The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February

The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February 2

🕔15:56, 28.Feb 2014

The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February

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Vandals launch extraordinary attack on club 1

🕔11:09, 28.Feb 2014

At least two people have used either a lorry or a 4×4 vehicle and two knapsack sprays to spray more than 350 litres of weed killer on 14 greens of a golf club at 4am in the morning.

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Members vote to shut prestigious golf club

Members vote to shut prestigious golf club 4

🕔11:42, 27.Feb 2014

Members of Royal Norwich GC, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the world, vote to close their course down and merge with another club seven miles away.

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HMRC withdraws EU VAT appeal 19

🕔12:25, 26.Feb 2014

HMRC withdraws its appeal against the ruling that private members’ clubs’ green fees must be VAT exempt. But will this lead to more negative headlines for golf?

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‘Golf takes too long to play’ 12

🕔11:48, 25.Feb 2014

Two of the world’s greatest golfers and two of the game’s lead administrators have all warned that golf is in jeopardy because it can take too long to play.

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Manager of the Year finalist: Emma Clifford

Manager of the Year finalist: Emma Clifford 5

🕔03:10, 25.Feb 2014

The manager of West Essex Golf Club once created the ‘Alphabet Golf’ programme, which teaches young children how to hold a golf club through dance. You can take the girl out of West Essex Golf Club but it seems that

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‘Buy one, join six’ scheme from De Vere

‘Buy one, join six’ scheme from De Vere 3

🕔11:37, 24.Feb 2014

Golf club owner De Vere has introduced a reciprocal scheme in which golfers can join six leading golf clubs for the price of one membership.

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‘Scottish clubs will continue to close down’ 9

🕔12:09, 21.Feb 2014

The CEO of the Scottish Golf Union has said more golf clubs in Scotland will close down as some venues are adapting to change too slowly.

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Ealing Golf Club bans Adidas shoe

Ealing Golf Club bans Adidas shoe 15

🕔11:18, 20.Feb 2014

Ealing Golf Club has maintained a ban on a popular golf shoe after experiencing damage to its greens – despite meeting with Adidas officials to try new versions of the product.

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Manager of the Year finalists named 4

🕔11:49, 19.Feb 2014

Six outstanding golf club managers have been named as finalists for the GCMA’s ‘Manager of the Year’ competition, with the winner announced in April.

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Four more clubs suffer trophy thefts

Four more clubs suffer trophy thefts 8

🕔11:43, 18.Feb 2014

Two detective constables have warned golf clubs to be more conscious of their security than usual, after at least four more golf clubs experienced break-ins.

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Golf clubs count cost of storm damage

Golf clubs count cost of storm damage 8

🕔12:23, 17.Feb 2014

Heavy rain and high winds has wreaked havoc across British Isles’ golf clubs – with fallen trees trapping members and closing courses.

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5 reasons why golf is in recovery

5 reasons why golf is in recovery 11

🕔11:17, 14.Feb 2014

Five reasons why the golf club industry is in recovery

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Flooding leaves golf courses devastated

Flooding leaves golf courses devastated 10

🕔11:56, 13.Feb 2014

Several golf courses in Wales, Somerset, Berkshire and Surrey have been left devastated by the flooding that has hit the UK this winter.

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Yorkshire clubs trial reciprocal deals

Yorkshire clubs trial reciprocal deals 8

🕔12:42, 11.Feb 2014

Five golf clubs in Yorkshire have formed reciprocal membership deals with each other in which their members automatically join other golf clubs for free.

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St Mellion offers free memberships

St Mellion offers free memberships 7

🕔08:43, 11.Feb 2014

St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall, one of the premier golf clubs in the UK, has announced it will give 25 youngsters free memberships and coaching for up to six years.

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JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire

JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire 5

🕔07:34, 11.Feb 2014

A golf course construction firm will invest more than £150 million in Staffordshire – and even build a spectacular £30 million golf course simply for its customers.

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Positive economic news amid gloom

Positive economic news amid gloom 2

🕔11:25, 7.Feb 2014

Two golf clubs have reported positive economic news amid what has been a dreadful start to 2014 for many venues.

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Inactive handicap system is scrapped

Inactive handicap system is scrapped 11

🕔11:17, 6.Feb 2014

The controversial England Golf system that meant some golfers had an ‘inactive handicap’ has been scrapped.

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Flooded course closed for seven weeks

Flooded course closed for seven weeks 7

🕔11:01, 5.Feb 2014

A flooded Welsh golf course has been closed for nearly seven weeks because of the heavy rainfall that has hit much of the UK this winter.

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Jungle-themed adventure golf course opens

Jungle-themed adventure golf course opens 3

🕔11:15, 4.Feb 2014

A jungle-themed adventure golf course has opened at a golf venue in Norfolk – the latest adventure golf course to be built to attract more children to the game.

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Slow play and dress code policies working

Slow play and dress code policies working 7

🕔11:47, 3.Feb 2014

The head of Troon has said both its dress code relaxation and anti slow play policies, introduced in the last 18 months, have so far been successful.

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