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Pilkington Prevails At 2019 Foremost Golf Professionals’ Championship

Pilkington Prevails At 2019 Foremost Golf Professionals’ Championship

Mark Pilkington has claimed victory at the 2019 Foremost Golf Professionals’ Championship, coming out on top at The Oxfordshire in a field of 126 member professionals from around the country. Pilkington, from Porthmadog Golf Club in North Wales, shot an impressive bogey-free round of 68 (-4) to pip Peter Baker, who won the seniors category, by a single shot. A former Challenge Tour winner and European Tour player, Pilkington was playing in the Foremost Golf Professionals’ Championship for the first time having taken over as Head Professional at Porthmadog in August 2018. Supported again for the fifth consecutive year by Glenmuir, the ...

Best-in-class suppliers recognised by Foremost Golf Industry Awards

Best-in-class suppliers recognised by Foremost Golf Industry Awards

  Foremost Golf, the U.K’s largest retail and marketing services group, revealed the winners of the prestigious Foremost Golf Industry Awards, as voted for by a record number of Foremost member professionals. Chris Glenday, Foremost Approved Supplier Manager, commented: “Congratulations to all the worthy winners; on behalf of the whole group I would like thank them for all the support they have given to our members this year. “We’ve had another fantastic year, and it’s a testament to the strong relationships Foremost creates between brands and our members that so many of our suppliers have repeated as winners year-on-year.” PING was awarded the ...

Foremost reveals 2018 member award winners

Foremost reveals 2018 member award winners

Foremost Golf, the U.K’s largest retail and marketing services group, has announced the winners of its prestigious Foremost Golf Industry Member Awards for 2018. The group’s member awards recognise some of the most dedicated and hard-working Foremost member professionals and are awarded based on a thorough and transparent point-scoring criteria. Pat Smith, from Kidderminster Golf Club, in Worcestershire, received the most coveted award; The Foremost Professional of the Year. Commenting on his award, Smith said: “Winning this award means everything to me, and I could not have done it without the hard work and support of my team. “To be recognised as Professional ...

Foremost adds new enhancement to its EMP Video monitors

Foremost adds new enhancement to its EMP Video monitors

Foremost Golf, the U.K’s largest retail and marketing services group, has launched another advancement to its Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) Premium service with the introduction of a local news ticker bar to its EMP Video monitor solution. Since EMP Video monitors were introduced in Spring 2018, more than 240 stores have implemented the fully automated system which allows the retailer to co-ordinate brand marketing campaigns with impressive video content in-store. Video monitors make up one of the four key pillars of the EMP Premium service that are optional and completely free when opting in to the industry-leading digital marketing service. Foremost’s latest ...

150 members already signed up for Foremost’s Online Lesson Booking System

150 members already signed up for Foremost’s Online Lesson Booking System

    Foremost Golf, the U.K’s largest retail and marketing services group, has revealed immediate success for its new Online Lesson Booking System, one of the four key optional upgrades that together make up the Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) Premium service. Following on from the successful launch of the online system, more than 50 members are already live and using the booking service, with a further 100 in the set-up phase.  Taking the booking process online makes it more efficient and saves professionals time, as instant visibility of lesson availability and a simple booking procedure negates the need for lengthy text or WhatsApp ...

Foremost innovates again with online Lesson Booking System

Foremost innovates again with online Lesson Booking System

    As part of the latest series of developments to its Elite Marketing Programme (EMP), Foremost has launched its own online lesson booking system to enable its member professionals to efficiently manage their booking diary. Thousands of potential lesson bookings are lost every year due to inefficient and inaccessible booking systems. Foremost has now come up with the perfect integrated solution to help make sure that its members don’t miss out. Responding to member and customer demand, Foremost’s new, free-of-charge booking system enables professionals to optimise their booking diary and, crucially, it is continually promoted through the professionals’ existing EMP digital marketing ...

Foremost EMP attracts new suppliers with improved ladies’ retail solution

Foremost EMP attracts new suppliers with improved ladies’ retail solution

          Foremost has announced partnerships with two specialist ladies’ clothing brands, as the new suppliers look to take full advantage of the developments in Foremost’s Elite Marketing Programme (EMP). Following the impressive growth of the women’s game at grass roots levels through new participation initiatives such as Women and Girls’ Golf Week, #ThisGirlsGolfs and love.golf, it has never been more important for club professionals to deliver a proper retail offering to their female customers. However, many members have neither the retail space or inventory capacity to offer the best consumer proposition to ladies in-store. Therefore, Foremost has developed a simple optional solution for ...

Leading brands endorse Foremost’s EMP Premium Developments

Leading brands endorse Foremost’s EMP Premium Developments

  EMP Premium profiling provides modern marketing for golf professionals by enabling customers to be targeted more specifically than ever before, breaking down the database by customer type, gender and ability. Foremost Managing Director Andy Martin, discussing the latest development of EMP Premium, said: “At Foremost we always strive to lead in marketing innovations for our members, and the introduction of customer profiling is another notable example of this. We have done a great deal of work behind the scenes to ensure the data we hold is up to date and accurate, allowing our members to deliver perfectly targeted messages from ...

Morlais Castle’s Bebb Tops Record Field at 2018 Foremost Championship

Morlais Castle’s Bebb Tops Record Field at 2018 Foremost Championship

  CLICK HERE for Foremost Professionals' Championship final leaderboard and photos Sion Bebb has claimed the coveted 2018 Foremost Professionals Championship, beating a record size field of 138 member professionals from across the UK who descended upon The Oxfordshire in Thame for the right to be crowned this year’s champion. Hailing from Morlais Castle Golf Club in Glamorgan, Bebb carded a superb round of 69 (-3) to come out on top by a single shot, holding off a trio of players at two under par. Starting his round on the 10th tee, Bebb got off to a fast start with three birdies ...

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