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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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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 1

🕔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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