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How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale

How to turn a membership enquiry into a sale 0

🕔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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UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years

UK golf group grows membership by 25% in four years 3

🕔07:17, 4.Sep 2019

A company that owns and runs 10 golf venues has said it has seen an average increase in golf club membership by a huge 25 per cent in the last four years.

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The secret secretary: How we dealt with a slow golfer

The secret secretary: How we dealt with a slow golfer 4

🕔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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Making your golf course more attractive to bees

Making your golf course more attractive to bees 0

🕔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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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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Golf clubs and employment tribunals

Golf clubs and employment tribunals 0

🕔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

How to manage your micro manager 0

🕔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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A dreadful month for Scottish golf clubs – but there is hope

A dreadful month for Scottish golf clubs – but there is hope 2

🕔04:24, 27.Aug 2019

Here’s three ways the Scottish golf industry is coping with the difficulties it is currently facing according to The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir.

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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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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

🕔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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