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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How interior clubhouse design can fit into a marketing strategy

How interior clubhouse design can fit into a marketing strategy 0

🕔13:33, 18.Oct 2011

There was a time when simply having a bar and dining facility at a golf club guaranteed that members and visitors would stay post round and use the facilities. However, over recent years just having such a facility doesn’t necessarily

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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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How free marketing boosted club’s membership

How free marketing boosted club’s membership 0

🕔16:00, 17.Oct 2011

Despite being a club that has hosted the final qualifying round for the Open Championship several times, Lytham Green Drive is by no means a financial juggernaut, even in an era of golf’s tight purse strings. So it was of

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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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Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery 0

🕔15:30, 17.Oct 2011

This article takes us to a slightly different perspective at a level we seldom look at on the course – right down to a few millimetres off the soil surface. But for a change we are looking at the ‘doing’

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Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage

Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage 0

🕔13:12, 17.Oct 2011

Drainage and irrigation both depend on a few similar phenomena such as gravity, hydraulic laws, the behaviour of water molecules and so on. The one area that is very critical to both these subjects and can be modified and managed

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Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK

Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK 0

🕔10:27, 17.Oct 2011

The parent company of TopGolf, which runs driving ranges in England, has been named as one of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Businesses’. Golf Entertainment International generates sales in the UK of between £5 million and £500 million, and has

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11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’

11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’ 0

🕔10:17, 17.Oct 2011

More than 11,500 golfers have entered the inaugural HowDidiDo order of merit which runs until the end of this October. The competition is open to any member of a golf club registered at HowDidiDo – Europe’s largest golfing community –

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Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’

Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’ 0

🕔09:44, 17.Oct 2011

Nominees for this year’s golf industry awards have been announced by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS), the industry’s national trade body. The annual GTS Gold Standard Awards celebrate the best in Scottish golf tourism by recognising leading transport and golf tour

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Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf

Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf 0

🕔09:34, 17.Oct 2011

Probably the biggest area of turf supply is the finishing off of tee constructions and bunker refurbishments during the winter months. The turf will vary depending on the type of surface and the situation. A few courses are blessed with

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The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers

The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers 0

🕔14:56, 16.Oct 2011

One of the most famous golf clubs in the world – The Belfry – has begun marketing itself to beginner golfers. The Midlands golf club, which has hosted the Ryder Cup four times and was the venue for the GCMA

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Homeless men camp by Sussex golf course

Homeless men camp by Sussex golf course 0

🕔14:45, 16.Oct 2011

A group of homeless men have begun camping by a pitch and putt golf course in Hove, Sussex. The group moved into Kingsway Multi-Play on Saturday, October 8, and are sleeping under archways that are adjacent to the course. The

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Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines

Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines 0

🕔14:40, 15.Oct 2011

Douglas Valley Golf Club in Bolton has applied to its local council to install two wind turbines on its golf course. A spokesman for the club said: “The wind turbines will produce electricity for the complex. It is also hoped

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New Zealand course ordered to close – because its members keep urinating on a neighbouring organic farm

New Zealand course ordered to close – because its members keep urinating on a neighbouring organic farm 0

🕔10:21, 15.Oct 2011

A golf club in New Zealand has been ordered to close because balls from the course have landed on a neighbouring organic farm and golfers urinate on this, when they retrieve them, say the farm’s owners. Brookfields Park Golf Club

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The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times

The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times 0

🕔17:14, 14.Oct 2011

The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury has abolished its dress code – and even tee times – for one of its courses, in a bid to attract more beginners to the club. The club has also restructured its pricing for

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Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is

Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is 0

🕔17:06, 14.Oct 2011

As you read this article a number of you may be wondering why, given your current daily tasks, you need to understand the stock-taking document that arrives on your desk periodically showing only a slight surplus or deficit. While I

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Forest Hills Golf Club helps charity acquire a puppy

Forest Hills Golf Club helps charity acquire a puppy 0

🕔17:55, 13.Oct 2011

Forest Hills Golf Club in Monmouthshire has raised more than £5,000 for the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind, ensuring the charity can buy a puppy and train it for a year. The golf club held a tournament

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