Roseberry Grange Golf Club is saved

Roseberry Grange Golf Club is saved 0

🕔15:32, 12.Sep 2011

A municipal golf club that doubles up as the only local pub for two villages, which was on the verge of being closed down earlier this year, has had its future secured after the local council decided to effectively rent

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Handicapping changes are criticised

Handicapping changes are criticised 0

🕔15:23, 12.Sep 2011

The European Golf Course Owners Association  (EGCOA) has criticised proposed handicapping changes by the European Golf Association (EGA), stating that they are so complicated that they will make club membership seem unattractive. The proposed system, which the Austrian Golf Federation

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Lexden Wood GC is up for sale for £895,000

Lexden Wood GC is up for sale for £895,000 1

🕔15:18, 12.Sep 2011

Lexden Wood Golf Centre in Colchester, which was placed into administration in May, is up for sale at a guide price of £895,000. The club, which features  an 18-hole golf course that was redesigned four years ago, a nine-hole pitch

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Frank Newberry becomes GTC trainer

Frank Newberry becomes GTC trainer 0

🕔15:15, 12.Sep 2011

A motivational speaker who has spoken at various GCMA events – and is speaking at the GCMA conference this November – has become a quality assured training provider for the Greenkeepers’ Training Committee (GTC), a provider of education and training

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Independent body rejects merging exhibitions

Independent body rejects merging exhibitions 0

🕔15:14, 12.Sep 2011

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), an independent body tasked with analysing the Institute of Groundsmanship’s IOG SALTEX show, which took place earlier this month, and Harrogate Week, run by the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), which takes place in

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The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings

The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings 1

🕔14:54, 12.Sep 2011

 With almost every golf club exploring revenue streams in addition to selling golf memberships these days, it is hardly surprising that many have now set themselves up as wedding venues. Often out of town and off the beaten track, lush

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Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf

Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf 2

🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2011

A GCMA member and former British Women’s Open champion has launched an e-petition to reduce the rate of VAT for playing and watching sport from 20 to five per cent. Vivien Saunders OBE, who has campaigned against VAT being applied

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‘Golf club fraudster is a danger to the public’

‘Golf club fraudster is a danger to the public’ 0

🕔14:36, 12.Sep 2011

A man who is accused of trying to defraud golf clubs in Northern Ireland this summer has been told by the country’s most senior judge that he must stay in custody to protect the public. Gavin Chism, a 27-year-old baker,

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Scotland to invest £2 million in golf

Scotland to invest £2 million in golf 1

🕔14:32, 12.Sep 2011

The Scottish government is to copy the Ryder Cup model set by the Welsh Assembly, by investing £2 million in golf clubs.

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Insurer’s Perspective

Insurer’s Perspective 0

🕔17:13, 28.Jul 2011

The areas of security and insurance are of course intrinsically linked.  Often it feels like it is insurers that drive golf clubs towards improving their security as a condition of the policy but rarely are they insisting on anything that

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Is ‘Speedgolf’ the solution to slow play?

Is ‘Speedgolf’ the solution to slow play? 2

🕔11:52, 17.Feb 2011

Several golf clubs are trialling ‘Speedgolf’, in which scores are calculated according to strokes and the time it took to play the round.

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Golf club member gives £100,000 of his own money to his club

Golf club member gives £100,000 of his own money to his club 0

🕔12:30, 28.Jan 2011

A member of Douglas Park GC in Scotland has given one of the largest donations in history to a golf club – £100,000 – because the club needed the money.

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Amazing image of a sinkhole that appeared on a Scottish golf course

Amazing image of a sinkhole that appeared on a Scottish golf course 0

🕔11:07, 14.Jan 2011

This is the amazing image of a 14-foot deep sinkhole that appeared on Traigh Golf Club’s course in Invernessshire in Scotland.

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