The R&A CEO: ‘We haven’t sufficiently embraced change’

The R&A CEO: ‘We haven’t sufficiently embraced change’ 4

🕔12:34, 11.Mar 2020

The chief executive of The R&A, the governing body for golf in most of the world, has said that too many golf clubs haven’t sufficiently embraced change in the last few years.

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Paul Azinger is wrong – the European Tour is great

Paul Azinger is wrong – the European Tour is great 0

🕔12:05, 11.Mar 2020

Paul Azinger stirred up a lot of anger among the Europeans on both the PGA and European Tour with his comments during the final round of the Honda Classic.

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Northern Irish golf club ‘may relocate’

Northern Irish golf club ‘may relocate’ 0

🕔17:47, 10.Mar 2020

A property group that already owns one golf club in Northern Ireland has submitted a bid to acquire the land used by a second golf club, which could result in it relocating.

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Greenfee365 partners with intelligentgolf and connects European golfers with UK golf clubs

Greenfee365 partners with intelligentgolf and connects European golfers with UK golf clubs 0

🕔17:38, 10.Mar 2020

Greenfee365, the European marketing company that allows golf clubs to sell their tee times directly to golfers all over the world, has formed a partnership with software supplier intelligentgolf.

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Why municipal golf is thriving in Burnley

Why municipal golf is thriving in Burnley 2

🕔20:26, 9.Mar 2020

Municipal golf courses have generally been struggling in recent years. But it doesn’t have to be this way, as Wesley Kellow, operations manager at Burnley Leisure, which recently took on Towneley GC, details.

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Golf in Zanzibar: A review

Golf in Zanzibar: A review 1

🕔16:35, 9.Mar 2020

Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa, has one golf course. But that was sufficient for Sarah Forrest to visit the archipelago and discover that even here there is more than enough to satisfy the holiday golfer.

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Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club for the first time

Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club for the first time 0 Updated

🕔12:31, 9.Mar 2020

Following on from Toro’s success at The Drift Golf Club in Surrey, Toro arrives at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley-on-Thames, its sister club, for the first time.

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Product profile: The BTD-200 lightning warning system

Product profile: The BTD-200 lightning warning system 0

🕔13:27, 4.Mar 2020

The BTD-200 lightning warning system from meteorological equipment specialist Biral is a complete, ready-to-run, self-contained sensor that reliably detects the presence of all forms of lightning to an accurate range of 22 miles.

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Two golf clubs form corporate partnerships with two football clubs

Two golf clubs form corporate partnerships with two football clubs 1

🕔10:22, 4.Mar 2020

The golf clubs Trump Turnberry and The Shire London have both formed partnerships with football clubs – Glasgow Rangers and Brentford FC respectively.

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Study finds older people ‘live longer’ if they play golf

Study finds older people ‘live longer’ if they play golf 9

🕔08:33, 4.Mar 2020

A US study into mortality among the over 65s in the 1990s, which has just been published, has found participants tended to live longer if they played golf at least once a month.

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Bob Williams steps down as CEO of the GCMA

Bob Williams steps down as CEO of the GCMA 5

🕔06:20, 4.Mar 2020

The chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), Bob Williams, has announced he will step down this summer after more than seven years in the role.

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Another five golf courses are earmarked for closure in Scotland

Another five golf courses are earmarked for closure in Scotland 3

🕔22:12, 3.Mar 2020

For the second time in a few days, there are reports that a Scottish local authority wants to close down five of its golf courses.

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The K Club is sold for more than £55 million

The K Club is sold for more than £55 million 0

🕔19:38, 3.Mar 2020

The K Club in Ireland, host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has been bought reportedly for more than £55 million – the second purchase of a golf resort in the British Isles in the last few months.

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Scottish Golf launches new logo

Scottish Golf launches new logo 2

🕔13:29, 3.Mar 2020

The governing body for golf in Scotland has unveiled a new brand ‘to embrace the digital world’.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson

Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson 0

🕔15:37, 2.Mar 2020

Scott talks about improving the course’s drainage and therefore the greens, renovating the bunkers and trialling new grasses on a redundant green.

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Here are three trends from the last month that has got the golf industry talking

Here are three trends from the last month that has got the golf industry talking 2

🕔15:10, 28.Feb 2020

From one golf club offering membership for £1 to another announcing it wants to invest £30 million in itself, there was something for everyone in February.

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In their own words: Alexandra Armas

In their own words: Alexandra Armas 0

🕔16:10, 27.Feb 2020

In her first column for The Golf Business, the new chief executive of the Ladies European Tour (LET) looks ahead to 2020.

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Golf faces an important year to stop declining memberships

Golf faces an important year to stop declining memberships 0

🕔13:18, 25.Feb 2020

Golf memberships suffered a steep decline in England in 2019, while the rest of Europe was also widely affected, according to a report.

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Berkshire golf club to build hotel and health club

Berkshire golf club to build hotel and health club 2

🕔10:33, 25.Feb 2020

A golf club in Berkshire that was established in 1993 has applied for planning permission to build a hotel and health club, as part of a major project.

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Insolvency expert says some golf club committees need to be more professional

Insolvency expert says some golf club committees need to be more professional 9

🕔07:02, 25.Feb 2020

An insolvency expert that has dealt with two golf clubs that closed down in recent months has said committee members of some clubs need to be ‘more business-like about running costs’.

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Watford golf course hit by vandals in ‘disgusting’ attack

Watford golf course hit by vandals in ‘disgusting’ attack 0

🕔06:59, 25.Feb 2020

A nine-hole golf club north of London has had all its greens damaged by vandals. The attack was so severe that the club had to close for four days.

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Ladies European Tour backs decision to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy

Ladies European Tour backs decision to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy 1

🕔22:19, 24.Feb 2020

A decision to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy, a world-first for elite amateur golf, has been backed by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

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Brocket Hall sold days after receiving winding-up petition

Brocket Hall sold days after receiving winding-up petition 0

🕔13:13, 24.Feb 2020

Brocket Hall has been sold just two days after it entered administration.

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Meet the golf club manager: Simon Greatorex

Meet the golf club manager: Simon Greatorex 1

🕔06:23, 24.Feb 2020

The general manager of St Enodoc talks about managing a prestigious golf club, positive economic data coming out of Cornwall and his career from a promising golfer to a successful club manager.

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Legal advice for golf clubs: employment contracts

Legal advice for golf clubs: employment contracts 0 Updated

🕔15:29, 21.Feb 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the NGCAA details what is required to go into employment contracts and what is advisable.

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Appointment: Craig Waddell is the new director of golf at Dalmahoy

Appointment: Craig Waddell is the new director of golf at Dalmahoy 0

🕔12:51, 20.Feb 2020

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club on the outskirts of Edinburgh has appointed Craig Waddell as its new director of golf and leisure. 

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Golf in the gambling industry

Golf in the gambling industry 0

🕔12:48, 19.Feb 2020

Every year across the world avid sports fan wager almost half a billion dollars on the outcomes of their favourite sports – and a phenomenal amount of money is wagered on golf.

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