Local authority to invest heavily in golf because it ‘will deliver returns’

Local authority to invest heavily in golf because it ‘will deliver returns’ 1

🕔10:49, 19.Feb 2020

A Merseyside council is to invest more than half a million pounds in its golf offerings, including building two driving ranges, because it believes it will achieve a return on investment of double this in a decade.

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Five golf courses in Scotland are earmarked for closure

Five golf courses in Scotland are earmarked for closure 2

🕔09:07, 19.Feb 2020

Five golf courses in Scotland that have suffered from low usage in recent years could be closed down, according to a report in The Times.

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Somerset golf club launches membership for £1 initiative

Somerset golf club launches membership for £1 initiative 0

🕔09:03, 19.Feb 2020

Orchardleigh G&CC has launched a membership policy in which golfers can join the club for £1. They have to pay the full green fee rate for every round they then play, but for the £1 they’re entitled to all the other benefits of club membership.

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Meet the PGA pro: Michael Brooks

Meet the PGA pro: Michael Brooks 2

🕔15:44, 18.Feb 2020

The head professional at Pumpherston Golf Club talks about how the club is introducing the game to more children and the technology he’s taken on to aid him teach the game to golfers.

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The effect of climate change on Scottish golf courses to be investigated

The effect of climate change on Scottish golf courses to be investigated 0

🕔14:48, 18.Feb 2020

The R&A is to invest thousands of pounds into examining the effects of climate change on golf – in particular on links courses in Scotland.

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Mathew and McGinley star at TGI Golf Business Conference

Mathew and McGinley star at TGI Golf Business Conference 0

🕔10:12, 18.Feb 2020

Victorious European captains Catriona Mathew and Paul McGinley were the star turns at the eighth annual TGI Golf Business Conference staged at the iconic Trump Turnberry.

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The benefits of shorter golf courses

The benefits of shorter golf courses 0

🕔08:21, 18.Feb 2020

Numerous golf clubs are now offering shorter versions of golf than the traditional 18-hole model in a bid to attract golfers who want to play a round in less than four hours.

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The rise of the mixed golf tournament

The rise of the mixed golf tournament 0

🕔07:31, 18.Feb 2020

After successful recent tournaments in Northern Ireland and Jordan, there will be at least four professional events this year featuring men and women competing against each other.

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Scottish club to invest £233k in improvements following successful year

Scottish club to invest £233k in improvements following successful year 0

🕔10:57, 12.Feb 2020

A Renfrewshire golf club is set to embark on nearly a quarter of a million pounds-worth of improvements to its clubhouse, after recently investing a similar amount in a development studio.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club to close down

Historic Yorkshire golf club to close down 1

🕔10:52, 12.Feb 2020

A 109-year-old golf club in West Yorkshire that has ‘struggled with the upkeep of the facility’ in recent years has announced it will close down at the end March.

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Suffolk golf club planning major £6 million refurbishment

Suffolk golf club planning major £6 million refurbishment 1

🕔07:49, 12.Feb 2020

A golf club in Suffolk hopes to embark on a huge multi-million pound project that would include building homes and a magnificent new clubhouse in order to safeguard its future.

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Leading Scottish venue can sell alcohol to American golfers while they’re playing

Leading Scottish venue can sell alcohol to American golfers while they’re playing 3

🕔06:10, 12.Feb 2020

One of the greatest golfing venues in the world has been given permission to sell alcohol on its course from a golf cart.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 0

🕔13:43, 11.Feb 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of Wales Golf details the education opportunities for golf clubs preparing for the new World Handicap System.

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What are golf clubs investing in?

What are golf clubs investing in? 1 Updated

🕔11:44, 9.Feb 2020

Most golf clubs need to invest in themselves in order to grow. We look at three that have decided to splash the cash in the last few months to find out what they’re investing in and how much they’re spending.

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Course improvements at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Course improvements at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔18:10, 8.Feb 2020

Following feedback that three of its holes had a ‘parkland feel’, Nairn Dunbar put a links restoration plan in place to unveil as much of the natural dune systems as possible.

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Review: A golf tourist in Japan

Review: A golf tourist in Japan 0

🕔14:22, 7.Feb 2020

Kansai is said to be the food and culture capital of Japan. Here to review several of its more than 300 golf courses, including venues with two greens on every hole and ones with yellow rough, is Sarah Forrest.

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Another Scottish golf club closes down

Another Scottish golf club closes down 0

🕔10:06, 5.Feb 2020

A links golf club in Inverness is to close down this month – with the club posting online that it is ‘furious’ with the decision.

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New survey finds golf club costs are rising significantly

New survey finds golf club costs are rising significantly 9

🕔09:39, 5.Feb 2020

A new survey of UK golf clubs has found that course costs have risen significantly in the last year, but many clubs are reporting growth and managers’ salaries are also significantly increasing.

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Golf club launches free games facility to tackle isolation among the elderly

Golf club launches free games facility to tackle isolation among the elderly 1

🕔22:25, 4.Feb 2020

A Worcestershire golf club has set up a club for people over the age of 50 to play board games with each other in a move to tackle isolation.

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Crown Golf is now a ‘property development company’

Crown Golf is now a ‘property development company’ 2

🕔19:13, 4.Feb 2020

The UK’s biggest golf club operator, Crown Golf, has evolved from ‘a golf course operating business into a property development company’ as it plans to build 230 lodges at one of its venues.

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Criticism for Extinction Rebellion as it targets a golf club

Criticism for Extinction Rebellion as it targets a golf club 0

🕔13:42, 4.Feb 2020

A golf club in Brighton has been saved despite environmental movement Extinction Rebellion carrying out a protest at it – although a second club will be restored to chalk grasslands through a ‘rewilding’ plan.

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Legal advice from the NGCAA: The golf club professional

Legal advice from the NGCAA: The golf club professional 0 Updated

🕔13:57, 1.Feb 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the NGCAA details the law if agreement cannot be reached between a golf club and the pro to vary the terms upon which the professional is retained.

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Meet the golf course manager: The North Berwick GC’s Stuart Greenwood

Meet the golf course manager: The North Berwick GC’s Stuart Greenwood 0

🕔20:46, 31.Jan 2020

The club has well over 40,000 rounds of golf played on it every year. Stuart explains how this is achieved without suffering a decline in the quality of the links venue.

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Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month

Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month 4

🕔15:42, 31.Jan 2020

From more signs that there is growing demand for short golf courses to the benefits of partnering with other clubs to appeal to ‘staycation’ golfers, the first month of 2020 has been encouraging for the industry.

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Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains

Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains 0

🕔11:13, 29.Jan 2020

A Yorkshire golf course that feared it was about to close down has apparently been saved, although some uncertainty about its future remains.

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Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort 0

🕔09:48, 29.Jan 2020

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, the four-star hotel in Shropshire, has appointed Peter Nye as its new general manager.

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The new governance guide for UK golf clubs

The new governance guide for UK golf clubs 0

🕔07:38, 29.Jan 2020

At the end of last year a new governance guide for UK golf clubs was issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game. Here is a summary of the guide.

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