How easy is it to use a defibrillator?

How easy is it to use a defibrillator? 0

🕔19:01, 31.Dec 2011

It is now recognised that the golf course is the fifth most likely place for anybody to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Many golf clubs are therefore now acquiring automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to make their courses ‘heart safe’,

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Why do I need two risk assessments following an accident at the club?

Why do I need two risk assessments following an accident at the club? 0

🕔18:57, 31.Dec 2011

We have had an accident in the club. I have been told to have two risk assessments available for the solicitors. Why is this necessary? Answer: If the risk was foreseeable, a risk assessment should already be in place. This would

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Should we advertise for a vacancy when we have a suitable internal candidate?

Should we advertise for a vacancy when we have a suitable internal candidate? 1

🕔18:54, 31.Dec 2011

If the club has an internal candidate for a vacant position must it go to the trouble and expense of advertising a vacancy in the local press? Answer: In my opinion there is a distinction between a vacancy and an appointment.

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Can I use unsigned statements in a case of gross misconduct?

Can I use unsigned statements in a case of gross misconduct? 0

🕔18:49, 31.Dec 2011

I am trying to get evidence from witnesses to support a possible case of gross misconduct. The witnesses do not wish to sign the statements. Can I use the statements in the disciplinary meeting and if the case ended up

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What is the law surrounding first aid at work?

What is the law surrounding first aid at work? 0

🕔18:44, 31.Dec 2011

First aid cover in the workplace is a legal requirement. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced a new set of regulations which came into force on October 1, 2009. What hasn’t changed is the legal requirement to provide adequate

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Rules of golf: Rakes in bunkers

Rules of golf: Rakes in bunkers 0

🕔18:41, 31.Dec 2011

Whilst watching the British Ladies’ Open Golf Championship from Royal Birkdale, I became somewhat irritated by Peter Alliss’s daily diatribe about rakes not being in bunkers and his questioning of who had given the club that advice? I quote from

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How does the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act affect golf clubs?

How does the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act affect golf clubs? 1

🕔17:16, 31.Dec 2011

Had you been in the crown court on February 15, 2011, when Cotswold Geotechnical was prosecuted, you might have found it strange that the dock was empty. The company was there because it is now an offence for a company

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How do employment tribunals calculate time limits?

How do employment tribunals calculate time limits? 0

🕔17:09, 31.Dec 2011

Could you explain how employment tribunals calculate the time limits set by the law? For example, the law states that the time limit for lodging the ET3 is 28 days from the date when the ET1 is sent to the

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Retaining the services of a retiring employee

Retaining the services of a retiring employee 0

🕔17:06, 31.Dec 2011

We have a 65-year-old part-time member of staff who is due to leave at the beginning of February. The leaving date was mutually agreed almost 12 months ago. Recently, the club has asked me about the possibility of retaining his

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Who should chair a general meeting at a golf club?

Who should chair a general meeting at a golf club? 0

🕔17:02, 31.Dec 2011

General meetings of any description often give rise to queries touching upon the powers, duties and responsibilities of the chairperson of these meetings and there can be much confusion. Hopefully this article will go some way to dispel myths surrounding

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The revival of East Kilbride Golf Club after a fire

The revival of East Kilbride Golf Club after a fire 0

🕔15:59, 31.Dec 2011

This is a tale of turning disaster into triumph for East Kilbride Golf Club after its clubhouse was burned to the ground. Reinvestment in fine facilities has helped spark an upsurge in visitor interest and member numbers, the club reports.

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The aftermath of 3,000 litres of oil spilling into a clubhouse

The aftermath of 3,000 litres of oil spilling into a clubhouse 0

🕔15:03, 31.Dec 2011

Set within the beautiful and tranquil Harleyford Estate and located in the midst of rural Buckinghamshire, Harleyford Golf Club is one of the pre-eminent 18-hole golf courses in the region. Due to its idyllic and rural location, the golf club,

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Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses

Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses 1

🕔14:57, 31.Dec 2011

The Sand Dune and Shingle Network, which is operated from Liverpool Hope University and funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, has embarked on a ‘Making Links’ project, which aims to promote sustainability and best practice in coastal dune management

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Committees should not make course management decisions

Committees should not make course management decisions 0

🕔13:49, 31.Dec 2011

Golfers generally have only a faint knowledge of greenkeeping, although it doesn’t stop many from giving the impression they know all there is to know about the subject. Their unmistakable motto is ‘everyone is entitled to an opinion’. That is

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Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke honoured

Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke honoured 0

🕔07:30, 31.Dec 2011

Two men who have inspired people to get into golf in 2011 have been honoured in the New Year Honours list. Rory McIlory, 22, who won the US Open Championship in June – just two months after his lead at

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How to control insects and pests on a golf course

How to control insects and pests on a golf course 0

🕔17:01, 30.Dec 2011

Every year it seems I come across problems that a little observation and a good bit of thinking about would quite easily solve. That sounds all knowing, and I certainly don’t claim to be that, but sometimes it surprises me

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Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson

Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson 0

🕔16:51, 30.Dec 2011

Many course managers are now embracing environmental management work as an important course maintenance element, running alongside their crucial work to maintain firm, fast and true playing surfaces. Eco-management may be seen by many to be strictly the domain of

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Rules of Golf: A ball lies in a rabbit scrape

Rules of Golf: A ball lies in a rabbit scrape 0

🕔16:33, 30.Dec 2011

A ball lies in a rabbit scrape and is under a tree. A free swing of the club is possible to send the ball at 90 degrees to the left of the tree, but there is no direct line to

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Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA

Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA 0

🕔16:27, 30.Dec 2011

With challenging times ahead for greenkeeping teams, Jim Croxton, the new chief executive of the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), aims to foster better relationships between the parties that run golf clubs, enabling them to capitalise on their individual

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Can private members’ golf clubs claim back VAT on non-members’ green fees?

Can private members’ golf clubs claim back VAT on non-members’ green fees? 0

🕔16:21, 30.Dec 2011

In the 2011 case of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, the First Tier Tax Tribunal held that green fees paid by non-members at non-proprietary golf clubs should be exempt from VAT. Previously, such fees had been subject to VAT.

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Being green AND cutting costs

Being green AND cutting costs 0

🕔16:14, 30.Dec 2011

Golf clubs in the current economic climate are finding that they need to adapt to become commercially viable and remain competitive within the industry. The golf club market is becoming aware that each golf facility needs to operate as a

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How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall?

How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall? 3

🕔14:02, 30.Dec 2011

Several golf courses in the UK suffered from the exceptionally dry spring that broke so many records for the lack of rainfall. While short-term problems can be, and have been, dealt with, possibly the biggest threat to British golf is

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Human remains found by Bath Golf Club

Human remains found by Bath Golf Club 1

🕔09:54, 30.Dec 2011

Human remains have been discovered in woods next to Bath Golf Club. The discovery was made by a dog walker at Bathwick Wood on Tuesday near a road that separates the woodland from the golf course. Avon and Somerset Police

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Council to resurrect closed golf club

Council to resurrect closed golf club 2

🕔09:41, 30.Dec 2011

A municipal golf club that closed down in early 2011 is set to re-open in the next few weeks following interest in the site and anger from local residents that the venue is a magnet for crime. Goldenhill Golf Club

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Selective herbicide availability for the amenity market

Selective herbicide availability for the amenity market 0

🕔14:38, 29.Dec 2011

The use of selective herbicides isn’t something that is touched on a great deal as the issue of fungicides is usually more ‘interesting’ from a turf management perspective as it allows the author to find some horror photographs of disease

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Could your irrigation system be more efficient?

Could your irrigation system be more efficient? 0

🕔14:25, 29.Dec 2011

Water is currently emerging as one of the most topical conversations that can be found on the lips of both greenkeepers and golfers alike. The lack of natural precipitation from March to May caused problems for both; the former with

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The STRI Golf Environment Awards

The STRI Golf Environment Awards 0

🕔13:59, 29.Dec 2011

STRI’s annual Golf Environment Awards’ programme is once again well under way in its search for the UK’s most environmentally conscious golf facilities. The deadline for this year’s entrants has now closed and the judging panel now has the task

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