There are 4.2 million registered golfers in Europe

There are 4.2 million registered golfers in Europe 3

🕔17:41, 30.Oct 2018

KPMG’s annual survey of the state of the golf industry in Europe has found there are just under 4.2 million members of 6,900 golf clubs in the continent.

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GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf

GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf 3

🕔14:57, 30.Oct 2018

New figures from The R&A have revealed that the GolfSixes format of fast, team golf is encouraging more youngsters to play the game.

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‘Significant improvements’ at golf club hit by local crime

‘Significant improvements’ at golf club hit by local crime 0

🕔16:46, 29.Oct 2018

A golf club that prevented its staff from turning up to work in early October due to local crime problems has said there have been significant improvements since.

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Podcast for UK golf club managers launched

Podcast for UK golf club managers launched 0

🕔13:29, 29.Oct 2018

The UK’s first ever podcast for golf club managers has been launched.

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New funding option is ‘proving popular’

New funding option is ‘proving popular’ 0

🕔06:35, 28.Oct 2018

A new funding product introduced by Orchard Funding has attracted interest from a lot of golf clubs already, states the company.

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Ewen Murray becomes honorary member at Montrose Golf Links

Ewen Murray becomes honorary member at Montrose Golf Links 2

🕔17:15, 27.Oct 2018

Ewen Murray, ‘the voice of Sky Sports golf’, has become the first TV personality to be granted honorary membership at Montrose Golf Links in its 450-year history.

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Company news: Eagle launches website design service for golf clubs

Company news: Eagle launches website design service for golf clubs 1

🕔15:29, 26.Oct 2018

In line with its mission to help golf clubs make a better impression on-course and online, Eagle has added website design to its portfolio of services to help golf clubs make a better impression to prospective members and visitors.

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

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in October 0

🕔08:50, 26.Oct 2018

From £75 million golf clubs going up for sale to several golf clubs closing on the same day, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir tries to make sense of a lot of stories during October.

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Fourth oldest golf club in the world to allow women

Fourth oldest golf club in the world to allow women 1

🕔11:48, 23.Oct 2018

The world’s fourth oldest golf club, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, has voted to end its men-only membership policy with immediate effect.

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125-year-old golf club ‘could close’

125-year-old golf club ‘could close’ 2

🕔17:34, 22.Oct 2018

The directors of an historic golf club in Lincolnshire say it is ‘staring closure in the face’ as it is now running at a loss.

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Stoke Park placed up for sale

Stoke Park placed up for sale 2

🕔15:38, 22.Oct 2018

The outstanding Buckinghamshire venue Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Resort is back on the market as its owners have decided to focus on “other business interests”.

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Award for accountant who switched to greenkeeping aged 42

Award for accountant who switched to greenkeeping aged 42 0 Updated

🕔12:34, 21.Oct 2018

A man who made a radical career change from accountancy and mortgage broking, aged 42, to greenkeeping, has won a course management award.

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Club profile: Mitcham Golf Club

Club profile: Mitcham Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔10:14, 21.Oct 2018

The club was founded by Conservative MP Sir Henry Mallaby-Deeley in 1891 and future prime minister, Arthur Balfour, was its first president. It was opened as a public course in 1925 by the then prime minister, Ramsay Macdonald.

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Meet the golf course manager: Whitley Bay’s Simon Olver

Meet the golf course manager: Whitley Bay’s Simon Olver 0 Updated

🕔19:36, 19.Oct 2018

Four years ago Whitley Bay Golf Club began a journey to create a financially sustainable and responsibly managed golf course. We look at what the plan entails, how it is being achieved and what progress has so far been made.

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Huntercombe Golf Club replaces its irrigation system

Huntercombe Golf Club replaces its irrigation system 0

🕔10:38, 19.Oct 2018

Huntercombe Golf Club has replaced its irrigation system with Toro because, according to course manager Grant Stewart, “it’s the best on the market” for covering compact tees and vast greens.

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Wimbledon Park’s members approve constitution amendment

Wimbledon Park’s members approve constitution amendment 0

🕔08:56, 19.Oct 2018

The members of Wimbledon Park Golf Club have agreed to change their articles of association so that they can sell their land to the All England Club for about £65 million.

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American Golf immediately rescued following collapse

American Golf immediately rescued following collapse 8

🕔12:25, 15.Oct 2018

The American Golf brand of retail stores has been saved after entering administration – but 20 of its facilities will still close down.

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Reading Golf Club votes to relocate club

Reading Golf Club votes to relocate club 1

🕔12:13, 15.Oct 2018

Members of Reading Golf Club have voted overwhelmingly in favour of relocating their golf club in order to safeguard its future.

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Green-reading materials will be limited from January

Green-reading materials will be limited from January 1

🕔10:28, 15.Oct 2018

The R&A and the USGA are limiting the use of electronic green-reading materials or detailed putting-green maps so that golfers use their own judgement when reading greens.

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What should a golf club consider before recruiting staff?

What should a golf club consider before recruiting staff? 0 Updated

🕔17:28, 14.Oct 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) discusses some of the legal issues for a golf club to consider before and during a recruitment process. 

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In their own words: Steve Mona

In their own words: Steve Mona 0

🕔14:43, 14.Oct 2018

The chief executive of the World Golf Foundation (WGF) explains how the #InviteHER hashtag is helping to encourage more women to play golf throughout the world.

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Golf charity event was ‘largest in Europe’

Golf charity event was ‘largest in Europe’ 0

🕔14:09, 14.Oct 2018

A golf charity event that took place in Surrey and involved more than 400 golfers has been described as ‘the largest event of its type in Europe’.

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Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan

Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan 0

🕔07:27, 14.Oct 2018

From Ardglass Golf Club in Northern Ireland, Paul is this year’s winner of the Galvin Green’s TGI Partner of the Year. He talks about the growth of the venue – and how he got Ed Sheeran to promote the club.

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Club history: Littlestone Golf Club

Club history: Littlestone Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔19:39, 13.Oct 2018

The Kent venue was designed by a mixture of Alister MacKenzie, James Braid and William Laidlaw Purves, and was the host of the first ever Ladies’ Championship in 1894.

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Nine golf clubs close as Mack Golf ceases trading

Nine golf clubs close as Mack Golf ceases trading 5

🕔13:34, 7.Oct 2018

One of the UK’s biggest golf operators, Mack Golf, has stopped trading with immediate effect, resulting in the closure of nine golf venues.

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Grants offered to smaller golf clubs to prepare for new handicapping system

Grants offered to smaller golf clubs to prepare for new handicapping system 0

🕔12:47, 6.Oct 2018

Smaller golf clubs in England can apply for grants to help them prepare for the new World Handicap System (WHS), it has been announced.

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Owner of multi-million pound golf club to be questioned by detectives

Owner of multi-million pound golf club to be questioned by detectives 1

🕔11:41, 6.Oct 2018

A woman who owns an ‘upmarket golf club’ in south-east England is to be questioned by detectives about her purchase of the facility, according to The Times newspaper.

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