Devon County Golf Union celebrates its centenary

Devon County Golf Union celebrates its centenary 0

🕔11:32, 26.Oct 2011

The Devon County Golf Union, the regional governing body for golf clubs in the county, is celebrating its 100th birthday today. Set up on October 26, 1911 with the support of 19 clubs, six of which no longer exist, the

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Grass choice is key if water becomes scarce, warns top agronomist

Grass choice is key if water becomes scarce, warns top agronomist 0

🕔10:46, 26.Oct 2011

A golf course agronomist who specialises in working in arid climates has said that the choice of grass is critical for a golf club to survive in drought conditions. Earlier this year areas of East Anglia were declared officially ‘drought-stricken’,

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Grimsby course ‘to be converted into housing’

Grimsby course ‘to be converted into housing’ 0

🕔10:15, 26.Oct 2011

A Lincolnshire golf course could be converted into housing after the company that owns the location’s lease has decided it does not fit into its business plan. The freehold for Humberston Country Club’s 18-year-old nine-hole golf course, which has over

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PGA captain calls for golf clubs to offer training to their managers

PGA captain calls for golf clubs to offer training to their managers 1

🕔16:13, 25.Oct 2011

The captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Eddie Bullock, has said that golf clubs need to offer more educational offerings to their managers in order for the club to survive in current, difficult market conditions. “Every club member expects

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Retief Goosen builds putting green in his own back garden

Retief Goosen builds putting green in his own back garden 0

🕔14:42, 25.Oct 2011

Two-time US Open winner, Retief Goosen, has built a 300 metre squared golf green in his garden in Surrey. The synthetic golf green has been installed at the house he moved into earlier this year – his previous residence had

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Osborne Golf Club completes £150k refurb

Osborne Golf Club completes £150k refurb 0

🕔13:45, 25.Oct 2011

Osborne Golf Club in the Isle of Wight has completed a £150,000 clubhouse refurbishment programme. The 107-year-old club has increased the existing clubhouse with the facility of a pro shop, a new secretary’s office, an increased bar area – and

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‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre

‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre 0

🕔11:56, 25.Oct 2011

Cannington Golf Centre in Somerset, a nine-hole golf course located at a further education college, has been awarded ‘high achiever’ GolfMark accreditation. The facility, part of Bridgwater College, which offers land-based studies and sporting opportunities to its students, encourages beginners to play

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Proprietary golf clubs urged to make Capital Allowance Tax claim

Proprietary golf clubs urged to make Capital Allowance Tax claim 0

🕔10:37, 25.Oct 2011

All proprietary golf clubs in the UK have been urged to make a Capital Allowance Tax claim before next year’s April Budget, when the tax allowance is ended after 62 years. A spokesman for Malpasso, which works with golf clubs on reclaiming

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Golf clubs overcharged by more than £5 million per year by energy firms

Golf clubs overcharged by more than £5 million per year by energy firms 0

🕔10:25, 25.Oct 2011

An energy expert has said that golf clubs are overcharged by about £5 million per year by their energy suppliers and that 70 per cent of golf clubs will recover about £2,000 each, if they carry out an audit. Consultant

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Rules of Golf face biggest changes since 1897

Rules of Golf face biggest changes since 1897 0

🕔09:53, 25.Oct 2011

A golfer will no longer be penalised if his or her ball is moved by a gust of wind after it has been addressed, according to radical changes to the Rules of Golf, effective from January 1, 2012 to December 31,

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More than 200 golf clubs sign up to Golf 4 Heroes

More than 200 golf clubs sign up to Golf 4 Heroes 1

🕔09:20, 25.Oct 2011

More than 200 golf clubs around Europe have signed up for the new Golf 4 Heroes project. The scheme, which sees each member venue pledge two complimentary green fees per week for Golf 4 Heroes members – people who have

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Buckingham Golf Club’s Scott Parker named ‘Steward of the Year’

Buckingham Golf Club’s Scott Parker named ‘Steward of the Year’ 0

🕔09:14, 25.Oct 2011

A steward at Buckingham Golf Club has been named the English Golf Union’s (EGU) ‘Steward of the Year’ for 2011.
 Scott Parker won the accolade due to the ‘outstanding service and welcoming experience for the golfer’ at his golf club’s 19th

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International clubs forge reciprocal deal to attract members

International clubs forge reciprocal deal to attract members 1

🕔12:47, 24.Oct 2011

Two major golf clubs, one in China and one in Cyprus, have formed a reciprocal partnership to attract more members to both. Eléa Golf Club in Cyprus has signed the agreement with the world’s largest golf facility, Mission Hills China. The

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Bentley Golf Club to redesign its 17th hole

Bentley Golf Club to redesign its 17th hole 0

🕔11:23, 24.Oct 2011

Bentley Golf Club in Essex is to redevelop its par three 17th hole and has commissioned a company to formulate a ten-year plan for the overall improvement of the course. Advances in technique and technology mean that the 1972 layout

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PGA to honour its longstanding members

PGA to honour its longstanding members 0

🕔11:12, 24.Oct 2011

The PGA will celebrate some of its longstanding members with a special lunch at The Belfry on Monday, October 31. Among those attending the event is 92-year-old Victor Alexander, who will fly 4,500 miles from the West Indies to be

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Bearwood Lakes removes ryegrass from its rough

Bearwood Lakes removes ryegrass from its rough 0

🕔11:03, 24.Oct 2011

The course manager of Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Daniel Lightfoot MG, has timed his selective herbicide treatments, targeting ryegrass and Yorkshire fog, to coincide with the natural fescues’ autumn senescence. The result is minimal visual impact on the course now,

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Podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they mow launched

Podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they mow launched 0

🕔10:48, 24.Oct 2011

Educational podcasts for greenkeepers to listen to as they cut the grass has been launched by a fellow greenkeeper. ”The idea for producing an audio greenkeeping and sports’ turf industry podcast came to me a few years ago,” said Matthew

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Golf course designers given marketing tips

Golf course designers given marketing tips 0

🕔09:31, 24.Oct 2011

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) has held a seminar aimed at helping golf course design companies grow in the current economic climate. Entitled ‘A Practical Guide to Building an Effective Business Growth Strategy’, the seminar looked at marketing

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Ernie Els golf club to host AfrAsia Golf Masters

Ernie Els golf club to host AfrAsia Golf Masters 0

🕔09:15, 24.Oct 2011

The Ernie Els-designed Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita will host the AfrAsia Golf Masters 2011, it has been announced. The prestigious golf event, which brings together the 20 best golf players of the Allianz Golf Tour (French professional circuit) and

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£200k golfing rival to Gleneagles approved

£200k golfing rival to Gleneagles approved 0

🕔07:43, 23.Oct 2011

Proposals for a £200k golf development in Perthshire have been approved by local councillors who are keen on attracting tourists to the area. The directors of 102-year-old Pitlochry Golf Course want to build a new nine-hole golf course and practice

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Peter Alliss golf course sold for just £58k

Peter Alliss golf course sold for just £58k 3

🕔09:57, 22.Oct 2011

A Peter Alliss-designed golf club has been sold for just £58,000 to its landlord due to extreme market conditions and a clause in its lease. The club was turning over more than £1.75 million per annum just three years ago

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Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf

Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf 1

🕔11:58, 21.Oct 2011

As the golfing world reacts to Rory McIlroy’s split with management company ISM, a new poll has found that 39 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds were inspired to try golf for the first time following Rory McIlroy’s

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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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International Golf Travel Market to compete with GCMA conference

International Golf Travel Market to compete with GCMA conference 0

🕔15:43, 20.Oct 2011

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, is going head to head with the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) conference at Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, next month. Both events start on November

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EGU worried that Yorkshire will stop merger

EGU worried that Yorkshire will stop merger 0

🕔11:39, 20.Oct 2011

The English Golf Union (EGU) is concerned that the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs will block its attempts to merge with the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) next month. All 36 English county unions will vote on November 16 on the

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Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids

Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids 0

🕔09:14, 20.Oct 2011

Wharton Park Golf and Country Club in Worcestershire has been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery to promote golf to juniors – particularly disabled children. The club’s head PGA professional, Angus Hoare (pictured), will use the money to continue the

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Woburn Golf Club signs long term deal with buggy manufacturer

Woburn Golf Club signs long term deal with buggy manufacturer 0

🕔09:11, 20.Oct 2011

Woburn Golf Club has renewed a long-term partnership with golf car manufacturer Club Car, citing growing revenues from corporate golf as a key reason. The high-profile Buckinghamshire club recently invested £3.5 million in refurbishing its clubhouse, and this has attracted more

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