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England still dominates Europe’s golf course table

England still dominates Europe’s golf course table 2

🕔13:56, 20.Aug 2019

A new R&A report on golf around the world has found that more than three-quarters of all the golf courses in existence are located in just 10 countries.

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‘Financially unsustainable’ golf club sold to a charitable trust

‘Financially unsustainable’ golf club sold to a charitable trust 2

🕔09:24, 20.Aug 2019

A private members’ golf club in Lincolnshire has been sold to a charity that preserves land and buildings of national importance.

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Glasgow golf club hoping to build flats to generate revenue

Glasgow golf club hoping to build flats to generate revenue 0

🕔18:23, 19.Aug 2019

A golf club in Glasgow has submitted a planning application to build 14 flats in a move to generate ‘much-needed revenue’.

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England Golf CEO Nick Pink named as new CEO of England Hockey

England Golf CEO Nick Pink named as new CEO of England Hockey 16

🕔07:21, 7.Aug 2019

The chief executive of England Golf, and regular contributor to The Golf Business, Nick Pink, has been named as the new chief executive of England Hockey.

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PGA pros lose £9k per year due to cancellations

PGA pros lose £9k per year due to cancellations 2

🕔04:58, 7.Aug 2019

UK golf coaches are losing more than £9,000 per year due to clients cancelling their pre-booked coaching sessions, new research reveals.

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Adare Manor in Ireland will host the 2026 Ryder Cup

Adare Manor in Ireland will host the 2026 Ryder Cup 3

🕔09:51, 31.Jul 2019

Adare Manor, which reopened just over a year ago, has been selected as the host of the 2026 Ryder Cup.

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Fears grow for Glasgow’s six municipal golf courses

Fears grow for Glasgow’s six municipal golf courses 4

🕔20:17, 30.Jul 2019

Glasgow City Council has said it is seeking views on the city’s six golf courses ‘due to low usage and a substantial annual deficit’, raising fears that they might close down.

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

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

🕔10:30, 30.Jul 2019

From an outstanding Open Championship to the appointment of a 32-year-old to manage Sunningdale, July 2019 will not be a month in the industry that will be forgotten quickly.

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Northumberland golf club planning major rebrand

Northumberland golf club planning major rebrand 3

🕔12:49, 23.Jul 2019

Wallsend Golf Club in Northumberland is hoping to embark on a major £12.5m project that will see its driving range transformed into a centre aimed at attracting new people to golf.

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Royal Portrush’s manager to retire this autumn

Royal Portrush’s manager to retire this autumn 7

🕔10:16, 16.Jul 2019

The secretary-manager of Royal Portrush, host of the 2019 Open Championship, will retire this autumn after managing the club for an incredible 35 years.

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Shahin Bani-Sadr, 28, appointed as general manager of Rowlands Castle Golf Club

Shahin Bani-Sadr, 28, appointed as general manager of Rowlands Castle Golf Club 0

🕔07:22, 15.Jul 2019

Rowlands Castle Golf Club in Hampshire has appointed Shahin Bani-Sadr as its new general manager.

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Golf clubs near Brighton under increased pressure due to housing shortage

Golf clubs near Brighton under increased pressure due to housing shortage 2

🕔16:07, 13.Jul 2019

Two golf courses in Sussex have an uncertain future following a proposed review of how a council uses its land.

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England Golf is providing insurance to golf club members

England Golf is providing insurance to golf club members 4

🕔14:11, 10.Jul 2019

Every member of a golf club affiliated to England Golf is now covered by a major new personal liability insurance policy.

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Adam Walsh named as new manager of Sunningdale Golf Club

Adam Walsh named as new manager of Sunningdale Golf Club 0

🕔13:07, 10.Jul 2019

The 32-year-old general manager of Farleigh Golf Club has been named as the new general manager of Sunningdale Golf club – one of the most prestigious job roles in golf club management.

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Golf resort offers free coaching to women and girls

Golf resort offers free coaching to women and girls 1

🕔13:03, 2.Jul 2019

Five of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts’ golf venues will be offering free coaching to women and girls in the first half of July.

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Women welcomed to 275-year-old golf club for first time

Women welcomed to 275-year-old golf club for first time 8

🕔12:42, 2.Jul 2019

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which has its home at Muirfield, 16-time host of the Open, has invited women to become club members for the first time in its history.

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Poll shows UK golfers are split over junior dress codes

Poll shows UK golfers are split over junior dress codes 11

🕔09:12, 26.Jun 2019

A poll of UK golfers on whether children should adhere to dress codes when they learn or play golf has revealed an almost neck and neck divide.

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Free prostate cancer test at golf club stopped traffic

Free prostate cancer test at golf club stopped traffic 1

🕔07:30, 26.Jun 2019

A free, three minute prostate cancer test that was open to any man at a Wolverhampton golf club proved so popular that it stopped local traffic, with over 1,000 people in attendance.

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Software supplier intelligentgolf sold to new company

Software supplier intelligentgolf sold to new company 0

🕔10:19, 25.Jun 2019

A company that was only incorporated last year has bought the web-based provider of golf club and competition management software, intelligentgolf.

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Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month

Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month 1

🕔07:28, 25.Jun 2019

From baby boomers saving the US golf industry to cancer tests at golf clubs proving to be excellent PR for the venues, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at trends in June 2019.

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Golf participation in the USA sees first rise in 14 years

Golf participation in the USA sees first rise in 14 years 2

🕔13:04, 10.Jun 2019

The number of people playing on American golf courses rose 1.7 per cent to 24.2 million in 2018 – the first reported increase in 14 years.

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Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride

Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride 10

🕔22:24, 9.Jun 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick GC talks about a career including the army and turning around a community golf club, the perception of golf within society and why she is a huge fan of NLP.

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Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue

Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue 1

🕔05:30, 7.Jun 2019

One of two golf clubs in Lincolnshire that closed down last November could be revived as a nine-hole course.

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Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player

Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player 0

🕔08:26, 5.Jun 2019

A golfer who throttled and later punched a fellow player who had criticised his etiquette because he didn’t shout ‘fore’ has avoided jail.

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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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