From how the weak pound is proving to be of worth to golf clubs to why a small blue butterfly spells a PR victory for the golf industry, October was a fascinating month for the UK golf industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir.
England Golf’s biennial research into the state of the nation’s golf club industry has found a large rise in the age of members of golf clubs in just two years.
At least four golf clubs have announced they are closing or have closed in the space of a few days as many venues are continuing to struggle in the current economic climate.
With more golf clubs closing down this autumn, Edwalton Golf Centre in Nottingham has been told its future has been secured until at least 2025.
The largest-ever programme of education at a turf industry event in Europe has been unveiled by BIGGA.
A Sussex golf club has come up with a unique way to increase its revenue streams – it is going to convert a quarter of its golf course land into a vineyard.
A study of people who work in Britain’s leisure and hospitality industry has found that nearly half have suffered an injury at work and more than two thirds claim their working environment to be a health and safety hazard.
A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.
Six Derbyshire golf clubs have set up a group so they can work together to attract people to join and visit their clubs – and have already secured government funding for what they’re doing.
The fall in the strength of the pound as a result of Brexit appears to be having a positive effect on the UK’s most prestigious golf clubs, especially in Scotland.