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Golf club to introduce penalties for practice swings

Golf club to introduce penalties for practice swings 6

🕔17:38, 17.Jan 2019

A major Portuguese golf club has said it will battle against slow play in 2019 by, among other things, running a golf event that should be completed in 90 minutes.

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Meet the PGA pro: Michael Vandenberg

Meet the PGA pro: Michael Vandenberg 0 Updated

🕔17:14, 17.Jan 2019

The Michael Vandenberg Golf Academy at Rochford Hundred Golf Club provides customers with an exceptional retail experience. Here, he explains how he makes profits in an increasingly challenging market.

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This woman has been a member of two golf clubs for a combined total of 125 years

This woman has been a member of two golf clubs for a combined total of 125 years 4

🕔14:38, 17.Jan 2019

A woman who has been a member of Downfield Golf Club in Scotland for 75 years has now celebrated her 50th anniversary of being a member of Pitlochry Golf Club.

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Golf in Derbyshire bloomed in 2018

Golf in Derbyshire bloomed in 2018 0

🕔13:14, 14.Jan 2019

The Derbyshire Golf Development Group has revealed it had a very successful 2018, in which it introduced 2,806 new people to the game.

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Meet the golf club manager: David Moon

Meet the golf club manager: David Moon 1 Updated

🕔07:31, 12.Jan 2019

The golf manager at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating an astonishing 25 years at the club. He explains how he has done this and what he has learnt along the way.

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In their own words: Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Andrew McKinlay 1

🕔07:21, 12.Jan 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of Scottish Golf previews the likely changes to the game that will take place this year.

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Escaped rhea to stay at golf club where it has become a ‘star’

Escaped rhea to stay at golf club where it has become a ‘star’ 0

🕔12:46, 11.Jan 2019

A six-feet-tall flightless bird that has roamed a Worcestershire golf course for the last three months is set to stay there because it has become so popular with the club’s staff and members.

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Should we lease golf course machinery?

Should we lease golf course machinery? 0

🕔11:05, 11.Jan 2019

Because golf clubs can spread the VAT element over their monthly lease payments, Golf Finance certainly thinks so.

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18-exhibitor scorecard challenge to run at BTME

18-exhibitor scorecard challenge to run at BTME 0

🕔07:50, 11.Jan 2019

Eighteen exhibitors including The Golf Business and EcoBunker are running a ‘scorecard challenge’ at BTME in Harrogate next week.

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Paul McGinley: Golf needs two sets of rules

Paul McGinley: Golf needs two sets of rules 6

🕔04:48, 9.Jan 2019

The captain of Europe’s successful 2014 Ryder Cup team, Paul McGinley, has called for two sets of rules of golf – one for professionals and for amateurs – in a bid to boost participation in the game.

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Guernsey golf resort sold to Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder

Guernsey golf resort sold to Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder 0

🕔12:22, 8.Jan 2019

La Grande Mare Hotel Golf & Country Club in Guernsey has been sold to an investment firm.

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The (new) Rules of Golf: The essentials

The (new) Rules of Golf: The essentials 1

🕔18:45, 7.Jan 2019

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, looks at the essentials that every golfer should know about the new rules.

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Durham golf club becomes first to renew GolfMark award

Durham golf club becomes first to renew GolfMark award 3

🕔12:40, 7.Jan 2019

A golf club in Durham has become the first in England to renew its GolfMark Award – an official seal of approval for its work to grow the game.

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The government now knows that golf is good for you

The government now knows that golf is good for you 1 Updated

🕔11:09, 6.Jan 2019

A project that was set up to study the health benefits of playing golf has delivered such compelling conclusions that the UK government is showing interest – and this could have a huge impact on participation figures.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 1

🕔09:45, 6.Jan 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of the European Tour reviews an incredible 2018.

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Alternative ways to improve the air, light and nutrition on your golf course

Alternative ways to improve the air, light and nutrition on your golf course 0

🕔16:38, 5.Jan 2019

Enhancing a golf course when legal and financial issues impact on the use of chemicals is not easy for a greenkeeper. There are, though, alternative products that get to the root of the matter.

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‘Training trailblazer’ Clive Pinnock passes away

‘Training trailblazer’ Clive Pinnock passes away 0

🕔16:45, 4.Jan 2019

Clive Pinnock, Reesink’s training ambassador who worked for the company for 34 years before retiring in spring 2018, has sadly passed away following a short battle with cancer.

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This woman has gone from golf beginner to club captain in five years

This woman has gone from golf beginner to club captain in five years 2

🕔07:16, 1.Jan 2019

A golfer has become the lady captain of Wales Golf’s 2013 ‘golf club of the year’ – even though she only started playing golf for the first time in that year.

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Club votes to change 18-hole layout to two loops of nine holes

Club votes to change 18-hole layout to two loops of nine holes 8

🕔05:32, 1.Jan 2019

Following a successful trial, a Scottish golf club’s members have voted overwhelmingly to change the course from an 18-hole venue to two distinct loops of nine holes.

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

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in December 2 Updated

🕔16:11, 31.Dec 2018

From the stress that impacts greenkeepers to the growing trend of offering two distinct loops of nine holes rather than 18 holes, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the final month of 2018.

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Prince’s Golf Club launches junior foundation

Prince’s Golf Club launches junior foundation 0 Updated

🕔09:10, 30.Dec 2018

Prince’s Golf Club in Kent has launched a junior foundation with the aim of bringing through the next generation of local golfing talent to elite and professional level.

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Bigbury Golf Club receives GolfMark award

Bigbury Golf Club receives GolfMark award 0 Updated

🕔12:06, 29.Dec 2018

Bigbury Golf Club in Devon has received the GolfMark award.

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Stirling Golf Club preparing for 150th anniversary

Stirling Golf Club preparing for 150th anniversary 0 Updated

🕔15:51, 28.Dec 2018

Lying on a tilted slab of ancient volcanic lava in front of the historic Stirling Castle is Stirling Golf Club, one of Scotland’s oldest golf clubs, which is preparing for its 150th anniversary.

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Two Scottish golf clubs agree to merge

Two Scottish golf clubs agree to merge 0

🕔17:03, 17.Dec 2018

Two historic Scottish golf clubs have agreed to merge with each other in response to their respective dwindling memberships.

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Mental health charity built flood defence at golf club

Mental health charity built flood defence at golf club 0

🕔13:11, 17.Dec 2018

A mental health charity that provides horticultural training has helped to create an environmentally-friendly flood defence to protect Rothbury Golf Club in Northumberland.

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Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Cattrell

Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Cattrell 1 Updated

🕔10:19, 17.Dec 2018

Gordon is the head PGA professional at Middlesbrough Golf Club. He talks about his approach to controlling stock in the pro shop and why more pros are investing in high-end technology.

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Club profile: Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Club profile: Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔19:12, 15.Dec 2018

The Welsh venue has invested in a new irrigation system, enhanced its practice facilities and improved its men’s and ladies’ changing rooms, and is reaching out to women, children and people with disabilities.

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