Meet the courses manager: Sam Rhodes

Meet the courses manager: Sam Rhodes 0 Updated

🕔20:25, 30.Nov 2017

Sam, who looks after Woodhall Spa GC in Lincolnshire, talks about what his role entails and the major refurbishment of the world-famous Hotchkin Course

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Andrew Minty to contribute for The Golf Business

Andrew Minty to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:52, 30.Nov 2017

The winner of the 2015 ‘Golf Club Manager of the Year’, Andrew Minty, director of golf at Langland Bay Golf Club, is to write a regular column for The Golf Business.

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Here’s three issues I discovered while editing the magazine in the last month

Here’s three issues I discovered while editing the magazine in the last month 0

🕔06:06, 30.Nov 2017

From clubs cashing in on their land values to an academic study on 70 English golf clubs, November was a month of new trends for the industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir

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England Golf to reduce the number of people on its board

England Golf to reduce the number of people on its board 0

🕔15:58, 29.Nov 2017

The body that runs amateur golf in England is to modernise how it is governed and will reduce its board members from 15 to 12.

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Interior design tips for your clubhouse

Interior design tips for your clubhouse 0 Updated

🕔22:35, 28.Nov 2017

A clubhouse has the potential to be a huge revenue generator from events, but interior design is key. Three interior clubhouse design experts detail what is proving attractive in 2017

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Wales Golf to create gender neutral junior competitions

Wales Golf to create gender neutral junior competitions 0

🕔13:13, 28.Nov 2017

A number of junior Welsh golf competitions in 2018 will be gender neutral for the first time ever, Wales Golf has announced.

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Welsh golf club saved days after entering administration

Welsh golf club saved days after entering administration 1

🕔14:17, 27.Nov 2017

A Welsh golf club has been bought out of administration just a few days after entering it – saving 12 jobs.

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Meet the manager: Oxford GC’s Stephen Nicholson

Meet the manager: Oxford GC’s Stephen Nicholson 2 Updated

🕔08:14, 25.Nov 2017

He talks about how he became one of the youngest golf club managers in the country – of one of the oldest clubs, plus the club’s plans to improve its finances

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New drive to recruit more BAME golfers

New drive to recruit more BAME golfers 1 Updated

🕔07:41, 25.Nov 2017

A project to encourage more people from diverse ethnic communities to get involved golf is to result in support for English clubs.

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Royal Dornoch forms reciprocal deal with American golf club

Royal Dornoch forms reciprocal deal with American golf club 2

🕔13:25, 23.Nov 2017

One of the UK’s leading golf clubs, Royal Dornoch in Scotland, has formed a reciprocal deal with The Country Club of North Carolina.

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Can my employees be disciplined for committing a criminal offence?

Can my employees be disciplined for committing a criminal offence? 0 Updated

🕔09:55, 23.Nov 2017

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at the legal standing of employers if their employees have committed a criminal act

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Pilot project to get women golfing has been huge success

Pilot project to get women golfing has been huge success 2

🕔16:02, 22.Nov 2017

A pilot project involving golfing challenges and a novel scoring system on short courses led to a large number of women joining golf clubs in 2017, its organiser has said.

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UK golfers are ditching foreign holidays to golf in Britain

UK golfers are ditching foreign holidays to golf in Britain 2

🕔17:57, 21.Nov 2017

The chief operations officer at Redefine|BDL Hotels has said that many British people who previously travelled abroad to play golf are now choosing to visit UK clubs.

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What does the British Golf Industry Association do?

What does the British Golf Industry Association do? 0 Updated

🕔08:10, 21.Nov 2017

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is one of the most important organisations in the industry but do you know what it actually does?

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Club pro saves rare owl after chasing it through people’s gardens

Club pro saves rare owl after chasing it through people’s gardens 0

🕔15:13, 20.Nov 2017

The head professional at Thorpeness Golf Club in Suffolk has saved a rare Ural owl following a bizarre and almost literal wild-goose chase through several people’s gardens.

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Meet the director of golf: Anthony Haste

Meet the director of golf: Anthony Haste 0 Updated

🕔07:11, 18.Nov 2017

Anthony is the head professional at Hinckley GC, formerly a professional at The Belfry and a partner with TGI Golf. He talks about how he markets his services

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BGIA ramps up campaign against selling counterfeit goods

BGIA ramps up campaign against selling counterfeit goods 1

🕔13:34, 17.Nov 2017

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is increasing awareness that buying or passing on counterfeit golf products is illegal.

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‘Washout’ bunkers – is there a cheaper alternative?

‘Washout’ bunkers – is there a cheaper alternative? 0 Updated

🕔20:43, 16.Nov 2017

Repairing a damaged bunker after heavy rainfall is expensive and time-consuming. But if there is a cost effective way to solve it, it begins by understanding why bunkers suffer ‘washout’

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Golf club’s course will be worth at least £500 million

Golf club’s course will be worth at least £500 million 2

🕔13:46, 16.Nov 2017

The contract to redevelop a Berkshire golf course into housing and a school is set to be worth more than £500 million.

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Kent golf course set to become housing development

Kent golf course set to become housing development 0

🕔12:57, 14.Nov 2017

A popular Kent golf club that was praised just a few months ago for running a competition that boosted its profile is to close down at the end of the year.

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Golf clubs lose multi-million pound VAT ‘compound interest’ case

Golf clubs lose multi-million pound VAT ‘compound interest’ case 2

🕔13:04, 13.Nov 2017

Hundreds of private members’ golf clubs will not be receiving a VAT rebate worth hundreds of millions of pounds following a Supreme Court ruling.

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Company profile: Clubhouse furniture supplier Protocol

Company profile: Clubhouse furniture supplier Protocol 0

🕔10:04, 13.Nov 2017

The Golf Business takes a look at Protocol – the leading supplier of contract furniture in the UK

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Is it time you invested in a pace of play clock?

Is it time you invested in a pace of play clock? 1

🕔08:23, 11.Nov 2017

The company that manufactures a world-famous swimming pool clock is offering attractive ‘pace of play’ timers to deal with one of golf’s biggest current issues

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Leeds Golf Centre announces major £9m expansion

Leeds Golf Centre announces major £9m expansion 4

🕔13:11, 10.Nov 2017

Leeds Golf Centre hopes to extend its existing facility into a multi-million-pound golf complex featuring lodges, a spa, an adventure golf course and fitness facilities.

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US billionaire submits plans to build new Highlands golf course

US billionaire submits plans to build new Highlands golf course 8

🕔13:26, 9.Nov 2017

The US billionaire Michael Keiser has proposed building a new golf course in Scotland.

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Could removing a joining fee lead to more members?

Could removing a joining fee lead to more members? 2 Updated

🕔08:04, 8.Nov 2017

Last year Cowglen GC removed its joining fee. In less than one year the club has seen its membership numbers increase by 150; the key 18-29 age group category had gone up by nearly 5 times

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‘Mindless’ attack renders golf green ‘unplayable’

‘Mindless’ attack renders golf green ‘unplayable’ 2

🕔16:09, 6.Nov 2017

Police are asking for information after vandals attacked a popular Scottish golf venue by gouging out divots with a golf club on one of its greens.

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