View from the Industry

  • On the range: Swing Caddie SC100 Review

    By SGB golf on 18/09/2015
    This month SGB Golf’s Richard Punyer reviews Swing Caddie’s SC100 practice aid. Here’s what he had to say… I’ve used the Swingcaddie SC100 for a while now, and am aware it’s been superseded by it’s more involved sibling, the SC200. However, I felt it worth reviewing this basic launch monitor to give an idea what products like this can give […]
  • Branching Out

    By SGB golf on 05/04/2012
    John Foster, group product manager at Dunlop, writes that there is more to Dunlop than being the in-house brand for Sports Direct Many consider the Dunlop golf brand to be an in-house brand for the Sports Direct retail chain, but this is not true. Yes, we do offer a segment of our global range through the 397 Sports Direct stores […]
  • BGIA pledges commitment

    By SGB golf on 26/01/2012
    Milly Durrant, marketing and membership manager of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), looks ahead to what the BGIA hopes will be a more positive year in the golf trade in 2012. After a difficult trading year for the industry in 2011, the BGIA – representing UK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services – would like to […]
  • TGI enters new era

    By SGB golf on 08/12/2011
    Eddie Reid, managing director of the newly named TGI Golf Partnership, explains why TGI Golf has been re-branded, as announced at the group’s AGM, held at the 2011 Golf Show in Harrogate What makes the TGI Golf Partnership unique in our industry is that the company is equally owned by PGA professionals, who all receive shares and cash back bonuses […]
  • Performance driven

    By SGB golf on 07/11/2011
    Fiona Reilly, senior designer at Ping Collection, writes that the trend of golf apparel is for garments to be both athletic and flexible – At Ping Collection, our new Spring/Summer 2012 range definitely puts an emphasis on sportswear-inspired garments. We see this as a shift in the trend towards a more functional, comfortable and performance-focussed golf fashion industry. A great […]
  • Electrifying profits

    By SGB golf on 04/10/2011
    Most golfers don’t appreciate that a trolley battery is like a living organism, which needs to receive care to deliver its best performance. If this is done, it will provide many rounds of trouble-free golfing. Unfortunately, many golfers finish their round, put the trolley in the boot and forget about it until they next expect it to do another 18 […]
  • Charging ahead

    By SGB golf on 22/07/2011
    Under Armour’s Richard Palmer Jones writes that golf apparel has been stuck in the dark ages, until now Despite the major progress golf equipment has made over the past decade, golf apparel has been somewhat left behind. At the start of the century Tiger Woods was single-handedly revolutionising the game. Suddenly gyms were packed with golfers and sports companies woke […]
  • Best of British

    By SGB golf on 21/06/2011
    Firstly, it was another successful BGIA annual dinner and charity golf day at Woburn in May, where over 100 industry executives attended the gala dinner, and 21 teams took part in the golf day on Woburn’s impressive Marquess course. Considerable funds were raised for the BGIA’s ‘Grow Golf’ charity, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone […]
  • Driving down costs

    By SGB golf on 21/06/2011
    We know golf clubs across UK are battling to keep their costs down, while still delivering an excellent service. That’s why we formed the Golf Management Group (GMG), a golf club buying alliance dedicated to reducing UK golf clubs operating costs. The idea is simple yet effective. By creating an alliance between hundreds of golf clubs and suppliers, individual clubs […]
  • Operation Dale Hill

    By SGB golf on 27/04/2011
    The Organisation of Golf and Range Operators (OGRO) converged on Dale Hill on March 31 for its annual Conference and exhibition. OGRO chairman Colin Jenkins offers his reflections on the event. The OGRO Conference, sponsored by Global Ranges and Srixon-Cleveland, welcomed over 140 delegates from all sectors of the golf industry to Dale Hill. The event was held for the […]