The new-look Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

The new-look Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔18:33, 14.Sep 2019

One of Scotland’s finest championship links courses has undergone a new look, featuring an impressive new short 12th hole and other subtle course changes that have helped increase membership.

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Royal Dornoch licenses its tartan for a whisky

Royal Dornoch licenses its tartan for a whisky 0

🕔14:20, 12.Sep 2019

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has, for the first time in its history, licensed the use of its crest and tartan on a Highland single malt.

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Could NLP make our golf club deliver better results?

Could NLP make our golf club deliver better results? 1 Updated

🕔14:02, 12.Sep 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick Golf Club, Elaine McBride, explains how the club’s staff were taught about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – and why this led to positive results.

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18-hole course to be turned into nine holes to safeguard its future

18-hole course to be turned into nine holes to safeguard its future 0

🕔12:07, 12.Sep 2019

An 18-hole golf course in Birmingham is set to be transformed into a nine-hole facility that will also include a footgolf course and a driving range, to safeguard its future.

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Golf club invents game in honour of Nick Pink

Golf club invents game in honour of Nick Pink 0

🕔12:03, 12.Sep 2019

The outgoing chief executive of England Golf, Nick Pink, has had a new game named after him by a golf club in Wolverhampton.

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Work set to go ahead to stop Royal North Devon from falling into the sea

Work set to go ahead to stop Royal North Devon from falling into the sea 0

🕔11:34, 12.Sep 2019

Work to stop one of the world’s oldest golf clubs from falling into the sea is set to go ahead.

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Meet the director of golf: Tim Allen at Cowdray Park Golf Club

Meet the director of golf: Tim Allen at Cowdray Park Golf Club 0

🕔11:16, 12.Sep 2019

Tim talks about running a club on a viscount’s estate that’s the home of British Polo, attracting members to a remote location and converting the clubhouse into accommodation to attract stay-and-play golfers.

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Optical Express founder makes bid to buy top golf club

Optical Express founder makes bid to buy top golf club 0

🕔11:08, 12.Sep 2019

The man who founded the Optical Express chain has submitted an offer to acquire the long-term lease of Cawder Golf Club in Scotland.

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Golf club membership in Wales is up

Golf club membership in Wales is up 0

🕔08:09, 11.Sep 2019

Golf club membership in Wales grew by nearly 1,000 people last year, according to new data from Wales Golf.

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Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up

Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up 0

🕔06:41, 11.Sep 2019

A golf club in Angus could become the fourth in Scotland to announce its closure in the last month, according to reports.

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Solheim Cup host refurbishes its pro shop

Solheim Cup host refurbishes its pro shop 1

🕔22:32, 10.Sep 2019

The host of the Solheim Cup, Gleneagles, has revamped its pro shop, increasing retail space by nearly a third. There are also now multiple podiums – and average spend has significantly increased as a result.

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Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one

Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one 1

🕔19:54, 10.Sep 2019

Two golfers in Surrey have hit consecutive holes-in-one on the same hole, beating estimated odds of more than one million to one.

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This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass 0

🕔14:05, 10.Sep 2019

The UK’s busiest driving range – where 14 million balls are hit per year – has so far this year invested £50,000 on improvements and, at its heart, is a replica of the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

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How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale

How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale 0

🕔15:00, 9.Sep 2019

Chris Duffy, the manager of Huddersfield Golf Club, believes this is a four-pronged process– and underpinning it is a need to listen to the potential member and not simply hand them a price list.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔10:52, 7.Sep 2019

The chief executive of Europe’s largest greenkeeping association looks at measures that are making this career more attractive to women.

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Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings

Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings 0 Updated

🕔13:51, 6.Sep 2019

The course manager of Calcot Park GC talks about adapting to an unpredictable climate, the work the club put in to ensure the course bounced back following the 2018 drought and the plans his team have for irrigation.

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Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses

Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses 0

🕔09:12, 4.Sep 2019

A number of golf clubs in Scotland are hoping to build properties on land they own in a bid to secure their futures.

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UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years

UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years 3

🕔07:17, 4.Sep 2019

A company that owns and runs 10 golf venues has said it has seen an average increase in golf club membership by a huge 25 per cent in the last four years.

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Third Scottish golf club in three weeks closes down

Third Scottish golf club in three weeks closes down 5

🕔03:43, 4.Sep 2019

A municipal golf club in Glasgow has become the third golfing facility in Scotland to close down in the last three weeks.

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The secret secretary: How we dealt with a slow golfer

The secret secretary: How we dealt with a slow golfer 4

🕔19:43, 3.Sep 2019

Every club has at least one regular slow golfer who causes distress for others. Here, an anonymous proprietor of a UK club details what he did when he decided he had to take action.

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14-year-old receives England Golf’s ‘Hero Handshake Award’ for disability activism

14-year-old receives England Golf’s ‘Hero Handshake Award’ for disability activism 0

🕔13:06, 3.Sep 2019

A 14-year-old girl has become the latest recipient of England Golf’s Hero Handshake Award for encouraging children with disabilities to play golf.

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Making your golf course more attractive to bees

Making your golf course more attractive to bees 0

🕔17:42, 2.Sep 2019

Some golf course attempts to make their facilities more attractive to bees have been so successful that they’re being studied at a college.

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‘One of the finest examples of an all-inclusive resort that I have seen’

‘One of the finest examples of an all-inclusive resort that I have seen’ 0

🕔18:24, 1.Sep 2019

The Golf Business reporter Sarah Forrest has visited one of the world’s most famous golf resorts to find two outstanding courses, a ‘driving range on steroids’ and non-golfing entertainment for the whole family. 

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Club profile: Grim’s Dyke Golf Club

Club profile: Grim’s Dyke Golf Club 0

🕔15:44, 1.Sep 2019

The 110-year-old London golf club is famous for its welcoming atmosphere – and to maintain this, the club has invested in its clubhouse.

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‘One of Scotland’s best public golf courses’ to close next year

‘One of Scotland’s best public golf courses’ to close next year 2

🕔08:49, 28.Aug 2019

A public golf course in Dundee, where membership has dropped to less than 100 people, will close down next year as its local council wants to save thousands of pounds of public money.

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Francisco de Lancastre David promoted to Troon Golf ‘cluster general manager’

Francisco de Lancastre David promoted to Troon Golf ‘cluster general manager’ 0

🕔03:08, 28.Aug 2019

Troon has announced the promotion of Francisco de Lancastre David to the role of ‘cluster general manager’ across all three of its championship golf courses in Abu Dhabi.

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The redesign of Whittington Heath GC due to HS2

The redesign of Whittington Heath GC due to HS2 0

🕔20:09, 27.Aug 2019

Whittington Heath GC is undergoing a huge redevelopment as the HS2 rail line – now under review – is due to pass through it. Detailing what’s happened so far this year is John Greasley.

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