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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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Leeds Golf Centre announces major £9m expansion

Leeds Golf Centre announces major £9m expansion 4

🕔13:11, 10.Nov 2017

Leeds Golf Centre hopes to extend its existing facility into a multi-million-pound golf complex featuring lodges, a spa, an adventure golf course and fitness facilities.

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The golf courses put up for sale this year

The golf courses put up for sale this year 5

🕔14:00, 3.Nov 2017

This year a number of golf courses have been put on the market. Here is an overview of 17 of the biggest of them.

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Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result

Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result 11

🕔15:38, 31.Oct 2017

A major study on the golf industry has found that golf clubs would achieve much more if they focussed on retaining members rather than recruiting new ones.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in October

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in October 0

🕔07:03, 31.Oct 2017

In his monthly review of the industry, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the introduction of shot clocks and the funding issues with Scottish Golf

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Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months

Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months 0

🕔13:01, 26.Oct 2017

Scottish Golf has decided to delay its controversial vote on increasing affiliation fees until March in order to extend the consultation period with golfers and clubs.

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Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head

Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head 0

🕔12:17, 26.Oct 2017

A UK golf club has paid out £125,000 to a man who was hit on the head by a golf ball when he was a teenage golfer at the club 10 years ago.

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Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf

Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf 2

🕔16:08, 17.Oct 2017

The chief executive of Scottish Golf, Blane Dodds, has resigned and will take on the same role at Tennis Scotland.

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Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration

Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration 1

🕔12:07, 11.Oct 2017

A golf course owned by the former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing, has entered administration.

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Historic Scottish golf club to close

Historic Scottish golf club to close 5 Updated

🕔08:35, 10.Oct 2017

One of the oldest golf clubs in Ayrshire is to close down before Christmas due to a decline in membership numbers in recent years.

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UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold

UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold 1

🕔12:16, 9.Oct 2017

QHotels, which runs nine major golf resorts in England and one in Scotland, has been acquired in a deal worth about £525 million.

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Run raises £5,000 to help dementia sufferers play golf

Run raises £5,000 to help dementia sufferers play golf 0

🕔08:27, 6.Oct 2017

Two fitness fanatics have run from Wentworth Club to Le Golf National in France to raise thousands of pounds to enable people with dementia to play golf.

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