Politicians oppose third Guernsey course

Politicians oppose third Guernsey course 0

🕔18:11, 22.Nov 2011

Plans to build what would only be the third 18-hole golf course in Guernsey have been opposed by two senior local politicians. Elected representatives Tony Spruce, who sits on the

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Homeless man found on Dunscar’s green

Homeless man found on Dunscar’s green 0

🕔17:37, 21.Nov 2011

A mountain rescue team was called to Dunscar Golf Club in Lancashire on Sunday, after a homeless man was found suffering from suspected hypothermia on one of the greens. The man, in his late 50s, was discovered by a 70-year-old

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Course manager profile: Tony Dyke

Course manager profile: Tony Dyke 0

🕔16:29, 21.Nov 2011

Wyke Green Golf Club in Middlesex is a tree-lined, 18-hole parkland course famed for its generous fairways and manicured putting surfaces. The man tasked with keeping this private members’ club in top condition is course manager, Tony Dyke. Here, he

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Noel Mackenzie: Choosing an aeration machine

Noel Mackenzie: Choosing an aeration machine 0

🕔16:17, 21.Nov 2011

Managing a modern golf course is a bit like running a military campaign, for success everything must go like clockwork and, should the worst happen, capability must exist to get on an even footing again quickly. The analogy can be

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Comment: Green roofs for clubhouses?

Comment: Green roofs for clubhouses? 0

🕔16:03, 21.Nov 2011

Golf Club Management regularly extols the virtues of following the leads of other forward-thinking and eco-friendly organisations: the benefits of environmental long-term projects, ranging from replacing lighting in the clubhouse with energy efficient products to deploying indigenous grass species on

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Turnberry trials new bunker solution

Turnberry trials new bunker solution 0

🕔15:44, 21.Nov 2011

Turnberry Golf club has become the second Open Championship venue to trial a new bunker-face solution that resists all forms of erosion. EnviroBunker, a bunker-face and edge solution, requires no maintenance, has a design life in excess of 20 years,

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Windlesham Golf Club links with Porsche Design

Windlesham Golf Club links with Porsche Design 1

🕔10:39, 21.Nov 2011

Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey has formed a partnership with Porsche Design, a leading luxury brand in high-end men’s accessories. The deal will see the golf club become the first in England to stock Porsche Design sportswear and accessories via its pro

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Q&A with Ken Kosak on management in the UAE

Q&A with Ken Kosak on management in the UAE 0

🕔19:11, 20.Nov 2011

Ken Kosak is the general manager of Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE GCM: How has the economic downturn affected golf in the Middle East? Ken Kosak: The effects of the economic downturn have forced a good majority of

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Peter Jones: Drainage at Channel Islands golf courses

Peter Jones: Drainage at Channel Islands golf courses 0

🕔19:02, 20.Nov 2011

Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean on the north west tip of Guernsey is an historic piece of land that has been favoured over centuries of time for a diverse range of activities, long before it was a golf course.

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How a Spanish golf club has achieved irrigation efficiency

How a Spanish golf club has achieved irrigation efficiency 0

🕔18:58, 20.Nov 2011

With the amount of rainfall that fell in the UK over the winter months still fresh in many people’s minds – regardless of the dry spells experienced in March, we could be forgiven for thinking that irrigation is not a

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Club profile: Colchester Golf Club

Club profile: Colchester Golf Club 0

🕔18:53, 20.Nov 2011

Colchester Golf Club’s 18-hole course is considered to be one of the finest in Essex. Designed by five times Open champion and celebrated golf course architect James Braid, the par 70, 6,350-yard parkland course features fast-running fairways lined with mature

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Brian Butler Helpline: sick notes and fit notes

Brian Butler Helpline: sick notes and fit notes 2

🕔18:49, 20.Nov 2011

Question Is it true that the normal sick notes from employees’ doctors changed recently? Answer Yes, as from 6th April 2010 the various forms of workers’ sick note (also known as a medical certificate or a doctor’s statement) were replaced

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Brian Butler: The law surrounding corporate manslaughter

Brian Butler: The law surrounding corporate manslaughter 0

🕔18:43, 20.Nov 2011

In the forward to the guideline Corporate Manslaughter & Health and Safety Offences Causing Death it states that every court must have regard to relevant guidelines. It sets out the key principles relevant to assessing the seriousness of the range

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Eddie Bullock: Train your staff in customer service

Eddie Bullock: Train your staff in customer service 1

🕔18:36, 20.Nov 2011

Golf club managers, committees and boards have more on their plate today than ever, but too many are not giving heed to one of the greatest intangibles of any club: serving the member. Industry-wide, we are not embracing the whole

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Comment: Sky TV, women in golf and golf greens

Comment: Sky TV, women in golf and golf greens 0

🕔18:32, 20.Nov 2011

TV and amateur golf Permit me, if you will, to fulminate about the way Sky treats its customers – particularly ardent golf fans. Scanning the listings recently, I happened upon that rarest of treats – a programme showing amateur golf:

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Profile: GCMA captain John Dinsdale

Profile: GCMA captain John Dinsdale 0

🕔18:28, 20.Nov 2011

Mention the name ‘Dinsdale’ to any competitive golfer in south Wales and they will say “which one?” The family name is inscribed repeatedly on sundry silverware from Tenby to Newport – especially the Victory Shield, the Welsh inter-club scratch foursomes

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Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k

Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k 0

🕔14:46, 20.Nov 2011

Members of Warrenpoint Golf Club in Northern Ireland could lose nearly £4,000 on a loan payment they made in 2005. The club set up a financial scheme six years ago, in which every member invested £4,500 so that the club

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Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis

Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis 0

🕔14:33, 20.Nov 2011

Tamworth Golf Centre in Staffordshire has entered into a Corporate Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors, which it owes nearly £200,000 to. The deal will see the municipal course pay its debts over an agreed period of time. However, its

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Fairmont St Andrews wins European gong

Fairmont St Andrews wins European gong 0

🕔10:06, 19.Nov 2011

Fairmont St Andrews has been voted European Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ (IAGTO). Voted by 400-plus specialist golf tour operators in 58 different countries, the accolade comes hot on the heels of

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New Slovakian course given PGA branding

New Slovakian course given PGA branding 0

🕔09:56, 19.Nov 2011

A new golf club in Slovakia is to be given Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) branding. The Black Stork Resort joins Gleneagles and The Belfry, plus Bayhood Beijing No.9, PGA National Russia and Antalya Golf Club in Turkey in having a

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Golf course painting to sell for ‘up to £30k’

Golf course painting to sell for ‘up to £30k’ 0

🕔17:26, 17.Nov 2011

An early 19th century watercolour showing two boys playing golf on the Old Links of Musselburgh is estimated to be sold for £20,000 to £30,000 next month. The drawing of the world’s oldest club, where the game has been played

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Over 33% of golfers use social media to research holidays

Over 33% of golfers use social media to research holidays 0

🕔17:12, 17.Nov 2011

A new survey published at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Belek, Turkey, reveals that UK golfers are most influenced by friends’ recommendations and ‘word-of-mouth’ when researching golf holidays. It also found that more than a third of UK golfers

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Golf software firms form tee time partnership

Golf software firms form tee time partnership 0

🕔17:03, 17.Nov 2011

Teeofftimes.co.uk, the UK’s largest tee-time booking service, has formed a partnership with intelligentgolf, the supplier of online solutions to golf clubs across the UK and Ireland, to give its customers the opportunity to fill unoccupied tee times. The partnership will

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PGA develops new guide for golf clubs

PGA develops new guide for golf clubs 0

🕔16:55, 17.Nov 2011

The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) is promoting its members to golf clubs with a new industry guide highlighting its education programme and membership categories. The guide, which can be downloaded from www.PGA.info, is part of a strategy to furnish the

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225 golfers join Surrey clubs due to Twitter

225 golfers join Surrey clubs due to Twitter 0

🕔16:39, 17.Nov 2011

Golf clubs in Surrey have seen 225 people join them in the last six months, largely thanks to a marketing campaign on the social media website Twitter. The Surrey County Golf Partnership’s (CGP) ‘GolfMIX’ programme, which utilises the micro-blogging site

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Golf charity awarded £5k by PGA members

Golf charity awarded £5k by PGA members 0

🕔16:04, 17.Nov 2011

Golf charity the Golf Foundation has received a £5,000 cheque from The Golf Show exhibition. The donation was made by show organisers the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Foremost Golf and the TGI Golf Partnership. Organisers presented national development manager for

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Norfolk Golf Club ‘to close’

Norfolk Golf Club ‘to close’ 0

🕔15:48, 16.Nov 2011

Norfolk Golf and Country Club is to close two days before Christmas, according to reports. The East Anglian club – thought of as one of the premier golfing venues in the region a few years ago – was put up

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