R&A launch rules of golf course

R&A launch rules of golf course 7

🕔14:31, 31.Jul 2013

An online course to help golfers and golf clubs improve their knowledge of the rules of golf has been set up by The R&A.

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Extraordinary halfway house for The Carrick

Extraordinary halfway house for The Carrick 3

🕔09:41, 31.Jul 2013

The Carrick on Loch Lomond has opened a unique halfway house – a riverboat that’s been dug into the course.

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Manager of the Year competition starts 4

🕔11:33, 30.Jul 2013

The Golf Club Managers’ Association’s 2013/4 ‘Manager of the Year’ competition has started. Managers of golf clubs can be nominated either via an online form on HowDidiDo or by sending in a postal application through Golf Club Management’s print magazine.

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Sandy Jones joins England Golf board

Sandy Jones joins England Golf board 4

🕔15:38, 29.Jul 2013

The long-running chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Sandy Jones, has joined the board of England Golf. England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England. It has been a period of change for the organisation,

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Golf Club Manager – Whitwood Golf Club 3

🕔14:59, 25.Jul 2013

Salary: Negotiable        Full time, Permanent Whitwood Golf Club, based at Castleford in West Yorkshire, is a community-based golf club that is at the forefront of developing golf for all in the local area.  This is a fantastic

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USGA and Troon ‘educate’ slow play golfers

USGA and Troon ‘educate’ slow play golfers 12 Updated

🕔00:37, 25.Jul 2013

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Troon Golf, the world’s largest owner of golf clubs, have both launched separate educational programmes to tackle slow play in golf, featuring the likes of Clint Eastwood and Tiger Woods. Both organisations hope to

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Awards for bee-friendly golf clubs

Awards for bee-friendly golf clubs 0

🕔11:22, 23.Jul 2013

The STRI is to launch a new award that will reward golf clubs that have successfully created pollen-rich habitats on courses, leading to an increase in pollinating insects. The Operation Pollinator Award 2013 will be eligible for entry by all

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Worsley Park to invest £175K on its course

Worsley Park to invest £175K on its course 0

🕔11:04, 23.Jul 2013

Worsley Park, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Manchester, has announced it will invest over £175,000 in its championship golf course over the next 12 months. Most of the money will be spent on drainage and machinery, and this

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Richmond Park opens eco clubhouse

Richmond Park opens eco clubhouse 4

🕔10:11, 23.Jul 2013

Richmond Park Golf Club, in London’s largest royal park, has opened a new £2.5 million clubhouse. The building features an eco-roof made entirely from acid grassland “making it quite possibly the largest continuous green roof in the capital,” said a

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Clubs see 105K more golfers in Open build-up

Clubs see 105K more golfers in Open build-up 0

🕔09:28, 22.Jul 2013

Golf clubs’ official competitions saw 105,000 more golfers play in them in the month leading up to this year’s Open compared with the same period last year. This represents an increase of almost 16 per cent. The figures, revealed by

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From gyms to simulators, the non-golfing revenue generators

From gyms to simulators, the non-golfing revenue generators 0

🕔15:39, 19.Jul 2013

With so many golf clubs struggling to make ends meet regarding their revenue, there was an interesting announcement earlier this year that has led to numerous discussions in the industry. Wentworth Club, one of the world’s premier golf clubs and

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Toro to showcase course machinery during UK roadshows

Toro to showcase course machinery during UK roadshows 0

🕔15:30, 19.Jul 2013

Golf course machinery giant Toro is carrying out a number of roadshows for 2013. The ‘Toro on Tour’ roadshows will see 10 events being held across Britain this summer and autumn. Organised by distributor Lely UK and its Toro local

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Ian Poulter in Muirfield layout outburst

Ian Poulter in Muirfield layout outburst 1

🕔18:08, 18.Jul 2013

Ian Poulter has launched an astonishing attack on the pin placements on the golf course at Muirfield following his first round at the Open, in which he scored one over par. The Ryder Cup hero took to Twitter to immediately

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Golf participation soars this summer

Golf participation soars this summer 2

🕔10:11, 18.Jul 2013

Golf participation is soaring in the UK this summer, according to new data, and Britain’s July heatwave is only partly responsible for it. Europe’s biggest online golf community, HowDidiDo, of which more than 400,000 golf club members have signed up

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Tee times for the Open at Muirfield on Thursday 0

🕔09:22, 18.Jul 2013

Tee times for the Open at Muirfield on Thursday (all times BST) 06:32 Peter Senior (Aus), Lloyd Saltman (Sco), Oliver Fisher (Eng) 06:43 Robert Karlsson (Swe), Todd Hamilton (US), Ben Stow (A) 06:54 Thomas Aiken (SA), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Bud

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Golfer wrongly told he won £100K car

Golfer wrongly told he won £100K car 0

🕔10:19, 17.Jul 2013

A mistake by the European Tour has led to a golfer wrongly being told that he had won a £100K car. Jason Levermore, 33, the head golf professional at Channels Golf Club in Essex, hit a hole-in-one at a PGA

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£660K hole-in-one prize breaks record

£660K hole-in-one prize breaks record 3

🕔10:14, 16.Jul 2013

A Scottish golf club is offering what is thought to be the biggest prize to amateur golfers – who score a hole-in-one – in British history. Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, on the Mull of Kintyre, which describes itself as ‘the

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Three different golf clubs. Three approaches to customer service

Alistair Dunsmuir: Three different golf clubs. Three approaches to customer service 5

🕔15:43, 15.Jul 2013

In the last few weeks I’ve been in three different golf clubs – all within a few miles of each other – and wanted to access the internet on my phone or tablet at all three. At the first, I

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Charity calls for sponsor boycott of the Open

Charity calls for sponsor boycott of the Open 4

🕔11:51, 15.Jul 2013

A charity that aims to get more women involved in sport has called for sponsors of the Open to pull out as the host golf club does not allow women to be members. WSFF (Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation), which

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Letchworth Golf Club to use inert soil

Letchworth Golf Club to use inert soil 1

🕔11:05, 15.Jul 2013

Letchworth Golf Club in Hertfordshire has applied for planning permission to build a six-hole golf course using inert soil – a material used in landfill waste. The development means the club is taking advantage of two of the biggest trends

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Reading Golf Club – General Manager

Reading Golf Club – General Manager 0

🕔11:25, 13.Jul 2013

          We have exciting plans for the future and there is an opportunity for a forward thinking, personable and enthusiastic person to drive our 100 year old club (www.readinggolfclub.com) to new levels of excellence. The successful candidate

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Diabetic barmaid wins claim against club

Diabetic barmaid wins claim against club 0

🕔10:17, 11.Jul 2013

A diabetic barmaid at Gorleston Golf Club has been awarded undisclosed damages because her boss refused to help her after she collapsed and fell into a coma. Michelle Polidano was working at the UK’s most eastern golf club, in Great

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Four golf clubs for sale

Four golf clubs for sale 0

🕔10:04, 10.Jul 2013

Four golf clubs have been put up for sale within a few days of each other. South Weald Golf Course in Essex, Northop Golf and Country Park in Wales, Waldringfield Golf Course in Suffolk and The Grange and Links Hotel

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Golf grants taught 22,000 people

Golf grants taught 22,000 people 0

🕔10:11, 9.Jul 2013

More than 22,000 people in England were given coaching funded by golf grants in the year that ended this March, according to new data. England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, gave 352 golf clubs and driving

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Manchester Golf Club to host greenkeeping workshop

Manchester Golf Club to host greenkeeping workshop 0

🕔11:49, 8.Jul 2013

Manchester Golf Club will host the second in a series of educational workshops for greenkeepers on July 30. The topics covered will teach how healthy, firm and smooth greens can be achieved this year. The series of free, one-day educational

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Value of Scottish golf is double fishing’s

Value of Scottish golf is double fishing’s 0

🕔10:59, 5.Jul 2013

The Scottish golf industry is now worth more than a third of all of its alcohol industries, according to new data. According to the Value of Golf to Scotland’s Economy report, conducted by KPMG in association with Oxford Economics, golf

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Troon Golf to build ‘courses within courses’

Troon Golf to build ‘courses within courses’ 3

🕔10:07, 4.Jul 2013

Troon Golf, the world’s largest operator of golf clubs, has announced that it will be building par three courses within some of its 18-hole courses to attract new types of golfers. Dana Garmany, the company’s founder, CEO and chairman, said

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