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    Burhill Group Limited (BGL), owner and operator of 22 golf courses across 10 UK golf clubs, as well as 10 Adventure Leisure facilities, is continuing to lead the way in team development as two club general managers have achieved CMAE Club Management Diploma qualifications. Both Sarah Blunden (General Manager at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre) and Stuart Perry (General Manager at The Shropshire Golf Centre) have been awarded the Club Manager’s Association of Europe’s (CMAE) highly regarded Club Management Diploma (CMDip). The...

    Located near Bristol, Thornbury Golf Centre is set to embark on an exciting £600,000 irrigation investment project which is designed to amplify the look and playability of both golf courses, while also dramatically improving maintenance efficiency. The project – funded by club owner and operator, Burhill Group Limited (BGL) – represents the group’s unwavering dedication to facility improvement and enhanced member and customer experience, while also reflecting a surge in membership numbers at all 10 clubs in recent years. The first phase...

    10-Year Exclusive Collaboration with the “Home of Golf” Brings Innovative Ball-Tracing Technology From Toptracer to One of the Most Iconic Courses in the World Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), a technology-enabled global sports and entertainment leader, today announces details of a 10-year partnership with St Andrews Links. Through this strategic partnership, TEG will become the exclusive golf entertainment partner for the “Home of Golf,” along with Toptracer as the official range technology of St Andrews Links. World-renowned St Andrews Links is a beacon...

    Golfbreaks, the market leader in global golf travel, has appointed GMS as its marketing agency, effective immediately, as the golf tourism sector braces itself to bounce back with a bang in 2022.   Having previously worked together, Golfbreaks has selected GMS to assist with multi-channel content creation, marketing consultancy, and improving awareness of brand partnerships, as well as utilising the agency’s best-in-class consumer database.   While the pandemic has caused major disruption to the international tourism industry as a whole, Golfbreaks has seen its...

    Visit Kent, the official destination management organisation responsible for supporting and growing tourism in Kent, has appointed GMS as its marketing agency for an upcoming campaign focussed on The 149th Open. With the domestic golf tourism sector experiencing unprecedented demand, Visit Kent through its dedicated ‘Golf in Kent’ partnership, is looking to use the staging of Europe’s most significant golf event to amplify the breadth of offering in the area, and ultimately bring more visitors to one of England’s most spectacular...

    Essendon Country Club, Hertfordshire, is today announcing plans to restructure its golf agronomy department, bringing in best-in-class personnel to help establish the club’s desired position as one of the Southeast of England’s premier golf venues. As part of the restructure, Craig Gibson will be stepping into a new role as Estates Manager, tasked with overseeing health and safety, course spraying programmes, estate security, and management policies around the club. Marc Winnan, who has previously worked in senior greenkeeping positions at The Grove,...

    Burhill Group Limited (BGL), owner and operator of 22 golf courses across 10 UK golf clubs, as well as 10 Adventure Leisure facilities, has become an official licensed operator of two of ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Parks in England, as of 17th May. The appointment sees BGL and Adventure Leisure take over operations at the Ninja Warrior UK venue in Sheffield, as well as the brand-new facility in Southampton, with an agreement in principle already in place to develop three...

    Two-time host venue of the European Tour’s British Masters, and home to two Lee Westwood championship courses, Close House is celebrating the 10th anniversary since the club was first opened in 2011. Situated in the North East of England, only 15 miles from Newcastle, the venue has enjoyed a rapid rise in stature since its construction and has hosted numerous high-profile events, including last year’s British Masters – the first European Tour event to take place following the initial COVID-19 lockdown. “We...

    Chart Hills Golf Club will be officially relaunching on 1st June, 2021, following an intensive year-long redevelopment. Led by Director of Golf, Anthony Tarchetti, and Course Manager, Neil Lowther, the club has been subject to a total property renovation. Ramac Holdings (also owners of Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich) purchased Chart Hills in December 2019, with a significant task in front of them as they looked to restore a golf course that had suffered for some years.  The result is the restoration...

    Burhill Group Limited (BGL), owners and operators of 22 golf courses across 10 UK golf clubs, as well as 10 Adventure Leisure facilities, has ranked in 7th place in the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards. The full listing was published yesterday within the Business section, on the tablet edition, and on the Fast Track website. The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 is an annual league table published by the Sunday Times newspaper. It ranks Britain’s 100...