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Keith Pelley is to leave the European Tour

POSTED ON January 13, 2024 @ 8:31 am

European Tour group Chief Executive Keith Pelley is to leave the European Tour group at the end of March after serving in the role for almost nine years. Pelley became only the fourth Chief Executive since the European Tour’s formation in 1972 when he joined …

Martin Slumbers CEO of The R&A is to step down by the end of 2024

POSTED ON January 11, 2024 @ 8:43 am

10 January 2024, St Andrews, Scotland: Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, is to step down by the end of 2024 after what will be nine years in the role. Mr Slumbers, 63, brought his …

England Golf reports another year of rising participation and engagement

POSTED ON January 4, 2024 @ 8:38 am

England Golf has reported some key gains that have taken place during 2023 on the back of golf’s continued post-pandemic boom. There have been some notable increases over the past 12 months in England, with General Play scores having risen by 2.09 per cent in …

PXG is officially coming to Australia

POSTED ON December 11, 2023 @ 2:38 pm

New distribution partnership with Champion Sports ensures golfers in Australia and New Zealand have access to some of the world’s finest golf clubs Adelaide, South Australia (Dec. 12, 2023) – PXG, a company dedicated to developing the world’s finest golf equipment and apparel, is finally …

Revisions to World Handicap System announced

POSTED ON November 15, 2023 @ 7:54 am

St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States: The R&A and the USGA have announced the first update to the World Handicap System (WHS) as part of an on-going review of the Rules of Handicapping and Course Rating System with a continued emphasis on …

Register Now for Golf Business Conference (USA)

POSTED ON November 7, 2023 @ 5:53 pm

Charleston, South Carolina, United States: All golf course owners and operators from golf facilities, or professionals from golf management companies, are invited to register for the National Golf Course Owners Association’s (NGCOA) Golf Business Conference 2024 (GBC24). This annual event – the largest annual gathering of …

Topgolf acquires BigShots for £24 million

POSTED ON November 5, 2023 @ 7:25 am

In one of the biggest golfing acquisitions in recent years, Topgolf has acquired BigShots Golf for nearly £24 million. The deal only applies to the four existing BigShots venues in the USA, but does include potential development rights for other locations. Both Topgolf and BigShots …

Golf Group survey reveals extent of counterfeit equipment impacting golf retail

POSTED ON October 12, 2023 @ 9:52 am

The US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group has released findings from a survey of golf professionals, players and enthusiasts conducted at the 2023 PGA Show in Florida that reveals the extent of the problem the golf industry is facing as a result of the production …

Registration Opens for 2024 US PGA Show

POSTED ON October 11, 2023 @ 12:31 pm

Frisco, Texas, United States: Complimentary registration for the 2024 PGA Show is now open for PGA of America Golf Professionals, LPGA Professionals, golf buyers and industry executives at PGAShow.com. The 71st edition of the longest-running and largest global gathering of the golf industry will be …