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Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club

Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club 0

🕔11:23, 17.Sep 2018

A leading facility featuring two high-end golf courses, which entered administration in 2015, has launched a new golf club.

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The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise

The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise 2

🕔10:54, 12.Sep 2018

Golf’s governing body for most of the world, The R&A, has announced it is changing its brand identity and is investing £200 million in developing the game over the next decade. 

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Golf club membership has RISEN in England

Golf club membership has RISEN in England 6

🕔12:16, 11.Sep 2018

Golf club membership in England has experienced a shock and large rise in the last two years, according to the most comprehensive study of golf club trends in the UK.

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Derbyshire golf club announces it will close down next year

Derbyshire golf club announces it will close down next year 6

🕔12:49, 4.Sep 2018

A golf club in Derbyshire that has seen its membership drop from 350 in 2006 to 210 today has announced it will permanently close down next spring.

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‘Golf clubs could have PlayStation rooms’

‘Golf clubs could have PlayStation rooms’ 0

🕔12:44, 22.Aug 2018

The new chief executive of Scottish Golf has called on venues in the country to think creatively about how they can be more welcoming.

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Female participation in golf is soaring in 2018

Female participation in golf is soaring in 2018 1

🕔11:39, 16.Aug 2018

New data from a company that analyses millions of rounds of golf in the UK has found a surge in participation of the game by women and girls since the start of this year.

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This woman has become the first female head greenkeeper in Wales

This woman has become the first female head greenkeeper in Wales 0

🕔13:12, 1.Aug 2018

Lucy Sellick has been appointed head greenkeeper at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club – the first time ever that a Welsh golf club has employed a female head greenkeeper.

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Court orders golf club to pay £150,000 over greenkeeper death

Court orders golf club to pay £150,000 over greenkeeper death 0

🕔07:50, 1.Aug 2018

Golf clubs are being encouraged to check health and safety claims of their staff with previous employers, after a Leicestershire club was ordered to pay £150k following the death of its course manager.

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Major new funding product for golf clubs launched

Major new funding product for golf clubs launched 0

🕔10:48, 31.Jul 2018

A financial services PLC has brought out a finance product specifically for golf clubs – the first of its kind in decades.

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Golf club ‘did not break the law’ by refusing to allow female golfer to play in men-only event

Golf club ‘did not break the law’ by refusing to allow female golfer to play in men-only event 2

🕔06:18, 24.Jul 2018

A woman who took discrimination action against an Irish golf club that refused to allow her to participate in a men-only competition has failed in her complaint.

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Health professionals urged to refer inactive patients for golf lessons

Health professionals urged to refer inactive patients for golf lessons 0

🕔11:37, 17.Jul 2018

A new report that shows that golf builds muscle strength, reduces blood pressure and improves life satisfaction has led to health professionals being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons.

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Police issue a warning to golf clubs about tee time booking scam

Police issue a warning to golf clubs about tee time booking scam 1

🕔15:12, 3.Jul 2018

Merseyside Police has written to a number of golf club managers and secretaries warning that fraudsters are using compromised credit cards to book tee times.

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England Golf CEO Nick Pink to contribute for The Golf Business

England Golf CEO Nick Pink to contribute for The Golf Business 1

🕔12:46, 29.Jun 2018

The chief executive of England Golf, Nick Pink, has agreed to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the golf industry in June 2018

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the golf industry in June 2018 0

🕔10:40, 29.Jun 2018

From opportunities to partner with potential rivals to marketing creativity, here’s the top three things The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry in June.

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Hotel group looking to partner with golf clubs

Hotel group looking to partner with golf clubs 1

🕔11:59, 19.Jun 2018

The hotel management company, RBH, which runs 75 hotel brands in the UK and hundreds of hotels, has announced it is willing to partner with golf clubs in a bid to offer more packages to pay-and-play visitors.

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23-year-old named as youngest golf club secretary in the UK

23-year-old named as youngest golf club secretary in the UK 6

🕔08:35, 13.Jun 2018

West Essex Golf Club has appointed James Levick as its new secretary – someone who, at 23, is believed to be the youngest golf club manager in the country.

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A large number of clubhouse refurb projects are taking place at the moment

A large number of clubhouse refurb projects are taking place at the moment 5 Updated

🕔08:05, 7.Jun 2018

An unusually large number of high profile clubhouse refurbishment projects have been taking place in the last few weeks.

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This is how one golf club is celebrating Pride

This is how one golf club is celebrating Pride 0

🕔11:22, 5.Jun 2018

Oxford Golf Club has backed the Oxford Pride festival – a celebration of Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ community – by placing a rainbow-themed flag in every hole on its course.

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Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth

Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth 0

🕔11:44, 31.May 2018

The rise in thefts of batteries from golf buggies have been linked to the production of class A drugs, according to a police inspector.

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Here’s 3 things we learnt about the golf industry in May

Here’s 3 things we learnt about the golf industry in May 0

🕔16:50, 25.May 2018

The golf industry’s trend towards nine-hole golf, lodges and programmes to get more women playing golf became apparent in May, according to The Golf Business editor, Alistair Dunsmuir.

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PGA to launch #WeLoveGolf to attract more women to the game

PGA to launch #WeLoveGolf to attract more women to the game 5

🕔11:28, 22.May 2018

The Professional Golfers’ Association is launching a huge new PR campaign aimed at encouraging more women and girls to play golf.  

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GDPR: Golf clubs probably don’t need to delete old website images

GDPR: Golf clubs probably don’t need to delete old website images 0 Updated

🕔07:34, 3.May 2018

A golf course photographer has been told that golf clubs probably do not need to delete images featuring people from their websites by May 25, provided they gave verbal consent.

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PGA CEO Robert Maxfield to write for The Golf Business

PGA CEO Robert Maxfield to write for The Golf Business 0

🕔08:25, 1.May 2018

One of the most powerful people in golf in Europe, the chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Robert Maxfield, is to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Should we be concerned about the latest participation slump data?

Should we be concerned about the latest participation slump data? 8

🕔11:42, 19.Apr 2018

New research for golf participation over the last six months compared with previous years has found an unprecedented and stunning drop.

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Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched

Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched 0

🕔15:42, 18.Apr 2018

The Golf Business has launched what is set to be the biggest recruitment portal in the golf industry, featuring hundreds of jobs such as club managers, PGA professionals and greenkeepers.

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Has the shine come off flexible memberships?

Has the shine come off flexible memberships? 5

🕔11:48, 16.Apr 2018

A new survey has found that the number of golf clubs offering flexible memberships has fallen sharply following years of record growth.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018 1 Updated

🕔08:46, 31.Mar 2018

Giving his monthly review of how the golf industry has evolved, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the state of the game in Scotland and how the new rules of golf will affect the industry

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