Half of all couples would marry at a golf course

Half of all couples would marry at a golf course 0

🕔11:41, 30.Apr 2018

A survey of wedding preferences conducted on 3,928 newlyweds has found that 49 per cent would have been happy to have the ceremony at a golf club in summer.

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Why these two golf clubs saw huge growth in 2017

Why these two golf clubs saw huge growth in 2017 1

🕔21:41, 29.Apr 2018

They might be about 400 miles apart on opposing ends of England, but The Point at Polzeath and Carus Green GC share at least one thing in common: Both had an extraordinary 2017.

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BGIA donates £10,000 to Golf Foundation charity

BGIA donates £10,000 to Golf Foundation charity 0

🕔12:26, 28.Apr 2018

National golf charity the Golf Foundation has thanked the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) for raising £10,000, which will help more young people to enjoy the benefits of golf in the years ahead.

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Here’s 3 major issues we discussed in April 2018

Here’s 3 major issues we discussed in April 2018 0

🕔13:10, 27.Apr 2018

From changing driving distances to a participation rate slump, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir explores three issues that have emerged from some of our stories this month.

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Greenkeeper Bill Mitchell retires – after 58 years at the same golf club

Greenkeeper Bill Mitchell retires – after 58 years at the same golf club 0

🕔23:22, 26.Apr 2018

A 58-year career is not in itself remarkable, what is remarkable, as in the case of Bill Mitchell, is a 58-year career at the same club.

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Yorkshire golf club rejects four-figure approach by fracking firm

Yorkshire golf club rejects four-figure approach by fracking firm 0

🕔11:59, 26.Apr 2018

A Yorkshire golf club has turned down a request by a fracking firm to carry out seismic testing on its land.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Burford’s Stuart Richens

Meet the head greenkeeper: Burford’s Stuart Richens 0

🕔06:43, 26.Apr 2018

Burford GC in Oxfordshire still has a waiting list and charges a joining fee. We speak to Stuart Richens, the head greenkeeper, to find out what his team has done to the course

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David Leadbetter to open European headquarters in July

David Leadbetter to open European headquarters in July 0

🕔16:04, 25.Apr 2018

One of the world’s most famous golf coaches, David Leadbetter, will open the ‘Leadbetter Golf Academy European Headquarters’in Buckinghamshire next month.

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Two Kent golf clubs close down

Two Kent golf clubs close down 0

🕔13:16, 23.Apr 2018

Two golf clubs in Kent have closed down in the space of a few days of each other – and just a few weeks after another venue in the county closed.

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Reintroducing the joining fee at Canterbury Golf Club

Reintroducing the joining fee at Canterbury Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔08:01, 22.Apr 2018

About four years ago Canterbury Golf Club in Kent bought the land on which the course resides. It then began a programme of improvements that have been so successful that the club has closed its membership

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New data on holiday preferences is opportunity for Scottish golf clubs

New data on holiday preferences is opportunity for Scottish golf clubs 0

🕔13:07, 20.Apr 2018

A poll of 10,000 people on their holiday preferences could prove to be valuable to Scottish golf clubs.

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Should we be concerned about the latest participation slump data?

Should we be concerned about the latest participation slump data? 8

🕔11:42, 19.Apr 2018

New research for golf participation over the last six months compared with previous years has found an unprecedented and stunning drop.

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Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched

Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched 0

🕔15:42, 18.Apr 2018

The Golf Business has launched what is set to be the biggest recruitment portal in the golf industry, featuring hundreds of jobs such as club managers, PGA professionals and greenkeepers.

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Sponsored feature: The golf vacation of a lifetime – for a lifetime!

Sponsored feature: The golf vacation of a lifetime – for a lifetime! 0

🕔11:31, 18.Apr 2018

Dreaming of the perfect golf holiday in sunny Florida? Now you can make that dream come true by owning your own holiday home at St. James’s Club Resort

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Meet the golf club manager: Andy Hogan

Meet the golf club manager: Andy Hogan 0 Updated

🕔07:11, 18.Apr 2018

Andy is the general manager of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes on the Scottish peninsular of Kintyre. He talks about marketing a remote venue and working with potentially rival golf clubs

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Pioneering golf project to stop coastal erosion

Pioneering golf project to stop coastal erosion 0

🕔15:55, 17.Apr 2018

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is supporting a pioneering project that should help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion.

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Has the shine come off flexible memberships?

Has the shine come off flexible memberships? 5

🕔11:48, 16.Apr 2018

A new survey has found that the number of golf clubs offering flexible memberships has fallen sharply following years of record growth.

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How greenkeeping has changed in the last 40 years

How greenkeeping has changed in the last 40 years 0 Updated

🕔07:15, 14.Apr 2018

As greenkeeping just involves mowing grass, the role of the greenkeeper, the machinery used and the courses themselves haven’t changed much in 40 years, right? ‘Absolutely wrong’ argues Paul Copsey

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German firm snaps up Scottish golf course

German firm snaps up Scottish golf course 0

🕔12:27, 13.Apr 2018

A German company has bought The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course in Scotland off a guide price of £3.25 million and will rename it SCHLOSS Roxburghe.

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Meet the PGA pro: Eddie Reid

Meet the PGA pro: Eddie Reid 0 Updated

🕔08:10, 12.Apr 2018

The managing director of the TGI Golf Partnership – which helps PGA professionals achieve more with their shops – talks about his career and offers his views on the ever-changing golf industry

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Wales Golf launches new scheme to attract families

Wales Golf launches new scheme to attract families 1

🕔16:22, 11.Apr 2018

The body that runs amateur golf in Wales has launched a new scheme to promote golf to women, girls, families and people with disabilities.

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Golf club closed suddenly amid Premier League interest

Golf club closed suddenly amid Premier League interest 0

🕔12:00, 10.Apr 2018

A Leicestershire golf club closed suddenly in January amid reports that members were owed thousands of pounds, following interest from a Premier League football club.

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How to boost golf membership and visitor numbers via social media

How to boost golf membership and visitor numbers via social media 1

🕔13:46, 9.Apr 2018

Video massively boosts engagement on social media. Golf courses make perfect videos. Why aren’t more golf clubs using video in their social media marketing strategies?

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Rapid increase in driving distance is ‘concerning’

Rapid increase in driving distance is ‘concerning’ 1

🕔12:10, 9.Apr 2018

An annual review of the driving distances by The R&A and the USGA has found that the average drive in 2017 was three yards longer than in 2016 – when usually there is a growth of just 0.2 yards per year.

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Why Littlewoods v HMRC ends a VAT case for the golf industry

Why Littlewoods v HMRC ends a VAT case for the golf industry 0 Updated

🕔07:56, 8.Apr 2018

At the end of last year a VAT case between Littlewoods and HMRC was settled. This brought to an end the dispute between many golf clubs and HMRC over the VAT they had overpaid on green fees

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Golf club members and staff offered 50% off wine show

Golf club members and staff offered 50% off wine show 1 Updated

🕔17:02, 6.Apr 2018

Every reader of The Golf Business can attend The City Wine Show in London for 50% off the ticket price.

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Major changes proposed for another Yorkshire golf club

Major changes proposed for another Yorkshire golf club 0

🕔11:39, 6.Apr 2018

A Yorkshire golf club has secured planning permission to carry out major changes including the development of housing and the construction of a hotel and leisure facilities.

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