Meeting showed ‘golf at its worst’

Meeting showed ‘golf at its worst’ 15 Updated

🕔04:52, 28.Feb 2013

The manager of an English golf club has said that a recent county golf meeting that he attended showed golf “at its worst”. The anonymous manager told Golf Club Management that many of the positive initiatives carried out by golf

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Why Become a Nevada Bobs Pro Shop? 0

🕔23:59, 27.Feb 2013

Being Part of a Brand doesn’t mean you lose your identity! What have clubs that have rebranded their shops as a Nevada Bobs Pro shop seen since becoming a part of our brand? Hazlemere GC said when they first opened

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What does an honorary secretary do?

What does an honorary secretary do? 2

🕔12:19, 27.Feb 2013

by Gavin Johnson In 1909 Sir Matt Busby was born, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, now BP, was incorporated and Joan of Arc was beatified in Rome. All interesting occurrences, though to Brian Griffiths, current honorary secretary of Runcorn Golf Club

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Golf more popular in schools than football

Golf more popular in schools than football 23 Updated

🕔05:13, 27.Feb 2013

Golf is now played at schools so much that it is on more English schools’ curriculums than football, according to new data. The junior golf charity, the Golf Foundation, has revealed that its 2013 ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme in schools

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Club to offer ‘golf and poker challenge’

Club to offer ‘golf and poker challenge’ 3

🕔11:16, 26.Feb 2013

A Surrey club has come up with an innovative way to attract visitors – by offering an event that requires competitors to excel at both golf and poker. Kingswood Golf and Country Club has even secured sponsorship from TaylorMade Golf

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Two more clubs placed into liquidation

Two more clubs placed into liquidation 4

🕔12:37, 25.Feb 2013

Two golf clubs have gone into liquidation, with approximately 55 jobs lost. Tamworth Golf Club in Staffordshire and Inchmarlo Resort and Golf Club near Aberdeen have both become victims of the economic downturn. Tamworth was, in 2007, leased by its

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Tips on securing more corporate golfers

Tips on securing more corporate golfers 1

🕔16:41, 22.Feb 2013

According to England Golf’s biennial questionnaire, the rise of corporate golf is the biggest trend in the industry today. More than a third of golf clubs offer this as of 2012 – in 2010 just 16 per cent of clubs

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Profile: Crowlands Golf Centre

Profile: Crowlands Golf Centre 6

🕔16:31, 22.Feb 2013

The recent England Golf survey revealed that there has been a sharp rise in the number of golf clubs that offer flexible membership categories in just the last two years, but still the vast majority of golf clubs do not

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What is the state of play regarding golf clubs and VAT?

What is the state of play regarding golf clubs and VAT? 0

🕔15:10, 21.Feb 2013

Adrian Houstoun, a partner at chartered accountant Kingston Smith LLP, outlines the various legal cases involving golf clubs and VAT over the last few years to detail the VAT different types of golf clubs should be paying VAT is a

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Wirrall Ladies appoints male captain

Wirrall Ladies appoints male captain 1

🕔10:46, 20.Feb 2013

A golf club built for women has elected its first-ever male captain in order to comply with the Equality Act. The 119-year-old Wirrall Ladies’ Golf Club in Merseyside has voted that it should be jointly captained by a man and

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Greenkeeping legends given BIGGA status

Greenkeeping legends given BIGGA status 1

🕔16:40, 19.Feb 2013

Two prominent members of the greenkeeping fraternity have been awarded life membership of BIGGA. John Philp MBE and Chris Kennedy were unanimously awarded the accolade – which less than 50 greenkeepers have ever received – at BIGGA’s AGM. John will

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John Deere donates £640,000 to golf body

John Deere donates £640,000 to golf body 2

🕔16:23, 19.Feb 2013

John Deere will donate one million dollars (£640,000) over the next five years to a non-profit American organisation that encourages children to play golf. In return the company, which provides course machinery to scores of British golf courses, will become

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Golfers ‘should pass etiquette test’

Golfers ‘should pass etiquette test’ 11

🕔11:05, 19.Feb 2013

More than nine in ten greenkeepers believe that golfers should pass a test on course care before they are allowed to play the game. That is the result of a survey of hundreds of members of the British and International

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Phil Weaver awarded OBE

Phil Weaver awarded OBE 2

🕔11:26, 18.Feb 2013

The course manager at Coventry Golf Club has become one of the first golf greenkeepers to ever be awarded an OBE. Phil Weaver, who is also the club’s head professional, as well as chairman of the PGA, received his OBE

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Golf equipment sent to returning soldiers

Golf equipment sent to returning soldiers 3

🕔10:30, 15.Feb 2013

The PGA is to provide British soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan with a selection of new golf equipment. The association has teamed up with Titleist, which is shipping eight sets of clubs to Cyprus, where all troops on active

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GB&I golf worth more than £5bn

GB&I golf worth more than £5bn 6

🕔16:33, 14.Feb 2013

Golf is worth £5.25 billion to the British and Irish economies, according to a new survey. The study also found that the average European golfer spends £1,642 per year on the game, £5 less than the average Australian and £80

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US to tackle slow play

US to tackle slow play 7 Updated

🕔05:07, 14.Feb 2013

The authority that runs golf in the USA is to dramatically address the pace of play issue that it says is hurting the health of golf venues. A survey last year found that 90 per cent of British golfers want

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Cameron in and Kilby out at UKGCOA

Cameron in and Kilby out at UKGCOA 2

🕔02:14, 14.Feb 2013

The manager of Duff House Royal Golf Club in Scotland has been named as the general manager of the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA). James Cameron’s role will be full-time, the first time UKGCOA, which was set up in

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Liverpool’s courses face closure threat

Liverpool’s courses face closure threat 3

🕔11:43, 13.Feb 2013

Liverpool’s two municipal golf venues, which represent four golf clubs, could be closed down by the local council in a bid to cut costs. Allerton Golf Course, which is home to Allerton, Dudley and Allerton Ladies golf clubs, and Liverpool

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Donald Trump applies for second course

Donald Trump applies for second course 2

🕔16:59, 11.Feb 2013

The team behind American billionaire Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course has applied for planning permission to build a second facility at Menie Estate. The ‘Mary MacLeod Course’, named after Trump’s Scottish-born mother, will occupy several hundred acres and form part

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Scottish government funds junior discounts

Scottish government funds junior discounts 4

🕔10:46, 11.Feb 2013

The Scottish government is funding a £20 discount off most first-time golf club memberships for children between now and the end of April. The initiative, backed by a pledge of £2 million of state funding between 2014 and 2018, is

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Garon Park is ‘Club of the Year’

Garon Park is ‘Club of the Year’ 2

🕔13:05, 8.Feb 2013

Garon Park Golf Club in Essex, which was in administration three years ago, has been named GolfMark Club of the Year 2013. The award recognises English golf venues that are deemed to be the most welcoming to beginner and junior

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Club hires security guards due to vandalism

Club hires security guards due to vandalism 2

🕔14:35, 7.Feb 2013

A Surrey golf club has taken the unprecedented step of hiring security guards as it has suffered a spate of criminal incidents. In the last few months, Sutton Green Golf Club has experienced more than £20,000 of damage as trespassers

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Human QR code made by golf club staff

Human QR code made by golf club staff 8

🕔13:24, 7.Feb 2013

The world’s largest golf club has utilised 2,000 of its employees to form the world’s largest human and workable QR code – to promote eco-tourism. The gigantic QR code was formed when the staff at Mission Hills in China congregated

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The Open generated £65m for Lancashire

The Open generated £65m for Lancashire 2

🕔11:14, 6.Feb 2013

Last year’s Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club generated £65 million for its county, Lancashire. This figure includes £28 million that was pumped into the Lancashire economy by spectators, sponsors, organisers, the media and the players

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Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull

Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull 7

🕔11:49, 5.Feb 2013

Greenkeepers renovating a bunker on a Scottish golf course have found a human skull that is believed to be 2,000 years old. The find, on the fourth hole at the nine-hole Musselburgh’s Old Links Golf Course, officially the oldest golf

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Joy Edkins joins Harpenden Golf Club

Joy Edkins joins Harpenden Golf Club 2

🕔16:03, 4.Feb 2013

Arguably the most famous name in golf club recruitment has changed her career in order to work at a golf club. Joy Edkins, who ran her own golf recruitment business, before joining HR GO Recruitment in 2010, has joined Harpenden

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