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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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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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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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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Thinking outside the box

We all know that the golf trade is having a tough time of it and so we are always keen to meet with PGA pros and retailers who are doing things differ

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To Hull and back!

Following on from the January issue article on Andrew Reynolds and the success of the Club Room at Royal Cinque Ports, Tony Clark reports on the new G

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How Reynolds remains motivated after 36 years

Andrew Reynolds became head PGA professional at Royal Cinque Ports aged just 23 in 1978. In 36 years he has seen considerable changes at this world fa

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Short game gains & long-term profit

Sometimes overlooked in favour of drivers, fairways and irons, custom-fitting wedges and putters can bring significant revenue to a golf retailer. Her

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Updated shop = upturned sales

Peter Durham is Head of Membership Services at Foremost Golf, leading a team of four Business Development Consultants for green-grass retailers. Here

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The Pride of Paisley

Andy Carlton, head professional at Paisley Golf Club in Renfrewshire, has been named TGI Golf’s Partner of the Year. He spoke to Robin Barwick What i

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Interview Carl Bianco – The Woking Golf Club

After serving in the Royal Air Force for seven years, Carl Bianco turned to professional golf as a late starter, but has spent the past 20 years makin

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Interview – Tim Hall, head professional at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club

Tim Hall, head professional at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club in Herefordshire, Talks to GOLF RETAILING about being named Foremost Golf’s 2013 Pro of the Year

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The Model Professional

Tony Clark, former golf professional and owner and CEO of PlaneSWING, reports into GOLF RETAILING after a visit to Cameron Clark at Moor Hall Golf Clu

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Burnt yet unbowed – Iain Darroch of West Kilbride

Not every pro shop in the UK was buzzing this summer. At West Kilbride a fire at the end of August forced the pro shop to close for nearly a month, to

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Northern Lights – The Mere

Built around an 80-year-old James Braid golf course, The Mere has become one of the most exclusive and highly rated parkland golf destinations in the

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Behind the counter

This month GR talks to John Tolliday, Director of Golf at Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club in East Sussex. Professional: John Tolliday Position: Director

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