Scottish Golf to set up Young Person’s Golf Panel

Scottish Golf to set up Young Person’s Golf Panel 0

🕔13:27, 12.Nov 2018

Youngsters who are passionate about golf are being urged to apply to become a member of a pioneering new programme to help drive the future of the sport.

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Alan Oliver on membership retention

Alan Oliver on membership retention 1 Updated

🕔10:21, 11.Nov 2018

Alan Oliver, the club secretary at Silloth on Solway Golf Club in Cumbria, believes a golf club manager should adopt five ‘things to consider’ when it comes to retaining members.

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Registration has opened for largest-ever BTME

Registration has opened for largest-ever BTME 0 Updated

🕔22:37, 10.Nov 2018

Registration has opened for the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s (BIGGA) largest-ever BTME and Continue to Learn event, which will take place in January 2019.

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Andrew Minty on membership retention

Andrew Minty on membership retention 0 Updated

🕔11:17, 10.Nov 2018

Langland Bay GC’s director of golf details the secrets behind successful golf club membership retention.

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Are all the Mack Golf clubs still closed down?

Are all the Mack Golf clubs still closed down? 0

🕔15:12, 9.Nov 2018

At least three of the nine Mack Golf clubs that closed down last month have reopened and only one will definitely remain closed, according to research by The Golf Business.

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Suffolk golf club wins VAT ruling against HMRC

Suffolk golf club wins VAT ruling against HMRC 0 Updated

🕔09:43, 9.Nov 2018

A tribunal has ruled in favour of a golf club that it was exempt from paying VAT on its green fees and against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC), which had said this was tax avoidance.

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Meet the PGA pro: Andrew Agnoli

Meet the PGA pro: Andrew Agnoli 0 Updated

🕔07:26, 9.Nov 2018

The Head of Academy at Topgolf UK, who is an AA PGA Advanced Professional, explains how the Topgolf model is being used this month to attract more women to the game.

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Derision follows call for golfers to wear hard hats

Derision follows call for golfers to wear hard hats 2

🕔13:16, 8.Nov 2018

A number of golfers and people who work in the golf industry have derided a recent call for golfers to wear hard hats in a bid to reduce golfing-related injuries.

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Greenkeepers are risking sunburn and cancer

Greenkeepers are risking sunburn and cancer 1

🕔12:54, 6.Nov 2018

A new survey of 154 greenkeepers has found that many do not use sufficient protection against sunburn and skin cancer.

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All of these golfing words or phrases are real

All of these golfing words or phrases are real 1

🕔10:09, 6.Nov 2018

A survey of 686 golf enthusiasts has found the words or phrases which most fans of the sport have no idea what they mean.

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One golf club closes, another enters liquidation

One golf club closes, another enters liquidation 0

🕔14:31, 5.Nov 2018

As an example that some facilities are still struggling, one UK golf club has closed and another has entered liquidation in the last week.

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Major changes for Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

Major changes for Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa 0

🕔19:43, 4.Nov 2018

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa in Merseyside is to undertake major improvements to its non-golf offerings.

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In their own words: Nick Pink

In their own words: Nick Pink 2

🕔21:59, 3.Nov 2018

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of England Golf details the importance of making golf a safe and welcoming place, where everyone can have a positive experience.

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Golf’s good causes: Sarah Bennett

Golf’s good causes: Sarah Bennett 0

🕔13:46, 3.Nov 2018

This year the Toby Sunderland Award was given to Sarah, who is raising money for a golf administrator who has contracted an incredibly rare disease.

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How do I discipline a member of my golf club?

How do I discipline a member of my golf club? 0

🕔11:38, 3.Nov 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at what golf clubs should consider if they feel they need to discipline a member. 

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Company profile: Ridgeway Furniture

Company profile: Ridgeway Furniture 0

🕔17:49, 1.Nov 2018

Ridgeway’s latest golf installations following its expansion into a new state-of-the-art factory include Wentworth, Cathkin Braes, Cowglen, Coxmoor, La Moye and Richmond Golf Club.

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There are 4.2 million registered golfers in Europe

There are 4.2 million registered golfers in Europe 3

🕔17:41, 30.Oct 2018

KPMG’s annual survey of the state of the golf industry in Europe has found there are just under 4.2 million members of 6,900 golf clubs in the continent.

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GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf

GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf 3

🕔14:57, 30.Oct 2018

New figures from The R&A have revealed that the GolfSixes format of fast, team golf is encouraging more youngsters to play the game.

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‘Significant improvements’ at golf club hit by local crime

‘Significant improvements’ at golf club hit by local crime 0

🕔16:46, 29.Oct 2018

A golf club that prevented its staff from turning up to work in early October due to local crime problems has said there have been significant improvements since.

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Podcast for UK golf club managers launched

Podcast for UK golf club managers launched 0

🕔13:29, 29.Oct 2018

The UK’s first ever podcast for golf club managers has been launched.

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New funding option is ‘proving popular’

New funding option is ‘proving popular’ 0

🕔06:35, 28.Oct 2018

A new funding product introduced by Orchard Funding has attracted interest from a lot of golf clubs already, states the company.

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Ewen Murray becomes honorary member at Montrose Golf Links

Ewen Murray becomes honorary member at Montrose Golf Links 2

🕔17:15, 27.Oct 2018

Ewen Murray, ‘the voice of Sky Sports golf’, has become the first TV personality to be granted honorary membership at Montrose Golf Links in its 450-year history.

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Company news: Eagle launches website design service for golf clubs

Company news: Eagle launches website design service for golf clubs 1

🕔15:29, 26.Oct 2018

In line with its mission to help golf clubs make a better impression on-course and online, Eagle has added website design to its portfolio of services to help golf clubs make a better impression to prospective members and visitors.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in October

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in October 0

🕔08:50, 26.Oct 2018

From £75 million golf clubs going up for sale to several golf clubs closing on the same day, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir tries to make sense of a lot of stories during October.

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Fourth oldest golf club in the world to allow women

Fourth oldest golf club in the world to allow women 1

🕔11:48, 23.Oct 2018

The world’s fourth oldest golf club, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, has voted to end its men-only membership policy with immediate effect.

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125-year-old golf club ‘could close’

125-year-old golf club ‘could close’ 2

🕔17:34, 22.Oct 2018

The directors of an historic golf club in Lincolnshire say it is ‘staring closure in the face’ as it is now running at a loss.

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Stoke Park placed up for sale

Stoke Park placed up for sale 2

🕔15:38, 22.Oct 2018

The outstanding Buckinghamshire venue Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Resort is back on the market as its owners have decided to focus on “other business interests”.

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