Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month

Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month 0 Updated

🕔10:28, 26.Jun 2019

From baby boomers saving the US golf industry to cancer tests at golf clubs proving to be excellent PR for the venues, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at trends in June 2019.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0 Updated

🕔13:07, 24.Jun 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that as the regulatory environment for chemicals gets tighter every year, golf clubs need high quality greenkeepers like never before.

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Club profile: Holywell Golf Club

Club profile: Holywell Golf Club 0

🕔15:02, 21.Jun 2019

This inland links-type course is one of the highest in Wales and has served its local community well for over 100 years – and the club has been investing in its clubhouse to ensure that this continues for much longer.

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Free prostate cancer test at golf club stopped traffic

Free prostate cancer test at golf club stopped traffic 1 Updated

🕔07:30, 21.Jun 2019

A free, three minute prostate cancer test that was open to any man at a Wolverhampton golf club proved so popular that it stopped local traffic, with over 1,000 people in attendance.

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Software supplier intelligentgolf sold to new company

Software supplier intelligentgolf sold to new company 0

🕔16:19, 20.Jun 2019

A company that was only incorporated last year has bought the web-based provider of golf club and competition management software, intelligentgolf.

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Aldwark Manor sold to property investment company

Aldwark Manor sold to property investment company 0

🕔14:45, 20.Jun 2019

A family-run Leeds-based property investment company has acquired Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, near York, for an undisclosed sum.

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Poll shows UK golfers are split over junior dress codes

Poll shows UK golfers are split over junior dress codes 9

🕔12:12, 20.Jun 2019

A poll of UK golfers on whether children should adhere to dress codes when they learn or play golf has revealed an almost neck and neck divide.

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Religious argument over Sunday golf could see club close

Religious argument over Sunday golf could see club close 0 Updated

🕔11:19, 20.Jun 2019

An historic, successful and stunning golf club on a Scottish island could, incredibly, be closed down, because its landlord does not want members playing on it on Sundays.

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Listed clubhouse to be renovated to provide better access for elderly golfers

Listed clubhouse to be renovated to provide better access for elderly golfers 0

🕔08:37, 19.Jun 2019

Wigan Golf Club has been granted planning permission to renovate its clubhouse – which is a listed building – so that it can provide better access for people with disabilities and the elderly.

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Just 21 Irish golf clubs have registered their water use

Just 21 Irish golf clubs have registered their water use 1

🕔04:46, 19.Jun 2019

New rules requiring Irish golf courses to register if they extract large volumes of water from groundwater sources have been complied with by just 21 of Ireland’s 350 venues.

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Georgia Hall: ‘It’s unreal to be named an MBE aged just 23!’

Georgia Hall: ‘It’s unreal to be named an MBE aged just 23!’ 0

🕔21:45, 18.Jun 2019

British Open champion Georgia Hall says it sounds “unreal” to be named an MBE at 23 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, which names Britain’s top names recognised for their services to the country.

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Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Robertson

Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Robertson 0

🕔20:10, 18.Jun 2019

The head PGA professional at Drumpellier Golf Club talks about the shorter hole courses the venue has established and the technology he’s invested in to ensure his business never stands still.

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Oxford Golf Club launches junior scholarship programme

Oxford Golf Club launches junior scholarship programme 0

🕔15:43, 18.Jun 2019

Oxford Golf Club has announced that its men’s and ladies’ charities for the year will both focus on creating an innovative junior scholarship programme.

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The upgrade of Belvoir Park Golf Club

The upgrade of Belvoir Park Golf Club 0

🕔15:21, 18.Jun 2019

Regarded as one of the best inland golf courses in Northern Ireland, Belvoir Park is in the process of having its course updated – and that means shaping modern reconstructions while maintaining Harry Colt’s concepts.

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John Dempsey ends 33 year link with Royal Curragh

John Dempsey ends 33 year link with Royal Curragh 0

🕔16:01, 17.Jun 2019

The course manager of Royal Curragh Golf Club, Dr John Dempsey, has been made redundant after 33 years at the venue.

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Golf clubs, the law and age discrimination

Golf clubs, the law and age discrimination 0 Updated

🕔14:48, 16.Jun 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) warns about making assumptions about capability based upon age.

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Meet The Shire London’s new, young greenkeeping team

Meet The Shire London’s new, young greenkeeping team 0

🕔17:02, 15.Jun 2019

The son of the European Tour’s chief agronomist, Richard Stillwell has been appointed to lead a youthful and energetic course management team at The Shire London.

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The physical game: how the best players stay fit for golf

The physical game: how the best players stay fit for golf 0

🕔04:34, 15.Jun 2019

The physical dynamics of golf have changed immensely over the years. Sport in general is all about margs and golf is no different.

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Golf participation in the USA sees first rise in 14 years

Golf participation in the USA sees first rise in 14 years 2

🕔13:04, 10.Jun 2019

The number of people playing on American golf courses rose 1.7 per cent to 24.2 million in 2018 – the first reported increase in 14 years.

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Formby Hall launches Tommy Fleetwood academy

Formby Hall launches Tommy Fleetwood academy 3

🕔08:34, 10.Jun 2019

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa in Liverpool has launched the first-ever Tommy Fleetwood golf academy, with the aim of giving young people opportunities in the sport he loves. 

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Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride

Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride 10

🕔22:24, 9.Jun 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick GC talks about a career including the army and turning around a community golf club, the perception of golf within society and why she is a huge fan of NLP.

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Should your golf club streamline its committee?

Should your golf club streamline its committee? 5 Updated

🕔15:49, 7.Jun 2019

Experienced golf club manager Adrian Cooper argues that having boards with too many people on them holds many golf clubs back.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0 Updated

🕔10:55, 7.Jun 2019

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the crucial work PGA professionals are doing to introduce the game to children.

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Leading golf resort sees rapid rise in women members

Leading golf resort sees rapid rise in women members 0

🕔08:55, 7.Jun 2019

One of Europe’s leading golfing resorts is to host its first-ever women-only pro-am after seeing a rise in its female members by more than a third in the last 12 months.

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Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue

Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue 1

🕔05:30, 7.Jun 2019

One of two golf clubs in Lincolnshire that closed down last November could be revived as a nine-hole course.

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Nottinghamshire golf club is not in trouble despite press reports

Nottinghamshire golf club is not in trouble despite press reports 0

🕔17:05, 6.Jun 2019

The owner of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club has hit back at reports that the club is in financial trouble.

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Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player

Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player 0

🕔08:26, 5.Jun 2019

A golfer who throttled and later punched a fellow player who had criticised his etiquette because he didn’t shout ‘fore’ has avoided jail.

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