Three more golf clubs to close down

Three more golf clubs to close down 8

🕔21:44, 27.Nov 2019

Another three golf clubs, one in Scotland, one in Yorkshire and one in Norfolk, have announced they will close down by the end of this year.

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Another three golf courses suffer extreme vandalism

Another three golf courses suffer extreme vandalism 0

🕔20:27, 27.Nov 2019

At least three more golf courses have reported cases of extreme vandalism in the last few days – as these shocking images can testify.

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Golf operator sees business grow by 50% in last year

Golf operator sees business grow by 50% in last year 0

🕔19:13, 27.Nov 2019

An operator of two Scottish golf clubs has said its business has grown by more than 50 per cent in the current financial year.

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The living legends of golf – players who are over 70 years old

The living legends of golf – players who are over 70 years old 0

🕔16:39, 27.Nov 2019

Over the past century, golf has become one of the most widespread sports in the world. Golfers have become famous all over the globe.

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Can our club ban golf buggies?

Can our club ban golf buggies? 1

🕔06:20, 27.Nov 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details the legal obligations on clubs as far as implementing buggy restrictions are concerned.

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Fears for Irish clubs as bank sells off their debts

Fears for Irish clubs as bank sells off their debts 0

🕔19:20, 26.Nov 2019

An Irish golf club has closed down after its debt – valued at more than £1.1 million – was sold by a bank to a fund.

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Adventure golf concept for adults and students to be launched

Adventure golf concept for adults and students to be launched 0 Updated

🕔15:43, 23.Nov 2019

An adventure golf concept that will be marketed to adults rather than children or families is set to be launched at several venues in the next few months.

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Golfer sues club for revoking international membership amid reports that he was playing ’30 times a year’

Golfer sues club for revoking international membership amid reports that he was playing ’30 times a year’ 1

🕔12:19, 21.Nov 2019

A golfer is taking legal action against an exclusive club after it revoked his cheaper international membership because he was playing more than 30 rounds a year.

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Hamilton Golf Club embarks on irrigation refit

Hamilton Golf Club embarks on irrigation refit 0

🕔12:07, 21.Nov 2019

Based on a recommendation, Hamilton Golf Club in Lanarkshire, Scotland, opted for Toro for its irrigation refit.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club in potential rescue package negotiations

Historic Yorkshire golf club in potential rescue package negotiations 1

🕔10:10, 20.Nov 2019

A 127-year-old golf club in Yorkshire has said it is working with its local authority to ensure it can continue operating.

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Huge rise in golf bookings suggests golfers are holidaying in the UK

Huge rise in golf bookings suggests golfers are holidaying in the UK 0

🕔09:12, 20.Nov 2019

A Cornish golf resort has seen a huge 20 per cent rise in group golf throughout 2019.

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Closed down course set to be resurrected and improved

Closed down course set to be resurrected and improved 0

🕔08:10, 20.Nov 2019

In a sign of the strength of some parts of the UK golf market, a Lancashire facility that closed down in 2013, and then reopened as a nine-hole club, now plans to revert back to being an 18-hole venue.

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Castle Stuart back on track to build second course

Castle Stuart back on track to build second course 0

🕔07:14, 20.Nov 2019

Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times since it opened just ten years ago, is set to build a new championship course.

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Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood

Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood 0

🕔06:09, 20.Nov 2019

The club secretary of Royal Jersey GC talks about being in the unprecedented position of spending the last two decades managing a prestigious club where he has also been a member since the mid-1970s.

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How to make more from corporate golf

How to make more from corporate golf 0

🕔10:15, 19.Nov 2019

Corporate golf offerings are a way for a golf club to earn significant revenues. Here, we look at how two maximise this – including recruiting big name professionals to be on hand for lessons.

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The redesign of Prince’s Golf Club

The redesign of Prince’s Golf Club 0

🕔08:32, 18.Nov 2019

The Kent golf club has three loops of nine holes, which are all being redesigned. The first has now been completed and the result is stunning.

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A look at the new Royal Norwich golf course

A look at the new Royal Norwich golf course 0

🕔12:01, 14.Nov 2019

In September Royal Norwich GC moved to a new home a few miles away. We speak to its estates director about the course management work that went into this and his role as a member of the club’s board.

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Two of the world’s oldest golf clubs merge amid membership declines

Two of the world’s oldest golf clubs merge amid membership declines 5

🕔12:44, 13.Nov 2019

The ninth oldest golf club in the world has merged with another historic club – founded in 1879 – to form a new golf club, in the hope that two struggling venues can cut clubhouse costs and thrive as one entity.

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Four Merseyside golf clubs have their futures secured

Four Merseyside golf clubs have their futures secured 2

🕔12:40, 13.Nov 2019

Plans to privatise two golf clubs in Merseyside have been dropped by Wirral Council, which has said it will instead invest in both the venues and another two courses.

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Ireland now has more members of golf clubs than Scotland

Ireland now has more members of golf clubs than Scotland 0

🕔12:31, 13.Nov 2019

Ireland has more members of golf clubs than Scotland for the first time since KPMG started comparing the figures of the two golfing unions.

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The extraordinary story of Alison Johns

The extraordinary story of Alison Johns 0

🕔12:22, 13.Nov 2019

In 2009, the PGA professional was given five days to live. In 2019 she’s been nominated as the first-ever woman captain of the PGA Midlands region.

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Appointments: Gary Beves named as general manager of Golf at Goodwood

Appointments: Gary Beves named as general manager of Golf at Goodwood 0

🕔12:16, 13.Nov 2019

Golf At Goodwood has announced the appointment of Gary Beves, the club’s assistant manager, as its new general manager.

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Why so many clubs are investing in their driving ranges

Why so many clubs are investing in their driving ranges 1

🕔12:09, 13.Nov 2019

Several golf clubs have been investing in technology in their driving ranges in recent months as this is now a proven way to attract more customers to their venues.

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HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK 0

🕔12:05, 13.Nov 2019

Hampshire’s Ryan Reece showed how to beat the opposition when he emerged victorious from more than 4,000 golfers to win HowDidiDo’s 2019 How Do We Beat It competition, which raised £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

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The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area?

The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area? 0

🕔12:01, 13.Nov 2019

Shona McRae, The R&A’s Assistant Rules Director, details what a teeing area constitutes and advises on the location of tee-markers.

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Golf club bought for more than £40 million

Golf club bought for more than £40 million 0

🕔12:27, 6.Nov 2019

A Canadian hotel operator has bought an Irish golf club for about £43 million in what is one of the biggest golf transactions for several years.

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New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched

New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched 2

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2019

A new governance guide for UK golf clubs has been issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game.

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