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What should a golf club consider before recruiting staff?

What should a golf club consider before recruiting staff? 0 Updated

🕔17:28, 14.Oct 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) discusses some of the legal issues for a golf club to consider before and during a recruitment process. 

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In their own words: Steve Mona

In their own words: Steve Mona 0

🕔14:43, 14.Oct 2018

The chief executive of the World Golf Foundation (WGF) explains how the #InviteHER hashtag is helping to encourage more women to play golf throughout the world.

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Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan

Meet the director of golf: Paul Vaughan 0

🕔07:27, 14.Oct 2018

From Ardglass Golf Club in Northern Ireland, Paul is this year’s winner of the Galvin Green’s TGI Partner of the Year. He talks about the growth of the venue – and how he got Ed Sheeran to promote the club.

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Club history: Littlestone Golf Club

Club history: Littlestone Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔19:39, 13.Oct 2018

The Kent venue was designed by a mixture of Alister MacKenzie, James Braid and William Laidlaw Purves, and was the host of the first ever Ladies’ Championship in 1894.

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In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley

In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:28, 6.Oct 2018

The European Tour CEO talks about the ‘Made in Denmark’ golf event, which has been praised for its innovative ideas, including a tee box that is inside the hospitality tent on the 15th hole.

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The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for

The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for 0

🕔16:03, 5.Oct 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, details some of the key issues for golf club committees to consider before the new Rules of Golf – said to be the biggest set of changes in a generation – come into effect.

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Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt

Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt 0

🕔12:14, 5.Oct 2018

The director of golf at Foxhills in Surrey talks about an incredibly varied golfing career despite only being 30. Plus how the club has achieved a large membership and the measures it’s introduced to attract more people to the game.

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A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs

A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs 0

🕔16:55, 4.Oct 2018

Today, most golf clubs need more than just the offer of 18-hole golf in order to break even or make a profit. Here, Jon Dawson summarises the most successful measures clubs have introduced to boost their cashflows.

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How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball?

How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball? 2

🕔12:11, 1.Oct 2018

This article was published in 2012 after a golfer lost an eye after being struck by a ball. We have republished it due to a similar incident at the 2018 Ryder Cup – and included links of legal cases since then when stray balls have hit people.

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔10:32, 1.Oct 2018

The chief executive of Scottish Golf details the state of funding of amateur golf in Scotland ahead of a key meeting about affiliation fees on October 4.

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SALTEX starts later this month

SALTEX starts later this month 0

🕔08:04, 1.Oct 2018

This year’s SALTEX event at The NEC will include, for the first time, an ‘Innovation Hub’, featuring the latest groundscare innovations from robotics to pesticide alternatives, plus an insight into research and trial work findings.

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Here are the top three things I learnt editing The Golf Business in the last month

Here are the top three things I learnt editing The Golf Business in the last month 0

🕔19:35, 29.Sep 2018

In his monthly round-up of industry trends, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at England Golf’s latest survey into membership numbers and asks if your local golf club would benefit from having more women’s lavatories.

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Meet the manager of the Ryder Cup venue

Meet the manager of the Ryder Cup venue 0 Updated

🕔15:13, 24.Sep 2018

Englishman Paul Armitage is the general manager of Le Golf National, the venue of the 2018 Ryder Cup. He talks about what hosting the event means for him, the club and the country.

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Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher

Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher 0 Updated

🕔06:49, 23.Sep 2018

The professional at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon talks about winning the ‘TGI PING Custom Fitter of the Year’ award and the programmes he runs to introduce more members to the club.

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Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan

Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan 0 Updated

🕔17:23, 22.Sep 2018

At the end of last year the Northants club was sold, and the new owner has pledged to invest considerably into what is already a major golf resort. Here, Ryan talks about the forthcoming changes.

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Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times

Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times 0 Updated

🕔11:58, 21.Sep 2018

Horsham Golf Club has installed a marketing app designed to increase visitors to the club and the amount they spend while there. And it’s working out incredibly well.

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The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing?

The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing? 1 Updated

🕔17:06, 16.Sep 2018

I read with interest about the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) changing its name (to the UK Golf Federation) and purpose, but I fear this may be another nail in the coffin for some golf clubs.

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Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager

Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager 0

🕔15:35, 15.Sep 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) examines what legal issues golf club managers should be aware of when it comes to sexual harassment claims against members or staff. 

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The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort

The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort 0 Updated

🕔13:18, 15.Sep 2018

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Cornish club turned 30 this summer. We look back at three decades of a venue that has hosted the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Paul Casey.

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The transformation of Elgin Golf Club

The transformation of Elgin Golf Club 0

🕔06:50, 14.Sep 2018

The Scottish golf club’s behind-the-scenes changes have brought a new vibrancy and in turn attracted a younger and more diverse membership.

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Why we outsourced our successful catering operation

Why we outsourced our successful catering operation 0 Updated

🕔12:51, 9.Sep 2018

Why would a golf club with a seven figure food and beverage turnover end its in-house operation and contract it out to an external provider? Steven Brown reports.

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How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays

How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays 0 Updated

🕔12:14, 8.Sep 2018

As the rise in incoming tourism due to the weak pound has led to leisure operators snapping up golf clubs, one lodge provider is offering golf clubs the opportunity to bring in and keep this extra revenue for themselves.

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Club profile: La Moye Golf Club

Club profile: La Moye Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔08:22, 7.Sep 2018

The Jersey venue has completed a £3.5 million clubhouse refurbishment, turning the building into one of the most spectacular locations in UK golf.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔17:16, 3.Sep 2018

The chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association looks forward to this month’s Ryder Cup and details how the organisation is engaging better with golfers.

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What the 21st century clubhouse is looking like

What the 21st century clubhouse is looking like 2

🕔07:19, 2.Sep 2018

Some of the biggest golf clubs in Europe have carried out extensive refurbishments of their clubhouses in the last 12 months. Here, we explore why design trends are changing the way clubhouses will look for many years to come.

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How to salvage your golf course after the hot and dry summer

How to salvage your golf course after the hot and dry summer 0

🕔12:48, 31.Aug 2018

This summer UK golf clubs faced an unprecedented two-plus months of extremely hot and dry weather. Here is advice from some major suppliers to the industry on ways to ensure your course is less susceptible to autumn diseases.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the golf industry in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the golf industry in August 0

🕔14:10, 30.Aug 2018

From the rise in female greenkeepers to the news that some golf clubs still ban mobile phones on their courses, here’s the top three things The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry in August.

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