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Barry Hill: Your golf club will never get a second chance to make a first impression

Barry Hill: Your golf club will never get a second chance to make a first impression 0

🕔17:22, 31.Oct 2011

No matter how attractive the golf course, how impressive the history of the club, times have changed. Even the best established of golf clubs can no longer sit back and

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7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years

7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years 0

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2011

More than 7,000 schoolchildren at 250 schools have been introduced to golf across the Midlands thanks to the charity the Golf Foundation and the University of Birmingham. Students on the PGA-backed university’s Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS) degree have been

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Solar panels and the lucrative payments clubs can secure before December 12

Solar panels and the lucrative payments clubs can secure before December 12 1

🕔16:32, 31.Oct 2011

The solar energy incentive in the UK has been taken advantage of by tens of thousands of homeowners and small and medium sized businesses, and golf clubs are perhaps better placed than anyone else to benefit. At the crux of

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Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half

Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half 0

🕔16:15, 31.Oct 2011

Golf clubs have just six weeks to sign up to the lucrative Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate that can be secured from installing solar panels, following an announcement today from the government that it will cut FiT payments in half from

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IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf

IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf 0

🕔16:38, 27.Oct 2011

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced a ‘radical review’ of the IOG Scotsturf exhibition that promotes greenkeeping products to golf course managers, which took place earlier this month. “For 2012, the IOG will look to stage IOG Scotsturf In

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More than 1,000 golf pros attend The Golf Show

More than 1,000 golf pros attend The Golf Show 0

🕔14:15, 27.Oct 2011

More than 1,000 PGA professionals have attended The Golf Show at the Harrogate International Centre, from October 25 to 27. Over 50 exhibitors, such as PING, TaylorMade-adidas, Callaway and Titleist, displayed their products and services to the professional golfers. The show

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Sussex course hit by joyriding attacks

Sussex course hit by joyriding attacks 0

🕔12:06, 27.Oct 2011

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in Sussex has been attacked by joyriders four times in the last month. The vandals have driven onto the course and left tyre marks on at least three different greens. Its Old Course has seen

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Profile: Golf course painter Lincoln Rowe

Profile: Golf course painter Lincoln Rowe 0

🕔11:56, 27.Oct 2011

For many golf clubs, an original painting of the signature hole, or indeed, a series of paintings in original fine chalk pastels, would grace the walls of most clubhouses for decades. Golf paintings are a unique way to celebrate the

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Should clubs become limited companies to reduce liability?

Should clubs become limited companies to reduce liability? 2

🕔11:53, 27.Oct 2011

Can innocent members of golf clubs become criminals? Yes, they can. Three years ago the Environment Agency prosecuted the chairman and treasurer of a golf club after an underground pipe, taking heating oil from a storage tank to the golf

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Retief Goosen builds putting green in his own back garden

Retief Goosen builds putting green in his own back garden 0

🕔14:42, 25.Oct 2011

Two-time US Open winner, Retief Goosen, has built a 300 metre squared golf green in his garden in Surrey. The synthetic golf green has been installed at the house he moved into earlier this year – his previous residence had

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‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre

‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre 0

🕔11:56, 25.Oct 2011

Cannington Golf Centre in Somerset, a nine-hole golf course located at a further education college, has been awarded ‘high achiever’ GolfMark accreditation. The facility, part of Bridgwater College, which offers land-based studies and sporting opportunities to its students, encourages beginners to play

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Reciprocal county card schemes – the solution to the 2-for-1 problem?

Reciprocal county card schemes – the solution to the 2-for-1 problem? 1

🕔11:31, 25.Oct 2011

Many clubs do not have a full membership and the many 2-for-1 schemes for casual golfers is blamed as a contributory factor. On the other hand most clubs need income from visitors. The introduction of the EGU Associate Membership Scheme

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How a membership referral scheme can work for your club

How a membership referral scheme can work for your club 0

🕔11:20, 25.Oct 2011

For the vast majority of clubs in the UK, membership renewal falls between November and April. It has always been an administrative headache but now it is taking on even more importance as a barometer of just how well your

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Podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they mow launched

Podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they mow launched 0

🕔10:48, 24.Oct 2011

Educational podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they cut the grass has been launched by a fellow greenkeeper. ”The idea for producing an audio greenkeeping and sports’ turf industry podcast came to me a few years ago,” said Matthew

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Golf course designers given marketing tips

Golf course designers given marketing tips 0

🕔09:31, 24.Oct 2011

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) has held a seminar aimed at helping golf course design companies grow in the current economic climate. Entitled ‘A Practical Guide to Building an Effective Business Growth Strategy’, the seminar looked at marketing

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Ernie Els golf club to host AfrAsia Golf Masters

Ernie Els golf club to host AfrAsia Golf Masters 0

🕔09:15, 24.Oct 2011

The Ernie Els-designed Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita will host the AfrAsia Golf Masters 2011, it has been announced. The prestigious golf event, which brings together the 20 best golf players of the Allianz Golf Tour (French professional circuit) and

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How clubs in Devon are recruiting more women and children as members

How clubs in Devon are recruiting more women and children as members 0

🕔09:03, 23.Oct 2011

In an age when golf club memberships are falling and the average age of golfers across the country is still in the 50s, the state of the game is often said by ‘experts’ to be parlous. It isn’t. With Rory

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Noel Mackenzie: Understanding the science of agronomy prior to irrigation and drainage

Noel Mackenzie: Understanding the science of agronomy prior to irrigation and drainage 1

🕔08:57, 23.Oct 2011

When it comes to irrigation, what do we need to understand about what goes on in that 2-4mm of turf on our greens? The loss of water from the plant and playing surfaces (transpiration and evaporation – the combined effects

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£200k golfing rival to Gleneagles approved

£200k golfing rival to Gleneagles approved 0

🕔07:43, 23.Oct 2011

Proposals for a £200k golf development in Perthshire have been approved by local councillors who are keen on attracting tourists to the area. The directors of 102-year-old Pitlochry Golf Course want to build a new nine-hole golf course and practice

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Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf

Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf 1

🕔11:58, 21.Oct 2011

As the golfing world reacts to Rory McIlroy’s split with management company ISM, a new poll has found that 39 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds were inspired to try golf for the first time following Rory McIlroy’s

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Future secured for Disabled Open

Future secured for Disabled Open 2

🕔09:54, 21.Oct 2011

The future of the Disabled British Open has been secured as Tourism South East has revealed it has set up a company to run, manage and grow both the Disabled British Open and the Junior Disabled British Open. The new body, Remarkable

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Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids

Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids 0

🕔09:14, 20.Oct 2011

Wharton Park Golf and Country Club in Worcestershire has been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery to promote golf to juniors – particularly disabled children. The club’s head PGA professional, Angus Hoare (pictured), will use the money to continue the

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Woburn Golf Club signs long term deal with buggy manufacturer

Woburn Golf Club signs long term deal with buggy manufacturer 0

🕔09:11, 20.Oct 2011

Woburn Golf Club has renewed a long-term partnership with golf car manufacturer Club Car, citing growing revenues from corporate golf as a key reason. The high-profile Buckinghamshire club recently invested £3.5 million in refurbishing its clubhouse, and this has attracted more

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EGU’s course rated 59th best in world

EGU’s course rated 59th best in world 0

🕔10:05, 19.Oct 2011

The Hotchkin Course at The National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, has been rated the 59th best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. As the course is run by the EGU (English Golf Union) and EWGA (English Women’s

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Lee Slattery wins on the European Tour

Lee Slattery wins on the European Tour 0

🕔16:25, 18.Oct 2011

The role of the PGA Europro Tour in nurturing talents of the future has been highlighted as Lee Slattery has joined an ever-expanding list of former Europro players that have risen to the heights of European Tour winner. His maiden

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Walker Cup captain is EGU’s new coach

Walker Cup captain is EGU’s new coach 0

🕔16:13, 18.Oct 2011

The English Golf Union (EGU), the governing body for men’s amateur golf in England, has announced that Nigel Edwards – the captain of last month’s successful Walker Cup team – is its new director of coaching. Edwards, 43, is currently

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Amazing image of a sinkhole that appeared on a Scottish golf course

Amazing image of a sinkhole that appeared on a Scottish golf course 0

🕔11:07, 14.Jan 2011

This is the amazing image of a 14-foot deep sinkhole that appeared on Traigh Golf Club’s course in Invernessshire in Scotland.

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