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Alistair Dunsmuir: Why the De Vere Club is the future of golf 1

🕔10:01, 5.Apr 2013

These days it’s rare for a week to go by without me coming across a story that exemplifies the sign of the times: something that simply wouldn’t have happened before the triple whammy of the over-supply of golf courses in

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The Belfry joins reciprocal scheme

The Belfry joins reciprocal scheme 0

🕔10:08, 4.Apr 2013

One of the world’s most famous golf clubs has joined a reciprocal and flexible membership programme with other clubs to attract new revenue. The Belfry, which has hosted the Ryder Cup four times, has joined the De Vere Club, in

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New golf director at The Belfry

New golf director at The Belfry 1

🕔12:06, 5.Mar 2013

World-famous golf resort The Belfry has recruited industry veteran Ian Knox as its new director of golf, following the departure of previous post holder Gary Silcock. Knox joins the four-time Ryder Cup hosting club with over 20 years’ experience in

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Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional

Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional 0

🕔13:12, 15.Oct 2012

Earlier this year the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) produced a PGA ‘Role Descriptors’ document identifying typical aspects and responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with a number of roles that PGA professionals carry out. The descriptors are designed as a guide to assist

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Seve Day scores ‘were genuine’

Seve Day scores ‘were genuine’ 7

🕔15:49, 18.Sep 2012

Organisers of a cancer charity golf tournament in honour of Seve Ballesteros have stated that the current top 72 winning scores are all genuine, after one competitor was disqualified and others have been accused of being ‘cheats’ and ‘bandits’. ‘Seve

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The Belfry is back with De Vere

The Belfry is back with De Vere 0

🕔16:08, 6.Aug 2012

After several months on the market, one of the world’s most famous golf venues has been sold to a US investor which has appointed the club’s former management company to run the facility. The Belfry, which has hosted the Ryder

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Alliss and Lyle join Hall of Fame

Alliss and Lyle join Hall of Fame 2

🕔09:13, 7.May 2012

The golf commentator, Peter Alliss, who has designed several British golf courses, and former Masters champion, Sandy Lyle, have been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in Florida. The accolade, which celebrates people who have contributed towards the

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Forest Pines named as ‘favourite course to play’

Forest Pines named as ‘favourite course to play’ 1

🕔12:06, 18.Mar 2012

Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort has been named the ‘Favourite Course to Play’ at this year’s annual 59Club Awards. The awards recognised and rewarded ‘service excellence’ within golf throughout 2011. All venues within the 59Club scheme are subjected to

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STRI: Greens cut at 4mm can run faster than those at 3mm

STRI: Greens cut at 4mm can run faster than those at 3mm 0

🕔12:51, 8.Jan 2012

The pursuit of speed puts the single greatest pressure on greenkeepers to enhance the performance of greens. Greenkeepers need to look for new techniques to sustainably manage faster surfaces more effectively, as well as focussing on the quality of ball

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The Belfry loses its course manager

The Belfry loses its course manager 1

🕔17:46, 5.Jan 2012

The Belfry, which last month was put up for sale amid reports of huge debts, has lost its second major employee in the space of a few weeks. Kenny Mackay, one of the UK’s most prominent course managers who has

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How GPS is securing buggies

How GPS is securing buggies 0

🕔17:10, 4.Jan 2012

The theft of golf cars from clubs is an all too common occurrence. Whether it is for high jinks – such as Welsh rugby star Andy Powell’s drunken escapade along the hard shoulder of the M4 motorway in 2010, for

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The fall and rise of Alnwick Golf Club

The fall and rise of Alnwick Golf Club 0

🕔12:24, 27.Dec 2011

According to figures presented at the English Golf Union’s (EGU) spring roadshows, 50 per cent of UK golf clubs saw a notable reduction in membership in 2009, with 19 English clubs going into administration, and waiting lists largely disappearing across

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The Belfry is put up for sale

The Belfry is put up for sale 0

🕔08:52, 26.Dec 2011

The ‘spiritual home’ of the Ryder Cup and the headquarters of the UK’s Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), The Belfry, has been put up for sale after its owner suffered major financial problems. The world-famous Warwickshire golf club and hotel, which

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The boom in online tee times

The boom in online tee times 12

🕔14:37, 24.Dec 2011

For years now, the notion of golf clubs providing their members and visitors with the prospect of booking their tee times online has been a topic bubbling away under managers’ and members’ surfaces. And then last November the issue jumped

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The top Twitter golf accounts

The top Twitter golf accounts 0

🕔11:57, 14.Dec 2011

From Celtic Manor to Luke Donald, Iain Carter to England Golf, Ryder Cup to Callaway Golf, we look at the definitive list of the best golf Twitter accounts to follow: Media Iain Carter, BBC Golf Correspondent @iaincartergolf Alistair Dunsmuir, Golf Club

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Belfry pro switches to St Andrews

Belfry pro switches to St Andrews 0

🕔11:45, 7.Dec 2011

Golf teaching professional Blair Cross has joined the team of instructors at St Andrews Links Golf Academy. He moves to the Home of Golf from The Belfry. Blair, 26, underwent his PGA training at the renowned Ryder Cup venue and was

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Person profile: Kyle Phillpots

Person profile: Kyle Phillpots 0

🕔15:57, 1.Dec 2011

‘Director of Education & Career Development’ is a bit of a mouthful – but when I talked to Kyle Phillpots, I appreciated how wide the scope of his involvement is within the PGA. Nonetheless, it did come as a bit

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More than 500 UK golf clubs are on Twitter

More than 500 UK golf clubs are on Twitter 1

🕔12:12, 1.Oct 2011

Two lists have been set up detailing all of the UK golf clubs that have Twitter accounts. As of late February 2012, it features more than 500 venues, including many of the biggest in golf, such as Celtic Manor, St

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