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Volunteering at The Scottish Open

Volunteering at The Scottish Open

Volunteering at The Scottish Open 0

🕔16:27, 8.Jun 2018

Next month Gullane GC is hosting two top competitions, including The Scottish Open. It’s thought about 850 will volunteer to help. The Golf Business speaks to the club about what this process entails.

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A large number of clubhouse refurb projects are taking place at the moment

A large number of clubhouse refurb projects are taking place at the moment 5 Updated

🕔08:05, 7.Jun 2018

An unusually large number of high profile clubhouse refurbishment projects have been taking place in the last few weeks.

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This is how one golf club is celebrating Pride

This is how one golf club is celebrating Pride 0

🕔11:22, 5.Jun 2018

Oxford Golf Club has backed the Oxford Pride festival – a celebration of Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ community – by placing a rainbow-themed flag in every hole on its course.

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Stunning lodge for golf clubs launched

Stunning lodge for golf clubs launched 1

🕔08:59, 5.Jun 2018

A major manufacturer of holiday homes in the UK has launched a lodge designed for golf clubs to sell or rent out. The stunning building is LABC approved. 

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔08:07, 5.Jun 2018

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association explains why PGA members play such a pivotal role in the health of a golf club.

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Golf is being used to help people with autism

Golf is being used to help people with autism 1

🕔12:14, 4.Jun 2018

A charity set up by golfing legend Ernie Els to help people with autism is making it easier for people on the spectrum to play the game in Jersey.

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Thousands of golfers sign up for prostate cancer ‘drive’

Thousands of golfers sign up for prostate cancer ‘drive’ 1

🕔07:39, 4.Jun 2018

Prostate Cancer UK’s 2018 golfing charity competition, HowDoWeBEATIt, has already raised £30,000 as 4,300 members of golf clubs have signed up to it.

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Golf’s governing bodies to help clubs be more environmentally friendly

Golf’s governing bodies to help clubs be more environmentally friendly 0

🕔11:16, 2.Jun 2018

A number of organisations including The R&A and England Golf are to work closely with the GEO Foundation to help golf clubs be more environmentally friendly.

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A bumper year for women’s golf

A bumper year for women’s golf 0

🕔09:22, 1.Jun 2018

Despite their enormous financial potential, women remain under-represented in UK golf clubs. This week saw Women’s Golf Day, and we look to see what golf’s governing bodies are offering female golfers for the rest of 2018. 

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Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth

Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth 0

🕔11:44, 31.May 2018

The rise in thefts of batteries from golf buggies have been linked to the production of class A drugs, according to a police inspector.

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Large jump in number of nine-hole golfers

Large jump in number of nine-hole golfers 4

🕔20:43, 30.May 2018

All four home golf unions have reported significant rises in the number of people who have been playing nine-holes of golf in the last couple of years.

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Surprising rise in female golfers in Ireland

Surprising rise in female golfers in Ireland 0

🕔12:47, 30.May 2018

Golf clubs in both Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland have reported significant growth in the number of women who have been playing the game in the last couple of years.

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A ‘women’s charter’ to change the way golf is run has been launched

A ‘women’s charter’ to change the way golf is run has been launched 4

🕔10:58, 29.May 2018

The R&A has unveiled a ‘Women in Golf Charter’ to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. 

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In their own words: Wales Golf CEO Richard Dixon

In their own words: Wales Golf CEO Richard Dixon 0

🕔14:09, 28.May 2018

The chief executive of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, writes exclusively for The Golf Business about the work his organisation is doing to encourage more women and girls into the game. 

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Meet the golf course manager: Kristian Summerfield

Meet the golf course manager: Kristian Summerfield 0

🕔21:24, 27.May 2018

Yelverton Golf Club in Devon’s course manager explains how his team maintains a moorland course designed by the legendary Herbert Fowler, which sometimes suffers from 2,400mm of rainfall per year.

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Open Solutions unveils grand offer for golf clubs

Open Solutions unveils grand offer for golf clubs 0

🕔22:42, 26.May 2018

IT supplier to the golf industry Open Solutions has launched an offer for golf clubs in which they will receive a £1,000 discount if they upgrade to a fully integrated golf club management system.

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Here’s 3 things we learnt about the golf industry in May

Here’s 3 things we learnt about the golf industry in May 0

🕔16:50, 25.May 2018

The golf industry’s trend towards nine-hole golf, lodges and programmes to get more women playing golf became apparent in May, according to The Golf Business editor, Alistair Dunsmuir.

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Grandfather recounts amazing story of how his life was saved on the golf course

Grandfather recounts amazing story of how his life was saved on the golf course 0

🕔16:03, 23.May 2018

A 77-year-old man who suffered a heart attack on a Dorset golf course has detailed how his life was miraculously saved.

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PGA to launch #WeLoveGolf to attract more women to the game

PGA to launch #WeLoveGolf to attract more women to the game 5

🕔11:28, 22.May 2018

The Professional Golfers’ Association is launching a huge new PR campaign aimed at encouraging more women and girls to play golf.  

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European Tour to offer GolfSixes to golf club members

European Tour to offer GolfSixes to golf club members 0 Updated

🕔08:43, 21.May 2018

The European Tour has agreed to work with England Golf and will engage members of more than 1,900 golf clubs through GolfSixes, the innovative short form of the game.

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Golf club profile: Ingrebourne Links Golf & Country Club

Golf club profile: Ingrebourne Links Golf & Country Club 0 Updated

🕔10:47, 19.May 2018

Using soil excavated for a major London rail project, this spectacular golf club opened last summer and already has 1,400 members.

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15-year legal battle over Scottish golf course ownership ends

15-year legal battle over Scottish golf course ownership ends 0

🕔12:22, 18.May 2018

An incredibly complicated legal battle that started more than 15 years ago surrounding the ownership of Letham Grange Golf Club in Scotland has finally come to an end.

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Meet the PGA pro: Oliver Hunt

Meet the PGA pro: Oliver Hunt 0

🕔10:19, 18.May 2018

Oliver is the head professional at Headingley GC in Leeds and has just been crowned Partner of the Year at the TGI Golf Awards. He talks about the award and how he has increased profits via the club’s golf shop.

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Video: The amazing way Aldeburgh showcases its signature hole

Video: The amazing way Aldeburgh showcases its signature hole 0 Updated

🕔08:36, 18.May 2018

Aldeburgh Golf Club in Suffolk has commissioned a company that provides aerial flyovers of golf holes to market its spectacular 4th hole.

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Should golf clubs look more to technology to grow their memberships?

Should golf clubs look more to technology to grow their memberships? 0 Updated

🕔22:16, 17.May 2018

Is added value and innovation needed at your club? How do you decide?

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Golf club ‘could close down’ if it doesn’t build holiday homes

Golf club ‘could close down’ if it doesn’t build holiday homes 0

🕔11:38, 17.May 2018

An Essex golf club has become the latest in the UK to warn that it could close unless it builds apartments to provide an additional revenue stream.

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Police called to golf club over slow play brawl

Police called to golf club over slow play brawl 1

🕔10:03, 16.May 2018

A brawl allegedly involving eight men broke out at a golf club last month over slow play – and even resulted in the police driving on buggies to the fourth hole to break it up.

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