Williams sorry for ‘racist’ Woods comments

Williams sorry for ‘racist’ Woods comments 1

🕔09:18, 5.Nov 2011

The former caddie of Tiger Woods has apologised after he made comments that he accepts could be ‘construed as racist’ to fellow diners at a gala dinner in China. Steve Williams, who was sacked by Woods this summer, said that

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‘World’s sexiest golfer’ plays at La Manga

‘World’s sexiest golfer’ plays at La Manga 4

🕔16:09, 4.Nov 2011

The world’s ‘sexiest golfer’ has returned to the UK following a visit to La Manga Club in Spain. Sophie Horn, personal trainer, model, TV presenter and Bleacher Report’s sexiest female golfer of 2010, was so taken with her first visit

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Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly

Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly 0

🕔14:07, 4.Nov 2011

The manager of Clyne Golf Club in Wales, David Thomas, has died suddenly. Thomas, 62, was a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) since 2005 and formerly the manager of Neath Golf Club. He was a retired banker

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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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Golf club fined due to holes in range netting

Golf club fined due to holes in range netting 0

🕔17:39, 3.Nov 2011

Branston Golf and Country Club in Staffordshire has been ordered to pay £16,000 after a woman was injured when a golf ball hit her in the face at the club’s driving range. Rachel Davis suffered the injury last September when

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‘Not guilty’ plea in golf club beheading

‘Not guilty’ plea in golf club beheading 1

🕔17:26, 3.Nov 2011

A man accused of beheading another man at The Oxfordshire Golf Club has been remanded in custody at Broadmoor after pleading not guilty. Restaurant manager Chris Varian, 32, was decapitated close to The Oxfordshire’s hotel last August. Jonathan Limani, 34,

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Some can still benefit from FiT returns after December 11

Some can still benefit from FiT returns after December 11 0

🕔11:06, 3.Nov 2011

Two companies believe it is still possible to receive returns on solar panel investments of more than 10 per cent, even after the December 11 deadline when the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate drops significantly, provided it is carried out by

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Whitehead hit as turbine company goes bust

Whitehead hit as turbine company goes bust 0

🕔10:47, 3.Nov 2011

Whitehead Golf Club in Northern Ireland has two wind turbines that are not in operation after the company that manufactured them fell into receivership. The 15kW P35-2 turbines were installed in 2010 and its manufacturer, Proven, detected a problem with

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Farleigh Golf Club’s red course opens

Farleigh Golf Club’s red course opens 0

🕔16:12, 2.Nov 2011

The second stage in Farleigh Golf Club’s plans to become a premier golfing resort in England has been completed, as a nine-hole golf course at the Surrey club has re-opened, following an investment of £1 million into it and two

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Two golf clubs hit by weekend vandal attacks

Two golf clubs hit by weekend vandal attacks 0

🕔12:52, 2.Nov 2011

At least two golf clubs were the victims of attacks by vandals last weekend. On both the Saturday and the Sunday, criminals broke into Pryors Hayes Golf Club in Chester and stole buggies before driving them across course. They also

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Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference

Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference 0

🕔10:48, 2.Nov 2011

The 2012 Surrey County Coaching Conference will take place at Blue Mountain Golf Centre, in Wood Lane, Berkshire on January 16 and 17, 2012. The event, being run in conjunction with the Surrey County Golf Partnership and supported by England Golf, provides

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The Mere Golf Resort to create 100 new jobs

The Mere Golf Resort to create 100 new jobs 0

🕔19:28, 1.Nov 2011

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire has announced it will create 100 new jobs in the next two months. The complex, which currently employs 130 people, will hold two recruitment days, one on November 14 and the other

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Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer

Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer 0

🕔16:17, 1.Nov 2011

The junior golf charity the Golf Foundation has appointed Jason Sorrell as a new Regional Development Officer (RDO) to the West Midlands. Jason has joined a team of seven RDOs who deliver ‘HSBC Golf Roots’. This initiative promotes golf in schools,

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Harrogate Week to offer over 60 educational sessions

Harrogate Week to offer over 60 educational sessions 0

🕔16:10, 1.Nov 2011

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association’s (BIGGA) Harrogate Week show next January will have over 60 different seminars and workshops to make up the ‘Continue to Learn’ programme. The programme comprises a conference, one, two and three day workshops, and

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PGA resort opens upgraded facilities

PGA resort opens upgraded facilities 0

🕔16:00, 1.Nov 2011

The PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona has opened new, upgraded practice facilities in time for the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. The impressive new complex includes a 2,000 square-metre putting green and chipping area, with five bunkers each containing different

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12 staff at TopGolf to support ‘Movember’

12 staff at TopGolf to support ‘Movember’ 0

🕔15:55, 1.Nov 2011

Twelve male members of staff at three TopGolf centres in England have had their last clean shave for a month as they support ‘Movember’ by sprouting moustaches. A team of four ‘Mo Bros’ from each of the TopGolf centres at Addlestone,

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Ian Wright raises £40k for charity

Ian Wright raises £40k for charity 0

🕔15:50, 1.Nov 2011

Arsenal goal-scoring hero Ian Wright has raised £40,000 for charity by hosting a golf event at Monte da Quinta golf club in Portugal. The luxurious Algarve resort hosted 60 golfers for the three-day Ian Wright Golf Classic in aid of the

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Elemore GC could close due to council cuts

Elemore GC could close due to council cuts 0

🕔20:48, 31.Oct 2011

The last remaining municipal golf course in Sunderland may close after its local council announced plans to withdraw funding for it. Elemore Golf Club, which employs nine people, is to have £75,000 per year of funding withdrawn by Sunderland City

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7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years

7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years 0

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2011

More than 7,000 schoolchildren at 250 schools have been introduced to golf across the Midlands thanks to the charity the Golf Foundation and the University of Birmingham. Students on the PGA-backed university’s Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS) degree have been

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Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half

Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half 0

🕔16:15, 31.Oct 2011

Golf clubs have just six weeks to sign up to the lucrative Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate that can be secured from installing solar panels, following an announcement today from the government that it will cut FiT payments in half from

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Council puts club at heart of marketing drive

Council puts club at heart of marketing drive 0

🕔13:17, 30.Oct 2011

A member of Ilfracombe Golf Club in Devon, who is also a councillor for the local council, has put the golf club at the heart of a national marketing drive to attract people to the town. Philip Webb, who is

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Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’

Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’ 0

🕔13:04, 30.Oct 2011

The owner of Wenworth Golf Club, Richard Caring, has had his life saved by a cardiologist friend he was holidaying with. Caring showed the man a wound in his shoulder, which he had acquired following an operation at a private

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Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls

Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls 1

🕔09:20, 29.Oct 2011

Barkway Golf Club in Hertfordshire’s plans to build a 15 metre high wind turbine have been put on hold. The club applied for planning permission to erect the turbine 170 metres from its clubhouse, and officers at North Herts District

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Council set to approve ‘cemetery’ course

Council set to approve ‘cemetery’ course 0

🕔14:17, 28.Oct 2011

Durham County Council is set to recommend approval for a controversial six-hole golf academy and driving range to be built on land that borders a 1950s cemetery. Local farmer, Alan Howard, plans to build the course and plant trees between

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Energy prices are hurting golf clubs

Energy prices are hurting golf clubs 1

🕔14:02, 28.Oct 2011

A new survey has found that spiralling inflation is hitting golf clubs hard, with runaway energy costs impacting on them the most. Research carried out by the Forum of Private Business has found that 94 per cent of small businesses such

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First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course

First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course 0

🕔13:53, 28.Oct 2011

The first image of the remodelled Taymouth Castle’s golf course in Scotland has been released. The revamped James Braid course opens next year – 79 years after it first was played on. The new golf course includes a significant rerouting and

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IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf

IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf 0

🕔16:38, 27.Oct 2011

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced a ‘radical review’ of the IOG Scotsturf exhibition that promotes greenkeeping products to golf course managers, which took place earlier this month. “For 2012, the IOG will look to stage IOG Scotsturf In

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