Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GTS Announces Regional Forums for 2010

Titled "Marketing Methods That Work", the forums are intended to provide the ideal start to the New Year. The season ahead will be crucial for golf businesses wanting to put the difficulties of 2009 behind them and the forums have been devised to provide expert guidance on how best to do that.

These afternoon events will bring together insightful presentations from leading practitioners in golf-related promotion, website design and photography, preceded by a networking lunch. Award-winning golf course photographer Mark Alexander will divulge the secrets of capturing great images and how to use them to attract business and generate revenue. Ian McCaig, from The Edge, shall reveal the unwritten rules that govern successful websites while PR specialist Yvonne Alexander will explain how to attract visitors by getting your stories told.

Dates and venues: Tuesday 9th February at Castle Stuart GL, Inverness; Thursday 11th February at North Berwick GC; Tuesday 16th February at the Inn at Lathones, St Andrews; Thursday 18th February at Cameron House on Loch Lomond. Timing: 1:00 - 4:45pm. Cost: One FREE place per member company and £25 per person for non-members or additional representatives.

Contact the Secretary to book or for more information.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Glenmuir Launches New Collection

Glenmuir, one of Europe’s leading golf apparel brands and a GTS member, has launched a new Men’s 1891 Classic Collection for Spring/Summer 2010.

Full Press Release here...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Castle Stuart Golf Links wins GOLF Magazine award

Congratulations to GTS member Castle Stuart Golf Links for being named as Best New International Golf Course 2009 by U.S. publication GOLF Magazine.

More information here...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hamilton Hall, St Andrews under new ownership!

One of the most recognisable buildings in St Andrews - Hamilton Hall overlooking the Old Course - is under new ownership again having been bought by the Kohler Co, which already owns the Old Course Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, a GTS member.

Hamilton Hall was originally opened as the Grand Hotel in 1895 to capitalise on the rapid expansion of St Andrews as a popular tourist destination. Owner Thomas Hamilton is said to have commissioned the construction immediately after his application for membership had been rejected by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, in a bid to overshadow the latter's clubhouse! During World War II the hotel was requisitioned by the armed forces and then acquired by the University of St Andrews in 1949 as a hall of residence, being used as such until 2006.

More information here...