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Why offering reciprocal deals work

Why offering reciprocal deals work 0 Updated

🕔14:57, 26.Jan 2020

Offering members of other golf clubs the opportunity to play at your club for free is a proven way to increase the value of memberships at both venues. 

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How to keep golfers as safe as possible from lightning strikes

How to keep golfers as safe as possible from lightning strikes 0 Updated

🕔12:40, 25.Jan 2020

Complete lightning detection and warning system to keep members safe, from Biral and Reesink Turfcare.

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Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills

Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills 0 Updated

🕔13:45, 24.Jan 2020

With its 11 golf courses, Mission Hills in China is the biggest golf resort in the world. Here, the Chu brothers, who run it, known as the faces of golf in China, talk about the venue and growing the game around the world. 

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The new governance guide for UK golf clubs

The new governance guide for UK golf clubs 0

🕔12:38, 24.Jan 2020

At the end of last year a new governance guide for UK golf clubs was issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game. Here is a summary of the guide.

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Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins

Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins 0 Updated

🕔08:33, 24.Jan 2020

The head professional at Walmer & Kingsdown GC in Kent talks about getting more juniors to play the game, being a Certified Putting Instructor and what he does to ensure maximum profitability from the pro shop.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:47, 20.Jan 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of the European Tour takes us through the organisation’s branding changes.

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Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty

Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty 0

🕔10:21, 20.Jan 2020

Andrew talks about how the club formed an affiliation with Pebble Beach in the USA, the awards both he and the club have won in recent years, the state of the game in Wales in 2020 and the Hollywood celebrities he’s worked with.

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In their own words: Jonathan Smith

In their own words: Jonathan Smith 0

🕔05:01, 20.Jan 2020

The founder and executive director of GEO Foundation explains the benefits to a golf club from going green.

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Prince’s Golf Club invests in sharpening equipment

Prince’s Golf Club invests in sharpening equipment 0 Updated

🕔12:54, 19.Jan 2020

Following a renovation project that has boosted Prince’s Golf Club in Kent’s course and course machinery, the club has invested in innovative new sharpening equipment.

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Transferring employees under TUPE

Transferring employees under TUPE 0 Updated

🕔16:57, 5.Jan 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details the law relating to transferring employees.

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‘It’s fascinating to see how quickly a bond develops between the youngest and oldest members of the group’

‘It’s fascinating to see how quickly a bond develops between the youngest and oldest members of the group’ 0 Updated

🕔15:32, 3.Jan 2020

A golf club in Yorkshire has run an innovative mixed-age and mixed-gender competition in which each fourball had one junior, one adult man, one adult woman and one senior participant.

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Meet the PGA pro: Nick Williams

Meet the PGA pro: Nick Williams 0 Updated

🕔14:41, 3.Jan 2020

The head professional at St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall since 1981 talks about ways to get more juniors to play golf and the techniques and technology he utilises to ensure his pro shop is as profitable as can be.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Telma Granja

Meet the head greenkeeper: Telma Granja 0

🕔07:36, 1.Jan 2020

Less that 2% of greenkeepers in the UK are women. However, there is growing female interest in the profession and there are women like Telma Granja, who leads an all-male team of 11 greenkeepers at a Portuguese golf course that’s 2,200 feet above sea level.

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These were some of the 2019 benefits to Club Systems’ customers

These were some of the 2019 benefits to Club Systems’ customers 0

🕔17:47, 31.Dec 2019

HowDidiDo is available to any golfer who is a member of a club that uses Club Systems International software – and the online platform offers much more than just data.

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Review: Golf in the Alps

Review: Golf in the Alps 0

🕔14:48, 31.Dec 2019

Being a mountainous region featuring more than 100 peaks higher than 4,000 metres, the Alps isn’t the obvious place to play golf, but, as Sarah Forrest discovers, the courses are breathtaking.

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Here’s the top three trends we learnt about the golf industry in December 2019

Here’s the top three trends we learnt about the golf industry in December 2019 0

🕔09:30, 31.Dec 2019

From clubs switching to recyclable coffee cups to another club trying to secure its future by selling its land for housing and then relocating to a new venue, December was a month for thinking outside the box.

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Meet the golf club manager: Richard Woolley

Meet the golf club manager: Richard Woolley 4

🕔05:42, 18.Dec 2019

The general manager of Pine Ridge Golf Club in Surrey talks about the challenges involved in running a golf club that also relies on alternative revenue streams and the importance of good customer service.

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What does a golf club sales manager do?

What does a golf club sales manager do? 0

🕔08:02, 17.Dec 2019

In 2014 Littlestone Golf Club was losing members and money. It then created the role of ‘sales, membership and marketing manager’ and the club hasn’t looked back since.

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The 5 best golf courses built this decade

The 5 best golf courses built this decade 0

🕔04:49, 16.Dec 2019

In this post, we discuss five top golf courses that have been built since 2010.

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Should we get a professional cleaner for our beer lines?

Should we get a professional cleaner for our beer lines? 0 Updated

🕔15:27, 13.Dec 2019

Beer line cleaning is often left to untrained staff – but this can lead to poor dispense quality. A professional beer line cleaner is offering golf clubs a free clean to ensure the beer served tastes as it should.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 2

🕔13:27, 11.Dec 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of The PGA reveals that the association is embarking on significant changes, including a revamp to its brand guidelines.

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Alan Oliver: What golf clubs can learn from top golfers

Alan Oliver: What golf clubs can learn from top golfers 0

🕔06:41, 3.Dec 2019

The secretary at Silloth on Solway GC in Cumbria says how top golfers prepare for tournaments is a good model for how golf clubs can market themselves better.

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Meet the PGA pro: Scotscraig GC’s Craig Mackie

Meet the PGA pro: Scotscraig GC’s Craig Mackie 1

🕔19:25, 2.Dec 2019

Craig talks about managing stock in the shop, introducing the game to local school children and the success he’s had at attracting women to the venue.

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Here’s the top three golf industry developments from November 2019

Here’s the top three golf industry developments from November 2019 0

🕔15:21, 2.Dec 2019

More golf clubs closed down in November – but the relatively small numbers that have gone, plus positive data from many other venues, suggests the industry is actually performing well at the moment.

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Can our club ban golf buggies?

Can our club ban golf buggies? 1

🕔06:20, 27.Nov 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details the legal obligations on clubs as far as implementing buggy restrictions are concerned.

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Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood

Meet the golf club manager: Darren Attwood 0

🕔06:09, 20.Nov 2019

The club secretary of Royal Jersey GC talks about being in the unprecedented position of spending the last two decades managing a prestigious club where he has also been a member since the mid-1970s.

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How to make more from corporate golf

How to make more from corporate golf 0

🕔10:15, 19.Nov 2019

Corporate golf offerings are a way for a golf club to earn significant revenues. Here, we look at how two maximise this – including recruiting big name professionals to be on hand for lessons.

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