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Five facts about golf in celebration of Earth Day 2018

POSTED ON April 18, 2018 @ 9:20 am

#EndPlasticPollution GCSAA national study reports golf courses have shown continual improvement over the past decade Lawrence, Kan. (April 17, 2018) – Since 2006, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has been conducting a groundbreaking project, the Golf Course Environmental Profile (GCEP), to develop a comprehensive environmental profile of...


Pace of Play – Improving the Golfing Experience

POSTED ON April 16, 2018 @ 9:51 am

By Bill Yates In a previous article I noted that golf course management teams are in the business of not just welcoming guests and graciously dispatching them to the first tee, but of actually taking responsibility for their experience on the course. I’ll say again that the “product” of golf...


From Temples to Tees: Cambodia Eyes Golf Tourism Growth

POSTED ON April 15, 2018 @ 8:15 am

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Cambodia is setting its sights on growing its golf tourism industry. The Southeast Asian nation is becoming increasingly popular with foreign tourists, attracting more than five million visitors in 2016. Around seven million are expected by 2020. Golf tourism is still very much in its infancy, however....


A huge weekend for Long Drive in New Zealand

POSTED ON March 27, 2018 @ 4:57 pm

  It was a big weekend for the sport of Long Drive as both a New Zealand National Champion and a New Zealand Open Champion were crowned on consecutive days. Anthony Thomas of the United States took out the winning title of the 2018 IGANZ New Zealand Long Drive Open,...


Golf Inc – How to be a great board member

POSTED ON March 23, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

In Golf Inc’s latest issue Mike Stetz explains how to be a great board member. For a private golf club, having a sound, smart board leadership is a pretty big deal, particularly these days. Yet, the economy has improved and many clubs are on solid financial ground, but challenges remain....


PGA TOUR and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia announce cooperation agreement

POSTED ON March 19, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

The PGA TOUR and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia announced Thursday that they have signed a cooperation and golf-development agreement, with the two golf organisations collaborating to strengthen professional tournament golf in both the Australasian region as well as globally. The agreement went into effect on December 4, 2017....


Golf’s Modernise Rules Released

POSTED ON March 13, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on 1 January 2019. The R&A and the USGA finalised golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers...


New Zealand Golf Awards 2018 presented

POSTED ON March 7, 2018 @ 12:04 pm

The New Zealand Golf Awards were presented during round three of the 99th ISPS Handa New Zealand Open with many New Zealand Golf stakeholders gathering at the Millbrook Resort for the ceremony. Motueka Golf Club featured by claiming the honour of Holden Club of the Year with their 23% growth...


Vale E-Z-GO co-founder Bev Dolan

POSTED ON February 25, 2018 @ 11:17 am

B.F. “Bev” Dolan, a co-founder of E-Z-GO and a pioneer of the modern golf car industry, died Tuesday night in North Palm Beach, Fla. He was 90. Dolan and his brother Billy created the industry’s oldest golf car brand after witnessing Augusta National Golf Club co-founder Bobby Jones ride around...