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Meet the golf operations manager: Nigel Sweet

Meet the golf operations manager: Nigel Sweet 1

🕔04:02, 26.Feb 2019

Nigel talks about how Leeds Golf Centre has a reputation for being inclusive, the facility’s major plans for growth and what it’s like being a golf club manager while competing to play on the European Senior Tour.

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How liable is a golf club if there’s a data breach?

How liable is a golf club if there’s a data breach? 0

🕔10:48, 25.Feb 2019

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at what happened when an employer was found ‘vicariously liable’ – even though not at fault – for a data breach by a rogue employee.

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Meet the PGA professional: Alex Keighley

Meet the PGA professional: Alex Keighley 0

🕔14:01, 18.Feb 2019

Alex is the head professional at Huddersfield Golf Club. She talks about managing the teaching and retail side of the golf facility’s business and introducing more women and children to the game.

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Golf club profile: The Richmond

Golf club profile: The Richmond 0

🕔05:56, 18.Feb 2019

The Surrey venue has a magnificent and historic Grade I listed building for a clubhouse, which has meant providing modern facilities for members and visitors has been a considerable achievement.

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Fairway Credit – changing how clubs collect their fees

Fairway Credit – changing how clubs collect their fees 0

🕔20:02, 17.Feb 2019

Golf clubs have been turning to Fairway Credit in the past year to provide their members with new options about paying their annual subscriptions. Here, we find out what they are.

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‘Our week at Le Golf National’

‘Our week at Le Golf National’ 0 Updated

🕔18:31, 17.Feb 2019

During last year’s Ryder Cup, 180 of the world’s best greenkeepers worked on the Parisian golf course. Here, two of them – both British staff at The Belfry – detail their experiences of a week that will never be forgotten.

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How golf is helping people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease

How golf is helping people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease 3

🕔10:49, 12.Feb 2019

Golf in Society has been running days out for the last four years. Not only is this having a remarkably positive effect on the people needing care – it’s led to similar results for the bottom lines of the golf clubs involved.

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The Rules of Golf: Do water hazards have to contain water?

The Rules of Golf: Do water hazards have to contain water? 2

🕔09:17, 11.Feb 2019

In her latest article on the new Rules of Golf, Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, looks at more essentials every golfer should know.

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Here’s some of the highlights from the PGA Merchandise Show

Here’s some of the highlights from the PGA Merchandise Show 0

🕔17:09, 10.Feb 2019

This year’s PGA Merchandise Show in Florida saw thousands of golf industry professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment and technology. Sarah Forrest reports.

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In their own words: Nick Pink

In their own words: Nick Pink 4

🕔15:59, 4.Feb 2019

The chief executive of England Golf predicts how golf will attract more people – especially women and girls – to clubs in 2019.

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Could your driving range be more like a bowling alley?

Could your driving range be more like a bowling alley? 0 Updated

🕔09:50, 3.Feb 2019

There are many ways to improve a driving range to attract more customers. One of the most popular at the moment is to make them more like bowling alleys.

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Golf course review: Royal Bled in Slovenia

Golf course review: Royal Bled in Slovenia 0

🕔07:37, 2.Feb 2019

Built just before WW2 and Communist rule ensured it ‘slept’ for years, the club has now been redeveloped and opened to tourism. Sarah Forrest reports on one of the most scenic golf courses on the continent.

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Obituary: John Greasley

Obituary: John Greasley 1 Updated

🕔06:44, 1.Feb 2019

The golf industry lost one of its most respected figures in November 2018, when John Greasley lost his fight against cancer.

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The recovery of Oadby Golf Club

The recovery of Oadby Golf Club 5

🕔05:11, 30.Jan 2019

When Oadby GC in Leicester closed in 2012 it was symbolic of the problems the industry was in. This year it will re-open with a new name – and a focus on making the game fun and inclusive.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Mike Davie

Meet the head greenkeeper: Mike Davie 1 Updated

🕔20:10, 28.Jan 2019

Working at Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire, Mike talks about how he improved the course’s bunkers with a limited number of staff and what he has done to provide mental health support to greenkeepers in the industry.

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The reinvention of Allerton Manor and Sherdley Park golf clubs

The reinvention of Allerton Manor and Sherdley Park golf clubs 0

🕔17:40, 28.Jan 2019

Toro machinery has been instrumental in the reinvention of two municipal golf clubs in the south Liverpool and Merseyside areas.

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

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

🕔08:16, 28.Jan 2019

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir finds that even this publication is no longer a Brexit-free safe space – and details why bifurcation is a word on some golf administrators’ lips.

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Meet the PGA pro: Michael Vandenberg

Meet the PGA pro: Michael Vandenberg 0

🕔17:14, 19.Jan 2019

The Michael Vandenberg Golf Academy at Rochford Hundred Golf Club provides customers with an exceptional retail experience. Here, he explains how he makes profits in an increasingly challenging market.

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Club profile: Cotswold Hills Golf Club

Club profile: Cotswold Hills Golf Club 3 Updated

🕔10:05, 19.Jan 2019

Set in an area of natural beauty among rolling hills between Cheltenham and Gloucester, Cotswold Hills Golf Club enjoys an attractive setting with a top quality course to match.

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In their own words: Steve Mona

In their own words: Steve Mona 0

🕔17:46, 18.Jan 2019

The chief executive of the World Golf Foundation (WGF) talks about the latest political and research developments that have been showing the health benefits of playing the game.

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What should my golf club sign before entering into a contract?

What should my golf club sign before entering into a contract? 0 Updated

🕔10:48, 18.Jan 2019

Entering into a contract with a third party is a regular necessity for all golf clubs, but often something goes wrong and the club wishes the contract had been worded differently.

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Meet the golf club manager: David Moon

Meet the golf club manager: David Moon 2 Updated

🕔07:31, 12.Jan 2019

The golf manager at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating an astonishing 25 years at the club. He explains how he has done this and what he has learnt along the way.

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In their own words: Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Andrew McKinlay 2

🕔07:21, 12.Jan 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of Scottish Golf previews the likely changes to the game that will take place this year.

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Should we lease golf course machinery?

Should we lease golf course machinery? 0

🕔11:05, 11.Jan 2019

Because golf clubs can spread the VAT element over their monthly lease payments, Golf Finance certainly thinks so.

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The (new) Rules of Golf: The essentials

The (new) Rules of Golf: The essentials 1

🕔18:45, 7.Jan 2019

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, looks at the essentials that every golfer should know about the new rules.

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The government now knows that golf is good for you

The government now knows that golf is good for you 1 Updated

🕔11:09, 6.Jan 2019

A project that was set up to study the health benefits of playing golf has delivered such compelling conclusions that the UK government is showing interest – and this could have a huge impact on participation figures.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 1

🕔09:45, 6.Jan 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of the European Tour reviews an incredible 2018.

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