Huge rise in golf bookings suggests golfers are holidaying in the UK

Huge rise in golf bookings suggests golfers are holidaying in the UK 0

🕔12:12, 15.Nov 2019

A Cornish golf resort has seen a huge 20 per cent rise in group golf throughout 2019.

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Closed down course set to be resurrected and improved

Closed down course set to be resurrected and improved 0

🕔12:10, 15.Nov 2019

In a sign of the strength of some parts of the UK golf market, a Lancashire facility that closed down in 2013, and then reopened as a nine-hole club, now plans to revert back to being an 18-hole venue.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club in potential rescue package negotiations

Historic Yorkshire golf club in potential rescue package negotiations 1

🕔12:10, 15.Nov 2019

A 127-year-old golf club in Yorkshire has said it is working with its local authority to ensure it can continue operating.

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Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood

Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood 0

🕔12:09, 15.Nov 2019

The club secretary of Royal Jersey GC talks about being in the unprecedented position of spending the last two decades managing a prestigious club where he has also been a member since the mid-1970s.

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How to make more from corporate golf

How to make more from corporate golf 0

🕔10:15, 15.Nov 2019

Corporate golf offerings are a way for a golf club to earn significant revenues. Here, we look at how two maximise this – including recruiting big name professionals to be on hand for lessons.

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Castle Stuart back on track to build second course

Castle Stuart back on track to build second course 0

🕔10:14, 15.Nov 2019

Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times since it opened just ten years ago, is set to build a new championship course.

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The redesign of Prince’s Golf Club

The redesign of Prince’s Golf Club 0

🕔08:32, 15.Nov 2019

The Kent golf club has three loops of nine holes, which are all being redesigned. The first has now been completed and the result is stunning.

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A look at the new Royal Norwich golf course

A look at the new Royal Norwich golf course 0

🕔12:01, 14.Nov 2019

In September Royal Norwich GC moved to a new home a few miles away. We speak to its estates director about the course management work that went into this and his role as a member of the club’s board.

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Two of the world’s oldest golf clubs merge amid membership declines

Two of the world’s oldest golf clubs merge amid membership declines 5

🕔12:44, 13.Nov 2019

The ninth oldest golf club in the world has merged with another historic club – founded in 1879 – to form a new golf club, in the hope that two struggling venues can cut clubhouse costs and thrive as one entity.

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Four Merseyside golf clubs have their futures secured

Four Merseyside golf clubs have their futures secured 2

🕔12:40, 13.Nov 2019

Plans to privatise two golf clubs in Merseyside have been dropped by Wirral Council, which has said it will instead invest in both the venues and another two courses.

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Ireland now has more members of golf clubs than Scotland

Ireland now has more members of golf clubs than Scotland 0

🕔12:31, 13.Nov 2019

Ireland has more members of golf clubs than Scotland for the first time since KPMG started comparing the figures of the two golfing unions.

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The extraordinary story of Alison Johns

The extraordinary story of Alison Johns 0

🕔12:22, 13.Nov 2019

In 2009, the PGA professional was given five days to live. In 2019 she’s been nominated as the first-ever woman captain of the PGA Midlands region.

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Appointments: Gary Beves named as general manager of Golf at Goodwood

Appointments: Gary Beves named as general manager of Golf at Goodwood 0

🕔12:16, 13.Nov 2019

Golf At Goodwood has announced the appointment of Gary Beves, the club’s assistant manager, as its new general manager.

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Why so many clubs are investing in their driving ranges

Why so many clubs are investing in their driving ranges 0

🕔12:09, 13.Nov 2019

Several golf clubs have been investing in technology in their driving ranges in recent months as this is now a proven way to attract more customers to their venues.

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HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK 0

🕔12:05, 13.Nov 2019

Hampshire’s Ryan Reece showed how to beat the opposition when he emerged victorious from more than 4,000 golfers to win HowDidiDo’s 2019 How Do We Beat It competition, which raised £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

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The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area?

The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area? 0

🕔12:01, 13.Nov 2019

Shona McRae, The R&A’s Assistant Rules Director, details what a teeing area constitutes and advises on the location of tee-markers.

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Golf club bought for more than £40 million

Golf club bought for more than £40 million 0

🕔12:27, 6.Nov 2019

A Canadian hotel operator has bought an Irish golf club for about £43 million in what is one of the biggest golf transactions for several years.

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New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched

New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched 1

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2019

A new governance guide for UK golf clubs has been issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game.

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‘Last men-only UK golf club to admit women’

‘Last men-only UK golf club to admit women’ 1

🕔09:20, 6.Nov 2019

One of the oldest golf clubs in the world has announced it is to end its male-only membership policy and will allow female members for the first time in 232 years.

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PGA TOUR and Scottish Golf both launch partnerships with holiday firms

PGA TOUR and Scottish Golf both launch partnerships with holiday firms 0

🕔21:56, 5.Nov 2019

The PGA TOUR has formed a partnership with Golfbreaks on the same day that Scottish Golf has entered into an agreement with Golf Holidays Direct.

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TGI Golf and the UK Golf Federation join forces

TGI Golf and the UK Golf Federation join forces 0

🕔16:28, 5.Nov 2019

The UK Golf Federation has announced that TGI Golf will become the body’s official retail partner in an arrangement that will give its members access to the group’s full suite of benefits.

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Eagle revises and updates its golf club diary template

Eagle revises and updates its golf club diary template 0

🕔14:55, 4.Nov 2019

It is that time of year for many clubs when the fixture and events diary will go into production.

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Meet the golf course manager: Dan Harding

Meet the golf course manager: Dan Harding 0

🕔08:31, 4.Nov 2019

The course manager at Old Thorns in Hampshire talks about maintaining a venue designed for 7,000 rounds a year but has 35,000 and the extensive bunker renovation project his team undertook.

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Here’s our top three tips from stories in the last month to help golf clubs grow

Here’s our top three tips from stories in the last month to help golf clubs grow 2

🕔12:39, 1.Nov 2019

October was a traumatic month for the industry with a number of course closures, but there were also several good news stories to encourage clubs to grow in the next decade.

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Historic Scottish golf club ‘saved at the 11th hour’

Historic Scottish golf club ‘saved at the 11th hour’ 1

🕔10:05, 30.Oct 2019

A 118-year-old Scottish golf club which closed down in early October has been saved.

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Another golf course suffers ‘the worst vandalism we’ve seen’

Another golf course suffers ‘the worst vandalism we’ve seen’ 1

🕔08:23, 30.Oct 2019

Vandals have ‘walked a considerable distance’ to dig up greens at Willingdon Golf Club in Sussex in what has been described as an ‘extreme’ and ‘premeditated’ attack.

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New golf courses: Dumbarnie Links to open for play in May 2020

New golf courses: Dumbarnie Links to open for play in May 2020 5

🕔06:29, 30.Oct 2019

Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course, crafted by former Ryder Cup player Clive Clark, is expected to open for play on May 16, 2020.

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