Will these four counties experience a rise in junior golfers?

Will these four counties experience a rise in junior golfers? 0

🕔11:48, 31.Aug 2017

Four English counties have been selected to work on a project over the next two years to get more juniors involved in golf.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August 2

🕔15:02, 30.Aug 2017

From the growing trend of sprinting around the golf course to the best marketing news the game could have hoped for, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reveals his top three industry stories this month

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World’s fifth oldest golf course renamed for marketing drive

World’s fifth oldest golf course renamed for marketing drive 8

🕔11:22, 29.Aug 2017

One of the oldest golf courses in the world will be renamed as part of a clever marketing drive.

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Bernard Gallacher’s daughter marries Russell Brand

Bernard Gallacher’s daughter marries Russell Brand 0

🕔10:34, 29.Aug 2017

The daughter of the former European Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher, Laura, has married the comedian and activist Russell Brand.

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Meet the course manager: Simon Bell-Tye

Meet the course manager: Simon Bell-Tye 1 Updated

🕔07:28, 28.Aug 2017

Simon is the course manager of Skylark Golf & Country Club in Hampshire. He talks about the major bunker refurbishment his team carried out, plus his attitude to tree management

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BGIA calls for UK-wide adoption of strategy to tackle slow play

BGIA calls for UK-wide adoption of strategy to tackle slow play 5

🕔08:08, 25.Aug 2017

The powerful British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) has called on every golf association in the UK to adopt The R&A’s programme ‘Ready Golf’, in a bid to tackle slow play.

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Sponsored feature: cloud-based software golf clubs

Sponsored feature: cloud-based software golf clubs 0 Updated

🕔22:53, 24.Aug 2017

As the pace of software innovation is changing more rapidly than ever, the need to guide and support golf club customers through all the changes is reinforced.

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BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business

BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:22, 23.Aug 2017

The executive chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), Philip Morley, has agreed to write a semi-regular column for The Golf Business.

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Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course

Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course 0

🕔16:32, 22.Aug 2017

A multi-million project to remove a UK wall that was built to stop British forces invading could have a devastating effect on a nearby golf club.

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Another golf club opens up a vineyard

Another golf club opens up a vineyard 0

🕔12:27, 22.Aug 2017

A Spanish golf club has become the latest in Europe to open up an on-site vineyard.

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Golf reduces risk of heart disease by 30%

Golf reduces risk of heart disease by 30% 1

🕔13:17, 21.Aug 2017

It’s official, golf is good for you: A major study has found that people who play the game regularly are 30 per cent less likely to experience coronary heart disease than those who don’t.

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Meet the PGA pro: Nike Golf brand ambassador Matt Antell

Meet the PGA pro: Nike Golf brand ambassador Matt Antell 0 Updated

🕔06:09, 21.Aug 2017

Matt is a PGA Performance Coach who works with England Golf and Surrey Golf, and delivers the Hugh Marr Performance Systems for the Surrey Golf Lab, which he launched, at Reigate Hill GC

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Club profile: Wellingborough Golf Club

Club profile: Wellingborough Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔07:01, 18.Aug 2017

The Northamptonshire club discovered that old statues it acquired were made for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey – and has since sold them for millions

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100-year-old tells ITV: ‘Golf has prolonged my life’

100-year-old tells ITV: ‘Golf has prolonged my life’ 1

🕔17:22, 17.Aug 2017

A 100-year-old man who plays golf twice a week has been profiled on ITV News – and he says the game has prolonged his life.

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Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes?

Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes? 2

🕔11:22, 16.Aug 2017

A number of golf clubs have been trialing ‘SpeedGolf’ – where golfers run between holes as scores are calculated by the number of shots and the time taken to complete the round.

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This golf club is officially junior friendly

This golf club is officially junior friendly 0

🕔14:18, 15.Aug 2017

A golf club in Staffordshire has become the 100th in England to achieve ‘GolfMark’ status – which means it has passed criteria for how welcoming it is to beginners and juniors.

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Legal matters: Fracking on the golf course

Legal matters: Fracking on the golf course 9 Updated

🕔06:58, 15.Aug 2017

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association looks at the financial and legal ramifications of allowing a fracking company to mine for energy on land the golf club owns. 

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Why have Italian golf clubs seen a 25% rise in green fees since 2015?

Why have Italian golf clubs seen a 25% rise in green fees since 2015? 0

🕔12:12, 14.Aug 2017

A project that promotes golf tourism to Italy has said the country’s golf clubs have seen a stunning 25 per cent rise in green fee income from foreigners in just the last two years.

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App for golf club members to launch

App for golf club members to launch 13 Updated

🕔06:25, 13.Aug 2017

The same company that launched the HowDidiDo app for golfers, which has already had over 100,000 downloads, is launching an app for members of golf clubs, which should dramatically reduce managers’ admin time

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Scottish Golf calls on members to support changes

Scottish Golf calls on members to support changes 1

🕔06:18, 13.Aug 2017

Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds is urging members to support changes to the governing body’s financial structure that he believes will create significant investment to the grassroots game in Scotland

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Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club

Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club 4

🕔16:44, 11.Aug 2017

A group of travellers have issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.

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Visitors can now register to visit SALTEX for free

Visitors can now register to visit SALTEX for free 0

🕔18:21, 10.Aug 2017

Visitors can now register to attend the turf management event SALTEX 2017 for free.

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How to get more children playing golf at your facility

How to get more children playing golf at your facility 2 Updated

🕔06:20, 10.Aug 2017

Clubs are working hard to attract more juniors. Steve Jackson, who works with organisations that boost junior participation, details what is particularly successful at getting youngsters on the course

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Golf participation in the UK slows – but still growing

Golf participation in the UK slows – but still growing 0

🕔12:16, 8.Aug 2017

The latest research on golf participation in the UK has found that more people played the game in April, May and June this year than in 2016.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 0

🕔08:30, 8.Aug 2017

The chief executive of the Golf Union of Wales writes about the work that went on behind the scenes to help grown the game at the Seniors Open Championship

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Sir Henry Cotton’s home receives blue plaque

Sir Henry Cotton’s home receives blue plaque 5

🕔07:33, 8.Aug 2017

Three-time Open winner Sir Henry Cotton has become the first golfer in history to have a ‘blue plaque’ installed in a home he lived in.

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Greenkeeper fighting for life after being crushed by tree

Greenkeeper fighting for life after being crushed by tree 0

🕔13:39, 7.Aug 2017

A greenkeeper at a Southampton golf course is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a 40 foot tree fell on him during high winds.

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