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Acclaimed golf architect Mark Parsinen passes away

Acclaimed golf architect Mark Parsinen passes away 7

🕔19:00, 4.Jun 2019

The co-designer of both Castle Stuart Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links, Mark Parsinen, has died, aged just 70, after suffering a stroke.

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Just 1.5% of American greenkeepers are women

Just 1.5% of American greenkeepers are women 0

🕔19:23, 3.Jun 2019

More female golf club managers, greenkeepers and course architects would drive greater profitability in the golf industry, says an expert on inclusion in business.

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How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup

How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup 0

🕔12:01, 31.May 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, Scottish Golf has unveiled a ‘Club Ambassador Programme’ in a bid to help clubs in Scotland benefit from the tournament.

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18-hole venue that closed down could be resurrected as 9-hole facility

18-hole venue that closed down could be resurrected as 9-hole facility 2

🕔08:27, 29.May 2019

The venue of a Northern Irish golf course that closed down four years ago could be turned into a new golf facility in a sign of the strength of the golf industry in 2019.

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More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees

More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees 1

🕔16:38, 28.May 2019

For the first time ever, more than one in two golf clubs in England now offer nine-hole green fees, according to England Golf.

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This club has nearly 130 female members – and wants to grow this much further

This club has nearly 130 female members – and wants to grow this much further 1

🕔11:26, 28.May 2019

A club in Lancashire that already has well above the average number of female members for a UK golf club has signed up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter as part of a drive to go even further.

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Golf club offers free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45+

Golf club offers free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45+ 0

🕔11:24, 28.May 2019

A golf club in Wolverhampton has partnered with local businesses to offer free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45 or older on June 14.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in May 2019

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in May 2019 0

🕔11:11, 27.May 2019

From errors on social media leading to golf clubs being vandalised to measures to boost junior participation bearing fruit, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir picks his three key trends of the last month. 

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Golf coach criticised for relaxed dress code rule

Golf coach criticised for relaxed dress code rule 12

🕔07:34, 21.May 2019

A golf coach has hit out at golf club officials who are ‘stuck in the 19th century’ after being criticised on social media for allowing his students to play in tracksuit bottoms and hoodies.

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Historic Scottish golf club closes down

Historic Scottish golf club closes down 9

🕔05:21, 21.May 2019

A 126-year-old golf club on the outskirts of Glasgow has closed down.

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New golf project to be made available to PGA professionals

New golf project to be made available to PGA professionals 0

🕔12:56, 20.May 2019

A Golf Foundation coaching project that includes breathing techniques and delivered successful results for participants aged 11 to 16 is to be made available to PGA professionals.

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UK golf club attacked in bizarre case of mistaken identity

UK golf club attacked in bizarre case of mistaken identity 1

🕔12:15, 14.May 2019

A second UK golf club has had to deal with an animal rights activism attack – in this case to its reputation – in a matter of days, and in both cases the clubs were innocent victims.

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Carnoustie reopens free to play golf course

Carnoustie reopens free to play golf course 0

🕔10:19, 14.May 2019

Carnoustie Golf Links has redesigned and reopened its fourth golf course – and has made it open and free to play for everyone.

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The Brow Golf Club has been closed down

The Brow Golf Club has been closed down 1

🕔08:19, 14.May 2019

A Shropshire golf club has closed down following the untimely death of its co-owner – and a decision has not yet been made whether this will be permanent or not.

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Nearly a third of Welsh golf clubs are seeing a rise in members

Nearly a third of Welsh golf clubs are seeing a rise in members 2

🕔08:57, 8.May 2019

Three in ten golf clubs in Wales have seen an increase in members in the last year, according to a Wales Golf club survey.

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Incorrect Facebook post led to golf club being vandalised

Incorrect Facebook post led to golf club being vandalised 0

🕔06:19, 8.May 2019

A story about a golf club that was attacked by animal rights activists after a local resident posted an incorrect update about a badger sett has received national media attention.

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Lancashire club establishes equal playing rights for male and female members

Lancashire club establishes equal playing rights for male and female members 7

🕔12:07, 30.Apr 2019

A 113-year-old Lancashire club has established equal playing rights and privileges for both male and female members of the club for the first time in its history.

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Would having British Summer Time for the whole year help the golf industry?

Would having British Summer Time for the whole year help the golf industry? 3

🕔06:11, 24.Apr 2019

The chief executive of the UK Golf Federation has said that golf participation in the UK would be boosted if British Summer Time (BST) was adopted for the whole 12 months of the year.

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City mayor writes to golf club over sale-for-housing speculation

City mayor writes to golf club over sale-for-housing speculation 0

🕔19:12, 22.Apr 2019

The city mayor of Salford has written to a golf club over speculation surrounding a multi-million pound land sale to a housebuilder, according to reports.

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Psychology professor recommends golf to reduce stress

Psychology professor recommends golf to reduce stress 3

🕔09:44, 10.Apr 2019

A psychologist has championed the role golf can play in reducing stress and supporting good mental health.

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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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