Club profile: Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Club profile: Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔19:12, 15.Dec 2018

The Welsh venue has invested in a new irrigation system, enhanced its practice facilities and improved its men’s and ladies’ changing rooms, and is reaching out to women, children and people with disabilities.

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124-year-old Lincolnshire golf club closes with immediate effect

124-year-old Lincolnshire golf club closes with immediate effect 0

🕔16:17, 14.Dec 2018

A Lincolnshire golf club that was due to celebrate its 125th anniversary next year has closed down with immediate effect – at least the seventh golf facility to do so in the last seven weeks.

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Golf club ordered to pay £10k after employee suffers burns

Golf club ordered to pay £10k after employee suffers burns 0

🕔15:34, 14.Dec 2018

Golf clubs have been warned that they should take seriously the health and safety of their staff after a Kent venue was ordered to pay more than £10,000 after an employee suffered burns.

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The manager’s office: Alan Oliver

The manager’s office: Alan Oliver 0 Updated

🕔14:25, 14.Dec 2018

The club secretary at Silloth on Solway Golf Club in Cumbria says selling television rights to tournaments to certain broadcasters may make financial sense – but at what cost to the game?

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Mental health charity built flood defence at golf club

Mental health charity built flood defence at golf club 0

🕔13:11, 13.Dec 2018

A mental health charity that provides horticultural training has helped to create an environmentally-friendly flood defence to protect Rothbury Golf Club in Northumberland.

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Another major hotel brand snaps up a UK golf resort

Another major hotel brand snaps up a UK golf resort 0

🕔13:17, 12.Dec 2018

There has been a spate of major hotel brands buying UK golf resorts in the last few weeks – possibly fuelled by an increase in tourists visiting some parts of the UK in the last two years due to the weakness of the pound.

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Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt

Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt 4

🕔11:01, 11.Dec 2018

Aged 14 Tom dreamt of owning a golf course. Now, aged just 36, he owns a spectacular facility in Lincolnshire. In the interim, he managed golf clubs. Here, he details his surprising journey.

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The Rules of Golf: A new resource for committees

The Rules of Golf: A new resource for committees 0

🕔13:33, 10.Dec 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, details a new resource for committees for 2019.

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‘Series of police failings’ led to greenkeeper’s death

‘Series of police failings’ led to greenkeeper’s death 0

🕔12:40, 10.Dec 2018

An inquest has heard that a greenkeeper at Wentworth Golf Club died after deliberately driving his van into the River Thames, following a night of drinking.

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Golf club manager marries at her place of work

Golf club manager marries at her place of work 0

🕔10:44, 10.Dec 2018

The manager of Carus Green GC in Cumbria has married her childhood friend at the golf club she works at.

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St Andrews loses appeal to register name as a trademark

St Andrews loses appeal to register name as a trademark 0

🕔13:02, 9.Dec 2018

The commercial wing of the St Andrews Links Trust has lost its appeal to register the town’s name as an EU trademark for services relating to golf.

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How do we mitigate venue hire risks this holiday season?

How do we mitigate venue hire risks this holiday season? 0

🕔18:20, 8.Dec 2018

As we are now in the festive season, the NGCAA takes a look at some of the key issues relating to venue hire and the unfortunate situation of possible damages to your function room.

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Alternative to 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions is available

Alternative to 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions is available 0 Updated

🕔18:46, 7.Dec 2018

The business development manager of a company that provides funding to golf clubs has said there is an alternative to offering 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions.

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Bridlington Golf Club is saved

Bridlington Golf Club is saved 0

🕔13:44, 5.Dec 2018

An historic golf club has had its future secured after East Riding of Yorkshire Council agreed to sell the 118 acres of land that the golf course resides on to it.

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Greenkeeper sets up mental health support page on Facebook

Greenkeeper sets up mental health support page on Facebook 3

🕔18:33, 4.Dec 2018

The head greenkeeper of Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire has set up a successful Facebook page that provides mental health support to greenkeepers in the industry.

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95-year-old Hertfordshire golf club ceases trading

95-year-old Hertfordshire golf club ceases trading 3

🕔16:19, 3.Dec 2018

An historic golf club in Hertfordshire, which has been open since 1923, has ceased trading – at least the sixth golf club to do so in the last six weeks.

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Ruling could grant some neighbours a right to play on golf courses

Ruling could grant some neighbours a right to play on golf courses 0

🕔15:05, 3.Dec 2018

A Supreme Court ruling that visitors to a timeshare complex in Kent have a legal right to play golf on the golf course next door could have major consequences for the industry, an expert has warned.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0 Updated

🕔08:54, 3.Dec 2018

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the #WeLoveGolf hashtag, which is getting more women to play the game.

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The clubs opening short-game facilities

The clubs opening short-game facilities 0 Updated

🕔15:00, 2.Dec 2018

A number of golf clubs have opened short-game facilities in recent months. We look at some of these facilities to find out why this is a growing trend.

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Company profile: Pro Fit Nettings

Company profile: Pro Fit Nettings 0

🕔15:54, 30.Nov 2018

Following Storm Callum, and the likelihood of new storms to come, many clubs are concerned about damage to their netting. Pro-Fit Net Installations can help, writes Mark Cowling.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in November

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in November 0 Updated

🕔07:00, 30.Nov 2018

November was a paradox for the industry: several golf clubs closed while major companies invested in other venues for the first time. The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir offers his analysis.

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Another major firm buys its first golf club

Another major firm buys its first golf club 1

🕔08:55, 28.Nov 2018

The UK’s largest private hotel owner-operator has become the second major company within a few days to acquire its first golf club.

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The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages

The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages 5

🕔16:48, 27.Nov 2018

A survey of more than 200 golf clubs throughout England and Scotland has found that three in every four venues do not offer a corporate membership package, even though most businesses would welcome one.

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106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading

106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading 1

🕔16:34, 26.Nov 2018

An historic golf club in Lancashire has become at least the fifth golf club in the UK to cease trading with immediate effect in the last month.

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PGA Fellow Ashley Northridge takes new role at Burhill Golf Club

PGA Fellow Ashley Northridge takes new role at Burhill Golf Club 1

🕔17:35, 24.Nov 2018

Burhill Golf Club has appointed Ashley Northridge as its new head of golf operations.

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The new golf courses being built in the UK

The new golf courses being built in the UK 3 Updated

🕔17:10, 24.Nov 2018

The Golf Business looks back at one week this August, when two golf courses opened and it was announced that another two will be opening.

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Meet the greenkeeper: Rob Ransome

Meet the greenkeeper: Rob Ransome 0

🕔09:45, 23.Nov 2018

The course manager at Eaton GC in Norfolk provides general course maintenance tips, including how the thatch removal programme his team has implemented has led to increased consistency in the club’s greens.

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