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19/11/2019
Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd. will now serve as the authorised distributor for Ransomes and Jacobsen turf equipment in Suffolk and Norfolk territories, expanding its relationship with the brands.
15/11/2019
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK – 14th November 2019 – Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) has reported a substantial growth in rounds played for the months of July, August and September.
15/11/2019
(Brussels, Belgium, November 8, 2019) - Club Car, a global leader in small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, today announced a four-year extension to its long-standing partnership with The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).
12/11/2019
Oulton Hall has partnered with the armed forces charity Tickets For Troops to provide complimentary golf at its award-winning venue.
11/11/2019
Hybrid, it’s the buzzword of the times with customers demanding cleaner, greener mowing options and Toro has responded to that demand by creating the Greensmaster eTriFlex 3360, the quietest ride-on greensmower yet.
30/10/2019
The findings of a detailed report into the effects of driving distances are now to be published in February 2020.
23/10/2019
The UK Golf Federation is pleased to announce that TGI Golf will become the body’s official retail partner in an arrangement that will give its members access to the group’s full suite of benefits.
23/10/2019
(Brussels, Belgium, October 23, 2019) – Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and Official Supplier to The European Tour, has delivered a new fleet of 175 golf vehicles to leading multi-course owner, Burhill Group Ltd.
23/10/2019
Three-year agreement names Toro as preferred supplier to idVerde locations across Europe
18/10/2019
The Algarve is officially on top of the world after it was named as IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year for 2020.
15/10/2019
-Australian Open venue joins 33 other courses in 15 countries on reciprocal list-
15/10/2019
Seaton Carew Golf Club near Hartlepool will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024 and the club, which is the 10th oldest in England, is determined to make sure its course is in the best condition possible for those celebrations.
11/10/2019
The UK Golf Federation who represent proprietary golf courses and driving ranges in the UK have joined the All Party Parliamentary Golf Group.
11/10/2019
Tagmarshal, the golf course intelligence and pace-of-play system used globally by golf courses, has retained Azalea to elevate the brand in key European markets and to introduce it to golf clubs and resorts across the continent.
09/10/2019
Wolverhampton, UK: As one of his final acts in post, Nick Pink, departing Chief Executive of England Golf has visited the award winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton. On his visit last week, Nick met with England Golf’s 2019 Lifetime Service award winner, UK Golf Federation Board Member and 3 Hammers owner, Ian Bonser, to experience first
09/10/2019
Wolverhampton, UK: Ian Bonser, owner of the national award-winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex and board member of the UK Golf Federation was presented with the Lifetime Service Award at the prestigious England Golf Awards in London. The award, which is the greatest accolade in the golf industry, not only recognises his 30+ year career, but most signif
04/10/2019
Spain’s La Manga Club will provide a fitting venue for two of amateur golf’s most prestigious competitions next year after being chosen to host the 2020 Bonallack and Patsy Hankins Trophies for the first time in its illustrious history.
04/10/2019
Essex-based Swan Golf Designs (SGD) is to create a schedule of autumn and winter improvement work at Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC, in Bedfordshire.
30/09/2019
-Latest models feature cutting edge technology for course & travel bag line-up-
24/09/2019
Royal Blackheath Golf Club in Eltham, south east London, has returned to the John Deere stable after signing a five-year package deal with Farol Ltd of Twyford in Berkshire for a new fleet of course maintenance equipment.
24/09/2019
Ransomes Jacobsen, has added 12 new engineering trainees to their successful apprenticeship scheme.
24/09/2019
Reesink Turfcare is delighted to announce the winners of its Aftermarket Dealer Awards. Commending exceptional performance, the awards acknowledge the top performers in customer service across Reesink’s dealer network.
24/09/2019
-Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors now compatible with SuperStroke Tech-Port Putter Grips-
20/09/2019
-Latest advance in the T//WORLD Series offers the XP-1 family at competitive prices-
20/09/2019
Stage one of the irrigation refit at Blackpool North Shore Golf Club is complete with the successful – and quick – installation of a Toro Lynx central control system.
12/09/2019
Ian Bonser, this year’s winner of the England Golf Lifetime Service Award and owner of the National Award Winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex, has received further recognition of his ongoing commitment to making golf more accessible by being invited to join the board of the UK Golf Federation.
12/09/2019
Gleneagles will hold a unique position in golfing history when the biggest event in women’s golf concludes this weekend, by becoming the first venue in Europe to have hosted both The Solheim Cup and The Ryder Cup (in 2014).
12/09/2019
Ganton Golf Club in North Yorkshire has upgraded its irrigation system with Toro Lynx central control and Infinity sprinklers on the greens and aprons.
05/09/2019
BGL grows membership numbers by 25% over five years Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK – 30th July 2019 – Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) continues to go from strength to strength as the group has seen significant increases in membership revenue at its 10 venues across the UK.
02/09/2019
Royal Norwich Golf Club has already been benefitting from Toro machines as it builds its new golf course from scratch, but now course manager Peter Todd has also enlisted the help of a second Reesink Turfcare brand, 1st Products.
28/08/2019
Chigwell Golf Club in Essex has taken delivery of its second Toro fleet as it proves itself a winner in the eyes of its membership.
22/08/2019
In the last 10 years Teesside Golf Club at Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees has undergone the biggest transformation of any club in the area, both on and off the course, which has been altered dramatically with the introduction of new tees, ponds and bunkers and the planting of more than 30,000 trees.
21/08/2019
(Brussels, Belgium, August 20, 2019) – Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has implemented a new fleet of electric utility vehicles at Atlantis, The Palm, to help one of Dubai’s most iconic resorts deliver its legendary five-star customer service.
21/08/2019
If success is a fresh pair of eyes, then The Bradford Golf Club in West Yorkshire has well and truly succeeded since the arrival of its first Toro fleet.
20/08/2019
Motocaddy, the world’s top-selling powered trolley brand, is upgrading its popular free-to-use GPS app to incorporate potential lifesaving features that indicate the location of on-course defibrillators and provide golfers with CPR instructions to administer to anyone suffering a cardiac arrest when playing golf.
13/08/2019
Wentworth Club and John Deere Limited have announced a new, exclusive partnership for the supply of golf course maintenance equipment to the world famous West, East and Edinburgh Championship Courses at Virginia Water in Surrey, from spring 2019.
12/08/2019
Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has upgraded its customer experience with the launch of a new online car configurator, which allows prospective customers to design, build and view their vehicles online before purchase.
10/08/2019
The Royal Automobile Club’s golf course manager Lee Strutt is a long-term fan of John Deere tractors, and his latest acquisition has been hard at work in its first year on the Old and Coronation downland courses near Epsom in Surrey.
10/08/2019
Since joining Gleneagles in March 2015, director of golf, Gary Silcock, has been on a four-year journey to provide a premium experience for golfers of all abilities from hotel guests to Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup competitors.
01/08/2019
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29/07/2019
Rochelle Bedford has been appointed the new marketing manager for Reesink Turfcare.
19/07/2019
After the successful installation of Highwoods Golf Club’s irrigation system with a Toro Lynx central control system and sprinklers, the Sussex club now has the Toro ‘Total Solution’.
19/07/2019
Farleigh Golf Club has further enhanced its reputation in the golf industry as a breeding ground for talent after revealing that its general manager is set to leave to take up a similar position at one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the UK and Europe.
18/07/2019
The recently formed Club Managers Association of Europe – Middle East & North Africa Region (CMAE MENA) has held its first club education seminars under the title ‘Building confidence in communication’, to train golf course and other managers for new challenges. John Deere supported this initiative by bringing in communication expert Bill McFarlan
10/07/2019
On 18-21 July 2019, The Open makes an historic return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years and bringing golf’s oldest international Championship back again is Royal Portrush in County Antrim. As the club prepares to host the 148th event Toro is honoured to play a role in helping prepare the course.
08/07/2019
2019 brings plenty to celebrate for Sherborne Golf Club. A 125-year anniversary, a Toro machinery fleet update and recognition for the club’s young greenkeeping talent.
01/07/2019
It is the policy of the UK Golf Federation to develop key partnerships with the major service providers and associations in the golf industry to help support their members business’s.
01/07/2019
Having been at Edgbaston Golf Club for 31 years, course manager Eddie Mills knows more than anyone what’s best for the club, which is why he recently signed a second five-year agreement plan with Toro.
27/06/2019
Wentworth Club and John Deere Limited have announced a new, exclusive partnership for the supply of golf course maintenance equipment to the world famous West, East and Edinburgh Championship Courses at Virginia Water in Surrey, from spring 2019.
20/06/2019
Golf Business News talks to Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Golf & Leisure, owner/operator of a portfolio of ten golf clubs in the UK, about the current state of the golf industry and what BGL is doing to take its slice of the increasingly competitive leisure market.
10/06/2019
The family-managed duo of golf courses, Thorpe Wood Golf Course and Orton Meadows Golf Course in Peterborough, continues its joint ambition to switch to Toro with the arrival of its latest fleet.
07/06/2019
Atmosphere and social events are important factors for golf clubs to take into consideration when trying to improve women membership satisfaction. Written by Amelia Lewis, UK Regional Manager, Players 1st
28/05/2019
Triumphant British Golf Show smashes expectations – and announces 2020 date
24/05/2019
15 years ago Linda Segerstam was told she should never play golf again. Persistent back injuries were a huge problem
15/05/2019
PGA Professional – Final Thought April 2019 – Doug Poole – CEO UK Golf Federation
08/05/2019
Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland has recently celebrated the 100th birthday of its iconic King’s and Queen’s Courses, with a little help from local John Deere dealer Sandy Armit of Double A.
08/05/2019
Skin cancer is a global epidemic and the most serious form is melanoma, which is doubling every ten to 15 years.
18/04/2019
The Golf Foundation has revealed the remarkable results of a research project measuring the impact of a new coaching programme for 11-16 year olds. In 10 weeks, every youngster taking part in the pilot projects showed a statistically significant improvement in Mental Toughness which evaluates Confidence, Commitment, Challenge and Control
17/04/2019
Brussels, Belgium, April 4, 2019 - Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is set to unveil a fleet of state-of-the-art golf cars at venues across the UK, following a renewed four-year deal with Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, through licensed dealer Carryway, who deliver and maintain the vehicles.
09/04/2019
BST could help our aims of growing golf participation and also saving valuable resources of energy
01/04/2019
Does 1.7 yards make a difference!!!!
21/03/2019
GolfBIC - the Golf Business Industry Convention, to give it its full title, returned this week to its spiritual home - The Forest of Arden Golf Resort after a three-year period when it moved north to Harrogate to be part of BTME and BIGGA.
26/02/2019
The recent article on the weekly GBN newsletter (attached to our website) highlighted that the study had concluded 'average drive length increased by 1.7 yards on the previous year!'.
26/02/2019
The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf.
26/07/2018
"Champions open access to golf"