£21K Olympic grant for Norwood Park

£21K Olympic grant for Norwood Park 0

🕔10:00, 30.Apr 2013

Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has received more than £20,000 of local authority funding to develop a short game practice area. The money comes from the £1 million ‘Nottinghamshire

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‘Narcissistic directors are bad for business’

‘Narcissistic directors are bad for business’ 7

🕔10:34, 29.Apr 2013

One of Britain’s leading golf club managers has said ‘whinging and negative’ committee members are threatening the futures of their own golf clubs. Tom Duke, who has managed three golf clubs in Norfolk and one in Worcestershire, and sat on

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Crown Golf’s card attracts 600+ members

Crown Golf’s card attracts 600+ members 0

🕔10:55, 26.Apr 2013

Crown Golf, Britain’s largest owner of golf clubs, has revealed that its reciprocal ‘Just Play’ membership card has brought in more than 600 new members. The scheme offers discounted green fees at 25 of its 27 golf clubs for £34.99

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Scottish members to receive benefits card

Scottish members to receive benefits card 1

🕔09:47, 25.Apr 2013

All members of golf clubs affiliated to the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) or Scottish Ladies Golf Association (SLGA) will be able to purchase a card for £10 that will entitle them to several benefits. The ‘Scottish Golf Club Card’ will

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Dawson defiant over single-sex golf clubs

Dawson defiant over single-sex golf clubs 15

🕔10:15, 24.Apr 2013

The chief executive of The R&A has said that he will not bully Open venue golf clubs to accept women as members. Peter Dawson added that it would be bad for the Open if it was to lose male-only clubs

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MP defends St Andrews in trademark row

MP defends St Andrews in trademark row 0

🕔10:07, 23.Apr 2013

St Andrews Links Trust has made an application to the European Union to register ‘St Andrews’ as a trademark. The charity, which manages the seven golf courses at St Andrews, including the world famous Old Course, counts local MP and

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Spring course machinery finance deals launched

Spring course machinery finance deals launched 0

🕔11:20, 22.Apr 2013

Various golf course machinery suppliers have launched finance deals to reduce the cost associated with product purchases. For example, John Deere Financial has two new spring finance programmes for UK customers, covering the John Deere 2500B triplex greens’ mower and

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Golf owner thanks hospital for saving his life

Golf owner thanks hospital for saving his life 0

🕔10:27, 22.Apr 2013

The owner of a top London golf club is running a celebrity golf event to raise money for a hospital that saved his life. Tony Menai Davis, owner of The Shire London Golf Club, spent three weeks in a coma

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£190K of funding for Scottish clubs

£190K of funding for Scottish clubs 1

🕔10:11, 19.Apr 2013

Three remote golf clubs in the Western Isles of Scotland have received government and National Lottery funding to make their venues more attractive to women and children. Stornoway, Benbecula and Askernish golf clubs are using a collective total of at

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Sandy Jones: Clubs need to focus on golf

Sandy Jones: Clubs need to focus on golf 9

🕔11:14, 18.Apr 2013

The chief executive of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) has warned golf clubs against offering non-golf services that could raise income. Several golf clubs, such as Wentworth, have responded to the industry trend of diminishing membership income over the last

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Golf teaches kids with disabilities

Golf teaches kids with disabilities 0

🕔09:40, 17.Apr 2013

Several children from six special schools in Wirral have joined a community golf club thanks to an initiative funded by a charity. The 34 children, who all have disabilities, initially played on a three-hole course with pop-up trees and bunkers

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Planning sought for £60m ‘The Ayrshire’

Planning sought for £60m ‘The Ayrshire’ 2

🕔09:39, 16.Apr 2013

Developers have filed for planning permission to build a major new multi-million pound golf course in Scotland. The Ayrshire, in Irvine Bay, will be an 18-hole links pay-and-play course featuring a hotel and holiday homes spread over 171 acres, if

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Killarney GC’s bank withdraws credit

Killarney GC’s bank withdraws credit 0

🕔12:05, 12.Apr 2013

More than 50 per cent of the staff at one of Ireland’s premier golfing venues have been made redundant as its bank has withdrawn all credit facilities available for it. Golf clubs in Ireland have been particularly badly hit by

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US drive to attract women to golf

US drive to attract women to golf 1

🕔10:03, 11.Apr 2013

A major drive has been launched in the USA to make golf courses more attractive to women. Backed by an 84-page report published by the PGA of America, Connecting With Her Playbook, which explains why golf clubs should appeal more

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Golf tourism grew dramatically in 2012

Golf tourism grew dramatically in 2012 1

🕔11:13, 10.Apr 2013

Foreign golf destinations saw a sharp rise in visits from British golfers who played less golf in the UK in 2012 due to the rain, a new report finds. KPMG’s Golf Travel Insights 2013 reveals that global golf holiday sales

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Two golf club mergers to take place

Two golf club mergers to take place 0

🕔10:22, 9.Apr 2013

Two golf club mergers have been approved in the last few days in the latest sign that the industry is adapting to tough economic conditions. The members of Newbury & Crookham Golf Club in Berkshire have approved plans to operate

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BOGOF brought in 100+ new members

BOGOF brought in 100+ new members 0

🕔09:39, 8.Apr 2013

A golf club that offered an innovative BOGOF (buy one get one free) membership for the winter months has revealed the policy has been a success. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club in Devon secured more than 100 new members between

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Profile: Golf operations manager at Celtic Manor Resort, Matt Barnby

Profile: Golf operations manager at Celtic Manor Resort, Matt Barnby 2 Updated

🕔12:35, 5.Apr 2013

For a few days in 2010, Celtic Manor Resort in Wales was the most famous golf club in the world, as it hosted one of the greatest Ryder Cups in recent memory. The club has three golf courses, which means

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Golf participation down significantly in 2012

Golf participation down significantly in 2012 0

🕔11:49, 5.Apr 2013

A new survey has found that golf participation in Britain was at its lowest level for a decade in 2012. Golf venues collectively saw a drop in their number of golfers by more than 400,000 last year, compared with 2011,

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Why the De Vere Club is the future of golf 1

🕔10:01, 5.Apr 2013

These days it’s rare for a week to go by without me coming across a story that exemplifies the sign of the times: something that simply wouldn’t have happened before the triple whammy of the over-supply of golf courses in

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The Belfry joins reciprocal scheme

The Belfry joins reciprocal scheme 0

🕔10:08, 4.Apr 2013

One of the world’s most famous golf clubs has joined a reciprocal and flexible membership programme with other clubs to attract new revenue. The Belfry, which has hosted the Ryder Cup four times, has joined the De Vere Club, in

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Law: Golf is not for stuffy old men

Law: Golf is not for stuffy old men 0

🕔09:36, 3.Apr 2013

One of golf’s rising female stars has said the game is no longer an activity for stuffy old men, but something anyone can play. Bronte Law, 18, who won the Cartier Trophy at St Cloud, near Paris, over Easter, is

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Carnoustie fined following dog injury

Carnoustie fined following dog injury 1

🕔12:27, 2.Apr 2013

A golf club has been ordered to pay half of a dog walker’s vet’s bill after the animal injured its paw on irrigation equipment. Carnoustie Golf Links was taken to court by one of its former directors. Alastair Donaldson, a

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Poulter to broker Korean peace deal

Poulter to broker Korean peace deal 0

🕔05:05, 1.Apr 2013

The world’s number 41 golfer, Ian Poulter, is to be sensationally asked to broker a peace deal between North and South Korea. On Saturday, North Korean officials released a statement saying the country had entered a ‘state of war’ with

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