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Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage

Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage 0

🕔13:54, 12.Oct 2011

Recent wet summers, especially 2007 and 2008, left a nightmare legacy for golf clubs, with ground waterlogged so badly that courses had to close for weeks on end and grass was left uncut because the ground was too soft to

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Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments?

Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments? 0

🕔09:56, 12.Oct 2011

Preposterous. Ridiculous. Inconceivable. A few years ago, the very thought of a terrorist attack on a golf tournament would have been as unlikely as Bruce Forsyth winning the Open – nice bloke and decent golfer that he is. But after

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Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design

Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design 0

🕔09:50, 12.Oct 2011

Leading agronomist Noel Mackenzie has said that too little topography and ecology goes into golf course design. He said: “The non-playing ‘other’ surfaces include grass, heather, scrub, trees, water courses or lakes and other habitat types. “The ‘other’ is not just

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Steven Brown: How to calculate profit and loss in the bar and restaurant

Steven Brown: How to calculate profit and loss in the bar and restaurant 1

🕔16:07, 11.Oct 2011

Whenever I am called in to assess the viability of a food and beverage (F&B) outlet there are some key financial facts I will review every time. I thought I might share them with you as a guide to enable

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Essex club keeps greens green due to composting

Essex club keeps greens green due to composting 0

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2011

According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), there are a number of reasons why compost, produced from garden waste such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, has such good water retention properties and can be of considerable benefit. The

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Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist

Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist 0

🕔15:53, 11.Oct 2011

One of Britain’s top agronomists has said that golf clubs should renovate their tees, greens and fairways as far ahead of winter as possible. Noel Mackenzie said: “There are a number of key areas where changes take place to the

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What is the role of a course manager?

What is the role of a course manager? 4

🕔16:11, 13.Sep 2011

A good course manager runs his / her business as if it’s their own, while ensuring that the golfers have an enjoyable experience. Easier said than done perhaps, since the course manager has the delicate task of balancing sound agronomics

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Are online tee times for your club?

Are online tee times for your club? 0

🕔16:04, 13.Sep 2011

It seems that every week another golf club revamps its website for one main purpose: to make it possible for members, and increasingly visitors, to book tee times on the facility. Recently Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland launched a new

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How to use clubhouse space more efficiently

How to use clubhouse space more efficiently 3

🕔16:00, 13.Sep 2011

As can be seen in Stuart Phipps’ article in the May 2011 issue of Golf Club Management, refurbishing the clubhouse is ambitious, expensive and can be risky – even for the wealthier clubs that Stuart advised to take advantage of

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Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls

Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls 1

🕔15:53, 13.Sep 2011

A total of 96 rulings were given during the first round of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s with an average of 82 rulings per day throughout the tournament. Many of these involved relief from the grandstands and

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Why defibrillators are saving lives at golf clubs

Why defibrillators are saving lives at golf clubs 3

🕔14:13, 13.Sep 2011

While there are very few studies in this country about the relationship between golf and heart attacks, many managers may not be surprised to know that the American Heart Association believes that, due to a range of reasons including the

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Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons

Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons 0

🕔13:53, 13.Sep 2011

We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, and this mantra, when it refers to coaching, has proven, and is proving, to be true and particularly beneficial to golf clubs. During March and April Crown Golf

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How one golf club’s finances are healthy because it has installed a wind turbine

How one golf club’s finances are healthy because it has installed a wind turbine 2

🕔13:04, 13.Sep 2011

For several years, almost unnoticed, golf course landscapes in this country have changed as several clubs have built wind turbines by their holes, as they have benefited from, so to speak, the huge windfalls they can bring in. However, this

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The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings

The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings 1

🕔14:54, 12.Sep 2011

 With almost every golf club exploring revenue streams in addition to selling golf memberships these days, it is hardly surprising that many have now set themselves up as wedding venues. Often out of town and off the beaten track, lush

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Insurer’s Perspective

Insurer’s Perspective 0

🕔17:13, 28.Jul 2011

The areas of security and insurance are of course intrinsically linked.  Often it feels like it is insurers that drive golf clubs towards improving their security as a condition of the policy but rarely are they insisting on anything that

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