Golf participation up for 2015

Golf participation up for 2015 0

🕔15:28, 29.May 2015

The number of golf rounds played in the first quarter of 2015 was up a significant 14 percent compared with 2014, new figures reveal.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in May

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in May 0

🕔11:36, 28.May 2015

From helping your greenkeepers by drinking beer to using an 82-year-old man to showcase why golf club membership is something positively unique, May was a fantastic month for the industry.

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Four historic golf clubs could merge into one due to loss of members

Four historic golf clubs could merge into one due to loss of members 3

🕔11:03, 28.May 2015

Four of the world’s most historic golf clubs, which are all located in the same Scottish town, could merge into one venue because all four have suffered significant drops in members in the last few years.

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Historic Welsh golf club appoints female president

Historic Welsh golf club appoints female president 0

🕔15:37, 27.May 2015

A 109-year-old Welsh golf club has appointed a female president for the first time in its history.

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Cumbrian primary school puts golf on its curriculum

Cumbrian primary school puts golf on its curriculum 0

🕔15:44, 26.May 2015

A primary school in Cumbria has put golf on its curriculum for the next four years thanks to a partnership it has fostered with a local golf club.

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A novel way to birdie the 17th at Sawgrass

A novel way to birdie the 17th at Sawgrass 0

🕔15:05, 22.May 2015

For some, getting single figures on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass is an achievement, but for these two it’s not enough to birdie the hole in the conventional way.

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Club dealing with media storm as greenkeeper is suspended for giving water to animal sanctuary

Club dealing with media storm as greenkeeper is suspended for giving water to animal sanctuary 3

🕔10:54, 21.May 2015

A golf club is dealing with a negative publicity storm after it suspended one of its greenkeepers, after he allowed a neighbouring animal sanctuary to take some of its irrigation water in an emergency.

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Holland now has more female golfers than England

Holland now has more female golfers than England 1

🕔15:18, 20.May 2015

A shocking new survey on European golf participation rates has found that Holland, which only has 203 golf courses, has significantly more female golfers than England, despite it having nearly ten times as many golf venues.

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‘The worst is over for most golf clubs’

‘The worst is over for most golf clubs’ 15

🕔16:43, 19.May 2015

The director of an organisation that markets golf clubs to potential buyers has said that the worst of the financial problems that has beset the industry has come to an end.

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‘Golf club membership keeps me going’ says 82-year-old cancer battling widower

‘Golf club membership keeps me going’ says 82-year-old cancer battling widower 1

🕔15:19, 18.May 2015

An amazing 82-year-old man whose wife recently died, and was himself diagnosed with cancer, has said he is being kept healthy by his golf club membership.

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This golf club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles

This golf club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles 3

🕔10:59, 15.May 2015

The sand in the bunkers of Beauchief Golf Course in Sheffield is now made of recycled glass from beer bottles from the club’s bar.

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19 clubs launch 9-hole loyalty card scheme to tackle slow play

19 clubs launch 9-hole loyalty card scheme to tackle slow play 1

🕔10:18, 14.May 2015

Nineteen golf clubs have launched a radical loyalty card scheme to speed up golf so that it is played in half the time it normally takes.

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Why West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010

Why West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010 0 Updated

🕔03:52, 14.May 2015

West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010. What are the differences or advantages to this approach?

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Giant holes ‘would save golf’ says master greenkeeper

Giant holes ‘would save golf’ says master greenkeeper 5

🕔10:16, 13.May 2015

One of the most respected golf course consultants in the world has become the latest high profile figure to state that increasing the size of hole cups in golf would be hugely beneficial to the game.

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Man ‘with machete and stab wounds’ found by golf course

Man ‘with machete and stab wounds’ found by golf course 0

🕔11:33, 12.May 2015

Golfers at Carrick Knowe Golf Course in Edinburgh found a man covered in stab wounds and possibly with a machete this weekend, by the fourth hole.

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England Golf introduces guide to help golf clubs recruit women

England Golf introduces guide to help golf clubs recruit women 1

🕔13:17, 11.May 2015

England Golf has launched probably the most comprehensive guide ever produced to help golf clubs attract women to their venues.

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Another two golf clubs could close to make way for homes

Another two golf clubs could close to make way for homes 0

🕔11:39, 7.May 2015

Just days after it emerged that two UK golf clubs could close down to be replaced by thousands of homes, another two golf clubs could be set for the same fate.

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Why you should vote today (for your golf club Manager of the Year)

Why you should vote today (for your golf club Manager of the Year) 0

🕔09:54, 7.May 2015

There is only three weeks left to vote for your golf club ‘Manager of the Year’.

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Could you help scientists report an invasive tree disease on your golf course?

Could you help scientists report an invasive tree disease on your golf course? 1

🕔14:31, 6.May 2015

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network, a UK-wide citizen science initiative, is tracking the invasive species and some tree pest diseases affecting golf courses.

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European Tour golfer drives taxi to subsidise income

European Tour golfer drives taxi to subsidise income 0

🕔11:59, 6.May 2015

As two golfers appear on sport’s top ten rich list, one of the UK’s leading professional golfers reveals he drives a taxi to support his family.

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Read this amazing letter from a daughter whose dad died of heart attack on the golf course

Read this amazing letter from a daughter whose dad died of heart attack on the golf course 0

🕔11:46, 5.May 2015

The daughter of a keen golfer and former club secretary who died of a heart attack on the course has written an emotional letter detailing that he went the way he wanted to go.

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