Sponsored feature: Changing the changing rooms at Alloa GC

Sponsored feature: Changing the changing rooms at Alloa GC 1 Updated

🕔21:44, 30.Sep 2017

The historic Scottish golf club is one of the first to adopt Ready Golf to tackle slow play and has invested in a stunning new changing room.

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Closed-down golf club could re-open in 2018

Closed-down golf club could re-open in 2018 0

🕔15:58, 29.Sep 2017

A Leicestershire golf club that closed down last year could re-open next year as a major holiday golfing destination.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in September

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in September 0

🕔08:08, 29.Sep 2017

From golf courses being the location of air ambulances to world record attempts for par five holes, the editor of The Golf Business, Alistair Dunsmuir, charts his monthly top three trends.

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Golf Union of Wales rebrands as Wales Golf

Golf Union of Wales rebrands as Wales Golf 0

🕔16:49, 27.Sep 2017

The body that runs amateur golf in Wales has decided to change its name as part of a major rebranding exercise.

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Golf club staff tied up and threatened with gun

Golf club staff tied up and threatened with gun 0

🕔15:27, 26.Sep 2017

Staff at Blackwell Range Golf Club in Durham have been tied up and threatened with a shotgun and a hammer by armed robbers.

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Meet the head greenkeeper (who also runs the entire golf club)

Meet the head greenkeeper (who also runs the entire golf club) 2 Updated

🕔11:04, 26.Sep 2017

Rob Wiles is a bit different to most course managers: he’s also a director of the company that owns Cottingham Parks Golf Club and Leisure Club in Yorkshire, which makes him his boss’ boss.

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Walking in nature is good for your mental health

Walking in nature is good for your mental health 4

🕔11:56, 25.Sep 2017

Walking in nature is an effective way to help treat a number of mental health issues such as stress and depression, according to a BBC documentary.

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Musselburgh could become latest foreign-owned golf club

Musselburgh could become latest foreign-owned golf club 1

🕔13:11, 22.Sep 2017

The world’s oldest golf course, Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course, could be partly owned by a Chinese businessman, according to newspaper reports.

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How one club markets the health benefits of golf

How one club markets the health benefits of golf 1 Updated

🕔10:09, 22.Sep 2017

Here is the message Stapleford Park in Leicestershire tells its local community about why playing golf is good for them.

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Watch this amazing video of a golfer completing a par 5 hole

Watch this amazing video of a golfer completing a par 5 hole 1

🕔12:05, 21.Sep 2017

A physical education teacher has broken the world record for how quickly he completed a par 5 hole that’s more than 500 yards long.

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Sponsored feature: Generating income from outdoor furniture

Sponsored feature: Generating income from outdoor furniture 1

🕔23:28, 20.Sep 2017

AEL Outdoor Solutions is the UK’s leading provider of outdoor furniture and solutions for golf club patios, terraces and garden areas. Golf clubs of any size can choose from a wide selection of tables, chairs, umbrellas, awnings, screens, planters, decking

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Golf course set to have its own helipad

Golf course set to have its own helipad 0

🕔11:20, 20.Sep 2017

An Essex golf club is set to become an even more pivotal member of its local community because it will be the location for the local air ambulance’s landing base.

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In their own words: BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton

In their own words: BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton 1

🕔11:47, 19.Sep 2017

The chief executive of the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the role greenskeepers play at major tournaments

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Volunteering to help golfers is good for you

Volunteering to help golfers is good for you 3

🕔11:43, 19.Sep 2017

A new study on physical, social and mental health has found that people who volunteer to help the golf industry can experience the sort of benefits expected from therapy and medication.

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GolfSixes worked at getting youngsters to play golf this summer

GolfSixes worked at getting youngsters to play golf this summer 1

🕔11:37, 18.Sep 2017

A pilot project at a number of golf clubs where children could play golf under the ‘GolfSixes’ format has been a success, a charity has stated.

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Meet the manager: Blairgowrie GC’s 31-year-old leader, Steven Morgan

Meet the manager: Blairgowrie GC’s 31-year-old leader, Steven Morgan 3

🕔10:24, 16.Sep 2017

The Scottish golf club’s managing secretary talks about how he became manager of a prestigious and traditional private members’ club, the work being done to recruit more junior golfers and the five-year plan the club has

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More women than men play golf in this European country

More women than men play golf in this European country 0

🕔12:46, 13.Sep 2017

For the first time ever a European country has reported that more women were members of its golf clubs than men in 2016.

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Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards

Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards 0

🕔11:16, 13.Sep 2017

Nick Machin and Angus Roberts have been named as winners of the 2017 Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.

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This is what it’s like being a lady golfer

This is what it’s like being a lady golfer 3

🕔10:18, 13.Sep 2017

Most female golfers enjoy playing with men, but that doesn’t mean every male golfer gets everything right. Here, Sarah Forrest details the nine bugbears she has experienced when playing with men

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Scottish Open led to huge benefits for Ayrshire economy

Scottish Open led to huge benefits for Ayrshire economy 0

🕔12:05, 12.Sep 2017

The men’s and women’s Scottish Opens, both held at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire this July, led to significant benefits for the local economy.

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Watson quits European Tour to pursue business studies

Watson quits European Tour to pursue business studies 0

🕔11:45, 11.Sep 2017

A professional golfer has quit the Ladies European Tour (LET) citing concerns about gender pay gap issues and instead will study business at university.

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Data protection legislation is changing: This is how it will affect you

Data protection legislation is changing: This is how it will affect you 0 Updated

🕔10:39, 10.Sep 2017

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association looks at the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which will take effect on May 25, 2018. What do they mean for golf clubs?

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Sponsored feature: Acumen Highspeed leading the way with legislative compliance

Sponsored feature: Acumen Highspeed leading the way with legislative compliance 0

🕔21:09, 9.Sep 2017

A look at how Acumen Waste Services can help golf clubs now it has acquired Highspeed Group

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Scottish golf clubs could be hit by major business rates changes

Scottish golf clubs could be hit by major business rates changes 0

🕔14:50, 8.Sep 2017

A proposal to change the way organisations in Scotland pay business rates could have a major impact on the golf industry.

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Meet the PGA pro and qualified referee: Charles Dernie

Meet the PGA pro and qualified referee: Charles Dernie 1 Updated

🕔12:31, 7.Sep 2017

He was the first British PGA member to referee a major championship in the USA, has been the head professional at Blairgowrie Golf Club for 20 years. He explains how a club make the game more appealing

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Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country?

Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country? 1

🕔12:14, 6.Sep 2017

England’s total domination of the number of people per country in Europe who play golf is under threat for the first time since records began.

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£3.5m Roxburghe back on the market after sale falls through

£3.5m Roxburghe back on the market after sale falls through 1

🕔12:46, 5.Sep 2017

Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course in the Scottish Borders is back on the market after its sale to a leisure group fell through.

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