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Meet the golf club managing director: Julie Wannop

Meet the golf club managing director: Julie Wannop 1 Updated

🕔15:42, 16.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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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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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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Golf clubs, the law and long-term sick employees

Golf clubs, the law and long-term sick employees 1 Updated

🕔14:27, 2.Aug 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at the issue of employees who are on long-term sickness absence.

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Club profile: Ashbourne Golf Club

Club profile: Ashbourne Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔13:23, 1.Aug 2019

Derbyshire’s oldest golf club, at more than 130 years old, has, unsurprisingly, a long and acclaimed history. However, it also has an exciting future to look forward to, thanks to an investment programme.

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In their own words: Nick Pink

In their own words: Nick Pink 0

🕔11:08, 1.Aug 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the outgoing chief executive of England Golf discusses the recent announcement that all members of affiliated clubs now have personal liability insurance coverage.

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Could sports betting help boost golf’s popularity?

Could sports betting help boost golf’s popularity? 0

🕔04:08, 31.Jul 2019

Golf is already a hugely popular sport but industry experts are always looking for new ways to increase the profile of the game.

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In their own words: Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Andrew McKinlay 1

🕔22:22, 30.Jul 2019

The chief executive of Scottish Golf outlines some of the measures that can be introduced to engage more young people with golf.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in July 2019

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in July 2019 0 Updated

🕔10:30, 30.Jul 2019

From an outstanding Open Championship to the appointment of a 32-year-old to manage Sunningdale, July 2019 will not be a month in the industry that will be forgotten quickly.

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This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue

This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue 8

🕔07:08, 24.Jul 2019

Phil Taylor, FPGA, is the founder of Pachesham Golf Centre in Surrey, which was originally a nine-hole golf club. Two years ago it successfully converted to six holes. Here, he explains why.

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How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf

How Royal Troon has invested in junior golf 1

🕔06:53, 24.Jul 2019

Royal Troon might have hosted the Open nine times, but the club is also looking to its future. Here, secretary Stephen Anthony details the extraordinary success the club has had in this area in the last two years.

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The mental health benefits from playing golf

The mental health benefits from playing golf 0

🕔23:00, 23.Jul 2019

One of golf’s greatest selling points is that regularly playing the game has a number of physical health benefits. What’s sometimes overlooked, however, is the mental health gains that can also be made.

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How adventure golf turned this three-year-old into a golf fanatic

How adventure golf turned this three-year-old into a golf fanatic 1

🕔17:08, 23.Jul 2019

Trafford GC offers a dinosaur adventure golf facility that Louie Ockerby-Morris played at. And while walking to it he was so enthralled by the driving range with laser targets that he now regularly has lessons there.

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Reesink Turfcare offering irrigation finance solutions

Reesink Turfcare offering irrigation finance solutions 0 Updated

🕔14:14, 21.Jul 2019

Finance on turfcare machinery is not new but it is a concept that has passed by the irrigation of golf clubs and sports venues. Until now that is, thanks to Reesink Turfcare.

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Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner

Meet the golf club secretary: Andrew Tanner 0

🕔14:57, 14.Jul 2019

The manager of the Harry Colt-designed Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey talks about how the golf industry has changed in recent years – and how Tandridge is responding to this transformation.

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Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd

Meet the PGA professional: David McKidd 0

🕔14:21, 14.Jul 2019

The head professional at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Yorkshire talks about surveying members to find out what products he should stock in the shop and why he offers free coaching to juniors.

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Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards

Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards 0

🕔14:52, 13.Jul 2019

West Hill is one of the best heathland golf courses in the world. Ben talks about how the club stores essential irrigation water despite not having a reservoir and the club’s recent major projects.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:40, 10.Jul 2019

The chief executive of the European Tour talks about the launch of the Golfers with Disability Programme, which will see the EDGA Scottish Open and EDGA Dubai Finale take place this year.

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How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim?

How much will the Open be worth to County Antrim? 0 Updated

🕔10:27, 9.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open Championship promises to be more than a feast of great golf – as Angus Council can testify from last year, the economic benefits to the local area are huge.

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The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship

The clubs marketing themselves ahead of next year’s Open Championship 0 Updated

🕔15:36, 8.Jul 2019

Next week’s Open has seen all additional championship day tickets sell out within 72 hours of going on sale. Unsurprisingly, clubs located near to the 2020 venue are already using the event to market themselves.

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Golf courses review: Sanremo in Italy

Golf courses review: Sanremo in Italy 0 Updated

🕔17:21, 6.Jul 2019

Although not a traditional golfing destination, Italy has more than 300 golf courses, many of which come with a high reputation. Here, Sarah Forrest visits two on the coast of Liguria, in the north-west of the country.

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Club profile: Holywell Golf Club

Club profile: Holywell Golf Club 0

🕔15:02, 25.Jun 2019

This inland links-type course is one of the highest in Wales and has served its local community well for over 100 years – and the club has been investing in its clubhouse to ensure that this continues for much longer.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 1

🕔13:07, 25.Jun 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that as the regulatory environment for chemicals gets tighter every year, golf clubs need high quality greenkeepers like never before.

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Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month

Here’s my top three developments in the golf industry from the last month 1

🕔07:28, 25.Jun 2019

From baby boomers saving the US golf industry to cancer tests at golf clubs proving to be excellent PR for the venues, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at trends in June 2019.

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Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Robertson

Meet the PGA pro: Gordon Robertson 0

🕔20:10, 18.Jun 2019

The head PGA professional at Drumpellier Golf Club talks about the shorter hole courses the venue has established and the technology he’s invested in to ensure his business never stands still.

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