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How clubs can protect themselves and their golfers from insurance claims

How clubs can protect themselves and their golfers from insurance claims 2

🕔13:07, 3.Feb 2012

Towards the end of last year, golf clubs, already reeling in the current economic environment, learnt of a legal case that could have financial ramifications for the industry for decades to come. A golfer who was hit in the face

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2014 England Golf fixture list unveiled

2014 England Golf fixture list unveiled 0

🕔17:00, 17.Jan 2012

The fixture list for the main amateur golf events in England has been unveiled today, and two prestigious clubs at opposite ends of the country have agreed to host the blue riband men’s events. Seaton Carew in County Durham will

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Club profile: Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Club profile: Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club 0

🕔14:55, 15.Jan 2012

Established in 1909, Walmer & Kingsdown was officially opened on April 17 that year with a match between James Braid, the course designer, and famed US professional golfer Harry Vardon, fondly remembered for the ‘Vardon Grip’, or ‘overlapping grip’ –

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Course to be dug up for cables

Course to be dug up for cables 0

🕔15:34, 10.Jan 2012

A municipal golf course in Merseyside is set to have three holes dug up over a 13-week period so that an electricity cable can be laid through it. Wirrall Borough Council is likely to recommend on Thursday that the Western

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Lee Westwood club attacked by vandals

Lee Westwood club attacked by vandals 3

🕔16:32, 8.Jan 2012

The golf course that Lee Westwood grew up playing on has been damaged by vandals to such an extent that its manager fears for its future as a viable business. Worksop Golf Club in Nottinghamshire is, along with College Pines

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Profile: Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club’s only greenkeeper, Caroline Munro

Profile: Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club’s only greenkeeper, Caroline Munro 0

🕔12:33, 8.Jan 2012

Caroline Munro is no ordinary woman. She likes kickboxing, is building her own house, is raising two daughters and is head greenkeeper at Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club in Scotland. I say head greenkeeper, but she is actually the only

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Profile: St Ives Golf Club’s course manager Phil Gates

Profile: St Ives Golf Club’s course manager Phil Gates 0

🕔13:14, 5.Jan 2012

Although St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club in Cambridgeshire was founded in 1923, it was really born in 2010. For most of its life the club featured a nine-hole course on the outskirts of the town, but its members decided in

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Three surveys on the attitudes of golfers and golf clubs

Three surveys on the attitudes of golfers and golf clubs 1

🕔17:42, 4.Jan 2012

There hasn’t been a useful major survey on the golf industry since the answers to the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire were released by the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association in 2010. And like London buses, with a

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Profile: Askernish Golf Club’s development manager, John Kemp

Profile: Askernish Golf Club’s development manager, John Kemp 1

🕔17:29, 4.Jan 2012

Last year, Stòras Uibhist, the community owner of the South Uist Estate, which covers almost the whole of the Outer Hebridean islands of Benbecula, Eriskay and South Uist, as well as a number of other small islands, panning some 93,000

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Dewsbury District invests in junior golf

Dewsbury District invests in junior golf 0

🕔14:55, 4.Jan 2012

Dewsbury District Golf Club in Yorkshire is to use a pot of money its manager has won to visit local schools and introduce children to golf. Mick Thorpe, who attended the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) conference at the end

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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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