opened five years ago, has been one of Thailand's great tourism success stories

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Mary Beth Lacy To Represent PowerBilt

Mary Beth Lacy To Represent PowerBilt

Corporate     9:23 am, March 4, 2014

Mary Beth Lacy, Inc., has become the new PR representative for Palm Desert-based golf club manufacturer PowerBilt.

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Cobra Releases Limited Edition Green Bio Cell Driver

Cobra Releases Limited Edition Green Bio Cell Driver

New Products     9:21 am, March 4, 2014

Limited Edition Introduction of New Color BiO CELL Celebrates the Season’s First Major

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Dealing with unprecedented disease pressure

Dealing with unprecedented disease pressure

Management Topics     8:03 am, March 3, 2014

Turf plants have been under unprecedented levels of disease pressure this winter, compounded by wet and windy weather conditions that have too often prevented timely fungicide applications

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Wilson Staff launches new longer C100 irons

Wilson Staff launches new longer C100 irons

New Products     8:03 am, March 3, 2014

Next generation of award-winning ‘Control’ irons one of the longest on the market

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Asians and Europeans Go Goodwill Hunting

Asians and Europeans Go Goodwill Hunting

Sponsorship     8:02 am, March 3, 2014

Asia and Europe’s top players will give this week’s World Ladies Championship build-up a fresh edge by going head to head in a friendly team competition

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Rothley Park praise for BLEC machines on golf course

Rothley Park praise for BLEC machines on golf course

Courses     7:58 am, March 3, 2014

Rothley Park Golf Club in Leicestershire is making good use of the two machines purchased during the winter months from BLEC Global

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Age Cymru and Tenovus named Official Charities of Senior Open Championship

Age Cymru and Tenovus named Official Charities of Senior Open Championship

Sponsorship     7:57 am, March 3, 2014

The 2014 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex will be played at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club for the first time in July

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Professionals Set to Flock to Italy for San Domenico International Pro-Am

Professionals Set to Flock to Italy for San Domenico International Pro-Am

Travel     7:56 am, March 3, 2014

The Pro-Am event will see up to 40 teams compete over 54 holes at San Domenico Golf Club, a European Golf Design championship golf course in the Brindisi/Puglia region of southern Italy

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Jacobsen Sponsoring New Industry Innovation Award

Jacobsen Sponsoring New Industry Innovation Award

Sponsorship     7:55 am, March 3, 2014

Jacobsen will sponsor TurfRepublic’s Excellence in Innovation Award, a new industry honour that will recognize men and women in the turf industry who are using innovative new ideas to save time, reduce costs, and create a better experience for players

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Last week's most read stories

  1. PuttView turns heads on European Tour
  2. Sales and Marketing Appointments Signal Exciting Times for FootJoy
  3. PGAs of Europe Strengthen Provision of International Golf Development Expertise
  4. Golf Business Innovation Show: New Event for Club Owners/Managers/Secretaries
  5. Gleddoch appoints Stuart Cruickshank as Golf and Leisure Manager
  6. Hashtag Golf Travel launches with Luxury Giveaway Draw
  7. Global Turf Equipment Adds Golf Ventures International as Caribbean Sales Agent
  8. Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche First in Europe with E-Z-GO ELiTE Golf Cars
  9. Peter Lowery moves to Sandiway Golf Club
  10. Qualifying venues for 2018 Senior Open Championship at St Andrews

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