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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...

Pine Ridge Golf Club in Surrey has become the 100th golf facility in Europe to join the Toptracer Range revolution. This landmark installation also brings the total number of Toptracer Range hitting bays to 1,700 - each with the capability of hosting up to four guests at any one time. Located in the heart of Surrey, United Kingdom, Pine Ridge Golf Club boasts an 18-hole course that winds through 6,458 yards of stunning pine forest. The club’s 36-bay, floodlit driving range...

Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) has been awarded several honours in the 2019 Member Experience Awards, run by TRP (The Retention People). Now in its second year (previously known as the Customer Engagement Academy Customer Experience Awards), the Member Experience Awards has been created to recognise and reward leisure, health and fitness club operators consistently delivering a high standard of member experience in their facilities. Based on their overall Net Promoter Score (NPS), calculated from member feedback received via TRP’s Insight software...

Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent, has announced the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by its owner and operator, Ramac Holdings Ltd, for an undisclosed fee. Chart Hills, in Biddenden, Kent, sits in the county’s High Weald area and has been lauded nationwide as one of Nick Faldo’s finest designs since opening in 1993. The club is well-known and loved by the senior management team and owners of Prince’s due to its fine reputation and relatively close proximity to Sandwich...

Golf Genius Software, the leading provider of cloud-based golf tournament management systems, is excited to announce that users will now be able to integrate their handicaps through HandicapMaster into their Golf Genius events, leagues or trips. Used by over 100 different clubs, resorts and event organisers around the UK, and more than 200 destinations internationally, Golf Genius provides fully featured, cloud-based software for organising and managing golf events, leagues, and trips, with tools such as online registration, website management, live scoring,...

Toptracer, a division of global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group, is on a mission to connect communities on a global scale and provide a real-time platform for golfers to showcase their range skills. Toptracer Range has designed an entirely skills-based competition featuring a nine-shot challenge that tests shot-making ability between 55 and 160 yards. The first-ever challenge will start on Thursday 5th December at 12am (local time) and run until Sunday 8th December at 11:59pm (local time) at more...

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes, is proud to announce that the club has successfully achieved GEO Certified® status for another 3 years. GEO, the Golf Environment Organisation, provides a credible framework for golf clubs to be awarded certified status for demonstrating leadership in sustainable and ecological measures as well as operating with sound business practice and making a difference in the community. Following a recent verification visit, GEO Foundation confirmed that Abbey Hill...

The World Hickory Open relied on Golf Genius Software to power the pinnacle event for the hickory community worldwide, when the championship came to East Lothian, Scotland last month. The three-day event held at the Kilspindie and Gullane golf clubs attracted a global audience including more than 200 professional and amateur golfers from 15 countries from around the world, playing with hickory golf clubs designed before 1935, competing to be the World Hickory Open Champion. In order to provide first-rate support for...

Prince’s Golf Club, host of the 1932 Open Championship, has broken back into the Great Britain and Ireland Top 100 rankings with both Top100GolfCourses.com and National Club Golfer. The first time the famed Kent links has been present in such rankings for 35 years, the re-entries come as a direct result of the extensive works carried out across the 27-hole property by renowned course architects Mackenzie and Ebert over the past two years. “We’re delighted that the quality work across all three...

More than 200 golf professionals gathered at venues across the country over the past month as the annual Foremost Conference Roadshow attracted a record number of attendees. The roadshow offered insight into the group’s performance in 2019, highlighted plans for the coming year and offered crucial business, retail and marketing education, in addition to providing expert tips and advice on social media best practice. Led by Foremost Managing Director, Andy Martin, with support from the group’s BDC’s (Business Development Consultants) and EMP...

Industry-leading golf trolley brand PowaKaddy is again set to help golfers prepare for the winter season with another exciting cart bag promotion. This year anybody purchasing a new PowaKaddy lithium electric trolley during the promotional period will also receive a FREE PowaKaddy cart bag. Commencing on Monday 25th November and running until midnight on Tuesday 24th December 2019, any golfer that buys a new PowaKaddy lithium trolley will be entitled to claim a FREE PowaKaddy cart bag worth up to £229.99/€269.99...

Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) has reported a substantial growth in rounds played for the months of July, August and September. In contrast, Sports Marketing Surveys Inc published its ‘Rounds Played’ figures for the third quarter of 2019, highlighting a fall in total rounds played nationally as compared with the same period in 2018. In a stark comparison, BGL saw a positive variance as compared with the group’s own 2018 figures, for each individual month, adding up to a cumulative 7.2% growth...

Adventure Leisure Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited (BGL), has announced the launch of BUNKERS!, a brand-new adult-themed crazy golf concept. The group has announced plans to launch several new venues with the first set to open this December, located in Little Wind Street, Swansea. In the last two years Adventure Leisure has gone from strength to strength, opening 10 new adventure golf facilities across the country at golf centres as well as in retail parks and...

Host venue, Close House, is offering golfers the unique opportunity to play their way into the 2020 British Masters next July through a special, one-off qualifying tournament. On Monday 18th May 2020, professional and elite-amateur golfers will travel to Newcastle to compete in an 18-hole qualifying event on the Lee Westwood Colt course at Close House. This event is the first of its kind and offers the eventual winner the incredible opportunity to compete in the European Tour’s British Masters alongside some...

Following another enormously successful year and the continued emergence of its Adventure Leisure division, Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) has announced significant investment into its marketing division and the creation of a unified, larger group marketing team. Sophie Burke has been appointed to oversee all group marketing activities as Group Head of Marketing, having served as Head of Marketing for BGL’s Golf Division for the past four years. During that time Burke has established a strong marketing team, which will continue to...

Golf Genius, the world's leading supplier of tournament management solutions, has continued to develop its international network by agreeing to a three-year partnership with the Singapore Golf Association. From January 2020, all Singapore GA tournaments will be powered through Golf Genius’ tournament management software, aligning the organisation with many of the game’s leaders across the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe. An enhanced tournament experience including starting with smoother entry processes through to live scoring through mobile devices and live leaderboards, Singapore Golf...

Nippon Shaft today officially introduced its new N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Graphite On Steel Technology, or simply N.S. PRO MODUS³ Hybrid, the first ever hybrid shaft made of steel and graphite designed to bring the best characteristics of both materials to hybrid clubs. “It truly is a hybrid shaft for hybrid clubs,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. The new shaft provides users of hybrid clubs with the solid feel and tighter dispersion associated with steel along with the easier...

PING is today excited to unveil Episode 7 of its popular ‘#ARoundWithRadar’ series, with the latest instalment featuring ‘The Most Interesting Man in Golf’, Miguel Ángel Jiménez: youtu.be/NUi0BRQY_K8 Playing at the famous Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, Wayne ‘Radar’ Riley chats with Miguel about his European Tour career, including his hole-in-one record, his affinity for the Ryder Cup and his longstanding relationship with PING. PING Europe can be found on Instagram at @PINGGolfEurope and Twitter at @PINGTourEurope....

A player using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges on Sunday successfully defended her title at the Buick LPGA Shanghai at the Qizhong Garden GC in Shanghai, China. The 27-year-old Californian posted rounds of 69-67-66-70 for a 16-under par total of 272 and earned a winner’s check worth $315,000. It was the third professional victory for the two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, who also won the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. This season, she has...

The Golf Foundation joined up with Golf At Goodwood to put on a unique and innovative golf event with a twist, raising money for the national charity which helps youngsters of all ages get into golf. In total the team event raised more than £18,000 with all the funds going directly towards supporting Golf Foundation initiatives. The spectacular golf day on the Sussex Downs featured a unique three-way format as well entertaining on-course challenges, themed buggies and a special golf clinic with...