Penha Longa Resort’s pledge to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter shows its commitment to growing the game of golf, with a current female staff representation of 48 per cent, the resort is best placed to help grow the game of golf and maximise the potential of women and girls in Portugal. The resort aims to provide introductions to golf as well as offering resort wide initiatives to grow female representation. As part of the commitment and through supporting the objectives of the charter, Penha Longa Resort will become one of the 900+ signatories, which include National Federations, golf clubs, professional tours and organisations.
INFINITUM Lakes course, which recently hosted the DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship in Spain, is to undergo extensive maintenance work this summer with the layout’s fairways upgraded from Rye grass to the more sustainable Bermuda Tifway 419. The planned work - which will see all 18 fairways renovated - is due to last four months with a re-opening date scheduled for mid-September. The changes will be made as INFINITUM prepares to welcome the return of the DP World Tour’s Final Stage Qualifying School from November 11-16 following a three-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two new recruits to Rain Bird Europe this spring are Julien Guigny as regional sales manager Southwest Europe and Daniel Sanchez as golf sales specialist Spain and Portugal. Julien Guigny, MBA, has over 15 years’ international sales and business development experience in industrial healthcare, pharmaceutical, aeronautical and energy markets across Southern Europe gained during a career at Sontara, Laboratoires Anios – Soluscope, and Berry Plastics Group.
love.golf the empowering group coaching experience for women, has welcomed four new coaches to its ranks as it gears up to attract women to golf throughout 2022. Karyn Burns from East Kilbride Golf Club near Glasgow, has joined Leicestershire’s Amy Taylor and duo Damon Wood and Sam Proctor, both based in Cheshire, in signing up to the program this year. love.golf replaces traditional instruction with the freedom to explore new skills, discover untapped potential and bond with a supportive group of like-minded women.
South Africa’s top golf resorts are turning to Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles, to help cope with increasing demand for rounds on courses where golf cars are compulsory. Sun City Resort, known for its two Gary Player designed courses, purchased 50 Tempo cars and two Café Express Utility vehicles in late 2021 while The Els Club Copperleaf, home to the second ‘Signature’ Ernie Els designed golf course in South Africa, extended its long-standing relationship with Club Car by implementing a fleet of 70 Tempo Lithium-Ion cars with Club Car Connect.
One of the most prestigious golf courses in St Andrews is preparing to mark a significant milestone. The recognition surrounds a key member of staff at The Duke’s who has spent the last two decades providing a world-class experience at the only heathland course at the Home of Golf. It also accompanies a tranche of investments at the well-regarded venue.
American Golf and former number one, Major champion and Olympic Gold medal winner, Justin Rose MBE, have joined forces to unveil a new world-class golf academy as they embark on a mission to get more people into golf by connecting five million people with the sport for the first time. The new Justin Rose Academy, powered by American Golf, is part of American Golf’s drive to make golf accessible to all, irrespective of age, gender social background and ability.
The Bucket Pros have been appointed by Pula Golf Resort to provide their industry-leading expertise and digitalisation strategy. The partnership will mark The Bucket Pros latest assignment in Spain, and the latest addition to its growing list of highly acclaimed facilities in Europe. The appointment comes at an exciting time for both The Bucket Pros and Pula Golf following the opening of several new facilities at the property, including the installation of the first TrackMan driving range in Mallorca.
The Toro Company has announced its support of The R&A Women in Golf Charter by becoming a signatory of the industry-wide initiative. According to The R&A, the Women in Golf Charter aims to create a more inclusive golf culture by enabling more women and girls to realise their potential at all levels of the sport. To achieve this, the Charter requires the support and participation of other national golf federations, businesses and organisations, like Toro — who is a trusted leader in golf grounds maintenance equipment and irrigation solutions with a global presence in more than 125 countries.
59club, the industry leading sales and customer service analysts has today announced its global operations are expanding into Canada. The new opening signals great opportunities for the Canadian golf and hospitality market, as 59club’s signature performance management tools and global intel are now made available to businesses within the region.
Woburn Golf Club has extended its partnership with Club Car by upgrading its fleet of golf vehicles to 40 new Tempo cars. The 2019 AIG Women’s British Open host venue, which boasts three championship courses, has been a Club Car customer for 17 years, drawing on local dealer Oliver Landpower’s support, expertise and unmatched customer service since the first fleet was implemented in 2005.
Farleigh Golf Club is delighted to have been awarded England Golf’s ‘Sustainability Project of The Year’ at the governing body’s annual celebration evening. The 2022 ceremony was hosted virtually by England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson and BBC Presenter Naga Munchetty, and was broadcast live across YouTube on April 20th. The award recognises the club’s pioneering Operation Pollinator programme which has seen the reintroduction of stunning, natural wildflowers to the golf courses, as well as a vast increase in animals and insects, helping to aid pollination throughout the local environment.
The 150th Open at St Andrews will be the largest in the Championship’s long history with a record-breaking 290,000 fans set to attend at the world-renowned Old Course from July 10-17. Unprecedented demand to attend this historic milestone for The Open led to more than 1.3 million applications in the ticket ballot and has resulted in the highest-ever number of general admission tickets being issued to fans. The attendance surpasses the previous high mark set at St Andrews in 2000 when 239,000 spectators watched Tiger Woods lift the Claret Jug for the first time.
Finca Cortesín, the 2023 Solheim Cup host venue, has announced today that it has become the first golf course in Spain to be awarded the Acosol seal of quality for efficient golf course irrigation using regenerated water. This latest acknowledgement will help Finca Cortesín move closer to its end goal of becoming one of Europe’s most sustainable golf destinations by the time it stages the 18th edition of The Solheim Cup in September 2023.