Golfers visiting Florida’s prime golfing destination of Orlando have taken to renting out golf clubs in a big way, according to ClubstoHire.com, the company that pioneered club rental across Europe and is about to celebrate its first anniversary in the United States.

In a global market exceeding €100m annually, the Dublin-based company has seen sales in the Sunshine State increase by 15% and customer interaction grow by 58% since launching its service in July last year. (more…)

Research conducted by the PGA EuroPro Tour among its up and coming professional golfers shows that Motocaddy is the preferred brand of choice for those using a powered trolley.

The survey amongst players on Europe’s third-tier Tour revealed more than 65% of the field regularly use a trolley in competitive rounds, with over half of those Pros opting to play with the market-leading powered trolley brand – almost twice as many as the nearest competitor. (more…)

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Following a positive response to an enhanced prize package, a strong field will compete over 54-holes in the 2016 Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship final at Little Aston Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield between 3-5 August.

As part of its support of the event, Galvin Green is rewarding the winners of this year’s seven regional qualifying events with high-performance clothing worth more than £300, including a MACOY Ventil8™ shirt, a DONALD INSULA™ jacket and NOEL or NASH Ventil8™ trousers. A three-way tie for first place at the PGA West qualifying event at Exeter, means that nine players among the 120 finalists will be presented on arrival at Little Aston with their new outfits in fresh colourways. (more…)

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ClubstoBuy.com, sister company of the world’s largest club rental service ClubstoHire.com, sold its first sets of used clubs within hours of opening online.

Callaway’s Danny Willett, Europe’s first Masters winner in 17 years, proved the inspiration for Jean Bennett from County Westmeath, Ireland, to purchase two sets of Callaway clubs for herself and her left-handed husband, John Bennett. The couple regularly use the ClubstoHire service when travelling to play golf in Puerto Banus, Spain, which is how they heard about the new ClubstoBuy service. (more…)

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Williams Racing Golf (WRG) played a big part in rugby legend Mike Tindall’s Celebrity Golf Classic at The Belfry, hosting a ‘Drive the Green’ competition at the famous 10th tee and giving away over 30 prizes of the latest Williams equipment.

Celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment were among 100 players who had the opportunity to use a WRG MR Player Series driver to reach the green at the challenging 272 yard par-four 10th after playing their own regular ball. Twelve players who used the driver for the first time made it onto the putting surface.

Three of the successful players were drawn at random to win the driver they used to reach the green, while WRG also kitted out the day’s overall winning team with prizes including cart bags and a selection of the brand’s premium golf clubs. (more…)

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