The Ladies European Tour has announced a new partnership with La Manga Club in Spain, which will host Qualifying School for the next three years, as the next generation of champions begin their journey into professional golf. La Manga Club has played host to five previous editions of the LET’s Qualifying School, the most recent in January 2020 which was won by Wales’ Amy Boulden. For the 2021 edition, the North and South Courses will host both the four-round Pre-Qualifying Stage on December 9-12 and the five-round Final Stage on December 16-20.
Minnesota-based Turfco Manufacturing, a leader in turf maintenance for golf, sports and lawn care for over a century, has announced the appointment of Farol Limited as their new dealer. Farol Ltd were established in 1976 and remain family owned, now operating from six outlets employing over 250 people, with branches at Thame, Hungerford, Hinckley, Midhurst, Twyford and Newark.
Toro Irrigation has announced the appointment of Maurice Varney to their International golf division. Varney, or ‘Reg’ as he’s better known, has been involved with the golf industry for the past 27 years working initially as an irrigation service engineer in the UK, before moving into distribution for Toro Irrigation products at Lely (UK) Ltd.
Alastair Higgs has been promoted to the role of Europe service manager. In this new position, working from Rain Bird Europe’s office in France, Higgs’s responsibilities will include developing and driving forward service activities for Rain Bird across Europe. Beginning his career as a greenkeeper at Calcot Park in 2000, Higga joined American Golf UK in 2004, before becoming head greenkeeper at Donnington Valley Golf Club, and then course manager at Windlesham Golf Club.
An award-winning parkland golf club in the historic Scottish county of Perthshire has been brought to the market for offers over £1.4 million. Strathmore Golf Centre, in the heart of the picturesque Strathmore Valley, extends over 150 acres, and features a high quality 18-hole course, a 9-hole par 3 course, a clubhouse with bar and restaurant, plus practice facilities including a driving range. The current owners have decided to retire and have put the golf course up for sale with global commercial property specialist Colliers, which is marketing the feuhold/heritable (freehold) property and business as a going concern complete with goodwill and trade contents.
JCB Golf & Country Club, the flagship sales and marketing tool of the JCB brand, situated in rolling parkland adjacent to the company’s World Headquarters in Staffordshire, has purchased a package of Ventrac equipment from local dealer, Sharrocks. Included in the package is a Ventrac 4500 all-terrain compact tractor with dual-wheels, a Tough Cut rotary deck, a Power Broom and a Stump Grinder. The 7,400-yard course, which opened in 2018, was designed by architect Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design, and is situated in 280 acres on the estate of the former Woodseat Hall and surrounding farmland.
GolfPass, the ultimate golf app, arrives on Sky Q today, bringing golfers of all skill levels a new way to access the best golf instruction. App users can take lessons from greats of the game like Rory McIlroy and a faculty of world-class coaches, all from the comfort of their living room. GolfPass on Sky Q is home to a vast library of golf content, with Emmy Award-winning Golf Channel films, exclusive original programming, and tips and insights from top tour players. Find out what it takes to become a 4-time Major winner from Rory McIlroy, discover how Bryson DeChambeau achieves maximum distance, and let Shane Lowry guide you through the approach that saw him win the Open Championship.
Motocaddy has signed widely respected Tour caddie Billy Foster as a global brand ambassador to promote its growing range of trolleys, bags and rangefinder products. Known as the doyen of Europe’s Ryder Cup caddies, Foster begins his new sponsorship by wearing the distinctive Motocaddy branding on the sleeves of his shirt and waterproof jacket, while caddying for world ranked 23 Matt Fitzpatrick at this week’s abrdn Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick. A week later, he’ll walk the fairways in Motocaddy branded attire at Royal St. George’s for his 36th Open Championship appearance.
Acumen Waste Services Ltd (Acumen), headquartered in Yorkshire, is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards over the past 12 months. Acumen received the coveted Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Winner of the Waste Management and Recycling Sector Award for working hard to ensure its staff, customers and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day. The RoSPA Health & Safety Awards is one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2,000 entries every year and a reach of over seven million employees.
The 10th anniversary of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is shaping up to be a year to remember, with the worldclass.golf Spanish resort ready to unveil multiple new and improved five-star facilities to celebrate the landmark. The impressive additions at the Costa Blanca venue include two new and unique dining experiences, a stylishly renovated beach club and an enhanced golf course.
The resort known as Lumine has officially unveiled a new chapter in its history with the birth of Infinitum, a new resort facing the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea and boasting high-end facilities and services. A place that has everything and that is summed up in its “Welcome to everything”. The resort surfaces as one of Europe’s most highly-sought after lifestyle and leisure experiences, with golf, modern gastronomy, off-course activities, and a contemporary beach club featuring state-of-the-art facilities, including 8 swimming pools, a Tapas Bar, and one of Costa Daurada’s best restaurants.
With many corporations paying lip service to the reduction of their carbon footprint, it’s refreshing to learn of a company which has genuinely taken further action towards its aim of becoming carbon neutral. Performance-measurement specialist 59club has taken another step towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the end of the year by partnering – appropriately – with the Kinsey Partnership, the designer and manufacturer of high-quality golf clothing.