Club back on market after housing failure

Club back on market after housing failure 5

🕔12:06, 31.Mar 2012

An urban golf course that a developer failed to convert into housing is to be sold as a golfing venue. Ingol Golf Club, situated just three miles from Preston’s city centre, was shut down by its current owner, Northern Trust,

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Nonagenarian honoured by Leeds Golf Club

Nonagenarian honoured by Leeds Golf Club 1

🕔11:33, 30.Mar 2012

A member of Leeds Golf Club has been awarded life membership as he plays 18 holes twice a week, and still carries his clubs, despite being in his 90s. 90-year-old Ken Bass, who joined the club in 1953, has become

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Curtis Cup preparations completed

Curtis Cup preparations completed 1

🕔11:13, 30.Mar 2012

The course improvement programme ahead of this year’s Curtis Cup at The Nairn Golf Club have been completed. The Curtis Cup – the biennial team competition between the top lady amateur golfers from the USA and Great Britain and Ireland

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Jack Nicklaus praises two Scottish clubs

Jack Nicklaus praises two Scottish clubs 3

🕔10:58, 30.Mar 2012

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has praised Dundas Parks Golf Club, which has been named Scottish junior golf club of the year, as well as Turnhouse Golf Club, for their work with juniors. Dundas Parks, which had less than 50 juniors,

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Golf club bows to anger in care home row

Golf club bows to anger in care home row 1

🕔10:50, 29.Mar 2012

A golf club’s plans to build a care village on its driving range to fund the £2 million building of its new clubhouse are over, as it has decided not to appeal Cotswold District Council’s rejection of its planning application. Cirencester

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My latest interview with Arnold Palmer – ‘The King’

My latest interview with Arnold Palmer – ‘The King’ 1

🕔10:26, 29.Mar 2012

I recently completed my annual interview with ‘The King’ at last week’s stop on the PGA Tour. Of course his real name is Arnold Palmer but to me and millions of golf fans around the world he is ‘The King’.

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Irrigation confusion for golf clubs

Irrigation confusion for golf clubs 9

🕔10:18, 29.Mar 2012

The manager of one Essex golf club has appealed to England Golf to urgently enter into negotiations with water companies ahead of forthcoming restrictions on water usage, amid fears that this could devastate golf courses throughout parts of the UK.

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Angry reaction to VAT ruling

Angry reaction to VAT ruling 1

🕔01:46, 27.Mar 2012

Proprietary golf clubs have criticised a ruling by HMRC that means private members’ golf clubs do not have to charge VAT on green fees if the buyer is an associate member of the club. The decision, revealed last week in

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One per cent of US clubs closed last year

One per cent of US clubs closed last year 3 Updated

🕔01:14, 26.Mar 2012

More than eight times as many American golf clubs closed in 2011 than opened, as the American market, like its British counterpart, is adapting to both the economic downturn and an oversupply of facilities that started in the 1990s. Research

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Golf course sold after years on market

Golf course sold after years on market 2

🕔11:47, 25.Mar 2012

A disused golf course that closed 10 years ago has been sold – to an anonymous buyer who is not disclosing what plans he has for the site. Thoulstone Park Golf Club in Wiltshire, which opened in 1991, features an

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Every English club sent questionnaire

Every English club sent questionnaire 3

🕔12:21, 23.Mar 2012

Every golf club in England has been invited to take part in ‘England Golf’s 2012 Golf Club Membership Questionnaire’. The authority releases the results of the research every two years to identify trends in the behaviour of golf club members

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Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs

Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs 17

🕔03:46, 22.Mar 2012

A British private members’ golf club has been paid £5,000 after it won a landmark VAT ruling that could result in non-profit making clubs restructuring their membership offerings. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has accepted that the golf club – which

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‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned

‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned 1

🕔12:41, 21.Mar 2012

The world’s leading art business is to auction what it says is the most important collection of golf art in history. Christie’s is to put up for sale the collection of Jaime Ortiz Patiño, the founder of Valderrama Golf Club,

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Cornish golf club sold and rebranded

Cornish golf club sold and rebranded 1

🕔12:18, 20.Mar 2012

Roserrow Golf & Country Club has become the latest Cornish golf club to experience a major transformation as it has been sold to a golf club management consultancy firm that has already rebranded it. The venue, which is now called ‘The

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Hampton golf club shuts its gates after heavy vandalism

Hampton golf club shuts its gates after heavy vandalism 2

🕔16:59, 19.Mar 2012

A golf club has closed its gates to the public after several incidents of vandalism. David Lloyd Leisure in Hampton has said that it has suffered damage to flags and equipment every day. The irrigation system has been damaged over

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Hero of Enville Golf Club dies

Hero of Enville Golf Club dies 1

🕔16:30, 19.Mar 2012

Ron Hinton, a professional golfer who helped Enville Golf Club grow from 350 to over 1,000 members, has died aged 88. Hinton retired in 1989, after 35 years at Enville, but remained an honorary member until his death, where he

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Man pleads guilty to golf club beheading

Man pleads guilty to golf club beheading 1

🕔16:14, 19.Mar 2012

A 33 year-old Albanian man who beheaded a co-worker at The Oxfordshire Golf Club has pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility. Jonathan Limani, who had a Swedish passport and lived in Thame in Oxfordshire, killed Christopher Varian, 32, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, whose

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Cost of play and greens’ quality attract golfers

Cost of play and greens’ quality attract golfers 5

🕔11:36, 19.Mar 2012

A new survey of golfers has found that the condition of golf greens is the most important factor when it comes to judging how attractive a golf club is. This even beat the cost of membership or green fees into

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Profile: Hamish Grey, chief executive of the Scottish Golf Union

Profile: Hamish Grey, chief executive of the Scottish Golf Union 2

🕔16:08, 18.Mar 2012

After a career in sports management, New Zealand-born Hamish Grey moved to Scotland in 1998 and saw the job of secretary of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) advertised. “Being from New Zealand, rugby was my first sport. But I love

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How Lindrick Golf Club was able to grow during the downturn

How Lindrick Golf Club was able to grow during the downturn 14

🕔15:58, 18.Mar 2012

As many will well know, Lindrick Golf Club, with its Ryder Cup legacy, has a fine history and is regarded by many as one of Yorkshire’s finest. However, like all clubs in this day and age, it cannot be complacent

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The importance of golf course photography

The importance of golf course photography 5

🕔15:50, 18.Mar 2012

The natural beauty of a golf course at sunrise makes golf one of the most photogenic sports. Yet even with this in-built publicity advantage, the number of UK golf clubs with a good photography portfolio is critically poor. So says

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Tips on how golf clubs can secure loans from lenders

Tips on how golf clubs can secure loans from lenders 3

🕔15:43, 18.Mar 2012

Bank managers reputedly spend a lot of time on golf courses, but not, it would seem, on trying to gain them as customers. Generally golf clubs, as a sector, ‘get the red flag’ when it comes to lending for our

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Will members receive a windfall if they sell their club?

Will members receive a windfall if they sell their club? 4

🕔15:36, 18.Mar 2012

In a recent issue of Golf Club Management, Alistair Dunsmuir reported that an overwhelming majority of Basingstoke Golf Club’s members had voted in favour of the site being available for bids from developers. This followed an announcement by the local

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Employees who suffer from mental illness

Employees who suffer from mental illness 1

🕔15:18, 18.Mar 2012

Question What is the best course of action to take when an employee in work seems to be suffering from some mental condition and is causing concern among other employees? Answer My advice would be to take or send the

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How do employment tribunals decide whether gross misconduct dismissals are fair?

How do employment tribunals decide whether gross misconduct dismissals are fair? 2

🕔15:06, 18.Mar 2012

Let us start by giving brief details of a dismissal that could easily occur in a golf club. An employee is absent from work due to sickness and is in receipt of sick pay during this period of absence. During

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Why marketing your tee times online does wonders for your brand image

Why marketing your tee times online does wonders for your brand image 2

🕔14:57, 18.Mar 2012

While many clubs have exploited the use of online tee times in a bid to make themselves more accessible to visitors in recent months, some have still opted to not go down this route for now. However, while not every

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Examples of innovative schemes to attract juniors to golf clubs

Examples of innovative schemes to attract juniors to golf clubs 1

🕔14:51, 18.Mar 2012

Throughout Britain, innovative schemes to get more juniors playing golf are encouraging an increasing number of children to try the game. In south west England for instance, League Two football team Torquay United Football Club has teamed up with Churston

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