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Golf environment awards launched

Golf environment awards launched 1

🕔11:54, 7.Mar 2012

The STRI’s 2012 ‘Golf Environment Awards’, which rewards golf venues for environmental best practice, has been launched. The 15-year-old scheme, of which Justin Rose is the official ambassador, showcases best

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 5

🕔10:42, 22.Feb 2012

A controversial £100 million golf resort one mile from the World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway is to be built. The construction of the Bushmill Dunes Golf Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland has been given the go ahead,

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The 2011 top 10 F&B golf questions

The 2011 top 10 F&B golf questions 0

🕔13:46, 3.Feb 2012

Food and beverage expert Steven Brown reveals his top 10 most-asked questions by golf clubs in 2011: 10. How can we maximise our food and beverage usage? There are three ways to do this: a) Conduct a food and beverage

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Who is your Manager of the Year?

Who is your Manager of the Year? 0

🕔11:15, 11.Jan 2012

The competition, which rewards one outstanding golf club manager or secretary with a holiday to Spain and recognises at least six for the good work they have done, sees Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) members nominated by their members, staff and

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G-Mac goes back to Doha Golf Club with Lee Westwood

G-Mac goes back to Doha Golf Club with Lee Westwood 0

🕔15:42, 10.Jan 2012

The 2010 US Open champion, Graeme ‘G-Mac’ McDowell, is to return to Doha Golf Club in Qatar for the first time since his major win. He will make his first appearance in two years at next month’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters

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Brampton raises £15k for charity

Brampton raises £15k for charity 0

🕔12:03, 3.Jan 2012

Brampton Park Golf Club in Cambridgeshire raised £15,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in 2011. A series of events, including an auction and a golf marathon of 72 holes, throughout the year contributed to the total, which will be used to

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The top Twitter golf accounts

The top Twitter golf accounts 0

🕔11:57, 14.Dec 2011

From Celtic Manor to Luke Donald, Iain Carter to England Golf, Ryder Cup to Callaway Golf, we look at the definitive list of the best golf Twitter accounts to follow: Media Iain Carter, BBC Golf Correspondent @iaincartergolf Alistair Dunsmuir, Golf Club

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Lawrie opened junior facility

Lawrie opened junior facility 0

🕔10:40, 11.Dec 2011

Former Open champion, Paul Lawrie, who came second in the Dubai World Championship this week, opened a junior golf facility at Shetland Golf Club, one of Scotland’s most northerly clubs, earlier this year. The facility offers junior coaching through the

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Keith Lloyd: Michael Shaw tribute

Keith Lloyd: Michael Shaw tribute 1

🕔12:24, 7.Dec 2011

At the end of November, golf in the UK lost a key figure due to the untimely passing of National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) chief executive Michael Shaw. Michael took up his position in September 2001, just a few

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Eddie and Monty visit Afghanistan

Eddie and Monty visit Afghanistan 0

🕔15:10, 28.Nov 2011

GCMA member Eddie Bullock and Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie have visited British troops in Afghanistan. Bullock, who is also captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), was joined by his predecessor, former PGA captain Parnell Reilly, from Bradley Park

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How we secured a massive surplus

How we secured a massive surplus 0

🕔17:48, 15.Nov 2011

Bob Williams, manager of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire, has explained how he turned a large deficit at his club into an even bigger surplus in just two years, to delegates at the GCMA conference. As a result of

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Loch Lomond wins eco award

Loch Lomond wins eco award 9

🕔13:15, 11.Nov 2011

Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland has won the ‘Overall Achievement Award’ at the STRI’s Golf Environment Awards 2011. The club achieved exemplary results in the key performance areas of nature conservation, waste management, water management and turfgrass management. David Cole,

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St Andrews awarded eco-label

St Andrews awarded eco-label 6

🕔10:44, 9.Nov 2011

St Andrews Links has been awarded the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) Certified™ eco-label in recognition of its sustainability commitment and achievements. The world-famous golf resort, the first Open Championship venue to achieve the accreditation, features seven golf courses, including the Old

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Kingsbarns wins best course award

Kingsbarns wins best course award 0

🕔11:19, 4.Nov 2011

Kingsbarns Golf Links has been named Scottish ‘Golf Course of the Year’ at the Golf Tourism Scotland’s (GTS) Gold Standard Awards at Fairmont St Andrews. This year’s gala evening saw the presentation of 11 awards including a ‘Special Achievement’ gong

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Ramside bids to rival Celtic Manor

Ramside bids to rival Celtic Manor 0

🕔13:56, 26.Oct 2011

Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club in County Durham is seeking planning permission to convert its 27-hole – three-loops-of-nine – golf course into a 36-hole complex that would rival Celtic Manor, host of last year’s Ryder Cup. The club also

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Future secured for Disabled Open

Future secured for Disabled Open 2

🕔09:54, 21.Oct 2011

The future of the Disabled British Open has been secured as Tourism South East has revealed it has set up a company to run, manage and grow both the Disabled British Open and the Junior Disabled British Open. The new body, Remarkable

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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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The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015

The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015 0

🕔09:35, 11.Oct 2011

The R&A has announced that the Old Course at St Andrews, officially the oldest golf course in the world, will host the 2015 Open Championship. It will be the 29th time the course has staged the British Open – viewed

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Praise for The Wisley following course renovation 0

🕔14:36, 28.Sep 2011

The Wisley has received significant praise after its nine-hole Church course was reconstructed under the project management of course manager Stephen Byrne. The redevelopment used a new strain of pure bent grass, improved the drainage, irrigation, thatch and bunkers and

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