Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates

Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates 2

🕔16:01, 31.Mar 2020

Sport England has announced £195 million of funding – in addition to what the government has announced, while some golf clubs in Scotland have reported that they have been unsuccessful in applying for a one-off COVID-19 grant of £25,000. 

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Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf

Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf 16

🕔12:02, 31.Mar 2020

There are reports from across the country that some people are ignoring the guidelines not to play golf during the COVID-19 lockdown – and are even being abusive if asked to stop playing.

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Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’

Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’ 4

🕔11:16, 31.Mar 2020

There is hope: After the Spanish Flu pandemic, golf participation around the world doubled during the ‘Roaring Twenties’, and the game became so popular that handicapping was standardised, the Ryder Cup started and the Open Championship began charging people to attend.

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‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’

‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’ 1

🕔11:19, 30.Mar 2020

A renowned Highland links has launched a series of initiatives to raise money so that it can survive the lockdown.

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‘Very few people have asked for a refund’

‘Very few people have asked for a refund’ 9

🕔15:28, 29.Mar 2020

The secretary manager of the seventh oldest golf club in the world has said that golfers have generally been expressing support for his club so far during the coronavirus lockdown, but he is understandably concerned about the future.

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Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19

Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19 2

🕔14:23, 29.Mar 2020

From a golf club that’s inspiring the industry to raise money for the NHS to ones that have been distributing food, the coronavirus has brought out the best in many golf clubs.

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COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates

COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates 5

🕔11:36, 28.Mar 2020

The PGA has launched a ‘COVID-19 Helpline’ to support its members and golf clubs through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week

Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week 0

🕔19:09, 26.Mar 2020

The R&A and greenkeeping association BIGGA have issued guidance to golf clubs about what their greenkeepers should do during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update

Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update 4

🕔13:02, 26.Mar 2020

Scottish golf clubs that have been forced into temporary closure by the coronavirus crisis are eligible for a one-off Scottish government grant of £25,000.

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Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic

Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic 3

🕔15:11, 25.Mar 2020

This guidance, from the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA), examines the government’s job reimbursement scheme, self-isolation and SSP, childcare issues and clubhouse and course closures against the backdrop of COVID-19.

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‘All UK golf courses must now close’

‘All UK golf courses must now close’ 12

🕔09:21, 24.Mar 2020

England Golf, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf have all issued statements saying that their affiliated clubs must close with immediate effect and that golfers should stay at home, but greenkeepers can still attend work.

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Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest

Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest 3

🕔15:40, 23.Mar 2020

Some pro shops at golf clubs closed down this weekend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England

Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England 0

🕔15:37, 23.Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a virtual shutdown in many countries across the world, and one of the main casualties of the virus has been sports.

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Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves

Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves 14

🕔13:35, 22.Mar 2020

Golfers are being urged to maintain a minimum of two metre gaps between each other while playing – otherwise clubs fear they will be closed down entirely due to coronavirus.

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Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update

Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update 4

🕔11:27, 21.Mar 2020

Golf courses can remain open for now but clubs have closed their bars and restaurants as more golf clubs are offering free golf to the general public and in particular key workers during this national crisis.

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The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended

The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended 4

🕔17:54, 20.Mar 2020

Scottish Golf has issued a statement that, in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Rules of Golf have been dramatically amended and applied with immediate effect.

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Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update

Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update 2

🕔11:40, 20.Mar 2020

An English golf and country club has offered all 30 of its bedrooms to the NHS until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

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Golf club member dies; A club is offering free golf; Council-run clubs are closing: Coronavirus update

Golf club member dies; A club is offering free golf; Council-run clubs are closing: Coronavirus update 5

🕔11:13, 19.Mar 2020

A Scottish golf club has announced that one of its members has died after contracting COVID-19.

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You can still play golf provided you ‘keep a distance’

You can still play golf provided you ‘keep a distance’ 23

🕔09:05, 19.Mar 2020

The UK’s chief scientific adviser has responded to a health select committee question about playing golf during the coronavirus crisis by effectively saying it is an activity that is allowable.

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Host of European Senior Tour events to close this autumn

Host of European Senior Tour events to close this autumn 1

🕔08:32, 19.Mar 2020

A Leicestershire golf course which has hosted tournaments for the European Senior Tour is to close down this autumn – the decision is not thought to have anything to do with the coronavirus pandemic.

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This is Dumbarnie Links

This is Dumbarnie Links 4

🕔07:05, 17.Mar 2020

Perhaps the most exciting golf development of 2020 will be a stunning new links course near St Andrews, which will open in May. Here, its course manager talks about the work that has gone into creating the venue

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Edinburgh golf club could sell three of its holes due to financial woes

Edinburgh golf club could sell three of its holes due to financial woes 1

🕔06:23, 17.Mar 2020

A James Braid-designed golf course in Edinburgh could see three of its holes turned into a luxury retirement complex to cover the financial problems it has been suffering.

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Canterbury and Close House golf clubs launch new membership categories

Canterbury and Close House golf clubs launch new membership categories 1

🕔05:15, 17.Mar 2020

Two golf clubs more than 300 miles apart in England have both launched new membership categories to appeal to golfers.

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Here’s Royal Liverpool’s spectacular course changes

Here’s Royal Liverpool’s spectacular course changes 1

🕔04:52, 17.Mar 2020

Royal Liverpool, which has hosted the Open twice in the last 15 years, is nearing completion of the first phase of major course changes designed to retain it as a regular host of the Open Championship.

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Planning permission denied for major new Scottish golf course

Planning permission denied for major new Scottish golf course 2

🕔21:41, 16.Mar 2020

Scottish ministers have ruled that a major but controversial 18-hole golf course cannot be built on protected Highland land – two years after local councillors approved the plan.

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Meet three remarkable women now playing on the Ladies European Tour

Meet three remarkable women now playing on the Ladies European Tour 0

🕔17:51, 16.Mar 2020

Introducing three of the world’s best golfers, who have overcome cancer, deafness and even balancing school lessons with professional golf, to achieve greatness.

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Recently struggling club is now performing well following innovations

Recently struggling club is now performing well following innovations 0

🕔13:33, 16.Mar 2020

A Scottish golf club that was in danger of closing down due to financial difficulties just a few months ago is now performing well following a series of changes.

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