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Golf club members are teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK

Golf club members are teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK 1

🕔12:39, 28.Apr 2017

A major new golf competition is being launched that will see thousands of golf club members raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Playing regular golf is ‘good for your brain’

Playing regular golf is ‘good for your brain’ 1

🕔13:32, 25.Apr 2017

A new study has found that doing moderate exercise such as the walking involved in regular games of golf is the best way to slow down the brain’s ageing process if you’re over 50.

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‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’

‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’ 3

🕔11:52, 19.Apr 2017

The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack to 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen.

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Golf group launches alternative to flexible memberships

Golf group launches alternative to flexible memberships 0

🕔15:25, 18.Apr 2017

A group that runs seven golf clubs in the UK has launched a flexible membership option which is different to the traditional offerings that have been a major industry trend in the last few years.

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Half of Mytime Active’s golf clubs to offer footgolf

Half of Mytime Active’s golf clubs to offer footgolf 0

🕔12:00, 13.Apr 2017

One of Britain’s largest golf club operators has said at least half of its venues will offer footgolf, the sport that’s a hybrid of football and golf.

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Scottish Golf to work with European Tour winner

Scottish Golf to work with European Tour winner 0

🕔12:49, 5.Apr 2017

The two-time European Tour winner, Stephen McAllister, is to work with Scottish Golf to increase business opportunities that will benefit Scottish golf clubs.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March 0

🕔15:47, 31.Mar 2017

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at how, from Wimbledon to fireworks, the game is working together to boost participation.

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This club appoints first female captain in 230 years

This club appoints first female captain in 230 years 0

🕔12:44, 29.Mar 2017

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has appointed a woman to be its captain for the first time in its 230-year history.

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Scottish Golf makes more business-led appointments

Scottish Golf makes more business-led appointments 0

🕔12:18, 17.Mar 2017

Scottish Golf has recruited two more highly qualified individuals to its board of directors.

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The Point at Polzeath is England’s ‘Club of the Year’

The Point at Polzeath is England’s ‘Club of the Year’ 0

🕔12:01, 17.Mar 2017

The Point at Polzeath in Cornwall has been named England Golf’s ‘GolfMark Club of the Year’ at an award ceremony that also honoured Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull. GolfMark is an

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R&A to market the Open more to golf clubs

R&A to market the Open more to golf clubs 2

🕔12:49, 16.Mar 2017

The R&A has said it will market the Open Championship more to golf clubs and general sports fans in an attempt to broaden the game’s appeal.

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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 Updated

🕔06:44, 1.Mar 2017

From new evidence that the golf industry is growing to the contentious issue of senior discounts, February 2017 brought a degree of optimism to those working in golf clubs

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Private clubs saw membership rise in 2016

Private clubs saw membership rise in 2016 0

🕔14:29, 28.Feb 2017

Another survey on membership levels in golf clubs has found that 2016 was the best year for many in several years, but problems still remain.

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‘Members of Scottish golf clubs can not sue fellow members for personal injury’

‘Members of Scottish golf clubs can not sue fellow members for personal injury’ 0

🕔13:51, 10.Feb 2017

A landmark legal case, in which a judge in the Court of Session has dismissed a golfer’s claim against his club’s committee, means that members of Scottish golf clubs cannot sue fellow members for personal injury, states a law firm.

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Golf club brings in 15 minute green fees

Golf club brings in 15 minute green fees 2

🕔13:13, 2.Feb 2017

An American golf club has introduced pay-as-you-play green fees in a bid to both tackle slow play and give golfers more value for money.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in January:

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in January: 0

🕔06:56, 31.Jan 2017

From flexible memberships to ‘no slow play golf’, Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly round-up of the biggest stories in the industry.

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Muirfield to hold second vote on women in next few days

Muirfield to hold second vote on women in next few days 2

🕔15:13, 26.Jan 2017

Muirfield has confirmed it is to hold its second vote on allowing women to become members in less than a year.

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‘Father of modern golf’ John Jacobs, dies, aged 91

‘Father of modern golf’ John Jacobs, dies, aged 91 0

🕔14:27, 13.Jan 2017

Golfing legend John Jacobs OBE, described as the father of modern day golf, has died at the age of 91.

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Golf club buys local hotel for £20m

Golf club buys local hotel for £20m 0

🕔13:25, 11.Jan 2017

A 36-hole golf club in Northamptonshire has merged with a local hotel it had previously had disputes with in order to make both businesses stronger.

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There has been a huge rise in the number of members of English golf clubs

There has been a huge rise in the number of members of English golf clubs 4

🕔14:52, 9.Jan 2017

English golf clubs saw an unexpected boom in their collective number of members in 2016, according to new figures from Sport England.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in December

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in December 0

🕔16:58, 23.Dec 2016

From music on the golf course to a potentially even more controversial solution to golf’s membership decline – women, 2016 ended in style.

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The top 40 trends of 2016

The top 40 trends of 2016 1 Updated

🕔07:13, 16.Dec 2016

The year 2016 was like no other in the golf club industry. The vote to continue the ban on women from becoming members at Muirfield became an embarrassment, while Adidas’ and Nike’s decision to pull out of the game caused concern.

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135,000 people tried golf in just 6 months

135,000 people tried golf in just 6 months 2

🕔14:19, 12.Dec 2016

More than 135,000 people tried golf in England between April and September 2016, according to new figures.

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29% of non-golfing women want to play golf

29% of non-golfing women want to play golf 0

🕔13:36, 1.Dec 2016

A major global survey has found that nearly one in three women who don’t play golf are interested in taking up the game.

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

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

🕔06:29, 30.Nov 2016

From an upturn in golf club sales to some huge plans for venues in the coming years, GCM editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks back on November

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Nigel Mansell course one of several sold in recent weeks

Nigel Mansell course one of several sold in recent weeks 0

🕔12:50, 21.Nov 2016

The golf club created by former Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell has been sold for a reported figure of £11 million.

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Several private members’ golf clubs have now received overpaid VAT refunds

Several private members’ golf clubs have now received overpaid VAT refunds 0

🕔15:58, 3.Nov 2016

Approximately 25 per cent of the golf clubs that had claimed for VAT rebates on green fees via KPMG have now received the money back from HMRC.

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