Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride

Meet the golf club manager: Elaine McBride 10

🕔22:24, 9.Jun 2019

The general manager of The North Berwick GC talks about a career including the army and turning around a community golf club, the perception of golf within society and why she is a huge fan of NLP.

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Should your golf club streamline its committee?

Should your golf club streamline its committee? 5 Updated

🕔15:49, 7.Jun 2019

Experienced golf club manager Adrian Cooper argues that having boards with too many people on them holds many golf clubs back.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0 Updated

🕔10:55, 7.Jun 2019

The CEO of The PGA talks exclusively to The Golf Business about the crucial work PGA professionals are doing to introduce the game to children.

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Leading golf resort sees rapid rise in women members

Leading golf resort sees rapid rise in women members 0

🕔08:55, 7.Jun 2019

One of Europe’s leading golfing resorts is to host its first-ever women-only pro-am after seeing a rise in its female members by more than a third in the last 12 months.

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Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue

Another closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue 1

🕔05:30, 7.Jun 2019

One of two golf clubs in Lincolnshire that closed down last November could be revived as a nine-hole course.

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Nottinghamshire golf club is not in trouble despite press reports

Nottinghamshire golf club is not in trouble despite press reports 0

🕔17:05, 6.Jun 2019

The owner of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club has hit back at reports that the club is in financial trouble.

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Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player

Golfer avoids jail after throttling fellow player 0

🕔08:26, 5.Jun 2019

A golfer who throttled and later punched a fellow player who had criticised his etiquette because he didn’t shout ‘fore’ has avoided jail.

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Acclaimed golf architect Mark Parsinen passes away

Acclaimed golf architect Mark Parsinen passes away 7

🕔19:00, 4.Jun 2019

The co-designer of both Castle Stuart Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links, Mark Parsinen, has died, aged just 70, after suffering a stroke.

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Chesfield Downs becomes The Club Company’s 14th golf club

Chesfield Downs becomes The Club Company’s 14th golf club 0

🕔15:16, 4.Jun 2019

Chesfield Downs Golf and Country Club in Hertfordshire has been bought by The Club Company from Crown Golf.

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Historic golf club appoints first ever female captain

Historic golf club appoints first ever female captain 3

🕔09:37, 4.Jun 2019

Wenvoe Castle Golf Club in Wales has appointed a woman as its club captain for the first time in its 83-year history.

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Just 1.5% of American greenkeepers are women

Just 1.5% of American greenkeepers are women 0

🕔19:23, 3.Jun 2019

More female golf club managers, greenkeepers and course architects would drive greater profitability in the golf industry, says an expert on inclusion in business.

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‘Playing golf at night is so much fun’

‘Playing golf at night is so much fun’ 1

🕔15:54, 3.Jun 2019

The Ladies European Tour ran its first-ever night golf event last month, in which participants commented on how much fun it was. Golf clubs, meanwhile, are also tapping into this entertaining and different format.

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Meet the course manager: Phil Helmn MG

Meet the course manager: Phil Helmn MG 0 Updated

🕔13:33, 1.Jun 2019

We speak to Goodwood’s general manager of Sports Turf, Grounds & Gardens about maintaining a cricket pitch, an airfield and a horse racing track in addition to two 18-hole golf courses.

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How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup

How to win two tickets for the Solheim Cup 0

🕔12:01, 31.May 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, Scottish Golf has unveiled a ‘Club Ambassador Programme’ in a bid to help clubs in Scotland benefit from the tournament.

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Nigel Church retires from Ransomes Jacobsen 0

🕔05:40, 30.May 2019

After five decades in the greenkeeping industry, Nigel Church has retired from Ransomes Jacobsen. Here, former colleagues Ian Mitchell and Peter Driver look back on the career of an industry titan.

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18-hole venue that closed down could be resurrected as 9-hole facility

18-hole venue that closed down could be resurrected as 9-hole facility 2

🕔08:27, 29.May 2019

The venue of a Northern Irish golf course that closed down four years ago could be turned into a new golf facility in a sign of the strength of the golf industry in 2019.

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More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees

More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees 1

🕔16:38, 28.May 2019

For the first time ever, more than one in two golf clubs in England now offer nine-hole green fees, according to England Golf.

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This club has nearly 130 female members – and wants to grow this much further

This club has nearly 130 female members – and wants to grow this much further 1

🕔11:26, 28.May 2019

A club in Lancashire that already has well above the average number of female members for a UK golf club has signed up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter as part of a drive to go even further.

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Golf operator calls for volunteers to help people with dementia

Golf operator calls for volunteers to help people with dementia 0

🕔11:26, 28.May 2019

A ‘buddy scheme’ has been launched in Edinburgh to give people living with dementia a chance to get back on the fairways.

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Golf club offers free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45+

Golf club offers free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45+ 0

🕔11:24, 28.May 2019

A golf club in Wolverhampton has partnered with local businesses to offer free prostate cancer tests to any man aged 45 or older on June 14.

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How F&B in golf has changed in the last decade

How F&B in golf has changed in the last decade 0

🕔13:05, 27.May 2019

The average golf club’s F&B operation has changed significantly in the last 10 years. Here, Steven Brown, describes that transformation and explores what else the industry still needs to do to maximise profitability.

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The Belfry opts for environmentally-friendly heating solutions

The Belfry opts for environmentally-friendly heating solutions 0

🕔12:10, 27.May 2019

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has selected an environmentally-friendly heating solution from Viessmann to provide energy efficient hot water to its customers.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in May 2019

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in May 2019 0

🕔11:11, 27.May 2019

From errors on social media leading to golf clubs being vandalised to measures to boost junior participation bearing fruit, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir picks his three key trends of the last month. 

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Golf coach criticised for relaxed dress code rule

Golf coach criticised for relaxed dress code rule 12

🕔07:34, 21.May 2019

A golf coach has hit out at golf club officials who are ‘stuck in the 19th century’ after being criticised on social media for allowing his students to play in tracksuit bottoms and hoodies.

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Historic Scottish golf club closes down

Historic Scottish golf club closes down 9

🕔05:21, 21.May 2019

A 126-year-old golf club on the outskirts of Glasgow has closed down.

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Meet the golf club manager: Howard Craft

Meet the golf club manager: Howard Craft 0

🕔21:55, 20.May 2019

The club manager at Berkhamsted GC talks about the growing number of golf club managers in their 30s and the challenges involved in maintaining a full membership and an entrance fee in today’s climate.

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New golf project to be made available to PGA professionals

New golf project to be made available to PGA professionals 0

🕔12:56, 20.May 2019

A Golf Foundation coaching project that includes breathing techniques and delivered successful results for participants aged 11 to 16 is to be made available to PGA professionals.

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