Club ‘shocked’ to find 91 trees stolen

Club ‘shocked’ to find 91 trees stolen 7

🕔09:55, 30.May 2013

A golf club has said it is in a state of shock after 91 trees were stolen from its course. Staff at Crane Valley Golf Club in Dorset turned up to work at 5.45am to find that each leylandii tree

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Muifield to cash in from hosting the Open

Muifield to cash in from hosting the Open 2

🕔10:21, 29.May 2013

The venue for this year’s Open Championship has created a corporate events package to maximise revenue opportunities from hosting the world-famous event. Muirfield is offering businesses the opportunity to host events at the club on the day before the Open

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Record rise in greenkeepers’ debt problems

Record rise in greenkeepers’ debt problems 3

🕔10:33, 28.May 2013

A national charity has said a record number of golf greenkeepers are coming to it needing help with debt problems. Perennial, which helps people who work in horticulture who have a whole range of problems, including major illness, homelessness, bereavement

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Scottish golf pros receive FSA funding

Scottish golf pros receive FSA funding 3

🕔12:50, 26.May 2013

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has agreed to provide £20,000 of funding to golf professionals to teach food hygiene as part of their lessons to children. The money will predominantly go to PGA-qualified coaches in Scotland, who will talk about

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Politically incorrect golf: Top 10

Politically incorrect golf: Top 10 5

🕔12:07, 24.May 2013

From Peter Dawson’s comments that he couldn’t tell single-sex Open venues to admit female members as that ‘is frankly a bullying position’ to George O’Grady helpfully denying that Segio Garcia is a racist, by saying many of his friends are

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Video: How to make your golf club more valuable 1

🕔13:45, 23.May 2013

Golf professional and marketing expert Sean Mysel discusses how you can find your value proposition.    

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Low UK rank for female participation

Low UK rank for female participation 3

🕔11:59, 23.May 2013

A new PGA survey has found that there are 4.2 million golfers in Great Britain and Ireland, but female participation remains very low. The Economic Impact Of Golf On The Economy Of Europe research reveals that there are more golfers

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Driving range becomes 18-hole course

Driving range becomes 18-hole course 1

🕔13:56, 22.May 2013

A golf venue in Bournemouth that started as a driving range is to build an 18-hole golf course at the facility. Parley Golf Centre, which opened as a 27-bay floodlit driving range in 1991, built nine holes in the 1990s

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The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie

The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie 3

🕔10:38, 21.May 2013

A golf club has taken an unusual marketing step to attract more people to its venue – it is sponsoring a professional golfer. The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland has agreed to sponsor Ladies’ European Tour-rookie Pamela Pretswell, who will

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‘Most golfers don’t know what the pro does’

‘Most golfers don’t know what the pro does’ 8

🕔11:03, 20.May 2013

A major survey of golfers who work in golf clubs has found that they feel they get little recognition from club golfers about what work they actually do. The Today’s Golfer poll of members of golf retail group Foremost Golf

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Fergie named as new golf club captain

Fergie named as new golf club captain 4

🕔15:00, 17.May 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as the new captain of De Vere Mottram Hall. The news comes just one week after he retired as the manager of Manchester United. Ferguson’s official title will be ‘honorary captain’ of the Cheshire

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Fundraising golf club closes

Fundraising golf club closes 3

🕔10:34, 16.May 2013

A golf club that used to donate all its profits to a charity has been closed down after its membership dropped to just 50 people. Fairthorne Manor Golf Club in Hampshire, which was opened in the early 1970s and was

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Free access for ‘world’s best par 3 course’

Free access for ‘world’s best par 3 course’ 0

🕔10:00, 15.May 2013

A Chinese golf club, believed to be the world’s largest, has announced that all children can play for free on its par three course, described as the best in the world. The news comes as China is gripped with golfing

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New grant helps young golfers

New grant helps young golfers 0

🕔11:51, 14.May 2013

English clubs and ranges can benefit from a new grant to help attract and grow junior golf. England Golf’s £300 Junior Development Grant – which must be matched by the club or range – will help GolfMark clubs and RangeMark

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Campaigners contest homes on golf course

Campaigners contest homes on golf course 0

🕔15:42, 13.May 2013

Opponents of a plan to build homes on Bradford on Avon Golf Club’s nine-hole course have collected 1,200 signatures on a third petition. Green-minded residents restarted the Keep the Golf Course Green campaign in March when they became aware of

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Golf operator invests big in digital

Golf operator invests big in digital 2

🕔10:51, 13.May 2013

BGL Golf, one of the UK’s leading course owner-operators, is to focus on social media in order to market to golfers. The company, privately owned by Lord Iveagh and members of the Guinness family, has appointed an online marketing executive

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Leeds Golf Centre re-opens main course

Leeds Golf Centre re-opens main course 0

🕔09:51, 13.May 2013

Leeds GC has re-opened its main 18-hole course following 15 months and £2 million-worth of extensive refurbishments. The new Wike Ridge layout includes two new greens, five new ponds, streams and lakes, refurbished tee complexes on 11 holes, over 40

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College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’

College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’ 0

🕔09:35, 10.May 2013

A college in Birmingham is pioneering a multi-sport National Lottery-funded project designed to get more children involved with their local golf clubs. Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham is the host of the pilot for ‘fusion x’, which offers 14-to-16-year-old

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Four golf clubs saved from going under

Four golf clubs saved from going under 3

🕔10:38, 9.May 2013

Four British golf clubs have all been saved from being closed down in the last few days. It is thought that this is the first time ever that such a large number of venues have been rescued within such a

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How to make your golf club dominate Google’s results

How to make your golf club dominate Google’s results 2

🕔04:50, 9.May 2013

When it comes to marketing a golf venue, the power of social media knows no bounds. But when someone refers to social media, they almost always mean Twitter (the eighth most visited website in the world) and Facebook (the second),

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Survey your members about dress codes

Alistair Dunsmuir: Survey your members about dress codes 4

🕔16:05, 8.May 2013

There’s an informative article on dress codes in the June issue of Golf Monthly, which includes a poll of golfers that has some interesting results. The vast majority – 92 per cent – think rules on clothing are still relevant

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Nobody hurt as fire destroys clubhouse

Nobody hurt as fire destroys clubhouse 1

🕔09:54, 8.May 2013

An investigation into what caused a fire that destroyed the roof of a golf club’s clubhouse has started. Teign Valley Golf Club and Hotel, ranked in the top 10 best hotels in Dartmoor National Park by Tripadvisor, at one point

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Golf club secures £1m bank loan

Golf club secures £1m bank loan 1

🕔11:33, 7.May 2013

A golf club in Yorkshire has secured a seven-figure finance deal from a bank to invest in its facility. The agreement is a sign that golf venues’ lenders may be relaxing the strict lending criteria that has existed in the

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German golfer’s £2K GPS phone bill

German golfer’s £2K GPS phone bill 1

🕔12:43, 3.May 2013

A German golfer racked up a bill of more than £2,000 by using a golf app on his mobile phone while holidaying abroad. The unnamed tourist played three days of golf in a foreign country, and each time downloaded GPS

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Lahinch continues modest recovery

Lahinch continues modest recovery 0

🕔09:49, 2.May 2013

One of the world’s greatest links golf courses has revealed it lost 500 members between 2009 and 2012 – but has still recovered from a near crippling loss in 2008. Lahinch GC in Ireland, home to the South of Ireland

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Two new clubs introduce credit schemes

Two new clubs introduce credit schemes 0

🕔10:54, 1.May 2013

Two more golf clubs have introduced flexible membership schemes to attract and retain members. Flexible packages, also known as golf credits, associated memberships and pay as you play memberships, are one of the fastest growing trends in the industry at

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