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Meeting showed ‘golf at its worst’

Meeting showed ‘golf at its worst’ 15 Updated

🕔04:52, 28.Feb 2013

The manager of an English golf club has said that a recent county golf meeting that he attended showed golf “at its worst”. The anonymous manager told Golf Club Management that many of the positive initiatives carried out by golf

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Two more clubs placed into liquidation

Two more clubs placed into liquidation 4

🕔12:37, 25.Feb 2013

Two golf clubs have gone into liquidation, with approximately 55 jobs lost. Tamworth Golf Club in Staffordshire and Inchmarlo Resort and Golf Club near Aberdeen have both become victims of the economic downturn. Tamworth was, in 2007, leased by its

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Golfers ‘should pass etiquette test’

Golfers ‘should pass etiquette test’ 11

🕔11:05, 19.Feb 2013

More than nine in ten greenkeepers believe that golfers should pass a test on course care before they are allowed to play the game. That is the result of a survey of hundreds of members of the British and International

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GB&I golf worth more than £5bn

GB&I golf worth more than £5bn 6

🕔16:33, 14.Feb 2013

Golf is worth £5.25 billion to the British and Irish economies, according to a new survey. The study also found that the average European golfer spends £1,642 per year on the game, £5 less than the average Australian and £80

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Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull

Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull 7

🕔11:49, 5.Feb 2013

Greenkeepers renovating a bunker on a Scottish golf course have found a human skull that is believed to be 2,000 years old. The find, on the fourth hole at the nine-hole Musselburgh’s Old Links Golf Course, officially the oldest golf

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Tonic Golf to sponsor Manager of the Year

Tonic Golf to sponsor Manager of the Year 2

🕔06:50, 3.Feb 2013

Specialist golf insurance provider Tonic Golf is renewing its co-sponsorship of the golf club Manager of the Year competition. The contest, run by the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), rewards Britain’s most outstanding golf club manager with a holiday to

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Bramley is latest victim of trophy theft

Bramley is latest victim of trophy theft 0

🕔10:25, 25.Jan 2013

Bramley has become the latest golf club in Surrey or Sussex to have its trophies stolen in a late-night raid. At least nine golf clubs have experienced a break-in since last September, in which silver trophies or cups have been

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Beck kept course open during deluge

Beck kept course open during deluge 1

🕔11:11, 21.Jan 2013

The professional at a golf club that stayed open far more than its competitors during last year’s wet weather has said a beck was the cause of its drainage solution. Most golf courses in England struggled to cope with the

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Club fined after mower traps golfer

Club fined after mower traps golfer 0

🕔11:02, 15.Jan 2013

A club that had a golfer rushed to hospital after a ride-on mower landed on his foot has been ordered to pay more than £9,000. The golfer at Feldon Valley Golf Club in Oxfordshire was in his buggy by the

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Golfers urged to donate clubs to youngsters

Golfers urged to donate clubs to youngsters 2

🕔12:26, 8.Jan 2013

Europe’s largest ‘pay and play’ golf course operator has launched a golf club ‘amnesty’ in which golfers donate unwanted clubs to beginner players. Mytime Golf’s ‘Clubs 4 All’ initiative is particularly aimed at anyone who received new clubs for Christmas.

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Just a few days to go until BTME

Just a few days to go until BTME 1

🕔15:38, 4.Jan 2013

The annual BTME show that offers products and education particularly around golf course maintenance is about to take place in Harrogate. And at this late stage, organisers have confirmed that the Continue to Learn education programme has been boosted by

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Northern Irish club to host G8 summit

Northern Irish club to host G8 summit 1

🕔12:19, 17.Dec 2012

The British prime minister has chosen Rory McIlroy’s golf club to be the venue for one of the most important meetings in the world – the second time in a row it has gone to a golf location. David Cameron

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Golf club legally challenges HS2

Golf club legally challenges HS2 0

🕔10:42, 12.Dec 2012

The government’s plans for a £32 billion high speed rail link between London and Birmingham could be derailed by a golf club which fears losing two-thirds of its holes. Aylesbury Park Golf Club in Buckinghamshire has told the High Court

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32% of golf clubs are ‘underperforming’

32% of golf clubs are ‘underperforming’ 0

🕔11:08, 10.Dec 2012

Nearly a third of British golf clubs are underperforming to the extent that they fit the model of being ‘classic acquisitions’ – ones that business investors would like to buy for a low price. However, a golf industry analyst has

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Architects disapprove of Old Course changes

Architects disapprove of Old Course changes 1

🕔16:36, 3.Dec 2012

Less than 14 per cent of golf course designers believe it is appropriate to alter the Old Course at St Andrews in response to changes in the modern game. The historic site, nicknamed the ‘home of golf’, has been at

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Sports minister slams single-sex policy

Sports minister slams single-sex policy 1

🕔05:08, 22.Nov 2012

Britain’s sports minister has become the most senior politician to say that single-sex golf clubs should not be allowed to host Open Championships. The issue has intensified after Augusta National, the most famous single-sex golf club in the world, announced

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‘Act now, or we close in two years’

‘Act now, or we close in two years’ 0

🕔12:03, 12.Nov 2012

The president of a 99-year-old Welsh golf club has said that if his club does not act now it could close down within two years. Milford Haven Golf Club has seen its membership fall by 50 per cent since 2007

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Jack Barker loses landfill hearing

Jack Barker loses landfill hearing 0

🕔11:10, 2.Nov 2012

A struggling company that operates golf clubs has been told it cannot dump thousands of tonnes of waste onto a course. Jack Barker Golf Company wanted to import 80,000 tonnes of spoil onto the nine-hole, former municipal golf club, Keele

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UK’s most private golf course is up for sale

UK’s most private golf course is up for sale 0

🕔12:26, 29.Oct 2012

Britain’s most private championship-length golf course, which features the longest hole in the UK, has been put up for sale. The course is effectively the garden of a manor house that has been put on the market for £4 million.

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Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump

Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump 11 Updated

🕔04:58, 18.Oct 2012

An economic survey of the golf industry has found that more than 440 clubs are struggling because they have lost their market share to just 117 other venues. The market report warns that not only is this bad for the

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Ryder Cup course directors to teach in England

Ryder Cup course directors to teach in England 0

🕔10:52, 16.Oct 2012

The course manager at Medinah Country Club, host of this year’s Ryder Cup, is to teach British golf clubs about how he created his world-famous golfing venue. Curtis Tyrrell MG – director of Golf Course Operations at the American club,

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John Petrie leaves England Golf

John Petrie leaves England Golf 7

🕔11:54, 28.Sep 2012

The chief executive of England Golf, John Petrie, has left his position with immediate effect. England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England and earlier this year Petrie was named as the fourth most powerful person in

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RBS agrees debt deal with American Golf

RBS agrees debt deal with American Golf 4

🕔15:13, 25.Sep 2012

The largest retailer of golf equipment in Europe has agreed a £20m deal to refinance debt that it owes to its bank. The move is set to enable Warrington-based American Golf to achieve a target of opening six new stores

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Ryder Cup exhibition in car showroom

Ryder Cup exhibition in car showroom 0

🕔14:53, 17.Sep 2012

An exhibition of the history of the Ryder Cup is being held in London – at a BMW showroom. The retail area at Marsham Street, Westminster, is charting the iconic golf event from its earliest beginnings as a friendly match

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Durham club offers free coaching

Durham club offers free coaching 1

🕔10:41, 4.Sep 2012

A Durham golf club has announced that it is offering free coaching for beginners aged 16 and over. Bishop Auckland Golf Club is making the offer to celebrate receiving a national award for its role in developing young golfers. The

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Summer rain pushes club to the brink

Summer rain pushes club to the brink 0

🕔10:26, 30.Aug 2012

Chirk Golf Club in Wales has become the latest British golf club to enter administration. However, no member of staff at the club, which has been put up for sale, has so far been made redundant. Its parent company, Myddleton Leisure,

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Hotel offers golf in an hour membership

Hotel offers golf in an hour membership 0

🕔10:07, 28.Aug 2012

One of the country’s premier hotels is offering non-residents membership of its golf club for the first time in its history. Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa in Surrey has a nine-hole course that can be played in an hour.

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