This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue

This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue 6

🕔12:08, 19.Jul 2019

Phil Taylor, FPGA, is the founder of Pachesham Golf Centre in Surrey, which was originally a nine-hole golf club. Two years ago it successfully converted to six holes. Here, he explains why.

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The mental health benefits from playing golf

The mental health benefits from playing golf 0

🕔12:00, 19.Jul 2019

One of golf’s greatest selling points is that regularly playing the game has a number of physical health benefits. What’s sometimes overlooked, however, is the mental health gains that can also be made.

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How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf

How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf 0

🕔11:53, 19.Jul 2019

Royal Troon might have hosted the Open nine times, but the club is also looking to its future. Here, secretary Stephen Anthony details the extraordinary success the club has had in this area in the last two years.

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Scottish Water gives a tower to a golf club to help with its finances

Scottish Water gives a tower to a golf club to help with its finances 0

🕔11:33, 19.Jul 2019

Scottish Water, the body that provides water services across Scotland, has transferred the ownership of a disused tower it had been renting to Keith Golf Club, in order to help it with its finances.

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How top golfers use psychology to keep calm

How top golfers use psychology to keep calm 0

🕔11:12, 19.Jul 2019

Whilst golf is already considered by many to be one of the most difficult sports on the planet, there’s much more to the game than simply managing to hit the ball where you want it to land. 

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Greenfee365 enters the UK golf tourist market

Greenfee365 enters the UK golf tourist market 0

🕔10:34, 19.Jul 2019

Greenfee365, the marketing company that allows golf clubs to sell their tee times directly to golfers all over the world, which has been huge in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France, is launching in the UK. 

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Northumberland golf club planning major rebrand

Northumberland golf club planning major rebrand 0 Updated

🕔12:49, 18.Jul 2019

Wallsend Golf Club in Northumberland is hoping to embark on a major £12.5m project that will see its driving range transformed into a centre aimed at attracting new people to golf.

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Analysing the swing of a ‘disruptor’

Analysing the swing of a ‘disruptor’ 0

🕔11:36, 18.Jul 2019

Following 20-year-old Matthew Wolff’s triumph at the 3M Open earlier this month, professional golf could be about to enter a watershed moment.

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Fame Tate wins women’s ‘Oustanding Achievement’ for golf club turnaround

Fame Tate wins women’s ‘Oustanding Achievement’ for golf club turnaround 3

🕔16:22, 15.Jul 2019

PGA professional Fame Tate has won the ‘Oustanding Achievement’ Award at The English Women’s Awards – North for bringing a golf club back from the edge of closure.

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Royal Portrush’s manager to retire this autumn

Royal Portrush’s manager to retire this autumn 7

🕔10:16, 15.Jul 2019

The secretary-manager of Royal Portrush, host of the 2019 Open Championship, will retire this autumn after managing the club for an incredible 35 years.

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Shahin Bani-Sadr, 28, appointed as general manager of Rowlands Castle Golf Club

Shahin Bani-Sadr, 28, appointed as general manager of Rowlands Castle Golf Club 0

🕔07:22, 15.Jul 2019

Rowlands Castle Golf Club in Hampshire has appointed Shahin Bani-Sadr as its new general manager.

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Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner

Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner 0

🕔14:57, 14.Jul 2019

The manager of the Harry Colt-designed Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey talks about how the golf industry has changed in recent years – and how Tandridge is responding to this transformation.

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Scottish Golf awarded £15k to grow the game to women and girls

Scottish Golf awarded £15k to grow the game to women and girls 0

🕔14:45, 14.Jul 2019

The governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has received £15,360 from the Scottish government to invest in women’s and girls’ golf.

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Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd

Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd 0

🕔14:21, 14.Jul 2019

The head professional at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Yorkshire talks about surveying members to find out what products he should stock in the shop and why he offers free coaching to juniors.

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Golf clubs near Brighton under increased pressure due to housing shortage

Golf clubs near Brighton under increased pressure due to housing shortage 2

🕔16:07, 13.Jul 2019

Two golf courses in Sussex have an uncertain future following a proposed review of how a council uses its land.

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Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards

Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards 0

🕔14:52, 13.Jul 2019

West Hill is one of the best heathland golf courses in the world. Ben talks about how the club stores essential irrigation water despite not having a reservoir and the club’s recent major projects.

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Tiger eyes Tokyo opportunity

Tiger eyes Tokyo opportunity 0

🕔16:02, 10.Jul 2019

Tiger Woods has achieved most things in golf – and a whole lot more.

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England Golf is providing insurance to golf club members

England Golf is providing insurance to golf club members 2

🕔14:11, 10.Jul 2019

Every member of a golf club affiliated to England Golf is now covered by a major new personal liability insurance policy.

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Adam Walsh named as new manager of Sunningdale Golf Club

Adam Walsh named as new manager of Sunningdale Golf Club 0

🕔13:07, 10.Jul 2019

The 32-year-old general manager of Farleigh Golf Club has been named as the new general manager of Sunningdale Golf club – one of the most prestigious job roles in golf club management.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:40, 10.Jul 2019

The chief executive of the European Tour talks about the launch of the Golfers with Disability Programme, which will see the EDGA Scottish Open and EDGA Dubai Finale take place this year.

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£200m golf resort set to lose council funding

£200m golf resort set to lose council funding 0

🕔07:24, 10.Jul 2019

A project to build one of the world’s greatest golf resorts in Merseyside has been hit by the news that Wirral Council is set to pull its funding for the scheme.

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How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim?

How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim? 0 Updated

🕔10:27, 9.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open Championship promises to be more than a feast of great golf – as Angus Council can testify from last year, the economic benefits to the local area are huge.

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The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship

The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship 0 Updated

🕔15:36, 8.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open has seen all additional championship day tickets sell out within 72 hours of going on sale. Unsurprisingly, clubs located near to the 2020 venue are already using the event to market themselves.

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Yeovil Golf Club reappoints Swan Golf Designs

Yeovil Golf Club reappoints Swan Golf Designs 0

🕔11:05, 7.Jul 2019

The 112-year-old Yeovil Golf Club has retained the services of Swan Golf Designs to identify an improvement schedule to be rolled out across the next decade.

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Golf courses review: Sanremo in Italy

Golf courses review: Sanremo in Italy 0 Updated

🕔17:21, 6.Jul 2019

Although not a traditional golfing destination, Italy has more than 300 golf courses, many of which come with a high reputation. Here, Sarah Forrest visits two on the coast of Liguria, in the north-west of the country.

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Two golf clubs planning major upgrades

Two golf clubs planning major upgrades 1

🕔10:12, 3.Jul 2019

Two golf clubs, one in Hartlepool and one in Oxfordshire, are planning major expansions, including the building of hotels on site.

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Two golf venues set to close

Two golf venues set to close 1

🕔07:55, 3.Jul 2019

A 24-hole golf club attached to a hotel in Lincolnshire and a local authority’s pitch and putt facilities in Exeter are both set to close down.

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