HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

HowDidiDo raises £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK 0

🕔12:05, 13.Nov 2019

Hampshire’s Ryan Reece showed how to beat the opposition when he emerged victorious from more than 4,000 golfers to win HowDidiDo’s 2019 How Do We Beat It competition, which raised £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

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The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area?

The rules of golf: What constitutes a teeing area? 0

🕔12:01, 13.Nov 2019

Shona McRae, The R&A’s Assistant Rules Director, details what a teeing area constitutes and advises on the location of tee-markers.

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Golf club bought for more than £40 million

Golf club bought for more than £40 million 0

🕔12:27, 6.Nov 2019

A Canadian hotel operator has bought an Irish golf club for about £43 million in what is one of the biggest golf transactions for several years.

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New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched

New governance guide for UK golf clubs launched 2

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2019

A new governance guide for UK golf clubs has been issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game.

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‘Last men-only UK golf club to admit women’

‘Last men-only UK golf club to admit women’ 1

🕔09:20, 6.Nov 2019

One of the oldest golf clubs in the world has announced it is to end its male-only membership policy and will allow female members for the first time in 232 years.

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PGA TOUR and Scottish Golf both launch partnerships with holiday firms

PGA TOUR and Scottish Golf both launch partnerships with holiday firms 0

🕔21:56, 5.Nov 2019

The PGA TOUR has formed a partnership with Golfbreaks on the same day that Scottish Golf has entered into an agreement with Golf Holidays Direct.

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TGI Golf and the UK Golf Federation join forces

TGI Golf and the UK Golf Federation join forces 0

🕔16:28, 5.Nov 2019

The UK Golf Federation has announced that TGI Golf will become the body’s official retail partner in an arrangement that will give its members access to the group’s full suite of benefits.

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Eagle revises and updates its golf club diary template

Eagle revises and updates its golf club diary template 0

🕔14:55, 4.Nov 2019

It is that time of year for many clubs when the fixture and events diary will go into production.

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Meet the golf course manager: Dan Harding

Meet the golf course manager: Dan Harding 0

🕔08:31, 4.Nov 2019

The course manager at Old Thorns in Hampshire talks about maintaining a venue designed for 7,000 rounds a year but has 35,000 and the extensive bunker renovation project his team undertook.

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Here’s our top three tips from stories in the last month to help golf clubs grow

Here’s our top three tips from stories in the last month to help golf clubs grow 2

🕔12:39, 1.Nov 2019

October was a traumatic month for the industry with a number of course closures, but there were also several good news stories to encourage clubs to grow in the next decade.

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Historic Scottish golf club ‘saved at the 11th hour’

Historic Scottish golf club ‘saved at the 11th hour’ 1

🕔10:05, 30.Oct 2019

A 118-year-old Scottish golf club which closed down in early October has been saved.

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Another golf course suffers ‘the worst vandalism we’ve seen’

Another golf course suffers ‘the worst vandalism we’ve seen’ 1

🕔08:23, 30.Oct 2019

Vandals have ‘walked a considerable distance’ to dig up greens at Willingdon Golf Club in Sussex in what has been described as an ‘extreme’ and ‘premeditated’ attack.

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New golf courses: Dumbarnie Links to open for play in May 2020

New golf courses: Dumbarnie Links to open for play in May 2020 5

🕔06:29, 30.Oct 2019

Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course, crafted by former Ryder Cup player Clive Clark, is expected to open for play on May 16, 2020.

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Henrik Stenson opens Österåker GC in Sweden

Henrik Stenson opens Österåker GC in Sweden 0

🕔04:35, 30.Oct 2019

The former Open champion, Henrik Stenson, has opened the gates of Österåker Golf Club in Sweden, the first Henrik Stenson Golf Design (HSGD) project.

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Suffolk golf club sees 25% increase in bird species

Suffolk golf club sees 25% increase in bird species 1

🕔20:14, 29.Oct 2019

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa in Suffolk has seen a nearly 25 per cent rise in bird species that live at the venue in just eight years, according to a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) survey.

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Arscott Golf Club awarded both GolfMark and SafeGolf recognition

Arscott Golf Club awarded both GolfMark and SafeGolf recognition 0

🕔17:17, 29.Oct 2019

A Shropshire golf club that changed its management structure last year ago has received GolfMark and SafeGolf awards from England Golf.

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Royal Mid-Surrey has now partnered with 33 international golf clubs

Royal Mid-Surrey has now partnered with 33 international golf clubs 0

🕔13:09, 29.Oct 2019

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club has added its 33rd golf club in 15 countries to its list of clubs that it shares reciprocal playing arrangements for members with.

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Meet the PGA professional: Carl Bianco

Meet the PGA professional: Carl Bianco 0

🕔11:43, 28.Oct 2019

The head pro at Woking Golf Club in Surrey for the last 20 years talks about the challenges involved in managing a successful shop while also teaching the game and the technology he utilises.

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Northumberland golf club set for multi-million pound improvement

Northumberland golf club set for multi-million pound improvement 0

🕔12:07, 22.Oct 2019

A Northumberland golf club is set to undertake a major redevelopment project that will see the creation of 50 jobs.

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Four more golf clubs close down

Four more golf clubs close down 17

🕔11:09, 22.Oct 2019

Four golf clubs have announced they have closed or are going to close down in the last few days – meaning that at least eight have gone under in the last month.

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Meet the golf club manager: Nick Hughes

Meet the golf club manager: Nick Hughes 6

🕔08:11, 22.Oct 2019

The general manager of Cranleigh Golf & Country Club talks about the challenges involved in managing a club where golf is just one of the many health provisions on offer and why membership has grown significantly.

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In their own words: Richard Dixon

In their own words: Richard Dixon 1

🕔06:24, 22.Oct 2019

The CEO of Wales Golf talks about the potential for growth of women’s participation following the news that the AIG Women’s British Open will be held in Wales for the first time.

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Golf club and airport oppose solar farm plan due to glare from the panels

Golf club and airport oppose solar farm plan due to glare from the panels 2

🕔18:10, 21.Oct 2019

The host of this year’s Irish Open is opposing a planning application for a nearby solar farm because the glare from the panels could adversely affect golfers.

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Can a suspension pending a disciplinary investigation and hearing amount to a breach of contract?

Can a suspension pending a disciplinary investigation and hearing amount to a breach of contract? 0

🕔16:34, 17.Oct 2019

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details that suspensions of members or employees must only be carried out when there is proper cause to do so.

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How to improve your mental golf game

How to improve your mental golf game 0

🕔16:28, 17.Oct 2019

Having proficient mental skills can lead to improvement in golf. Helena Bailey, a professional golf performance coach, shares her tips on improving your mental game.

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More than seven out of ten major winners have been older than 30

More than seven out of ten major winners have been older than 30 1

🕔13:42, 17.Oct 2019

A study on which sports allow players to enjoy more success later in their careers has found that elite level golfers enjoy greater longevity than practically any other sport can offer.

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‘Some Scottish Golf clubs are considering joining England Golf’

‘Some Scottish Golf clubs are considering joining England Golf’ 0

🕔11:32, 16.Oct 2019

A Scottish newspaper has stated that it has been claimed that some golf clubs affiliated to Scottish Golf are ‘looking into the possibility of joining England Golf’ due to a disagreement about handicapping software.

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