Crown Golf to tackle slow golfers

Crown Golf to tackle slow golfers 5

🕔11:02, 31.Oct 2013

Crown Golf is trialing pace of play software to root out slow golfers and a flexible membership programme to attract golfers who do not want to pay for unlimited access to a course.

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What we learnt about golf club management in October 3

🕔13:24, 30.Oct 2013

What we learnt about golf club management in October

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More golf clubs to build lodges

More golf clubs to build lodges 3

🕔11:48, 30.Oct 2013

Three more golf clubs have announced plans to build holiday lodges on their courses.

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Strict dress codes ‘can be bad for a golf club’s business’ 6

🕔15:31, 29.Oct 2013

Dress codes are a hugely contentious issue in golf, but could they even be costing your club income? Do you remember waking up to hear the news that Barack Obama had been elected as the president of the USA (the

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Six giant wind turbines for St Andrews

Six giant wind turbines for St Andrews 9 Updated

🕔03:36, 29.Oct 2013

Six giant wind turbines are to be built overlooking the ‘home of golf’ at St Andrews, as several golf clubs are facing the issue of having turbines erected nearby.

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Kent club offers free birthday rounds

Kent club offers free birthday rounds 5

🕔14:22, 28.Oct 2013

A Kent golf club has introduced an innovative marketing hook – golfers receive a free round if it is their birthday.

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Unique golf club partnership launched

Unique golf club partnership launched 5

🕔10:31, 25.Oct 2013

Three south west golf clubs have created a unique golf club partnership in which members of one venue receive full membership of the other two for free.

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Flexible membership schemes have been a success

Flexible membership schemes have been a success 3

🕔10:07, 25.Oct 2013

Several clubs introduced flexible membership schemes this year – and they have brought in large numbers of new members seemingly everywhere

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Bernard Gallacher to lead heart campaign

Bernard Gallacher to lead heart campaign 6 Updated

🕔01:14, 24.Oct 2013

Bernard Gallacher, who nearly died at a golf club in August, is to lead a campaign that will urge golf clubs to purchase defibrillators

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‘Adventure Golf’ being used to attract women and children to the game

‘Adventure Golf’ being used to attract women and children to the game 4

🕔12:04, 23.Oct 2013

Golf clubs that are installing ‘adventure golf’ courses aimed at children are seeing huge direct and indirect financial benefits.

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GCMA begins incorporation process

GCMA begins incorporation process 2

🕔09:45, 23.Oct 2013

The Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has begun the process of incorporation, in which, if successful, it will be declared a separate corporate entity.

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Clubs urged to adopt social media policy

Clubs urged to adopt social media policy 5

🕔10:20, 22.Oct 2013

The legal advisor to the NGCAA has said that litigation over social media has reached such an extent that it has become essential that golf clubs implement a social media policy.

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Call to restore pollinating insects

Call to restore pollinating insects 3

🕔11:47, 21.Oct 2013

One of Britain’s leading entomologists has called for golf clubs to take a lead in restoring pollinating insects to the British countryside.

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Call for clubs to employ younger staff

Call for clubs to employ younger staff 7

🕔10:27, 18.Oct 2013

The head greenkeeper of a leading golf club has said clubs will continue to struggle as long as their committees fail to employ younger staff as managers.

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Greenkeeper wins second BIGGA tournament in 2013

Greenkeeper wins second BIGGA tournament in 2013 2

🕔09:34, 18.Oct 2013

The assistant greenkeeper at Cathkin Braes Golf Club in Glasgow has won his second industry championship this year.

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AGCO to take government to court

AGCO to take government to court 4

🕔11:17, 17.Oct 2013

AGCO is set to take legal proceedings against the UK government over the issue of VAT in golf, following an email from HMRC that has been overturned.

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Britain’s most exclusive golf club to open

Britain’s most exclusive golf club to open 10

🕔10:35, 16.Oct 2013

An exclusive golf club with £200,000 joining fees aimed at super-rich foreigners is set to open at St Andrews in less than three years’ time. It will be the only private members’ golf club at the ‘home of golf’.

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Golf partnership brings in £500K

Golf partnership brings in £500K 4

🕔10:48, 15.Oct 2013

A golf partnership between three clubs has generated nearly half a million pounds in spending in just the last two years – even though it only operates in three off-season months every year.

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Chinese visa changes will be a ‘game changer’

Chinese visa changes will be a ‘game changer’ 2

🕔10:40, 14.Oct 2013

The announcement from George Osborne, that the British government is to implement Chinese visa changes, could be a ‘game changer’ for top UK golf clubs.

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New funding for Scottish golf clubs

New funding for Scottish golf clubs 4

🕔10:05, 11.Oct 2013

A new funding scheme has been launched for Scottish golf clubs that don’t have qualified professionals but want to teach the game to local youngsters.

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Financial performances of clubs improving

Financial performances of clubs improving 2

🕔10:49, 10.Oct 2013

Three struggling golf courses have reported a sharp improvement in their financial performances within a few days of each other, in a sign that the golf industry’s recovery could be underway.

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Wales to be global capital for deaf golfers

Wales to be global capital for deaf golfers 6

🕔10:36, 9.Oct 2013

Wales is set to become the most accessible country in the world for hard of hearing and deaf golfers within the next two years.

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Affordable golf coaching launched

Affordable golf coaching launched 5

🕔10:15, 8.Oct 2013

A Yorkshire and Derbyshire club operator has introduced affordable golf coaching for women, for customers across the four venues it owns.

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First India golf awards to take place

First India golf awards to take place 2

🕔10:15, 7.Oct 2013

The first ever India golf awards ceremony – in which the golfing business community, as well as professional golfers, will be recognised, is to take place.

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PGA of America offers pro business scheme

PGA of America offers pro business scheme 3

🕔11:51, 4.Oct 2013

The PGA of America has launched an innovative programme that will teach golf specifically to employees of companies, in a bid to boost participation in the game and help American businesses.

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Historic Scottish golf club is closed down

Historic Scottish golf club is closed down 16

🕔10:38, 3.Oct 2013

An historic golf club is closed down and another fears for its future as golf clubs in Scotland continue to suffer amid the tough financial climate.

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Course for people with disabilities opens

Course for people with disabilities opens 4

🕔10:18, 2.Oct 2013

A unique golf course designed specifically for people with disabilities has opened in Middlesbrough.

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