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Housing magazine calls for golf courses to be closed down and built on

Housing magazine calls for golf courses to be closed down and built on 0

🕔07:01, 12.Sep 2016

A leading equities analyst has written an article for Property Week calling for authorities to dig up golf courses in a bid to solve the UK’s housing shortage crisis.

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Negative publicity for golf club for shooting rabbits

Negative publicity for golf club for shooting rabbits 1

🕔11:50, 13.Mar 2015

A Tyneside golf club has received local negative publicity for shooting rabbits that were causing damage to its greens.

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There are 3,297 golf clubs in the British Isles

There are 3,297 golf clubs in the British Isles 0

🕔11:42, 12.Mar 2015

An unprecedented report into the global golf industry that took 25,000 hours to compile has found that there are 3,297 golf clubs in the British Isles.

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Environment body slams 15 golf courses over water usage

Environment body slams 15 golf courses over water usage 2

🕔11:14, 9.Mar 2015

Scottish golf courses have been exposed for taking more water than they are allowed to by an agency that has the power to take legal action against them.

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Pressure on Troon and Muirfield as Royal St George’s admits women

Pressure on Troon and Muirfield as Royal St George’s admits women 0

🕔11:22, 5.Mar 2015

As Royal St George’s admits women for the first time in its 127-year history, what does this mean for the other men-only Open venues, Troon and Muirfield?

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Golf in state of shock as 20-year-old man dies at Celtic Manor

Golf in state of shock as 20-year-old man dies at Celtic Manor 0

🕔11:08, 4.Mar 2015

A 20-year-old greenkeeper has died at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales after the spraying vehicle he was in rolled into one of the club’s lakes.

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Vote for your golf club ‘Manager of the Year’

Vote for your golf club ‘Manager of the Year’ 0

🕔01:55, 2.Mar 2015

The GCMA Manager of the Year competition has been launched, with new categories, new sponsors and new prizes for outstanding managers of golf clubs.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 0

🕔13:52, 1.Mar 2015

3. Participation in golf might have finally stopped dropping. It’s been a dreadful few years for the industry, with many clubs losing vital revenue due to a drop in both the number of people being members and the numbers playing

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Playing golf could save twice as many lives as obesity kills

Playing golf could save twice as many lives as obesity kills 0

🕔11:39, 26.Feb 2015

A Cambridge University study has found that twice as many people die each year from inactivity than from obesity, but playing golf could be the solution.

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Three struggling golf clubs have their futures secured

Three struggling golf clubs have their futures secured 0

🕔11:23, 20.Feb 2015

Three struggling golf clubs that feared that they would shut down have all been told their futures have been secured thanks to private investment.

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Golf’s participation drop may have finally hit a plateau

Golf’s participation drop may have finally hit a plateau 1

🕔12:18, 12.Feb 2015

Two major surveys into participation in golf – which has fallen dramatically over the last decade – show that the drop may finally have hit a plateau.

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History made as HMRC agrees to pay VAT back to private golf clubs

History made as HMRC agrees to pay VAT back to private golf clubs 36

🕔11:07, 5.Feb 2015

After several years of legal wrangling, HMRC has agreed to make substantial payments to hundreds of private members’ golf clubs for overpaid VAT by April.

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Golf club managers vent fury over loss of Open coverage

Golf club managers vent fury over loss of Open coverage 5

🕔11:36, 4.Feb 2015

Several golf clubs and their managers have expressed their anger that the Open Championship will not be shown live on terrestrial television from 2017.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management during January

Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management during January 0

🕔11:47, 3.Feb 2015

Homophobia is now an issue that some golf clubs are prepared to aggressively tackle. Regardless of whether you think the punishment of a year’s ban from two golf courses was too draconian or not, William Webster’s chastisement for a moderately

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Is this the end for municipal golf clubs?

Is this the end for municipal golf clubs? 1

🕔12:26, 2.Feb 2015

Municipal golf clubs may now be facing a critical period in their history as a whole host face closure according to new research by this publication.

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The top golf club trends of 2014

The top golf club trends of 2014 2

🕔17:10, 27.Jan 2015

Golf Club Management looks at the top 40 trends of 2014

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Pensioner banned from two golf clubs over homophobic comments

Pensioner banned from two golf clubs over homophobic comments 1

🕔12:13, 26.Jan 2015

A pensioner has been banned from two golf clubs in Dundee for a year after he made a comment to a female member of staff that has been judged as homophobic.

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HMRC set to argue that VAT payments to golf clubs must be substantially reduced

HMRC set to argue that VAT payments to golf clubs must be substantially reduced 11

🕔11:58, 15.Jan 2015

EXCLUSIVE: HMRC is set to argue that the amount it is due to pay private members’ golf clubs back in overpaid VAT should be reduced by at least half.

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This cerebral palsy sufferer has had a putter invented for him by his local golf club

This cerebral palsy sufferer has had a putter invented for him by his local golf club 0

🕔10:59, 12.Jan 2015

Mid Sussex GC has been so determined for a man with cerebral palsy to play golf that it has invented a putter specifically for him to play the game with.

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These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees

These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees 0

🕔12:06, 6.Jan 2015

The four golf clubs that are in line to win the Operation Pollinator award later this month for their amazing work with bees have been named by the STRI.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in December

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in December 0

🕔17:41, 1.Jan 2015

FootGolf is getting bigger and bigger It was dismissed as a novelty when it first came to the UK about three years ago, but FootGolf, the golf – football hybrid in which participants kick balls into giant holes, is growing

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Mainstream media reveals golf’s shortcomings

Mainstream media reveals golf’s shortcomings 8

🕔12:19, 17.Dec 2014

Two of the UK’s biggest media outlets, the BBC & The Telegraph, have both published articles identifying the problems golf is facing and offering solutions.

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This golf club has done something brilliant for its environment and local community

This golf club has done something brilliant for its environment and local community 0

🕔11:52, 9.Dec 2014

Carluke Golf Club has helped local disadvantaged youngsters plant several trees on its course in a move that will benefit them, residents & the environment.

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The golf industry is now in a ‘precarious position’

The golf industry is now in a ‘precarious position’ 10

🕔12:43, 3.Dec 2014

England Golf has warned that the industry is now in a ‘precarious position’ after its major survey revealed that club membership is still in sharp decline.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about golf club management in November

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about golf club management in November 1

🕔14:42, 2.Dec 2014

From one campaigner vowing to stand as an MP at the next election to the average age of regular golfers up a massive 15 years, November was a massive month.

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Preview of BIGGA’s BTME exhibition

Preview of BIGGA’s BTME exhibition 0

🕔14:15, 26.Nov 2014

Golf Club Management previews BIGGA’s BTME exhibition.

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The 12 major golf clubs sold to foreign buyers in 2014

The 12 major golf clubs sold to foreign buyers in 2014 0

🕔11:21, 20.Nov 2014

From Wentworth to Turnberry, a look at the five major golf clubs sold to foreign buyers in 2014.

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