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

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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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Three golf clubs praised for their environmental work

Three golf clubs praised for their environmental work 0

🕔14:21, 19.Oct 2011

Hankley Common, Beaconsfield and Royal St George’s golf clubs have been praised for their quality of ecological stewardship. As the environment continues to move up the agenda within the golf club management sector, clubs are self-policing environmental standards with help

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Cowglen GC receives £11k following water audit

Cowglen GC receives £11k following water audit 0

🕔14:13, 19.Oct 2011

This story refers to a water audit that took place in 2006. The money Cowglen received was also in 2006 Cowglen Golf Club in Scotland has received £11,000 after it examined its water costs and usage in detail to ensure

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EGU’s course rated 59th best in world

EGU’s course rated 59th best in world 0

🕔10:05, 19.Oct 2011

The Hotchkin Course at The National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, has been rated the 59th best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. As the course is run by the EGU (English Golf Union) and EWGA (English Women’s

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Lee Slattery wins on the European Tour

Lee Slattery wins on the European Tour 0

🕔16:25, 18.Oct 2011

The role of the PGA Europro Tour in nurturing talents of the future has been highlighted as Lee Slattery has joined an ever-expanding list of former Europro players that have risen to the heights of European Tour winner. His maiden

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Walker Cup captain is EGU’s new coach

Walker Cup captain is EGU’s new coach 0

🕔16:13, 18.Oct 2011

The English Golf Union (EGU), the governing body for men’s amateur golf in England, has announced that Nigel Edwards – the captain of last month’s successful Walker Cup team – is its new director of coaching. Edwards, 43, is currently

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Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards

Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards 2

🕔13:43, 18.Oct 2011

The Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs (CUGC) has become aware that forgeries of discount cards have been in circulation and in use at Cheshire clubs. The CUGC has over 100 affiliated clubs with about 40,000 registered members. “For the benefit

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Armed robbery at London golf club thwarted

Armed robbery at London golf club thwarted 0

🕔10:36, 18.Oct 2011

An armed robbery at Perival Park Golf Club in London has been thwarted by firearms officers, the Flying Squad – and a 66-year-old woman who was about to have a lesson at the club. Late last month men with covered

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RSPCA to help clubs with restaurant marketing

RSPCA to help clubs with restaurant marketing 0

🕔10:30, 18.Oct 2011

The RSPCA has launched a nationwide fundraising event for which it is keen to enlist the support of golf clubs. Taking place on Sunday, October 30, 2011, it wants clubs to host a ‘Big Sunday Lunch’, using only Freedom Food-assured

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Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers

Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers 1

🕔10:05, 18.Oct 2011

Neil Sjoberg, the manager of Epping Golf Club who built his club from scratch, has revealed that he uses glass for sand in his course’s bunkers, as part of his club’s environmental strategy. Epping was built in 1996, but due

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Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’

Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’ 0

🕔16:07, 17.Oct 2011

During the Easter holidays Epping Golf Club hosts its annual ‘Mighty Masters’ golf tournament. This free golf day is advertised to novice junior golfers and their parents who play their golf on driving ranges and pitch and putt courses, or

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Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course

Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course 0

🕔15:44, 17.Oct 2011

Described as the one ‘they all want to play’, the West Course, or Burma Road, is arguably Britain’s most famous golf course. It has, for instance, been the host of the World Match Play Championship since 1964, supplying it with

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