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Meet the head greenkeeper: Allan Black

Meet the head greenkeeper: Allan Black 0 Updated

🕔17:32, 21.Apr 2019

Royal Jersey has mild winters ensuring it experiences more than 50,000 rounds per year. Allan talks about the course’s grass exchange programme and integrating water management with nutrition conservation.

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What the government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ means for golf clubs

What the government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ means for golf clubs 0 Updated

🕔14:21, 19.Apr 2019

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) explains what the government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ is and how it might be relevant to golf clubs.

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Meet the club secretary: Neil Statham

Meet the club secretary: Neil Statham 0 Updated

🕔16:30, 18.Apr 2019

Neil is at Knole Park GC. He talks about marketing the club and the challenges involved in running an SSSI where the land is leased from a Lord’s estate and the country house is owned by the National Trust.

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Meet the course manager: Chris Smith

Meet the course manager: Chris Smith 1 Updated

🕔10:34, 14.Apr 2019

Just 10 years ago Chris Smith was working as an electrician. Today he’s the course manager of Cranleigh Golf & Country Club in Surrey. He talks about the work he’s set to do in his new role.

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Why offering free golf to children works

Why offering free golf to children works 3

🕔09:50, 14.Apr 2019

There are two proven ways to benefit a golf club and children – offer free golf to them and raise awareness that you’re offering them free golf. James Bargeron reports.

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Meet the PGA pro: Stuart Disney

Meet the PGA pro: Stuart Disney 0

🕔16:43, 13.Apr 2019

The Mendip GC’s pro talks about the programmes he’s introduced to benefit non-traditional golfing profiles such as disability groups, and how his pro shop won a ‘Most Improved Business of the Year’ award.

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In their own words: Craig Tracey MP

In their own words: Craig Tracey MP 1

🕔05:27, 9.Apr 2019

The co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group, and MP for North Warwickshire & Bedworth, exclusively discusses the work that the group does to support the sport.

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in their own words: Andrew McKinlay

in their own words: Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔17:06, 8.Apr 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of Scottish Golf previews the inaugural Golf and Health Week, which takes place as soon as The Masters ends.

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How Westmanstown Golf Club delivered lessons to women over winter

How Westmanstown Golf Club delivered lessons to women over winter 1

🕔12:20, 7.Apr 2019

Its PGA professional, Bernard Fitzgerald, details how, over one five-week period this winter, he delivered lessons to a huge number of women, which has improved their golf.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔20:26, 2.Apr 2019

The chief executive of the European Tour explores the rapidly growing popularity of the Staysure Tour.

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The non-golf revenue streams golf clubs are exploiting

The non-golf revenue streams golf clubs are exploiting 0

🕔18:33, 2.Apr 2019

One way several golf clubs are earning increased income is from marketing themselves as health centres that provide gyms, yoga and pilates in addition to golf.

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Should our golf club go for adventure golf?

Should our golf club go for adventure golf? 0

🕔12:40, 2.Apr 2019

Adventure golf is becoming big business. Here we speak to the operations director of Adventure Leisure, Andrew Scholey, to find out what’s causing this growth and how it can benefit existing facilities.

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The manager’s office: Alan Oliver

The manager’s office: Alan Oliver 1

🕔06:31, 2.Apr 2019

The secretary at Silloth on Solway GC in Cumbria says clubs will be better suited to recruiting new customers if they market their unique selling points instead of trying to attract all golfers.

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Meet the overseas director of operations: Chris White

Meet the overseas director of operations: Chris White 1

🕔18:07, 25.Mar 2019

Chris is the director of operations at Ayla Oasis, the host venue for the Jordan Mixed Open. He talks about this and his career to date.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0

🕔21:57, 24.Mar 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that the entire structure of a golf club relies upon a well-maintained course that is enjoyable and attractive to play.

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How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course

How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course 0

🕔17:38, 24.Mar 2019

Shade results in weak turf but for many golf courses the option of removing the trees causing it is not viable. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019

Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019 0

🕔17:09, 24.Mar 2019

From a motion tabled in parliament supporting measures to promote the health benefits of golf to society to another golf club’s purchase by a UK leisure operator, March was an encouraging month for the industry.

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Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse

Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse 2

🕔04:10, 19.Mar 2019

The Nottinghamshire venue opened the facility on New Year’s Eve, featuring a large balcony overlooking a picturesque golf course.

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Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall

Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall 0

🕔20:18, 18.Mar 2019

The head PGA professional at Howley Hall GC in Yorkshire has won the coveted ‘Pro Shop of the Year’ category at the recent TGI Golf Awards. Here, Ryan explains why his shop has been such a success.

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What can we do if we receive our membership subs late?

What can we do if we receive our membership subs late? 2

🕔18:26, 18.Mar 2019

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) details what a golf club can do about the late payment of membership fees.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔22:58, 12.Mar 2019

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the changing roles of PGA professionals.

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How to get more children playing golf

How to get more children playing golf 2

🕔21:57, 12.Mar 2019

A number of golfing organisations and clubs are working together to introduce golf to more children. Here, we look at three initiatives that have all been working. 

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Meet the manager: Adam Walsh

Meet the manager: Adam Walsh 0

🕔20:05, 5.Mar 2019

The general manager of Farleigh GC in Surrey talks about how he has become the youngest of just 51 club managers in Europe to achieve ‘Certified Club Manager’ status.

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Meet the greenkeepers who are also their golf clubs’ managers

Meet the greenkeepers who are also their golf clubs’ managers 0

🕔15:39, 4.Mar 2019

Looe Golf Club in Cornwall and Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumbria are both managed by their greenkeepers. 

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Royal Norwich GC set to complete relocation

Royal Norwich GC set to complete relocation 0

🕔19:41, 2.Mar 2019

How Toro machinery is ensuring the club’s two new courses will thrive.

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The golf club that has five times as many visitors as there are local residents

The golf club that has five times as many visitors as there are local residents 3

🕔06:57, 26.Feb 2019

Last year Brora Golf Club in the Highlands saw its membership grow across all categories and it now employs nearly two per cent of the local village’s population.

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Meet the golf operations manager: Nigel Sweet

Meet the golf operations manager: Nigel Sweet 1

🕔04:02, 26.Feb 2019

Nigel talks about how Leeds Golf Centre has a reputation for being inclusive, the facility’s major plans for growth and what it’s like being a golf club manager while competing to play on the European Senior Tour.

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