Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher

Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher 0 Updated

🕔06:49, 23.Sep 2018

The professional at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon talks about winning the ‘TGI PING Custom Fitter of the Year’ award and the programmes he runs to introduce more members to the club.

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Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan

Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan 0 Updated

🕔17:23, 22.Sep 2018

At the end of last year the Northants club was sold, and the new owner has pledged to invest considerably into what is already a major golf resort. Here, Ryan talks about the forthcoming changes.

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Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels

Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels 0

🕔16:31, 21.Sep 2018

The number of people interested in the Ryder Cup has surged by more than six million people over just the last four years.

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Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times

Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times 0 Updated

🕔11:58, 21.Sep 2018

Horsham Golf Club has installed a marketing app designed to increase visitors to the club and the amount they spend while there. And it’s working out incredibly well.

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36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million

36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million 0

🕔15:05, 18.Sep 2018

A 36-hole Hampshire golf club situated in the New Forest National Park has been placed up for sale with a guide price of £4.5 million to £4.75 million.

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New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October

New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October 0

🕔17:10, 17.Sep 2018

Scottish Golf has announced there will be a new vote on October 4 on raising the affiliation fee that all 170,000+ members of Scottish golf clubs pay it.

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East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75

East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75 1

🕔12:08, 17.Sep 2018

An East Midlands golf club is to close down early next year amid rumours that it will be converted into housing, after its membership fell to just 75.

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Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club

Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club 0

🕔11:23, 17.Sep 2018

A leading facility featuring two high-end golf courses, which entered administration in 2015, has launched a new golf club.

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The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing?

The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing? 1 Updated

🕔17:06, 16.Sep 2018

I read with interest about the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) changing its name (to the UK Golf Federation) and purpose, but I fear this may be another nail in the coffin for some golf clubs.

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Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager

Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager 0

🕔15:35, 15.Sep 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) examines what legal issues golf club managers should be aware of when it comes to sexual harassment claims against members or staff. 

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The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort

The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort 0 Updated

🕔13:18, 15.Sep 2018

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Cornish club turned 30 this summer. We look back at three decades of a venue that has hosted the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Paul Casey.

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The transformation of Elgin Golf Club

The transformation of Elgin Golf Club 0

🕔06:50, 14.Sep 2018

The Scottish golf club’s behind-the-scenes changes have brought a new vibrancy and in turn attracted a younger and more diverse membership.

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The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise

The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise 2

🕔10:54, 12.Sep 2018

Golf’s governing body for most of the world, The R&A, has announced it is changing its brand identity and is investing £200 million in developing the game over the next decade. 

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Golf club membership has RISEN in England

Golf club membership has RISEN in England 6

🕔12:16, 11.Sep 2018

Golf club membership in England has experienced a shock and large rise in the last two years, according to the most comprehensive study of golf club trends in the UK.

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New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched

New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched 0

🕔17:32, 10.Sep 2018

A new ‘SafeGolf’ accreditation for UK golf clubs that meet high standards to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people is to be launched.

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Why we outsourced our successful catering operation

Why we outsourced our successful catering operation 0 Updated

🕔12:51, 9.Sep 2018

Why would a golf club with a seven figure food and beverage turnover end its in-house operation and contract it out to an external provider? Steven Brown reports.

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Golf’s modernised rules book is published

Golf’s modernised rules book is published 3

🕔14:29, 8.Sep 2018

The new Rules of Golf, which feature the most significant changes in more than 60 years, have been published by The R&A and the USGA.

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How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays

How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays 0 Updated

🕔12:14, 8.Sep 2018

As the rise in incoming tourism due to the weak pound has led to leisure operators snapping up golf clubs, one lodge provider is offering golf clubs the opportunity to bring in and keep this extra revenue for themselves.

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Club Systems to run 5 weeks of UK roadshows

Club Systems to run 5 weeks of UK roadshows 0

🕔11:50, 8.Sep 2018

The biggest IT specialist in the UK market, Club Systems International (CSI), will be running a five week roadshow at golf clubs throughout the UK during October and November.

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Open Solutions and Intuitive Edge form a partnership

Open Solutions and Intuitive Edge form a partnership 0 Updated

🕔19:22, 7.Sep 2018

Open Solutions, the business solutions provider to golf clubs, and Intuitive Edge Marketing, the UK’s fastest growing golf club marketing agency, have formed a partnership.

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Club profile: La Moye Golf Club

Club profile: La Moye Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔08:22, 7.Sep 2018

The Jersey venue has completed a £3.5 million clubhouse refurbishment, turning the building into one of the most spectacular locations in UK golf.

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Golf club offers free golf for women and children

Golf club offers free golf for women and children 0

🕔05:45, 7.Sep 2018

A prestigious Scottish golf club has said all ladies and juniors can play its course for free for the whole of this month.

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Club wants to build driving range – to keep golfers playing the game

Club wants to build driving range – to keep golfers playing the game 4

🕔10:24, 5.Sep 2018

A Lancashire golf club has submitted a planning application to build a driving range – and has stated that golfers will abandon the sport if it doesn’t.

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Derbyshire golf club announces it will close down next year

Derbyshire golf club announces it will close down next year 6

🕔12:49, 4.Sep 2018

A golf club in Derbyshire that has seen its membership drop from 350 in 2006 to 210 today has announced it will permanently close down next spring.

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Tacit and Eagle have formed a powerful partnership

Tacit and Eagle have formed a powerful partnership 1

🕔11:47, 4.Sep 2018

Two of the biggest suppliers to the UK golf industry have announced that they have formed a major partnership that both believe will benefit golf clubs throughout the world.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔17:16, 3.Sep 2018

The chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association looks forward to this month’s Ryder Cup and details how the organisation is engaging better with golfers.

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Appointment: New greenkeeping director for St Andrews Links

Appointment: New greenkeeping director for St Andrews Links 1

🕔15:02, 3.Sep 2018

St Andrews Links – the ‘Home of Golf’ – has appointed Sandy Reid as its new director of greenkeeping, one of the most prestigious roles in golf course management in the world.

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