From flexible memberships to ‘no slow play golf’, Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly round-up of the biggest stories in the industry.
A local authority has rewarded a golf club that has been at the heart of its community by freezing its rent for the next five years.
When two streams at Enfield GC overflowed, flooding both the course and nearly 200 homes, local authorities devised costly schemes to protect the venue’s neighbours. Fortunately, the club was allowed to embark on an affordable alternative drainage solution, which has achieved all its goals.
A Hampshire golf club has had to pay for the clearance and disposal of rubbish that was dumped by its entrance.
Muirfield has confirmed it is to hold its second vote on allowing women to become members in less than a year.
A prolific burglar who’s been linked with at least two robberies at golf clubs has been jailed for two years.
A London golf club has become the first in the UK to be officially branded as a venue where golfers can play a round quickly.
An 18-hole Sussex golf club that has suffered ‘significant financial loss’ in recent years is set to convert to nine holes and build 130 homes in order to secure its future.
Golfing legend John Jacobs OBE, described as the father of modern day golf, has died at the age of 91.
A 36-hole golf club in Northamptonshire has merged with a local hotel it had previously had disputes with in order to make both businesses stronger.