Wentworth to convert to debenture-only club

Wentworth to convert to debenture-only club 1

🕔06:57, 16.Mar 2020

The home of the BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth, has said it will press ahead with plans to convert to a debenture-only club.

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Appointment: David Llewellyn is the new executive golf professional at Carden Park

Appointment: David Llewellyn is the new executive golf professional at Carden Park 0

🕔05:58, 16.Mar 2020

Former European Tour golfer David Llewellyn has been named as executive golf professional at Carden Park in Cheshire, the golf facility he worked at from 1994 to 2002.

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Five key employment law changes come into force in April

Five key employment law changes come into force in April 0

🕔14:19, 15.Mar 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details new legislation that is coming in next month which could affect golf clubs.

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Meet the manager: Jonathan Webb

Meet the manager: Jonathan Webb 1

🕔13:57, 15.Mar 2020

The general manager of Walmer & Kingsdown GC talks about the club’s location on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and the transferrable skills he learned at NATO commanding over 1,000 troops.

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Surrey golf club sees sharp rise in new members

Surrey golf club sees sharp rise in new members 0

🕔16:21, 14.Mar 2020

Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey has reported its best start to a year ever in terms of an increase in membership numbers.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔15:43, 13.Mar 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of The PGA details what the association’s members can look forward to in 2020.

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Nevill Golf Club appoints Paul Way as course director

Nevill Golf Club appoints Paul Way as course director 0 Updated

🕔13:48, 13.Mar 2020

Nevill Golf Club in Kent has announce that former European Tour and Ryder Cup player Paul Way has been appointed as its new course director.

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The 2020 How Do We Beat It event launches

The 2020 How Do We Beat It event launches 0

🕔13:20, 13.Mar 2020

HowDidiDo’s eclectic How Do We Beat It competition, which has raised more than £100,000 for Prostate Cancer UK since it started three years ago, has been launched for 2020.

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Innovative ‘36 shots’ junior championship launched in Scotland

Innovative ‘36 shots’ junior championship launched in Scotland 0

🕔16:48, 11.Mar 2020

The first ever ‘Scottish Junior Flag Championship’ will take place this year in a bid to help golf clubs attract more juniors to their facilities.

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Here’s what the new Topgolf venue in Glasgow will look like

Here’s what the new Topgolf venue in Glasgow will look like 3

🕔13:59, 11.Mar 2020

Construction work has started on the new Topgolf facility in Glasgow, and an artist’s drawing of how the site will look has been released.

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East Midlands golf club saved just before it was due to close

East Midlands golf club saved just before it was due to close 2

🕔12:38, 11.Mar 2020

A golf club in the East Midlands that announced it would close at the end of March has been saved at the 11th hour.

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The R&A CEO: ‘We haven’t sufficiently embraced change’

The R&A CEO: ‘We haven’t sufficiently embraced change’ 4

🕔12:34, 11.Mar 2020

The chief executive of The R&A, the governing body for golf in most of the world, has said that too many golf clubs haven’t sufficiently embraced change in the last few years.

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Paul Azinger is wrong – the European Tour is great

Paul Azinger is wrong – the European Tour is great 0

🕔12:05, 11.Mar 2020

Paul Azinger stirred up a lot of anger among the Europeans on both the PGA and European Tour with his comments during the final round of the Honda Classic.

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Northern Irish golf club ‘may relocate’

Northern Irish golf club ‘may relocate’ 0

🕔17:47, 10.Mar 2020

A property group that already owns one golf club in Northern Ireland has submitted a bid to acquire the land used by a second golf club, which could result in it relocating.

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Greenfee365 partners with intelligentgolf and connects European golfers with UK golf clubs

Greenfee365 partners with intelligentgolf and connects European golfers with UK golf clubs 0

🕔17:38, 10.Mar 2020

Greenfee365, the European marketing company that allows golf clubs to sell their tee times directly to golfers all over the world, has formed a partnership with software supplier intelligentgolf.

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Why municipal golf is thriving in Burnley

Why municipal golf is thriving in Burnley 2

🕔20:26, 9.Mar 2020

Municipal golf courses have generally been struggling in recent years. But it doesn’t have to be this way, as Wesley Kellow, operations manager at Burnley Leisure, which recently took on Towneley GC, details.

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Golf in Zanzibar: A review

Golf in Zanzibar: A review 1

🕔16:35, 9.Mar 2020

Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa, has one golf course. But that was sufficient for Sarah Forrest to visit the archipelago and discover that even here there is more than enough to satisfy the holiday golfer.

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Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club for the first time

Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club for the first time 0 Updated

🕔12:31, 9.Mar 2020

Following on from Toro’s success at The Drift Golf Club in Surrey, Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley-on-Thames, its sister club, for the first time.

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Product profile: The BTD-200 lightning warning system

Product profile: The BTD-200 lightning warning system 0

🕔13:27, 4.Mar 2020

The BTD-200 lightning warning system from meteorological equipment specialist Biral is a complete, ready-to-run, self-contained sensor that reliably detects the presence of all forms of lightning to an accurate range of 22 miles.

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Two golf clubs form corporate partnerships with two football clubs

Two golf clubs form corporate partnerships with two football clubs 1

🕔10:22, 4.Mar 2020

The golf clubs Trump Turnberry and The Shire London have both formed partnerships with football clubs – Glasgow Rangers and Brentford FC respectively.

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Study finds older people ‘live longer’ if they play golf

Study finds older people ‘live longer’ if they play golf 9

🕔08:33, 4.Mar 2020

A US study into mortality among the over 65s in the 1990s, which has just been published, has found participants tended to live longer if they played golf at least once a month.

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Bob Williams steps down as CEO of the GCMA

Bob Williams steps down as CEO of the GCMA 5

🕔06:20, 4.Mar 2020

The chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), Bob Williams, has announced he will step down this summer after more than seven years in the role.

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Another five golf courses are earmarked for closure in Scotland

Another five golf courses are earmarked for closure in Scotland 3

🕔22:12, 3.Mar 2020

For the second time in a few days, there are reports that a Scottish local authority wants to close down five of its golf courses.

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The K Club is sold for more than £55 million

The K Club is sold for more than £55 million 0

🕔19:38, 3.Mar 2020

The K Club in Ireland, host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has been bought reportedly for more than £55 million – the second purchase of a golf resort in the British Isles in the last few months.

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Scottish Golf launches new logo

Scottish Golf launches new logo 2

🕔13:29, 3.Mar 2020

The governing body for golf in Scotland has unveiled a new brand ‘to embrace the digital world’.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson

Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson 0

🕔15:37, 2.Mar 2020

Scott talks about improving the course’s drainage and therefore the greens, renovating the bunkers and trialling new grasses on a redundant green.

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