Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt

Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt 0 Updated

🕔11:01, 9.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 Updated

🕔13:33, 8.Dec 2018

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

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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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Golf club manager marries at her place of work

Golf club manager marries at her place of work 0

🕔13:44, 7.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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‘Series of police failings’ led to greenkeeper’s death

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

🕔12:40, 7.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 heavy night of drinking.

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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 Updated

🕔18:20, 6.Dec 2018

As the festive season approaches, 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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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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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 2 Updated

🕔08:15, 23.Nov 2018

The chief executive of Wales Golf asks: “What did the Ryder Cup do for Wales?” And then answers: “Quite a lot, as it happens!”

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How Tidworth Garrison GC raised money for Breast Cancer Now

How Tidworth Garrison GC raised money for Breast Cancer Now 0

🕔07:58, 23.Nov 2018

The club’s ladies put together an event featuring a fashion show, stalls of homemade items and a raffle – and it was a complete success, reports the club’s general manager, Geoff Johnson MBE.

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Two golf clubs have thousands of pounds-worth of trophies stolen

Two golf clubs have thousands of pounds-worth of trophies stolen 0

🕔09:39, 21.Nov 2018

Two English golf clubs have both suffered raids in which trophies worth thousands of pounds were stolen within about 24 hours of each other.

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Major property firm buys Surrey golf club

Major property firm buys Surrey golf club 0

🕔15:15, 20.Nov 2018

A PLC that specialises in property trading and investment, which had recently expressed concerns about Brexit, has invested in a golf club.

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Meet the director of golf operations: Andy McMahon

Meet the director of golf operations: Andy McMahon 0

🕔12:26, 20.Nov 2018

Andy, at Adare Manor in Ireland, the venue for the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008, talks about the major changes that have taken place at the venue.

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Brett Davidge named as new manager of Shropshire golf resort

Brett Davidge named as new manager of Shropshire golf resort 1

🕔13:03, 19.Nov 2018

An experienced hotelier has been named as the new general manager of the four-star Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, in Shropshire.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔11:38, 19.Nov 2018

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that golfers, and especially members of golf club committees, will see benefits if they appreciate greenkeepers more.

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