Williams sorry for ‘racist’ Woods comments

Williams sorry for ‘racist’ Woods comments 1

🕔09:18, 5.Nov 2011

The former caddie of Tiger Woods has apologised after he made comments that he accepts could be ‘construed as racist’ to fellow diners at a gala dinner in China. Steve Williams, who was sacked by Woods this summer, said that

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Neil Sjoberg: All golf clubs would thrive if there was change at the top

Neil Sjoberg: All golf clubs would thrive if there was change at the top 0

🕔17:14, 4.Nov 2011

After spending 35 years on golf club committees, I spent the next 10 building my own club. It turns out that having your house on the line makes you see things differently. Some clubs with a special name or location

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Review of the GCMA Conference

Review of the GCMA Conference 0

🕔17:04, 4.Nov 2011

This is a review of the 2009 GCMA conference. The 2011 conference is from November 14 to 16 When you attend any event like the GCMA National Conference for three days, there will always be a series of specific memories

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Adrian Houstoun: Legal ramifications of linking up with the timeshare industry

Adrian Houstoun: Legal ramifications of linking up with the timeshare industry 0

🕔16:59, 4.Nov 2011

Golf is one of the areas that has been successfully adopted by the timeshare industry over the years. It makes sense to have a timeshare at a favourite golfing location, but there are times when you might prefer to experience

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How your course can be a sanctuary for birds

How your course can be a sanctuary for birds 0

🕔16:55, 4.Nov 2011

In the last few years, any mention of the RSPB and golf has normally surrounded criticsm from the bird-protection charity over Donald Trump’s plans to build a golf course on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, which has been almost as

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Steve Isaac: Lush playing surfaces require healthy land

Steve Isaac: Lush playing surfaces require healthy land 1

🕔16:48, 4.Nov 2011

Every golfer believes they know a good putting surface when they play on one. They can hold the green with whatever type of shot they play from the fairway or rough. They hole more putts than they miss. It is

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Steve Isaac: Climbing the sustainability ladder

Steve Isaac: Climbing the sustainability ladder 1

🕔16:41, 4.Nov 2011

The R&A is golf’s world rules and development body outside of the USA and Mexico (where the USGA has jurisdiction) and organiser of The Open Championship. It operates with the consent of 130 national and international organisations representing the amateur

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How to design a sustainable golf course

How to design a sustainable golf course 0

🕔16:34, 4.Nov 2011

Has there ever been a better time to take a long hard look at your golf course? On the one hand, it’s the golf course that accounts for your greatest expenditure, and not many businesses can currently afford to expend

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How Birchwood Park GC attracted juniors as members

How Birchwood Park GC attracted juniors as members 0

🕔16:27, 4.Nov 2011

Birchwood Park Golf Centre, near Dartford in Kent, one of the UK’s busiest pay-and-play centres with 57,000 rounds a year on its 18-hole golf course alone, is a shining example of the benefits of a club putting itself at the

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‘World’s sexiest golfer’ plays at La Manga

‘World’s sexiest golfer’ plays at La Manga 4

🕔16:09, 4.Nov 2011

The world’s ‘sexiest golfer’ has returned to the UK following a visit to La Manga Club in Spain. Sophie Horn, personal trainer, model, TV presenter and Bleacher Report’s sexiest female golfer of 2010, was so taken with her first visit

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Height of cut debate: 2mm does not work at my club

Height of cut debate: 2mm does not work at my club 1

🕔16:02, 4.Nov 2011

I hope through this article I can offer a little support to the majority of good greenkeepers and club managers who do a great job with limited resources. Change is great in any situation, but it’s got to achieve the

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Environmental management: Be proactive to protect against potential problems

Environmental management: Be proactive to protect against potential problems 1

🕔15:51, 4.Nov 2011

Decades of scientific evidence demonstrates how closely linked human well-being is to a healthy, clean, pollution-free environment. From the highly visible littering of watercourses, hedgerows and beaches, to the invisible accumulation of chemicals and fertilisers, pollution is proven to damage

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Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly

Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly 0

🕔14:07, 4.Nov 2011

The manager of Clyne Golf Club in Wales, David Thomas, has died suddenly. Thomas, 62, was a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) since 2005 and formerly the manager of Neath Golf Club. He was a retired banker

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Kingsbarns wins best course award

Kingsbarns wins best course award 0

🕔11:19, 4.Nov 2011

Kingsbarns Golf Links has been named Scottish ‘Golf Course of the Year’ at the Golf Tourism Scotland’s (GTS) Gold Standard Awards at Fairmont St Andrews. This year’s gala evening saw the presentation of 11 awards including a ‘Special Achievement’ gong

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Golf club fined due to holes in range netting

Golf club fined due to holes in range netting 0

🕔17:39, 3.Nov 2011

Branston Golf and Country Club in Staffordshire has been ordered to pay £16,000 after a woman was injured when a golf ball hit her in the face at the club’s driving range. Rachel Davis suffered the injury last September when

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‘Not guilty’ plea in golf club beheading

‘Not guilty’ plea in golf club beheading 1

🕔17:26, 3.Nov 2011

A man accused of beheading another man at The Oxfordshire Golf Club has been remanded in custody at Broadmoor after pleading not guilty. Restaurant manager Chris Varian, 32, was decapitated close to The Oxfordshire’s hotel last August. Jonathan Limani, 34,

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Flexible membership schemes: Rudding Park GC brought in 150 new members in a few months

Flexible membership schemes: Rudding Park GC brought in 150 new members in a few months 1

🕔17:08, 3.Nov 2011

With several clubs realising that during a recession they may have to adapt to survive, many could do worse than follow the lead of Rudding Park Golf Club in Harrogate, which has set up a flexible membership scheme that has

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Steven Brown: Increase bar profits by educating your staff about what to recommend

Steven Brown: Increase bar profits by educating your staff about what to recommend 0

🕔17:04, 3.Nov 2011

In business nothing actually happens until someone makes a profitable sale! Latest research suggests that 91 per cent of bar staff do not sell – they simply serve! In other words, do your staff simply respond to a customer request

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How to stop nematodes damaging turfgrass

How to stop nematodes damaging turfgrass 1

🕔16:59, 3.Nov 2011

In recent years, many greenkeepers throughout the UK have become aware of a rise in the incidence of damage to turfgrass caused by nematode attack. Nematodes or roundworms, are among the most abundant and ancient animals on earth. Although the

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The experiences of female golf club managers

The experiences of female golf club managers 0

🕔16:47, 3.Nov 2011

This article was written in the summer of 2009 – some of the managers interviewed are no longer in the posts mentioned In 2007, the Equal Opportunities Commission carried out an investigation to establish why so few women reach the

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Steve Rumball: How golf clubs can take control of the 2-for-1 market

Steve Rumball: How golf clubs can take control of the 2-for-1 market 0

🕔16:39, 3.Nov 2011

At the very outset of this article I will state that my view on 2-for-1 golf, as it exists at the moment, is that it detracts from – and devalues – club membership. It is, in many cases, including my

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Adrian Houstoun: How to get your bar and restaurant to bring in profits

Adrian Houstoun: How to get your bar and restaurant to bring in profits 0

🕔16:32, 3.Nov 2011

Dealing with the food or catering facility at your golf club requires careful thought. The number of restaurants that lose money or fail completely is evidence of how easy it is to get it wrong. Do not forget that apart

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Regenerated heather and reservoir construction at Burhill’s golf courses

Regenerated heather and reservoir construction at Burhill’s golf courses 0

🕔16:27, 3.Nov 2011

Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited, one of the leading owners and operators of golf courses in the UK, has introduced an environment policy designed to enrich the environments of its 10 courses and promote sound, sustainable management of its facilities.

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How High Post Golf Club reduced its irrigation spend

How High Post Golf Club reduced its irrigation spend 0

🕔16:22, 3.Nov 2011

With quality fairways and immaculate greens top of the list for every club, it’s difficult to think about the importance of water efficiency, especially when a club’s reputation relies heavily on the greens being of the best standard. However, recent

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How Tapton Park GC went from 12 to 125 junior members

How Tapton Park GC went from 12 to 125 junior members 0

🕔16:14, 3.Nov 2011

While golf may not be considered the fastest-paced of all the sports, it seems Usain Bolt would struggle to keep up with the latest trends in the golf club industry. Every day clubs are losing adult members but, at the

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Barry Hill: Quiz nights and funeral receptions could boost revenue at your club

Barry Hill: Quiz nights and funeral receptions could boost revenue at your club 0

🕔16:06, 3.Nov 2011

As every golf club manager is aware, there are basically two ways to keep heads above water: reduce outgoings and maximise income. And the more the latter can be achieved, the less need there will be to take too drastic

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Can web conferencing save golf clubs money?

Can web conferencing save golf clubs money? 1

🕔15:25, 3.Nov 2011

Globally, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook, which is pretty impressive, and suggests that meeting over the internet is not only popular, but practical. So why isn’t it used more widely in golf clubs? I decided to investigate. Nowadays,

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