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De Vere golf portfolio sold to foreign buyers

De Vere golf portfolio sold to foreign buyers 1

🕔11:16, 20.Nov 2014

Two global capitalists, Sankaty Advisors & Canyon Capital Advisors, have bought all the golf clubs De Vere owns and transferred their management to QHotels.

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See the 22 golf clubs put up for sale in the UK

See the 22 golf clubs put up for sale in the UK 12

🕔16:01, 19.Nov 2014

At least an astonishing 16 golf clubs, most worth millions, have been put up for sale in the UK in the last 13 weeks. We take a look at all of them.

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Vivien Saunders to stand as an MP

Vivien Saunders to stand as an MP 5

🕔10:51, 13.Nov 2014

AGCO chair, former British Open champion and campaigner for tax reform in golf, Vivien Saunders, is set to stand as an MP at the 2015 General Election.

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The 3-minute video that shows golf clubs how to grow junior sections

The 3-minute video that shows golf clubs how to grow junior sections 0

🕔11:17, 10.Nov 2014

Syngenta and Gaudet Luce Golf Club have teamed up to produce a professional video that teaches the industry how to grow junior sections – watch it here.

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Golf clubs’ fury over new VAT repayment delay

Golf clubs’ fury over new VAT repayment delay 3

🕔11:13, 6.Nov 2014

Hundreds of private members’ golf clubs are now almost certainly not going to receive any VAT repayments this year following a new tax chamber ruling.

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Why are just 2% of England’s golfers from ethnic minorities?

Why are just 2% of England’s golfers from ethnic minorities? 0

🕔11:19, 5.Nov 2014

England Golf, the body that runs amateur golf in England, has launched a drive to appeal golf to ethnic minorities, as figures reveal that just 2% of golfers are non-white.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in October:

Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in October: 0

🕔16:17, 31.Oct 2014

‘The industry is far from perfect, but there are some things about it that are fantastic’. What I learnt about golf club management in October.

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Two major golf clubs to close down ‘next month’

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🕔12:02, 28.Oct 2014

Taunton Vale GC and Lostwithiel Golf & Country Club are both set to permanently close down this November, in a sign the industry is still in severe trouble.

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The rejuvenation of Glynhir Golf Club

The rejuvenation of Glynhir Golf Club 0

🕔15:46, 25.Oct 2014

How former GCMA chief executive Keith Lloyd has led the team that has transformed the once struggling and now seemingly thriving Glynhir Golf Club in Wales.

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This is Britain’s youngest golf club manager

This is Britain’s youngest golf club manager 4

🕔10:12, 23.Oct 2014

Britain’s youngest golf club manager is a 23-year-old woman called Ellie Green, research by Golf Club Management can reveal.

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Northenden Golf Club will, amazingly, bounce back from this

Northenden Golf Club will, amazingly, bounce back from this 1

🕔10:18, 21.Oct 2014

The historic Northenden Golf Club in Manchester is to remain in existence despite a huge fire that completely destroyed its 100-year-old clubhouse.

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The R&A appoints banker as its new CEO

The R&A appoints banker as its new CEO 1

🕔10:33, 16.Oct 2014

The R&A, the joint governing body for golf around the world, has appointed a former banker, Martin Slumbers, to be its new chief executive from next year.

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Vince Cable ‘is wrong to say golf courses should be built on’

Vince Cable ‘is wrong to say golf courses should be built on’ 0

🕔09:48, 14.Oct 2014

PGA chief executive Sandy Jones criticises business secretary Vince Cable for saying golf courses should be built on to solve the housing crisis, saying this underestimates their economic contribution.

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England Golf launches biggest drive ever to attract women and girls

England Golf launches biggest drive ever to attract women and girls 2

🕔14:46, 9.Oct 2014

England Golf has launched the biggest drive in its history to get women and girls to play golf, featuring an advisory group and a targeted appointment.

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Criteria and rules for the GCMA Manager of the Year competition 0

🕔14:06, 3.Oct 2014

These are the criteria for the GCMA Manager of the Year competition, 2015. To fill out the nomination form, visit www.howdidido.com/gcma 1) The closing date for entries is May 31, 2015 2) Golf Club Manager of the Year entries will

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71% of golfers believe dress codes are a problem for golf

71% of golfers believe dress codes are a problem for golf 1

🕔10:28, 2.Oct 2014

A major new survey of golfers’ attitudes towards dress codes has found that an overwhelming majority believe that they do deter people from taking up golf.

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From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September

From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September 0

🕔11:17, 1.Oct 2014

From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September

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Is your golf club committee due a free subscription to Golf Club Management?

Is your golf club committee due a free subscription to Golf Club Management? 0

🕔12:02, 30.Sep 2014

If your golf club subscribes to Golf Club Management’s print magazine, either as a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association or directly, it is entitled to receive up to five FREE digital copies of every issue of the magazine

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Sandy Jones: The government should give ‘widow loneliness cure’ grants to golf clubs

Sandy Jones: The government should give ‘widow loneliness cure’ grants to golf clubs 1

🕔10:55, 30.Sep 2014

The CEO of the PGA, Sandy Jones, has called on the government to give grants to golf clubs because they act as social hubs to elderly people whose partners have died.

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NHS obesity campaign: ‘Take up golf and live longer’ 0

🕔10:34, 18.Sep 2014

The NHS obesity campaign Change4Life has said that people should take up golf in order to live longer and lose weight.

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Two historic golf clubs launch ground breaking flexible membership packages

Two historic golf clubs launch ground breaking flexible membership packages 1

🕔10:51, 2.Sep 2014

Two historic golf clubs have launched modern flexible membership packages that allow people to become playing members for a relatively small amount of money.

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The top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August

The top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August 0

🕔14:11, 1.Sep 2014

Here’s the top 3 things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the golf club industry in August 2014.

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Golf club ‘will make millions’ after Wolsey statues find

Golf club ‘will make millions’ after Wolsey statues find 0

🕔11:22, 29.Aug 2014

Wellingborough Golf Club is set for a windfall after it emerges that Cardinal Wolsey’s statues for his tomb were sitting on its gateposts for hundreds of years.

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Video: US police car chase ends up on a golf course

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🕔07:55, 24.Aug 2014

A bemused golfer managed to record a few moments as several police cars chased after a vehicle on a US golf course recently:

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Playing golf will cut the risk of contracting diabetes

Playing golf will cut the risk of contracting diabetes 2

🕔10:13, 20.Aug 2014

Four golf clubs in Durham and the golfing legend Gary Player are campaigning to get more people playing golf in order to put the breaks on an increase in Type 2 diabetes.

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This is the most moving plea, by a disabled boy, to change golf that you will ever read

This is the most moving plea, by a disabled boy, to change golf that you will ever read 1

🕔10:50, 14.Aug 2014

Jordan Rosser is a 14-year-old boy with eight separate disabilities. He is completely in love with golf despite the pain it causes him, but would like the authorities to make one simple change.

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Antony Wainwright – an obituary

Antony Wainwright – an obituary 1

🕔16:10, 13.Aug 2014

An obituary of STRI ecologist and former greenkeeper Antony Wainwright

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