Club profile: Bamburgh Castle GC

Club profile: Bamburgh Castle GC 0 Updated

🕔22:16, 31.Oct 2017

The scenic venue, set among the dunes overlooking the North Sea, is a Site of Special Scientific interest, and it has now modernised both its men’s and ladies’ changing rooms

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Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result

Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result 11

🕔15:38, 31.Oct 2017

A major study on the golf industry has found that golf clubs would achieve much more if they focussed on retaining members rather than recruiting new ones.

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

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in October 0

🕔07:03, 31.Oct 2017

In his monthly review of the industry, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the introduction of shot clocks and the funding issues with Scottish Golf

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Reesink launches turfcare training courses for 2018

Reesink launches turfcare training courses for 2018 0

🕔05:22, 29.Oct 2017

2018 dates for Reesink Turfcare’s industry-leading courses have been announced. For the first time the guide is accessible online only, with bookings taking place now.

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Golf Environment Organisation revamps its digital offering

Golf Environment Organisation revamps its digital offering 0

🕔13:04, 27.Oct 2017

The online program, OnCourse, which helps golf clubs manage their facility in the most sustainable way possible, has been significantly upgraded.

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Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months

Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months 0

🕔13:01, 26.Oct 2017

Scottish Golf has decided to delay its controversial vote on increasing affiliation fees until March in order to extend the consultation period with golfers and clubs.

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Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head

Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head 0

🕔12:17, 26.Oct 2017

A UK golf club has paid out £125,000 to a man who was hit on the head by a golf ball when he was a teenage golfer at the club 10 years ago.

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Golf club manager joins growing bunker specialist

Golf club manager joins growing bunker specialist 4

🕔14:39, 25.Oct 2017

A master greenkeeper who is also the manager of a golf club has joined a synthetic golf bunker specialist that is expanding rapidly.

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Golf IT firm Open Solutions acquired in major deal

Golf IT firm Open Solutions acquired in major deal 0

🕔13:29, 25.Oct 2017

Major clubhouse technology supplier to the golf industry, Open Solutions, has been acquired by Simon Kimble, the investor who took over MH Systems three years ago.

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Meet the course manager: Simon Osborne

Meet the course manager: Simon Osborne 0 Updated

🕔10:09, 25.Oct 2017

He explains how Cuddington Golf Club has removed 99 per cent of the leylandi planted after the Great Storm of 1987 and what his team has done to reduce disease

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Major changes for club that nearly closed down

Major changes for club that nearly closed down 1

🕔15:11, 24.Oct 2017

A golf club that was saved from closure at the last minute this summer – having already announced it was shutting down – has said it now has big plans ahead.

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Club uses scaffolding as a tee for construction industry competition

Club uses scaffolding as a tee for construction industry competition 1

🕔12:42, 23.Oct 2017

A Kent golf club has shown creativity for a competition involving workers from the construction industry with, for example, hard hats used as tee markers.

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Meet the LET golfer turned golf club manager

Meet the LET golfer turned golf club manager 1

🕔11:59, 21.Oct 2017

Sarah Heath explains how the skills she learnt both on tour and at major golf groups can be used for managing a golf facility, plus how to attract members in an area densely populated with golf clubs

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Customer service is reason why golf club is thriving

Customer service is reason why golf club is thriving 0

🕔13:23, 20.Oct 2017

A Lincolnshire golf club that says its revenue is outperforming its competitors says the growth is due to customer service and investing in itself.

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Lee Westwood supports shot clocks to speed up slow play

Lee Westwood supports shot clocks to speed up slow play 1

🕔11:34, 19.Oct 2017

The former world number one golfer, Lee Westwood, has said he wants to see a shot clock introduced for major golf tournaments.

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Meet the head PGA professional: Royal Aberdeen’s David Ross

Meet the head PGA professional: Royal Aberdeen’s David Ross 0 Updated

🕔13:23, 18.Oct 2017

David talks about how his role has changed in the last three decades, preparation for prestigious events and making the most from the pro shop

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Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf

Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf 2

🕔16:08, 17.Oct 2017

The chief executive of Scottish Golf, Blane Dodds, has resigned and will take on the same role at Tennis Scotland.

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Golf ball catch systems company profile: Pro-Fit Net Installations

Golf ball catch systems company profile: Pro-Fit Net Installations 3 Updated

🕔22:21, 16.Oct 2017

Pro-Fit Net Installations is one of the most experienced installers of ball catch systems in the UK with the key staff having over 25 years of personal experience each.

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BGT finalist using Instagram to promote golf to girls

BGT finalist using Instagram to promote golf to girls 0

🕔16:25, 16.Oct 2017

A finalist of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent is getting involved in a campaign to encourage more girls to take up golf.

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This is how you boost golf participation

This is how you boost golf participation 2 Updated

🕔09:39, 15.Oct 2017

Social media phenomenon ‘The Jazzy Golfer’ tells us what golf clubs can do to get more people, especially women, playing – and joining

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BTME has sold out

BTME has sold out 0 Updated

🕔20:03, 14.Oct 2017

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) in January 2018 has completely sold out, its organiser has revealed.

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This is how to market a golf offer

This is how to market a golf offer 0

🕔15:58, 13.Oct 2017

A Cheshire golf club has produced a video in which a Britain’s Got Talent finalist plays a number of famous characters in order to advertise a winter promotion the club is running.

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Meet the clubhouse manager: Chobham’s Catherine Ginder

Meet the clubhouse manager: Chobham’s Catherine Ginder 1 Updated

🕔14:14, 12.Oct 2017

Catherine tells us why the club is such a popular location for weddings and events – while being the pride of the members at the same time

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In their own words: Steve Mona

In their own words: Steve Mona 0

🕔15:39, 11.Oct 2017

The chief executive of the World Golf Foundation details the health benefits of golf

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Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration

Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration 1

🕔12:07, 11.Oct 2017

A golf course owned by the former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing, has entered administration.

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Historic Scottish golf club to close

Historic Scottish golf club to close 5 Updated

🕔08:35, 10.Oct 2017

One of the oldest golf clubs in Ayrshire is to close down before Christmas due to a decline in membership numbers in recent years.

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UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold

UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold 1

🕔12:16, 9.Oct 2017

QHotels, which runs nine major golf resorts in England and one in Scotland, has been acquired in a deal worth about £525 million.

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