New golf course to be twice as big as previously thought

New golf course to be twice as big as previously thought 0

🕔16:30, 29.Feb 2016

A new golf course that’s being built near Wolverhampton is set to be twice the size it was originally planned to be.

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Primary school builds a nine-hole golf course

Primary school builds a nine-hole golf course 0

🕔13:54, 26.Feb 2016

A primary school in the Midlands has built a nine-hole golf course in its grounds and put golf on its curriculum, amid feedback that the game is beneficial for young children.

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Second golf club converts entirely to FootGolf

Second golf club converts entirely to FootGolf 0

🕔11:45, 25.Feb 2016

Amid predictions that more than 300 UK golf clubs will offer FootGolf by this time next year, Grimsby Golf Centre has become at least the second golf venue in the last few months to convert entirely to the new sport.

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Future of Windmill Hill GC secured

Future of Windmill Hill GC secured 0

🕔13:15, 24.Feb 2016

Windmill Hill Golf Club, which saw its membership drop from 600 in 2000 to 131 in 2010, has had its future secured after a management company took on its operation as part of a ten-year deal and pledged to invest in the venue.

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Golf clubs in Durham report huge rise in members

Golf clubs in Durham report huge rise in members 0

🕔12:06, 22.Feb 2016

Golf clubs in Durham have collectively seen a large increase in male members in the last year, bucking the national trend and encouraging the industry to take notice to see what has worked.

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Mainstream media warns that golf is still elitist

Mainstream media warns that golf is still elitist 4

🕔13:11, 19.Feb 2016

Two of Britain’s biggest media outlets have both reported on golf’s participation problems in the last few days, as four clubs have now closed this month.

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These historic golf clubs have all appointed women at the top for the first time ever

These historic golf clubs have all appointed women at the top for the first time ever 1

🕔14:57, 17.Feb 2016

Several historic golf clubs have all appointed women to key roles, such as captain, president and head professional, running their venues for the first time ever.

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Golf Union of Ireland treasurer: “We have reached rock bottom”

Golf Union of Ireland treasurer: “We have reached rock bottom” 0

🕔14:40, 16.Feb 2016

The Golfing Union of Ireland’s (GUI) honorary treasurer has said the country’s golf industry has reached “rock bottom” as new figures show clubs have lost more than a quarter of their members since 2010.

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Wentworth members threaten legal action over fee hike

Wentworth members threaten legal action over fee hike 4

🕔14:30, 15.Feb 2016

Members of Wentworth Club have formed an action group to block plans to reduce the number of members and massively increase the rates they pay, and have threatened legal action against their own club’s owner.

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How to market your club to boost member retention

How to market your club to boost member retention 0 Updated

🕔03:49, 13.Feb 2016

The lifeblood of many golf clubs is built around member retention, so marketing to your existing members is a sensible idea. One way to do that is via a benefits package that could also bring in advertising revenue.

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Sale of painting secures golf club’s future

Sale of painting secures golf club’s future 0

🕔13:58, 12.Feb 2016

The proceeds from the sale of an historic and famous painting at the end of last year are being used to secure the future of England’s oldest golf club.

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Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close

Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close 14

🕔12:40, 11.Feb 2016

The number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the final quarter of 2015 was down significantly on 2014’s levels, as two golf clubs have already closed this month alone.

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The importance of setting up an environmental management system at your golf club

The importance of setting up an environmental management system at your golf club 1

🕔23:50, 10.Feb 2016

Golf Environment Organisation sustainability associate Tony Hanson explains why an environmental management system is not just good for the planet – it could also prevent your golf club from suffering from legal claims

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Fears for golf clubs as drink-driving limit could be cut

Fears for golf clubs as drink-driving limit could be cut 0

🕔13:50, 10.Feb 2016

Golf clubs in England and Wales could be fearing for their futures if proposals to cut the drink-driving limit to Scotland’s level are put in place – a move that was blamed for leading to one venue closing down.

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Bale and Rooney build golf courses in their gardens

Bale and Rooney build golf courses in their gardens 1

🕔12:13, 9.Feb 2016

Arguably Britain’s two most famous footballers have both built a golf course in their gardens in the last few weeks.

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AGCO chair calls for affiliation fee delay

AGCO chair calls for affiliation fee delay 0 Updated

🕔12:05, 8.Feb 2016

The chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) has called for golf unions’ collection of affiliation fees to be delayed until their constitutions are amended.

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Last legal delay over as golf clubs will receive green fee VAT rebate plus interest

Last legal delay over as golf clubs will receive green fee VAT rebate plus interest 0

🕔12:53, 4.Feb 2016

HMRC has decided not to appeal a landmark legal decision concerning the repayment of VAT on green fees at private members’ golf clubs – paving the way for hundreds of clubs to receive large amounts of money this year.

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Here are the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine last month

Here are the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine last month 0 Updated

🕔08:15, 4.Feb 2016

From proof that Bernard Gallacher has saved a life to golf clubs copying the model of Tesco, here are the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt in the last month

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Hole-by-hole flyovers and promotional videos set to continue for 2016

Hole-by-hole flyovers and promotional videos set to continue for 2016 0 Updated

🕔07:29, 4.Feb 2016

Aerial videos filmed from drones flying over the course were one of the hot topics of the British golf industry in 2015 and it’s a trend set to continue into 2016.

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This is the extent of flood devastation one Aberdeen golf club suffered

This is the extent of flood devastation one Aberdeen golf club suffered 0

🕔15:18, 3.Feb 2016

These are the extraordinary images that show how badly Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen was flooded at the end of last year and beginning of 2016.

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The golf clubs building lodges overlooking their courses

The golf clubs building lodges overlooking their courses 0

🕔16:19, 2.Feb 2016

Having a holiday home or lodge built overlooking your golf course could bring in significant income, as several golf clubs are realising

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Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups

Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups 3

🕔14:22, 2.Feb 2016

Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has become the latest golf club to use giant hole cups to attract juniors and beginners to the game.

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Chamber of Commerce women team up with golf club

Chamber of Commerce women team up with golf club 0

🕔12:09, 1.Feb 2016

A Midlands golf club has formed an innovative partnership with local businesswomen which is already helping both parties.

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