Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown

Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown 2

🕔11:57, 9.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has said that walkers who have been using its course during the lockdown have now damaged the venue, while an English club has revealed 50 trophies have been stolen.

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Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this?

Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this? 3

🕔13:10, 8.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has warned that the pandemic may mean it doesn’t reopen – although more countries are allowing golf to be played at the moment, which is giving hope to the industry.

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‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs

‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs 1

🕔08:58, 8.Apr 2020

Golf club suppliers Tacit and Eagle have produced health worker supporting flags that can be flown on venues’ main flag poles and on pin flags, with a substantial element of the profits going towards the health systems.

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Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown?

Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown? 34

🕔16:50, 7.Apr 2020

Three MPs have called on golf clubs to allow members of the public to walk across them during the lockdown, but some golf club managers disagree.

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Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal

Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal 3

🕔16:45, 7.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared it was about to close down due to the coronavirus lockdown has said a series of initiatives it launched to raise money has brought in a life-saving total of £70,000 in one week.

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‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’

‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’ 5

🕔16:40, 7.Apr 2020

The captain of last year’s victorious European Solheim Cup team, Catriona Matthew, has called on a golf club to suspend the memberships of golfers who have broken lockdown rules and played at their club.

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Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest

Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest 11

🕔16:29, 7.Apr 2020

A golf club has already received £25,000 of coronavirus funding from the Scottish government – money that has ‘secured its future’.

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Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club

Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club 1

🕔16:20, 7.Apr 2020

Two members of a Dorset golf club, one an orthopaedic surgeon and the other a builder, have ensured that tens of thousands of Personal Protective Equipment have been given to the NHS for staff to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘We explored every option for playing The Open but it is not going to be possible’

‘We explored every option for playing The Open but it is not going to be possible’ 4

🕔15:30, 6.Apr 2020

The chief executive of The R&A has explained why the governing body for golf for most of the world has had to cancel the 2020 Open Championship for the first time since World War Two.

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96 ladies welcome their new captain on Zoom; Golf club permanently closes after 60 years; Another course vandalised during the lockdown

96 ladies welcome their new captain on Zoom; Golf club permanently closes after 60 years; Another course vandalised during the lockdown 0

🕔11:50, 6.Apr 2020

A golf club in Manchester has welcomed its new ladies’ captain via modern technology, as more than 90 female members surprised her by appearing on a video conferencing app at the same time.

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From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world

From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world 3

🕔12:51, 2.Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has not just had a huge impact on the UK golf industry, but arguably every golf industry around the world – both for better and for worse.

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‘It’s just a case of keeping the contacts going with people who have had no option but to cancel’

‘It’s just a case of keeping the contacts going with people who have had no option but to cancel’ 3

🕔12:12, 1.Apr 2020

Some golf club managers are reporting that 2020 will be a disastrous year for them due to coronavirus – but many golfers who have asked for green fee refunds have said they will be back in 2021.

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Tacit and Eagle create ‘Clap For Carers’ golf signage image

Tacit and Eagle create ‘Clap For Carers’ golf signage image 0

🕔17:58, 31.Mar 2020

Leading suppliers to golf clubs and courses across the UK, Tacit and Eagle, have created a sign image to remind the golf industry – and the nation – to clap for NHS staff at 8pm on Thursdays.

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Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates

Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates 5

🕔16:01, 31.Mar 2020

Sport England has announced £195 million of funding – in addition to what the government has announced, while some golf clubs in Scotland have reported that they have been unsuccessful in applying for a one-off COVID-19 grant of £25,000. 

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Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf

Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf 18

🕔12:02, 31.Mar 2020

There are reports from across the country that some people are ignoring the guidelines not to play golf during the COVID-19 lockdown – and are even being abusive if asked to stop playing.

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‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’

‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’ 1

🕔11:19, 30.Mar 2020

A renowned Highland links has launched a series of initiatives to raise money so that it can survive the lockdown.

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‘Very few people have asked for a refund’

‘Very few people have asked for a refund’ 9

🕔15:28, 29.Mar 2020

The secretary manager of the seventh oldest golf club in the world has said that golfers have generally been expressing support for his club so far during the coronavirus lockdown, but he is understandably concerned about the future.

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Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19

Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19 2

🕔14:23, 29.Mar 2020

From a golf club that’s inspiring the industry to raise money for the NHS to ones that have been distributing food, the coronavirus has brought out the best in many golf clubs.

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COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates

COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates 5

🕔11:36, 28.Mar 2020

The PGA has launched a ‘COVID-19 Helpline’ to support its members and golf clubs through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week

Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week 0

🕔19:09, 26.Mar 2020

The R&A and greenkeeping association BIGGA have issued guidance to golf clubs about what their greenkeepers should do during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update

Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update 4

🕔13:02, 26.Mar 2020

Scottish golf clubs that have been forced into temporary closure by the coronavirus crisis are eligible for a one-off Scottish government grant of £25,000.

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‘All UK golf courses must now close’

‘All UK golf courses must now close’ 12

🕔09:21, 24.Mar 2020

England Golf, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf have all issued statements saying that their affiliated clubs must close with immediate effect and that golfers should stay at home, but greenkeepers can still attend work.

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Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest

Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest 3

🕔15:40, 23.Mar 2020

Some pro shops at golf clubs closed down this weekend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England

Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England 0

🕔15:37, 23.Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a virtual shutdown in many countries across the world, and one of the main casualties of the virus has been sports.

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Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves

Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves 14

🕔13:35, 22.Mar 2020

Golfers are being urged to maintain a minimum of two metre gaps between each other while playing – otherwise clubs fear they will be closed down entirely due to coronavirus.

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Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update

Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update 4

🕔11:27, 21.Mar 2020

Golf courses can remain open for now but clubs have closed their bars and restaurants as more golf clubs are offering free golf to the general public and in particular key workers during this national crisis.

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The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended

The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended 4

🕔17:54, 20.Mar 2020

Scottish Golf has issued a statement that, in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Rules of Golf have been dramatically amended and applied with immediate effect.

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