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Category: Connect 22

Bag of tricks

  David Edwards is one of, if not, the most accomplished golf trick shot artists in the world and when it comes to combining his skills with raising cash for good causes he doesn’t miss a trick, writes Adrian Milledge. Edwards, who was director of golf at Forest Pines, Lincolnshire,

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Retail tips with Simon Hanson

  The head professional at Kemnay Golf Club in Aberdeenshire, Simon Hanson, is TGI’s ‘new partner of the year’. Simon talks about the technology he uses to boost his pro shop. What year did you turn professional and what have been your career highlights, both playing and employment? I turned

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The PGA donates £50k to The Golf Foundation

  The PGA has underlined its continued support for growing the game of golf at grassroots level by donating £50,000 to The Golf Foundation. PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield presented the cheque to Golf Foundation Chief Executive Brendon Pyle during a recent visit to PGA headquarters at The Belfry. The

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Regional News

Midland Bag of tricks David Edwards doesn’t miss a trick when he combines his trick shot shows with raising cash for good causes. http://pgapublishing.com/connect-22/bag-of-tricks/  South Neve focuses on total job satisfaction Royal Automobile Club’s new head pro wants to get back to what he loves doing best – coaching and

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It’s mix and match for Tom

  Tom Barker changed course after spending more than a decade at St Helens club Houghwood where he worked in the shop before qualifying as a PGA professional two years ago, writes David Birtill. “I recently embarked on a coaching role and was offered a job at the Chilli Dip

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PGA Challenge moves to The Heritage

  The 2019 PGA Challenge has found a new home for 2019, the superbly appointed Heritage Golf and Spa Resort, writes Paul Kelly. The Johnston, Mooney and O’Brien sponsored event, now in its 16th year, will be played on July 10th and will feature a prize fund of €13,000. The

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Simpson excited to take up Gullane role

  Gordon Simpson is excited to have taken up his new post as secretary of Gullane, believing he has built up the ideal skill set to oversee “huge plans” for the East Lothian club, writes Martin Dempster. Simpson’s journey since starting out as a PGA assistant to the current PGA

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O’Hanlon suffers minor setback

  Richard O’Hanlon is almost certainly the most active competitor and travels thousands of miles to compete. But he was forced to miss the West’s opening pro-am of the season over the Minchinhampton old course in Gloucestershire, writes Peter Godsiff. The St Kew club professional had driven ten miles from

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