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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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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 11

🕔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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