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Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes

Historic Scottish golf club permanently closes 11

🕔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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East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75

East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75 1

🕔12:08, 17.Sep 2018

An East Midlands golf club is to close down early next year amid rumours that it will be converted into housing, after its membership fell to just 75.

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New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched

New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched 0

🕔17:32, 10.Sep 2018

A new ‘SafeGolf’ accreditation for UK golf clubs that meet high standards to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people is to be launched.

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Golf’s modernised rules book is published

Golf’s modernised rules book is published 3

🕔14:29, 8.Sep 2018

The new Rules of Golf, which feature the most significant changes in more than 60 years, have been published by The R&A and the USGA.

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Golf club offers free golf for women and children

Golf club offers free golf for women and children 0

🕔05:45, 7.Sep 2018

A prestigious Scottish golf club has said all ladies and juniors can play its course for free for the whole of this month.

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Luke Donald golf club ‘will not become housing estate’

Luke Donald golf club ‘will not become housing estate’ 0

🕔11:52, 29.Aug 2018

The general manager of a major golf club in Buckinghamshire has quashed rumours that the venue is set to close down and be converted into a housing estate.

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Historic Edinburgh golf club to be ‘modernised’ following drop in usage

Historic Edinburgh golf club to be ‘modernised’ following drop in usage 6

🕔12:50, 28.Aug 2018

A golf club in Edinburgh is to embrace a raft of changes including bringing in footgolf and disc golf, and having fewer holes for golf, following a fall in members.

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Golf club interest in equipment recycling scheme ‘oversubscribed’

Golf club interest in equipment recycling scheme ‘oversubscribed’ 0

🕔11:46, 23.Aug 2018

A pilot scheme that encourages people to drop off old and unused golf clubs at their local golf course, which are then recycled, is so popular that it is already oversubscribed by venues. 

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Most people are unaware of the cancer benefits of golf

Most people are unaware of the cancer benefits of golf 0

🕔15:44, 20.Aug 2018

A new study has found that while most people are aware that the walking that comes from regularly playing golf is good for the heart, very few understand that this also helps protect against some cancers.

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Amenity Forum ‘very surprised’ by glyphosate ruling

Amenity Forum ‘very surprised’ by glyphosate ruling 4

🕔12:39, 14.Aug 2018

An independent body that represents the amenity horticulture sector has said it is ‘very surprised’ by a decision by a US jury that found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous.

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Ladies’ golf week was a social media success story

Ladies’ golf week was a social media success story 1

🕔16:54, 9.Aug 2018

‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’, which ran from July 30 to August 5, generated over 12 million impressions through its #WhyIGolf hashtag.

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Wimbledon makes £65 million offer to buy golf club

Wimbledon makes £65 million offer to buy golf club 2

🕔08:49, 8.Aug 2018

The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament has made a massive £65 million offer to a local golf club which, if accepted, will result in a windfall for all its members.

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Investment for holiday park operator

Investment for holiday park operator 0

🕔16:31, 7.Aug 2018

Kenwick Park Hotel in Lincolnshire has been bought by a holiday park operator as golfing ‘staycation’ holidays are becoming increasingly popular and profitable.

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