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In this edition:
  • Strategic Brand Repositioning for Srixon
  • The Course Owner - Roger Mace
  • Basildon Golf Course – the First 12 Months
  • Golf Management
  • Golf de Saint-Saens
  • VISION 2020: A Collective Initiative
  • Why are we Devaluing Green Fees?
  • Retail News
  • Golf Foundation News
  • Notes from the UKGCOA Chief Executive
  • Golf Courses 4 Sale
  • PGA News
  • Machinery4Golf
  • The Golf Show 2014 hailed as “First class”
  • Portsmouth Golf Centre sails to Victory
  • News
  • Classifieds

John Jacobs and Butch Harmon
John Jacobs OBE, OGRO Honorary President presents Butch Harmon with the OGRO Lifetime Acheiement Award at the PGA Cocktail Reception on the eve of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Golf Foundation thanks GolfBIC organisers for
‘fantastic donation’ of nearly £6,500

The Golf Foundation has thanked the organisers and delegates who attended the Golf Business and Industry Convention (GolfBIC) for a highly impressive donation of £6,420. The donation will be spent on Golf Foundation projects in schools, communities and golf clubs, helping a diverse cross-section of youngsters prepare for regular play at golf clubs and driving ranges.

The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) joined forces with the Organisation of Golf and Range Operators (OGRO) to stage GolfBIC at Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club, on 10-11th March.

A charity dinner was a highlight amid two days of industry seminars, workshops and a tailored trade exhibition; all designed to aid golf course and range owners and operators to enhance their businesses in 2014 and beyond.

Read the full conference summary and access speakers presentations at:
Hot Offers take off on Golf Resorts Direct
Golf Resorts Direct introduced Hot Offers in May 2013. "Mailing out to our readers on a monthly basis with fantastic offers from our resort partners has proved very popular and we are looking forward to developing this aspect of the website over the coming months." said Colin Jenkins Director of Golf Resorts Direct. He added " has been carefully designed to help those who own and operate golf resorts find more customers. We are also seeking better matched customers for the golf resorts, as so many 4 and 5 star resorts are currently only able to find new custom at the value seeking end of the market. The site will aid golfers who wish to travel to very finest places to stay and play golf. Put simply, we are looking to match great places for great people."

GRN-OGRO is the monthly publication for golf course, resort, range and retail operators delivered to all operators and owners in the UK. Features include quality courses, resorts, or ranges, interviews with leading industry figures and the latest business news. All this, together with extensive coverage of golf facilities for sale, makes GRN-OGRO rewarding reading for all with an interest in the golf industry.

Jobs in Golf – the specialist golf recruitment site. GRN-OGRO are delighted to announce their collaboration with a new and invaluable website for the golf industry – Jobs in Golf – The site is designed to help all those seeking a new position to access the latest job vacancies, and we are certain it will be invaluable for all those keen to keep up to date on the latest career opportunities.

For more details and to register, visit the Jobs in Golf website –

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