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Industry celebrates Justin Rose

Industry celebrates Justin Rose 0

🕔10:13, 18.Jun 2013

The British golf industry has been celebrating the success of Justin Rose at the US Open after the world number three golfer became the first Englishman to win the major in 43 years. Rose has promoted junior golf and greenkeeping

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College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’

College pilots multi-sport ‘fusion x’ 0

🕔09:35, 10.May 2013

A college in Birmingham is pioneering a multi-sport National Lottery-funded project designed to get more children involved with their local golf clubs. Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham is the host of the pilot for ‘fusion x’, which offers 14-to-16-year-old

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Golf teaches kids with disabilities

Golf teaches kids with disabilities 0

🕔09:40, 17.Apr 2013

Several children from six special schools in Wirral have joined a community golf club thanks to an initiative funded by a charity. The 34 children, who all have disabilities, initially played on a three-hole course with pop-up trees and bunkers

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Child protection in golf website launched

Child protection in golf website launched 2

🕔12:16, 8.Mar 2013

A partnership of golf’s governing bodies has launched a website featuring Luke Donald to help golf clubs ensure that children are safe at their venues. Safeguarding Children in Golf (SCiG), which is made up of bodies including the European Tour,

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Grant to teach children with special needs

Grant to teach children with special needs 2

🕔11:48, 6.Mar 2013

A Welsh golf club has received a four-figure grant from a charity to help it teach golf to children with disabilities. Glyn Abbey Golf Club has been awarded £2,500 by the Golf Foundation’s ‘Golf Roots’ project, to help the club

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Golf more popular in schools than football

Golf more popular in schools than football 23 Updated

🕔05:13, 27.Feb 2013

Golf is now played at schools so much that it is on more English schools’ curriculums than football, according to new data. The junior golf charity, the Golf Foundation, has revealed that its 2013 ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme in schools

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Golf Power List: 10-1

Golf Power List: 10-1 0

🕔08:26, 26.Jul 2012

The criteria chosen is entirely the ‘power’ to affect golf venues’ decisions – especially when it comes to procurement and the tactics they use to increase participation in the game.

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Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award

Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award 1

🕔09:42, 20.Jul 2012

A man who teaches golf to disabled people, including wounded ex-soldiers, has won a national award. Craig Thomas, a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) professional at his own facility, The Golf Academy, in Wolverhampton, won the Toby Sunderland Award, which recognises

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Golf Power List: 20-11

Golf Power List: 20-11 0

🕔12:11, 19.Jul 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s Golf Power List 2012, 50-11 We list the 50 most powerful people in British golf today. Judging has been carried out by Emma Williams, Tania Longmire and Seamus Rotherick, following interviews with a number of

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Peter Alliss receives junior golf award

Peter Alliss receives junior golf award 1

🕔11:04, 18.Jul 2012

Colin Montgomerie has presented Peter Alliss with the ‘Spirit of Golf Award’ on the eve of the Open Championship. The award is handed out every year to somebody in recognition for the support he or she has given to junior

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500 junior clubs donated to the PGA

500 junior clubs donated to the PGA 0

🕔10:18, 17.Jul 2012

A golf equipment company has donated more than 500 golf clubs to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to help its members coach youngsters. The donation by Sigma Golf will be used all over the British Isles. “PGA professionals play a

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Junior-friendly club wins national award

Junior-friendly club wins national award 0

🕔11:58, 3.Jul 2012

A Surrey golf club that has introduced 2,000 children to golf over the last three years has been recognised in a non-golfing national awards ceremony. Addington Court Golf Club, on the outskirts of Croydon, has been named ‘School Links’ winner

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John Jermine: How the 2010 Ryder Cup helped golf clubs in Wales

John Jermine: How the 2010 Ryder Cup helped golf clubs in Wales 0

🕔17:18, 3.Jun 2012

The Welsh Assembly recognised the value of golf to Wales when, in 2000, it bid to host the 2010 Ryder Cup, the biggest event in world golf. Golfers are high value tourists who usually stay for several days and travel

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Monty rewards junior heroes

Monty rewards junior heroes 0 Updated

🕔05:09, 27.May 2012

Colin Montgomerie has taken time out from attending the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth to reward golfing enthusiasts who have gone the extra mile in introducing the game to children. Montgomerie, the only man to have ever won the event

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‘Big Swing’ breaks junior record

‘Big Swing’ breaks junior record 2

🕔10:34, 24.Apr 2012

The record for the number of children attending a golf event has been broken as 1,100 juniors have taken part in ‘The Big Swing’, an urban project designed to get schoolchildren to play golf. Supported by golf charity the Golf

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Monty criticises golf’s image

Monty criticises golf’s image 10

🕔07:47, 12.Apr 2012

Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has warned that golf venues are suffering from negative stereotypes about the game. The president of the junior golf charity, the Golf Foundation, was responding to a Sport England Active People survey that found

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GolfBIC conference calls for increased golf participation

GolfBIC conference calls for increased golf participation 2

🕔10:35, 11.Apr 2012

The captain of the 1979 and 1981 European Ryder Cup teams has called on the people who run British golf to inspire more people to take up the game. John Jacobs OBE was speaking at the inaugural Golf Business &

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Examples of innovative schemes to attract juniors to golf clubs

Examples of innovative schemes to attract juniors to golf clubs 1

🕔14:51, 18.Mar 2012

Throughout Britain, innovative schemes to get more juniors playing golf are encouraging an increasing number of children to try the game. In south west England for instance, League Two football team Torquay United Football Club has teamed up with Churston

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Club reaches out to deprived youngsters

Club reaches out to deprived youngsters 0

🕔17:25, 24.Jan 2012

A golf club in a deprived area is teaching local children how to play the game in an effort to engage them with the local community. Chris Schofield, PGA professional at West Bradford Golf Club, has given up his time

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Profile: clubgolf’s manager Jackie Davidson

Profile: clubgolf’s manager Jackie Davidson 0

🕔16:12, 8.Jan 2012

Golf is set to see its profile in Scotland rise still higher when the Ryder Cup comes to Gleneagles in 2014, but its influence will spread wider than the fans of the sport and the local businesses that will see

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Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference

Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference 2

🕔15:42, 8.Jan 2012

The 13th GCMA Conference at the Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire last month proved to be an opportunity for nearly 200 golf club managers to discuss, with themselves and other industry experts, ways their golf clubs can survive, grow

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Club uses former soldier to recruit juniors

Club uses former soldier to recruit juniors 0

🕔17:29, 7.Jan 2012

Test Valley Golf Club in Hampshire is using a former soldier who used to hit golf balls at burnt-out tanks in Iraq to recruit juniors to play at the club. John ‘Sid’ Trench, 54, a former Royal Artillery major, has

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Club profile: Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club

Club profile: Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club 1

🕔15:29, 1.Jan 2012

Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club is bucking the trend for falling memberships with members already enquiring about subs for next year. Yet the Durham club, which features an 18-hole course plus a driving range, faced closure last year. Its owner,

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Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC

Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC 0

🕔15:05, 5.Dec 2011

Solheim Cup winning captain Alison Nicholas MBE, and rising ladies’ European Tour star Felicity Johnson, have been teaching youngsters at Hagley Golf & Country Club in the West Midlands. The two golfers are ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ ambassadors for the charity, the Golf Foundation.

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How the Ryder Cup helped many Welsh clubs

How the Ryder Cup helped many Welsh clubs 0

🕔15:09, 27.Nov 2011

As with the Open, last year’s Ryder Cup helped golf clubs based in the host club’s region in many ways, largely thanks to the increased exposure to golf the tournament brings. But there is something special about the Ryder Cup

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Golf charity awarded £5k by PGA members

Golf charity awarded £5k by PGA members 0

🕔16:04, 17.Nov 2011

Golf charity the Golf Foundation has received a £5,000 cheque from The Golf Show exhibition. The donation was made by show organisers the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Foremost Golf and the TGI Golf Partnership. Organisers presented national development manager for

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Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer

Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer 0

🕔16:17, 1.Nov 2011

The junior golf charity the Golf Foundation has appointed Jason Sorrell as a new Regional Development Officer (RDO) to the West Midlands. Jason has joined a team of seven RDOs who deliver ‘HSBC Golf Roots’. This initiative promotes golf in schools,

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