Another win for, the fast-growing golf club rental company that provides equipment for golfers in 21 locations across Europe and Africa, was announced as the winner of the inaugural ‘HSBC Golf Business Community Award for Innovation’ at a special ceremony in Abu Dhabi last night (Wednesday 30 April). – which has saved golfers an estimated €4m in airline baggage charges since its formation in 2010 – edged out 88 other successful companies to the award, including manufacturers, software producers and business developers. A group of distinguished global industry experts selected the Dublin-based company as the most impressive in terms of its track record in providing an outstanding service to golfers and enabling more people to play the sport on vacation.

“It’s an honour to be the first winner of such a high-profile global award and be recognised by leading figures within the golf industry,” said Tony Judge, CEO of ClubstoHire, which was started four years ago with the help of now European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. “We started the business to help make golfing holidays more convenient and less expensive, and after recently expanding to locations such as Cape Town and Marrakesh, we’re continuing to do everything we can to make this happen for golfers,” added Judge.