Club history: Littlestone Golf Club

Club history: Littlestone Golf Club 0 Updated

🕔19:39, 13.Oct 2018

The Kent venue was designed by a mixture of Alister MacKenzie, James Braid and William Laidlaw Purves, and was the host of the first ever Ladies’ Championship in 1894.

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Nine golf clubs close as Mack Golf ceases trading

Nine golf clubs close as Mack Golf ceases trading 5

🕔13:34, 7.Oct 2018

One of the UK’s biggest golf operators, Mack Golf, has stopped trading with immediate effect, resulting in the closure of nine golf venues.

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Grants offered to smaller golf clubs to prepare for new handicapping system

Grants offered to smaller golf clubs to prepare for new handicapping system 0

🕔12:47, 6.Oct 2018

Smaller golf clubs in England can apply for grants to help them prepare for the new World Handicap System (WHS), it has been announced.

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Owner of multi-million pound golf club to be questioned by detectives

Owner of multi-million pound golf club to be questioned by detectives 1

🕔11:41, 6.Oct 2018

A woman who owns an ‘upmarket golf club’ in south-east England is to be questioned by detectives about her purchase of the facility, according to The Times newspaper.

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Scottish Golf votes to approve fee increase

Scottish Golf votes to approve fee increase 5

🕔10:50, 6.Oct 2018

Scottish Golf has voted to increase the affiliation fee all members of Scottish golf clubs over the age of 18 with playing rights pay it from £11.25 to £14.50.

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In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley

In their own words: European Tour CEO Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:28, 6.Oct 2018

The European Tour CEO talks about the ‘Made in Denmark’ golf event, which has been praised for its innovative ideas, including a tee box that is inside the hospitality tent on the 15th hole.

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Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events

Clubs geared up for lucrative Halloween and Bonfire Night events 0

🕔21:13, 5.Oct 2018

Many golf clubs will be treating both Halloween and Bonfire Night as an opportunity to bring new visitors to their facilities.

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The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for

The Rules of Golf: What committees should now prepare for 0

🕔16:03, 5.Oct 2018

Shona McRae, Assistant Director – Rules, The R&A, details some of the key issues for golf club committees to consider before the new Rules of Golf – said to be the biggest set of changes in a generation – come into effect.

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Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt

Meet the director of golf: Chris Fitt 0

🕔12:14, 5.Oct 2018

The director of golf at Foxhills in Surrey talks about an incredibly varied golfing career despite only being 30. Plus how the club has achieved a large membership and the measures it’s introduced to attract more people to the game.

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A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs

A round-up of additional revenue streams open to golf clubs 0

🕔16:55, 4.Oct 2018

Today, most golf clubs need more than just the offer of 18-hole golf in order to break even or make a profit. Here, Jon Dawson summarises the most successful measures clubs have introduced to boost their cashflows.

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Dundonald Links seeks an investor

Dundonald Links seeks an investor 0

🕔13:21, 1.Oct 2018

Dundonald Links in Scotland, which is owned by Loch Lomond Golf Club, has said it is seeking an investment partner to acquire a substantial interest in the venue to fund a development.

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Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot

Golf club at centre of storm over birds being shot 2

🕔12:13, 1.Oct 2018

A golf club in Liverpool has faced a local backlash following claims that it has been shooting Canada geese as they fly over the course.

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How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball?

How liable is a golf club when someone is hit in the face by a ball? 2

🕔12:11, 1.Oct 2018

This article was published in 2012 after a golfer lost an eye after being struck by a ball. We have republished it due to a similar incident at the 2018 Ryder Cup – and included links of legal cases since then when stray balls have hit people.

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Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course

Father and son honoured for saving Olympic boxer’s life on golf course 0

🕔10:39, 1.Oct 2018

A father and son who successfully saved the life of a former Olympic boxer during a round of golf have won a St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes award.

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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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