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Golf Information News, Vol 5, No 4, June 2012

Welcome to the latest issue of Golf Information News!


New book added to the Library - Spitfire on the Fairway

Spitfire on the Fairway

...and other unexpected hazards of golf in wartime, by Dale Concannon. This book tells the story of golf in wartime, from the ban on golf in fifteenth century Scotland because it interfered with compulsory archery practice, through the Niblick Brigade of golf pros that volunteered for the Western front, to the Afghan mujahedin playing a bombed-out course with a golf bag on one shoulder and a Kalashikov on the other, and Billy Caspar's visit to Vietnam to rally the troops.


New KPMG report - Round and revenue trends in EMA 2011

KPMG Rounds and Revenue 2011

This report is based on a questionnaire-survey of 380 golf course operators in the EMA region about their business performance in 2011, the measures they have taken to improve profitablilty, as well as their future expectations. It is the first time since the onset of the economic downturn in 2008 that the annual survey has returned positive results. There was a similar improvement in sentiment, with 57% of all facilities surveyed saying their business performance was ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, and only 8% as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, compared with 44% and 17% respectively in 2010.


What's in the news?


A round up of recently published articles from a range of magazines and online newsletters. All the usual titles have been covered, including the latest issues of Golf Management Europe, Greenkeeper International, Greenkeeping and Greenside.


Journals - Contact Details

Our thanks to the publishers, who have allowed us to include their journals in the newsletter.


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