Here are the top three things I learnt about the industry in March

Here are the top three things I learnt about the industry in March 0

🕔17:52, 31.Mar 2016

From what can be learnt from a study looking into the effect green speeds have on pace of play of rounds of golf to the latest survey on the financial strength of the industry, Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly update.

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Why partitioning your clubhouse can bring in extra revenue for the golf club

Why partitioning your clubhouse can bring in extra revenue for the golf club 0

🕔09:55, 31.Mar 2016

Functions such as weddings are a superb way for golf clubs to generate extra income, but providing for extra guests in the clubhouse can be a problem for your members. A solution is to partition the clubhouse using stylish glass.

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HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course

HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course 0

🕔10:58, 30.Mar 2016

A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course.

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Former head of the Premier League named chairman of England Golf Partnership

Former head of the Premier League named chairman of England Golf Partnership 0

🕔10:23, 29.Mar 2016

The man who was the general secretary of the Premier League until 2015 has been appointed as the independent chairman of the England Golf Partnership, a body that’s main aim is to grow participation in golf.

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Golf club launches discount deal for emergency services

Golf club launches discount deal for emergency services 0

🕔06:57, 25.Mar 2016

A Scottish golf club has launched an innovative green fee deal with local emergency services that should result in a number of public sector workers playing more of the game at the venue.

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Making green speeds faster actually slows a golf round down

Making green speeds faster actually slows a golf round down 7

🕔15:45, 23.Mar 2016

A significant study on golf green speeds has found that making the surface faster actually increases the length of time for golfers to play a round on that course.

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Golf club awarded more than £100k in five years

Golf club awarded more than £100k in five years 0

🕔17:41, 22.Mar 2016

A golf club in Durham has been awarded more than £100,000 in the last five years from a mixture of the National Lottery and its local authority to invest in providing for its local community.

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Golf club’s changing room could be turned into a brewery

Golf club’s changing room could be turned into a brewery 0

🕔14:27, 21.Mar 2016

A golf club in Wigan could have its changing room and toilets converted into a micro-brewery, and its pro shop turned into a visitor centre, amid plans drawn up by the local council.

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Wentworth backs down in membership dispute

Wentworth backs down in membership dispute 1

🕔16:04, 18.Mar 2016

Reignwood Group, the owner of Wentworth Club, has backed down in the extraordinary dispute with members in which they were told they would have to pay a £100,000 debenture and more than three quarters of them would be culled.

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Huge rise in golf clubs reporting growth in last five years

Huge rise in golf clubs reporting growth in last five years 0

🕔12:44, 17.Mar 2016

The number of British private members’ golf clubs that have reported financial growth has shot up from just a third in 2011 to well over a half according to a new survey.

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National press reveal Gerrard denied golf club membership

National press reveal Gerrard denied golf club membership 0

🕔11:54, 15.Mar 2016

A prestigious Merseyside golf club has reportedly refused former England football captain Steven Gerrard membership because of his reputation off the pitch.

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454-year-old Scottish golf course is ‘sinking into the sea’

454-year-old Scottish golf course is ‘sinking into the sea’ 0

🕔12:10, 14.Mar 2016

The board of Montrose Golf Links has come up with an action plan to stop the world’s fifth oldest links course from sinking into the sea due to coastal erosion.

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US businessman donates millions to Scotland’s charities because he loved the country’s golf courses

US businessman donates millions to Scotland’s charities because he loved the country’s golf courses 0

🕔14:41, 11.Mar 2016

An American businessman who was a member of five Scottish golf clubs has given £2 million to the country’s charities because he fell in love with its golf courses.

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Housebuilders are showing huge demand for golf courses

Housebuilders are showing huge demand for golf courses 0

🕔11:52, 10.Mar 2016

Some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders are stating that golf courses are currently in huge demand as an economic report calls for some of the country’s clubs to be sold off to property firms.

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At least 6 golf clubs report vandalism to their courses

At least 6 golf clubs report vandalism to their courses 1

🕔11:46, 8.Mar 2016

At least six golf clubs have experienced extreme vandalism to their courses in the last few weeks.

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Scottish Golf loses its CEO Hamish Grey

Scottish Golf loses its CEO Hamish Grey 3

🕔11:15, 7.Mar 2016

Hamish Grey, who has led Scottish Golf in one form or another since 1998, is to leave the organisation, its new board has announced.

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LSE report: Deprived youngsters put off all sports due to cost

LSE report: Deprived youngsters put off all sports due to cost 1

🕔14:16, 4.Mar 2016

Young people from deprived areas tend not to play golf because of the costs involved, according to new research from the London School of Economics.

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Trolley producer not liable for major clubhouse fire

Trolley producer not liable for major clubhouse fire 0

🕔15:20, 3.Mar 2016

A golf club that blamed a major clubhouse fire on a ‘defective’ electric trolley has failed in its action to win more than half a million pounds of damages from the company that produces it.

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Pregnant cow from farm 18 miles away found on golf course

Pregnant cow from farm 18 miles away found on golf course 0

🕔11:47, 2.Mar 2016

A farmer has recounted the astonishing story of how a member of staff at Eden Golf Club in Cumbria found one of his pregnant cows on the course – after she had been swept 18 miles along a river.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 0

🕔14:55, 1.Mar 2016

From the benefits of increasing hole cup sizes to improving a golf club’s marketing infrastructure, the industry had a surprisingly good February, as Golf Club Management’s editor Alistair Dunsmuir discovered

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