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‘Some Scottish Golf clubs are considering joining England Golf’

‘Some Scottish Golf clubs are considering joining England Golf’ 0

🕔11:32, 16.Oct 2019

A Scottish newspaper has stated that it has been claimed that some golf clubs affiliated to Scottish Golf are ‘looking into the possibility of joining England Golf’ due to a disagreement about handicapping software.

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£8.5m improvement fund opportunity for golf clubs identified

£8.5m improvement fund opportunity for golf clubs identified 0

🕔11:14, 16.Oct 2019

Ridgeway Lockers, in conjunction with Golf Finance, have identified an £8.5 million fund opportunity to help golf clubs finance a wide range of improvements both inside and outside the clubhouse.

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This is the horrendous damage vandals made to a Manchester golf course

This is the horrendous damage vandals made to a Manchester golf course 0

🕔11:16, 9.Oct 2019

Greenkeepers at a Greater Manchester golf club have been carrying out exceptional, urgent and essential work after an off-road buggy was seen performing ‘doughnuts’ on the greens.

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Royal Norwich’s manager: Golf clubs need to diversify

Royal Norwich’s manager: Golf clubs need to diversify 5

🕔10:17, 9.Oct 2019

The manager of the first royal golf club in the world to relocate has said that golf alone may no longer be sufficient for most clubs to maintain a sustainable business.

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93-year-old Surrey golf club closes down

93-year-old Surrey golf club closes down 10

🕔10:19, 2.Oct 2019

The historic, municipal nine-hole Moore Place Golf Club in Surrey has closed suddenly and unexpectedly, according to reports.

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Lincolnshire golf club secures its future

Lincolnshire golf club secures its future 0

🕔08:14, 2.Oct 2019

A golf club and hotel in Lincolnshire has had an uncertain future secured and jobs have been saved after a pre-pack administration sale was agreed.

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Hampshire driving range to be converted into ‘family, sports and entertainment space’

Hampshire driving range to be converted into ‘family, sports and entertainment space’ 0

🕔10:23, 25.Sep 2019

A financial services company has acquired Paultons Golf Club near Southampton from Crown Golf and has said it will invest significantly in the facility.

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The new World Handicap System will start in November 2020

The new World Handicap System will start in November 2020 2

🕔07:12, 25.Sep 2019

The new World Handicap System (WHS) will come into operation on November 2, 2020.

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Here’s three of the most important stories for the golf industry that happened in September

Here’s three of the most important stories for the golf industry that happened in September 0

🕔03:40, 24.Sep 2019

From another driving range that will be converted into an entertainment centre to the impact The Solheim Cup could have on women’s participation in golf, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews September.

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Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up

Scottish golf club becomes latest to recommend that it is wound up 0

🕔06:41, 11.Sep 2019

A golf club in Angus could become the fourth in Scotland to announce its closure in the last month, according to reports.

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Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses

Several Scottish golf clubs applying to build houses by their courses 0

🕔09:12, 4.Sep 2019

A number of golf clubs in Scotland are hoping to build properties on land they own in a bid to secure their futures.

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UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years

UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years 3

🕔07:17, 4.Sep 2019

A company that owns and runs 10 golf venues has said it has seen an average increase in golf club membership by a huge 25 per cent in the last four years.

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Third Scottish golf club in three weeks closes down

Third Scottish golf club in three weeks closes down 6

🕔03:43, 4.Sep 2019

A municipal golf club in Glasgow has become the third golfing facility in Scotland to close down in the last three weeks.

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A dreadful month for Scottish golf clubs – but there is hope

A dreadful month for Scottish golf clubs – but there is hope 2

🕔04:24, 27.Aug 2019

Here’s three ways the Scottish golf industry is coping with the difficulties it is currently facing according to The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir.

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Another historic Scottish golf course closes down

Another historic Scottish golf course closes down 7

🕔09:00, 21.Aug 2019

Mount Ellen Golf Club in Lanarkshire has become at least the fourth Scottish golf club to close in the last few months.

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Scotland’s first Topgolf centre to feature three-tiered driving range

Scotland’s first Topgolf centre to feature three-tiered driving range 1

🕔06:48, 21.Aug 2019

Topgolf, the entertainment company which has been highly successful in England where there are three venues, is to open its first in Scotland.

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Major golf event will offer free sanitary products to all spectators

Major golf event will offer free sanitary products to all spectators 2

🕔17:47, 20.Aug 2019

Next month’s Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup in which Europe take on the USA, will be the first major golf competition to tackle period poverty and it will feature an all-female police command structure.

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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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