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Four historic golf clubs could merge into one due to loss of members

Four historic golf clubs could merge into one due to loss of members 3

🕔11:03, 28.May 2015

Four of the world’s most historic golf clubs, which are all located in the same Scottish town, could merge into one venue because all four have suffered significant drops in members in the last few years.

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Holland now has more female golfers than England

Holland now has more female golfers than England 1

🕔15:18, 20.May 2015

A shocking new survey on European golf participation rates has found that Holland, which only has 203 golf courses, has significantly more female golfers than England, despite it having nearly ten times as many golf venues.

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‘Golf club membership keeps me going’ says 82-year-old cancer battling widower

‘Golf club membership keeps me going’ says 82-year-old cancer battling widower 1

🕔15:19, 18.May 2015

An amazing 82-year-old man whose wife recently died, and was himself diagnosed with cancer, has said he is being kept healthy by his golf club membership.

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This golf club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles

This golf club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles 3

🕔10:59, 15.May 2015

The sand in the bunkers of Beauchief Golf Course in Sheffield is now made of recycled glass from beer bottles from the club’s bar.

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England Golf introduces guide to help golf clubs recruit women

England Golf introduces guide to help golf clubs recruit women 1

🕔13:17, 11.May 2015

England Golf has launched probably the most comprehensive guide ever produced to help golf clubs attract women to their venues.

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Another two golf clubs could close to make way for homes

Another two golf clubs could close to make way for homes 0

🕔11:39, 7.May 2015

Just days after it emerged that two UK golf clubs could close down to be replaced by thousands of homes, another two golf clubs could be set for the same fate.

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Read this amazing letter from a daughter whose dad died of heart attack on the golf course

Read this amazing letter from a daughter whose dad died of heart attack on the golf course 0

🕔11:46, 5.May 2015

The daughter of a keen golfer and former club secretary who died of a heart attack on the course has written an emotional letter detailing that he went the way he wanted to go.

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British golfers are the fastest in the world

British golfers are the fastest in the world 2

🕔14:11, 29.Apr 2015

The biggest survey into the pace of play ever conducted has found that British golfers complete their rounds far more quickly than golfers from any other region on the planet.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt in April

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt in April 0

🕔10:27, 29.Apr 2015

From a worrying trend to replace golf courses with housing developments to the industry being happy to say that Peter Alliss is talking nonsense, Alistair Dunsmuir reviews April in golf club management.

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Vivien Saunders: Why I’m standing against David Cameron

Vivien Saunders: Why I’m standing against David Cameron 8

🕔10:44, 20.Apr 2015

Golf club owner and tax campaigner Vivien Saunders has announced that she is standing for parliament at the forthcoming election – against prime minister David Cameron in his Oxfordshire seat of Witney.

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St Mellion becomes latest big name to go up for sale

St Mellion becomes latest big name to go up for sale 1

🕔10:44, 16.Apr 2015

St Mellion International Resort, one of England’s premier golf clubs, has become the latest major venue to be placed up for sale.

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Why Peter Alliss is wrong about gender equality

Why Peter Alliss is wrong about gender equality 6

🕔10:49, 7.Apr 2015

Peter Alliss has said that gender equality has led to thousands of women giving up golf. We look at the evidence – and find a very different conclusion.

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The top 3 things I learnt about golf club management in March

The top 3 things I learnt about golf club management in March 0

🕔11:15, 2.Apr 2015

From the drought in California to HSBC saying ‘golf is at a crossroads’, March was no ordinary month for the industry

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Michael Jordan comes up with a rather expensive way to combat slow play

Michael Jordan comes up with a rather expensive way to combat slow play 0

🕔13:26, 30.Mar 2015

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has come up with a unique way to deal with slow play; he intends to build his own private golf course.

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Only 25% of men want to play golf with women

Only 25% of men want to play golf with women 1

🕔11:54, 24.Mar 2015

A new survey has found that men play a huge role in tapping into the massive potential of women golfers – but they need to change their attitudes first.

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Should a golf club remove a picture of a former captain if he is a paedophile?

Should a golf club remove a picture of a former captain if he is a paedophile? 3

🕔14:15, 17.Mar 2015

It might not be a question every golf club committee has to debate, but it is one that is vexing a club in Lancashire after it emerged a former captain is a paedophile.   The golf club, like many in

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