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Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt

Meet the golf club owner: Tom Munt 0 Updated

🕔11:01, 9.Dec 2018

Aged 14 Tom dreamt of owning a golf course. Now, aged just 36, he owns a spectacular facility in Lincolnshire. In the interim, he managed golf clubs. Here, he details his surprising journey.

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The Rules of Golf: A new resource for committees

The Rules of Golf: A new resource for committees 0 Updated

🕔13:33, 8.Dec 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, details a new resource for committees for 2019.

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Alternative to 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions is available

Alternative to 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions is available 0 Updated

🕔18:46, 7.Dec 2018

The business development manager of a company that provides funding to golf clubs has said there is an alternative to offering 0% finance to members to pay their subscriptions.

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Golf club manager marries at her place of work

Golf club manager marries at her place of work 0

🕔13:44, 7.Dec 2018

The manager of Carus Green GC in Cumbria has married her childhood friend at the golf club she works at.

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‘Series of police failings’ led to greenkeeper’s death

‘Series of police failings’ led to greenkeeper’s death 0

🕔12:40, 7.Dec 2018

An inquest has heard that a greenkeeper at Wentworth Golf Club died after deliberately driving his van into the River Thames, following a heavy night of drinking.

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How do we mitigate venue hire risks this holiday season?

How do we mitigate venue hire risks this holiday season? 0 Updated

🕔18:20, 6.Dec 2018

As the festive season approaches, the NGCAA takes a look at some of the key issues relating to venue hire and the unfortunate situation of possible damages to your function room.

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Bridlington Golf Club is saved

Bridlington Golf Club is saved 0

🕔13:44, 5.Dec 2018

An historic golf club has had its future secured after East Riding of Yorkshire Council agreed to sell the 118 acres of land that the golf course resides on to it.

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95-year-old Hertfordshire golf club ceases trading

95-year-old Hertfordshire golf club ceases trading 3

🕔16:19, 3.Dec 2018

An historic golf club in Hertfordshire, which has been open since 1923, has ceased trading – at least the sixth golf club to do so in the last six weeks.

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Ruling could grant some neighbours a right to play on golf courses

Ruling could grant some neighbours a right to play on golf courses 0

🕔15:05, 3.Dec 2018

A Supreme Court ruling that visitors to a timeshare complex in Kent have a legal right to play golf on the golf course next door could have major consequences for the industry, an expert has warned.

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The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages

The vast majority of golf clubs do not offer corporate membership packages 5

🕔16:48, 27.Nov 2018

A survey of more than 200 golf clubs throughout England and Scotland has found that three in every four venues do not offer a corporate membership package, even though most businesses would welcome one.

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106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading

106-year-old Lancashire golf club ceases trading 1

🕔16:34, 26.Nov 2018

An historic golf club in Lancashire has become at least the fifth golf club in the UK to cease trading with immediate effect in the last month.

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Major property firm buys Surrey golf club

Major property firm buys Surrey golf club 0

🕔15:15, 20.Nov 2018

A PLC that specialises in property trading and investment, which had recently expressed concerns about Brexit, has invested in a golf club.

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Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes

Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes 12

🕔14:59, 13.Nov 2018

An Edinburgh golf club that was over 100 years old has closed down – with reports suggesting that its membership had fallen to just 20 people.

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Greenkeepers are risking sunburn and cancer

Greenkeepers are risking sunburn and cancer 1

🕔12:54, 6.Nov 2018

A new survey of 154 greenkeepers has found that many do not use sufficient protection against sunburn and skin cancer.

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All of these golfing words or phrases are real

All of these golfing words or phrases are real 1

🕔10:09, 6.Nov 2018

A survey of 686 golf enthusiasts has found the words or phrases which most fans of the sport have no idea what they mean.

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GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf

GolfSixes is now a proven way to encourage juniors to play golf 3

🕔14:57, 30.Oct 2018

New figures from The R&A have revealed that the GolfSixes format of fast, team golf is encouraging more youngsters to play the game.

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Podcast for UK golf club managers launched

Podcast for UK golf club managers launched 0

🕔13:29, 29.Oct 2018

The UK’s first ever podcast for golf club managers has been launched.

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125-year-old golf club ‘could close’

125-year-old golf club ‘could close’ 2

🕔17:34, 22.Oct 2018

The directors of an historic golf club in Lincolnshire say it is ‘staring closure in the face’ as it is now running at a loss.

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Stoke Park placed up for sale

Stoke Park placed up for sale 2

🕔15:38, 22.Oct 2018

The outstanding Buckinghamshire venue Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Resort is back on the market as its owners have decided to focus on “other business interests”.

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Award for accountant who switched to greenkeeping aged 42

Award for accountant who switched to greenkeeping aged 42 0 Updated

🕔12:34, 21.Oct 2018

A man who made a radical career change from accountancy and mortgage broking, aged 42, to greenkeeping, has won a course management award.

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Reading Golf Club votes to relocate club

Reading Golf Club votes to relocate club 1

🕔12:13, 15.Oct 2018

Members of Reading Golf Club have voted overwhelmingly in favour of relocating their golf club in order to safeguard its future.

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Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events

Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events 0

🕔21:13, 5.Oct 2018

Many golf clubs will be treating both Halloween and Bonfire Night as an opportunity to bring new visitors to their facilities.

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Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot

Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot 2

🕔12:13, 1.Oct 2018

A golf club in Liverpool has faced a local backlash following claims that it has been shooting Canada geese as they fly over the course.

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Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course

Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course 0

🕔10:39, 1.Oct 2018

A father and son who successfully saved the life of a former Olympic boxer during a round of golf have won a St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes award.

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Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels

Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels 0

🕔15:00, 24.Sep 2018

The number of people interested in the Ryder Cup has surged by more than six million people over just the last four years.

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36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million

36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million 0

🕔15:05, 18.Sep 2018

A 36-hole Hampshire golf club situated in the New Forest National Park has been placed up for sale with a guide price of £4.5 million to £4.75 million.

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New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October

New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October 0

🕔17:10, 17.Sep 2018

Scottish Golf has announced there will be a new vote on October 4 on raising the affiliation fee that all 170,000+ members of Scottish golf clubs pay it.

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