Steven Brown: Join the cask beer bandwagon

Steven Brown: Join the cask beer bandwagon 0

🕔16:33, 13.Nov 2011

Now I can’t quite remember back in the day to Roman times when a new alcoholic beverage hit our shores that was to make such an impact on the world of brewing that it left an indelible mark that lasts

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Rules of Golf: Distance Measuring Devices

Rules of Golf: Distance Measuring Devices 0

🕔14:51, 13.Nov 2011

The advent of distance-measuring devices and their use in the game divides opinion at many levels. Many golfers are fans of these devices as they feel it puts them on a level footing with tournament professionals who have caddies providing

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Profile: Paul Worster, course manager and former BIGGA chairman

Profile: Paul Worster, course manager and former BIGGA chairman 0

🕔14:35, 13.Nov 2011

“Renovating a bunker is actually very therapeutic,” Paul said as we met – which was curious, since he was smartly dressed in shirt-and-tie (a BIGGA – the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association – one, of course). But he was

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Comment: Golf clubs do not have the luxuries that train operators do

Comment: Golf clubs do not have the luxuries that train operators do 0

🕔14:26, 13.Nov 2011

Just like the average member of, or visitor to, a golf club, the economic situation of the last few years has not left me with no money, but it has changed the way I have approached personal expenditure. In short,

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Ardglass wins golf award due to 20% growth

Ardglass wins golf award due to 20% growth 2

🕔13:56, 13.Nov 2011

Ardglass Golf Club in Eire has been named as Ireland’s ‘Links Golf Course of the Year 2011’ following a 20 per cent increase in business. The award, handed out by minister for arts, heritage and the gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, was

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Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club

Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club 1

🕔14:16, 12.Nov 2011

A former goalkeeper for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is to sue Turnberry Hotel and Golf Club in Scotland after he fell off a ladder there two years ago. Peter McCloy was working at the world-famous golf resort as a starter in

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Saunton GC raises £13k for chemo unit

Saunton GC raises £13k for chemo unit 0

🕔10:24, 12.Nov 2011

Saunton Golf Club in Devon has raised more than £13,000 for a new chemotherapy unit at North Devon District Hospital. A charity golf event last month featured 75 players and was supported by more than 40 golf club suppliers and

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Caledonian GC rejects proposed merger

Caledonian GC rejects proposed merger 0

🕔10:20, 12.Nov 2011

The members of one golf club in Aberdeen have rejected an offer to merge with another two clubs following fears for the future of all three due to the loss of a local football stadium. Northern, Bon Accord and Caledonian

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Robbery at Alwickbury Park Golf Club

Robbery at Alwickbury Park Golf Club 0

🕔09:57, 12.Nov 2011

Alwickbury Park Golf Club’s greenkeeping shed has been broken into and power tools have been stolen. The incident happened at the Hertfordshire club during daylight on a weekday afternoon nearly three weeks ago. A Stihl pole saw, a Kawasaki strimmer,

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Tenby Golf Club raises £1,500 for Alzheimer’s

Tenby Golf Club raises £1,500 for Alzheimer’s 0

🕔09:49, 12.Nov 2011

Tenby Golf Club’s ladies’ section has raised £1,500 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, following a year of fundraising. The sum was raised through a range of events that included a Boxing Day swim and a

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The course management practice behind the new Clandon Park golf course

The course management practice behind the new Clandon Park golf course 1

🕔17:09, 11.Nov 2011

This story first appeared in Greenkeeping magazine in 2010 A new course just a few minutes from the centre of Guildford opened last year and, although some may have questioned the feasibility of a new club being positioned next door

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Noel Mackenzie: How seeds and fertilisers help turf after winter

Noel Mackenzie: How seeds and fertilisers help turf after winter 0

🕔17:04, 11.Nov 2011

The spring sets the foundation for the season ahead. Get it right and all should be well and, even if it is not, at least there will be condition in the turf to adjust maintenance practices and get the best

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Peter Jones: Let your golf course do the marketing for you

Peter Jones: Let your golf course do the marketing for you 0

🕔16:58, 11.Nov 2011

March 1 is the ‘target date’ for presenting the course in a better than average condition, and making the most of the marketing opportunities that exist in early spring. Since the previous autumn, the work programmes will have been geared

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Laurence Pithie: Winter is the crucial time to carry out drainage and bunker work

Laurence Pithie: Winter is the crucial time to carry out drainage and bunker work 0

🕔16:53, 11.Nov 2011

Although the key aspect for winter golf is playability and the emphasis should always focus on providing firm, dry surfaces whenever possible, this time of year can also be beneficial for renovation and project work. After a full playing season,

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Club profile: How Aberdour Golf Club competes with St Andrews

Club profile: How Aberdour Golf Club competes with St Andrews 0

🕔16:44, 11.Nov 2011

Aberdour Golf Club sits just six miles south-east of Dunfermline in Fife, resting on the shores of the River Forth located on the east Scottish coast, an area known for its golfing pedigree. With some of the world’s most prestigious

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Comment: The Olympics, flexible memberships and female golfers

Comment: The Olympics, flexible memberships and female golfers 4

🕔16:39, 11.Nov 2011

Olympic golf: is it good for clubs? I’m afraid I can see no benefit for our clubs in golf becoming an Olympic sport. This is not to criticise The R&A (together with the USGA) for pushing very hard to this

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How to use data to boost your membership categories

How to use data to boost your membership categories 0

🕔16:33, 11.Nov 2011

In this article Sue Froggatt highlights the different types of research options, including the advantages of e-surveys and the key questions people ask when conducting research A common problem for membership associations is a tendency to be disproportionally influenced by

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Brian Butler: Undertaking a fire risk assessment

Brian Butler: Undertaking a fire risk assessment 1

🕔16:29, 11.Nov 2011

In 1992 the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations made it obligatory for all employers to undertake risk assessments. At that time there was confusion of how exactly to record the risk assessments. There was great excitement among

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The fire risk from an unclean grease-extract ventilation system

The fire risk from an unclean grease-extract ventilation system 0

🕔16:20, 11.Nov 2011

Most golf club managers will be familiar with the visit from the environmental health officer (EHO). Satisfying the local EHO that the catering facility is being operated in compliance with all the food hygiene regulations will be well known to

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Surviving the loss of a profit-making chef

Surviving the loss of a profit-making chef 1

🕔16:14, 11.Nov 2011

Monday Morning! It was a good weekend, the president’s dinner went well, takings were good and the new kitchen performed faultlessly! All is sweetness and light! Two minutes later there is a knock at your office door. It’s the head

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Using the non-golfing season to attract juniors

Using the non-golfing season to attract juniors 0

🕔16:08, 11.Nov 2011

The period of late autumn through to early spring may not be a great time for golf clubs to launch recruitment drives to low handicap adults, but, as the pro is less busy and children can try out the game

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Comment: Give consumers what they want

Comment: Give consumers what they want 0

🕔15:59, 11.Nov 2011

I’ve been reading several interviews with major players in the golf club industry in local papers in the UK and USA in recent weeks, and I’ve noticed that they all seem to be saying the same thing: their golf clubs

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Loch Lomond wins eco award

Loch Lomond wins eco award 9

🕔13:15, 11.Nov 2011

Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland has won the ‘Overall Achievement Award’ at the STRI’s Golf Environment Awards 2011. The club achieved exemplary results in the key performance areas of nature conservation, waste management, water management and turfgrass management. David Cole,

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Royal Navy golf club to close – in one week

Royal Navy golf club to close – in one week 0

🕔20:56, 10.Nov 2011

Culdrose Golf Club in Cornwall, a 50-year-old golf club owned by the Royal Navy, is to close. The club, which lies on a Royal Navy Air Station, will shut in just one week, after the base installed radio and radar

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Club member banned for online sabotage

Club member banned for online sabotage 0

🕔17:36, 10.Nov 2011

Vale of Leven Golf Club in West Dunbartonshire has banned a former member from ever rejoining the club after he brought the club’s website down. Chad Wright, a member at the club for seven years who set up the website,

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Airline luggage prices impacting on golf tourism

Airline luggage prices impacting on golf tourism 0

🕔17:14, 10.Nov 2011

Golfers in the UK, Europe’s largest golf market, say rising airline fees to transport sports equipment is now a significant factor in their decision to stay at home for a golf break instead of travelling abroad, a new survey has

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Noel Mackenzie: How to prepare for course machinery servicing

Noel Mackenzie: How to prepare for course machinery servicing 0

🕔17:39, 9.Nov 2011

Let’s face it – lying on a cold concrete floor in the middle of winter with a nasty cold draft playing havoc with places that only cold drafts can play havoc with is not most people’s idea of fun! Nevertheless

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