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Club profile: Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club

Club profile: Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club 1

🕔15:29, 1.Jan 2012

Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club is bucking the trend for falling memberships with members already enquiring about subs for next year. Yet the Durham club, which features an 18-hole course plus a driving range, faced closure last year. Its owner,

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EGU and EWGA officially merge

EGU and EWGA officially merge 0

🕔13:02, 1.Jan 2012

As of today, the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) have officially merged into one organisation. Since 1924 male amateur golfers were run by the EGU and the ladies since 1952 by EWGA, however that changes

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Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood

Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood 0

🕔10:03, 1.Jan 2012

Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent is set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, and has 27 holes for its greenkeeping team to manage. And they’re not short holes either. The 7,002-yard 18-hole Championship course, which was

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Who should chair a general meeting at a golf club?

Who should chair a general meeting at a golf club? 0

🕔17:02, 31.Dec 2011

General meetings of any description often give rise to queries touching upon the powers, duties and responsibilities of the chairperson of these meetings and there can be much confusion. Hopefully this article will go some way to dispel myths surrounding

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Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA

Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA 0

🕔16:27, 30.Dec 2011

With challenging times ahead for greenkeeping teams, Jim Croxton, the new chief executive of the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), aims to foster better relationships between the parties that run golf clubs, enabling them to capitalise on their individual

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Club profile: Woolton Golf Club

Club profile: Woolton Golf Club 0

🕔16:17, 28.Dec 2011

Fortune favours the brave in business and it’s certainly true for Woolton Golf Club in Liverpool. In 2009 the club introduced a strategy centred on making the most of the significant assets of the 110-year-old club and added vital new

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Club profile: Lees Hall Golf Club

Club profile: Lees Hall Golf Club 0

🕔09:04, 28.Dec 2011

Focus, strategy and willing are often the keys to putting ideas into action. For Lees Hall Golf Club in Norton, south Sheffield, it is exactly this drive that has led to a programme of development and change that has helped

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Profile: Staddon Heights Golf Club’s manager Tim Aggett

Profile: Staddon Heights Golf Club’s manager Tim Aggett 0

🕔12:01, 27.Dec 2011

It’s fair to say that Staddon Heights Golf Club manager Tim Aggett has some strong views on golf – his heartfelt article on the risks that overcomplicating the handicapping system that appeared in Golf Club Management bears witness to this.

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Q&A with PGA captain Eddie Bullock

Q&A with PGA captain Eddie Bullock 0

🕔11:55, 27.Dec 2011

How does it feel to be the captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA)? Eddie Bullock: Very privileged! I feel very flattered to be the captain of the PGA and to be a part of the PGA history over the

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Profile: Liphook Golf Club’s course manager David Murdoch

Profile: Liphook Golf Club’s course manager David Murdoch 0

🕔13:35, 26.Dec 2011

The marketing information that a visitor to Liphook Golf Club in Hampshire’s website will see above anything else is a quote from the magazine Golf Monthly, which states: ‘No matter what time you choose to play Liphook, you can rely

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The refurbishment of Tyneside Golf Club’s clubhouse

The refurbishment of Tyneside Golf Club’s clubhouse 0

🕔10:16, 26.Dec 2011

Knowing your best assets can be crucial in spreading a club’s appeal as widely as possible to source new members. The course is the glittering prize for many, yet as the club demographic evolves, the need to be able to

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Achieving an energy efficient kitchen

Achieving an energy efficient kitchen 0

🕔11:11, 25.Dec 2011

Most golf club managers could be forgiven if they feel they have been subjected to an environmental friendly overload in the last few years. Firstly, they are the people ultimately responsible for the golf course, which is often unfairly used

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How De Vere brought in 2,500 new members

How De Vere brought in 2,500 new members 2

🕔14:46, 24.Dec 2011

Several clubs have updated their rule book in recent years, relaxing dress codes, increasing junior activities and adding more social events to the calendar, all in an attempt to keep current members engaged while attracting new ones. Recent figures from

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The state of English golf clubs

The state of English golf clubs 0

🕔15:21, 23.Dec 2011

Last year, the English Golf Union (EGU) published the results of the biennial questionnaire that analysed the state of the English golf club industry. While some of the headline results were revealed: more golf clubs are employing managers or secretaries,

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Eddie Bullock: Building your golf club brand

Eddie Bullock: Building your golf club brand 0

🕔15:03, 23.Dec 2011

What is a brand? It combines many aspects of what and how we, as consumers, react to certain services and products. Brands are significantly driven by fashion and more so by the audiences that make the choices to be associated

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Mount Pleasant GC’s 15% increase in members

Mount Pleasant GC’s 15% increase in members 0

🕔13:26, 23.Dec 2011

Mount Pleasant Golf Club is an 18-tee, nine-hole course set in 70 acres of lush meadow and parkland in the village of Lower Stondon in Bedfordshire. The family-run club, which was constructed out of farmland in 1992 had undergone few

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Three Locks Golf Club’s £750K programme of investment

Three Locks Golf Club’s £750K programme of investment 0

🕔13:15, 23.Dec 2011

As the age of austerity looms large, flexibility is fast becoming a key word in business. The old Henry Ford adage of having any colour as long as it’s black no longer holds water in a business environment that has

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Andy Cole: Combating wear and tear on greens and tees

Andy Cole: Combating wear and tear on greens and tees 0

🕔11:10, 22.Dec 2011

Golf courses designed and built over 100 years ago were expected to support very few rounds of golf per year, with the majority of play taking place during the more favourable summer months. There were no trolleys, buggies or carts

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Anne Guymer: Sand Martins Golf Club’s survey of its members

Anne Guymer: Sand Martins Golf Club’s survey of its members 0

🕔13:56, 18.Dec 2011

In March 2010, Sand Martins Golf Club (SMGC) in Berkshire launched its most comprehensive membership customer satisfaction survey to date. Previous questionnaires had been used to focus on particular areas of the club, however this one covered a whole range

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How we secured 21 new members over winter

How we secured 21 new members over winter 0

🕔13:21, 18.Dec 2011

This article, written by Ian Baker, general manager of Bramshaw Golf Club in Hampshire, was written in late 2010. To see how the club replicated the free coaching scheme in 2011, and what the results of that were, click here

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How to adapt your landscapes to attract bees

How to adapt your landscapes to attract bees 1

🕔12:12, 16.Dec 2011

As terrorism and war continues to dominate our global news schedule, it seems unlikely that golf clubs could help save the planet. Yet it might just be possible, for the global population of bees is currently in dramatic freefall, with,

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Club profile: Saltburn-By-The-Sea Golf Club

Club profile: Saltburn-By-The-Sea Golf Club 0

🕔11:52, 16.Dec 2011

Perched high up overlooking the North Sea is a golf club fast gaining a reputation as one of the most picturesque on England’s eastern seaboard. Founded in 1894, Saltburn-by-the-Sea Golf Club is in a geographical position that is the envy

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St Andrews introduces biomechanics teaching aid

St Andrews introduces biomechanics teaching aid 0

🕔10:58, 12.Dec 2011

A new biomechanics system developed by an Olympic athlete which monitors the movement of a golfer’s body as he swings a golf club has been introduced at St Andrews Links Golf Academy. The electromagnetic system uses small sensors to detect

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LDCA: Dry weather can crack drainage trench lines

LDCA: Dry weather can crack drainage trench lines 0

🕔12:45, 11.Dec 2011

Because of the exceptionally dry weather in the first half of 2011 for much of the UK, the the Land Drainage Contractors’ Association (LDCA) is warning that settlement of drainage trench lines on sports’ and amenity turf is likely to

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Club profile: Rockliffe Hall

Club profile: Rockliffe Hall 0

🕔11:58, 11.Dec 2011

What do a Quaker residency, a hospital and the Order of St John of God have in common? On the face of it, very little, but, in fact, all of these have at one time or another called one of

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Course profile: Prince’s Golf Club

Course profile: Prince’s Golf Club 0

🕔18:54, 10.Dec 2011

Prince’s Golf Club has come a long way since it was used as a military station for a detachment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the First World War. Barbed wire was erected along the foreshore and anti-aircraft guns

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Profile: Swiss golf club manager Davide Lantos

Profile: Swiss golf club manager Davide Lantos 0

🕔18:50, 10.Dec 2011

Golf Club Gerre Losone is set in the scenic surroundings of southern Switzerland, close to Lake Maggiore and the Italian border, and its charms have tempted manager Davide Lantos to move from his native Milan. Davide has spent 20 years

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