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Edinburgh, Friday, 15 October 2021: Europe’s biggest pre-owned golf equipment company, Golf Clubs 4 Cash, has appointed industry expert Dean Cracknell as Head of Marketing. Cracknell has impressive credentials having worked for various leading golf manufacturers including Cleveland, TaylorMade, Srixon and most recently HONMA. In this new role he
Walton-on-Thames, England – 12th October 2021 – Burhill Group Limited (BGL), owner and operator of 22 golf courses across 10 UK golf clubs, as well as 10 Adventure Leisure facilities, is continuing to lead the way in team development as two club general managers have achieved CMAE Club Management Diploma qualifications.
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Chris Eigelaar, Resort General Manager at iconic golf destination The Belfry Hotel & Resort has joined the board at the UK Golf Federation (UKGF). The resort has also joined the federation as a Premium Member.
Excitement is continuing to build with the news that the top 60 players in the EuroPro Tour Order of Merit have now been confirmed for the season-ending Tour Championship at Slaley Hall next month.
Farleigh Golf Club, Surrey, has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives by completing the development of two areas of wildflowers on the course as part of the Operation Pollinator programme.
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The UK Golf Federation Flying High! The UK Golf Federation membership continues to grow as it fly’s past 1,200! Yes 1,232 members to be exact and still growing.
Sustainable machinery in the form of Toro’s all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 and three electric Workman GTXe utility vehicles lead Wallasey Golf Club’s new order with Cheshire Turf Machinery.
The countdown is underway to Finca Cortesin hosting the biggest team competition in women’s golf, with all roads pointing to Spain for the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Make the most of the last few summer weeks and get your game of golf booked in now! You can book 19 days in advance, and we charge the same rate 7 days a week!
Reesink Turfcare introduces the new generation of TYM tractors in a streamlined range with new engines and a new look, following market feedback and TYM’s own rebranding.
Slaley Hall has been handed an unexpected opportunity to end the season in style after being chosen to host the grand finale of Europe’s leading developmental golf tour, the PGA EuroPro Tour.
As a prestige club with a proud history of hosting international tournaments, Nairn Golf Club, situated in the Highlands of Scotland, has yet again renewed its lease agreement with Toro, taking its fleet of machines to 22.
Robert Bayliss has said goodbye to Weymouth Golf Club in Dorset after 42 years serving the James Braid-designed parkland course.
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As the Official Apparel Supplier of the European Solheim Cup team, PING is today releasing details of the apparel collection to be worn by Team Europe at the upcoming 2021 Solheim Cup, at Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio.
David Cole is leaving the role of Reesink UK’s managing director in April 2022.
ClubNet Systems, a club management software company owned by Irish technology company Golfgraffix, has now launched their business in the United Kingdom, and have today revealed their new website:
Farleigh Golf Club is reinforcing its commitment to women’s golf with a busy year of events and coaching sessions to tap into a new generation of female golfers of all ages and abilities.
It may have been the 15th British Open hosted at prestigious Royal St George’s in Sandwich, Kent, but for the greenkeeping team headed up by course manager Paul Larsen, the 149th Open was an extraordinary and unique event.
ECCO GOLF Ambassador, Erik van Rooyen, won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday after a brilliant final round that included six birdies and an eagle.
The stage is set at London Golf Club as it gears up to welcome some of the best professional golfers in the world for its highly-anticipated return to the European Tour calendar.
Scottish club strives for perfection with support of Toro fleet
A spectacular final round performance saw Michael Farrier-Twist overturn a five-shot deficit to snatch victory from three-time European Tour winner, Kenny Ferrie, at the Coca Cola PGA Assistants’ Championship held at Farleigh Golf Club.
For the ultimate versatility, Toro’s Sidewinder technology seen in the Reelmaster 3100-D and Groundsmaster 3500-D is game-changing.
Harpenden, Hertfordshire – 28/07/21 – Located just outside Harpenden, Redbourn Golf Club is nearing the completion of a £1 million investment project designed to significantly improve the club’s sustainability, while also elevating its food and beverage offerings and practice facilities.
Motocaddy, the market-leading trolley brand worldwide, has praised the support of its retail partners after extending its share in the UK push trolley market, according to the latest sales figures released by golf industry research specialists, Golf Datatech.
Royal St George’s has undergone months of preparations to welcome players, spectators and members of the media for The 149th Open and ably assisting the talented greenkeeping team create optimal course conditions are Toro machinery and irrigation.
Farleigh member Paul Bennett wrote himself into Farleigh Golf Club’s, and potentially amateur golf’s, history books as he impressively birdied all the par threes in the first round of the annual Club Championships.
More than 120,000 golfers had dreams of an appearance at Slaley Hall when the prolific Daily Mail Foursomes teed-off more than 12 months ago – and now, with just three rounds left to complete, a place in the final 16 is finally on the horizon.
Reesink Turfcare’s ReeAssure Maintenance Scheme has provided a number of invaluable benefits for Falkirk Golf Club in Scotland, which had its fingers burnt by a previous service provider.
Essendon, Hertfordshire, UK – 30th June 2021 – Visit Kent, the official destination management organisation responsible for supporting and growing tourism in Kent, has appointed GMS as its marketing agency for an upcoming campaign focussed on The 149th Open.
The QHotels Group’s prominent position at the head of the UK golf market has been further enhanced following the release of a new rankings list of the top 100 resorts in Great Britain and Ireland.
Toro involved in many key milestones in company’s history Toro dealer Cheshire Turf Machinery, based in Stockport near Manchester, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Using automotive-quality materials with dynamic power options and sleek designs, the Club Car Onward delivers the experience you would expect from the best luxury carts in the business.
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Farleigh Golf Club is adding extra energy to its junior golf as it underlines its commitment to developing the next generation.
Large rollout planned for next five years and beyond, with Southampton and Sheffield open this month
The QHotels Group has underlined its long-term commitment to golf by announcing a new multi-million-pound investment across its golf resorts over the next three years.
Reesink Turfcare is offering 10 percent off genuine Toro rotary blades in May to ensure there’s nothing holding you back from delivering the perfect cut in the busiest season of the year.
The new £7m facility at the Surrey club, designed by renowned architects Michaelis Boyd, opens next week and was built for families and the environment they will inherit.
Club chooses Reesink Turfcare for fleet maintenance cover Reesink Turfcare’s ReeAssure maintenance scheme has been worth its weight in gold for course manager Rob Peers at Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent.
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Biddenden, Kent, UK – 26th April 2021 – Chart Hills Golf Club will be officially relaunching on 1st June, 2021, following an intensive year-long redevelopment.
ECCO® GOLF ambassador, Lydia Ko, fired a new tournament record of 28-under-par to claim her first win in over two years on Saturday at the LOTTE Championship on the LPGA Tour.
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Dore and Totley Golf Club is the first club in South Yorkshire to take delivery of Toro’s all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 greens mower. The machine was selected to join the all-Toro fleet and continue its drive on economy, productivity and efficiency which has resulted in a course members are proud to be associated with.
Growing golf participation is key for the future of golf and with only 12 to 14% women currently members or playing golf in across the UK., Women’s Golf Day is a great campaign for everyone in golf to support. So, for 2021 the UK Golf Federation will be supporting the only worldwide campaign to change this huge miss! And will therefore be promoting
Royal Norwich continues to invest in the latest innovation from Toro. The club in Norfolk has taken advantage of the electric power revolution Toro spearheads with the delivery of an electric Workman GTX-e utility vehicle, alongside the latest pedestrian mower, Toro’s Greensmaster 1026 and is the first club in the country to order Toro’s new NozzAl
The countdown is on to the start of The Masters and The QHotels Group is celebrating the first Major of the season in style, with two bumper golf breaks for 16 people up for grabs in ‘The 2021 QHotels Masters Challenge’.
Stratford Oaks Golf Club, in Warwickshire, spent its time in lockdown carefully considering the best machinery maintenance equipment for the long-term future of the club. Its conclusion, unanimously, was a Reesink finance deal for a Toro fleet.
David Timms is delighted to be working with Toro again after 18 years as the new regional business manager for Reesink Turfcare in the Southwest and Midlands.
Farleigh Golf Club’s general manager, James Ibbetson, is celebrating a remarkable 12 months in charge of the Surrey club after being named Golf Manager of The Year in the prestigious annual 59club golf customer service awards.
Since having a new Toro irrigation system installed in 2019, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club’s course has seen a “remarkable improvement” according to course and estates manager James Bledge
Sandwich Bay, Kent, March 2021 – Prince’s Golf Club, host of the 1932 Open Championship, has announce the completion of a further stage of developments across the 27-hole facility, once again completed under the stewardship of renowned golf course architects McKenzie & Ebert.
Investing in your first fleet deal is a big decision, but after seeing both Toro irrigation and machinery in action, Olton Golf Club in Solihull was confident Toro was the way to go.
With the sun can come dangers for your lakes and ponds and as we know the warm weather arrived early last year with April the sunniest on record. As a result, water management specialist Otterbine is advising greenkeepers to be prepared and take action now to avoid problems and costly fixes later.
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The new online platform for the proprietary golf course and driving range owners industry show which is organised by The UK Golf Federation with technology and media partner Golf Business News has been well received by speakers and delegates alike.
Reesink offers 10 percent off range for March
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‘Good things come in small packages’ has never been truer than when discussing the TYM T194 compact utility tractor. Packed with all the key features and functions of a larger tractor but in a neat and compact package, the T194 truly offers the best of both worlds.
It’s about this time of year Reesink Turfcare would be at BTME. The stand in the Purple Zone would be up, the coffee machine would be on and Reesink representatives would be ready to meet customers and greet new contacts, telling them what they can expect this year from Toro’s fine turf machinery and irrigation products, Otterbine lake and pond aer
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PHOENIX (January 19, 2021) – Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who has enjoyed a string of victories and high finishes worldwide in recent months, renewed his equipment contract with PING, the company announced today. Terms of the agreement were not released.
Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards entries open for 2021
Golfers visiting Leven Links Golf Course in Fife are often unaware that they are playing, in part, over one of the oldest pieces of golfing land in the world. This is a traditional links with rolling fairways, many of which are lined by ancient sand dunes, fast putting surfaces, burns and pot bunkers.
It was a deal a couple of years in the making for Hainault Golf Club in Chigwell, Essex, as it changed machinery brands and settled on a large fleet with Toro and Reesink, and it was worth the wait according to course manager Paul Selbie.
The new Eclipse 360 ELiTE from Jacobsen has been designed to combine the next generation of ELiTE lithium-ion batteries with a signature cut that has been trusted for a century.
Back in September, The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) announced details of one of the most significant changes to the membership structure in the Association’s 119-year history. In addition to changing the way PGA Professionals are categorised, the 2020 Vision initiative – which goes live today - sees the launch of two new membership group
Production of the first-ever HR800 has been completed at the Ransomes Jacobsen Centre of Excellence in Ipswich, England.
Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club in Bridgend, commonly known as P&K, is one of Wales''s few true championship links courses. Its lofty sand dunes and unique series of habitats hug the same stretch of South Wales coastline as its near neighbour Royal Porthcawl.
GolfBIC is back for 2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2021! With a new and exciting online conference and show.
More Toro to support continued development in the North West Green Circle Leisure is bringing in more Toro to keep standards high as it embarks on the next stage of development across two of its clubs in the North West.
LPGA’s newest Official Partner to support world-wide agronomic efforts LPGA Foundation, Renee Powell Grant to receive additional support
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New deal signed with world-famous Championship club
Gainsborough, UK (27 November 2020): Long-serving Ping Europe Managing Director, John Clark, will step down from his role at the end of this year, with current General Manager, Lisa Lovatt, taking up the position.
Scotland''''s newest golf course, Dumbarnie Links on the south coast of Fife, officially opened for play at the end of May. This was just a couple of weeks later than originally planned due to government imposed restrictions following the Covid-19 pandemic. The vision was to provide a first class, true links style golf experience of international q
With an ageing fleet and the decision made to replace it, quality of cut, comfort and simplicity saw Gorleston Golf Club go for nine new Jacobsen mowers.
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Allestree Park Golf Course will close by the end of the year and be returned to parkland, after no viable business proposals were put forward to take over its running from Derby City Council.
Appointed as the new head teaching professional at Redditch Golf Club in Worcestershire.
Outstanding after sales and back-up service from two Jacobsen dealers were the clinching factors behind Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel purchasing a new Jacobsen fleet.
As the main playing season comes to an end and maintenance plans and renovation works are put into place, your fleet needs to be ready to pull its weight as conditions and work gets tough. This is when TYM’s T393 tractor really deserves its shed status.
Turnberry’s iconic lighthouse is glowing with pride after it was named as the World’s Best Halfway House at the prestigious World Golf Awards.
Since completing the Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) in March 2020, graduate, Gemma St John has been applying the invaluable skills she learnt at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club.
Nearly a half of UK golfers looking to book a golfing holiday in 2021 are yet to decide on their final travel plans, according to new figures released by the UK’s largest golf resort operator.
“It’s fair to say that if it wasn’t for the dealer back-up and the relationship I’ve built up over the years with James Moore of Farol and John Deere, I wouldn’t still be using their machinery, it’s that simple.”
There’s a veritable roll call of improvements for West Herts Golf Club after the installation of a new Toro irrigation system in the Winter of 2019.
Sports Marketing Surveys has released details of research carried out into how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected plans of golfers in England to take an overseas golf break in 2021.
Sports Marketing Surveys has released details of research carried out into how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected plans of golfers in England to take an overseas golf break in 2021.
Earlier this year Douglas and Alex Chalmers, Countryside’s TYM competition winners, compared the T194 tractor they won for the year to a fairytale: “It’s a bit like Goldilocks. Not too big, not too small, but just right.” And six months on, it’s still making magic.
October, 2020: The Algarve is set to lend a generous hand to the cost of golfers’ holidays after announcing the: “golf clubs are on us.”
Founded in 1889, Royal County Down is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and features two 18-hole links, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Murlough Nature Reserve in Northern Ireland and set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretch along the shores
Ever since he took over at the helm of the European Tour, Keith Pelley has been on the move to bring about change, writes Mike Sebastian of Asia-Pacific Golf Group
Dan Kendle, head greenkeeper at Newquay Golf Club, says it is great being back at work after lockdown with his full team, on a busy golf course, with the added bonus of using several new John Deere course maintenance machines supplied by local dealer Masons Kings at St Columb.
Precise contour following, quality of cut and exceptional service from Ernest Doe led North London based golf club, Crews Hill, to invest in their first ever Jacobsen fleet.
Recognising that golf is changing, The PGA has announced significant changes to its Membership structure. Designed to reflect the evolving role of PGA Professionals and the Association itself, the 2020 Vision initiative offers increased specialisation for PGA Professionals plus membership opportunities for all who work in the golf industry – includ
Biddenden, Kent, UK – 29th September 2020 – Chart Hills Golf Club has confirmed that major redevelopment works at the Kent destination are running on schedule, and the club is on course for a spring 2021 reopening.
John Deere will not attend international trade shows in 2021
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JCB Golf and Country Club benefits from Reesink Turfcare training and support
John Deere turf dealership The Double A Trading Company Ltd, which has its head office in Cupar, Fife and a second outlet at Kintore in Aberdeenshire, has agreed to acquire Nairn Brown (Glasgow) Ltd of Busby.
Toro and St Andrews Links share the same commitment to innovation and the future, to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. It’s why the two have worked together in a successful partnership for so many years. And now St Andrews Links has brought in two of the brand’s all-new all-electric eTriFlex 3370 greensmowers, and a further six eTriFlex 336
Built to take on the toughest of tasks, Toro’s Titan tines last up to four times longer than standard tines, meaning fewer change-outs and replacements for greater productivity.
With an irrigation system in desperate need of replacing, Pennard Golf Club opted for a combination of Toro Lynx Central Control and Toro sprinklers, based on multiple recommendations from within the industry.
Set on the Lincolnshire coast with beautiful views over the North Sea, the James Braid designed North Shore golf course at Skegness offers a challenge to all levels of golfer with its interesting and attractive mixture of links and parkland holes crossing over each other in two loops of nine.
Wales Golf’s Women and Girls Week, which takes place this week (Aug 14-23) offers the chance to focus on volunteers and the contribution they make to golf clubs round Wales throughout the year.
Preliminary figures issued by Sports Marketing Surveys for July suggest that the post-lockdown boom in rounds played in Great Britain is continuing apace, with an average growth of over 40% compared to July 2019.
The campaign driving skin cancer out of golf Slip! Slap! Swing! is the free resource for golf clubs currently creating a buzz around the subject of sun protection. Launched by the Melanoma Fund, the campaign encourages clubs to become Sun Protection
The figures, part of a quarterly data collection by leading research agency Sports Marketing Surveys, show that the drop caused by the closure of golf courses in part of March, throughout April and the first half of May, has nearly been offset by impressive rises in June.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK – 10th August 2020 – Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, a Burhill Group Limited (BGL) venue in Nottingham, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved Golf Environment Organisation Certified® status for the next five years.
Wolverhampton, UK: National award winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex in the Midlands were delighted to welcome Andy Proudman and Piers Ward, of Me & My Golf fame, back to the Complex.
Reesink Turfcare has announced a package promotion offering an incredibly competitive deal on four of its most popular models in the TYM tractor range.
For the first time in many years, golf clubs and England Golf together will be helping to shape the future for club members as we move closer to the launch of the new World Handicap System (WHS) on 2 November 2020.
Troon®, the world’s largest golf management company, welcomes PGA TOUR Champions golfer and World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie to Team Troon.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez made European Tour history this week when the Spaniard struck his opening tee shot at the Hero Open, the second event of the UK Swing, becoming the Tour’s leading appearance maker with 707 starts.
Woodhall Spa, England, (27 July 2020): Today England Golf launches a new campaign, ‘Membership: Give it a Shot’, to maximise new membership opportunities from the increased participation levels that golf has enjoyed since play resumed in May.
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK – 28th July 2020 – Burhill Group Limited (BGL), has broken new ground with two of its coveted golf venues, Hoebridge Golf Centre and Redbourn Golf Club, becoming the first golf facilities in England to offer state-of-the-art TrackMan Range technology at their driving ranges.
Running a golf club is challenging enough, but in an increasingly competitive world, there is nothing more frustrating than knowing people are visiting your website but disappearing without contacting you. Especially now when it’s more important than ever to make every sale count.
The UK’s largest golf resort operator, QHotels Group, has seen an influx of new members and a massive increase in green fee revenue as the sport’s popularity soars after lockdown – with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
The services that Kanda Golfwill be providing to golf clubs includes revenue audits; governance reviews; interim management services; help with the creation and implementation of strategic plans and sales training for golf club staff.
14 year old English amateur golfer Jensen Berridge got the surprise of his life today when he was given a letter personally written to him by one of the best golfers in the world; Jim Furyk. And, to top it all, he was also presented with a new award created in the Ryder Cup Captain’s honour.
Sheerness Golf Club on the historic Isle of Sheppey has signed its first lease deal with Toro and Reesink Turfcare, citing the financial benefits of a long-term agreement and much needed machine reliability as the reasons behind the decision.
Minchinhampton Golf Club’s championship Avening and Cherington courses near the village of Avening in Gloucestershire and The Old Course on National Trust-owned Minchinhampton Common are renowned for their year-round immaculate presentation.
In the fortnight following the relaxation of restrictions around playing golf due to Covid-19, Sports Marketing Surveys undertook a survey among UK Core golfers to assess the impact that the virus and lockdown has had on attitudes towards the sport;
Carnoustie Golf Links Chief Executive Michael Wells announced today that a strategic partnership with John Deere has been secured, following a detailed period of exclusive discussions between the two organisations, whose joint vision laid the groundwork for today’s announcement.
Biddenden, Kent, UK – 23rd June 2020 – Ramac Holdings Ltd, the new owners of Chart Hills Golf Club, today announced the commencement of major redevelopment works across the picturesque Kent facility.
Played in wet conditions, Brokenhurst Manor proved a tough opening venue as nobody in the 47-strong field managed to break par, with Hull and Young, finishing tied at the top after both carded level-par 70s. Young, who is attached to Brokenhurst Manor, came up with the idea for the series.
The decision to cancel Europe’s over 50’s professional tour was taken following consultation with the Tour’s membership and the Tour’s medical advisers based on the additional risk associated with the age demographic of the players and the complexities of staging events across multiple territories.
Tom brings with him a wealth of transferable skills from many years in the golf industry. His strong operational knowledge and leading of large teams successfully, make him already a renowned business leader. He has multi board level experience in both Glendale Golf Ltd and as Vice Chair of the UK Golf Federation and is perfectly placed to bring a
The three-year project, which was undertaken by course architects Mackenzie and Ebert, began with the ‘reimagination’ of the Himalayas nine, completed in Spring 2018. Since then, significant course improvement works have been completed on both the Shore and Dunes nines, leading up to the opening of the signature new par three, the final checkpoint
With courses in England reopening to two-ball play from May 13 and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland following suit over the subsequent weeks, the competition for elusive tee times has been fierce for members and visitors alike, with many courses reporting record levels of demand.
Toro’s Internet of Turf brings together five of Toro’s key technological products and services which when connected online help reduce operating costs, enhance safety and produce the best quality playing surfaces possible.
AS golf courses around the world begin to recover from Covid-19 disruption, there is evidence in some markets of a surge in play and an increase in sales of club memberships.
Dear UK Golf Federation Member, I hope you’ve all enjoyed a great restart to your business following the lifting of some of the Coronavirus restrictions and are looking forward to what could be, if we manage our place in the market carefully, a great trading summer on the golf course.
The European Tour UK Championship will take place on The Belfry’s award-winning Brabazon course, which is a famously a four-time host venue of the Ryder Cup, as well as 16 additional European Tour events, producing some of the most dramatic moments in the history of golf.
With groups of up to six people from different households allow to meet up for socially distant gatherings in gardens and public spaces, England Golf and the PGA have confirmed that a PGA Professional may teach up to five people in a group session, providing all maintain 2-metre distancing and follow other hygiene measures, such as not sharing club
Reesink Turfcare, UK distributor of TYM tractors, appreciates finances are likely tighter than expected in these difficult times and is supporting customers in getting the tractor they need by launching two finance deals – customers can choose interest-free or a low rate five year finance deal.
The day of celebration is absolutely free, but do bring along your credit card, as there will be a whole host of incredible auction prizes to bid on as WGD raises much needed funds for Médecins sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (MSF) and their battle with COVID-19. MSF supports healthcare workers battling this global pandemic in 70 countrie
John Deere has announced a number of updates to the company’s comprehensive compact tractor range for 2020, which includes 13 models in six Series from 25 to 66hp.
Reesink UK supply system delivering customers what they need in lockdown
A collective sigh of relief swept across England as golf re-opened last Wednesday, 13th May.
In the light of the one-year delay, athletes now will accumulate Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) points through a period ending on 21 June 2021 for the men and 28 June 2021 for the women. The field for both men and women will consist of 60 players.
The hardened tool steel of Toro’s EdgeMax bedknives delivers edge retention that lasts up to three times longer for a sharper, cleaner cut, all season long.
Our Golf Foundation team is delighted to support the ‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’, which will be staged at 2pm, UK time, on May 5th, to raise money for the NHS in the UK.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf comprises MPs and Peers from any political party and exists solely to support the sport of golf. It works closely with industry bodies to promote the sport and challenge issues it faces, including COVID-19.
Asurvey conducted by The National Golf Foundation has discovered that almost 60% of golf courses in the US are currently open for play, with that percentage expected to rise to 75% by mid-May as Covid-19 lockdown measures continue to be relaxed.
These plans are dependent on the prevalent situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the R&A says it will continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government, health authorities and its own medical consultants with regards to the ability to safely stage events.
The game? It’s unique. It’s not played in an arena but on hundreds of natural rolling acres. And every day, you’re out there making sure that this always growing surface is at its best, even now in these challenging times. You’re still maintaining this great game. Getting ready for the day when we can all play again.
Last year, GolfSixes League was played by more than 2,670 boys and girls from 233 golf clubs across 52 junior leagues, seeing an increase in junior membership of 49% in clubs taking part in England (at 161 clubs) and a 35% increase across England,
The BMW International Open, which has been played every year since 1989, was due to take place from June 25-28 at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, in Munich, Germany. The Open de France, continental Europe’s oldest national Open, was scheduled to take place a week later, July 2-5, at Le Golf National, near Paris. It has been cancelled following the Fre
Adapted from the Foundation’s new Unleash your Drive life skills workshop, these steps all encourage family involvement, in fun games which promote creativity, reflection and confidence – always practising golf, while learning some valuable skills that are transferable to everyday life.
Quinta do Lago has joined forces with residents at the five-star Portuguese resort to donate more than €500,000 towards the cost of buying essential hospital equipment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Masters has been given a new date for the week beginning November 9, while the US Open, which was originally set to be played at Winged Foot GC, New York from June 18-21 has been given a new date of September 17-20.
The 149th Open At Royal St George’s Will be Played Next Year 3.32pm 6th April 2020 - Coronavirus News•Sponsorship The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. The Open was due to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but it has been nec
Albatross Digital, one of Europe’s leading Golf Club Digital Marketing Agencies, is launching a brand new website chatbot service for golf clubs, free of charge until at least 31st May 2020.
With golf courses now closed until further notice and restrictions for travel and public life in place for an indefinite period, England Golf has taken the decision on the postponement of events beyond our original date of June 7.
Coronavirus has brought fundamental change to almost all areas of society. How we work, how we socialise, how we eat, drink, and above all, how we play. Almost no sports have escaped the quarantine and lockdown measures brought in to slow and tackle
In a statement from Chairman Fred Ridley, the Georgia-based club is giving $1 million to Augusta University for expansion of COVID-19 testing in the region, with another million gifted to Central Savannah River Area Emergency Response Fund, a joint endeavour by the United Way and the Community Fund.
Applications for the prestigious awards had opened in March, but the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic means that it is no longer safe or practical for the contest to take place.
The Amateur Championship and the Women’s Amateur Championship following advice provided by the UK Government, health authorities and the R&A’s own medical consultants in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information as at 16 March 2020: The circumstances around public health and movement of people is fast changing all our customers should take note of PHE as the overriding advice as to their personal circumstances and well being.
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Talented young golfers will get the chance to reap the rewards from one of the country’s top youth development programmes, thanks to the scholarship initiative at Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey.
Reesink Turfcare announces the winners of the Aftermarket Dealer Awards
Founded in 1935 and considered one of the finest examples of heathland golf in the UK, Enville Golf Club near Stourbridge features the 18-hole Highgate and Lodge courses, with the former being used by the R&A in recent years for Regional Open Qualifying tournaments. It has also recently been announced that Enville will host the R&A Girls’ U16 Amate
-Brand new 2020 range has seen unprecedented support from retail partners-
Last chance to book in now to see Europe''''''''s leading performance coach and to try the new Cobra SpeedZone range with the Cobra technicians!
Reesink Turfcare is offering customers even more in 2020 with a new three-year ‘bumper to bumper’ warranty package on all new TYM tractors.
Golfers now have the opportunity to experience everything that 2020 British Masters venue, Close House, has to offer with the introduction of the club’s Country Membership initiative.
The distance report by the R&A has now been released - click below to read all the details of over 100 years of data and 50+ years of supporting documentation.
Following a strategic reorganisation of John Deere’s professional turf business in Europe, Brian D’Arcy has been appointed as turf division sales manager for the company’s newly created Region 2 Sales Division 1. This covers the UK and Ireland plus additional key markets in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Icel
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A new position, which has been funded by The R&A, has been created within the UK’s largest nature conservation charity to advise golf clubs on the management of wildlife species and promote best practice to a wide network of golf courses to support their conservation aims.
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK – 27th January 2020 – Burhill Group Ltd (BGL) is leading the way in providing pathways for trainee and apprentice employees at its 21 golf and leisure venues across the UK.
Gainsborough, UK (9th January, 2020): PING has announced the signing of European Tour player Eddie Pepperell on a multi-year agreement.
PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell has cemented its position among the best golfing venues in Ireland after being named as one of the country’s top three parkland courses in a prestigious new rankings list.
Time is of the essence for Gualta – the Costa Brava’s top par-three course – after celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK – 8th January 2019 – Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) has been awarded several honours in the 2019 Member Experience Awards, run by TRP (The Retention People).
With the winter season upon us, it’s important to keep golf course machinery up to scratch and capable of dealing with the challenges colder weather brings.
The 2020 season will be the fifth year running that Spanish ace Jiménez has represented Finca Cortesin as its touring professional after first teaming up with the exclusive Andalucian resort shortly after turning professional in 2015.
Sandwich Bay, Kent, 24th December 2019: Tuesday, 24th December 2019 – Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent, has announced the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by its owner and operator, Ramac Holdings Ltd, for an undisclosed fee.
The UK Golf Federation who primarily represent proprietary golf courses and driving ranges reported at their recent December Board Meeting that 2019 had been a good season for business and many had seen growth in the numbers participating in various activity at their golf facilities. Rounds played were overall up and special events such as coaching
John Deere agricultural and turf dealer Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd, whose headquarters are based at Haddington in East Lothian, has bought the professional turf business of Greenlay Ltd in Cramlington, south Northumberland.
After greenkeepers and members became frustrated with the quality of cut and condition of the fairways at Lochemse Golf Club, head greenkeeper, Geert Olthuis, switched brands to Jacobsen and has used a Fairway 305 to turn things around.
As part of a significant investment project, Stowmarket Golf Club has committed to its first fleet deal with Toro and distributor Reesink Turfcare.
George Groves started his golfing story at Horne Park Golf , a nine hole facility and a member of the UKGF extolling the virtues of ‘open access to golf’ George enrolled on one of our many junior programmes over 10 years ago along with the thousands of juniors that have been introduced to the game over the years via Horne Park. George’s pathway has
A record-breaking total of 66 young parts and service technicians are being trained in this year’s John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, the highest total intake since the first Ag Tech induction in 1992.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK – 28th November 2019 – Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes, is proud to announce that the club has successfully achieved GEO Certified® status for another 3 years.
Brussels, November 27, 2019) - Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced the Onward Passenger, a new line of 2 and 4-seater personal transportation vehicles designed to transform the way you travel around your property and community.
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The UK Golf Federation is pleased to announce that membership has more than doubled over the last year. The UK Golf Federation who represent the proprietary golf course and driving range owners now have over 500 golf facilities and with major plans for continued growth, the future looks very positive.
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.
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.
(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).
Oulton Hall has partnered with the armed forces charity Tickets For Troops to provide complimentary golf at its award-winning venue.
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.
The findings of a detailed report into the effects of driving distances are now to be published in February 2020.
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.
(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.
Three-year agreement names Toro as preferred supplier to idVerde locations across Europe
The Algarve is officially on top of the world after it was named as IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year for 2020.
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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.
The UK Golf Federation who represent proprietary golf courses and driving ranges in the UK have joined the All Party Parliamentary Golf Group.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
Ransomes Jacobsen, has added 12 new engineering trainees to their successful apprenticeship scheme.
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.
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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.
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.
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).
Ganton Golf Club in North Yorkshire has upgraded its irrigation system with Toro Lynx central control and Infinity sprinklers on the greens and aprons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specialising in increasing human & organisational performance, Mark works around the world delivering talks & programmes for some of the world’s largest organisations. His no-nonsense practical and commercially focused approach provides leaders with a range of tools, tips and techniques on how to lead motivate and engage their teams.
Rochelle Bedford has been appointed the new marketing manager for Reesink Turfcare.
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’.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Triumphant British Golf Show smashes expectations – and announces 2020 date
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PGA Professional – Final Thought April 2019 – Doug Poole – CEO UK Golf Federation
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.
Skin cancer is a global epidemic and the most serious form is melanoma, which is doubling every ten to 15 years.
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
BST could help our aims of growing golf participation and also saving valuable resources of energy
Does 1.7 yards make a difference!!!!
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.
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!'.
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.