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Several UK golf clubs temporarily ban smoking

Several UK golf clubs temporarily ban smoking 0

🕔13:49, 2.Jul 2018

Several British golf clubs have banned smoking on the course due to the risk that discarded cigarettes can cause fires on dry grassland.

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‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’ to take place in the UK

‘Women and Girls’ Golf Week’ to take place in the UK 0

🕔12:56, 2.Jul 2018

A special awareness week for women’s and girls’ golf is to take place across Great Britain and Ireland between late July and early August.

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Golf club launches unique driving range lorry

Golf club launches unique driving range lorry 5

🕔15:43, 26.Jun 2018

A premier golf club in London has launched a new and exclusive ‘Tour Truck Experience’ – a lorry that opens on to a driving range and is described as ‘an open-to-all custom-fitting solution’.

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Major Kent golf club put up for sale

Major Kent golf club put up for sale 0

🕔12:00, 26.Jun 2018

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in Kent has been put up for sale with a guide price of £2.95 million.

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Plan to convert golf course into giant housing estate set to be approved

Plan to convert golf course into giant housing estate set to be approved 3

🕔14:55, 25.Jun 2018

An investment company has submitted a planning application to Bolton Council to convert a golf course into a housing estate.

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Club asks members for donations after running into difficulties

Club asks members for donations after running into difficulties 2

🕔14:21, 20.Jun 2018

A Scottish golf club has asked its members to make donations to it, after it ran into financial difficulties following a fall in membership.

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Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay to write for The Golf Business

Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay to write for The Golf Business 0 Updated

🕔09:45, 15.Jun 2018

The new chief executive of Scottish Golf, Andrew McKinlay, has agreed to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Judas Priest’s royalty rights put up for sale due to golf club issues

Judas Priest’s royalty rights put up for sale due to golf club issues 6

🕔12:05, 14.Jun 2018

A portion of the royalty rights of 136 songs by one of Britain’s biggest ever heavy metal bands has been put up for sale due to a golf club being placed into administration.

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European Tour CEO Keith Pelley to write for The Golf Business

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley to write for The Golf Business 1

🕔07:59, 10.Jun 2018

The CEO of the European Tour – one of the world’s most powerful golf associations – Keith Pelley, has agreed to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Golf is being used to help people with autism

Golf is being used to help people with autism 1

🕔12:14, 4.Jun 2018

A charity set up by golfing legend Ernie Els to help people with autism is making it easier for people on the spectrum to play the game in Jersey.

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Golf’s governing bodies to help clubs be more environmentally friendly

Golf’s governing bodies to help clubs be more environmentally friendly 0

🕔11:16, 2.Jun 2018

A number of organisations including The R&A and England Golf are to work closely with the GEO Foundation to help golf clubs be more environmentally friendly.

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Surprising rise in female golfers in Ireland

Surprising rise in female golfers in Ireland 0

🕔12:47, 30.May 2018

Golf clubs in both Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland have reported significant growth in the number of women who have been playing the game in the last couple of years.

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A ‘women’s charter’ to change the way golf is run has been launched

A ‘women’s charter’ to change the way golf is run has been launched 5

🕔10:58, 29.May 2018

The R&A has unveiled a ‘Women in Golf Charter’ to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. 

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Grandfather recounts amazing story of how his life was saved on the golf course

Grandfather recounts amazing story of how his life was saved on the golf course 0

🕔16:03, 23.May 2018

A 77-year-old man who suffered a heart attack on a Dorset golf course has detailed how his life was miraculously saved.

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European Tour to offer GolfSixes to golf club members

European Tour to offer GolfSixes to golf club members 0 Updated

🕔08:43, 21.May 2018

The European Tour has agreed to work with England Golf and will engage members of more than 1,900 golf clubs through GolfSixes, the innovative short form of the game.

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Golf club ‘could close down’ if it doesn’t build holiday homes

Golf club ‘could close down’ if it doesn’t build holiday homes 0

🕔11:38, 17.May 2018

An Essex golf club has become the latest in the UK to warn that it could close unless it builds apartments to provide an additional revenue stream.

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Northern Irish golf clubs see a 30% membership drop in 14 years

Northern Irish golf clubs see a 30% membership drop in 14 years 0

🕔12:30, 8.May 2018

A BBC report has found that golf clubs in Northern Ireland have seen a drop in membership of nearly one-third since 2004.

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Panmure GC becomes latest Scottish club to allow women members

Panmure GC becomes latest Scottish club to allow women members 0

🕔11:53, 8.May 2018

Panmure Golf Club, one of Scotland’s – and the world’s – oldest golf clubs, has become the latest venue to end its men-only membership policy.

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More than 50 golf clubs to take part in female recruitment drive

More than 50 golf clubs to take part in female recruitment drive 2

🕔11:58, 7.May 2018

More than 50 golf clubs in eight English counties are to take part in an initiative involving alcohol and a new way of scoring, which, it is hoped, will attract more women to golf.

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Frilford Heath Golf Club donates £23k to charity

Frilford Heath Golf Club donates £23k to charity 0 Updated

🕔08:04, 7.May 2018

Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire has donated more than £23,000 to charity – the highest amount ever raised by the club.

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‘Moaning members barred from golf club’ story goes viral

‘Moaning members barred from golf club’ story goes viral 5

🕔13:40, 2.May 2018

A story about five septuagenarian golfers who have been thrown out of their golf club for complaining about its modernisation has gone viral.

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Half of all couples would marry at a golf course

Half of all couples would marry at a golf course 0

🕔11:41, 30.Apr 2018

A survey of wedding preferences conducted on 3,928 newlyweds has found that 49 per cent would have been happy to have the ceremony at a golf club in summer.

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Yorkshire golf club rejects four-figure approach by fracking firm

Yorkshire golf club rejects four-figure approach by fracking firm 0

🕔11:59, 26.Apr 2018

A Yorkshire golf club has turned down a request by a fracking firm to carry out seismic testing on its land.

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David Leadbetter to open European headquarters in July

David Leadbetter to open European headquarters in July 0

🕔16:04, 25.Apr 2018

One of the world’s most famous golf coaches, David Leadbetter, will open the ‘Leadbetter Golf Academy European Headquarters’in Buckinghamshire next month.

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Two Kent golf clubs close down

Two Kent golf clubs close down 0

🕔13:16, 23.Apr 2018

Two golf clubs in Kent have closed down in the space of a few days of each other – and just a few weeks after another venue in the county closed.

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Pioneering golf project to stop coastal erosion

Pioneering golf project to stop coastal erosion 0

🕔15:55, 17.Apr 2018

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is supporting a pioneering project that should help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion.

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Rapid increase in driving distance is ‘concerning’

Rapid increase in driving distance is ‘concerning’ 1

🕔12:10, 9.Apr 2018

An annual review of the driving distances by The R&A and the USGA has found that the average drive in 2017 was three yards longer than in 2016 – when usually there is a growth of just 0.2 yards per year.

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