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How to combat slow play on the golf course

How to combat slow play on the golf course 0 Updated

🕔11:26, 25.Aug 2018

A number of golf clubs have brought in measures to speed up the pace of play on the golf course. The Golf Business explores how they work.

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Club profile: Wentworth Club

Club profile: Wentworth Club 1

🕔07:35, 25.Aug 2018

The club has undergone significant change in the last few years including stunning interior improvements – a £13 million project that is perhaps the biggest in golf clubhouse history.

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Meet the golf course manager: Mike Ginger

Meet the golf course manager: Mike Ginger 0

🕔06:26, 25.Aug 2018

The greenkeeper at Whiteleaf GC in Bucks explains how the Colt-designed venue usually remains open 365 days of the year – despite being maintained by just three greenkeepers, one of whom is a part-time volunteer.

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Meet the PGA professional: Whitecraigs’ David Orr

Meet the PGA professional: Whitecraigs’ David Orr 0 Updated

🕔19:04, 23.Aug 2018

The Glasgow golf club’s pro explains why his firm was named ‘Most Improved Business of the Year’ at the TGI Golf Awards and how he helps attract more people to golf.

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You cannot manage a golf club from behind your desk

You cannot manage a golf club from behind your desk 5 Updated

🕔08:35, 21.Aug 2018

The director of golf at Langland Bay GC, and both the youngest PGA director of golf and the youngest GCMA ‘Manager of the Year’, Andrew Minty, explains why you cannot manage a successful golf club from behind your desk.

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Meet the golf club CEO: Wentworth’s Stephen Gibson

Meet the golf club CEO: Wentworth’s Stephen Gibson 0

🕔06:20, 18.Aug 2018

The head of the host of the BMW PGA Championship talks about how he ended up in such a sought after position in golf, and how being both a chef and a professional golfer helps in the daily running of the club.

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Do golf clubs need a motion picture licence?

Do golf clubs need a motion picture licence? 1

🕔07:59, 17.Aug 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) explores the licences that golf clubs need if they broadcast anything other than sport, music or news from their clubhouse televisions.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 0 Updated

🕔19:01, 16.Aug 2018

The Wales Golf CEO looks at the growth of the game among women and girls in Wales.

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Are millennials really the saviour of golf?

Are millennials really the saviour of golf? 8 Updated

🕔09:33, 13.Aug 2018

Women’s golf expert Sarah Forrest isn’t convinced – in fact here she argues that the mothers of millennials offer more potential for golf clubs looking to boost participation in the game.

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Report: The growth of golf in Oman, Asia

Report: The growth of golf in Oman, Asia 1

🕔05:12, 10.Aug 2018

The country has less than 1,000 golfers and its capital, Muscat, has just four golf clubs. With the help of Jacobsen, we look at the issues two of these clubs’ key staff face – from growing junior sections to offering night golf.

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The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club & Spa

The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club & Spa 0 Updated

🕔20:31, 9.Aug 2018

The Buckinghamshire venue has created uniformity on a 27-hole layout that had experienced 100 years of tinkering, plus it has dealt with stone contamination in the bunkers.

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Review of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018

Review of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018 0

🕔17:10, 9.Aug 2018

The final day of the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2018 saw an exciting duel between an outstanding Thai golfer and a Brit who we should be hearing a lot more from in the next few years. Sarah Forrest reports

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The rules of golf: Relief from movable or immovable obstructions

The rules of golf: Relief from movable or immovable obstructions 0 Updated

🕔07:21, 5.Aug 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, looks at the refereeing decisions that were made at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie last month.

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Preparing your golf club for the World Handicap System

Preparing your golf club for the World Handicap System 0

🕔20:30, 3.Aug 2018

Player Score input (PSi) from Club Systems has revolutionised how handicap committees process competition cards. And now, ahead of the introduction of the World Handicap System, it’s making life easier for club golfers as well.

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How golf can help beat prostate cancer

How golf can help beat prostate cancer 1

🕔06:58, 3.Aug 2018

The PGA is joining forces with Prostate Cancer UK to reach golfers at risk of prostate cancer and raise money to fund vital research to save men’s lives.

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In their own words: Nick Pink

In their own words: Nick Pink 1

🕔06:18, 30.Jul 2018

The CEO of England Golf explains how golf clubs can benefit by tapping into the services the organisation offers.

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How clubs are tapping into the corporate golf market

How clubs are tapping into the corporate golf market 0

🕔16:58, 27.Jul 2018

Alternative, especially flexible and reciprocal, membership categories have seen strong growth in the last few years and now golf clubs are applying the principles behind them to attract companies.

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Sponsored story: An app aimed at marketing to nomadic golfers

Sponsored story: An app aimed at marketing to nomadic golfers 0 Updated

🕔22:13, 26.Jul 2018

A new app has been launched that is designed specifically to help golf clubs market to nomadic golfers. We detail how it works.

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Meet the golf course manager: Tracy Park’s Kevin Boxall

Meet the golf course manager: Tracy Park’s Kevin Boxall 0

🕔15:20, 26.Jul 2018

Maintaining two spectacular – but constructed differently – golf courses on a site of an English Civil War battle, Kevin details how he tackles challenges including drainage, irrigation and woodland management.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in July

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in July 0

🕔15:19, 26.Jul 2018

In his monthly round-up of trends and developments in the industry, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at how driving distances are getting both longer and shorter, and warns about tee time booking scams.

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The secret secretary: We didn’t need to employ GDPR advisers

The secret secretary: We didn’t need to employ GDPR advisers 5

🕔12:23, 23.Jul 2018

I own a small 18-hole golf club and we never employ companies like IT firms that offer to sort out, for example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issues some bigger clubs might have been concerned about.

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Meet the manager: Ray Chilten

Meet the manager: Ray Chilten 0 Updated

🕔08:13, 23.Jul 2018

The manager of Newport Golf Club talks about how the governance of the club has become more professional, which has included streamlining the number of people on the committee, membership satisfaction surveys and business plans.

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Club profile: Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Club profile: Cathkin Braes Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔20:41, 20.Jul 2018

The oldest golf club in Glasgow has seen a number of major improvements since the 19th century, and that has continued this year with an investment in its clubhouse.

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Meet the PGA pro: Stephen Gordon

Meet the PGA pro: Stephen Gordon 0

🕔16:10, 20.Jul 2018

The winner of the 2018 ‘TGI New Partner of the Year’, the PGA professional at Bangor Golf Club talks about maximising revenues from his pro shop.

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How to clean your golf clubs

How to clean your golf clubs 0

🕔11:22, 16.Jul 2018

There are a few ways to clean your golf clubs. You can allot a little money for special golf club cleaning kits that you can easily find at most pro shops.

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Marketing matters: How much should a golf club invest in marketing?

Marketing matters: How much should a golf club invest in marketing? 1

🕔09:16, 15.Jul 2018

In his first column on marketing, Stephen Nicholson, the general manager of Oxford Golf Club and former group golf marketing manager at QHotels, explains how much of a golf venue’s budget should be allocated to promoting the facility.

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔16:39, 14.Jul 2018

In his first column exclusively for The Golf Business, the new chief executive of Scottish Golf explains the role the organisation plays in amateur golf in Scotland.

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