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Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one

Two golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one 1

🕔19:54, 10.Sep 2019

Two golfers in Surrey have hit consecutive holes-in-one on the same hole, beating estimated odds of more than one million to one.

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This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

This driving range has built a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass 0

🕔14:05, 10.Sep 2019

The UK’s busiest driving range – where 14 million balls are hit per year – has so far this year invested £50,000 on improvements and, at its heart, is a replica of the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

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How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale

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🕔15:00, 9.Sep 2019

Chris Duffy, the manager of Huddersfield Golf Club, believes this is a four-pronged process– and underpinning it is a need to listen to the potential member and not simply hand them a price list.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔10:52, 7.Sep 2019

The chief executive of Europe’s largest greenkeeping association looks at measures that are making this career more attractive to women.

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Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings

Meet the golf course manager: Tom Jennings 0 Updated

🕔13:51, 6.Sep 2019

The course manager of Calcot Park GC talks about adapting to an unpredictable climate, the work the club put in to ensure the course bounced back following the 2018 drought and the plans his team have for irrigation.

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The secret secretary: How we dealt with a slow golfer

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🕔19:43, 3.Sep 2019

Every club has at least one regular slow golfer who causes distress for others. Here, an anonymous proprietor of a UK club details what he did when he decided he had to take action.

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14-year-old receives England Golf’s ‘Hero Handshake Award’ for disability activism

14-year-old receives England Golf’s ‘Hero Handshake Award’ for disability activism 0

🕔13:06, 3.Sep 2019

A 14-year-old girl has become the latest recipient of England Golf’s Hero Handshake Award for encouraging children with disabilities to play golf.

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Making your golf course more attractive to bees

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🕔17:42, 2.Sep 2019

Some golf course attempts to make their facilities more attractive to bees have been so successful that they’re being studied at a college.

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‘One of the finest examples of an all-inclusive resort that I have seen’

‘One of the finest examples of an all-inclusive resort that I have seen’ 0

🕔18:24, 1.Sep 2019

The Golf Business reporter Sarah Forrest has visited one of the world’s most famous golf resorts to find two outstanding courses, a ‘driving range on steroids’ and non-golfing entertainment for the whole family. 

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Club profile: Grim’s Dyke Golf Club

Club profile: Grim’s Dyke Golf Club 0

🕔15:44, 1.Sep 2019

The 110-year-old London golf club is famous for its welcoming atmosphere – and to maintain this, the club has invested in its clubhouse.

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‘One of Scotland’s best public golf courses’ to close next year

‘One of Scotland’s best public golf courses’ to close next year 2

🕔08:49, 28.Aug 2019

A public golf course in Dundee, where membership has dropped to less than 100 people, will close down next year as its local council wants to save thousands of pounds of public money.

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Francisco de Lancastre David promoted to Troon Golf ‘cluster general manager’

Francisco de Lancastre David promoted to Troon Golf ‘cluster general manager’ 0

🕔03:08, 28.Aug 2019

Troon has announced the promotion of Francisco de Lancastre David to the role of ‘cluster general manager’ across all three of its championship golf courses in Abu Dhabi.

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The redesign of Whittington Heath GC due to HS2

The redesign of Whittington Heath GC due to HS2 0

🕔20:09, 27.Aug 2019

Whittington Heath GC is undergoing a huge redevelopment as the HS2 rail line – now under review – is due to pass through it. Detailing what’s happened so far this year is John Greasley.

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CSI autumn roadshow to tee off in September

CSI autumn roadshow to tee off in September 0

🕔17:08, 27.Aug 2019

Each year Club Systems International tours the UK and Ireland, showcasing its new products, services and updates, in an informal format that also allows club representatives to network among themselves.

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Golf clubs and employment tribunals

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🕔16:07, 27.Aug 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) explains how to handle matters correctly in order to avoid or reduce their exposure in potential claims.

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How to manage your micro manager

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🕔14:10, 27.Aug 2019

In his second of a two-part article on micro managers – bosses who excessively supervise their staff – golf sector trainer Frank Newberry provides tips on how to ‘manage’ your micro manager.

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Here are the finalists for next month’s Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year

Here are the finalists for next month’s Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 0

🕔08:29, 27.Aug 2019

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), alongside Toro and Reesink Turfcare, has revealed the 11 finalists who will contest this year’s Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.

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Meet the golf club managing director: Julie Wannop

Meet the golf club managing director: Julie Wannop 1

🕔21:42, 20.Aug 2019

The managing director of Eden Golf Club talks about the industry’s changing attitudes towards women and what the club has been doing to attract non-golfers to use its facilities.

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TYM Tractors launches two flexible finance offers

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🕔14:39, 18.Aug 2019

TYM Tractors, via Reesink Turfcare, has launched two finance options to help UK golf clubs get the tractor they need.

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Scottish Golf CEO calls for doctors to prescribe golf

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🕔09:51, 14.Aug 2019

The CEO of Scottish Golf, Andrew McKinlay, has called for the game to be prescribed on the NHS to help combat mental and physical health problems.

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£15 million investment for public golf course

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🕔06:24, 14.Aug 2019

A golf course in Liverpool is set to be transformed by a £15 million investment – which will almost certainly be the largest investment in a municipal golf facility in British history.

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club is working to protect an endangered animal

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is working to protect an endangered animal 0

🕔04:15, 14.Aug 2019

Members of Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland are working together to protect the endangered Scottish wildcat.

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Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Stewart

Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Stewart 0

🕔21:36, 13.Aug 2019

The head PGA professional at Cawder Golf Club in Glasgow talks about how the club converts beginners into members and the technology he utilises.

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Scottish Golf teams up with club to market reduced green fees

Scottish Golf teams up with club to market reduced green fees 0

🕔18:15, 13.Aug 2019

Scottish Golf has teamed up with both VisitScotland and The Renaissance Club to offer all members of Scottish Golf affiliated clubs preferential green fee rates this winter at the facility.

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Club Systems wins series of new clients in Scotland

Club Systems wins series of new clients in Scotland 0

🕔10:55, 13.Aug 2019

Increased demand in Scotland for cloud-based software systems has seen the company behind the ClubV1 system invest in additional client support north of the border.

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In their own words: Craig Tracey MP

In their own words: Craig Tracey MP 0

🕔07:41, 13.Aug 2019

The co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group explains that non-parliamentary membership of the group has closed – with membership ceasing in summer 2020.

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Meet the golf course manager: Jim McMurdo

Meet the golf course manager: Jim McMurdo 0 Updated

🕔16:51, 10.Aug 2019

Tadmarton Heath is one of the most attractive golf courses in Oxfordshire. We speak to its course manager Jim McMurdo about the five-year programme to restore heather to the course.

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