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HISTORIC SCOTTISH GOLF CLUBS CELEBRATE THEIR LANDMARK LINKS

1st February 2017 – A collection of leading Scottish golf clubs has announced a series of special events and historic milestones that will coincide with Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. Links with History, which features some of Scotland’s finestgolf courses, will mark a run of anniversaries during 2017 with a sequence of […]

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THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A COMPLETE MERGER

19 December 2016, St Andrews, Scotland: The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017. The heads of agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU’s business operations and its members of staff […]

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Costa Brava’s ‘Year of Golf and Gastronomy’ concludes with double success

Costa Brava named ‘Best Region’ in luxury lifestyle magazine, Square Mile – – Costa Brava region now boasts 14 Michelin star restaurants with a combined 18 Michelin stars – Costa Brava named ‘Best Region’ within Square Mile magazine’s 2016 Golf Awards (Girona, Spain – November 30, 2016) Costa Brava‘s ‘Year of Golf and Gastronomy’ has concluded with a double […]

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Andalusia by Red Tee Breaks

Andalusia So what about Andalusia? We may know the names or Malaga and Marbella, but do we really know the regions diversity and what it can offer visitors, golfers and non-golfers alike? I had the opportunity recently to visit this part of Spain on a whistle stop tour and what a pleasant surprise – why, […]

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Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway Golf Club Welcome to Silloth On Solway Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in Cumbria and one of the best value golf courses in Britain. Since David Grant laid Silloth golf course out in 1892 over the linksland west of the docks it has been a key tourist attraction. Over the […]

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Let’s Talk About Beck’s, says GMG

Let’s Talk About Beck’s, says GMG CHEADLE HULME, CHESHIRE, UK – Golf Management Group (GMG) has appointed licensed trade expert Andy Schofield as its new Golf Clubs Beverage Consultant from November 2016. A 25-year veteran of the drinks industry who knows the trade from both sides of the bar, Schofield will initially cover the North […]

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The magnificent Close House 13th Hole - Lee Westwood's affiliated course and host to the 2017 British Masters.

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date Close House, a championship venue located 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and home to the 2017 British Masters, is offering golfers a special, limited group green fee rate this winter. This exclusive offer of £201.70 per fourball comes after it was announced last month […]

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Golf Breaks in Yorkshire - Look no further than White Rose Golf Breaks where Peter will look after all your golf break requirements

Golf Breaks Yorkshire

Golf Breaks Yorkshire Golf Breaks in Yorkshire are extremely popular and there are a variety of courses and accommodation to choose from in Yorkshire including top class resorts and hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast and self catering. Yorkshire is a a great region for your Yorkshire Golf Break as it is within striking distance of the M1, M62, A66 and A1 […]

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Golf Societies Cheshire

Golf Societies Cheshire Golf Societies in Cheshire are extremely popular and there are a variety of courses to choose from in Cheshire including private members clubs, proprietary clubs and pay and play clubs. Cheshire is a a great county for golf society days as it is within striking distance of the M6 motorway and close to the major […]

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Royal Troon’s Old Course will continue to host the prestigious Helen Holm Scottish Women

Scottish Golf Unveils Changes to National Championships

Scottish Golf Unveils Changes to National Championships Scottish Golf has announced a number of changes to its national championships following a comprehensive review, with several to come into effect from the start of next season. The governing body has engaged with players, clubs and other stakeholders to help shape the changes, helping to provide a […]

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Pat Sawers, Chairman of the CGLMC (far left) and Sandy Reid, Links Superintendent at Carnoustie (far right) receive award from Bunkered magazine’s Tom Lovering (centre).
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Carnoustie Golf Links Voted as Best Golf Course in Scotland

Carnoustie Golf Links Voted as Best Golf Course in Scotland Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards. Voted for by the Scottish public, Carnoustie Golf Links came out top in the courses over £100 category, overtaking […]

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DISABLED GOLFERS JOIN IN AT PORTUGAL MASTERS

DISABLED GOLFERS JOIN IN AT PORTUGAL MASTERS Crowds at the Algarve’s showcase Portugal Masters tournament this week (October 20-23) will be viewing some of Europe’s finest professional golfers in action, plus they are now set to witness a feast of disability golf on the Saturday. Following the recent announcement that the European Disabled Golf Association […]

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Sandy Lyle wins the World Hickory Open 2016

Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016

Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016 After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s top hickory golfers, double Major winner Sandy Lyle has been named the World Hickory Open Champion 2016. “I’m delighted to have won my fourth Major,” joked Sandy, winner of the 1985 Open and the 1988 Masters and […]

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Allerton Manor Golf Club

Allerton Manor Golf Club The Championship Course – Par 67 Our 18 hole Championship course is 5,494 yards long from the white markers and is a challenge for golfers of all standards. The Championship course enjoys a fabulous mature tree lined setting and is considered to be one of the finest pay and play golf […]

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ETIQUS Launches New Sport Lady Styles

ETIQUS Launches New Sport Lady Styles ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, has increased the model choice in its Sport Lady collection with the addition of new styles. The new Sport Lady golf timepiece models feature leather straps in a variety of colours to offer stylish design and high quality […]

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Jack Hume signs for PING

PING Signs Irish Star Jack Hume

PING Signs Irish Star Jack Hume PING is delighted to announce the signing of Irish professional and former standout amateur Jack Hume on a multi-year deal. Making his professional debut this week at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, the former Irish amateur star will play PING equipment as he looks to […]

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Rough justice for the average golfer . . .  Alan Ainscough working on South Moor’s 18th hole
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Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham Europe’s golf team may have been second best at Hazeltine. But in County Durham the South Moor club were winners in every sense at their Ryder Cup Showcase Tournament. Held on the same weekend as the big show in America, members represented Europe and […]

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Barwheys

Barwheys   Barwheys is a stunning luxury farm complex to rent on an exclusive use basis in the rolling green hills of Ayrshire. Barwheys provides the perfect combination of 18th century charm and 21st century luxury. It was totally renovated in 2012 and has four buildings built around a courtyard – three houses providing beautiful en-suite […]

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20141007- World Hickory Golf Open Championship. 
First day of competition at Panmure Golf Club, Barry near to Carnoustie, Angus. 
British Open and US Masters winner Sandy Lyle was part of the international field. 
Lionel Freedman chairman of the World Hickory Open is pictured with Sandy Lyle. 

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Sandy Lyle To Return to World Hickory Open at Panmure

Sandy Lyle To Return to World Hickory Open at Panmure On 11 October 2016, the world’s top hickory golfers will tee off in the LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open, including the first British winner of the Masters and 2014 winner of the World Hickory Open, Sandy Lyle. “I’m really excited to be returning to the World […]

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GLORIOUS GLORIA GAINS TOP-FIVE STATUS

GLORIOUS GLORIA GAINS TOP-FIVE STATUS The rise and rise of Gloria Hotels & Resorts has continued with the confirmation that Golf World has rated the five-star Belek destination as the fifth best golf resort in continental Europe. The magazine stated that Gloria possessed “incredible” hotels and facilities and described the Gloria Sports Arena, which opened […]

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