In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay 0

🕔10:32, 1.Oct 2018

The chief executive of Scottish Golf details the state of funding of amateur golf in Scotland ahead of a key meeting about affiliation fees on October 4.

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SALTEX starts later this month

SALTEX starts later this month 0

🕔08:04, 1.Oct 2018

This year’s SALTEX event at The NEC will include, for the first time, an ‘Innovation Hub’, featuring the latest groundscare innovations from robotics to pesticide alternatives, plus an insight into research and trial work findings.

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John O’Gaunt Golf Club signs up to Reesink Turfcare for course maintenance needs

John O’Gaunt Golf Club signs up to Reesink Turfcare for course maintenance needs 0

🕔12:01, 30.Sep 2018

Celebrating the signing of its third five-year exclusivity agreement with Reesink Turfcare and Toro is John O’Gaunt Golf Club.

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Here are the top three things I learnt editing The Golf Business in the last month

Here are the top three things I learnt editing The Golf Business in the last month 0

🕔19:35, 29.Sep 2018

In his monthly round-up of industry trends, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at England Golf’s latest survey into membership numbers and asks if your local golf club would benefit from having more women’s lavatories.

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Tiger Woods’ astonishing victory comes amid major report on golf participation

Tiger Woods’ astonishing victory comes amid major report on golf participation 3

🕔08:51, 26.Sep 2018

Tiger Woods’ 80th PGA Tour title – and his first in more than five years – came on the same day that a report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that warns about the dangers of a decline in golf participation was published.

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Glasgow Golf Club will ‘bounce back’ following devastating fire

Glasgow Golf Club will ‘bounce back’ following devastating fire 0

🕔14:45, 25.Sep 2018

The general manager of Glasgow Golf Club has said the historic venue has “already started” bouncing back, after a huge fire damaged 80 per cent of its clubhouse.

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Meet the manager of the Ryder Cup venue

Meet the manager of the Ryder Cup venue 0 Updated

🕔15:13, 24.Sep 2018

Englishman Paul Armitage is the general manager of Le Golf National, the venue of the 2018 Ryder Cup. He talks about what hosting the event means for him, the club and the country.

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Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels

Interest in Ryder Cup has surged to huge levels 0

🕔15:00, 24.Sep 2018

The number of people interested in the Ryder Cup has surged by more than six million people over just the last four years.

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Nine in ten golf clubs near Carnoustie saw increased profits this summer

Nine in ten golf clubs near Carnoustie saw increased profits this summer 0

🕔13:35, 24.Sep 2018

A survey of 34 golf clubs and accommodation providers in the same council area as Carnoustie Golf Links has found that 89 per cent saw an upsurge in demand during the week of the Open in July.

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Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher

Meet the PGA pro: Alistair Welsher 0 Updated

🕔06:49, 23.Sep 2018

The professional at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon talks about winning the ‘TGI PING Custom Fitter of the Year’ award and the programmes he runs to introduce more members to the club.

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Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan

Meet the course manager: Overstone Park’s Lawrence Ryan 0 Updated

🕔17:23, 22.Sep 2018

At the end of last year the Northants club was sold, and the new owner has pledged to invest considerably into what is already a major golf resort. Here, Ryan talks about the forthcoming changes.

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Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times

Sponsored feature: An app to help you sell tee times 0 Updated

🕔11:58, 21.Sep 2018

Horsham Golf Club has installed a marketing app designed to increase visitors to the club and the amount they spend while there. And it’s working out incredibly well.

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36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million

36 hole golf club up for sale for £4.5 million 0

🕔15:05, 18.Sep 2018

A 36-hole Hampshire golf club situated in the New Forest National Park has been placed up for sale with a guide price of £4.5 million to £4.75 million.

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New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October

New Scottish Golf affiliation fee vote in October 0

🕔17:10, 17.Sep 2018

Scottish Golf has announced there will be a new vote on October 4 on raising the affiliation fee that all 170,000+ members of Scottish golf clubs pay it.

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East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75

East Midlands golf club to close as its membership drops to just 75 1

🕔12:08, 17.Sep 2018

An East Midlands golf club is to close down early next year amid rumours that it will be converted into housing, after its membership fell to just 75.

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Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club

Brocket Hall launches ‘exclusive’ golf club 2

🕔11:23, 17.Sep 2018

A leading facility featuring two high-end golf courses, which entered administration in 2015, has launched a new golf club.

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The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing?

The secret secretary: Is UKGCOA changing a good thing? 1 Updated

🕔17:06, 16.Sep 2018

I read with interest about the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) changing its name (to the UK Golf Federation) and purpose, but I fear this may be another nail in the coffin for some golf clubs.

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Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager

Sexual harassment – what you should know as a golf club manager 0

🕔15:35, 15.Sep 2018

This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) examines what legal issues golf club managers should be aware of when it comes to sexual harassment claims against members or staff. 

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The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort

The golf course: A history of St Mellion International Resort 0 Updated

🕔13:18, 15.Sep 2018

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Cornish club turned 30 this summer. We look back at three decades of a venue that has hosted the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Paul Casey.

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The transformation of Elgin Golf Club

The transformation of Elgin Golf Club 0

🕔06:50, 14.Sep 2018

The Scottish golf club’s behind-the-scenes changes have brought a new vibrancy and in turn attracted a younger and more diverse membership.

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The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise

The R&A changes its brand in order to modernise 2

🕔10:54, 12.Sep 2018

Golf’s governing body for most of the world, The R&A, has announced it is changing its brand identity and is investing £200 million in developing the game over the next decade. 

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Golf club membership has RISEN in England

Golf club membership has RISEN in England 6

🕔12:16, 11.Sep 2018

Golf club membership in England has experienced a shock and large rise in the last two years, according to the most comprehensive study of golf club trends in the UK.

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New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched

New ‘safeguarding children in golf’ accreditation to be launched 0

🕔17:32, 10.Sep 2018

A new ‘SafeGolf’ accreditation for UK golf clubs that meet high standards to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people is to be launched.

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Why we outsourced our successful catering operation

Why we outsourced our successful catering operation 0 Updated

🕔12:51, 9.Sep 2018

Why would a golf club with a seven figure food and beverage turnover end its in-house operation and contract it out to an external provider? Steven Brown reports.

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Golf’s modernised rules book is published

Golf’s modernised rules book is published 3

🕔14:29, 8.Sep 2018

The new Rules of Golf, which feature the most significant changes in more than 60 years, have been published by The R&A and the USGA.

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How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays

How golf clubs can tap into the rise of ‘staycation’ holidays 0 Updated

🕔12:14, 8.Sep 2018

As the rise in incoming tourism due to the weak pound has led to leisure operators snapping up golf clubs, one lodge provider is offering golf clubs the opportunity to bring in and keep this extra revenue for themselves.

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Club Systems to run 5 weeks of UK roadshows

Club Systems to run 5 weeks of UK roadshows 0

🕔11:50, 8.Sep 2018

The biggest IT specialist in the UK market, Club Systems International (CSI), will be running a five week roadshow at golf clubs throughout the UK during October and November.

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