Green-reading materials will be limited from January

Green-reading materials will be limited from January 1

🕔14:28, 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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American Golf immediately rescued following collapse

American Golf immediately rescued following collapse 0

🕔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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Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan

Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan 0 Updated

🕔07:27, 15.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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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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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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In their own words: Steve Mona

In their own words: Steve Mona 0 Updated

🕔14:43, 12.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, 12.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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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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Scottish Golf votes to approve fee increase

Scottish Golf votes to approve fee increase 5

🕔10:50, 6.Oct 2018

Scottish Golf has voted to increase the affiliation fee all members of Scottish golf clubs over the age of 18 with playing rights pay it from £11.25 to £14.50.

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In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley

In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:28, 6.Oct 2018

The European Tour CEO talks about the ‘Made in Denmark’ golf event, which has been praised for its innovative ideas, including a tee box that is inside the hospitality tent on the 15th hole.

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Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events

Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events 0

🕔21:13, 5.Oct 2018

Many golf clubs will be treating both Halloween and Bonfire Night as an opportunity to bring new visitors to their facilities.

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The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for

The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for 0

🕔16:03, 5.Oct 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, details some of the key issues for golf club committees to consider before the new Rules of Golf – said to be the biggest set of changes in a generation – come into effect.

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Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt

Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt 0

🕔12:14, 5.Oct 2018

The director of golf at Foxhills in Surrey talks about an incredibly varied golfing career despite only being 30. Plus how the club has achieved a large membership and the measures it’s introduced to attract more people to the game.

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A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs

A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs 0

🕔16:55, 4.Oct 2018

Today, most golf clubs need more than just the offer of 18-hole golf in order to break even or make a profit. Here, Jon Dawson summarises the most successful measures clubs have introduced to boost their cashflows.

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Dundonald Links seeks an investor

Dundonald Links seeks an investor 0

🕔13:21, 1.Oct 2018

Dundonald Links in Scotland, which is owned by Loch Lomond Golf Club, has said it is seeking an investment partner to acquire a substantial interest in the venue to fund a development.

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Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot

Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot 2

🕔12:13, 1.Oct 2018

A golf club in Liverpool has faced a local backlash following claims that it has been shooting Canada geese as they fly over the course.

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How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball?

How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball? 2

🕔12:11, 1.Oct 2018

This article was published in 2012 after a golfer lost an eye after being struck by a ball. We have republished it due to a similar incident at the 2018 Ryder Cup – and included links of legal cases since then when stray balls have hit people.

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Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course

Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course 0

🕔10:39, 1.Oct 2018

A father and son who successfully saved the life of a former Olympic boxer during a round of golf have won a St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes award.

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔10:32, 1.Oct 2018

The chief executive of Scottish Golf details the state of funding of amateur golf in Scotland ahead of a key meeting about affiliation fees on October 4.

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SALTEX starts later this month

SALTEX starts later this month 0

🕔08:04, 1.Oct 2018

This year’s SALTEX event at The NEC will include, for the first time, an ‘Innovation Hub’, featuring the latest groundscare innovations from robotics to pesticide alternatives, plus an insight into research and trial work findings.

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