Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge

Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge 0 Updated

🕔07:46, 10.Apr 2021

One of the longest-standing members of one of the oldest golf clubs in the world has called for it to create new staff roles due to a membership surge in recent months.

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‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’

‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’ 2

🕔07:05, 9.Apr 2021

Greenkeepers at a prestigious Surrey golf club had to wake up teenagers who were camping in a tent in one of the bunkers over the Easter holidays – and were met with abuse.

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Meet the pro who teaches golf to blind people

Meet the pro who teaches golf to blind people 0

🕔12:10, 8.Apr 2021

Anders Mankert has been teaching – for free – blind golfers now for a quarter of a century, and some have gone on to excel at the game.

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Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week

Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week 0

🕔11:09, 8.Apr 2021

New data from Barclaycard shows that spending on golf soared in the week English golf courses were allowed to reopen following three months of lockdown.

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‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’

‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’ 0

🕔07:48, 7.Apr 2021

Several golf clubs have reported huge participation rates in the last few days, as many golf clubs have reopened following lockdowns amid dry and sunny weather.

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Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week

Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week 0

🕔07:19, 6.Apr 2021

There have been an unusually high number of new appointments in golf clubs and the golf industry in general in the last few days, here are some of the most high profile of them.

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No, golf courses are not bad for the environment

No, golf courses are not bad for the environment 1

🕔07:09, 5.Apr 2021

There is a media narrative that golf courses are bad for the environment. However, research is finding that that not only is not true, but golf courses now play a pivotal role in how green a local area is.

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Demand for early evening tee times is soaring

Demand for early evening tee times is soaring 2

🕔07:14, 4.Apr 2021

The demand for ‘twilight golf’ in April has soared according to a report in The Telegraph.

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Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage

Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage 0

🕔07:57, 3.Apr 2021

An English golf club has delayed the day it will reopen by at least a week to clear up the damage caused by members of the public who used it during the lockdown.

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‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens

‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens 3

🕔07:45, 2.Apr 2021

A golf club that experienced vandalism when a quad bike drove across it in March has now revealed that the vehicle probably had a spray unit attached to cause even more damage to the surface.

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‘We are full from the first tee to the last’

‘We are full from the first tee to the last’ 1

🕔12:04, 1.Apr 2021

Several English golf clubs have reported that their first few days back has resulted in huge participation.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March

Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March 0

🕔15:26, 31.Mar 2021

With golf courses reopening in England to unprecedented demand, we look at the top three trends in the golf industry in March.

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‘A fifth of our membership played today’

‘A fifth of our membership played today’ 3

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2021

The manager of a golf club in Kent said about 100 members played on March 29, as it reopened following nearly three months of closure.

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Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened

Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened 0

🕔17:49, 29.Mar 2021

A member of staff at a golf club in Oxford tested positive for Covid-19 just 24 hours before the course reopened following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen

Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen 7

🕔11:50, 29.Mar 2021

A golf club in Norwich has been unable to reopen because thugs vandalised five of its greens, making them unplayable, just hours before golf was due to resume there.

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‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’

‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’ 1

🕔07:21, 29.Mar 2021

Police in Scotland have said teenage arsonists have been starting fires in the grounds of a golf club.

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This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29

This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29 4

🕔07:09, 27.Mar 2021

A golf club in Derbyshire has said the demand for its venue is so strong that it will open as soon as it is allowed to on March 29 – at one minute past midnight.

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Meet the head of golf: Andrew Jowett

Meet the head of golf: Andrew Jowett 2

🕔12:19, 26.Mar 2021

The new head of golf at Gleneagles talks about future plans at ‘The Glorious Playground’ and how the business has supported staff and customers during the pandemic.

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‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again

‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again 2

🕔07:54, 26.Mar 2021

Greenkeepers at a Kent golf club that has seen a spate of vandalism activity in recent months have found buggies abandoned on the course again.

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Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge

Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge 0

🕔15:09, 25.Mar 2021

A Scottish golf club which has seen a surge in rounds played in the last year has taken ownership over the running of it from a Community Trust. 

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Preparing for the surge

Preparing for the surge 0

🕔10:24, 25.Mar 2021

With golf participation expected to be very high for the coming season, some venues have taken the opportunity of recent lockdowns to fast track major course renovation projects.

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‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’

‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’ 0

🕔07:07, 24.Mar 2021

A number of English golf clubs have detailed how excited they are about the return of golf next week, following an absence that’s lasted nearly three months.

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Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range

Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range 2

🕔07:19, 23.Mar 2021

Work has begun on a quarter of a million pounds golf driving range at a municipal golf club, which should capitalise on the current demand to play the game.

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North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge

North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge 6

🕔07:12, 22.Mar 2021

A municipal golf club in North London has been told it will not reopen on March 29 due to losses over recent years – even though there is currently huge demand to play the game.

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Comment: Handicaps for non-members of golf clubs

Comment: Handicaps for non-members of golf clubs 8

🕔08:07, 21.Mar 2021

Chris Gray, general manager at Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure, argues that the plan to create handicaps for ’nomads’ risks repeating trends from the 1990s, which led to a decline in golf club memberships.

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The Secret Secretary: Managing during the pandemic

The Secret Secretary: Managing during the pandemic 0

🕔13:15, 20.Mar 2021

An anonymous golf club manager talks about his perception of golf club management during the pandemic.

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Grow your club’s membership by providing flexible payment options

Grow your club’s membership by providing flexible payment options 2

🕔12:25, 19.Mar 2021

With a surge in golf participation expected shortly, Fairway Credit operates a solution that enables members to apply directly for finance which does not require the club to obtain credit broking authorisation.

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