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Insolvency expert says some golf club committees need to be more professional

Insolvency expert says some golf club committees need to be more professional 2 Updated

🕔16:02, 20.Feb 2020

An insolvency expert that has dealt with two golf clubs that closed down in recent months has said committee members of some clubs need to be ‘more business-like about running costs’.

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Local authority to invest heavily in golf because it ‘will deliver returns’

Local authority to invest heavily in golf because it ‘will deliver returns’ 1

🕔10:49, 19.Feb 2020

A Merseyside council is to invest more than half a million pounds in its golf offerings, including building two driving ranges, because it believes it will achieve a return on investment of double this in a decade.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club to close down

Historic Yorkshire golf club to close down 1

🕔10:52, 12.Feb 2020

A 109-year-old golf club in West Yorkshire that has ‘struggled with the upkeep of the facility’ in recent years has announced it will close down at the end March.

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Leading Scottish venue can sell alcohol to American golfers while they’re playing

Leading Scottish venue can sell alcohol to American golfers while they’re playing 3

🕔06:10, 12.Feb 2020

One of the greatest golfing venues in the world has been given permission to sell alcohol on its course from a golf cart.

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Another Scottish golf club closes down

Another Scottish golf club closes down 0

🕔10:06, 5.Feb 2020

A links golf club in Inverness is to close down this month – with the club posting online that it is ‘furious’ with the decision.

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New survey finds golf club costs are rising significantly

New survey finds golf club costs are rising significantly 9

🕔09:39, 5.Feb 2020

A new survey of UK golf clubs has found that course costs have risen significantly in the last year, but many clubs are reporting growth and managers’ salaries are also significantly increasing.

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Crown Golf is now a ‘property development company’

Crown Golf is now a ‘property development company’ 2

🕔19:13, 4.Feb 2020

The UK’s biggest golf club operator, Crown Golf, has evolved from ‘a golf course operating business into a property development company’ as it plans to build 230 lodges at one of its venues.

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Criticism for Extinction Rebellion as it targets a golf club

Criticism for Extinction Rebellion as it targets a golf club 0

🕔13:42, 4.Feb 2020

A golf club in Brighton has been saved despite environmental movement Extinction Rebellion carrying out a protest at it – although a second club will be restored to chalk grasslands through a ‘rewilding’ plan.

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Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month

Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month 4

🕔15:42, 31.Jan 2020

From more signs that there is growing demand for short golf courses to the benefits of partnering with other clubs to appeal to ‘staycation’ golfers, the first month of 2020 has been encouraging for the industry.

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Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains

Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains 0

🕔11:13, 29.Jan 2020

A Yorkshire golf course that feared it was about to close down has apparently been saved, although some uncertainty about its future remains.

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Irish golf clubs optimistic for 2020

Irish golf clubs optimistic for 2020 0

🕔20:26, 28.Jan 2020

A review of several Irish golf clubs has found optimism for the year ahead with many reporting that initiatives introduced in recent years have proved to be successful.

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Yorkshire golf club could be sold – leaving a potential windfall for members

Yorkshire golf club could be sold – leaving a potential windfall for members 0

🕔20:34, 14.Jan 2020

Members of a golf club in Bradford have been discussing the sale of the facility to a housing developer, according to local reports.

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Former CEO of Wentworth sues for £750k over racial discrimination

Former CEO of Wentworth sues for £750k over racial discrimination 1

🕔08:24, 8.Jan 2020

The former chief executive of Wentworth Club, one of the most famous golf clubs in the world, is suing the owner of the club for three quarters of a million pounds, as he claims he was dismissed unfairly.

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Scottish club to convert from 18 to nine holes to secure its future

Scottish club to convert from 18 to nine holes to secure its future 0

🕔06:11, 8.Jan 2020

A Scottish golf club will work towards creating a nine-hole golf course and will create a ‘transition fund’ to cover costs and debts, in a bid to secure its future.

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Two in five golfers play MORE golf after a hip operation

Two in five golfers play MORE golf after a hip operation 0

🕔07:28, 2.Jan 2020

Two in five golfers play more golf after undergoing joint replacements and almost 90 per cent continue to play the same amount of golf after the operation, according to stunning new research.

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Here’s the top three trends we learnt about the golf industry in December 2019

Here’s the top three trends we learnt about the golf industry in December 2019 0

🕔09:30, 31.Dec 2019

From clubs switching to recyclable coffee cups to another club trying to secure its future by selling its land for housing and then relocating to a new venue, December was a month for thinking outside the box.

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Leicestershire golf club is set to build a new course and relocate to it

Leicestershire golf club is set to build a new course and relocate to it 0

🕔10:23, 18.Dec 2019

A golf club in Leicestershire has submitted a planning application to build a new 18-hole golf course and then relocate to it.

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Two golf clubs given new names

Two golf clubs given new names 0

🕔20:55, 17.Dec 2019

Two golf clubs, one in England and one in Scotland, have both changed their names as they head into 2020.

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Two more golf courses could have housing complexes built on them

Two more golf courses could have housing complexes built on them 1

🕔16:18, 17.Dec 2019

Another two English golf courses could see housing complexes built on them, according to reports.

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Jeremy Tomlinson named as the new chief executive of England Golf

Jeremy Tomlinson named as the new chief executive of England Golf 1

🕔15:20, 11.Dec 2019

The former managing director of Acushnet Europe, Jeremy Tomlinson, has been named as the new chief executive of England Golf.

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Liverpool golf club unveils major development plans

Liverpool golf club unveils major development plans 0

🕔09:44, 3.Dec 2019

A golf club in Liverpool has unveiled a £10m+ plan including a 16,000 square feet driving range, a new clubhouse, an adventure golf course and even football pitches and tennis courts.

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Mixed golf event will ‘lead to more interest in women’s golf’

Mixed golf event will ‘lead to more interest in women’s golf’ 0

🕔21:28, 2.Dec 2019

The European Tour and Ladies European Tour’s 2020 mixed event in which men and women will go head-to-head on the same course will boost interest in women’s golf, according to new research.

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Here’s the top three golf industry developments from November 2019

Here’s the top three golf industry developments from November 2019 0

🕔15:21, 2.Dec 2019

More golf clubs closed down in November – but the relatively small numbers that have gone, plus positive data from many other venues, suggests the industry is actually performing well at the moment.

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Three more golf clubs to close down

Three more golf clubs to close down 8

🕔21:44, 27.Nov 2019

Another three golf clubs, one in Scotland, one in Yorkshire and one in Norfolk, have announced they will close down by the end of this year.

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Another three golf courses suffer extreme vandalism

Another three golf courses suffer extreme vandalism 0

🕔20:27, 27.Nov 2019

At least three more golf courses have reported cases of extreme vandalism in the last few days – as these shocking images can testify.

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Fears for Irish clubs as bank sells off their debts

Fears for Irish clubs as bank sells off their debts 0

🕔19:20, 26.Nov 2019

An Irish golf club has closed down after its debt – valued at more than £1.1 million – was sold by a bank to a fund.

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Golfer sues club for revoking international membership amid reports that he was playing ’30 times a year’

Golfer sues club for revoking international membership amid reports that he was playing ’30 times a year’ 1

🕔12:19, 21.Nov 2019

A golfer is taking legal action against an exclusive club after it revoked his cheaper international membership because he was playing more than 30 rounds a year.

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