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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

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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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Flackwell Heath’s use of the Carbon Trust to save money. Part 2

Flackwell Heath’s use of the Carbon Trust to save money. Part 2 0

🕔18:42, 10.Dec 2011

Following the initial flurry of contacts, things seemed to go a bit quiet for three weeks. I had already decided to wait patiently rather than prompt a response and I then found that the email from the consultant had ended

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Golf and snooker coaches join forces

Golf and snooker coaches join forces 0

🕔14:49, 9.Dec 2011

Leading experts in the field of golf and snooker coaching are to join forces to share knowledge that could prove beneficial to both sports. The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), which represents more than 7,000 professionals and is recognised as the

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Course profile: Brookmans Park Golf Club

Course profile: Brookmans Park Golf Club 1

🕔17:02, 4.Dec 2011

It would be fair to say that Brookmans Park Golf Club, set in the leafy suburbs of Hertford, carries with it an unassuming, yet strong and quietly confident, aura. Easy to see why when you realise the quite refined history

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Why go to a bank when you have members?

Why go to a bank when you have members? 1

🕔16:50, 4.Dec 2011

Nearly all businesses have the need to borrow funds from time to time. In the case of golf clubs, the amount of finance required can be very significant (particularly if the club is considering a capital project such as redeveloping

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Club profile: Haggs Castle Golf Club

Club profile: Haggs Castle Golf Club 0

🕔16:48, 2.Dec 2011

Sited in the serene mature parkland of the Pollok Country Park Estate, Lanarkshire, Haggs Castle Golf Club is a far cry from Glasgow’s bustling metropolis that lies only three miles away, where redevelopment and expansion are commonplace for the UK’s

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Adrian Houstoun: Do not break your loan covenant

Adrian Houstoun: Do not break your loan covenant 0

🕔16:10, 1.Dec 2011

  Not surprisingly in this economic climate, there have been some high-profile problems in the leisure and hospitality industry. Loan covenants took centre stage when accounts filed by Gordon Ramsay Holdings showed that the group had breached covenants on its

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Q&A with course managers in the UAE

Q&A with course managers in the UAE 0

🕔16:21, 30.Nov 2011

Given the hot climate, how does the irrigation process differ for courses in the UAE? How much of an impact does this have on the cost per course per year? Marcus Hartup – golf course superintendent at Saadiyat Beach Golf

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Trespasser rescued from golf course

Trespasser rescued from golf course 1

🕔15:49, 30.Nov 2011

A Yorkshire golf club is erecting a fence and warning signage after an 11-year-old boy had to be rescued when he trespassed on the course. The youngster got stuck in mud that had been removed from a pond as part

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John Deere withdraws from irrigation

John Deere withdraws from irrigation 0

🕔15:09, 30.Nov 2011

Course machinery manufacturer John Deere is to withdraw from the turf irrigation business as part of a “strategic realignment” that will enable the company to focus on its “core equipment competencies in the worldwide golf and turf markets”. John Deere

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How the Ryder Cup helped many Welsh clubs

How the Ryder Cup helped many Welsh clubs 0

🕔15:09, 27.Nov 2011

As with the Open, last year’s Ryder Cup helped golf clubs based in the host club’s region in many ways, largely thanks to the increased exposure to golf the tournament brings. But there is something special about the Ryder Cup

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Michael Shaw: An introduction to the Equality Act

Michael Shaw: An introduction to the Equality Act 7

🕔15:45, 25.Nov 2011

The Equality Act applies to all golf clubs in England, Scotland and Wales. It is divided into 15 parts. Each part is sub-divided into various chapters and each chapter is broken down into various sections. The act concludes with 28

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Q&A with Ken Kosak on management in the UAE

Q&A with Ken Kosak on management in the UAE 0

🕔19:11, 20.Nov 2011

Ken Kosak is the general manager of Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE GCM: How has the economic downturn affected golf in the Middle East? Ken Kosak: The effects of the economic downturn have forced a good majority of

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Peter Jones: Drainage at Channel Islands golf courses

Peter Jones: Drainage at Channel Islands golf courses 0

🕔19:02, 20.Nov 2011

Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean on the north west tip of Guernsey is an historic piece of land that has been favoured over centuries of time for a diverse range of activities, long before it was a golf course.

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How a Spanish golf club has achieved irrigation efficiency

How a Spanish golf club has achieved irrigation efficiency 0

🕔18:58, 20.Nov 2011

With the amount of rainfall that fell in the UK over the winter months still fresh in many people’s minds – regardless of the dry spells experienced in March, we could be forgiven for thinking that irrigation is not a

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Club profile: Colchester Golf Club

Club profile: Colchester Golf Club 0

🕔18:53, 20.Nov 2011

Colchester Golf Club’s 18-hole course is considered to be one of the finest in Essex. Designed by five times Open champion and celebrated golf course architect James Braid, the par 70, 6,350-yard parkland course features fast-running fairways lined with mature

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Brian Butler Helpline: sick notes and fit notes

Brian Butler Helpline: sick notes and fit notes 2

🕔18:49, 20.Nov 2011

Question Is it true that the normal sick notes from employees’ doctors changed recently? Answer Yes, as from 6th April 2010 the various forms of workers’ sick note (also known as a medical certificate or a doctor’s statement) were replaced

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Brian Butler: The law surrounding corporate manslaughter

Brian Butler: The law surrounding corporate manslaughter 0

🕔18:43, 20.Nov 2011

In the forward to the guideline Corporate Manslaughter & Health and Safety Offences Causing Death it states that every court must have regard to relevant guidelines. It sets out the key principles relevant to assessing the seriousness of the range

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Eddie Bullock: Train your staff in customer service

Eddie Bullock: Train your staff in customer service 1

🕔18:36, 20.Nov 2011

Golf club managers, committees and boards have more on their plate today than ever, but too many are not giving heed to one of the greatest intangibles of any club: serving the member. Industry-wide, we are not embracing the whole

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The course management practice behind the new Clandon Park golf course

The course management practice behind the new Clandon Park golf course 1

🕔17:09, 11.Nov 2011

This story first appeared in Greenkeeping magazine in 2010 A new course just a few minutes from the centre of Guildford opened last year and, although some may have questioned the feasibility of a new club being positioned next door

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Noel Mackenzie: How seeds and fertilisers help turf after winter

Noel Mackenzie: How seeds and fertilisers help turf after winter 0

🕔17:04, 11.Nov 2011

The spring sets the foundation for the season ahead. Get it right and all should be well and, even if it is not, at least there will be condition in the turf to adjust maintenance practices and get the best

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Peter Jones: Let your golf course do the marketing for you

Peter Jones: Let your golf course do the marketing for you 0

🕔16:58, 11.Nov 2011

March 1 is the ‘target date’ for presenting the course in a better than average condition, and making the most of the marketing opportunities that exist in early spring. Since the previous autumn, the work programmes will have been geared

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Laurence Pithie: Winter is the crucial time to carry out drainage and bunker work

Laurence Pithie: Winter is the crucial time to carry out drainage and bunker work 0

🕔16:53, 11.Nov 2011

Although the key aspect for winter golf is playability and the emphasis should always focus on providing firm, dry surfaces whenever possible, this time of year can also be beneficial for renovation and project work. After a full playing season,

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Club profile: How Aberdour Golf Club competes with St Andrews

Club profile: How Aberdour Golf Club competes with St Andrews 0

🕔16:44, 11.Nov 2011

Aberdour Golf Club sits just six miles south-east of Dunfermline in Fife, resting on the shores of the River Forth located on the east Scottish coast, an area known for its golfing pedigree. With some of the world’s most prestigious

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