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May Day for London Golf Show

The 2009 London Golf Show will be staged at the Docklands’ ExCel Centre from May 1-3.

Arnie at Celtic Manor

Arnold Palmer will attend KPMG’s sixth annual Golf Business Forum at Celtic Manor, May 4-6, to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sunderland supplies Golf Foundation

Sunderland of Scotland has agreed to be the Golf Foundation’s Official Rainwear Supplier for 2009. This is the 10th straight year the clothing brand has supported the Foundation.

England Golf in the money

England Golf has been awarded a £12.8 million grant by Sport England to develop the sport over the next four years. For the previous four-year spell England Golf was granted £8.2 million.

‘Show me the Golf’ goes live

Brought to you by the founders of Golf Punk magazine, internet TV site www.showmethegolf.tv has gone live, and a regular ‘Show me the Golf’ TV series is also being broadcast on Setanta.

Research supports 2Thumb

An independent study conducted by Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute has concluded that the 2Thumb Putter Grip promotes a pendulum-like putting stroke.

True to form

True Temper shafts have started 2009 on Tour much the same way as they finished 2008: winning. Project X and Project X Flighted shafts were first and second at the recent Joburg Open, while True Temper’s Precision Rifle shaft was used by the winners of the South African Open and Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Hearing Aid

Following the British Medical Journal’s report claiming the sound of some drivers striking golf balls can damage your hearing, Specsavers would like all golfers to know that their Hearing Centres stock Elacin high fidelity hearing protectors at a retail price of £15.

New-look GEL online

GEL Golf’s UK website, www.gelgolf.co.uk, has a ‘groovy’ new look for 2009. Don’t miss it.

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