Golf club manager raises £15k for children’s hospices

Golf club manager raises £15k for children’s hospices 1

🕔09:25, 18.Jul 2018

The general manager at Thorpeness Golf Club, whose son died aged 18 months from heart complications, has helped raise £15,079 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) via a golf day and fundraising dinner.

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This is what golf clubs in the UK look like at the moment

This is what golf clubs in the UK look like at the moment 0

🕔15:13, 17.Jul 2018

These screenshots from UK golf clubs’ social media accounts demonstrate what a prolonged period of hot and dry weather can do Britain’s green golf courses.

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Health professionals urged to refer inactive patients for golf lessons

Health professionals urged to refer inactive patients for golf lessons 0

🕔11:37, 17.Jul 2018

A new report that shows that golf builds muscle strength, reduces blood pressure and improves life satisfaction has led to health professionals being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons.

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How to clean your golf clubs

How to clean your golf clubs 0

🕔11:22, 16.Jul 2018

There are a few ways to clean your golf clubs. You can allot a little money for special golf club cleaning kits that you can easily find at most pro shops.

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The Belfry appoints Chris Eigelaar as general manager


The Belfry appoints Chris Eigelaar as general manager
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🕔08:32, 16.Jul 2018

The four‐time host of the Ryder Cup, The Belfry Hotel & Resort, has appointed South African Chris Eigelaar as its new general manager.

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Watch this amazing film about golfers with disabilities

Watch this amazing film about golfers with disabilities 0

🕔12:03, 15.Jul 2018

The European Tour has made a film that will ‘open the eyes’ of everyone to the high standard of a generation of golfers with a disability now competing against each other internationally.

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Marketing matters: How much should a golf club invest in marketing?

Marketing matters: How much should a golf club invest in marketing? 1

🕔09:16, 15.Jul 2018

In his first column on marketing, Stephen Nicholson, the general manager of Oxford Golf Club and former group golf marketing manager at QHotels, explains how much of a golf venue’s budget should be allocated to promoting the facility.

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔16:39, 14.Jul 2018

In his first column exclusively for The Golf Business, the new chief executive of Scottish Golf explains the role the organisation plays in amateur golf in Scotland.

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PGA to run women’s golf campaign at the Open

PGA to run women’s golf campaign at the Open 0

🕔14:35, 14.Jul 2018

Spectators at the 147th Open Championship will be getting behind the Professional Golfers’ Association’s #WeLoveGolf campaign by sharing the reasons why they love the game.  

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Preparing for your staff for a major event

Preparing for your staff for a major event 0

🕔15:09, 13.Jul 2018

In its latest column, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) explores the legal issues golf clubs should consider in the build up to hosting big tournaments such as the Open Championship.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0

🕔14:48, 13.Jul 2018

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, details the sustainability measures deployed by Open host Carnoustie.

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Q&A with Aquatrols’ CEO, Matthew Foster

Q&A with Aquatrols’ CEO, Matthew Foster 0

🕔12:47, 13.Jul 2018

The former head greenkeeper now runs the world leader in the development of speciality soil solutions for the golf market. He talks about how his company is helping golf clubs use less water for irrigation.

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Golfer hits hole-in-one on course he had heart attack on

Golfer hits hole-in-one on course he had heart attack on 0

🕔08:13, 11.Jul 2018

A golfer whose life was saved by his club’s golf development officer in 2014 has hit a hole-in-one on the course he nearly died on.

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UKGCOA changes it name and its core aims

UKGCOA changes it name and its core aims 1

🕔17:01, 10.Jul 2018

The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) has become the UK Golf Federation and has changed its main aims.

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The divide between professional and amateur golfers is growing

The divide between professional and amateur golfers is growing 0

🕔12:23, 10.Jul 2018

Two major surveys have shown that there is a growing divide between the average driving distances made by professional and amateur golfers.

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Minimising water wastage this summer in 3 easy steps

Minimising water wastage this summer in 3 easy steps 0

🕔06:29, 9.Jul 2018

Amid talks of hosepipe bans, Reesink Turfcare’s irrigation manager, Robert Jackson, presents three easy steps to more responsible irrigation management.

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42 club golfers to play Carnoustie on eve of Open

42 club golfers to play Carnoustie on eve of Open 0

🕔12:06, 8.Jul 2018

Forty-two club golfers will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play Carnoustie on the eve of the 147th Open thanks to ‘The R&A’s 9 Hole Championship’ final on July 14. 

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Open preview: A look at the golfing venues in Angus

Open preview: A look at the golfing venues in Angus 0

🕔17:16, 7.Jul 2018

Angus in the east of Scotland, where next week’s Open Championship is taking place, is known as a golfing mecca. Sarah Forrest visits the area to see how welcoming it is for golfing tourists.

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The Open launches memorabilia auction website

The Open launches memorabilia auction website 0

🕔13:23, 7.Jul 2018

The Open Championship has launched an eBay-style website in which golf fans can bid for golfing memorabilia – and all proceeds will be invested in growing the game of golf.

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Environmental excellence at Abergele Golf Club

Environmental excellence at Abergele Golf Club 0

🕔08:30, 7.Jul 2018

The Welsh facility has changed a disused former hole into a haven for birds, bugs, bees and other wildlife. And, in doing so, it has won a national award.

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Golf equipment company goes plastic free

Golf equipment company goes plastic free 0

🕔07:40, 7.Jul 2018

A British golf equipment company is thought to become the first in the world to rid itself of Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) – by the end of this month.

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Do greenkeepers just simply ‘cut grass’?

Do greenkeepers just simply ‘cut grass’? 5

🕔12:40, 6.Jul 2018

This assumption displays deep ignorance of the training, education and scientific know-how of the average greenkeeper, writes John Dempsey PhD.

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Police issue a warning to golf clubs about tee time booking scam

Police issue a warning to golf clubs about tee time booking scam 1

🕔15:12, 3.Jul 2018

Merseyside Police has written to a number of golf club managers and secretaries warning that fraudsters are using compromised credit cards to book tee times.

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Several UK golf clubs temporarily ban smoking

Several UK golf clubs temporarily ban smoking 0

🕔13:49, 2.Jul 2018

Several British golf clubs have banned smoking on the course due to the risk that discarded cigarettes can cause fires on dry grassland.

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‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’ to take place in the UK

‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’ to take place in the UK 0

🕔12:56, 2.Jul 2018

A special awareness week for women’s and girls’ golf is to take place across Great Britain and Ireland between late July and early August.

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The secret secretary: Why do some golf clubs close because of extreme weather?

The secret secretary: Why do some golf clubs close because of extreme weather? 0

🕔15:26, 1.Jul 2018

Sometimes golf managers like to discuss controversial issues with their peers under the cloak of anonymity. Here, a ‘secret secretary’ asks why some golf clubs close amid extreme weather conditions while neighbouring clubs remain open.

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In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley

In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley 0

🕔07:47, 1.Jul 2018

I thought long and hard about what to write about in my first column for The Golf Business, but a recent trip to our European Tour Properties Annual Conference at the London Golf Club in Kent helped me make up my mind.

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