Date: Mon 16 Dec 2019

Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from printed and online resources on Architecture, Environment, the Game, Greenkeeping and Health&Safety.

Architecture

A stateley home
Author: Adam Lawrence
Ålands Golfklubb in Finland, a Philip Spogárd renovation that could be one of Europe’s elite courses.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 58, October 2019 Pages: 74-75
digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/golf-course-architecture/issue58/74/

Dubai Hills By European Golf Design Is Named World’s Best New Course
Dubai Hills was chosen ahead of seven other nominees from around the world to land the title at the annual awards
Golf Business News, 1 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/dubai-hills-by-european-golf-design-is-named-worlds-best-new-course/

Grassing Completed At Regnum Ankara By Lobb And Partners
The Regnum Ankara Golf Estate course, the first full-sized golf course in the region of the Turkish capital city, has completed grassing and is now growing in, in preparation for opening in spring 2020.
Golf Business News, 6 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/grassing-completed-at-regnum-ankara-by-lobb-and-partners/

Excellence at entry level
David Bily of Steiner & Partner about two entry-level golf experiences in Switzerland.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 58, October 2019
digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/golf-course-architecture/issue58/50/

A model club
Author: Richard Humpreys
European Golf Design’s newly-opened Royal Norwich in the UK
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 58, October 2019 Pages: 62-63
digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/golf-course-architecture/issue58/62/

The redesign of Prince’s Golf Club
Author: Tania Longmire
The Kent golf club has three loops of nine holes, which are all being redesigned. The first has now been completed and the result is stunning.
Golf Business, 18 November 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/11/the-redesign-of-princes-golf-club/

Caspar Grauballe completes bunker renovation at Hedeland
Author: Richard Humphreys
Caspar Grauballe has completed a bunker renovation at Hedeland Golf Club in Hedehusene, Denmark.
Golf Course Architecture, 12 November 2019
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/content/caspar-grauballe-completes-bunker-renovation-at-hedeland

Design’s greatest challenge
Author: Adam Lawrence
Throughout the history of gold course architecture, the greatest compliment that can be paid to any architect is that a course works and is a fun challenge for every level of golfer.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 58, October 2019 Pages: 54-82
digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/golf-course-architecture/issue58/54/

Harradine completes remodelling project at Arosa
Harradine Golf has completed a project to remodel nine holes at Golf Club Arosa in Switzerland.
Golf Course Architecture, 16 October 2019
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/content/harradine-completes-remodelling-project-at-arosa

New Major Golf Course Plan For Leicestershire Submitted To Harborough DC
Houghton on the Hill could see a new 18-hole golf course, with plans now submitted to Harborough District Council in Leicestershire.
Golf Business News, 6 December 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/new-major-golf-course-plan-for-leicestershire-submitted-to-harborough-dc/

Stenson Unveils First Course Design In Sweden
Former Open champion Henrik Stenson has unveiled his first course design project, Österåker Golf Club in Sweden.
Golf Business News, 28 October 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/stenson-unveils-first-course-design-in-sweden/

Prince’s Re-Enters Top 100 Rankings
Prince’s Golf Club has broken back into the Great Britain and Ireland Top 100 rankings with both Top100GolfCourses.com and National Club Golfer.
Golf Business News, 25 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/princes-re-enters-top-100-rankings/

Environment

Suffolk golf club sees 25% increase in bird species
Author: Tania
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa in Suffolk has seen a nearly 25 per cent rise in bird species that live at the venue in just eight years, according to an RSPB survey.
Greenkeeping, 9 December 2019
www.greenkeepingeu.com/suffolk-golf-club-sees-25-increase-in-bird-species/

Bees And Golf Courses, A Natural Partnership
Author: Lisa D Mickey
As golf courses continue to embrace sustainability efforts to better align with nature, many course superintendents have added on-property honeybee hives.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 57, No 23, 6 December 2019
www.usga.org/course-care/green-section-record/57/23/bees-and-golf-courses--a-natural-partnership.html

Alcanada’s New ‘Staff’ Do The Donkey Work
Two new ‘staff members’ at Club de Golf Alcanada have been tasked with stepping up the ecological groundwork at the Mallorcan venue.
Golf Business News, 11 December 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/alcanadas-new-staff-do-the-donkey-work/

Golf - the game

R&A And USGA Announce Modifications To World Amateur Rankings
The R&A and the USGA have announced that the World Amateur Golf Ranking will be determined by a new system called the ‘Power Method’ beginning with the first update in January 2020.
Golf Business News, 20 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/ra-and-usga-announce-modifications-to-world-amateur-rankings/

EDGA Grows Inclusive Golf Training Internationally
EDGA continues to make the game more inclusive for those with disabilities as it grows its education programme, most recently with a two-day pilot project for the PGA of Poland.
Golf Business News, 8 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/edga-grows-inclusive-golf-training-internationally/

Why so many clubs are investing in their driving ranges
Author: Tania Longmire
Several golf clubs have been investing in technology in their driving ranges in recent months as this is now a proven way to attract more customers to their venues.
Golf Business, 13 November 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/11/why-so-many-clubs-are-investing-in-their-driving-ranges/

Greenkeeping

Prioritizing Leaf Cleanup
Author: John Daniels
Under the new Rules of Golf, there is no penalty for removing loose impediments like leaves from a bunker, so daily cleanup might not be warranted.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 57, No 22, 15 November 2019
www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/course-care/green-section-record/57/22/prioritizing-leaf-cleanup.html

Hormonal Responses—Are They Helping Or Hurting Your Greens?
Author: Steve Kammerer & Adam Moeller
Understandably, attributing turf problems to plant hormones is usually not the first thing that comes to mind.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 57, No 23, 6 December 2019
www.usga.org/course-care/green-section-record/57/23/hormonal-responsesare-they-helping-or-hurting-your-greens-.html

A Year Of Measuring Putting Green Performance
Author: Chris Hartwiger
Taking the time to collect information about putting green performance pays off with more insight and improved management efficiency.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 57, No 21, 1 November 2019
www.usga.org/course-care/green-section-record/57/21/a-year-of-measuring-putting-green-performance.html

How Data Delivers Better Greens
Author: George Waters
Collecting and analyzing data is an important part of decision-making in almost every industry, including golf course maintenance.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 57, No 21, 1 November 2019
www.usga.org/course-care/green-section-record/57/21/how-data-delivers-better-greens.html

Get it green in 2020
Following a few guidelines this fall can help make turf pop when golfers are itching to get on the course next spring.
Golf Course Industry, 10 October 2019
www.golfcourseindustry.com/article/green-turf-fall-prep/

Health & Safety

How to improve your mental golf game
Author: Seamus Rotherick
Having proficient mental skills can lead to improvement in golf, whether you are an elite player or just an occasional golfer. Helena Bailey, a professional golf performance coach, shares her tips on improving your mental game.
Golf Business, 17 October 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/10/how-to-improve-your-mental-golf-game/

Industry

Counting Down To 2022 Ryder Cup
With just under three years before the Ryder Cup returns to Europe at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, one man who was an organisational mainstay of the 2018 event talks exclusively to Ross Biddiscombe
Golf Business News, 20 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/ryder-cup-business/counting-down-to-2022-ryder-cup/

2019 Open Championship Delivers £100m Boost To Northern Ireland Economy
The 148th Open at Royal Portrush generated more than £100 million of economic benefit for Northern Ireland
Golf Business News, 11 December 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/2019-open-championship-delivers-100m-boost-to-northern-ireland-economy/

R&A & USGA Delay Driving Distance Report Findings
The findings of a detailed report into the effects of driving distances in the elite amateur and professional game are to be published in February next year, after the R&A and USGA announced that they needed more time to complete their research.
Golf Business News, 29 October 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/ra-usga-delay-driving-distance-report-findings/

Making your golf course more playable covers how to put the fun into golf through designing for all levels of play
Kari Haug AEIGCA was interviewed by Golf Club Manager on her appointment as EIGCA's Equality Adviser and a four-page feature appeared in the September issue.
Golf Club Management, Vol 29, September 2019. Pages: 39
issuu.com/golfclubmanager/docs/gcma_issue_29_september_19

England Golf Appoints New Chief Executive
Experienced golf industry insider Jeremy Tomlinson will join England Golf as its new chief executive in January.
Golf Business News, 4 December 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/england-golf-appoints-new-chief-executive/

Mixed golf event will ‘lead to more interest in women’s golf’
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
The European Tour and Ladies European Tour’s 2020 mixed event in which men and women will go head-to-head on the same course will boost interest in women’s golf, according to new research.
Golf Business, 2 December 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/12/mixed-golf-event-will-lead-to-more-interest-in-womens-golf/

Huge three-year renovation coming to an end at Loch Lomond
Author: Adam Lawrence
Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland is coming to the end of what is likely to be the biggest renovation project in British golfing history.
Golf Course Architecture, 22 November 2019
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/content/huge-three-year-renovation-coming-to-an-end-at-loch-lomond

UK Golf Federation Announces Huge Growth In Membership
Membership of The UK Golf Federation that membership has more than doubled over the last year.
Golf Business News, 20 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/uk-golf-federation-announces-huge-growth-in-membership/

England Golf Backs LGBT Equality Campaign
England Golf has given its full backing to the 2019 Rainbow Laces campaign and underlined the message that golf is a sport for all.
Golf Business News, 27 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/england-golf-backs-lgbt-equality-campaign/

EIGCA Goes Big At BTME
After a break of over 10 years, EIGCA is back with an exhibition stand at BTME in Harrogate 21-23 January 2020.
Golf Business News, 15 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/exhibitions-and-conferences/eigca-goes-big-at-btme/

‘Last men-only UK golf club to admit women’
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
One of the oldest golf clubs in the world has announced it is to end its male-only membership policy and will allow female members for the first time in 232 years.
Golf Business, 6 Novemer 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/11/last-men-only-uk-golf-club-to-admit-women/

Walton Heath Adopts Women In Golf Charter
Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey is at the forefront of a global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf.
Golf Business News, 4 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/walton-heath-adopts-women-in-golf-charter/

Countdown To World Handicapping System Introduction Begins
The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.
Golf Business News, 4 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/countdown-to-world-handicapping-system-introduction-begins/

New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
A new governance guide for UK golf clubs has been issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game.
Golf Business, 6 November 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/11/new-governance-guide-for-uk-golf-clubs-launched/

BGIA Joins The APPG For Golf To Help Grow The Great Game
The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is pleased to announce its membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf.
Golf Business News, 14 October 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/bgia-joins-the-appg-for-golf-to-help-grow-the-great-game/

The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area?
Author: Seamus Rotherick
Shona McRae, The R&A’s Assistant Rules Director, details what a teeing area constitutes and advises on the location of tee-markers.
Golf Business, 13 November 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/11/the-rules-of-golf-what-constitutes-a-teeing-area/

LPGA And LET Join Forces To Grow Women’s Professional Golf In Europe
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) have announced that they have formed a partnership to grow the women’s professional game in Europe and around the world.
Golf Business News, 27 November 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/lpga-and-let-join-forces-to-grow-womens-professional-golf-in-europe/

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