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Cowglen GC receives £11k following water audit

Cowglen GC receives £11k following water audit 0

🕔14:13, 19.Oct 2011

This story refers to a water audit that took place in 2006. The money Cowglen received was also in 2006 Cowglen Golf Club in Scotland has received £11,000 after it examined its water costs and usage in detail to ensure

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Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a  golf course

Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a golf course 0

🕔14:07, 19.Oct 2011

The landscape of a golf course should be unique; every course has its own character and charm. Many of our best courses simply rely on what, as the old golf course architects said, “God gave us in the land”. Of

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Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course

Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course 0

🕔14:00, 19.Oct 2011

The current trend in building golf courses of over 7,000 yards which, quite simply, are no fun for the average player, is one of the more disturbing features of the modern game. Despite modern club technology, it is still the

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Stuart Phipps: How to convert ‘nomads’ into golf club members

Stuart Phipps: How to convert ‘nomads’ into golf club members 0

🕔09:34, 19.Oct 2011

The ‘membership crisis’ is probably more crucial than any other facing clubs today. So here are a few more thoughts on the subject. It is no use existing clubs fighting each other for members: unattached golfers – ‘nomads’ – have

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The key to successful marketing is your club’s database

The key to successful marketing is your club’s database 0

🕔09:24, 19.Oct 2011

As winter draws closer, the number of visiting parties decrease and the frequency of member visits to the course start to decline, it is a time of year when thoughts should be turning to winter work. Clubs have the opportunity

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Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer 0

🕔09:17, 19.Oct 2011

While all players would love the summer condition of putting surfaces to be retained in the UK and northern Europe, there is an inevitable and inescapable impact from changing seasons. As the sun gets lower in the sky and daylight

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How Epsom Golf Club increased its junior section from 26 to 108

How Epsom Golf Club increased its junior section from 26 to 108 1

🕔13:51, 18.Oct 2011

According to research group SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC, the average age of the English golf club member is rising. Clubs face a stark choice – get more youngsters in, or face a lingering decline. “For a club to continue to

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Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards

Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards 2

🕔13:43, 18.Oct 2011

The Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs (CUGC) has become aware that forgeries of discount cards have been in circulation and in use at Cheshire clubs. The CUGC has over 100 affiliated clubs with about 40,000 registered members. “For the benefit

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How interior clubhouse design can fit into a marketing strategy

How interior clubhouse design can fit into a marketing strategy 0

🕔13:33, 18.Oct 2011

There was a time when simply having a bar and dining facility at a golf club guaranteed that members and visitors would stay post round and use the facilities. However, over recent years just having such a facility doesn’t necessarily

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RSPCA to help clubs with restaurant marketing

RSPCA to help clubs with restaurant marketing 0

🕔10:30, 18.Oct 2011

The RSPCA has launched a nationwide fundraising event for which it is keen to enlist the support of golf clubs. Taking place on Sunday, October 30, 2011, it wants clubs to host a ‘Big Sunday Lunch’, using only Freedom Food-assured

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Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers

Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers 1

🕔10:05, 18.Oct 2011

Neil Sjoberg, the manager of Epping Golf Club who built his club from scratch, has revealed that he uses glass for sand in his course’s bunkers, as part of his club’s environmental strategy. Epping was built in 1996, but due

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Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’

Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’ 0

🕔16:07, 17.Oct 2011

During the Easter holidays Epping Golf Club hosts its annual ‘Mighty Masters’ golf tournament. This free golf day is advertised to novice junior golfers and their parents who play their golf on driving ranges and pitch and putt courses, or

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How free marketing boosted club’s membership

How free marketing boosted club’s membership 0

🕔16:00, 17.Oct 2011

Despite being a club that has hosted the final qualifying round for the Open Championship several times, Lytham Green Drive is by no means a financial juggernaut, even in an era of golf’s tight purse strings. So it was of

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Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course

Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course 0

🕔15:44, 17.Oct 2011

Described as the one ‘they all want to play’, the West Course, or Burma Road, is arguably Britain’s most famous golf course. It has, for instance, been the host of the World Match Play Championship since 1964, supplying it with

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Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery 0

🕔15:30, 17.Oct 2011

This article takes us to a slightly different perspective at a level we seldom look at on the course – right down to a few millimetres off the soil surface. But for a change we are looking at the ‘doing’

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Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage

Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage 0

🕔13:12, 17.Oct 2011

Drainage and irrigation both depend on a few similar phenomena such as gravity, hydraulic laws, the behaviour of water molecules and so on. The one area that is very critical to both these subjects and can be modified and managed

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Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf

Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf 0

🕔09:34, 17.Oct 2011

Probably the biggest area of turf supply is the finishing off of tee constructions and bunker refurbishments during the winter months. The turf will vary depending on the type of surface and the situation. A few courses are blessed with

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The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers

The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers 0

🕔14:56, 16.Oct 2011

One of the most famous golf clubs in the world – The Belfry – has begun marketing itself to beginner golfers. The Midlands golf club, which has hosted the Ryder Cup four times and was the venue for the GCMA

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Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines

Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines 0

🕔14:40, 15.Oct 2011

Douglas Valley Golf Club in Bolton has applied to its local council to install two wind turbines on its golf course. A spokesman for the club said: “The wind turbines will produce electricity for the complex. It is also hoped

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The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times

The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times 0

🕔17:14, 14.Oct 2011

The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury has abolished its dress code – and even tee times – for one of its courses, in a bid to attract more beginners to the club. The club has also restructured its pricing for

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Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is

Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is 0

🕔17:06, 14.Oct 2011

As you read this article a number of you may be wondering why, given your current daily tasks, you need to understand the stock-taking document that arrives on your desk periodically showing only a slight surplus or deficit. While I

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Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer 0

🕔15:45, 13.Oct 2011

A key element of summer work is competition conditioning, where the course should be in peak condition and the greens hold a good and sustainable speed. The quality of surface for tournaments and even regular club play needs to be

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Eco label for Chinese golf club

Eco label for Chinese golf club 0

🕔09:40, 13.Oct 2011

With golf currently booming in China, JINJI LAKE GOLF CLUB has become the first in the country to be certified by the GEO –  providing an ‘ecolabel’ for the club. The Gary Player-designed course was created eight years ago on

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How to make your golf club disability friendly

How to make your golf club disability friendly 0

🕔09:36, 13.Oct 2011

The process of making your golf club accessible starts by first identifying how your course and clubhouse present the barriers that make a person’s impairment disabling. The options available under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to overcome barriers to access

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Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business

Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business 0

🕔09:31, 13.Oct 2011

A few years ago the BBC ran a poll for Britain’s favourite road. The fact that it was won by a small street in Newcastle suggests that not too many golf enthusiasts took part. Because if they had surely nothing

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Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery 0

🕔09:24, 13.Oct 2011

What is needed to run a course well? The amount of equipment is usually contingent on key, and normally interlinked, factors such as: • The number of staff and how they are used • Technical issues – the problems the

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Steven Brown: Making your food and beverage operation more profitable

Steven Brown: Making your food and beverage operation more profitable 0

🕔16:32, 12.Oct 2011

If you get turned on by key figures and industry norms then you will just love this! In this feature we are going to focus upon the use of facts and data that are available to you to use as

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