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

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

🕔16:40, 31.Oct 2016

From how the weak pound is proving to be of worth to golf clubs to why a small blue butterfly spells a PR victory for the golf industry, October was a fascinating month for the UK golf industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir.

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At least four UK golf clubs close down

At least four UK golf clubs close down 0

🕔12:12, 27.Oct 2016

At least four golf clubs have announced they are closing or have closed in the space of a few days as many venues are continuing to struggle in the current economic climate.

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Private members’ golf clubs are receiving VAT windfalls

Private members’ golf clubs are receiving VAT windfalls 0

🕔12:18, 14.Oct 2016

Private members’ golf clubs in Scotland have been receiving huge windfalls from the treasury in recent days following a legal dispute that has been going on for decades.

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This PGA pro has saved the life of a golfer who literally died on his course

This PGA pro has saved the life of a golfer who literally died on his course 1

🕔12:23, 13.Oct 2016

The assistant PGA professional at Nuneaton Golf Club in Warwickshire has helped bring back to life a club member who collapsed and died on the course.

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

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

🕔06:58, 29.Sep 2016

From TripAdvisor reviews to new evidence of the health benefits of the game, September was a month the industry can benefit from for years to come

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Golf is so good for you that doctors should prescribe it says public health agency

Golf is so good for you that doctors should prescribe it says public health agency 1

🕔11:49, 20.Sep 2016

The health benefits of playing golf are so considerable that doctors should effectively start prescribing it, says a government organisation.

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G-Mac: Golf needs to be a quicker and more fun game to play

G-Mac: Golf needs to be a quicker and more fun game to play 1

🕔11:51, 19.Sep 2016

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell has said golf needs to be quicker, sexier and less elitist as new data shows participation is still falling.

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Business leaders criticise Liam Fox over golf comments

Business leaders criticise Liam Fox over golf comments 0

🕔11:46, 16.Sep 2016

A number of business leaders have criticised UK trade secretary Liam Fox for saying the country’s prosperity is at risk because people prefer to play golf than do deals.

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Accounting ‘should be a higher priority’ in Scottish golf clubs

Accounting ‘should be a higher priority’ in Scottish golf clubs 0

🕔11:05, 1.Sep 2016

Proper accounting guidance and practice is essential for golf clubs in Scotland to thrive – but could be lacking in many of them, according to a study by a University of Strathclyde student.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in August 0

🕔08:20, 31.Aug 2016

From fraud scams to clubs showing creativity can lead to financial success, August was far more than simply Justin Rose winning a gold medal at the Olympics, as Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir details

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Golf clubs are using mystery shoppers to boost standards

Golf clubs are using mystery shoppers to boost standards 1

🕔15:31, 23.Aug 2016

Golf Development Wales has been sending ‘mystery shoppers’ to golf clubs all over the country in a bid to raise standards at the venues.

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Nike’s decision to partially leave golf came on same day Adidas reported huge recovery

Nike’s decision to partially leave golf came on same day Adidas reported huge recovery 0

🕔11:47, 5.Aug 2016

The decision by Nike Golf, one of the biggest sponsors of the game in the world, to partially exit the industry, came on the same day that Adidas reported a recovery in its golf business.

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

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

🕔05:54, 31.Jul 2016

From the biggest fraud in golf club management history to the astonishing work that some top pros are doing to get more kids playing golf, July was not a quiet month in the industry, reports GCM editor Alistair Dunsmuir

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Golf is a superb way to help stroke victims recover

Golf is a superb way to help stroke victims recover 0

🕔18:02, 26.Jul 2016

The Stroke Association is increasingly finding that playing golf, which provides a number of key social, mental and physical benefits, is an excellent way for survivors to boost their recovery.

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Unions report ‘surge’ in female participation in golf

Unions report ‘surge’ in female participation in golf 1

🕔11:59, 25.Jul 2016

Both England Golf and the Golf Union of Wales have issued a statement saying their countries are now witnessing a surge in female participation of the game.

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The Beef praised for working with juniors at the Open

The Beef praised for working with juniors at the Open 0

🕔16:23, 18.Jul 2016

Andrew ‘The Beef’ Johnston has been praised for playing Tri-Golf with local children during the Open Championship.

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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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