New participation figures show record-breaking drop followed by extraordinary rise

New participation figures show record-breaking drop followed by extraordinary rise 0

🕔07:12, 11.Aug 2020

New figures that compare the number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the second quarter of 2020 with 2019 suggest there has been record-breaking growth – even though, paradoxically, they actually show the biggest fall ever.

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Clubs are reintroducing waiting lists due to strong demand

Clubs are reintroducing waiting lists due to strong demand 0

🕔06:58, 10.Aug 2020

Two more golf clubs, one of which nearly closed down recently, have reported that they have been ‘inundated’ with new members since the venues reopened.

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The Covid-friendly ‘menu app’ that Pine Ridge GC is using

The Covid-friendly ‘menu app’ that Pine Ridge GC is using 1

🕔11:27, 9.Aug 2020

Pine Ridge Golf Club has introduced a system where golfers can order food at the tap of a button while on the course or driving range – and it’s proving to be particularly popular because of social distancing.

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World Handicap System: Your questions answered

World Handicap System: Your questions answered 5

🕔07:14, 9.Aug 2020

A number of golf club managers have sent in questions to us about the new World Handicap System – and here to answer them is Gemma Hunter, head of Handicapping & Course Rating for England Golf.

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How to make waste management cost savings at your golf club

How to make waste management cost savings at your golf club 0

🕔12:27, 8.Aug 2020

Gordon Campbell explains that waste management is a surprisingly simple way for clubs to make serious financial savings.

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Catriona Matthew story ‘reinforces golf’s negative image’

Catriona Matthew story ‘reinforces golf’s negative image’ 9

🕔07:02, 8.Aug 2020

The revelation that the daughter of Catriona Matthew had to leave a golf club bar because her shorts were unhemmed has led to The Telegraph publishing an editorial arguing that snooty attitudes in golf clubs is still a threat to the future of the game.

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‘Since reopening new attitudes and behaviours are evident’

‘Since reopening new attitudes and behaviours are evident’ 3

🕔12:59, 7.Aug 2020

Elaine McBride, General Manager of The North Berwick Golf Club, reveals how the pandemic affected the historic club and how post lockdown provides an opportunity to commence a very different journey.

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Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 1

🕔07:05, 7.Aug 2020

One UK golf club has officially closed down and another has not opened since March, as the Covid-19 golf venue toll has now hit three to five facilities.

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Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months

Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months 2

🕔08:17, 6.Aug 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared for its future earlier this year has said its membership has risen from 170 to 425 in just the last four months.

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This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course

This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course 3

🕔06:49, 5.Aug 2020

A police investigation has been launched after vandals poured weedkiller over a Scottish golf course, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage.

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Britain’s youngest golf club manager named as Ben Slater

Britain’s youngest golf club manager named as Ben Slater 14

🕔19:07, 4.Aug 2020

A 22-year-old man is believed to be Britain’s youngest golf club manager today – and possibly ever.

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Data compliance clarification sought over new handicapping system

Data compliance clarification sought over new handicapping system 4

🕔18:10, 4.Aug 2020

A data compliance issue in England has emerged ahead of the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS) in November.

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Two golf clubs are hoping to downsize from 18 holes to nine

Two golf clubs are hoping to downsize from 18 holes to nine 1

🕔17:31, 4.Aug 2020

Two English golf clubs are currently going through the process of trying to downsize from 18 holes to nine in a bid to secure their futures.

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New £13 million golf club planned for North Tyneside

New £13 million golf club planned for North Tyneside 1

🕔15:59, 4.Aug 2020

A planning application has been sent to North Tyneside Council for one of the biggest golf projects in recent years – a major revamp of Wallsend Golf Club.

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Niall McGill takes over Pitlochry Golf Club as it aims for recovery

Niall McGill takes over Pitlochry Golf Club as it aims for recovery 5

🕔14:13, 4.Aug 2020

Golf professional Niall McGill has been named the new director of golf at Pitlochry Golf Club in Perthshire, as the club, which is reliant on visitor income, hopes to bounce back from lockdown’s financial hit. 

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“We recouped half of our annual green fee revenue in June alone”

“We recouped half of our annual green fee revenue in June alone” 4

🕔13:35, 4.Aug 2020

Several more golf clubs are reporting that the boom in demand for golf of the last two to three months has led to a positive economic performance.

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SISGrass and HG Turf Group form Australian partnership

SISGrass and HG Turf Group form Australian partnership 0

🕔12:05, 4.Aug 2020

A new partnership offers the Australian sports turf industry a revolutionary new hybrid grass system – stitched hybrid grass by SISGrass.

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Golf club charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ energy fees

Golf club charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ energy fees 0

🕔07:35, 2.Aug 2020

Energy regulator Ofgem has cited a golf club that was charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ commission to a broker, and has used the example to propose a change to how the energy industry operates.

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Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July

Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July 1

🕔12:33, 31.Jul 2020

From the continuation in the surge of demand to play golf to concerns about a second wave, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the UK golf industry in July 2020.

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Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’

Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’ 3

🕔12:24, 29.Jul 2020

A fire that was ‘deliberately started’ at a golf club in Fife has caused so much damage to greenkeeping equipment that the club has been forced to close.

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Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening

Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening 2

🕔06:45, 28.Jul 2020

A golf club in Staffordshire has temporarily closed after a member tested positive for coronavirus – just 20 days after it had reopened due to the lockdown.

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Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on

Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on 4

🕔04:17, 28.Jul 2020

A Lancashire golf club has installed a sanitiser station next to every green on its course so that golfers can have the option of taking out the flag.

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Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19

Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19 1

🕔07:19, 27.Jul 2020

A historic Nottinghamshire golf club could become the third venue in England since the start of the pandemic to close down due to Covid-19.

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Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit

Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit 1

🕔07:39, 26.Jul 2020

The chief executive of Golf Ireland has said golf clubs have much to be optimistic about – just four months after many feared for their future due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes

113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes 1

🕔06:46, 25.Jul 2020

A private members’ golf club in Hampshire is set to be converted into a community including shops and 1,000 homes.

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England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea

England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea 6

🕔06:39, 24.Jul 2020

A proposal to create handicaps for golfers in England who are not members of golf clubs appears to have been dropped.

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June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019

June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019 2

🕔07:02, 23.Jul 2020

Data from 125 golf courses in the UK has shown that the number of rounds of golf played last month was up by an unprecedented amount compared with June 2019.

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