Glasgow council ‘considering converting six golf courses into forests’

Glasgow council ‘considering converting six golf courses into forests’ 9

🕔12:11, 25.Sep 2019

Glasgow City Council is considering reforesting golf courses in a bid to plant more trees and make the city greener.

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Hampshire driving range to be converted into ‘family, sports and entertainment space’

Hampshire driving range to be converted into ‘family, sports and entertainment space’ 0

🕔10:23, 25.Sep 2019

A financial services company has acquired Paultons Golf Club near Southampton from Crown Golf and has said it will invest significantly in the facility.

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The new World Handicap System will start in November 2020

The new World Handicap System will start in November 2020 2

🕔07:12, 25.Sep 2019

The new World Handicap System (WHS) will come into operation on November 2, 2020.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔21:54, 24.Sep 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of The PGA explains that from novices through to Open champions, the PGA professional plays a pivotal role in their development.

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Meet the director of golf: Rockliffe Hall’s Martyn Stubbings

Meet the director of golf: Rockliffe Hall’s Martyn Stubbings 0

🕔19:36, 24.Sep 2019

The Durham-based PGA professional talks about what this role in a major resort entails, getting more women to play the game and the technology he utilises to offer customers something extra.

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Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace

Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace 0

🕔05:51, 24.Sep 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) explains how bullying and harassment in the office can create the risk of employment tribunal claims.

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Fairway Credit – making golf more accessible

Fairway Credit – making golf more accessible 0

🕔04:58, 24.Sep 2019

The golf industry over the last 25 years has changed considerably and Fairway Credit, by offering market-leading finance products, has been able to help clubs, managers and golfers realise their dreams.

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Here’s three of the most important stories for the golf industry that happened in September

Here’s three of the most important stories for the golf industry that happened in September 0

🕔03:40, 24.Sep 2019

From another driving range that will be converted into an entertainment centre to the impact The Solheim Cup could have on women’s participation in golf, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews September.

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The top three golfers of all-time: Tiger Woods sits proudly alongside the greats

The top three golfers of all-time: Tiger Woods sits proudly alongside the greats 0

🕔06:01, 23.Sep 2019

When considering the best sportsmen, or sportswomen for that matter, in a chosen field across the entire history of a sport or event, you should always consider relevant factors that could make such comparisons problematic.

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18-hole course to be turned into nine holes to safeguard its future

18-hole course to be turned into nine holes to safeguard its future 3

🕔12:07, 18.Sep 2019

An 18-hole golf course in Birmingham is set to be transformed into a nine-hole facility that will also include a footgolf course and a driving range, to safeguard its future.

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Work set to go ahead to stop Royal North Devon from falling into the sea

Work set to go ahead to stop Royal North Devon from falling into the sea 0

🕔11:34, 18.Sep 2019

Work to stop one of the world’s oldest golf clubs from falling into the sea is set to go ahead.

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Optical Express founder makes bid to buy top golf club

Optical Express founder makes bid to buy top golf club 1

🕔05:08, 18.Sep 2019

The man who founded the Optical Express chain has submitted an offer to acquire the long-term lease of Cawder Golf Club in Scotland.

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Royal Dornoch licenses its tartan for a whisky

Royal Dornoch licenses its tartan for a whisky 0

🕔14:20, 17.Sep 2019

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has, for the first time in its history, licensed the use of its crest and tartan on a Highland single malt.

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Meet the director of golf: Tim Allen at Cowdray Park Golf Club

Meet the director of golf: Tim Allen at Cowdray Park Golf Club 0

🕔11:16, 17.Sep 2019

Tim talks about running a club on a viscount’s estate that’s the home of British Polo, attracting members to a remote location and converting the clubhouse into accommodation to attract stay-and-play golfers.

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Could NLP make our golf club deliver better results?

Could NLP make our golf club deliver better results? 2

🕔07:02, 17.Sep 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick Golf Club, Elaine McBride, explains how the club’s staff were taught about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – and why this led to positive results.

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Golf club invents game in honour of Nick Pink

Golf club invents game in honour of Nick Pink 0

🕔12:03, 16.Sep 2019

The outgoing chief executive of England Golf, Nick Pink, has had a new game named after him by a golf club in Wolverhampton.

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The new-look Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

The new-look Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club 1

🕔18:33, 14.Sep 2019

One of Scotland’s finest championship links courses has undergone a new look, featuring an impressive new short 12th hole and other subtle course changes that have helped increase membership.

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Golf club membership in Wales is up

Golf club membership in Wales is up 0

🕔08:09, 11.Sep 2019

Golf club membership in Wales grew by nearly 1,000 people last year, according to new data from Wales Golf.

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Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up

Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up 0

🕔06:41, 11.Sep 2019

A golf club in Angus could become the fourth in Scotland to announce its closure in the last month, according to reports.

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Solheim Cup host refurbishes its pro shop

Solheim Cup host refurbishes its pro shop 1

🕔22:32, 10.Sep 2019

The host of the Solheim Cup, Gleneagles, has revamped its pro shop, increasing retail space by nearly a third. There are also now multiple podiums – and average spend has significantly increased as a result.

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Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one

Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one 1

🕔19:54, 10.Sep 2019

Two golfers in Surrey have hit consecutive holes-in-one on the same hole, beating estimated odds of more than one million to one.

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This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass 0

🕔14:05, 10.Sep 2019

The UK’s busiest driving range – where 14 million balls are hit per year – has so far this year invested £50,000 on improvements and, at its heart, is a replica of the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

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How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale

How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale 0

🕔15:00, 9.Sep 2019

Chris Duffy, the manager of Huddersfield Golf Club, believes this is a four-pronged process– and underpinning it is a need to listen to the potential member and not simply hand them a price list.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔10:52, 7.Sep 2019

The chief executive of Europe’s largest greenkeeping association looks at measures that are making this career more attractive to women.

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Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings

Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings 0 Updated

🕔13:51, 6.Sep 2019

The course manager of Calcot Park GC talks about adapting to an unpredictable climate, the work the club put in to ensure the course bounced back following the 2018 drought and the plans his team have for irrigation.

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Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses

Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses 0

🕔09:12, 4.Sep 2019

A number of golf clubs in Scotland are hoping to build properties on land they own in a bid to secure their futures.

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UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years

UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years 3

🕔07:17, 4.Sep 2019

A company that owns and runs 10 golf venues has said it has seen an average increase in golf club membership by a huge 25 per cent in the last four years.

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