The ultimate for beginner golfers

Since Ian Bonser purchased 3 Hammers golf complex in 1986 it has gone from strength to strength, with the facility winning a national award for their

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A warm welcome

Fynn Valley Golf Club was named most welcoming club at the England Golf awards earlier on this year so Andy Brown got in touch with Ryan Parfett, Dire

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Golf’s best-kept secret

Wilson Golf have a strong heritage in golf, but over recent years their position in the sport has slipped. With new people in key positions and a rene

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Success distributed evenly

Golftech U.K are the largest independent distributor in Europe. With the company recently taking on a new brand, Andy Brown spoke to Ian Waddicar, Man

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Motoring along nicely

With the brand releasing a new model in the summer Andy Brown took the opportunity to head to Motocaddy’s headquarters to speak to Marketing Manager O

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White on track

Alex White had been at the same golf club since he was 16 so moving to Romiley Golf Club was a big decision. With two awards under his belt and turnov

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Award-winning pro seeing real success from ‘stores within store’

Mark Rogers, head professional at York Golf club and 2016 Foremost Professional of the year, talks to GOLF RETAILING about why having sections of the

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Foremost Golf evolving with changing marketplace

With their 1,000 plus members accounting for approximately 25 per cent of all UK golf sales, Foremost have a big influence on golf retail. Andy Brown

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Where the pro knows your name

Ian Gelsthorpe from Ruddington Grange has been at the club for 14 years, with the last five being spent as the head pro. He talks to Andy Brown about

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Product creators from across the pond

When GOLF RETAILING was given the chance to meet three key players in TaylorMade’s global business it was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse. Andy Brow

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Engaging the next generation

James Ibbetson, Director of Golf and PGA Professional at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club is passionate about engaging the next generation o

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Meteoric rise

Jack Heginbotham has been a head pro for just over a year but has already achieved a considerable amount. He tells Andy Brown about winning awards, bu

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Retail focus paying off at Hoebridge

Ian Hayward, Head pro and retail manager at Hoebridge Golf Centre, which is part of BGL Golf, is perhaps rare among golf pros – he actively seeks out

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From the Tour to the till

Alex Keighley spent five years on the Ladies’ European Tour before becoming the head professional at Huddersfield Golf Club. She tells Andy Brown why

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Pearse puts Galvin Green at a premium

Greg Pearse is the new managing director of Galvin Green (UK & Ireland). He spoke to Glyn Pritchard about his decision to take the role and his plans

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Why Sinclair runs a Mill River beside the Barry Burn

Colin Sinclair has the distinction of being the first ever head professional at Carnoustie Golf Links. In 2018 the Championship links will once again

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What WILL make YOU Happy?

Happiness is a state of mind and that is determined by where we focus our attention in life and the questions we ask ourselves, argues Karl Morris. W

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Inside the ropes with Mizuno

At The Open Championship, Mizuno gave Miles Bossom of GOLF RETAILING an EXCLUSIVE preview of two new iron ranges in their successful MP family, the MP

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New retail consultancy launches

JSH Proshop Outfitters, based in Hamburg, Germany has launched a new consultancy arm aimed at providing ‘One-Stop Retail Marketing’ for golf pro-shops

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The Pygmalion effect and YOUR business

“I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to yo

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