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Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched

Jobs portal for the entire golf industry is launched 0

🕔15:42, 18.Apr 2018

The Golf Business has launched what is set to be the biggest recruitment portal in the golf industry, featuring hundreds of jobs such as club managers, PGA professionals and greenkeepers.

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Has the shine come off flexible memberships?

Has the shine come off flexible memberships? 5

🕔11:48, 16.Apr 2018

A new survey has found that the number of golf clubs offering flexible memberships has fallen sharply following years of record growth.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in March 2018 1 Updated

🕔08:46, 31.Mar 2018

Giving his monthly review of how the golf industry has evolved, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the state of the game in Scotland and how the new rules of golf will affect the industry

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Golf is saving health authorities millions of pounds every year

Golf is saving health authorities millions of pounds every year 0

🕔14:12, 26.Mar 2018

A major survey of 3,200 golfers has found that the game plays a significant role in improving their physical and mental health.

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Two golf clubs could be sold leaving a windfall for members

Two golf clubs could be sold leaving a windfall for members 7

🕔13:18, 23.Mar 2018

Two private members’ golf clubs in south east England could be sold off – leading to a large windfall for their members.

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Heart Research UK is recommending that you play golf

Heart Research UK is recommending that you play golf 0

🕔14:01, 21.Mar 2018

The UK’s second largest heart charity, Heart Research UK, has started recommending that people aged 65 or older should play golf in order to reduce their chances of developing heart disease.

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Huge setback for Scottish Golf as it loses fee rise vote

Huge setback for Scottish Golf as it loses fee rise vote 3

🕔12:19, 12.Mar 2018

The chair of Scottish Golf has expressed her “deep disappointment” after the membership narrowly voted against a proposal to increase the annual affiliation fee paid by members for the first time in five years.

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Stephen Nicholson to contribute for The Golf Business

Stephen Nicholson to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:10, 6.Mar 2018

The general manager of Oxford Golf Club and the man who featured on an iconic cover of The Golf Business, Stephen Nicholson, is to contribute for the leading golf industry publication.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 2018

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 2018 0 Updated

🕔06:53, 28.Feb 2018

From a new global handicap system to a very real threat to one in six Scottish golf courses, February 2018 was a game changer for the golf industry, reports The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir 

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Academic report shows huge potential for clubs via women golfers

Academic report shows huge potential for clubs via women golfers 7

🕔13:01, 27.Feb 2018

A major new R&A commissioned study by the International Institute for Golf Education, based at the University Centre Myerscough, has confirmed the huge potential female golfers offer to golf clubs.

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Leeds GC is England Golf’s ‘Club of the Year’

Leeds GC is England Golf’s ‘Club of the Year’ 1

🕔13:02, 23.Feb 2018

Leeds Golf Centre has been named ‘Club of the Year’ by England Golf at a glittering awards ceremony.

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New World Handicap System to come into play in 2020

New World Handicap System to come into play in 2020 2

🕔15:19, 20.Feb 2018

The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is to be transformed by a new system that The R&A and the USGA have unveiled.

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Scottish Golf to significantly reduce affiliation fee proposal

Scottish Golf to significantly reduce affiliation fee proposal 4

🕔13:00, 14.Feb 2018

The governing body of amateur golf in Scotland is set to significantly reduce the increase in the amount it wants members of all affiliated clubs to pa

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Scottish FA CEO Andrew McKinlay named as new chief executive of Scottish Golf

Scottish FA CEO Andrew McKinlay named as new chief executive of Scottish Golf 0

🕔16:21, 8.Feb 2018

Scottish Golf has appointed Andrew McKinlay, currently the chief operating officer and interim chief executive of the Scottish FA, as its new CEO.

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All of the UK’s links golf courses could disappear by 2100

All of the UK’s links golf courses could disappear by 2100 4

🕔12:45, 7.Feb 2018

An alarming report from the UK’s leading environmental organisation charity has found that every links golf course in the UK is in danger of disappearing in less than a century due to climate change.

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YouGov survey on golf shows the need for GolfSixes-style events

YouGov survey on golf shows the need for GolfSixes-style events 3

🕔13:12, 31.Jan 2018

A major survey on what the British public thinks about televised golf events suggests the industry desperately needs to support alternative versions to the traditional model.

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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

🕔07:05, 31.Jan 2018

From the role Germany could play in reviving your facility to a spike in burglaries at golf clubs, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the last month in the industry.

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Another wave of burglaries at UK golf clubs reported

Another wave of burglaries at UK golf clubs reported 0

🕔13:28, 26.Jan 2018

There have been a number of burglaries at UK golf clubs in just the last month, according to police reports.

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Amazing scenes as three golfers hit a hole-in-one on the same hole on the same day

Amazing scenes as three golfers hit a hole-in-one on the same hole on the same day 0

🕔06:32, 5.Jan 2018

Three amateur golfers have beaten odds of what might be trillions to one by all hitting a hole-in-one on the same hole on the same day.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in December

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in December 0

🕔07:40, 31.Dec 2017

From stealing buggy batteries to reducing the number of people on your board, Alistair Dunsmuir sees out 2017 in style

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There has been a spate of buggy battery thefts from golf clubs

There has been a spate of buggy battery thefts from golf clubs 1

🕔13:03, 14.Dec 2017

Police across the UK are warning golf clubs to be vigilant after several have reported thefts of batteries from their buggies in just the last few weeks.

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Annual golf subscriptions set to soar in Scotland

Annual golf subscriptions set to soar in Scotland 7

🕔12:45, 4.Dec 2017

The cost of being a member of a Scottish golf club is set to soar over the next decade due to a funding crisis, delegates at the first Scottish Golf national conference have been told.

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Andrew Minty to contribute for The Golf Business

Andrew Minty to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:52, 30.Nov 2017

The winner of the 2015 ‘Golf Club Manager of the Year’, Andrew Minty, director of golf at Langland Bay Golf Club, is to write a regular column for The Golf Business.

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Here’s three issues I discovered while editing the magazine in the last month

Here’s three issues I discovered while editing the magazine in the last month 0

🕔06:06, 30.Nov 2017

From clubs cashing in on their land values to an academic study on 70 English golf clubs, November was a month of new trends for the industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir

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Wales Golf to create gender neutral junior competitions

Wales Golf to create gender neutral junior competitions 0

🕔13:13, 28.Nov 2017

A number of junior Welsh golf competitions in 2018 will be gender neutral for the first time ever, Wales Golf has announced.

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New drive to recruit more BAME golfers

New drive to recruit more BAME golfers 1 Updated

🕔07:41, 25.Nov 2017

A project to encourage more people from diverse ethnic communities to get involved golf is to result in support for English clubs.

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Golf clubs lose multi-million pound VAT ‘compound interest’ case

Golf clubs lose multi-million pound VAT ‘compound interest’ case 2

🕔13:04, 13.Nov 2017

Hundreds of private members’ golf clubs will not be receiving a VAT rebate worth hundreds of millions of pounds following a Supreme Court ruling.

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