The top 3 things I learnt about golf in April

The top 3 things I learnt about golf in April 1

🕔12:28, 30.Apr 2014

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine this month.

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Golf sees global boom in female participation… with one exception 7

🕔10:21, 30.Apr 2014

The game of golf is seeing a boom in the number of women playing it around the world – with the one notable exception being the UK.

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15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf

15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf 3

🕔10:45, 29.Apr 2014

15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf

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Golf’s ‘elitist’ image to be challenged

Golf’s ‘elitist’ image to be challenged 6

🕔09:39, 28.Apr 2014

Two organisations that are involved in preparing the Open Championship this year are putting together a project to tackle the public’s perception of golf as ‘elitist’.

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European Union funds Welsh golf club

European Union funds Welsh golf club 2

🕔10:56, 25.Apr 2014

Merthyr Tydfil (Cilsanws) Golf Club in Wales has been given £50,000 by the European Union to spend on updating its facilities.

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‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published

‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published 3

🕔10:15, 24.Apr 2014

A new study that aims to help golf clubs and courses retain, attract and grow their customer base has been published.

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Why would someone join a golf club?

Why would someone join a golf club? 8

🕔10:01, 24.Apr 2014

A new survey has revealed that a welcoming atmosphere is the number one reason why somebody relatively new to golf will join a golf club. But what is a ‘welcoming atmosphere’?

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The Turnberry Performance Academy – a golfer’s technological dream?

The Turnberry Performance Academy – a golfer’s technological dream? 0

🕔14:37, 23.Apr 2014

Turnberry Performance Academy

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Historic clubs agree joint memberships

Historic clubs agree joint memberships 2

🕔10:27, 23.Apr 2014

Two golf clubs built before World War One have formed a joint membership deal in a bid to bring new golfers to their venues and retain existing members.

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STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award

STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award 0

🕔14:15, 22.Apr 2014

The STRI has won the ‘Best use of Technology by a Governing Body’ award at the inaugural Sports Technology Awards at The Brewery in London.

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Ryder Cup golf course to tour care homes

Ryder Cup golf course to tour care homes 0

🕔10:04, 22.Apr 2014

A mini golf course is going to be sent on a tour of care homes in central Scotland as part of preparations for this year’s Ryder Cup.

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Full extent of flooding damage revealed

Full extent of flooding damage revealed 3

🕔10:45, 17.Apr 2014

The full extent of the damage and the recovery of the flooding that devastated several golf courses throughout the British Isles this winter is now beginning to emerge.

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Jailed golf club owner angry with council

Jailed golf club owner angry with council 0

🕔10:28, 16.Apr 2014

The owner of Waterstock Golf Club in Oxfordshire has launched an attack on his local council for dumping waste without securing planning permission – something he was jailed for in 2012.

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Thriving club opens ‘family golf course’

Thriving club opens ‘family golf course’ 1

🕔10:02, 14.Apr 2014

A ‘thriving’ golf club that has attracted juniors to its facility is about to open a nine-hole ‘family golf course’ to further boost profits.

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Clubs offering free golf for 2014

Clubs offering free golf for 2014 2

🕔10:31, 11.Apr 2014

At least 29 golf clubs have issued some sort of free golf offer for the first time in their history since the beginning of 2014.

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Emma Clifford is Manager of the Year

Emma Clifford is Manager of the Year 1

🕔11:03, 10.Apr 2014

Emma Clifford, secretary manager of West Essex Golf Club, has been named the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s (GCMA) Manager of the Year for 2014.

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Historic club makes unique free golf proposal

Historic club makes unique free golf proposal 0 Updated

🕔05:11, 8.Apr 2014

An historic private members’ golf club has said it will provide free coaching and free golf for children – but only if one of the world’s leading golfers opens its new junior coaching facility.

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Two more clubs to become housing estates

Two more clubs to become housing estates 1

🕔11:20, 7.Apr 2014

Two more struggling golf clubs are set to be closed down and converted into housing estates.

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Two struggling clubs put up for sale

Two struggling clubs put up for sale 0

🕔10:40, 4.Apr 2014

Two golf courses have been put up for sale as new data suggests that the industry is in recovery.

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Humane ways to control rabbits

Humane ways to control rabbits 0

🕔15:19, 3.Apr 2014

Controlling animals, especially rabbits, is a controversial task. Here, Mimi Bekhechi, associate director at PETA, details that allowing people to shoot the animals at night is ineffective, cruel and can even lead to PR disasters for the golf club. Bounding

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Bigotry call against 50 Scottish golf clubs

Bigotry call against 50 Scottish golf clubs 0

🕔10:24, 3.Apr 2014

A charity that tackles religious bigotry has said that about 50 unnamed golf clubs in Scotland are committing ‘acts of discrimination’ against golfers due to their religious beliefs.

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Golf ‘desperately needs to change its image’

Golf ‘desperately needs to change its image’ 6

🕔10:37, 2.Apr 2014

A golf conference on participation has concluded that the game urgently needs to change its image – as a new survey finds that infrequent golfers are deserting golf and not being replaced.

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Manager of the Year finalist: Simon Smith

Manager of the Year finalist: Simon Smith 0

🕔05:28, 2.Apr 2014

The manager of Aston Wood Golf Club once hit a 382-yard hole-in-one on the course. There cant be too many people like Simon Smith. Formerly England’s heavyweight karate champion, who once fought in Tokyo’s Budokan Temple in the world championships,

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American course goes ‘ball-less’

American course goes ‘ball-less’ 5

🕔04:01, 1.Apr 2014

A golf course in the USA has become the first club in the world to go ‘ball-less’ – golfers play usual rounds on its course but hit a virtual ball rather than a physical one.

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