in their own words: Andrew McKinlay

in their own words: Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔17:06, 8.Apr 2019

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of Scottish Golf previews the inaugural Golf and Health Week, which takes place as soon as The Masters ends.

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How Westmanstown Golf Club delivered lessons to women over winter

How Westmanstown Golf Club delivered lessons to women over winter 1

🕔12:20, 7.Apr 2019

Its PGA professional, Bernard Fitzgerald, details how, over one five-week period this winter, he delivered lessons to a huge number of women, which has improved their golf.

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Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards is launched

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards is launched 0

🕔10:52, 7.Apr 2019

BIGGA, Toro and Reesink Turfcare have launched their annual competition that seeks to uncover the brightest emerging talent in the greenkeeping industry.

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Another former Tour player saves a struggling golf club

Another former Tour player saves a struggling golf club 2

🕔09:04, 3.Apr 2019

A Cheshire golf club that closed down when its owner went into liquidation is reopening thanks to a company set up by former Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam.

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North Wales GC named golf club of the year

North Wales GC named golf club of the year 1

🕔06:02, 3.Apr 2019

North Wales Golf Club has been named Wales Golf Club of the Year in a ceremony at 2010 Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔20:26, 2.Apr 2019

The chief executive of the European Tour explores the rapidly growing popularity of the Staysure Tour.

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The non-golf revenue streams golf clubs are exploiting

The non-golf revenue streams golf clubs are exploiting 0

🕔18:33, 2.Apr 2019

One way several golf clubs are earning increased income is from marketing themselves as health centres that provide gyms, yoga and pilates in addition to golf.

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Should our golf club go for adventure golf?

Should our golf club go for adventure golf? 0

🕔12:40, 2.Apr 2019

Adventure golf is becoming big business. Here we speak to the operations director of Adventure Leisure, Andrew Scholey, to find out what’s causing this growth and how it can benefit existing facilities.

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The manager’s office: Alan Oliver

The manager’s office: Alan Oliver 1

🕔06:31, 2.Apr 2019

The secretary at Silloth on Solway GC in Cumbria says clubs will be better suited to recruiting new customers if they market their unique selling points instead of trying to attract all golfers.

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Driffield Golf Club reaches settlement over patent infringement

Driffield Golf Club reaches settlement over patent infringement 0

🕔05:43, 1.Apr 2019

An out of court settlement has been agreed between Driffield Golf Club in Yorkshire and EcoBunker over a patent for synthetic grass revetting. What follows is a statement the two have jointly agreed.

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Golf club bans older members to achieve equal age parity

Golf club bans older members to achieve equal age parity 1

🕔00:01, 1.Apr 2019

In an article published on Monday morning, a club in Belgium says it now has a waiting list after it imposed a limit on older golfers in order to ensure at least half of its membership is made up of young golfers.

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Former LET player Fame Tate buys Stanedge Golf Club

Former LET player Fame Tate buys Stanedge Golf Club 2

🕔06:00, 27.Mar 2019

The former Ladies European Tour golfer Fame Tate has acquired Stanedge Golf Club in Derbyshire and opened it to the public.

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Hazlemere Golf Club converts from private members’ to proprietary club

Hazlemere Golf Club converts from private members’ to proprietary club 1

🕔15:32, 26.Mar 2019

A private members’ golf club in Buckinghamshire has been sold off of a guide price of £1.75 million and converted back to being a proprietary club, which it was in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Meet the overseas director of operations: Chris White

Meet the overseas director of operations: Chris White 1

🕔18:07, 25.Mar 2019

Chris is the director of operations at Ayla Oasis, the host venue for the Jordan Mixed Open. He talks about this and his career to date.

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3 Hammers owner Ian Bonser wins lifetime service award

3 Hammers owner Ian Bonser wins lifetime service award 1

🕔15:23, 25.Mar 2019

Ian Bonser, who has helped countless people to follow their golfing dreams, has been honoured with England Golf’s Lifetime Service Award.

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In their own words: Jim Croxton

In their own words: Jim Croxton 0

🕔21:57, 24.Mar 2019

The CEO of Europe’s biggest greenkeeping association, BIGGA, explains that the entire structure of a golf club relies upon a well-maintained course that is enjoyable and attractive to play.

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Device launched that allows long-range wireless control of most irrigation valves

Device launched that allows long-range wireless control of most irrigation valves 0

🕔18:17, 24.Mar 2019

A device that can control irrigation valves from more than 10 miles away has been launched for UK golf clubs.

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How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course

How to solve the problem of shade on the golf course 0

🕔17:38, 24.Mar 2019

Shade results in weak turf but for many golf courses the option of removing the trees causing it is not viable. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019

Here’s our top three golf industry trends of March 2019 0

🕔17:09, 24.Mar 2019

From a motion tabled in parliament supporting measures to promote the health benefits of golf to society to another golf club’s purchase by a UK leisure operator, March was an encouraging month for the industry.

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Golf club members and staff offered 50% off wine and spirits show

Golf club members and staff offered 50% off wine and spirits show 1

🕔04:02, 22.Mar 2019

Every reader of The Golf Business can attend The City Wine Show in London for 50% off the ticket price thanks to an offer from our sister publications the drinks business and The Spirits Business.

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Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators

Two Merseyside golf clubs are looking for new operators 0

🕔09:33, 20.Mar 2019

Wirral Council has announced that it is seeking operators to take on two of its municipal golf courses on a long lease. 

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Craig Tracey MP to write for The Golf Business

Craig Tracey MP to write for The Golf Business 0

🕔06:24, 20.Mar 2019

The co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf (APPG) Group, and Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire & Bedworth, Craig Tracey MP, is to provide regular editorial contributions to The Golf Business.

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Inquest finds greenkeeper’s death was an accident

Inquest finds greenkeeper’s death was an accident 1

🕔21:44, 19.Mar 2019

A 35-year-old greenkeeper died after a poplar tree he was cutting fell on his head and fractured his skull, an inquest has heard.

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Campaign to raise awareness of health benefits of golf to take place

Campaign to raise awareness of health benefits of golf to take place 3

🕔13:09, 19.Mar 2019

A major week-long R&A backed campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of playing golf will begin the day after the Masters ends next month.

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Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse

Discover Coxmoor Golf Club’s spectacular new clubhouse 2

🕔04:10, 19.Mar 2019

The Nottinghamshire venue opened the facility on New Year’s Eve, featuring a large balcony overlooking a picturesque golf course.

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Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall

Meet the PGA pro: Ryan Rastall 0

🕔20:18, 18.Mar 2019

The head PGA professional at Howley Hall GC in Yorkshire has won the coveted ‘Pro Shop of the Year’ category at the recent TGI Golf Awards. Here, Ryan explains why his shop has been such a success.

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What can we do if we receive our membership subs late?

What can we do if we receive our membership subs late? 2

🕔18:26, 18.Mar 2019

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) details what a golf club can do about the late payment of membership fees.

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