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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 0 Updated

🕔10:28, 26.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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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0 Updated

🕔13:07, 24.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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Club profile: Holywell Golf Club

Club profile: Holywell Golf Club 0

🕔15:02, 21.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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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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The upgrade of Belvoir Park Golf Club

The upgrade of Belvoir Park Golf Club 0

🕔15:21, 18.Jun 2019

Regarded as one of the best inland golf courses in Northern Ireland, Belvoir Park is in the process of having its course updated – and that means shaping modern reconstructions while maintaining Harry Colt’s concepts.

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Golf clubs, the law and age discrimination

Golf clubs, the law and age discrimination 0 Updated

🕔14:48, 16.Jun 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) warns about making assumptions about capability based upon age.

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Meet The Shire London’s new, young greenkeeping team

Meet The Shire London’s new, young greenkeeping team 0

🕔17:02, 15.Jun 2019

The son of the European Tour’s chief agronomist, Richard Stillwell has been appointed to lead a youthful and energetic course management team at The Shire London.

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Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride

Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride 10

🕔22:24, 9.Jun 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick GC talks about a career including the army and turning around a community golf club, the perception of golf within society and why she is a huge fan of NLP.

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Should your golf club streamline its committee?

Should your golf club streamline its committee? 5 Updated

🕔15:49, 7.Jun 2019

Experienced golf club manager Adrian Cooper argues that having boards with too many people on them holds many golf clubs back.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0 Updated

🕔10:55, 7.Jun 2019

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the crucial work PGA professionals are doing to introduce the game to children.

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‘Playing golf at night is so much fun’

‘Playing golf at night is so much fun’ 1

🕔15:54, 3.Jun 2019

The Ladies European Tour ran its first-ever night golf event last month, in which participants commented on how much fun it was. Golf clubs, meanwhile, are also tapping into this entertaining and different format.

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Meet the course manager: Phil Helmn MG

Meet the course manager: Phil Helmn MG 0 Updated

🕔13:33, 1.Jun 2019

We speak to Goodwood’s general manager of Sports Turf, Grounds & Gardens about maintaining a cricket pitch, an airfield and a horse racing track in addition to two 18-hole golf courses.

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How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup

How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup 0

🕔12:01, 31.May 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, Scottish Golf has unveiled a ‘Club Ambassador Programme’ in a bid to help clubs in Scotland benefit from the tournament.

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Nigel Church retires from Ransomes Jacobsen 0

🕔05:40, 30.May 2019

After five decades in the greenkeeping industry, Nigel Church has retired from Ransomes Jacobsen. Here, former colleagues Ian Mitchell and Peter Driver look back on the career of an industry titan.

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How F&B in golf has changed in the last decade

How F&B in golf has changed in the last decade 0

🕔13:05, 27.May 2019

The average golf club’s F&B operation has changed significantly in the last 10 years. Here, Steven Brown, describes that transformation and explores what else the industry still needs to do to maximise profitability.

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

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

🕔11:11, 27.May 2019

From errors on social media leading to golf clubs being vandalised to measures to boost junior participation bearing fruit, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir picks his three key trends of the last month. 

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Meet the golf club manager: Howard Craft

Meet the golf club manager: Howard Craft 0

🕔21:55, 20.May 2019

The club manager at Berkhamsted GC talks about the growing number of golf club managers in their 30s and the challenges involved in maintaining a full membership and an entrance fee in today’s climate.

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Club profile: Astbury Golf Club

Club profile: Astbury Golf Club 0

🕔12:47, 19.May 2019

The Cheshire facility is a quintessentially English rural golf club that’s looking forward to its centenary. And, thanks to a programme of investment in its course and clubhouse, its future is exciting as well.

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This is what it’s like to buy golf clubs when you’re a woman

This is what it’s like to buy golf clubs when you’re a woman 2 Updated

🕔10:28, 18.May 2019

The Golf Business contributor Sarah Forrest is an accomplished golfer and golf writer – but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy or satisfying experience for her when she buys golf equipment.

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In their own words: Nick Pink

In their own words: Nick Pink 0

🕔22:47, 13.May 2019

The chief executive of England Golf details that the resurrection of Tiger Woods as a golfing champion could inspire increased participation – at a time when it is already rising.

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Meet the PGA pro: Simon Hanson

Meet the PGA pro: Simon Hanson 0

🕔12:23, 13.May 2019

The head PGA professional at Kemnay GC and the TGI’s ‘new partner of the year’ talks about the technology he uses to boost his pro shop and how the club encourages more beginners into the game.

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Are you a micro manager?

Are you a micro manager? 0 Updated

🕔09:01, 13.May 2019

A micro manager – a boss who gives excessive supervision to employees – can be a problem for any business. Here, golf clubs’ staff trainer Frank Newberry explains how they come about.

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Employment Law – the importance of carrying out a reasonable investigation

Employment Law – the importance of carrying out a reasonable investigation 0 Updated

🕔15:15, 12.May 2019

A recent employment tribunal case has underlined the importance of the investigation stage in disciplinary proceedings for golf club employers, writes the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA).

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The golf club on the White Cliffs of Dover

The golf club on the White Cliffs of Dover 2

🕔10:37, 5.May 2019

Walmer & Kingsdown GC is a spectacular course which has joined a marketing partnership featuring clubs and accommodation providers, in order to maximise the tourism potential from the Open returning to Kent.

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Company profile: Bernhard and Company

Company profile: Bernhard and Company 0

🕔11:32, 2.May 2019

Bernhard and Company has upgraded its range of sharpening systems with equipment packed with the latest technologies.

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A beginner’s guide to betting on golf

A beginner’s guide to betting on golf 0

🕔11:15, 1.May 2019

Golf betting is increasingly becoming as popular as soccer and basketball betting. This is due in part to the growing interest in the sport by the young generation, and the many benefits it offers to bettors.

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Club profile: Trent Lock Golf and Country Club

Club profile: Trent Lock Golf and Country Club 0

🕔19:17, 30.Apr 2019

Offering adventure golf, a health retreat and conferencing, the Nottinghamshire club caters to more than just traditional golfers. But with two courses and now a luxurious changing room, it’s got them covered as well.

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