The story behind the three famous paintings of Conwy Golf Club

The story behind the three famous paintings of Conwy Golf Club 5

🕔19:13, 20.Oct 2011

Leading Golf Course architect and former president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, David Williams, is leading a campaign to explain the link between three of the most famous images of golf known throughout the world and their

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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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Readers’ Q&A with Steven Brown on F&B pricing

Readers’ Q&A with Steven Brown on F&B pricing 0

🕔13:41, 20.Oct 2011

Alan Macfarlane, Scotland: I am having trouble achieving my gross margin on food. My problem is that the committee is requiring a 60 per cent margin, which I believe to be excessive, as our chief source of income is the

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Noel Mackenzie: The common problems and solutions with irrigation

Noel Mackenzie: The common problems and solutions with irrigation 0

🕔13:35, 20.Oct 2011

Managing water is crucial to the successful management of a golf course. It seems we either have too much of it or not enough of it! It would be a fool who didn’t react when something is wrong, especially at

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Greg Norman reveals the principles of the design of his St Lucia golf resort

Greg Norman reveals the principles of the design of his St Lucia golf resort 0

🕔13:31, 20.Oct 2011

Greg Norman is not just famous for his golfing ability. He is also the CEO of the course design company Great White Shark Enterprises and a recent project, at Westin’s Le Paradis Beach and Golf Resort in Praslin Bay, St.

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Noel Mackenzie: How to get value for money on seeds and fertilisers

Noel Mackenzie: How to get value for money on seeds and fertilisers 0

🕔11:58, 20.Oct 2011

Spending on machinery is normally better planned but materials’ budgets are depleted in an inconsistent manner due to the tendency to be affected by weather and other events. A cold dry winter may limit disease outbreak and growth, so little

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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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Noel Mackenzie: How technology – and Ronan Rafferty – can help greenkeepers

Noel Mackenzie: How technology – and Ronan Rafferty – can help greenkeepers 0

🕔09:35, 20.Oct 2011

It was with some interest that I attended an evening ‘talk’ by Ronan Raffety recently. Ronan talked very freely about how golf had changed and, as a highly skilled player, he openly questioned the nature of modern day presentation of

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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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How to make your membership categories more attractive

How to make your membership categories more attractive 0

🕔16:31, 19.Oct 2011

The popularity of golf is on the increase and a whole new generation of golfers, including women and children, are queuing up to tee off. However, golf clubs are still perceived as expensive and the game as an elitist hobby

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Tips for attracting women to join your golf club

Tips for attracting women to join your golf club 2

🕔16:21, 19.Oct 2011

Europe’s largest ever survey of sport and active recreation rates golf the seventh most popular sport in England. The survey revealed that 6 per cent (11,265) of men polled had played golf in the last month, compared to only 0.9

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Noel Mackenzie: The growing season is lasting longer – costing your club more money

Noel Mackenzie: The growing season is lasting longer – costing your club more money 0

🕔16:11, 19.Oct 2011

Are you getting your kit out more often? And are you giving it a good service if you do? At our rather mundane level we, as maintainers of golf courses, have an issue that is rather interesting. At one time

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Steven Brown: How the backfitting of your bar is your greatest drinks’ marketing asset

Steven Brown: How the backfitting of your bar is your greatest drinks’ marketing asset 0

🕔16:02, 19.Oct 2011

Merchandising is the art of silent selling, it is the ability to display your most profitable products to their best advantage and it is about making money. Now if any of you are averse to the latter then read no

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Steven Brown: How to make your food and beverage operation stand out

Steven Brown: How to make your food and beverage operation stand out 0

🕔14:26, 19.Oct 2011

In recent articles I have focussed purely on matters financial, well now for something completely different! It really doesn’t matter that you know how to read a profit and loss account, a balance sheet and a break-even point if you

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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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Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a  golf course

Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a golf course 0

🕔14:07, 19.Oct 2011

The landscape of a golf course should be unique; every course has its own character and charm. Many of our best courses simply rely on what, as the old golf course architects said, “God gave us in the land”. Of

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Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course

Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course 0

🕔14:00, 19.Oct 2011

The current trend in building golf courses of over 7,000 yards which, quite simply, are no fun for the average player, is one of the more disturbing features of the modern game. Despite modern club technology, it is still the

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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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Stuart Phipps: How to convert ‘nomads’ into golf club members

Stuart Phipps: How to convert ‘nomads’ into golf club members 0

🕔09:34, 19.Oct 2011

The ‘membership crisis’ is probably more crucial than any other facing clubs today. So here are a few more thoughts on the subject. It is no use existing clubs fighting each other for members: unattached golfers – ‘nomads’ – have

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The key to successful marketing is your club’s database

The key to successful marketing is your club’s database 0

🕔09:24, 19.Oct 2011

As winter draws closer, the number of visiting parties decrease and the frequency of member visits to the course start to decline, it is a time of year when thoughts should be turning to winter work. Clubs have the opportunity

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Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer 0

🕔09:17, 19.Oct 2011

While all players would love the summer condition of putting surfaces to be retained in the UK and northern Europe, there is an inevitable and inescapable impact from changing seasons. As the sun gets lower in the sky and daylight

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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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How Epsom Golf Club increased its junior section from 26 to 108

How Epsom Golf Club increased its junior section from 26 to 108 1

🕔13:51, 18.Oct 2011

According to research group SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC, the average age of the English golf club member is rising. Clubs face a stark choice – get more youngsters in, or face a lingering decline. “For a club to continue to

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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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