Company profile: Pro Fit Nettings

Company profile: Pro Fit Nettings 0

🕔15:54, 30.Nov 2018

Following Storm Callum, and the likelihood of new storms to come, many clubs are concerned about damage to their netting. Pro-Fit Net Installations can help, writes Mark Cowling.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in November

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in November 0 Updated

🕔07:00, 30.Nov 2018

November was a paradox for the industry: several golf clubs closed while major companies invested in other venues for the first time. The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir offers his analysis.

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Another major firm buys its first golf club

Another major firm buys its first golf club 1

🕔08:55, 28.Nov 2018

The UK’s largest private hotel owner-operator has become the second major company within a few days to acquire its first golf club.

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The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages

The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages 5

🕔16:48, 27.Nov 2018

A survey of more than 200 golf clubs throughout England and Scotland has found that three in every four venues do not offer a corporate membership package, even though most businesses would welcome one.

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106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading

106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading 1

🕔16:34, 26.Nov 2018

An historic golf club in Lancashire has become at least the fifth golf club in the UK to cease trading with immediate effect in the last month.

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PGA Fellow Ashley Northridge takes new role at Burhill Golf Club

PGA Fellow Ashley Northridge takes new role at Burhill Golf Club 1

🕔17:35, 24.Nov 2018

Burhill Golf Club has appointed Ashley Northridge as its new head of golf operations.

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The new golf courses being built in the UK

The new golf courses being built in the UK 3 Updated

🕔17:10, 24.Nov 2018

The Golf Business looks back at one week this August, when two golf courses opened and it was announced that another two will be opening.

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Meet the greenkeeper: Rob Ransome

Meet the greenkeeper: Rob Ransome 0

🕔09:45, 23.Nov 2018

The course manager at Eaton GC in Norfolk provides general course maintenance tips, including how the thatch removal programme his team has implemented has led to increased consistency in the club’s greens.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 2 Updated

🕔08:15, 23.Nov 2018

The chief executive of Wales Golf asks: “What did the Ryder Cup do for Wales?” And then answers: “Quite a lot, as it happens!”

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How Tidworth Garrison GC raised money for Breast Cancer Now

How Tidworth Garrison GC raised money for Breast Cancer Now 0

🕔07:58, 23.Nov 2018

The club’s ladies put together an event featuring a fashion show, stalls of homemade items and a raffle – and it was a complete success, reports the club’s general manager, Geoff Johnson MBE.

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Two golf clubs have thousands of pounds-worth of trophies stolen

Two golf clubs have thousands of pounds-worth of trophies stolen 0

🕔09:39, 21.Nov 2018

Two English golf clubs have both suffered raids in which trophies worth thousands of pounds were stolen within about 24 hours of each other.

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Major property firm buys Surrey golf club

Major property firm buys Surrey golf club 0

🕔15:15, 20.Nov 2018

A PLC that specialises in property trading and investment, which had recently expressed concerns about Brexit, has invested in a golf club.

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Meet the director of golf operations: Andy McMahon

Meet the director of golf operations: Andy McMahon 0

🕔12:26, 20.Nov 2018

Andy, at Adare Manor in Ireland, the venue for the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008, talks about the major changes that have taken place at the venue.

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Brett Davidge named as new manager of Shropshire golf resort

Brett Davidge named as new manager of Shropshire golf resort 1

🕔13:03, 19.Nov 2018

An experienced hotelier has been named as the new general manager of the four-star Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, in Shropshire.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔11:38, 19.Nov 2018

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that golfers, and especially members of golf club committees, will see benefits if they appreciate greenkeepers more.

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Hilton takes over first Scottish golf resort

Hilton takes over first Scottish golf resort 0

🕔10:45, 19.Nov 2018

The Hilton brand of hotels has taken over another golf resort – and the first of its portfolio in Scotland.

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Club profile: Gullane Golf Club

Club profile: Gullane Golf Club 1

🕔08:07, 19.Nov 2018

The world-famous Scottish club has three courses, two clubhouses and one vision to see that it never falls behind – ensuring continued investment in its facilities.

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Meet Scottish Golf’s performance director, Clare Queen

Meet Scottish Golf’s performance director, Clare Queen 0 Updated

🕔06:26, 19.Nov 2018

Clare talks about how her role is helping golfers transition from talented amateurs into professionals – and why young people, especially girls, should give golf a try.

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Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes

Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes 12

🕔14:59, 13.Nov 2018

An Edinburgh golf club that was over 100 years old has closed down – with reports suggesting that its membership had fallen to just 20 people.

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Derision follows call for golfers to wear hard hats

Derision follows call for golfers to wear hard hats 3

🕔10:16, 13.Nov 2018

A number of golfers and people who work in the golf industry have derided a recent call for golfers to wear hard hats in a bid to reduce golfing-related injuries.

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Suffolk golf club wins VAT ruling against HMRC

Suffolk golf club wins VAT ruling against HMRC 0

🕔09:43, 13.Nov 2018

A tribunal has ruled in favour of a golf club that it was exempt from paying VAT on its green fees and against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC), which had said this was tax avoidance.

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Are all the Mack Golf clubs still closed down?

Are all the Mack Golf clubs still closed down? 0

🕔15:12, 12.Nov 2018

Half of the eight UK Mack Golf clubs that closed down last month have reopened and only one will definitely remain closed, according to research by The Golf Business.

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Andrew Minty on membership retention

Andrew Minty on membership retention 3

🕔14:17, 11.Nov 2018

Langland Bay GC’s director of golf details the secrets behind successful golf club membership retention.

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Alan Oliver on membership retention

Alan Oliver on membership retention 2

🕔08:21, 11.Nov 2018

Alan Oliver, the club secretary at Silloth on Solway Golf Club in Cumbria, believes a golf club manager should adopt five ‘things to consider’ when it comes to retaining members.

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Meet the PGA pro: Andrew Agnoli

Meet the PGA pro: Andrew Agnoli 0

🕔16:26, 9.Nov 2018

The Head of Academy at Topgolf UK, who is an AA PGA Advanced Professional, explains how the Topgolf model is being used this month to attract more women to the game.

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Scottish Golf to set up Young Person’s Golf Panel

Scottish Golf to set up Young Person’s Golf Panel 0

🕔13:27, 9.Nov 2018

Youngsters who are passionate about golf are being urged to apply to become a member of a pioneering new programme to help drive the future of the sport.

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Registration has opened for largest-ever BTME

Registration has opened for largest-ever BTME 0

🕔15:37, 8.Nov 2018

Registration has opened for the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s (BIGGA) largest-ever BTME and Continue to Learn event, which will take place in January 2019.

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