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This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue

This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue 6

🕔12:08, 19.Jul 2019

Phil Taylor, FPGA, is the founder of Pachesham Golf Centre in Surrey, which was originally a nine-hole golf club. Two years ago it successfully converted to six holes. Here, he explains why.

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The mental health benefits from playing golf

The mental health benefits from playing golf 0

🕔12:00, 19.Jul 2019

One of golf’s greatest selling points is that regularly playing the game has a number of physical health benefits. What’s sometimes overlooked, however, is the mental health gains that can also be made.

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How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf

How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf 0

🕔11:53, 19.Jul 2019

Royal Troon might have hosted the Open nine times, but the club is also looking to its future. Here, secretary Stephen Anthony details the extraordinary success the club has had in this area in the last two years.

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Scottish Water gives a tower to a golf club to help with its finances

Scottish Water gives a tower to a golf club to help with its finances 0

🕔11:33, 19.Jul 2019

Scottish Water, the body that provides water services across Scotland, has transferred the ownership of a disused tower it had been renting to Keith Golf Club, in order to help it with its finances.

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Greenfee365 enters the UK golf tourist market

Greenfee365 enters the UK golf tourist market 0

🕔10:34, 19.Jul 2019

Greenfee365, the marketing company that allows golf clubs to sell their tee times directly to golfers all over the world, which has been huge in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France, is launching in the UK. 

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Fame Tate wins women’s ‘Oustanding Achievement’ for golf club turnaround

Fame Tate wins women’s ‘Oustanding Achievement’ for golf club turnaround 3

🕔16:22, 15.Jul 2019

PGA professional Fame Tate has won the ‘Oustanding Achievement’ Award at The English Women’s Awards – North for bringing a golf club back from the edge of closure.

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Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner

Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner 0

🕔14:57, 14.Jul 2019

The manager of the Harry Colt-designed Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey talks about how the golf industry has changed in recent years – and how Tandridge is responding to this transformation.

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Scottish Golf awarded £15k to grow the game to women and girls

Scottish Golf awarded £15k to grow the game to women and girls 0

🕔14:45, 14.Jul 2019

The governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has received £15,360 from the Scottish government to invest in women’s and girls’ golf.

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Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd

Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd 0

🕔14:21, 14.Jul 2019

The head professional at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Yorkshire talks about surveying members to find out what products he should stock in the shop and why he offers free coaching to juniors.

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Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards

Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards 0

🕔14:52, 13.Jul 2019

West Hill is one of the best heathland golf courses in the world. Ben talks about how the club stores essential irrigation water despite not having a reservoir and the club’s recent major projects.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:40, 10.Jul 2019

The chief executive of the European Tour talks about the launch of the Golfers with Disability Programme, which will see the EDGA Scottish Open and EDGA Dubai Finale take place this year.

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£200m golf resort set to lose council funding

£200m golf resort set to lose council funding 0

🕔07:24, 10.Jul 2019

A project to build one of the world’s greatest golf resorts in Merseyside has been hit by the news that Wirral Council is set to pull its funding for the scheme.

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How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim?

How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim? 0 Updated

🕔10:27, 9.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open Championship promises to be more than a feast of great golf – as Angus Council can testify from last year, the economic benefits to the local area are huge.

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The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship

The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship 0 Updated

🕔15:36, 8.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open has seen all additional championship day tickets sell out within 72 hours of going on sale. Unsurprisingly, clubs located near to the 2020 venue are already using the event to market themselves.

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Yeovil Golf Club reappoints Swan Golf Designs

Yeovil Golf Club reappoints Swan Golf Designs 0

🕔11:05, 7.Jul 2019

The 112-year-old Yeovil Golf Club has retained the services of Swan Golf Designs to identify an improvement schedule to be rolled out across the next decade.

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Two golf clubs planning major upgrades

Two golf clubs planning major upgrades 1

🕔10:12, 3.Jul 2019

Two golf clubs, one in Hartlepool and one in Oxfordshire, are planning major expansions, including the building of hotels on site.

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Two golf venues set to close

Two golf venues set to close 1

🕔07:55, 3.Jul 2019

A 24-hole golf club attached to a hotel in Lincolnshire and a local authority’s pitch and putt facilities in Exeter are both set to close down.

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Naked women golf day slammed for taking ‘golf backwards’

Naked women golf day slammed for taking ‘golf backwards’ 2

🕔11:12, 1.Jul 2019

A golf event in Essex featuring topless women in buggies and naked ladies serving drinks has been branded ‘an unacceptable step back in time’ by people who work in the industry.

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Wentworth Club and John Deere announce major new partnership

Wentworth Club and John Deere announce major new partnership 0

🕔10:31, 1.Jul 2019

Wentworth Club and John Deere have entered into an exclusive partnership for the supply of an astonishing 140-plus golf course maintenance machines to its three world famous golf courses.

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HowDidiDo app gets new look as it tops 215,000 downloads

HowDidiDo app gets new look as it tops 215,000 downloads 0

🕔09:40, 1.Jul 2019

HowDidiDo, Europe’s largest online golf community, is set to become the country’s largest members’ golf app after topping 215,000 downloads.

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Duo win Speedgolf championship in sub 50 minute 18-hole round

Duo win Speedgolf championship in sub 50 minute 18-hole round 0

🕔06:35, 1.Jul 2019

The British Speedgolf Pairs Championship has concluded with the winning 18-hole round completed in less than 50 minutes.

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Religious argument over Sunday golf could see club close

Religious argument over Sunday golf could see club close 2

🕔10:19, 26.Jun 2019

An historic, successful and stunning golf club on a Scottish island could, incredibly, be closed down, because its landlord does not want members playing on it on Sundays.

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Club profile: Holywell Golf Club

Club profile: Holywell Golf Club 0

🕔15:02, 25.Jun 2019

This inland links-type course is one of the highest in Wales and has served its local community well for over 100 years – and the club has been investing in its clubhouse to ensure that this continues for much longer.

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Aldwark Manor sold to property investment company

Aldwark Manor sold to property investment company 0

🕔14:45, 25.Jun 2019

A family-run Leeds-based property investment company has acquired Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, near York, for an undisclosed sum.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔13:07, 25.Jun 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that as the regulatory environment for chemicals gets tighter every year, golf clubs need high quality greenkeepers like never before.

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Listed clubhouse to be renovated to provide better access for elderly golfers

Listed clubhouse to be renovated to provide better access for elderly golfers 0

🕔08:37, 19.Jun 2019

Wigan Golf Club has been granted planning permission to renovate its clubhouse – which is a listed building – so that it can provide better access for people with disabilities and the elderly.

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Just 21 Irish golf clubs have registered their water use

Just 21 Irish golf clubs have registered their water use 1

🕔04:46, 19.Jun 2019

New rules requiring Irish golf courses to register if they extract large volumes of water from groundwater sources have been complied with by just 21 of Ireland’s 350 venues.

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