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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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Sale of painting secures golf club’s future

Sale of painting secures golf club’s future 0

🕔13:58, 12.Feb 2016

The proceeds from the sale of an historic and famous painting at the end of last year are being used to secure the future of England’s oldest golf club.

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Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close

Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close 14

🕔12:40, 11.Feb 2016

The number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the final quarter of 2015 was down significantly on 2014’s levels, as two golf clubs have already closed this month alone.

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AGCO chair calls for affiliation fee delay

AGCO chair calls for affiliation fee delay 0 Updated

🕔12:05, 8.Feb 2016

The chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) has called for golf unions’ collection of affiliation fees to be delayed until their constitutions are amended.

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Last legal delay over as golf clubs will receive green fee VAT rebate plus interest

Last legal delay over as golf clubs will receive green fee VAT rebate plus interest 0

🕔12:53, 4.Feb 2016

HMRC has decided not to appeal a landmark legal decision concerning the repayment of VAT on green fees at private members’ golf clubs – paving the way for hundreds of clubs to receive large amounts of money this year.

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Here are the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine last month

Here are the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine last month 0 Updated

🕔08:15, 4.Feb 2016

From proof that Bernard Gallacher has saved a life to golf clubs copying the model of Tesco, here are the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt in the last month

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This is the extent of flood devastation one Aberdeen golf club suffered

This is the extent of flood devastation one Aberdeen golf club suffered 0

🕔15:18, 3.Feb 2016

These are the extraordinary images that show how badly Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen was flooded at the end of last year and beginning of 2016.

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Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups

Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups 3

🕔14:22, 2.Feb 2016

Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has become the latest golf club to use giant hole cups to attract juniors and beginners to the game.

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Regular golf is the best way to keep your weight down, according to new research

Regular golf is the best way to keep your weight down, according to new research 0

🕔11:10, 28.Jan 2016

New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found that regular walking is more effective at keeping weight down than vigorous activities such as going to the gym.

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Female college students to receive free golf tuition

Female college students to receive free golf tuition 0

🕔11:38, 15.Jan 2016

A county sports partnership is funding a scheme that will teach golf to female college students in Sunderland for free.

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New Scottish Golf chair to target women golfers

New Scottish Golf chair to target women golfers 4

🕔12:24, 12.Jan 2016

The new chair of Scottish Golf has said she will use her high-level business experience to try and get more women to play golf.

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These are some of the golf courses that are currently flooded

These are some of the golf courses that are currently flooded 0

🕔12:08, 6.Jan 2016

Here are some of the UK golf courses currently under water due to the extreme wet weather that his hit much of Britain in recent weeks.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in the last month

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in the last month 1

🕔07:56, 1.Jan 2016

Here’s the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the golf industry in December 2015.

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Leading cricket figure Nick Pink named CEO of England Golf

Leading cricket figure Nick Pink named CEO of England Golf 0

🕔12:33, 22.Dec 2015

The European manager for the International Cricket Council (ICC), Nick Pink, has been named the new CEO of England Golf.

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The top 40 trends of 2015

The top 40 trends of 2015 5 Updated

🕔06:42, 22.Dec 2015

What were the top 40 trends of 2015 in the golf industry?

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Another two golf clubs allow women to join them

Another two golf clubs allow women to join them 4

🕔12:15, 10.Dec 2015

Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time.

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Tribunal finds in favour of private golf clubs in major VAT hearing

Tribunal finds in favour of private golf clubs in major VAT hearing 0

🕔11:27, 8.Dec 2015

The First Tier Tribunal has spectacularly found largely in favour of private members’ golf clubs about the repayment of VAT on green fees, in a landmark ruling.

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160 golf clubs now offer footgolf

160 golf clubs now offer footgolf 5

🕔12:30, 1.Dec 2015

More than 150 UK golf clubs offer footgolf, the new sport that combines football and golf, even though it only came to the UK less than three years ago.

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

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

🕔12:36, 30.Nov 2015

From the reaction to handicapping changes to Greg Norman’s calls to save the industry, Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the month in the golf club industry.

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HMRC agrees to pay golf clubs over VAT claims

HMRC agrees to pay golf clubs over VAT claims 0

🕔11:02, 26.Nov 2015

HMRC has agreed to pay private members’ golf clubs VAT claims over their green fees that could amount to millions of pounds. However, accountancy firm KPMG is advising clubs that if they cannot confirm that the claims comply with the latest HMRC guidance, they should do nothing for now.

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Andrew Minty is youngest ever Golf Club Manager of the Year

Andrew Minty is youngest ever Golf Club Manager of the Year 0

🕔23:09, 16.Nov 2015

The director of golf at Langland Bay Golf Club, Andrew Minty, has been named the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s (GCMA) Golf Club Manager of the Year, the most prestigious award in golf club management.

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