French Football Federation President NOEL LE GRAET was re-elected for the next four years (JDD, 12/16). ... ALEXANDER BARON VON SPOERCKEN, long standing European Golf Course Owners Association VP & co-founder and chairman of the German Golf Course Owners Association (BVGA) has been elected as the EGCOA President at the annual general meeting held in Cannes, France. Von Spoercken is also chairman of Clubhouse AG and is currently ranked in Golf Magazine at No. 5 of the 100 most-important people in the German golf market. Von Spoercken has taken over the reins from MARCEL WELLING, owner of the Netherlands largest golf course owning operation BurgGolf (EGCOA). ... PGA Tour Commissioner TOM FINCHEM revealed that JEFF MONDAY has been promoted to the newly created position of PGA Tour Canada president. Monday transitions into the role after overseeing the PGA Tour's season-long evaluation of the Canadian Professional Golf Tour in '12 (PGA Tour).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Bundesliga club Schalke 04 "has released its head coach HUUB STEVENS after Saturday's 3-1 loss to SC Freiburg." Stevens "will be replaced by the club's U17 head coach JENS KELLER" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 12/16). ... UAE Pro-League club Al Shaab has sacked its coach SERGIO ALEXANDRE and "will be announcing a replacement in the coming days." The decision was made after an emergency meeting of the club's technical committee on Saturday night (THE NATIONAL, 12/16).
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