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June
Les Roches Drives Global Golf Management Education From Spain

Les Roches has launched a new specialist Postgraduate Diploma in Golf Management from its campus in Marbella, a city renowned as a golf mecca. Les Roches Marbella, which opened in 1995, hosts thousands of students from over 100 nationalities annually, seeking comprehensive education to develop the skills needed to lead the hospitality industry including in high-end hotels. It is now also set to be a preferred destination for Les Roches students aiming to pursue a career in the golf business.

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June
2024 Toro Student Greenkeeper Of The Year Finalists Revealed

A former IT recruiter, a hotel doorman, a county cricketer and a heavy metal guitarist are just some of the finalists of the most prestigious awards event in the student greenkeeping calendar. The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and co-founders and sponsors Toro and Reesink UK have revealed the line-up for the 2024 Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards. Now in its 35th year, the awards have helped unearth some of the brightest talents within the turf management industry and laid the foundations for decades of professional success.

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June
Carden Park Completes £1m Investment In Golf Offering

Carden Park in Cheshire has committed an estimated £1 million to enhance its entire golf offering, improving the guest experience and sustainability throughout. The five-star resort is home to two championship golf courses — including the Nicklaus course, designed by golfing legend Jack and his son Steve — and will benefit from major upgrades including a new buggy fleet and refurbished cart paths. Meanwhile, the Cheshire course — which first opened in 1993 — has seen new lining installed across all bunkers in a two-part project completed last month.

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June
New Global Donor Funding Enables R&A Foundation

A number of golf-related programmes around the world are to benefit from The R&A Foundation’s support thanks to donations generated by a global philanthropy programme. Since 2023, donors have been invited to support The R&A Foundation and increase the funding reinvested by The R&A into the sport through proceeds from The Open. This is providing more opportunities for individuals and communities worldwide to benefit from golf across five broad themes of: accessibility, sustainability, health, heritage and talent.

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June
Dubai Golf Commits To Environmental Conservation

Dubai Golf continues to bolster its sustainability efforts, partnering with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) to safeguard the Emirati coastline, by planting ecologically-beneficial mangroves and releasing critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle hatchlings. Led by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, team members from Dubai Golf, Topgolf Dubai, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates gathered at the Jebel Ali Marine Reserve to plant new mangrove plants.

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June
Otter Creek’s Director Of Agronomy Becomes BIGGA Master Greenkeeper

Otter Creek director of agronomy Brent Downs has become the 90th Master Greenkeeper since the certification’s inception in 1990. In doing so, Downs, 43, is just the 36th person to possess both Master Greenkeeper and Certified Golf Course Superintendent classifications, two of the highest accolades available to experienced golf greenkeepers on either side of the Atlantic. Of the moment he was told he had been successful in achieving Master Greenkeeper status, Downs said: “It was amazing and there were a lot of different emotions.”

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June
Royal Golf Club Bahrain Receives New Club Car Fleet

Club Car has delivered a new fleet of golf vehicles to the prestigious Royal Golf Club in Bahrain. The world-class venue hosted the Bahrain Championship on the DP World Tour in February and welcomes 42,000 rounds a year on its two courses — the magnificent Colin Montgomerie-designed 18-hole championship layout and a 9-hole par-3 course. Royal Golf Club chose the market-leading Club Car Tempo golf car in Metallic Blue Onyx complete with premium features including Visage (GPS technology), alloy wheels and comfort seats.

6
June
Motocaddy B2B Online Trade Portal Records 5,000th Order

Motocaddy has recorded its 5,000th order on it’s B2B online trade portal, with stockists taking advantage of being able to order the popular 2024 models outside of conventional office hours. A resounding success since being launched last summer combined with the rave reviews of this year’s products, recent sales have seen a big boost with the number of B2B platform orders in May up 35 per cent versus April, with revenue up 88 per cent during the same period.

6
June
Club Safety And Compliance Survey 2024 Launches Across The Industry

A major new industry survey has been launched to help golf clubs meet their safety, compliance, and training requirements with ease. The Club Safety and Compliance Survey 2024 — which is targetted at club managers across the UK and Ireland — aims to identify the pain points of club managers and staff, and what they would like to see improved. As part of an ongoing commitment to improving the golf industry, the 2024 Club Safety and Compliance Survey is launching for the third year in a row, and takes only a few minutes to complete.

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June
Weiskopf’s Induction into World Golf Hall of Fame Welcomed in Tuscany

The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, will be raising a glass of vintage Brunello di Montalcino to the late, great Tom Weiskopf (1942-2022) when he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday June 10, 2024. Weiskopf was the architect of the acclaimed golf course at Italy’s only private club, crafting a naturally beautiful layout within an historic 900-year-old estate. In a UNESCO protected landscape celebrated by Renaissance artists, Weiskopf likened his Tuscan masterpiece to Art on the Ground, the theme of a short film made about his time in Italy.

5
June
Troon And Gold Hill Poised For Success In South Korea

Troon has announced that it has been selected to manage Gold Hill Country Club, an all-new golf club situated just one hour from Seoul, South Korea’s capital. The long-term agreement will see the brand-new golf club become an official Troon Golf Facility, with Troon International providing market leading support in a range of areas, including, Development and Pre-Opening Services, Post-Opening Agronomy, Marketing and Operations Services.

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June
Modry Las In Poland Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Modry Las, Poland’s award-winning golf course and one of Europe’s leading golf resorts, is rolling out the red carpet by hosting a series of international events to celebrate its opening in 2009 by its designer Gary Player. The resort has grown over the years to 27 holes with private luxury homes spotted discreetly around the resort. And now, after completing the finishing touches to its impressive clubhouse/hotel and upgrading its irrigation system; an investment designed to elevate Poland’s only signature golf course even further, the resort is about to unveil six new garden suites as part of the festivities.

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May
Basingstoke Golf Club Unveils Phased Opening Of £15 Million Redevelopment

Basingstoke Golf Club has outlined plans for a phased opening period that will begin in June, as the Hampshire venue tees off on its journey to a full reopening following a £15 million redevelopment project. The club, which first opened for play in 1907, relocated to a new site in the village of Dummer in 2021 — acquiring the land that was home to Dummer Golf Club on the outskirts of the town — before development on a new 18-hole championship course began last year.

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May
Portmarnock Resort Completes Renovation Of Jameson Golf Links

Portmarnock Reort has completed the multi-million-euro renovation of its rebranded Jameson Golf Links, an exciting two-year project which has seen numerous holes remodelled on the championship golf course. The opening of the reimagined 17th hole — previously a challenging par three but now a thrilling risk-and-reward par four — brings to an end work which has created one of Ireland’s most exciting and picturesque links courses.

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