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15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf

15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf 3

🕔10:45, 29.Apr 2014

15 quotes that will make you think differently about snobbery in golf

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12  nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have

12 nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have 13

🕔07:12, 26.Mar 2014

From rules that are so detailed you need a tape measure in order to play golf to baffling wording, here are 12 genuine dress code policies found on golf clubs’ websites.

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5 reasons why golf is in recovery

5 reasons why golf is in recovery 11

🕔11:17, 14.Feb 2014

Five reasons why the golf club industry is in recovery

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Dundonald Links wins eco award

Dundonald Links wins eco award 5

🕔11:29, 28.Jan 2014

Dundonald Links in Scotland has been named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ at the 2014 Golf Environment Awards.

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The top trends of 2013

The top trends of 2013 10

🕔00:14, 13.Nov 2013

The year 2013 has been incredibly important to the golf sector – predictions at the start of the year were that hundreds of clubs would close down following a participation drop in 2012 and the effects of several years of

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Call to restore pollinating insects

Call to restore pollinating insects 3

🕔11:47, 21.Oct 2013

One of Britain’s leading entomologists has called for golf clubs to take a lead in restoring pollinating insects to the British countryside.

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Affordable golf coaching launched

Affordable golf coaching launched 5

🕔10:15, 8.Oct 2013

A Yorkshire and Derbyshire club operator has introduced affordable golf coaching for women, for customers across the four venues it owns.

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St Andrews adopts Bayern Munich ‘mentor model’ for teaching sport

St Andrews adopts Bayern Munich ‘mentor model’ for teaching sport 1

🕔13:22, 17.Sep 2013

St Andrews Links has set up a ‘golf camp’ that is based on the work Bayern Munich carry out with young footballers.

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£250K simulators delayed by bats

£250K simulators delayed by bats 4

🕔10:17, 3.Sep 2013

A golf club in Leicestershire could be waiting for months until customers can use two £250,000 simulators it has bought – because bats were found in the building housing them.

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Club to build ‘FootGolf’ course

Club to build ‘FootGolf’ course 12

🕔10:19, 14.Aug 2013

Addington Court Golf Centre has built a ‘FootGolf’ course at its venue in a bid to attract a new type of paying customer.

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Council rejects ‘golf for bees’ 2

🕔10:00, 12.Aug 2013

A London local authority has rejected calls from local residents to build an organic golf course to attract bees – and has instead granted planning permission for a campsite to be built.

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Awards for bee-friendly golf clubs

Awards for bee-friendly golf clubs 0

🕔11:22, 23.Jul 2013

The STRI is to launch a new award that will reward golf clubs that have successfully created pollen-rich habitats on courses, leading to an increase in pollinating insects. The Operation Pollinator Award 2013 will be eligible for entry by all

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Golf grants taught 22,000 people

Golf grants taught 22,000 people 0

🕔10:11, 9.Jul 2013

More than 22,000 people in England were given coaching funded by golf grants in the year that ended this March, according to new data. England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, gave 352 golf clubs and driving

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World record attempt for driver

World record attempt for driver 2

🕔10:21, 25.Jun 2013

A group of Formula 1 engineers are hoping to break the world record for how far a golf ball will travel when hit by a driver. Officially, Karl Woodward set the world carry record of 408 yards and 10 inches

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US greenkeepers earn high salaries

US greenkeepers earn high salaries 0

🕔10:37, 21.Jun 2013

American head greenkeepers now earn, on average, more than £53,000 per year, according to new data, far higher than their British counterparts. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) Compensation and Benefits Report has found that head superintendents, the

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Industry celebrates Justin Rose

Industry celebrates Justin Rose 0

🕔10:13, 18.Jun 2013

The British golf industry has been celebrating the success of Justin Rose at the US Open after the world number three golfer became the first Englishman to win the major in 43 years. Rose has promoted junior golf and greenkeeping

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Reading FC to buy Bearwood GC

Reading FC to buy Bearwood GC 1

🕔10:38, 11.Jun 2013

Reading Football Club has agreed a deal with a charity to buy Bearwood Golf Club so that it can be converted into a training facility. Bearwood is a 38-year-old nine-hole golf course owned by the trustees of the charity the

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Politically incorrect golf: Top 10

Politically incorrect golf: Top 10 5

🕔12:07, 24.May 2013

From Peter Dawson’s comments that he couldn’t tell single-sex Open venues to admit female members as that ‘is frankly a bullying position’ to George O’Grady helpfully denying that Segio Garcia is a racist, by saying many of his friends are

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The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie

The Nairn to sponsor tour rookie 3

🕔10:38, 21.May 2013

A golf club has taken an unusual marketing step to attract more people to its venue – it is sponsoring a professional golfer. The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland has agreed to sponsor Ladies’ European Tour-rookie Pamela Pretswell, who will

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New grant helps young golfers

New grant helps young golfers 0

🕔11:51, 14.May 2013

English clubs and ranges can benefit from a new grant to help attract and grow junior golf. England Golf’s £300 Junior Development Grant – which must be matched by the club or range – will help GolfMark clubs and RangeMark

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College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’

College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’ 0

🕔09:35, 10.May 2013

A college in Birmingham is pioneering a multi-sport National Lottery-funded project designed to get more children involved with their local golf clubs. Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham is the host of the pilot for ‘fusion x’, which offers 14-to-16-year-old

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£190K of funding for Scottish clubs

£190K of funding for Scottish clubs 1

🕔10:11, 19.Apr 2013

Three remote golf clubs in the Western Isles of Scotland have received government and National Lottery funding to make their venues more attractive to women and children. Stornoway, Benbecula and Askernish golf clubs are using a collective total of at

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Golf teaches kids with disabilities

Golf teaches kids with disabilities 0

🕔09:40, 17.Apr 2013

Several children from six special schools in Wirral have joined a community golf club thanks to an initiative funded by a charity. The 34 children, who all have disabilities, initially played on a three-hole course with pop-up trees and bunkers

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How to partner with sports’ teams

How to partner with sports’ teams 6

🕔13:33, 1.Mar 2013

Golf pro and marketing expert Sean Mysel explains how his venue partnered with a major sporting team in the USA, and the benefits that this has brought both parties.

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US to tackle slow play

US to tackle slow play 7 Updated

🕔05:07, 14.Feb 2013

The authority that runs golf in the USA is to dramatically address the pace of play issue that it says is hurting the health of golf venues. A survey last year found that 90 per cent of British golfers want

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How to speed up slow play

How to speed up slow play 7

🕔13:37, 27.Jan 2013

Golf pro and marketing expert Sean Mysel discusses what can be learnt from a club in California that managed to reduce the average length of a round of golf by nearly an hour by its members and visitors.    

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‘Social media does not work’

‘Social media does not work’ 31

🕔15:24, 7.Jan 2013

This week’s Marketing Minute sees golf pro Sean Mysel discuss his interview with the author of a bestselling book on why social media is overhyped as a marketing tool. How effective is social media for your golf venue?

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