Golf Magazine

Austerity English Open

By Golfrefugees
 
AUSTERITY ENGLISH OPEN‘There’s no money left’, were the infamous words left on a note by the out going Chief Secretary of the former Labour government. Could the same message be applicable to UK golf events?
The 2011 English Open at St Mellion has been cancelled amid growing concerns over the viability of professional golf tournaments in England. Organisers say they were unable to raise the £2m sponsorship needed to hold the event in August.

BBC Sport's golf correspondent Iain Carter feels sponsors are unwilling to take the initial step, despite the potential rewards. "It's a reflection of the trend that we're seeing in European golf at the moment in that the sponsors are to be found the other side of the World, not in Europe, not in Great Britain and certainly not in England. They're prepared to do that in the growing markets in the Far East and so many European golf events take place in Asia now.

Golf Refugees suggest moving UK golf events from the more expensive prestigious golf courses such as the Jack Nicholas signature course St Mellion. I’m sure my local public golf course would be happy to hold the 2011 English Open
UK economic growth is going to be sluggish for the next few years. How about the Austerity English Open?

-------------------------------------------------

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Capt. Charles Morgan is Gulf To Table Certified

    Capt. Charles Morgan Gulf Table Certified

    Most restaurants peppered along the Gulf Coast claim to serve fresh local seafood, but when you utter the name Harbor Docks, claim becomes fact. Read more

    9 hours, 22 minutes ago by   30aeats.com
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar? Preliminary Findings.

    Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar? Preliminary Findings.

    A few weeks ago, I started an experiment to better understand how different foods and lifestyle decisions impact blood sugar, using a constant-glucose-monitorin... Read more

    9 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • New Music Round-up Featuring Everything Everything, Sl0tface, Quiet Lions,...

    Music Round-up Featuring Everything Everything, Sl0tface, Quiet Lions, False Advertising Samoans

    Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream‘ (live) This video sees Everything Everything showcase the title track from their new album in all its glory. Read more

    9 hours, 53 minutes ago by   Spectralnights
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • WhatsApp Spy – Monitor Someone’s Calls, Chats & Multimedia

    WhatsApp Monitor Someone’s Calls, Chats Multimedia

    Are you aware of the fact that WhatsApp has one of the biggest fans following worldwide? It has more than 100 million users. It is obvious that employees,... Read more

    10 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Ruby Mariah
    GADGETS, TECH
  • The Best Of : The Processional

    The processional is one of those key moments in a wedding day; a moment which can be a one in a lifetime event. As a wedding photographer, it’s vital that we... Read more

    10 hours, 12 minutes ago by   Belinda Mccarthy
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • Eating Healthy in Barcelona3 Min Read

    Eating Healthy Barcelona3 Read

    One of the great cities of the world, Barcelona is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. An estimated 32 million people visit the city each year to walk... Read more

    10 hours, 15 minutes ago by   Healthytravelblog
    TRAVEL
  • Will Coconut Oil Kill You?

    Could coconut oil kill you, like the American Heart Association recently announced? Here's a man who has mistakenly been healthy and ripped for many years from... Read more

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE

Magazines