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Five golf courses in Scotland are earmarked for closure

Five golf courses in Scotland are earmarked for closure 2

🕔09:07, 19.Feb 2020

Five golf courses in Scotland that have suffered from low usage in recent years could be closed down, according to a report in The Times.

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Somerset golf club launches membership for £1 initiative

Somerset golf club launches membership for £1 initiative 0

🕔09:03, 19.Feb 2020

Orchardleigh G&CC has launched a membership policy in which golfers can join the club for £1. They have to pay the full green fee rate for every round they then play, but for the £1 they’re entitled to all the other benefits of club membership.

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Meet the PGA pro: Michael Brooks

Meet the PGA pro: Michael Brooks 2

🕔15:44, 18.Feb 2020

The head professional at Pumpherston Golf Club talks about how the club is introducing the game to more children and the technology he’s taken on to aid him teach the game to golfers.

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The effect of climate change on Scottish golf courses to be investigated

The effect of climate change on Scottish golf courses to be investigated 0

🕔14:48, 18.Feb 2020

The R&A is to invest thousands of pounds into examining the effects of climate change on golf – in particular on links courses in Scotland.

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Mathew and McGinley star at TGI Golf Business Conference

Mathew and McGinley star at TGI Golf Business Conference 0

🕔10:12, 18.Feb 2020

Victorious European captains Catriona Mathew and Paul McGinley were the star turns at the eighth annual TGI Golf Business Conference staged at the iconic Trump Turnberry.

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The benefits of shorter golf courses

The benefits of shorter golf courses 0

🕔08:21, 18.Feb 2020

Numerous golf clubs are now offering shorter versions of golf than the traditional 18-hole model in a bid to attract golfers who want to play a round in less than four hours.

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The rise of the mixed golf tournament

The rise of the mixed golf tournament 0

🕔07:31, 18.Feb 2020

After successful recent tournaments in Northern Ireland and Jordan, there will be at least four professional events this year featuring men and women competing against each other.

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Scottish club to invest £233k in improvements following successful year

Scottish club to invest £233k in improvements following successful year 0

🕔10:57, 12.Feb 2020

A Renfrewshire golf club is set to embark on nearly a quarter of a million pounds-worth of improvements to its clubhouse, after recently investing a similar amount in a development studio.

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Suffolk golf club planning major £6 million refurbishment

Suffolk golf club planning major £6 million refurbishment 1

🕔07:49, 12.Feb 2020

A golf club in Suffolk hopes to embark on a huge multi-million pound project that would include building homes and a magnificent new clubhouse in order to safeguard its future.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 0

🕔13:43, 11.Feb 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of Wales Golf details the education opportunities for golf clubs preparing for the new World Handicap System.

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What are golf clubs investing in?

What are golf clubs investing in? 1 Updated

🕔11:44, 9.Feb 2020

Most golf clubs need to invest in themselves in order to grow. We look at three that have decided to splash the cash in the last few months to find out what they’re investing in and how much they’re spending.

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Course improvements at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Course improvements at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔18:10, 8.Feb 2020

Following feedback that three of its holes had a ‘parkland feel’, Nairn Dunbar put a links restoration plan in place to unveil as much of the natural dune systems as possible.

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Golf club launches free games facility to tackle isolation among the elderly

Golf club launches free games facility to tackle isolation among the elderly 1

🕔22:25, 4.Feb 2020

A Worcestershire golf club has set up a club for people over the age of 50 to play board games with each other in a move to tackle isolation.

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Legal advice from the NGCAA: The golf club professional

Legal advice from the NGCAA: The golf club professional 0 Updated

🕔13:57, 1.Feb 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the NGCAA details the law if agreement cannot be reached between a golf club and the pro to vary the terms upon which the professional is retained.

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Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort 0

🕔09:48, 29.Jan 2020

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, the four-star hotel in Shropshire, has appointed Peter Nye as its new general manager.

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The new governance guide for UK golf clubs

The new governance guide for UK golf clubs 0

🕔07:38, 29.Jan 2020

At the end of last year a new governance guide for UK golf clubs was issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game. Here is a summary of the guide.

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Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins

Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins 0

🕔05:33, 29.Jan 2020

The head professional at Walmer & Kingsdown GC in Kent talks about getting more juniors to play the game, being a Certified Putting Instructor and what he does to ensure maximum profitability from the pro shop.

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Why offering reciprocal deals work

Why offering reciprocal deals work 0 Updated

🕔14:57, 26.Jan 2020

Offering members of other golf clubs the opportunity to play at your club for free is a proven way to increase the value of memberships at both venues. 

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Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills

Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills 0 Updated

🕔13:45, 24.Jan 2020

With its 11 golf courses, Mission Hills in China is the biggest golf resort in the world. Here, the Chu brothers, who run it, known as the faces of golf in China, talk about the venue and growing the game around the world. 

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Cams Hall Estate becomes The Club Company’s 15th golf club

Cams Hall Estate becomes The Club Company’s 15th golf club 0

🕔13:52, 20.Jan 2020

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club in Hampshire has been acquired by The Club Company, its second purchase in the last year, meaning the organisation now owns 15 golf clubs.

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Club plans to woo a ‘major championship’ by 2021 with multi-million pound transformation

Club plans to woo a ‘major championship’ by 2021 with multi-million pound transformation 0

🕔12:05, 20.Jan 2020

A Scottish golf club hopes to host a ‘major championship’ by next year, after it has been given the green light to embark on a multi-million pound transformation.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:47, 20.Jan 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of the European Tour takes us through the organisation’s branding changes.

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Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty

Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty 0

🕔10:21, 20.Jan 2020

Andrew talks about how the club formed an affiliation with Pebble Beach in the USA, the awards both he and the club have won in recent years, the state of the game in Wales in 2020 and the Hollywood celebrities he’s worked with.

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UK’s busiest driving range to provide coaching for wounded personnel

UK’s busiest driving range to provide coaching for wounded personnel 0

🕔10:02, 20.Jan 2020

The UK’s busiest driving range has partnered with a programme that utilises golf to enhance the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel, to offer life-changing coaching.

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Wales Golf to run 2020 golf festival weekend

Wales Golf to run 2020 golf festival weekend 0

🕔07:03, 20.Jan 2020

Wales Golf is to launch a new festival weekend this year with five separate events open for new, junior and disabled golfers.

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In their own words: Jonathan Smith

In their own words: Jonathan Smith 0

🕔05:01, 20.Jan 2020

The founder and executive director of GEO Foundation explains the benefits to a golf club from going green.

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Fife golf clubs report best-ever figures

Fife golf clubs report best-ever figures 2

🕔11:49, 15.Jan 2020

A group of four historic Fife golf clubs that offer opportunities for golfers to play at all of them under the same package has said it saw ‘some of its best year-on-year booking figures during 2019’.

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