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How more female leaders can make golf more profitable

POSTED ON May 28, 2019 @ 11:21 am

More female club managers, course superintendents and golf course architects would drive greater profitability in the golf industry, according to a leading expert on diversity and inclusion in business. Liz Dimmock, founder and CEO of Women Ahead, an award-winning social impact organization committed to female development from schoolroom to boardroom, says...


Marvel and USGA Team Up to Create Comic Book for Junior Golfers

POSTED ON May 23, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

The United States Golf Association (USGA) is joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to create exclusive golf education products to engage junior golfers on the essential elements to learning the game. To be officially launched in June at the 2019 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach, the collaboration comes to life...


Industry Around the Globe Unites in Support of Women’s Golf Day

POSTED ON May 14, 2019 @ 1:31 pm

June 4th 2019 will be the largest ever single-day celebration of women’s golf with venues from every corner of the globe joining forces to promote the sport.  With a growing profile and impressive roll call of supporters, it’s hard to imagine that a little over four years ago Women’s Golf...


Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump

POSTED ON May 8, 2019 @ 7:15 pm

At times choked up by the magnitude of the White House proceedings as President Trump listed many of the milestones of his career, Tiger Woods received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday in a ceremony at the Rose Garden. On a beautiful sunny spring evening, an emotional Woods reached...


Industry Leaders Bringing Story of Golf’s Impact to Congressional Members

POSTED ON May 5, 2019 @ 9:16 am

WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will join forces next Wednesday to host the 12th annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill. More than 300 industry leaders will meet with Congressional members to discuss golf’s economic, charitable, environmental, fitness and societal benefits....


New world handicap system prepares for implementation beginning 2020

POSTED ON May 1, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020. Education has begun with...


Els’ Decade-Old Hoakalei Country Club Hailed

POSTED ON April 29, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

It is 10 years since the Ernie Els-designed Hoakalei Country Club in Hawaii officially opened for play. Straight away it was recognised by Links magazine in the United States, whose panel of experts voted it best new golf course of 2009. “That was one of our first awards at Ernie Els...


Best Management Practices set Environmental Roadmap for Golf Facilities

POSTED ON April 28, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

Golf provides many benefits to communities, including a US$84-billion economy, US$4 billion in charitable impact, two million jobs and fitness opportunities. In addition, golf courses that are maintained through science-based agronomic and environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) provide healthy greenspaces and wildlife habitat that benefit everyone. Best Management Practices demonstrate...


ASGCA Study Provides Insight on Business Issues at Golf Facilities

POSTED ON April 27, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

The facility enhancement most desired by golfers at both public and private courses is a course renovation, so say golf course superintendents and general managers. That is just one result of the ‘Golf Facility Market Trend Watch’ report, commissioned by the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and conducted...


Thomson Perrett Lobb course in Cairo hailed as instant classic

POSTED ON April 17, 2019 @ 12:29 pm

The final design of Thomson Perrett & Lobb (TPL) to open – NEWGIZA in Egypt’s capital Cairo – has been described as “instantly one of the elite courses in the Middle East and North Africa”. The golf course architecture firm – comprising the late Peter Thomson, the five-time Open champion,...