Two nine-hole golf clubs close down

Two nine-hole golf clubs close down 2

🕔10:26, 31.Mar 2014

Two nine-hole golf clubs in southern England have closed down due to financial difficulties.

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Three things we learnt about the industry in the last month

Three things we learnt about the industry in the last month 1 Updated

🕔07:56, 28.Mar 2014

3. Managing a golf club can throw up some pretty unique issues Most managers have dealt with staffing problems or the need to adapt the business to changing customer demands, but there are few industries where number one on the

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EGP loses £500,000 of public funding

EGP loses £500,000 of public funding 9

🕔11:34, 27.Mar 2014

The England Golf Partnership is to lose £500,000 of public funding because not enough people aged 26 and over have taken up golf in the last year.

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‘Don’t copy Burgess’ plea over women vote

‘Don’t copy Burgess’ plea over women vote 2

🕔11:07, 27.Mar 2014

Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club are being urged not to follow in the footsteps of the Royal Burgess Golfing Society when they have an historic vote on allowing women to join.

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12  nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have

12 nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have 16

🕔07:12, 26.Mar 2014

From rules that are so detailed you need a tape measure in order to play golf to baffling wording, here are 12 genuine dress code policies found on golf clubs’ websites.

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Eco-warriors attack golf club

Eco-warriors attack golf club 5

🕔11:19, 25.Mar 2014

Eco-warriors have torn up four greens at Berkhamsted Golf Club in Hertfordshire because they are angry over the venue’s tree felling policy.

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Manager of the Year finalist: Terry Crump

Manager of the Year finalist: Terry Crump 0

🕔03:24, 25.Mar 2014

Terry had been such a happy member at Harpenden Common Golf Club for so many years that he asked to receive no salary when he was appointed manager. It’s hard enough planning a new clubhouse project on its own, but how

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Majority of clubs still not seeing growth

Majority of clubs still not seeing growth 1

🕔11:38, 24.Mar 2014

A survey of golf clubs finds more than half saw no growth last year and private members’ clubs in particular are continuing to fail to recruit women.

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England Golf joins anti wind turbines campaign

England Golf joins anti wind turbines campaign 10

🕔11:44, 21.Mar 2014

England Golf has thrown its support behind Shrewsbury Golf Club’s opposition to two wind turbines being built nearby, saying they have a negative effect on golfers and golf clubs.

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Golfers set to fail if they sue clubs over VAT

Golfers set to fail if they sue clubs over VAT 3

🕔11:45, 20.Mar 2014

Golfers are unlikely to be successful if they take action against golf clubs for not paying them back the overpaid VAT they paid, one of the UK’s leading tax experts has said.

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Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat 2

🕔11:38, 19.Mar 2014

Golf clubs have been warned to make sure the pesticides they use are legal after a Hampshire venue has been threatened with a six-figure fine.

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The golf courses that could fall into the sea

The golf courses that could fall into the sea 11

🕔12:33, 18.Mar 2014

As both Montrose Golf Links and Caldy Golf Club bring in measures to deal with coastal erosion, we look at some of the UK golf courses that are in danger of falling into the sea.

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Manager of the Year finalist: James Washington

Manager of the Year finalist: James Washington 3

🕔03:21, 18.Mar 2014

James lives at Bradford Golf Club – which means he has had knocks on his door at every hour from members – usually needing access to possessions. Having been named manager of a highly regarded, top 10 Yorkshire golf club in

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£20m family centre to open in Derbyshire

£20m family centre to open in Derbyshire 4

🕔11:49, 17.Mar 2014

A £20m new golf course aimed at families is set to open in Derbyshire in less than a year’s time.

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Snooker deal helps people with special needs

Snooker deal helps people with special needs 0

🕔12:03, 14.Mar 2014

A Suffolk golf club has launched a unique partnership with a snooker club in order to teach golf to people with disabilities.

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Golf club burglars jailed after GCM appeal

Golf club burglars jailed after GCM appeal 5

🕔11:49, 13.Mar 2014

Two burglars who stole more than £750,000-worth of equipment from the lockers of more than 60 golf clubs in 17 counties have been jailed for a total of eight years.

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The R&A ‘likely to end men-only award’ 4

🕔11:16, 12.Mar 2014

The R&A will decide shortly on whether it will continue awarding Open Championships to be hosted by men-only golf clubs, after criticism from a key sponsor.

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One golf club closes every two days in USA 9

🕔11:36, 11.Mar 2014

A golf club is closing down in the USA at a rate of approximately one every two days, according to new data.

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Manager of the Year finalist: Michael Rutter

Manager of the Year finalist: Michael Rutter 0 Updated

🕔03:17, 11.Mar 2014

Michael went from member to chairman to manager of Ryton Golf Club within just a few months. Ryton GC is the perfect example of how a good manager and a successful marketing strategy can turn a club’s fortunes around. In January

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UK’s most exclusive golf club wins legal row

UK’s most exclusive golf club wins legal row 12

🕔11:31, 10.Mar 2014

A club that aims to be the most exclusive golf club in Britain has won a legal battle against St Andrews Links Trust to use the words ‘St Andrews’ as part of its name.

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Local authorities relinquish more golf clubs 3

🕔11:04, 6.Mar 2014

At least two more municipal golf clubs have been handed over or closed down by their local authorities since the start of this year.

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Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod 1

🕔16:31, 5.Mar 2014

Nestled within 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing destinations; its Brabazon course having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The venue, headquarters of the PGA, has two

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Camberley Heath to build homes by course

Camberley Heath to build homes by course 0

🕔11:12, 5.Mar 2014

Camberley Heath GC has become the latest golf club that will build homes by its course.

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Clubs urged to end bans on mobile phones

Clubs urged to end bans on mobile phones 13

🕔11:42, 4.Mar 2014

England Golf is calling on clubs to relax dress codes and restrictions on mobile phones, offer flexible membership options and make golf affordable to try in a bid to reverse economic problems.

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Manager of the Year finalist: Trevor Atkinson

Manager of the Year finalist: Trevor Atkinson 3

🕔03:13, 4.Mar 2014

During one period of heavy snowfall at his home 40 miles away, the Filton Golf Club manager slept on a blow-up mattress in the office for three nights in a row. If Trevor Atkinson isn’t careful, he will earn a reputation

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Average golf club gave £7K to charity in 2013

Average golf club gave £7K to charity in 2013 3

🕔13:13, 3.Mar 2014

UK golf clubs collectively gave more than £18 million to charities in 2013, with the average club donating more than £7,000 to good causes, according to a new survey.

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