How to salvage your golf course after the hot and dry summer

How to salvage your golf course after the hot and dry summer 0

🕔12:48, 31.Aug 2018

This summer UK golf clubs faced an unprecedented two-plus months of extremely hot and dry weather. Here is advice from some major suppliers to the industry on ways to ensure your course is less susceptible to autumn diseases.

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

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

🕔14:10, 30.Aug 2018

From the rise in female greenkeepers to the news that some golf clubs still ban mobile phones on their courses, here’s the top three things The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry in August.

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Luke Donald golf club ‘will not become housing estate’

Luke Donald golf club ‘will not become housing estate’ 0

🕔11:52, 29.Aug 2018

The general manager of a major golf club in Buckinghamshire has quashed rumours that the venue is set to close down and be converted into a housing estate.

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Historic Edinburgh golf club to be ‘modernised’ following drop in usage

Historic Edinburgh golf club to be ‘modernised’ following drop in usage 6

🕔12:50, 28.Aug 2018

A golf club in Edinburgh is to embrace a raft of changes including bringing in footgolf and disc golf, and having fewer holes for golf, following a fall in members.

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Appointments: New general manager for Surrey golf club that’s undertaking £25m upgrade

Appointments: New general manager for Surrey golf club that’s undertaking £25m upgrade 3

🕔14:38, 27.Aug 2018

Foxhills Club & Resort has appointed a new general manager to drive its ambitious £25 million development project.

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How to combat slow play on the golf course

How to combat slow play on the golf course 0 Updated

🕔11:26, 25.Aug 2018

A number of golf clubs have brought in measures to speed up the pace of play on the golf course. The Golf Business explores how they work.

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Club profile: Wentworth Club

Club profile: Wentworth Club 1

🕔07:35, 25.Aug 2018

The club has undergone significant change in the last few years including stunning interior improvements – a £13 million project that is perhaps the biggest in golf clubhouse history.

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Meet the golf course manager: Mike Ginger

Meet the golf course manager: Mike Ginger 0

🕔06:26, 25.Aug 2018

The greenkeeper at Whiteleaf GC in Bucks explains how the Colt-designed venue usually remains open 365 days of the year – despite being maintained by just three greenkeepers, one of whom is a part-time volunteer.

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GTC launches new health and safety guidelines for turf professionals

GTC launches new health and safety guidelines for turf professionals 0

🕔14:56, 24.Aug 2018

The Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) has launched a set of health and safety guidelines for greenkeepers that ‘could save lives’ following a review.

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Meet the PGA professional: Whitecraigs’ David Orr

Meet the PGA professional: Whitecraigs’ David Orr 0 Updated

🕔19:04, 23.Aug 2018

The Glasgow golf club’s pro explains why his firm was named ‘Most Improved Business of the Year’ at the TGI Golf Awards and how he helps attract more people to golf.

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Golf club interest in equipment recycling scheme ‘oversubscribed’

Golf club interest in equipment recycling scheme ‘oversubscribed’ 0

🕔11:46, 23.Aug 2018

A pilot scheme that encourages people to drop off old and unused golf clubs at their local golf course, which are then recycled, is so popular that it is already oversubscribed by venues. 

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‘Golf clubs could have PlayStation rooms’

‘Golf clubs could have PlayStation rooms’ 0

🕔12:44, 22.Aug 2018

The new chief executive of Scottish Golf has called on venues in the country to think creatively about how they can be more welcoming.

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You cannot manage a golf club from behind your desk

You cannot manage a golf club from behind your desk 5 Updated

🕔08:35, 21.Aug 2018

The director of golf at Langland Bay GC, and both the youngest PGA director of golf and the youngest GCMA ‘Manager of the Year’, Andrew Minty, explains why you cannot manage a successful golf club from behind your desk.

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Most people are unaware of the cancer benefits of golf

Most people are unaware of the cancer benefits of golf 0

🕔15:44, 20.Aug 2018

A new study has found that while most people are aware that the walking that comes from regularly playing golf is good for the heart, very few understand that this also helps protect against some cancers.

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Council rejects golf club’s plan to build 57 homes

Council rejects golf club’s plan to build 57 homes 1

🕔12:14, 19.Aug 2018

A golf club’s plan to build 57 homes on part of its golf course, which would have seen it generate a significant amount of income, has been rejected by its local council.

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Meet the golf club CEO: Wentworth’s Stephen Gibson

Meet the golf club CEO: Wentworth’s Stephen Gibson 0

🕔06:20, 18.Aug 2018

The head of the host of the BMW PGA Championship talks about how he ended up in such a sought after position in golf, and how being both a chef and a professional golfer helps in the daily running of the club.

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Do golf clubs need a motion picture licence?

Do golf clubs need a motion picture licence? 1

🕔07:59, 17.Aug 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) explores the licences that golf clubs need if they broadcast anything other than sport, music or news from their clubhouse televisions.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 0 Updated

🕔19:01, 16.Aug 2018

The Wales Golf CEO looks at the growth of the game among women and girls in Wales.

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Female participation in golf is soaring in 2018

Female participation in golf is soaring in 2018 1

🕔11:39, 16.Aug 2018

New data from a company that analyses millions of rounds of golf in the UK has found a surge in participation of the game by women and girls since the start of this year.

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Amenity Forum ‘very surprised’ by glyphosate ruling

Amenity Forum ‘very surprised’ by glyphosate ruling 4

🕔12:39, 14.Aug 2018

An independent body that represents the amenity horticulture sector has said it is ‘very surprised’ by a decision by a US jury that found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous.

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Are millennials really the saviour of golf?

Are millennials really the saviour of golf? 8 Updated

🕔09:33, 13.Aug 2018

Women’s golf expert Sarah Forrest isn’t convinced – in fact here she argues that the mothers of millennials offer more potential for golf clubs looking to boost participation in the game.

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100 members of Scottish golf club raise funds for cancer charity

100 members of Scottish golf club raise funds for cancer charity 0

🕔06:54, 12.Aug 2018

More than 100 members of Loudoun Gowf Club, near Kilmarnock, have taken part in a HowDoWeBEATIt competition to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK).

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Appointments: New director of golf for Fairmont St Andrews

Appointments: New director of golf for Fairmont St Andrews 0

🕔12:02, 11.Aug 2018

The 520 acre Fairmont St Andrews resort in Scotland has appointed Dan Naudo as its new director of golf.

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Report: The growth of golf in Oman, Asia

Report: The growth of golf in Oman, Asia 1

🕔05:12, 10.Aug 2018

The country has less than 1,000 golfers and its capital, Muscat, has just four golf clubs. With the help of Jacobsen, we look at the issues two of these clubs’ key staff face – from growing junior sections to offering night golf.

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The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club & Spa

The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club & Spa 0 Updated

🕔20:31, 9.Aug 2018

The Buckinghamshire venue has created uniformity on a 27-hole layout that had experienced 100 years of tinkering, plus it has dealt with stone contamination in the bunkers.

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Review of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018

Review of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018 0

🕔17:10, 9.Aug 2018

The final day of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018 saw an exciting duel between an outstanding Thai golfer and a Brit who we should be hearing a lot more from in the next few years. Sarah Forrest reports

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Ladies’ golf week was a social media success story

Ladies’ golf week was a social media success story 1

🕔16:54, 9.Aug 2018

‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’, which ran from July 30 to August 5, generated over 12 million impressions through its #WhyIGolf hashtag.

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