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Rose, Willett, Hull and Matthew to represent Team GB at the Olympics

Rose, Willett, Hull and Matthew to represent Team GB at the Olympics 0

🕔10:58, 13.Jul 2016

Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull will represent Team GB for golf at the Olympics in Brazil next month.

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Royal Troon widely praised for admitting women

Royal Troon widely praised for admitting women 0

🕔12:21, 4.Jul 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club has received widespread praise for its decision to admit women – just two weeks before it hosts the Open Championship.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in June

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in June 0

🕔10:59, 4.Jul 2016

From Muirfield’s shock decision to have a second vote on admitting women to a stunning rise in participation, June was a surprising month for golf, as it was the UK.

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Second vote likely to be held following disappointment over referendum result

Second vote likely to be held following disappointment over referendum result 0

🕔11:33, 27.Jun 2016

Former Open venue Muirfield wants to hold a second referendum of its members about admitting women before the end of the year following ‘disappointment’ over the first result.

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BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’

BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’ 1

🕔11:08, 24.Jun 2016

Two organisations heavily involved in the golf industry have said Britain’s decision to vote for ‘Brexit’ will have a negative impact on trade.

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Golf participation in England has risen for first time in years

Golf participation in England has risen for first time in years 0

🕔11:32, 9.Jun 2016

After more than a decade of year-on-year steep falls, golf participation and club membership in England has risen in the last year.

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Royal Troon calls urgent meeting to change men-only constitution

Royal Troon calls urgent meeting to change men-only constitution 1

🕔11:28, 2.Jun 2016

The host of this year’s Open Championship, Royal Troon, has unexpectedly announced that it proposes to allow women to become members just two weeks before the event takes place this July.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May 0 Updated

🕔23:59, 31.May 2016

From the contentious issue of concessions for elderly golfers to that Muirfield vote, here’s the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May.

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Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible

Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible 0

🕔13:41, 19.May 2016

The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that Muirfield’s decision to continue refusing women on becoming members is “indefensible”.

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Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children

Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children 1

🕔15:58, 13.May 2016

An innovative Essex golf club has introduced free golf to every child aged 10 or under who are the child or grandchild of any member of the club.

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Golf successfully used again to tackle antisocial behaviour

Golf successfully used again to tackle antisocial behaviour 0

🕔13:09, 12.May 2016

Another community golf project, this time in Wales, has led to a massive decrease in antisocial behaviour among teenagers.

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Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club

Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club 3

🕔12:05, 5.May 2016

A golfer who sued his own golf club after suffering brain damage when being hit on the head by a stray ball has lost his case in a landmark ruling that could have huge ramifications for golf clubs.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in the last month

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in the last month 0

🕔13:23, 3.May 2016

From England being set to lose its place as Europe’s number one country for golf club membership to the stigma that golf should also lose – for negativity – we review the last month in the industry.

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Germany on verge of having more members of golf clubs than England

Germany on verge of having more members of golf clubs than England 0

🕔13:03, 21.Apr 2016

Germany is on the verge of having more members of golf clubs than England for the first time in history according to major new research by professional services firm KPMG.

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Lincoln Golf Centre praised in House of Commons for helping people with dementia

Lincoln Golf Centre praised in House of Commons for helping people with dementia 0

🕔16:03, 15.Apr 2016

A Member of Parliament has praised Lincoln Golf Centre in the House of Commons for its incredible work of using golf to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

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This golf club has delivered £500,000 of benefits to deprived children at a local school

This golf club has delivered £500,000 of benefits to deprived children at a local school 0

🕔11:53, 14.Apr 2016

An extraordinary partnership between Shropshire GC and a local school in a deprived area has delivered more than £500,000 of benefits for children and massively reduced truancy.

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This woman has just become Royal Jersey’s first female golf professional in its 138 year history

This woman has just become Royal Jersey’s first female golf professional in its 138 year history 0

🕔11:53, 7.Apr 2016

Professional golfer Alex Mollin has made history by becoming Royal Jersey Golf Club’s first ever female PGA professional in its 138 year history.

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Club produces guidelines to speed up slow players

Club produces guidelines to speed up slow players 0

🕔11:41, 5.Apr 2016

A Staffordshire golf club has produced a series of guidelines that it is distributing to golfers that should result in them playing golf more quickly.

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Here are the top three things I learnt about the industry in March

Here are the top three things I learnt about the industry in March 0

🕔17:52, 31.Mar 2016

From what can be learnt from a study looking into the effect green speeds have on pace of play of rounds of golf to the latest survey on the financial strength of the industry, Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly update.

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Wentworth backs down in membership dispute

Wentworth backs down in membership dispute 1

🕔16:04, 18.Mar 2016

Reignwood Group, the owner of Wentworth Club, has backed down in the extraordinary dispute with members in which they were told they would have to pay a £100,000 debenture and more than three quarters of them would be culled.

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Huge rise in golf clubs reporting growth in last five years

Huge rise in golf clubs reporting growth in last five years 0

🕔12:44, 17.Mar 2016

The number of British private members’ golf clubs that have reported financial growth has shot up from just a third in 2011 to well over a half according to a new survey.

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Housebuilders are showing huge demand for golf courses

Housebuilders are showing huge demand for golf courses 0

🕔11:52, 10.Mar 2016

Some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders are stating that golf courses are currently in huge demand as an economic report calls for some of the country’s clubs to be sold off to property firms.

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Scottish Golf loses its CEO Hamish Grey

Scottish Golf loses its CEO Hamish Grey 3

🕔11:15, 7.Mar 2016

Hamish Grey, who has led Scottish Golf in one form or another since 1998, is to leave the organisation, its new board has announced.

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

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

🕔14:55, 1.Mar 2016

From the benefits of increasing hole cup sizes to improving a golf club’s marketing infrastructure, the industry had a surprisingly good February, as Golf Club Management’s editor Alistair Dunsmuir discovered

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Second golf club converts entirely to FootGolf

Second golf club converts entirely to FootGolf 0

🕔11:45, 25.Feb 2016

Amid predictions that more than 300 UK golf clubs will offer FootGolf by this time next year, Grimsby Golf Centre has become at least the second golf venue in the last few months to convert entirely to the new sport.

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Golf clubs in Durham report huge rise in members

Golf clubs in Durham report huge rise in members 0

🕔12:06, 22.Feb 2016

Golf clubs in Durham have collectively seen a large increase in male members in the last year, bucking the national trend and encouraging the industry to take notice to see what has worked.

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These historic golf clubs have all appointed women at the top for the first time ever

These historic golf clubs have all appointed women at the top for the first time ever 1

🕔14:57, 17.Feb 2016

Several historic golf clubs have all appointed women to key roles, such as captain, president and head professional, running their venues for the first time ever.

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