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Tacit and Eagle have formed a powerful partnership

Tacit and Eagle have formed a powerful partnership 1

🕔11:47, 4.Sep 2018

Two of the biggest suppliers to the UK golf industry have announced that they have formed a major partnership that both believe will benefit golf clubs throughout the world.

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Closed-down golf club could re-open in 2018

Closed-down golf club could re-open in 2018 0

🕔15:58, 29.Sep 2017

A Leicestershire golf club that closed down last year could re-open next year as a major holiday golfing destination.

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Golf participation in the UK slows – but still growing

Golf participation in the UK slows – but still growing 0

🕔12:16, 8.Aug 2017

The latest research on golf participation in the UK has found that more people played the game in April, May and June this year than in 2016.

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Man jailed for 32 months after golf club drowning

Man jailed for 32 months after golf club drowning 0

🕔11:17, 12.Jul 2017

The director of a golf ball collection company has been jailed after an employee drowned on a Welsh golf course last year.

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The Club Company buys third golf club in 18 months

The Club Company buys third golf club in 18 months 0

🕔15:27, 16.Jun 2017

A golf operator has bought its third golf club in 18 months as its chief executive states it is on an ‘acquisition strategy’.

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This man has just hit this course’s first ever hole-in-one – and he’s the manager

This man has just hit this course’s first ever hole-in-one – and he’s the manager 0

🕔11:48, 11.May 2017

It’s not that unusual for a golfer to hit a hole-in-one on a golf course – but when the golfer is the club’s secretary and nobody had ever done this before, then it becomes a story.

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American golf clubs using fitness to attract women

American golf clubs using fitness to attract women 0

🕔12:19, 6.Apr 2017

A report in the Wall Street Journal has found that there has been a large trend in which golf clubs are expanding their fitness offerings in order to attract women to their venues.

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Four Norfolk clubs hit by buggy thefts in three weeks

Four Norfolk clubs hit by buggy thefts in three weeks 1

🕔13:24, 23.Mar 2017

Four golf clubs in Norfolk have reported that thieves have attempted to steal batteries from their golf cars in the last three weeks.

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Golf club operator investing in customer service data

Golf club operator investing in customer service data 0

🕔18:36, 8.Mar 2017

Mytime Active, which runs 16 UK golf venues, has announced it is testing a ‘customer service tracker’ to help it meet consumers’ demands.

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Lancashire’s golf clubs see huge rise in members; Surprise fall in Durham

Lancashire’s golf clubs see huge rise in members; Surprise fall in Durham 1

🕔13:26, 16.Feb 2017

Lancashire’s golf clubs collectively saw an increase of more than 1,500 members in 2016, while Durham saw a surprise loss after a successful 2015.

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ITV profiles nonagenarian golfer

ITV profiles nonagenarian golfer 0

🕔13:14, 7.Feb 2017

The television network ITV Anglia has run a profile on a 90-year-old female golfer who is enjoying the game she has played for more than 60 years.

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Council freezes rent of community conscious golf club

Council freezes rent of community conscious golf club 0

🕔17:29, 30.Jan 2017

A local authority has rewarded a golf club that has been at the heart of its community by freezing its rent for the next five years.

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First indoor golf simulation centre in Wales opens

First indoor golf simulation centre in Wales opens 0

🕔13:47, 9.Dec 2016

The first centre for people to play golf indoors on simulators in Wales has opened – highlighting the growing demand for this activity.

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Golf club praised for turning flooded bog into a wildlife haven

Golf club praised for turning flooded bog into a wildlife haven 0

🕔13:05, 28.Nov 2016

A golf club in Leicestershire has received local praise for transforming a flooded bog on its course into a pond and wildlife haven.

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Golf membership grows in Lancashire for first time since 2004

Golf membership grows in Lancashire for first time since 2004 0

🕔15:33, 2.Nov 2016

In one of the clearest signs that the golf industry is experiencing recovery, The Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs has said its members have this year collectively seen a rise in their members for the first time in 12 years.

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This visually impaired golfer has just hit his second hole in one

This visually impaired golfer has just hit his second hole in one 0

🕔12:17, 20.Oct 2016

A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.

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Number of golfers with a smartphone doubles in 4 years

Number of golfers with a smartphone doubles in 4 years 1

🕔13:30, 6.Oct 2016

A survey of how people use the internet has found that 90 per cent of golfers now have a smartphone, meaning the number has doubled in just four years.

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Golf club has bizarre issue of tourists building sandcastles in its bunkers

Golf club has bizarre issue of tourists building sandcastles in its bunkers 0

🕔14:09, 30.Sep 2016

A leading Scottish golf club has revealed that it has had to tackle the bizarre problem of tourists in the area walking onto its course and building sandcastles in its bunkers.

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Will your course be hosting Rugby Golf events?

Will your course be hosting Rugby Golf events? 1

🕔12:09, 30.Aug 2016

Organisers of a new sport to the UK are hoping golf clubs will be hosting Rugby Golf events in the way they have embraced footgolf in the last few years.

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England Golf asks for ideas to grow participation

England Golf asks for ideas to grow participation 2 Updated

🕔06:34, 19.Aug 2016

England Golf is embarking on a listening exercise to get as many ideas as possible to grow golf, its new chief executive has announced.

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Riddlesden lost half its membership in just three years

Riddlesden lost half its membership in just three years 0

🕔13:42, 12.Aug 2016

An 89-year-old Yorkshire golf club that closed down earlier this year lost half of its membership between 2012 and 2015.

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Every golf club in UK invited to support Fields in Trust

Every golf club in UK invited to support Fields in Trust 0

🕔14:36, 20.Jul 2016

A charity that safeguards parks and playing fields is asking, via Bernard Gallacher, every golf club in the UK to show its support for it, after one venue in Northern Ireland was protected.

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51 children join golf club thanks to this amazing Pepperell gesture

51 children join golf club thanks to this amazing Pepperell gesture 0

🕔12:11, 6.Jul 2016

A goodwill gesture from European Tour professional Eddie Pepperell has resulted in 51 children joining Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire.

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Fund managers told to stop playing golf

Fund managers told to stop playing golf 0

🕔12:38, 16.Jun 2016

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told fund managers that they are spending too much time on golf courses.

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Golf club ends concessions for elderly golfers

Golf club ends concessions for elderly golfers 1

🕔12:28, 17.May 2016

Stockwood Park Golf Club in Luton has ended its practice of offering concessions to elderly members – a move that has angered some but others do not approve of these policies in the first place.

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This golf club has been recognised as a ‘key learning destination’ by Children’s University

This golf club has been recognised as a ‘key learning destination’ by Children’s University 0

🕔11:36, 3.May 2016

The Children’s University, an international charity that encourages children to develop new interests outside of the school day, has singled out Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club in Coventry for praise.

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These were England’s most flood damaged golf clubs

These were England’s most flood damaged golf clubs 0

🕔15:11, 29.Apr 2016

England Golf has revealed that 15 golf clubs were so badly hit by flood damage this winter that they applied for support from the Emergency Flood Relief Fund – and 13 of them were successful.

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