How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course

How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course 0 Updated

🕔16:38, 23.Mar 2019

Shade results in weak turf but for many golf courses the option of removing the trees causing it is not viable. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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The manager’s office: Alan Oliver

The manager’s office: Alan Oliver 0 Updated

🕔16:31, 22.Mar 2019

The secretary at Silloth on Solway GC in Cumbria says clubs will be better suited to recruiting new customers if they market their unique selling points instead of trying to attract all golfers.

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Former LET player Fame Tate buys Stanedge Golf Club

Former LET player Fame Tate buys Stanedge Golf Club 0

🕔19:00, 21.Mar 2019

The former Ladies European Tour golfer Fame Tate has acquired Stanedge Golf Club in Derbyshire and opened it to the public.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0 Updated

🕔14:38, 21.Mar 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that the entire structure of a golf club relies upon a well-maintained course that is enjoyable and attractive to play.

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Device launched that allows long-range wireless control of most irrigation valves

Device launched that allows long-range wireless control of most irrigation valves 0

🕔12:17, 21.Mar 2019

A device that can control irrigation valves from more than 10 miles away has been launched for UK golf clubs.

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Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators

Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators 0

🕔09:33, 20.Mar 2019

Wirral Council has announced that it is seeking operators to take on two of its municipal golf courses on a long lease. 

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Craig Tracey MP to write for The Golf Business

Craig Tracey MP to write for The Golf Business 0

🕔06:24, 20.Mar 2019

The co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf (APPG) Group, and Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire & Bedworth, Craig Tracey MP, is to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Inquest finds greenkeeper’s death was an accident

Inquest finds greenkeeper’s death was an accident 1

🕔21:44, 19.Mar 2019

A 35-year-old greenkeeper died after a poplar tree he was cutting fell on his head and fractured his skull, an inquest has heard.

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Campaign to raise awareness of health benefits of golf to take place

Campaign to raise awareness of health benefits of golf to take place 3

🕔13:09, 19.Mar 2019

A major week-long R&A backed campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of playing golf will begin the day after the Masters ends next month.

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Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse

Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse 2

🕔04:10, 19.Mar 2019

The Nottinghamshire venue opened the facility on New Year’s Eve, featuring a large balcony overlooking a picturesque golf course.

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Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall

Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall 0

🕔20:18, 18.Mar 2019

The head PGA professional at Howley Hall GC in Yorkshire has won the coveted ‘Pro Shop of the Year’ category at the recent TGI Golf Awards. Here, Ryan explains why his shop has been such a success.

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What can we do if we receive our membership subs late?

What can we do if we receive our membership subs late? 1

🕔18:26, 18.Mar 2019

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) details what a golf club can do about the late payment of membership fees.

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Appointments: Steve Dougan is the new manager of Kings Norton Golf Club

Appointments: Steve Dougan is the new manager of Kings Norton Golf Club 0

🕔17:58, 18.Mar 2019

The PGA fellow professional, director of golf and experienced club manager, Steve Dougan, is to oversee the day to day operations at Kings Norton Golf Club in Birmingham.

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Struggling golf club has its future saved

Struggling golf club has its future saved 0

🕔13:06, 13.Mar 2019

At least two golf clubs concerned about their futures have been putting together rescue plans in the last few days – and at least one of these has resulted in the club being saved.

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Golf club to auction off everything it had

Golf club to auction off everything it had 1

🕔12:19, 13.Mar 2019

A timed online auction sale of greenkeeping machinery, tractors, mowers and equipment, clubhouse and hotel contents, containers and vehicles is to take place.

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Golf club announces partnership with larger hole event organiser

Golf club announces partnership with larger hole event organiser 3

🕔10:00, 13.Mar 2019

A company that aims to boost participation in golf by modernising the game via the introduction of a format involving larger hole cups, has announced a permanent residency at Thames Ditton & Esher Golf Course.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔22:58, 12.Mar 2019

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the changing roles of PGA professionals.

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How to get more children playing golf

How to get more children playing golf 2

🕔21:57, 12.Mar 2019

A number of golfing organisations and clubs are working together to introduce golf to more children. Here, we look at three initiatives that have all been working. 

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Here are the first UK golf clubs to sign up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter

Here are the first UK golf clubs to sign up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter 0

🕔18:57, 12.Mar 2019

A number of UK golf clubs have signed up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter – something that has interested the secretary of state for sport.

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Georgia Hall to promote golf to women, girls and families

Georgia Hall to promote golf to women, girls and families 0

🕔17:17, 12.Mar 2019

Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall has been named as an ambassador for The R&A – and she aims to inspire more women, girls and families into playing golf.

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Was your golf club’s captain inauguration like this?

Was your golf club’s captain inauguration like this? 0

🕔03:37, 12.Mar 2019

Burhill Golf Club in Surrey’s incoming club captains for 2019 opted for a Lion King-themed event for their inaugurations – in front of over 200 attending members.

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Dundonald Links sold to UK leisure operator for more than £4 million

Dundonald Links sold to UK leisure operator for more than £4 million 0

🕔10:07, 6.Mar 2019

One of the UK’s greatest golf courses has been sold for £4.5 million to a leisure operator that is investing in the golf industry.

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Tributes for golf club owner who has died aged 59

Tributes for golf club owner who has died aged 59 1

🕔07:46, 6.Mar 2019

A number of people have paid tribute to Alan Strange, the co-owner and professional at The Brow Golf Club in Shropshire, who has sadly died suddenly, aged 59.

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Meet the manager: Adam Walsh

Meet the manager: Adam Walsh 0

🕔20:05, 5.Mar 2019

The general manager of Farleigh GC in Surrey talks about how he has become the youngest of just 51 club managers in Europe to achieve ‘Certified Club Manager’ status.

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More than £20k awarded to small golf clubs

More than £20k awarded to small golf clubs 0

🕔14:48, 5.Mar 2019

More than £20k has been awarded to ‘small golf clubs’, with another £40,000 set to be provided, to help them purchase player input score screens ahead of next year’s introduction of the World Handicap System.  

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Video of clubhouse fight goes viral

Video of clubhouse fight goes viral 0

🕔10:00, 5.Mar 2019

A video of a violent altercation in a golf club, which was posted on social media on Monday, has gone viral.

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Meet the greenkeepers who are also their golf clubs’ managers

Meet the greenkeepers who are also their golf clubs’ managers 0

🕔15:39, 4.Mar 2019

Looe Golf Club in Cornwall and Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumbria are both managed by their greenkeepers. 

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