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Former Walker Cup star Michael Brooks named as TGI chair

Former Walker Cup star Michael Brooks named as TGI chair 0

🕔12:38, 9.Mar 2018

The PGA professional at Malton & Norton Golf Club in Yorkshire, Michael Brooks, has been named as the new chairman of the TGI Golf Partnership, golf’s leading retail services group.

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Two more Ayrshire golf courses facing closure threat

Two more Ayrshire golf courses facing closure threat 1

🕔14:37, 28.Feb 2018

Two golf courses operated by South Ayrshire Council are set to be closed down in a bid to save costs.

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Review of TGI Golf Partners’ annual business conference

Review of TGI Golf Partners’ annual business conference 0

🕔13:40, 19.Feb 2018

The ‘Home of Golf’, St Andrews, hosted TGI Golf Partners for the group’s annual business conference recently, where PGA Professionals where able to enhance their knowledge ahead of the new season.

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Leading Spanish golf retailer comes up for sale

Leading Spanish golf retailer comes up for sale 0

🕔12:09, 12.Feb 2018

One of Spain’s leading golf retail centres – and the only major golf retailer and fitting centre on the North Costa Blanca for the last 14 years – has been placed on the market.

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New format for European Golf Business Conference

New format for European Golf Business Conference 0

🕔13:24, 2.Feb 2018

The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) and the Austrian Golf Federation (ÖGV) have partnered up to put together a new format of the European Golf Business Conference, which will be staged next month.

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PGA links up with app aimed at golf clubs

PGA links up with app aimed at golf clubs 0 Updated

🕔06:00, 24.Jan 2018

The PGA Midlands has formed a partnership with the inventor of CourseMate, an app designed for the golf industry.

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New survey provides more evidence that golf is good for you

New survey provides more evidence that golf is good for you 0

🕔07:38, 23.Jan 2018

A new survey on physical activity has found that playing golf can improve life satisfaction, happiness and feelings of being worthwhile, while reducing levels of anxiety.

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Is it time to market to German golfers?

Is it time to market to German golfers? 1 Updated

🕔08:26, 22.Jan 2018

A new survey has found that German golfers spend almost double the amount on foreign golf holidays than British people do.

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Staffordshire golf course will not be sold off

Staffordshire golf course will not be sold off 0 Updated

🕔07:40, 21.Jan 2018

A nine-hole golf course and a pitch and putt course that are part of the Himley Hall country estate in Staffordshire will not be sold off, council bosses seem to have confirmed.

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Kent Golf Union appoints first ever female county secretary

Kent Golf Union appoints first ever female county secretary 0

🕔07:36, 19.Jan 2018

A county golf union that England Golf describes as a ‘very traditional men’s county golf union’ has appointed a woman as its county secretary for the first time.

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Scottish Golf begins recruitment for FOUR new directors

Scottish Golf begins recruitment for FOUR new directors 0

🕔13:27, 17.Jan 2018

The body that runs amateur golf in Scotland, Scottish Golf, has said it is recruiting for four new directors for its board.

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Golf club PGA pro and manager challenge this April

Golf club PGA pro and manager challenge this April 0

🕔07:24, 16.Jan 2018

All golf clubs are being invited to enter a pair comprising their club manager / secretary and PGA professional for the 2018 ‘Teamwork Trophy’.

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Yorkshire golf club votes to sell its clubhouse

Yorkshire golf club votes to sell its clubhouse 0 Updated

🕔07:53, 15.Jan 2018

Members of a Yorkshire golf club have voted to sell their clubhouse to a developer, which will be knocked down and replaced by five homes.

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Warwickshire golf club closes ‘until further notice’

Warwickshire golf club closes ‘until further notice’ 1

🕔07:01, 8.Jan 2018

A popular golf club in Warwickshire has closed ‘until further notice’ after its operator pulled out, according to its local council, which is taking legal advice.

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Hull venue secures its future by becoming a private members’ golf club

Hull venue secures its future by becoming a private members’ golf club 0 Updated

🕔08:07, 5.Jan 2018

A Yorkshire golf club has secured its future after its members decided to buy the facility for themselves.

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88% of managers say they get insufficient training

88% of managers say they get insufficient training 1

🕔12:39, 3.Jan 2018

A poll of 200 small to medium sized business owners, directors and managers has found that the overwhelming majority believe they received insufficient training to do their job.

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Two horrific incidents occurred at golf clubs over the holiday period

Two horrific incidents occurred at golf clubs over the holiday period 0

🕔14:42, 2.Jan 2018

At least two horrifying acts of criminal behaviour happened at two British golf clubs over the holiday period.

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Huge funding boost for Irish golf clubs

Huge funding boost for Irish golf clubs 0

🕔13:24, 20.Dec 2017

The Irish government has said it will invest £1.7 million into more than 60 golf clubs under a sports club funding programme for 2017.

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Golf Foundation CEO to write for The Golf Business

Golf Foundation CEO to write for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:19, 19.Dec 2017

The chief executive of the charity the Golf Foundation is to write a semi-regular column for The Golf Business.

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England Golf partners with adventure golf provider

England Golf partners with adventure golf provider 0

🕔12:58, 15.Dec 2017

England Golf has formed a partnership with a company that provides adventure golf courses throughout the UK.

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Torquay Golf Club ends ambitious growth plan

Torquay Golf Club ends ambitious growth plan 0

🕔14:37, 12.Dec 2017

Torquay Golf Club has said it is not in a position to proceed with plans to effectively double in size.

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New business rates appeal system ‘is failing golf clubs’

New business rates appeal system ‘is failing golf clubs’ 0

🕔14:30, 8.Dec 2017

The new ‘check, challenge, appeal’ (CCA) system that businesses can use to appeal their rates is confusing and ‘clearly not working’ according to a commercial real estate consultancy

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Golf clubs are helping people recover from a stroke

Golf clubs are helping people recover from a stroke 0

🕔13:20, 6.Dec 2017

The golf industry in Lancashire and Portugal has been showing that the health and social benefits of the game can help the rehabilitation process of people who have had a stroke.

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HowDidiDo to sponsor ‘Club of the Year’ award

HowDidiDo to sponsor ‘Club of the Year’ award 1 Updated

🕔21:48, 2.Dec 2017

One of the largest networks of golfers In Europe, HowDidiDo, has agreed to sponsor the England Golf ‘Club of the Year Award 2018’. 

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New CEO for golf trade umbrella organisation

New CEO for golf trade umbrella organisation 0 Updated

🕔06:35, 1.Dec 2017

The body that represents a number of golf trade associations, the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA), has appointed Mark Kirkup as its new chief executive.

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Pilot project to get women golfing has been huge success

Pilot project to get women golfing has been huge success 2

🕔16:02, 22.Nov 2017

A pilot project involving golfing challenges and a novel scoring system on short courses led to a large number of women joining golf clubs in 2017, its organiser has said.

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Club pro saves rare owl after chasing it through people’s gardens

Club pro saves rare owl after chasing it through people’s gardens 0

🕔15:13, 20.Nov 2017

The head professional at Thorpeness Golf Club in Suffolk has saved a rare Ural owl following a bizarre and almost literal wild-goose chase through several people’s gardens.

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