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Historic golf clubs found under factory

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🕔09:26, 10.Jun 2013

A set of historic golf clubs made by the world’s oldest golf manufacturer has been found during the building of a Scottish restaurant. The clubs could be more than 150 years old. Forgan’s, in St Andrews, is a new restaurant

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Castleknock reports six figure loss

Castleknock reports six figure loss 2

🕔11:18, 4.Jun 2013

Castleknock GC has become the latest golf club in Ireland to post large financial losses – although they’re far better than the previous year. The Dublin club made a loss of £117,000 in the 12 months up to April 2012.

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Record rise in greenkeepers’ debt problems

Record rise in greenkeepers’ debt problems 3

🕔10:33, 28.May 2013

A national charity has said a record number of golf greenkeepers are coming to it needing help with debt problems. Perennial, which helps people who work in horticulture who have a whole range of problems, including major illness, homelessness, bereavement

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The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie

The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie 3

🕔10:38, 21.May 2013

A golf club has taken an unusual marketing step to attract more people to its venue – it is sponsoring a professional golfer. The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland has agreed to sponsor Ladies’ European Tour-rookie Pamela Pretswell, who will

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Golf club secures £1m bank loan

Golf club secures £1m bank loan 1

🕔11:33, 7.May 2013

A golf club in Yorkshire has secured a seven-figure finance deal from a bank to invest in its facility. The agreement is a sign that golf venues’ lenders may be relaxing the strict lending criteria that has existed in the

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German golfer’s £2K GPS phone bill

German golfer’s £2K GPS phone bill 1

🕔12:43, 3.May 2013

A German golfer racked up a bill of more than £2,000 by using a golf app on his mobile phone while holidaying abroad. The unnamed tourist played three days of golf in a foreign country, and each time downloaded GPS

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Two new clubs introduce credit schemes

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🕔10:54, 1.May 2013

Two more golf clubs have introduced flexible membership schemes to attract and retain members. Flexible packages, also known as golf credits, associated memberships and pay as you play memberships, are one of the fastest growing trends in the industry at

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Crown Golf’s card attracts 600+ members

Crown Golf’s card attracts 600+ members 0

🕔10:55, 26.Apr 2013

Crown Golf, Britain’s largest owner of golf clubs, has revealed that its reciprocal ‘Just Play’ membership card has brought in more than 600 new members. The scheme offers discounted green fees at 25 of its 27 golf clubs for £34.99

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Spring course machinery finance deals launched

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🕔11:20, 22.Apr 2013

Various golf course machinery suppliers have launched finance deals to reduce the cost associated with product purchases. For example, John Deere Financial has two new spring finance programmes for UK customers, covering the John Deere 2500B triplex greens’ mower and

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Killarney GC’s bank withdraws credit

Killarney GC’s bank withdraws credit 0

🕔12:05, 12.Apr 2013

More than 50 per cent of the staff at one of Ireland’s premier golfing venues have been made redundant as its bank has withdrawn all credit facilities available for it. Golf clubs in Ireland have been particularly badly hit by

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Two golf club mergers to take place

Two golf club mergers to take place 0

🕔10:22, 9.Apr 2013

Two golf club mergers have been approved in the last few days in the latest sign that the industry is adapting to tough economic conditions. The members of Newbury & Crookham Golf Club in Berkshire have approved plans to operate

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Golf participation down significantly in 2012

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🕔11:49, 5.Apr 2013

A new survey has found that golf participation in Britain was at its lowest level for a decade in 2012. Golf venues collectively saw a drop in their number of golfers by more than 400,000 last year, compared with 2011,

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Carnoustie fined following dog injury

Carnoustie fined following dog injury 1

🕔12:27, 2.Apr 2013

A golf club has been ordered to pay half of a dog walker’s vet’s bill after the animal injured its paw on irrigation equipment. Carnoustie Golf Links was taken to court by one of its former directors. Alastair Donaldson, a

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Royal Eastbourne sees benefits from junior drive

Royal Eastbourne sees benefits from junior drive 1

🕔10:51, 20.Mar 2013

An East Sussex golf club has seen four new adults join it – because junior members have taken part in a new junior coaching programme. Royal Eastbourne Golf Club has seen the membership rise since it introduced JOLF, a coaching

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£50k landfill grant for golf club

£50k landfill grant for golf club 4

🕔11:17, 18.Mar 2013

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has received £50,000 of government funding to update its course and clubhouse in an environmentally friendly way. Marlborough Golf Club in Wiltshire, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, has been awarded the

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Child protection in golf website launched

Child protection in golf website launched 2

🕔12:16, 8.Mar 2013

A partnership of golf’s governing bodies has launched a website featuring Luke Donald to help golf clubs ensure that children are safe at their venues. Safeguarding Children in Golf (SCiG), which is made up of bodies including the European Tour,

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The Wiltshire sold in seven figure deal

The Wiltshire sold in seven figure deal 3

🕔12:06, 4.Mar 2013

Eddy Shah has sold his last golf course in what is believed to be one of the industry’s most expensive transactions in recent years. The Peter Alliss-designed The Wiltshire Hotel, Golf & Country Club at Royal Wootton Bassett has been

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Meeting showed ‘golf at its worst’

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🕔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’

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🕔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

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🕔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

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🕔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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