‘Do not rest on your laurels’

‘Do not rest on your laurels’ 0

🕔12:47, 8.May 2021

Participation had been falling for years prior to the pandemic, and it may do so again. Here, Sam Thompson takes us through research that details why there was a decline.

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Pesticide ban has resulted in ‘golf courses churned up by crane fly larvae’

Pesticide ban has resulted in ‘golf courses churned up by crane fly larvae’ 0

🕔08:02, 8.May 2021

Greenkeepers are struggling to cope with an infestation of crane fly larvae on golf courses, following a ban on pesticides, according to a report.

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What makes a standout changing room?

What makes a standout changing room? 0

🕔15:31, 6.May 2021

As changing rooms are reopening in most of the UK this month, they are likely to play a role in what will differentiate one golf club from another during this participation boom.

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Another golf club suffers arson attack

Another golf club suffers arson attack 0

🕔09:31, 6.May 2021

At least four UK golf clubs have suffered fires in the last two weeks – and all are believed to have been the work of arsonists.

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There were 60% more golf rounds in April 2021 than in April 2019

There were 60% more golf rounds in April 2021 than in April 2019 1

🕔07:27, 5.May 2021

New data on the number of tee times booked at British golf clubs in March and April reveals significant growth compared with April before the pandemic started.

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Two more golf clubs are sold

Two more golf clubs are sold 0

🕔07:24, 4.May 2021

Two major UK golf clubs have been sold in the last few days, meaning that four leading venues have been purchased in a little over a week.

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Historic golf club’s clubhouse destroyed by major fire

Historic golf club’s clubhouse destroyed by major fire 0

🕔11:38, 3.May 2021

A 117-year-old golf club’s clubhouse and much of its memorabilia have been destroyed in a major fire – the fourth devastating inferno to hit a UK golf club so far this year.

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Stoke Park’s owners ‘hoped to receive more than £100 million’

Stoke Park’s owners ‘hoped to receive more than £100 million’ 2

🕔16:11, 30.Apr 2021

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Resort, which Donald Trump was reportedly once interested in buying, has been sold to an Indian billionaire for £57 million.

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Here’s three golf industry trends from April 2021

Here’s three golf industry trends from April 2021 0

🕔11:55, 30.Apr 2021

April 2021 was dominated by the return of golf in most of the UK, and initial reports suggest the surge in demand to play the game has continued.

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American Golf buys first UK golf club

American Golf buys first UK golf club 6

🕔16:13, 29.Apr 2021

Europe’s largest golf retailer, American Golf, has purchased a golf club in Cheshire for £2.7 million.

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Council set to invest in golf clubs it was set to close last year

Council set to invest in golf clubs it was set to close last year 1

🕔10:06, 29.Apr 2021

A Scottish council that was earmarking five of its eight golf clubs for closure just 14 months ago is now set to invest in all of them following the surge in popularity of the game amid the pandemic.

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Yorkshire golf club goes electric for its course machinery

Yorkshire golf club goes electric for its course machinery 0

🕔09:47, 29.Apr 2021

Dore and Totley Golf Club is the first club in South Yorkshire to take delivery of Toro’s all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 greens mower.

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TGI Golf recognition for PGA trainees

TGI Golf recognition for PGA trainees 0

🕔09:43, 29.Apr 2021

The TGI Golf Partnership has honoured and rewarded the latest crop of PGA trainees.

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BRS Golf forms partnership with Golf Access

BRS Golf forms partnership with Golf Access 0

🕔09:30, 29.Apr 2021

Golf club technology provider, BRS Golf, has linked up with Golf Access – a unique golf format designed to provide an exciting pathway for beginners to the game.

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Two more golf clubs report antisocial behaviour

Two more golf clubs report antisocial behaviour 0

🕔07:32, 28.Apr 2021

Two golf clubs, one in Scotland and one in England, have contacted the police in the last few days due to antisocial behaviour such as the lighting of fires and destruction of property.

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A look at some of the clubs that have been investing

A look at some of the clubs that have been investing 0

🕔13:03, 27.Apr 2021

From a club rebranding to a driving range that has increased the number of professionals it employs, the growth in participation has given many golf clubs the confidence to invest in themselves.

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Irish golfers couldn’t play for 209 days

Irish golfers couldn’t play for 209 days 2

🕔07:29, 27.Apr 2021

Golf courses in the Republic of Ireland reopened this week – after being shut for 209 days out of the last just over 13 months.

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Golf club owner says he’s prepared to go to jail over business rates

Golf club owner says he’s prepared to go to jail over business rates 0

🕔07:04, 26.Apr 2021

The owner of a golf course venue in Coventry has said he is prepared to go to jail over the issue of the business rates he has to pay.

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‘The golf industry must adapt to the needs of these new members’

‘The golf industry must adapt to the needs of these new members’ 2

🕔08:20, 25.Apr 2021

Golf clubs must show flexibility and not assume the new participants will automatically keep playing at their venue, says an Irish golf club consultant.

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Why do different grass seeds produce different amounts of oxygen?

Why do different grass seeds produce different amounts of oxygen? 0

🕔12:35, 24.Apr 2021

Jayne Leyland details why different grass seeds used on UK golf courses produce different amounts of oxygen, and the impact this can have on your carbon footprint.

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US golfer leads fundraising drive for Uphall clubhouse

US golfer leads fundraising drive for Uphall clubhouse 0

🕔08:29, 24.Apr 2021

A teaching professional at a golf club in Texas is trying to raise thousands of dollars for a Scottish golf club which had its clubhouse destroyed by a fire earlier this year.

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‘We have never witnessed such a demand for golf,’ says municipal venue boss

‘We have never witnessed such a demand for golf,’ says municipal venue boss 4

🕔07:25, 23.Apr 2021

In a sign of just how popular golf currently is, a municipal golf course in Merseyside has reported that 2,500 people played at it in the first eight days after it reopened – an average of more than 310 golfers every day.

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Arsonists attack golf club less than a month after it reopened

Arsonists attack golf club less than a month after it reopened 1

🕔06:29, 22.Apr 2021

A Lancashire golf club’s clubhouse has been attacked by arsonists just a few days after it opened a refurbished balcony facility so that golfers could dine and drink outdoors.

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Club forms ‘staycation’ partnership with local hotels for 2021

Club forms ‘staycation’ partnership with local hotels for 2021 0

🕔07:11, 21.Apr 2021

A Yorkshire golf club has formed partnerships with local hotels as the demand for ‘staycation’ golf holidays is set to be strong this year.

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Municipal course caps membership numbers due to ‘unprecedented demand’

Municipal course caps membership numbers due to ‘unprecedented demand’ 3

🕔07:31, 20.Apr 2021

A leisure group that runs a municipal golf course in Scotland has capped the number of members the club has due to unprecedented demand in recent weeks.

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Golf club operator to invest in five venues

Golf club operator to invest in five venues 0

🕔07:55, 18.Apr 2021

An operator of six golf clubs in England has said it will invest, on average six figure amounts, in five of them due to the increased popularity of the game at the moment.

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Top golfers’ ‘mental health has deteriorated in the last decade’

Top golfers’ ‘mental health has deteriorated in the last decade’ 0

🕔07:48, 18.Apr 2021

Research into the mental health of leading golfers has found it is deteriorating because they are spending more time on the road.

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