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Global Junior Golf Participation on the rise

POSTED ON March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am

BY Mathilda Andersson Recent data and global industry leaders are indicating positive growth in junior involvement in recent years. Golf’s return to the Olympic Games last summer, after a 112 year-long hiatus, was anticipated to upturn the game’s diminishing participation rates but it’s too recent to gauge their specific impact...

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SEEKING: Golf Professional – Windsor Country Golf Club

POSTED ON March 23, 2017 @ 11:38 am

Windsor Country Golf Club, established in 1963, is located in the beautiful Hawkesbury precinct, a short 20 minute drive from the Hills District , with rapid growth occurring in the north west corridor of Sydney (up to 80% population growth predicted by 2036 *) The Club has a progressive Board...

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Greg Norman joins forces with Authentic Brands Group

POSTED ON March 22, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of fashion, sports, celebrity and entertainment brands, and Greg Norman have announced a joint venture to own and manage the shark brand. Norman joins the roster of ABG’s growing celebrity and entertainment portfolio that boasts brands such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dr....

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UPDATE: Muirfield votes YES to female members

POSTED ON March 15, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

The historic Scottish course was denied hosting the Britain’s Open championship by the R&A last year due to its all-male policy, which now has been overturned after the club voted to accept female members on Tuesday March 14. Members at the privately-owned club voted 80.2% in favour of changing their...

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Golfing handicap cheats urged to take TheFairWay to prizes

POSTED ON March 13, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

A crackdown on “handicap cheats” is under way as two national golfing bodies bid to stop club players manipulating the system in order to win lucrative prizes in amateur events. Culprits are being warned their handicap could be suspended as action is taken in response to “public concerns” about handicap...

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Golf features in report on Global Goals for Sustainable Development

POSTED ON March 11, 2017 @ 10:27 am

WWF recently released a new global report illustrating how credible, third-party sustainability standards and certification systems can help companies, and whole industries, deliver against the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report highlighted the credibility and value of golf’s own third-party sustainability standard and certification system, developed and...

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Spa and fitness facilities attract more female golfers

POSTED ON March 6, 2017 @ 9:04 am

For years, golf clubs have been trying to answer the question of how to attract more females to the game. And it seems that some clubs have found — and spent significant amounts of money on — the solution: boutique fitness clubs. According to a report by the Wall Street...

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£110 million Benefit from The Open

POSTED ON March 3, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Open, which attracted 173,000 spectators to the Ayrshire coastline in 2016, delivered an economic impact of more than £64 million according...

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Modernised Rules of Golf proposed

POSTED ON March 2, 2017 @ 1:24 pm

A preview of new and easier to understand Rules of Golf has been release today by the R&A and USGA. The proposal is part of an initiative to modernise the rules of the sport. The released preview can be found online, where golfers worldwide can review and propose changes as...

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