Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in June

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in June 0

🕔06:19, 30.Jun 2017

From the lowering age of golf club managers to the new trend of holiday park operators buying golf clubs, The Golf Business editor, Alistair Dunsmuir, reviews the big changes in June.

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Meet the pro: Matthew Paget from Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

Meet the pro: Matthew Paget from Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔06:25, 29.Jun 2017

The club’s head professional tells us how his team have helped the club recruit new members – and retain existing ones.

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Most golf clubs are not aware of new data protection rules

Most golf clubs are not aware of new data protection rules 0

🕔13:02, 28.Jun 2017

Most golf clubs are unaware of data protection laws that come into effect in 2018 – even though the maximum fine for breaching them could put them out of business.

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Bolton Council receives planning application for £240m golf club

Bolton Council receives planning application for £240m golf club 0

🕔13:09, 27.Jun 2017

A Manchester development company has submitted a planning application to build a £240 million golf club which it hopes will host the Ryder Cup.

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£1.25 million golf club saved at last minute

£1.25 million golf club saved at last minute 0

🕔12:27, 26.Jun 2017

A £1.25 million Worcestershire golf club has been saved just days before it was due to close down.

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Industry leader: Jim Croxton

Industry leader: Jim Croxton 0 Updated

🕔09:19, 25.Jun 2017

The chief executive of the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the growth of his organisation.

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Ramside GC installs grass covered buggy shelter

Ramside GC installs grass covered buggy shelter 0 Updated

🕔07:25, 23.Jun 2017

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in Durham has installed an innovative grass covered shelter for its range of buggies.

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Sponsored feature: Insurance Premium Tax rises to 12% – time to shop around!

Sponsored feature: Insurance Premium Tax rises to 12% – time to shop around! 0 Updated

🕔07:13, 22.Jun 2017

Is it time your golf club shopped around for a better insurance coverage deal?

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Justin Rose is wary of shorter formats of golf

Justin Rose is wary of shorter formats of golf 0

🕔14:30, 21.Jun 2017

World number 13 golfer, and Olympic champion, Justin Rose, has surprised the golf world by warning against a move to shorter versions of golf than 18 holes.

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Newey becomes first European golf manager to achieve ‘CCE’ status

Newey becomes first European golf manager to achieve ‘CCE’ status 0

🕔12:45, 20.Jun 2017

The chief executive of Roehampton Club, Marc Newey, has become the first European to be awarded Certified Chief Executive (CCE) status – a global hallmark of professionalism.

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London Golf Club markets itself in Canary Wharf mall

London Golf Club markets itself in Canary Wharf mall 0

🕔14:54, 19.Jun 2017

Kent-based European Tour Destination, London Golf Club, has been praised for innovative marketing by showcasing its services within London’s business district in Canary Wharf.

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Club profile: Knighton Heath Golf Club

Club profile: Knighton Heath Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔08:03, 19.Jun 2017

The Dorset club has a fascinating history and, now with a strategic plan to upgrade the clubhouse and course, its future could be just as interesting.

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Legal matters: Cyber security in golf clubs

Legal matters: Cyber security in golf clubs 0 Updated

🕔17:52, 16.Jun 2017

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association highlights some of the key business issues concerning cyber security.

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The Club Company buys third golf club in 18 months

The Club Company buys third golf club in 18 months 0

🕔15:27, 16.Jun 2017

A golf operator has bought its third golf club in 18 months as its chief executive states it is on an ‘acquisition strategy’.

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Wentworth issues extraordinary rulebook to its members

Wentworth issues extraordinary rulebook to its members 0

🕔14:55, 15.Jun 2017

Members of one of the world’s most famous golf clubs have been told they could be expelled from their club if they publicly criticise it or its owner.

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Sponsored feature: A brilliant way to market your golf club

Sponsored feature: A brilliant way to market your golf club 0 Updated

🕔08:04, 15.Jun 2017

People don’t just want to read about something any more, they want to see and experience it for themselves, even while sat on their sofa at home.

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Girl golf recruitment campaign is working

Girl golf recruitment campaign is working 0

🕔15:17, 14.Jun 2017

A campaign to get more girls in England playing golf appears to be working, according to England Golf.

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Over 70% believe membership of their local golf club is not good value for money

Over 70% believe membership of their local golf club is not good value for money 0

🕔12:58, 13.Jun 2017

A new survey of people’s attitudes towards their local golf club has found that the vast majority do not believe membership would be good value for money.

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Meet the manager: Ladybank GC’s Gordon Simpson

Meet the manager: Ladybank GC’s Gordon Simpson 1

🕔17:27, 12.Jun 2017

Gordon talks to The Golf Business about reducing the age profile of the membership, increasing food and beverage revenue despite being in a remote location, outsourcing marketing and how the club works with local tour operators

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128-year-old golf club appoints 31-year-old as manager

128-year-old golf club appoints 31-year-old as manager 1

🕔12:13, 12.Jun 2017

The historic private members’ golf club, Blairgowrie in Scotland, has appointed a 31-year-old as its new managing secretary.

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New tee time reminder service for golfers gets TaylorMade sponsorship

New tee time reminder service for golfers gets TaylorMade sponsorship 0 Updated

🕔07:23, 9.Jun 2017

A new firm that offers tee time SMS reminders to golfers on the day before they are due to play golf has received backing from golf equipment giant TaylorMade.

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More than 200 men diagnosed with cancer thanks to screening at club

More than 200 men diagnosed with cancer thanks to screening at club 0

🕔12:18, 8.Jun 2017

A Shropshire club that began testing men for prostate cancer in 2009 has said more than 200 have been diagnosed in the last eight years.

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Another golf club launches free membership for children policy

Another golf club launches free membership for children policy 0

🕔16:09, 7.Jun 2017

Oxford Golf Club has become the latest UK golf club to offer a free membership policy for children.

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Michael Braidwood leaves CMAE for Qatar

Michael Braidwood leaves CMAE for Qatar 0

🕔15:28, 6.Jun 2017

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has announced that Michael Braidwood CCM is to resume his career as a golf club manager after completing a three-year tenure as the association’s director of education.

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Oxford University golf club may relocate

Oxford University golf club may relocate 2

🕔12:03, 6.Jun 2017

A golf club which has land owned by two Oxford University colleges as well as Oxford University Press could relocate to make way for more than 2,000 homes.

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World number 17 golfer joins Bucks club

World number 17 golfer joins Bucks club 0

🕔15:11, 5.Jun 2017

The current 17th best golfer in the world, Tyrrell Hatton, has joined his local golf club, Stoke Park Country Club, as a member.

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Golf club profile: Alnmouth GC

Golf club profile: Alnmouth GC 0

🕔06:10, 5.Jun 2017

England’s fourth oldest golf club – which still has a popular dormy house – has a rolling programme of refurbishment.

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