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More women than men play golf in this European country

More women than men play golf in this European country 0

🕔12:46, 13.Sep 2017

For the first time ever a European country has reported that more women were members of its golf clubs than men in 2016.

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Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country?

Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country? 1

🕔12:14, 6.Sep 2017

England’s total domination of the number of people per country in Europe who play golf is under threat for the first time since records began.

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More than 10% of Woking is golf courses

More than 10% of Woking is golf courses 3 Updated

🕔07:57, 5.Sep 2017

New research on how much of the UK’s land is taken up by golf courses has found that more than a tenth of the Surrey town of Woking is devoted to the sport.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August 2

🕔15:02, 30.Aug 2017

From the growing trend of sprinting around the golf course to the best marketing news the game could have hoped for, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reveals his top three industry stories this month

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BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business

BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:22, 23.Aug 2017

The executive chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), Philip Morley, has agreed to write a semi-regular column for The Golf Business.

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Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course

Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course 0

🕔16:32, 22.Aug 2017

A multi-million project to remove a UK wall that was built to stop British forces invading could have a devastating effect on a nearby golf club.

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Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes?

Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes? 2

🕔11:22, 16.Aug 2017

A number of golf clubs have been trialing ‘SpeedGolf’ – where golfers run between holes as scores are calculated by the number of shots and the time taken to complete the round.

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Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club

Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club 4

🕔16:44, 11.Aug 2017

A group of travellers have issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.

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

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

🕔16:00, 1.Aug 2017

From a radically different type of course to attract families to the differences clubs are paying on their business rates, golf in July was much more than just the Open Championship

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Golf group comes up with an amazing new type of golf course

Golf group comes up with an amazing new type of golf course 2

🕔11:02, 31.Jul 2017

A company that owns seven golf courses in the UK has introduced golf holes unlike anything we’ve seen before at three of its venues.

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193 golf clubs are ‘ripe for acquisition’

193 golf clubs are ‘ripe for acquisition’ 3

🕔16:24, 28.Jul 2017

An industry financial analyser has said that there are 193 golf clubs in the UK that are currently ripe for acquisition.

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Heather is first female manager in this golf club’s history

Heather is first female manager in this golf club’s history 4

🕔12:01, 27.Jul 2017

A Hampshire golf club has become the latest to appoint a woman as its boss for the first time in its history.

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This might be the greatest game ever

This might be the greatest game ever 3

🕔15:09, 18.Jul 2017

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has been using a giant dartboard to teach youngsters how to play golf ahead of the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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English golf clubs are seeing a boom in new members

English golf clubs are seeing a boom in new members 8

🕔18:01, 17.Jul 2017

Nearly 17,000 people joined English golf clubs in the year up to the end of March 2017, making it one of the best years for the nation in recent times.

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Foxhills to run a fundraiser for Grenfell victims

Foxhills to run a fundraiser for Grenfell victims 0

🕔11:33, 17.Jul 2017

Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey has said it will run a major golf fundraiser for those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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European Tour CEO issues a challenge to UK’s golf clubs

European Tour CEO issues a challenge to UK’s golf clubs 9

🕔11:56, 6.Jul 2017

The chief executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, has issued a challenge to golf clubs to modernise in a bid to grow the game over the next few years.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in June

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in June 0

🕔06:19, 30.Jun 2017

From the lowering age of golf club managers to the new trend of holiday park operators buying golf clubs, The Golf Business editor, Alistair Dunsmuir, reviews the big changes in June.

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£1.25 million golf club saved at last minute

£1.25 million golf club saved at last minute 0

🕔12:27, 26.Jun 2017

A £1.25 million Worcestershire golf club has been saved just days before it was due to close down.

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More than 200 men diagnosed with cancer thanks to screening at club

More than 200 men diagnosed with cancer thanks to screening at club 1

🕔12:18, 8.Jun 2017

A Shropshire club that began testing men for prostate cancer in 2009 has said more than 200 have been diagnosed in the last eight years.

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Another golf club launches free membership for children policy

Another golf club launches free membership for children policy 0

🕔16:09, 7.Jun 2017

Oxford Golf Club has become the latest UK golf club to offer a free membership policy for children.

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Oxford University golf club may relocate

Oxford University golf club may relocate 2

🕔12:03, 6.Jun 2017

A golf club which has land owned by two Oxford University colleges as well as Oxford University Press could relocate to make way for more than 2,000 homes.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in May

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in May 0

🕔20:21, 31.May 2017

From the inaugural GolfSixes tournament to vital research about what children and their parents think about the game, May could end up being an important month for the industry’s future, writes Alistair Dunsmuir

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Cancer charity says one round of golf is as healthy as exercising for a week

Cancer charity says one round of golf is as healthy as exercising for a week 0

🕔12:59, 31.May 2017

The UK’s leading source of cancer care, Macmillan Cancer Support, has called on everyone to take up golf.

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‘Inspirational’ champions of junior golf rewarded

‘Inspirational’ champions of junior golf rewarded 0 Updated

🕔11:57, 26.May 2017

The Golf Foundation has celebrated the ‘inspirational work’ of volunteers and professionals who have provided young people from all backgrounds and abilities with a start in the game.

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32 golf clubs will take on GolfSixes branding

32 golf clubs will take on GolfSixes branding 0

🕔11:48, 8.May 2017

The GolfSixes tournament, which saw fireworks, music, a shot clock and top golfers competing over six holes of golf, has already had a positive effect on golf participation, according to a charity.

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Postcode lottery for golf clubs due to business rates rise

Postcode lottery for golf clubs due to business rates rise 0

🕔11:59, 4.May 2017

A survey on how changes to business rates will affect golf clubs has found that venues in south west and central England are seeing the largest rises.

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The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April

The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April 1

🕔14:57, 28.Apr 2017

April was all about health and golf. The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the top three trends of the month, including why alcohol is so good for the game

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