Members prepared to spend more in 2012

Members prepared to spend more in 2012 6

🕔12:15, 29.Feb 2012

A new survey on the spending behaviour of members of British golf clubs has found that golfers are prepared to spend more on memberships and green fees in 2012 than in 2011, but less on equipment.

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Senior discount legislation is shelved

Senior discount legislation is shelved 4

🕔13:03, 28.Feb 2012

Forthcoming legislation that would have prevented golf clubs providing discounts for senior members has been shelved.

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Club awarded £50K by Olympics legacy fund

Club awarded £50K by Olympics legacy fund 5

🕔11:30, 27.Feb 2012

A golf club has been awarded £50,000 by Sport England‘s 2012 Olympics Legacy Fund to build a new academy course.

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Interview: Adam McColl; course AND club manager at Crews Hill GC

Interview: Adam McColl; course AND club manager at Crews Hill GC 3

🕔17:20, 26.Feb 2012

Crews Hill Golf Club, which celebrates its centenary in four years, is situated in the northern tip of Greater London in an area surrounded by rolling countryside, garden nurseries and farmland.

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Cancer charity targeting golf clubs

Cancer charity targeting golf clubs 2

🕔15:56, 26.Feb 2012

Marie Curie Cancer Care is targeting golf clubs in a bid to raise money.

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Social media is marketing directly to the people your golf club needs

Social media is marketing directly to the people your golf club needs 8

🕔15:31, 24.Feb 2012

Would you rather bury your head in the sand or would you rather know what’s being said and look to address anything that’s valid?

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Your club has ‘customers’, not members

Your club has ‘customers’, not members 8

🕔14:43, 24.Feb 2012

Clubs that are stagnating struggle to comprehend the power of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration

Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration 1

🕔13:08, 24.Feb 2012

One of the world’s most spectacular golf clubs has been placed into administration.

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Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs

Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs 10

🕔10:29, 23.Feb 2012

The manager of Lincoln Golf Club has warned that golf clubs will die unless they start offering flexible membership packages to their customers.

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 3

🕔10:42, 22.Feb 2012

A controversial £100 million golf resort one mile from the World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway is to be built.

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Water restrictions to hit golf clubs

Water restrictions to hit golf clubs 4

🕔15:07, 21.Feb 2012

The technical manager of an agri-business has warned that golf courses will be first in the firing line if water restrictions are imposed on consumers this year.

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Golf club to use waste to develop new course

Golf club to use waste to develop new course 5

🕔11:54, 20.Feb 2012

Chipping Norton Golf Club in Oxfordshire has applied for planning permission to build a new golf course and driving range, which will be shaped using inert landfill.

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England Golf appoints two presidents

England Golf appoints two presidents 6

🕔11:10, 17.Feb 2012

England Golf has made the unprecedented step of appointing two presidents – one male and one female – to lead the organisation.

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Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat

Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat 27

🕔10:34, 16.Feb 2012

The manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club has warned that the group-buying discount website Groupon is a threat to British golf clubs and has called on the industry to work together to defeat it.

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Social media campaign to save golf club

Social media campaign to save golf club 4

🕔14:52, 14.Feb 2012

A municipal golf club that is set to be closed down by its local council has become the subject of a social media campaign that aims to save it.

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McGinley takes on Ryanair’s golf bag charges

McGinley takes on Ryanair’s golf bag charges 5

🕔16:28, 13.Feb 2012

Former Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley has set himself up as competition to airlines such as Ryanair and Air Berlin, which have both recently raised charges for golfers who carry equipment with them.

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Man drowns in freezing golf course pond

Man drowns in freezing golf course pond 2

🕔14:50, 10.Feb 2012

A man has died after trying to save his dog from a freezing pond at Wildwood Golf & Country Club in Surrey.

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Burnt body was ’embarrassed’ killer

Burnt body was ’embarrassed’ killer 7

🕔13:54, 10.Feb 2012

A burnt corpse found by a greenkeeper at Denham Golf Club was that of a schizophrenic man who had previously stabbed his mother to death before beheading her.

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St Andrews launches wind turbine objection

St Andrews launches wind turbine objection 3

🕔11:18, 9.Feb 2012

The hotel on the world’s most famous golf course has lodged a formal objection to a planning application by St Andrews University to build six wind turbines in the area.

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UK and Ireland lost 42,000 members in 2011

UK and Ireland lost 42,000 members in 2011 7

🕔13:03, 8.Feb 2012

Golf clubs in the UK and Ireland suffered a net loss of 42,700 members in 2011, according to a new survey.

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Inactive handicaps under fire from manager

Inactive handicaps under fire from manager 16

🕔14:49, 6.Feb 2012

The manager of a prestigious golf club has criticised England Golf’s inactive handicap system as being potentially damaging to the business of golf clubs.

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Golf industry rallies to support Tappin

Golf industry rallies to support Tappin 2

🕔11:57, 1.Feb 2012

Prominent members of the golf industry are backing a campaign to support a 65-year-old man facing extradition to the US for exporting batteries to Iran.

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