Customer service specialists join England Golf partners’ network

first_img6 Dec 2017 Customer service specialists join England Golf partners’ network Tags: 59club, Customer Service, partnership, Players 1st 59club and Players 1st – which are both committed to helping golf clubs look after their customers – have joined England Golf’s network of Preferred Partners.The customer service specialists will offer preferential rates to 1900+ affiliated clubs and both have been welcomed to the network by Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Engagement Manager.“We are excited to extend our partnership with 59club, with whom we have worked for three years, and we welcome Players 1st as a new partner in this key area of customer service and experience,” he said.The announcement supports England Golf’s work to encourage clubs to strengthen their business by looking after and retaining members.Recently commissioned research from Manchester Metropolitan University showed that retaining a member costs less than recruiting a new one. The report, Valuing Your Customer, highlights six ways to keep members happy as well as ideas to customise their approach to customers.The new partners both provide practical support to clubs to offer customers the golfing experience they want.59club has created my59 software to advance customer satisfaction levels.  It includes mystery shopper audits and customer satisfaction survey templates. The benchmarking tools allow managers to measure and align their customer service and sales etiquette to the industry average and the elite performing clubs.England Golf affiliated clubs can purchase their my59 licence for £500 per year; this includes free admission to staff training seminars based on new member sales and integration, golf operations and food and beverage sales. Alternatively, clubs which purchase a three-year licence will also receive an additional 10% discount, plus a further two training places in 2019.Visit www.my59online.com for more informationPlayers 1st offers software which enables golf clubs to retain and recruit golfers and increase revenue by focusing on customer experience and loyalty. This is achieved by surveying members and visitors, listening to their feedback and adapting services to their needs.All clubs can take advantage of a free 30-day trial and a range of preferential rates, depending on the type of customer they wish to focus on and the type of survey required. The full cost of an annual license is £850 which gives access to membership, visitor, and entrance and exit surveys.Visit www.players1st.golf/england to find out more.The Preferred Partners and Suppliers Directory is designed to give clubs access to a range of high quality products and services. As it develops it will offer increasing value to England Golf’s club support package.To see how your club can benefit from our preferred partnerships click herelast_img read more

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Winter Coat Drive At Secondhand Safari

first_imgWHAT: Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive at Secondhand SafariWHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE:  Thurston County Fairgrounds               3054 Carpenter Rd in Lacey Did your kids outgrow last year’s winter coats? Now you can bring those coats and other gently used or new winter gear to the new Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive booth at the October 6 Secondhand Safari event at the county fairgrounds. Winter clothing donations are tax deductible and benefit needy Thurston County kids served by Community Youth Services.“We are really excited about adding this winter clothing drive to the Secondhand Safari,” said Thurston County Fair Manager Rick Storvick. “We had such an outpouring of support this summer at the fair’s annual food drive, we wanted to do something to give back to the community once again at the Secondhand Safari. I think this winter clothing drive is a perfect fit for our annual garage sale and re-use fair, and it will really help a lot of people in Thurston County as fall and winter set in.”The Community Youth Services booth will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Secondhand Safari, and winter clothing donations will still be accepted from 1-3 p.m. in a collection box at the Community Youth Services booth.The fair’s annual Secondhand Safari will be on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., where people can buy, sell and trade their secondhand treasures. There will be plenty of treasure seekers and bargain hunters, with over 1,500 visitors and about 100 vendors on average in recent years.Covered and outdoor booths are still available to groups or individuals looking to clean out the clutter and make a tidy sum. The 10×10 foot booths are $25 for an uncovered slot and $40 for a covered slot. Set up for sellers will be on Friday, October 5 from noon to 10 p.m. The doors will be locked after set up Friday evening and security will be on-site until the event opens Saturday.Representatives from community groups, non-profits, businesses, agencies and individuals working on sustainability issues are invited to sign up for an educational booth or display. Contact the Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 for details. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Representatives from Goodwill Industries will be on hand throughout the day to accept donations (at their discretion), giving sellers the chance to donate any of their unsold items at the end of the day. For more information on the October 6 Secondhand Safari’s Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive, or to reserve your booth, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.last_img read more

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Macandili not settling after winning AVC’s 2nd Best Libero

first_imgJapan downs Thailand to win AVC gold CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Dawn Macandili may be the shortest player in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet on Thursday she stood as tall as anyone else.The Philippines’ unassuming defensive ace, who stands at five-feet tall, was shocked when her name was called as the tournament’s secnd Best Libero after helping the host to an eighth place finish in the Asian event.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “It doesn’t stop in winning awards alone, I want to play and do my passion and that is volleyball,” said Macandili. “So that award is like a reward to the players who continue to play for the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img “Of course, I was surprised because this is my first time as a national player and I think this brings a lot of pressure,” said Macandili in Filipino at Alonte Sports Arena. “Now I have to perform on a higher level compared to what I do now.”“I don’t want to settle with what I’ve achieved today and I feel that I can improve from what I did.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And just as fate would have it, Macandili’s Asian triumph happened exactly a year after she won the MVP in the PSL All-Filipino Conference after leading F2 Logistics to the championship.Macandili vowed that her award in the Asian Championship is not the culmination of her career. View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

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TNT trumps Rain or Shine ahead of PBA playoffs

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nonetheless, TNT still came out to win especially in the second half where it established an 18-point lead entering the final frame.The Painters cut the deficit to as low as seven, 82-75, with 6:27 left before the KaTropa went on an 18-3 run capped by a three-point play by Smith, 100-78, over a four-minute span to put the game out of reach.Troy Rosario added 18 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the 3-point area and eight rebounds while Ryan Reyes had 12 off the bench for TNT, which did not have the services of Jayson Castro (rest).Minus Castro, Terrence Romeo took care of the playmaking duties to finish with 12 assists.Johnson posted 12 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Painters (9-2).ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Joshua Smith outplayed his counterpart Reggie Johnson in a titanic clash to lead the KaTropa with 25 points and 13 rebounds.“That’s a no-bearing game for them. I think in the first half, just by watching our players perform, they had the same mentality as Rain or Shine,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad heads into quarter finals as the third seed with an 8-3 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We had to remind them during halftime that this game has bearing for us specifically because over the last two weeks, we never had time to work on a lot of things because they were focused on Gilas.”The Elasto Painters had already locked up the top spot before the duel while the KaTropa were already out of contention for a top two finish after the Alaska Aces beat the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Friday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Playoff-bound TNT held off top-seeded Rain or Shine, 100-85, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lyceum holds off San Sebastian in season opener Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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One and done for Ashaolu?

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “You can see he was all out with half a leg not functioning,” said NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa, who temporarily took over the coaching reins from Guiao. “He really wanted to win for the team.”The Road Warriors, who also have been without injured guard Kevin Alas and suspended rookie Kiefer Ravena, are set to replace Ashaolu, who could opt to sit this game out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That gives the Batang Pier a bit of a leverage to get their campaign off to a good start, especially if import Rashad Woods hits his stride.Ashaolu had 33 points and 23 rebounds as NLEX toppled the TNT KaTropa, 103-90, Friday night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOlu Ashaolu had the type of debut that teams want from their imports. There is the chance, though, that he won’t be able to do an encore.Already without Asi Taulava and coach Yeng Guiao, who are on Philippine team duty in the Asian Games, NLEX could be without their monster of an import on Sunday when it squares off with North Port (formerly GlobalPort) in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Pringle relishes thought of PH stints MOST READ “I expect us to be in game shape and get better as the conference wears on,” said coach Norman Black. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But the Nigerian-Canadian import hasn’t recovered yet from a torn patela tendon suffered during a tuneup with Meralco two weeks ago.The Batang Pier will also miss a key player due to the Asian Games as star guard Stanley Pringle was loaned to the national squad that is currently hunting for gold in Indonesia.But they can readily take advantage of the Road Warriors’ import woes with the 6-foot-5 Woods expected to create matchup problems all over the floor.The Meralco Bolts will also shoot for a second straight victory opposite the KaTropa in the other game after a valiant come-from-behind triumph over Columbian Dyip, 109-106, in the opener Friday night.Allen Durham showed flashes of his might with a near triple-double performance, but it took the veteran smarts and creativity of point guard Baser Amer for the Bolts to notch their first win.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Send Kiefer to D.C., Hollywood

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s only TV, guys: Tortured “24” star Keifer Sutherland has accepted an invitation from the U.S. military to talk to cadets at West Point about how it’s wrong to torture. While there is no word if he will be giving the same speech at the White House, representatives for television audiences are also requesting that Sutherland speak to network sitcom producers. Blame game: After weeks of political fighting between the Obama and Clinton staffs, a joint marketing effort was agreed to by the two, which should cut the field down to only the pair of Democrats. “I’m surprised it took this long,” said political consultant Spin McFib of the new, joint slogan: “For the last 230 years, no war, no depression, no mistake nor immoral behavior has come under a female or black president.” What else? Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has volunteered to personally mentor a 15-year-old tagging suspect. “Once the mayor figured that he can pretty much get away with five minutes of sleep a night, we found that his 2:55 to 2:57 a.m. block was wide open,” said an anonymous member of Villaraigosa’s staff. Wall Street malfunction: This past week, the stock market dropped as much as 500 points during Tuesday’s trading. Much of the problem was traced to a computer glitch. “When we got the e-mail that said we only needed to send a few hundred billion dollars to the widow of a Nigerian prince to be cut in on the trillions he left her, well, it seemed a good bet,” said broker Chuck Schwab. Antigens de Spago: A prep cook from Wolfgang Puck’s in Hollywood was diagnosed with acute hepatitis, exposing guests to the blood disorder at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party at the Pacific Design Center on Valentine’s Day. “Sure, they could have gotten sick for a lot less money,” said a representative from Puck’s catering service, “but our viruses are prepared with the finest viral bacteria you can get sick with today.” Not so secret secrets: In the new book, “Secrets of a Hollywood SuperMadam,” author Jody “Babydol” Gibson names former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda as a client. Lasorda rejects the claim. “To think that I could actually score when I haven’t been able to get to first base for about 20 years is a bit of a stretch,” said the bleeding Dodger-blue Hall of Famer. Pumped up in Anaheim: A report has come out connecting new L.A. Angel outfielder Gary Mathews with a performance-enhancing-drug scandal. The 450-pound, 7-footer, who runs the 100-yard dash in under 5 seconds, said that he will be vindicated. Girl just want to have fun: Paris Hilton, who remains the last celebutante who has not gone into rehab or jail this month, could face up to three months behind bars after she was caught recklessly driving her $190,000 car – which was impounded – on a suspended license. “Ms. Hilton just thought this was a cleaner way to get some publicity than cutting off her hair, getting loaded or throwing a telephone at some lowly maid,” said a friend and butler. “I just thank God she wasn’t driving one of her good cars.” Insufficient funds: A 21-year-old man in Indiana tried to cash a $50,000 check allegedly signed by God. “This guy must have thought I was born yesterday,” said the bank teller. “I checked. God doesn’t have an account in this bank.” Post-Oscar mortem: While many people said last Sunday’s Academy Awards show was the most boring Oscars broadcast ever, I found it to be the most entertaining 11 hours of television I’ve ever seen. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).last_img read more

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Napoli-linked Rojo will NOT leave Manchester United in January, insists agent

first_img Manchester United full-back Marcos Rojo 1 Marcos Rojo will not be leaving Manchester United in January, his agent has claimed – despite reports linking him to Napoli.The Argentine defender endured a disruptive pre-season following his exploits at the Copa America and has struggled to hold down a place in United’s starting XI in the opening weeks of the season.However, as a result of Luke Shaw’s horrific injury in Eindhoven last week, Rojo now has the opportunity to feature on a more regular basis and his agent, Carlos Goncalves, has rubbished talk of an exit in January.“There is no need to talk about it,” he told a Naples radio station.“The player is happy at United and has no intention of leaving the club.”last_img read more

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WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES!

first_imgRose of Tralee beauties Tara Talbot and Maria McCole certainly left a lasting impression when they visited Donegal this week.It was a fabulous day with Donegal Rose Maria MCole & Rose of Tralee Tara Talbot visiting businesses in Letterkenny, the Stroke Rehabiliation Centre in St Conals & Edel MacBride’s Studio where the Roses had some lessons in crochet, enjoyed good Donegal tea and scones. Anyone thinking of becoming a Rose should apply now by downloading application on www.roseoftralee.ie or visit www.facebook.com/DonegalRoseFor more info contact Elaine McIntyre @ the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny on 087-2657431 or Donegal Rose Maria McCole on 087-1252756   WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES! was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL ROSE MARIA MCCOLERadisson Blu HotelROSE OF TRALEE TARA TALBOTlast_img read more

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SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASE

first_imgA man who killed a teenager in a bar on a remote island off the Donegal coast has had his sentence hearing adjourned for over two weeks.Last month a Central Criminal Court jury found Stephen Boyle (aged 41) not guilty of the murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Boyle (aged 19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October 3, 2009. Stephen Boyle, of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London had denied murder but had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.The court heard that the father-of-one stabbed Paul Boyle in the neck with a glass after a row involving a number of people at around 2.30am on the night in question.Paul Boyle, who had celebrated his 19th birthday just three weeks earlier, was brought to the mainland by lifeboat but he died in Letterkenny Hospital at 10.20am on October 3.Prosecution counsel Mr Paul O’ Higgins SC told the court that Arranmore has a population of 522 people and the killing had caused “immense shock and sadness on the island”.During the trial, assistant State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar told the jury that Paul Boyle died from associated blood loss and trauma caused by sharp force trauma.Dr Jabbar told the court there was trauma to the left side of the neck, which was caused by sharp force trauma, and that Paul Boyle lost 60% of his blood.Counsel for the defendant, Mr Michael O’Higgins SC, this morning asked the court to defer imposing sentence to allow for the compilation of an updated psychiatric report.A victim impact statement by members of Paul Boyle’s family was handed in to the court but was not read in to evidence.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy remanded Stephen Boyle in custody and said he would adjourn the hearing until March 29 next.SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASE was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASElast_img read more

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DELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP!

first_imgWHAT’S THE STORY RORY? MIDFIELDER JOINED THE ST EUNAN’S FOOTBALL CAMP TODAYDONEGAL midfielder Rory Kavanagh returned to his home town club today – with the Anglo-Celt cup won in the Ulster final on Sunday.The star player spent ages with more than 100 children attending the St Eunan’s GAA club summer football camp.He signed every jersey and chatted to every child – he even signed some football boots and someone’s mobile phone! St. Eunan’s Camp GirlsSt. Eunan’s U6’sSt. Eunan’s U-12’sSt. Eunan’s U10’sSt. Eunan’s U8’sDELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP! was last modified: July 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP!letterkennyst eunan’s galast_img read more

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