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Shot Scope, the industry-leader in performance tracking and GPS technology, has today been announced as the latest Troon ‘Preferred Retail Partner’. The new alliance will provide Troon customers and members with special access to Shot Scope products designed to enhance on-course performance tracking and game management. Troon provides first-class golf experiences to thousands of players at nearly 600 locations around the globe and will utilise Shot Scope’s established international footprint to further enhance that experience with innovative game management technology and...

Industry-leaders in sharpening equipment and turf management solutions, Bernhard and Company, utilised innovative company assets and sales tools to champion turf education and high-tech management solutions while promoting new product technology to prospective clients at the virtual GIS (Golf Industry Show) 2021. “We made the decision to attend the virtual show to increase product awareness and promote education within the turf industry,” commented Director of Worldwide Sales for Bernhard and Company, Steven Nixon. “A key element to business longevity and success,...

Global golf footwear innovators, ECCO GOLF, have unveiled the next generation in the hybrid performance phenomenon with the introduction of the all-new ECCO BIOM® H4. The latest development in the hugely successful BIOM® HYBRID performance series, BIOM® H4 allows golfers to walk more comfortably from tee to green, as well as experiencing advanced motion control throughout the swing.  A breakthrough in ECCO’s ever-evolving last technology, BIOM® H4 features the new BIOM® 2.0 last which offers a modern, updated look and feel combined with BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® Technology that enables the foot to move naturally,...

The Nairn Golf Club is giving UK golfers the opportunity to book a break with confidence this year with the introduction of a specially reduced fourball rate on the historic club’s newly renovated Championship Course. Renowned as a true test of Scottish links golf and located close to Inverness, Nairn has undergone a major two-year course redevelopment that has elevated its already lofty reputation as one of the best courses in the country. And golfers can now enjoy the full ‘Nairn...

The Nippon Shaft Modus series of irons posted its 227th victory on worldwide professional Tours on Sunday, as the champion used the company’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 shafts in his irons and wedges. The 43-year-old Englishman who has used Nippon Shaft products for many years shot 17-under par with rounds of 67-70-64-70, to win by four at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates. His 15th European Tour victory moved the Scottsdale, Arizona resident to No. 16 in...

Since its inception, Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment company, has worked to grow the game of golf by making it more accessible and connect communities across the globe through meaningful, tech-driven experiences. As a culmination of this commitment, Topgolf announces a first-of-its-kind 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament, an innovative global competition that allows players to compete – from virtually anywhere.  This experience will deliver a cross-platform golf competition that connects in-person players from around the world at participating...

Shot Scope, the industry-leader in performance tracking technology, has announced a significant string of upgrades to its platform, allowing users to review ‘strokes gained’ data for all facets of their game on the mobile app. Strokes gained is a way of analysing where a player sits when comparing every aspect of their performance with players in the rest of a dataset. This approach to performance analysis will allow Shot Scope users to gain a greater understanding of which areas of their...

A 29-year-old Englishman used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X-flex shafts in his irons on Sunday to secure victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The champion shot 18-under par for the tournament at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He fired a bogey-free 66 in the final round, giving him a 4-shot edge over his closest competitor. The victory was worth €1.097 million and moved him to No. 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings. It was...

Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who has enjoyed a string of victories and high finishes worldwide in recent months, renewed his equipment contract with PING, the company announced today. Terms of the agreement were not released. “You could hardly turn on a golf telecast over the past year-and-a-half and not see Tyrrell among the leaders, and on a few occasions, he’s been holding the trophy at the end,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “Tyrrell has won six times since 2016 and has climbed...

Golf Genius has today announced a three-year partnership with the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG) to deliver its market-leading tournament management software (TMS). As official events partner, Golf Genius will help the CPG elevate its schedule of events and communicate directly with its Member Country PGAs and their individual Members for tournament management support. Craig Higgs, Managing Director of Golf Genius International, commented: “We look forward to establishing a strong relationship with the Confederation of Professional Golf in what represents a very...

Pioneering Danish golf footwear brand, ECCO GOLF, is once again breaking the mould for golf shoe design as it takes ice into the desert with the creation of a special edition ‘Iceman’ ECCO S-THREE style to be debuted by ambassador, Henrik Stenson, at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. Paying homage to Stenson’s nickname, ‘The Iceman’ shoe comes in black and white colourways, featuring an icy blue and white colouring in the midsole, as well as cracked leather uppers -...

Burhill Group Limited (BGL) continues to lead the way in providing professional development opportunities for its employees as the Group celebrates the start of 2021 with a raft of new achievements earned by members of staff across the company. Despite circumstantial challenges through 2020, BGL has successfully invested in internal staff development and apprenticeship schemes. Recently, the Group has made a strong move towards providing staff with the tools required to further their qualifications using online training as well as covering...

Continuing its commitment to bring golfers advancements in technology that lead to lower scores and more enjoyment on the golf course, PING today introduced the G425 Family, a complete set of custom fit, custom built clubs engineered for golfers of all skill levels. “We’re very excited to bring PING’s next generation of score-lowering custom fit, custom built equipment to golfers,” said PING President John K. Solheim. “Our engineering teams have made significant performance improvements in the G425 family which we are...

PowaKaddy has appointed Morrow Golf Leisure Ltd as the company’s new sales agent for Northern and Southern Ireland, effective immediately. Operated by Roger Morrow, the announcement comes as long-serving Area Sales Manager, Alan Paterson, retires from the role after 21 years of service to PowaKaddy. “We are very pleased to welcome Roger to the team,” commented PowaKaddy CEO David Catford. “He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the golf industry and we have no doubt that he will...

Bernhard and Company Ltd, a world leading provider of turf care solutions, has appointed GMS as its international marketing agency. The company, headquartered in Rugby, England, supplies sharpening systems to over 65 of the world’s top 100 golf courses and over 75 of the top 100 US courses. As a leader in sports surface air movement and moisture control solutions, it also holds an exclusive license to distribute SubAir and Turfbreeze systems to golf and sports facilities across EMEA and parts...

Toptracer has announced the appointment of David Cederholm as the company’s new EMEA Sales Director as the business continues its global expansion. Cederholm, who joins the company with a wealth of experience across several different industries, will be tasked with overseeing sales strategy and the overall growth of Toptracer Range across the region. “We are delighted to welcome David to his new role at Toptracer,” commented Ben Sharpe, Toptracer President. “His experience in helping to implement technology to elevate businesses to the...

Essendon Country Club in Hertfordshire is set to become the first golf club in the United Kingdom to offer pioneering Toptracer Range Mobile technology. Toptracer Range Mobile is Topgolf Entertainment Group’s latest technological innovation. The new platform utilises the most used, most accurate and most trusted ball-tracing system in the world, providing golfers with a high-tech, user-friendly experience. Engineered specifically for uncovered driving ranges with grass turf or mats, Toptracer Range Mobile is an entirely data-driven range system that uses sensors mounted...

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary N.S.PRO MODUS3 series of steel shafts, Nippon Shaft are excited to unveil details of the limited-edition N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 115 Luxury Black model. This anniversary product is extremely limited, with only 2,000 sets available worldwide. The shaft boasts Luxury Black plating to the exterior with silver detailing and a special “10th Anniversary Limited,” logo to the underside. The Tour 115 is a weight tolerance that has never previously been manufactured by Nippon Shaft. The...

Long-serving Ping Europe Managing Director, John Clark, will step down from his role at the end of this year, with current General Manager, Lisa Lovatt, taking up the position. Lovatt, 51, will begin her new role on 1st January, with full responsibility for all of Ping Europe’s operations in Gainsborough, Cheadle and the four PING offices in Europe. She will report directly to PING Chairman and CEO, John Solheim. Clark, 64, who has worked at Ping Europe for 26 years – 24...

PING is launching an exciting new fourball betterball mixed event open to all golf clubs in England as the brand continues to demonstrate its support for all sectors of the game. Following the success of the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Tournament, which is set for its 15th staging next year after being launched in 2006, the new event is anticipated to attract more than 20,000 golfers from over 1,000 clubs across the country. The tournament, which is supported and administered by England...

Shot Scope, the industry leader in GPS and automatic shot tracking technology, has today unveiled details of its all-new virtual social community, Course Hub. Free for Shot Scope users, the new social community is based within the Shot Scope app and allows the brand’s more than 50,000 users to come together virtually. Course Hub connects Shot Scope users to share game information, view and store stats, compete against other players and access golf course information from around the world. Every ten days,...

Pioneering golf footwear brand, ECCO GOLF, has unveiled special edition of the ECCO S-THREE hybrid shoe that will be worn by ECCO GOLF ambassadors, Erik van Rooyen and Henrik Stenson, at the year’s final major championship. The hybrid golf shoe was originally introduced to the world by ECCO GOLF and ambassador, Fred Couples, who famously wore the original GOLF STREET shoes at the same event in 2010, sparking a global shift change in golf footwear. Widely regarded as the biggest game-changer in...

Golf Pride®, the #1 grip on Tour and industry leader in grip innovation, has today announced details of an all-new corded collection of PRO ONLY putter grips. Following the successful introduction of the all-rubber PRO ONLY putter grip series in 2019, Golf Pride has produced a fully corded version, with sleek, white styling that delivers ultimate feedback to give golfers more confidence in every stroke. Years of design and development as the #1 grip brand on Tour have culminated in the company’s...

Luxury Spanish destination, La Finca Resort, has fought off its opposition to cap another year in style, being recognised as “Spain’s Leading Sports Resort” by the World Travel Awards and “Spain’s Best Golf Hotel” by the World Golf Awards for the second consecutive year. After claiming a double victory in 2019, the resort embarked on a multi-million Euro renovation project which saw the golf courses and gastronomic offerings undergo major redevelopments. Often considered the Oscars of golf, these awards were created to...

Golf Genius Software has announced the launch of an extensive member’s club app into the UK market helping clubs offer a seamless integration to playing golf under the new World Handicap System (WHS). The all-encompassing app enables clubs to get the most from their Golf Genius subscription by providing golfers with a complete solution to manage their golf and access a wide range of information about the club’s events. The WHS compliant app also features many of the hallmark Golf Genius Tournament...

Shot Scope, the industry-leader in GPS and automatic shot tracking technology, has today unveiled details of its first ever, high-performance laser rangefinder. Available with either vibrant blue or grey accents, the PRO L1 is the most advanced product of its kind. Representing an assured step into the laser rangefinder market, PRO L1 combines advanced technology with sleek styling and a reliable construction from one of the game’s most trusted brands. The PRO L1 is packed with technology and leaves the user in...

Chart Hills Golf Club has confirmed that major redevelopment works at the Kent destination are running on schedule, and the club is on course for a spring 2021 reopening. Led by Director of Golf, Anthony Tarchetti, and Course Manager, Neil Lowther, the team has been working to implement a total renovation across the property. The golf course was fully closed from mid-July to allow green staff, industry-leading contractors and shapers to work on the championship layout. The first steps in the process...

Global golf footwear innovators, ECCO GOLF, have introduced a selection of fresh new twists on both their men’s and women’s collections for Autumn/Winter 2020. The most notable update has been made to the uppers of the men’s BIOM® G3, the Danish brand’s flagship cleated model, which is now made using ECCO SOFT CALF NAPPA performance leather for a smoother look and feel, crafted in the company’s own tanneries. The leather is strong and abrasion-resistant due to the thin, compact woven collage fibre...

PING Pro, Andy Sullivan, is paying tribute to the NHS heroes who have worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic by putting a one-of-a-kind PING tour bag up for auction. The bag, which features a panel designed by UK-based business CMYK – Design, Copy & Print, has been used by Sullivan during each event that he has played in the European Tour’s UK Swing, part of the reworked schedule for 2020. This included his seven-shot victory in the English Championship at Hanbury...

La Reserva Club has launched a private jet concierge service to provide prospective residential buyers covid-19 safe access to view and experience the Sotogrande lifestyle first-hand. The club, a private gated community in the heart of Sotogrande, is experiencing a rise in demand from across Europe for its properties since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. To ease comfort of travel, the club is offering a bespoke package to enable safe travel – as well as to showcase all that the...