Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018 1 Updated

🕔08:46, 31.Mar 2018

Giving his monthly review of how the golf industry has evolved, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the state of the game in Scotland and how the new rules of golf will affect the industry

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Bryn Meadows is ‘Welsh Golf Club of the Year’

Bryn Meadows is ‘Welsh Golf Club of the Year’ 0 Updated

🕔07:23, 30.Mar 2018

Bryn Meadows has been named as the ‘Welsh Golf Club of the Year’ at the Wales Golf Awards ceremony held at Celtic Manor.

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Lease deal brings course machinery fleet to Surbiton GC

Lease deal brings course machinery fleet to Surbiton GC 0 Updated

🕔05:16, 30.Mar 2018

The lease deal is a clear signal of the club’s desire to deliver a golfing experience to members that will be the envy of other clubs in Surrey.

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Golf and wine in Rioja: A review

Golf and wine in Rioja: A review 2

🕔05:49, 28.Mar 2018

Rioja in Spain is famous for the wines the region produces, but it also has several outstanding golf courses. Sarah Forrest visited three of them – here’s her feedback on how they play

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Keith Pelley calls on golf clubs to share ideas

Keith Pelley calls on golf clubs to share ideas 6

🕔15:18, 27.Mar 2018

The chief executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, has encouraged venues to share ideas and innovate to grow the game.

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Golf is saving health authorities millions of pounds every year

Golf is saving health authorities millions of pounds every year 0

🕔14:12, 26.Mar 2018

A major survey of 3,200 golfers has found that the game plays a significant role in improving their physical and mental health.

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Ipswich GC’s manager retires after 18 years at the club

Ipswich GC’s manager retires after 18 years at the club 7

🕔12:13, 26.Mar 2018

Ipswich Golf Club’s general manager, Neill Ellice, is retiring from his position after 18 years at the club.

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Meet the golf course manager: Richard Jenkinson

Meet the golf course manager: Richard Jenkinson 0 Updated

🕔07:33, 26.Mar 2018

The Golf House Club, Elie is one of Fife’s oldest and most picturesque links golf courses. Richard talks about how his team maintains it

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This is how you get more women playing golf

This is how you get more women playing golf 5 Updated

🕔12:11, 24.Mar 2018

A major new R&A study has confirmed the huge potential female golfers offer to golf clubs. Here, one of its two authors, Philip Hall, details the results and what clubs can do to tap into this market

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‘International Ladies Golf Tournament’ to take place this September

‘International Ladies Golf Tournament’ to take place this September 0

🕔16:27, 23.Mar 2018

The first of its kind, open to all amateur club handicap lady golfers all over the world, the International Ladies Golf Tournament (ILGT), will held in Perth and Kinross, home of the 2019 Solheim Cup, this September.

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Two golf clubs could be sold leaving a windfall for members

Two golf clubs could be sold leaving a windfall for members 6

🕔13:18, 23.Mar 2018

Two private members’ golf clubs in south east England could be sold off – leading to a large windfall for their members.

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The Secret Secretary: The big differences between private and proprietary clubs

The Secret Secretary: The big differences between private and proprietary clubs 2 Updated

🕔07:24, 22.Mar 2018

Sometimes golf club managers like to discuss controversial issues with their peers under the cloak of anonymity. Here, a ‘secret secretary’ explains that there are big differences between proprietary and private members’ golf clubs

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Heart Research UK is recommending that you play golf

Heart Research UK is recommending that you play golf 0

🕔14:01, 21.Mar 2018

The UK’s second largest heart charity, Heart Research UK, has started recommending that people aged 65 or older should play golf in order to reduce their chances of developing heart disease.

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Should I have lithium-ion or lead acid for my golf car battery?

Should I have lithium-ion or lead acid for my golf car battery? 0 Updated

🕔06:09, 21.Mar 2018

The discussion about golf car batteries and the benefits of the various types has been ongoing for some time now.

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Profits are surging at this golf club operator

Profits are surging at this golf club operator 0

🕔13:54, 20.Mar 2018

A company that operates two golf clubs in Surrey has seen a dramatic increase in profits in the last financial year.

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Why positive media exposure is essential for women’s golf

Why positive media exposure is essential for women’s golf 0 Updated

🕔08:34, 20.Mar 2018

What can the golf industry do to increase the number of women playing the game? Kari Haug discusses the impact positive media exposure for women’s golf can have on the recruitment and retention of women golfers

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The Mere becomes latest major UK golf club to become foreign owned

The Mere becomes latest major UK golf club to become foreign owned 0

🕔13:37, 19.Mar 2018

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire has joined the likes of The Belfry, Wentworth and Turnberry, by becoming foreign owned.

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The clubs seeing a green fee surge

The clubs seeing a green fee surge 1 Updated

🕔07:46, 19.Mar 2018

What drives visitors’ enquiries to play at your course? Here we look at two venues that saw a surge of interest in 2017 and ask them: ‘Why?’

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What is the role of trustees at a golf club?

What is the role of trustees at a golf club? 0 Updated

🕔10:07, 17.Mar 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at the role of trustees at a golf club.

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Top Irish golf club reopens following ‘temporary’ closure

Top Irish golf club reopens following ‘temporary’ closure 2

🕔16:58, 16.Mar 2018

A leading golf club in Ireland which closed down a few weeks ago after it had reportedly run out of money has reopened.

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Club that was about to close given a glimmer of hope

Club that was about to close given a glimmer of hope 0

🕔12:39, 15.Mar 2018

A Kent golf club that had been earmarked to close down in just two weeks has been given a last minute reprieve.

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Measuring agronomic advice against profits

Measuring agronomic advice against profits 0 Updated

🕔07:28, 14.Mar 2018

Are you really achieving your goals when seeking consultancy or agronomic advice for your golf course? Paul Copsey argues that the advice received should be measured by quantifiable facts – notably increased profits for your golf club

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Wooden locker manufacturer Ridgeway appoints John Gibbs

Wooden locker manufacturer Ridgeway appoints John Gibbs 0

🕔14:58, 13.Mar 2018

A company that manufactures lockers for golf and fitness clubs, spas and the corporate market has unveiled a major expansion which arguably places it as the market leader for the British industry.

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6 tips for taking your family to a golf course

6 tips for taking your family to a golf course 0 Updated

🕔22:49, 12.Mar 2018

Golf is one of the few sports and recreational activities that is friendly to the entire family. And players of all ages can compete and enjoy playing together, meaning that no member of the family will feel left out regardless of the age.

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New Rules of Golf for 2019 unveiled

New Rules of Golf for 2019 unveiled 2

🕔13:13, 12.Mar 2018

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on January 1, 2019. 

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Huge setback for Scottish Golf as it loses fee rise vote

Huge setback for Scottish Golf as it loses fee rise vote 3

🕔12:19, 12.Mar 2018

The chair of Scottish Golf has expressed her “deep disappointment” after the membership narrowly voted against a proposal to increase the annual affiliation fee paid by members for the first time in five years.

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Meet the golf club manager: Philip Morley

Meet the golf club manager: Philip Morley 0 Updated

🕔07:38, 11.Mar 2018

The general manager of North Oxford GC – and executive chair of the BGIA – talks about about a career that has seen a playing partner at the 1979 Open become, in later life, a customer, and how he transferred golf sales skills into management

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