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Fairway Credit agrees to step in to help Zebra Finance’s customers

Fairway Credit agrees to step in to help Zebra Finance’s customers 5

🕔20:10, 9.Apr 2019

Fairway Credit has agreed to step in to help after rival Zebra Finance closed for new business in golf membership funding.

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Aylesbury Park Golf Club closes amid HS2 development

Aylesbury Park Golf Club closes amid HS2 development 0

🕔18:01, 9.Apr 2019

A Buckinghamshire golf club that the HS2 railway line was due to slice through has closed down.

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North Wales GC named golf club of the year

North Wales GC named golf club of the year 1

🕔06:02, 3.Apr 2019

North Wales Golf Club has been named Wales Golf Club of the Year in a ceremony at 2010 Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor.

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Driffield Golf Club reaches settlement over patent infringement

Driffield Golf Club reaches settlement over patent infringement 0

🕔05:43, 1.Apr 2019

An out of court settlement has been agreed between Driffield Golf Club in Yorkshire and EcoBunker over a patent for synthetic grass revetting. What follows is a statement the two have jointly agreed.

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3 Hammers owner Ian Bonser wins lifetime service award

3 Hammers owner Ian Bonser wins lifetime service award 1

🕔15:23, 25.Mar 2019

Ian Bonser, who has helped countless people to follow their golfing dreams, has been honoured with England Golf’s Lifetime Service Award.

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Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019

Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019 0

🕔17:09, 24.Mar 2019

From a motion tabled in parliament supporting measures to promote the health benefits of golf to society to another golf club’s purchase by a UK leisure operator, March was an encouraging month for the industry.

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Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators

Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators 0

🕔09:33, 20.Mar 2019

Wirral Council has announced that it is seeking operators to take on two of its municipal golf courses on a long lease. 

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Struggling golf club has its future saved

Struggling golf club has its future saved 1

🕔13:06, 13.Mar 2019

At least two golf clubs concerned about their futures have been putting together rescue plans in the last few days – and at least one of these has resulted in the club being saved.

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Golf club announces partnership with larger hole event organiser

Golf club announces partnership with larger hole event organiser 3

🕔10:00, 13.Mar 2019

A company that aims to boost participation in golf by modernising the game via the introduction of a format involving larger hole cups, has announced a permanent residency at Thames Ditton & Esher Golf Course.

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Here are the first UK golf clubs to sign up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter

Here are the first UK golf clubs to sign up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter 0

🕔18:57, 12.Mar 2019

A number of UK golf clubs have signed up to The R&A’s Women and Girl’s Charter – something that has interested the secretary of state for sport.

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Dundonald Links sold to UK leisure operator for more than £4 million

Dundonald Links sold to UK leisure operator for more than £4 million 0

🕔10:07, 6.Mar 2019

One of the UK’s greatest golf courses has been sold for £4.5 million to a leisure operator that is investing in the golf industry.

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Tributes for golf club owner who has died aged 59

Tributes for golf club owner who has died aged 59 1

🕔07:46, 6.Mar 2019

A number of people have paid tribute to Alan Strange, the co-owner and professional at The Brow Golf Club in Shropshire, who has sadly died suddenly, aged 59.

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More than £20k awarded to small golf clubs

More than £20k awarded to small golf clubs 0

🕔14:48, 5.Mar 2019

More than £20k has been awarded to ‘small golf clubs’, with another £40,000 set to be provided, to help them purchase player input score screens ahead of next year’s introduction of the World Handicap System.  

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Brian Evans: An obituary

Brian Evans: An obituary 0

🕔07:05, 25.Feb 2019

The former secretary / manager of Lydd Golf Club in Kent, Brian Evans, has passed away aged 84.

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

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in February 3

🕔03:33, 25.Feb 2019

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir discusses the two greatest things in the world – dogs and beer – and why they’ve both played a role in the industry in the last month.

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131-year-old Surrey golf club to close down

131-year-old Surrey golf club to close down 15

🕔09:02, 6.Feb 2019

An historic golf club in Surrey has said it will cease trading in March – the second major UK golf club to close since the start of the year. It also means at least three clubs will close on the same day in March.

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Spike in golf courses being attacked by vandals in January

Spike in golf courses being attacked by vandals in January 0

🕔07:09, 30.Jan 2019

A large number of golf clubs have reported that they have been hit by vandals – typically burglars – in the first few weeks of 2019.

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

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

🕔08:16, 28.Jan 2019

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir finds that even this publication is no longer a Brexit-free safe space – and details why bifurcation is a word on some golf administrators’ lips.

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Irish golf clubs are anxious about Brexit

Irish golf clubs are anxious about Brexit 4

🕔13:23, 20.Jan 2019

A number of golf clubs in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have expressed their concerns about Brexit.

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Moor Park to focus on being a private members’ club again

Moor Park to focus on being a private members’ club again 10

🕔13:34, 14.Jan 2019

A world-famous golf club that had pursued revenue streams in addition to golf, such as weddings, has decided to focus on its golf offering to members instead as it moves forward.

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Donald Steel designed Scottish course closes down

Donald Steel designed Scottish course closes down 4

🕔13:00, 14.Jan 2019

Brunston Castle Golf Club in Scotland has reportedly closed with almost immediate effect due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Cherry Burton Golf Club sold to Aureus Leisure

Cherry Burton Golf Club sold to Aureus Leisure 0

🕔06:06, 1.Jan 2019

Cherry Burton Golf Club in Yorkshire has been sold to Aureus Leisure, the owner of a number of leisure sites including The Hawthorns Holiday Park and the Sandy Beaches Caravan Site. 

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Owner says golf clubs will ignore new CONGU ruling

Owner says golf clubs will ignore new CONGU ruling 16

🕔03:18, 27.Dec 2018

The owner of a golf club in southern England has said ‘pretty much all’ golf clubs will ignore a new directive that the ‘drop where lost’ golf rule should not be permitted in club competitions.

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Crowdfunding page set up for Machrihanish Golf Club steward

Crowdfunding page set up for Machrihanish Golf Club steward 0

🕔04:45, 21.Dec 2018

A crowdfunding page has been created for the steward who lived at Machrihanish Golf Club’s clubhouse, after the building was destroyed by a huge fire.

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Scottish club sees membership increase following family-friendly approach

Scottish club sees membership increase following family-friendly approach 6 Updated

🕔05:22, 18.Dec 2018

An historic Scottish golf club has reported that its membership figures across male, female, junior and youth categories all rose in 2018.

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124-year-old Lincolnshire golf club closes with immediate effect

124-year-old Lincolnshire golf club closes with immediate effect 1

🕔20:17, 15.Dec 2018

A Lincolnshire golf club that was due to celebrate its 125th anniversary next year has closed down with immediate effect – at least the seventh golf facility to do so in the last seven weeks.

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Greenkeeper sets up mental health support page on Facebook

Greenkeeper sets up mental health support page on Facebook 3

🕔18:33, 4.Dec 2018

The head greenkeeper of Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire has set up a successful Facebook page that provides mental health support to greenkeepers in the industry.

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