Members prepared to spend more in 2012

Members prepared to spend more in 2012 8

🕔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

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Senior discount legislation is shelved

Senior discount legislation is shelved 5

🕔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 7

🕔11:30, 27.Feb 2012

A golf club managed by a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s (GCMA) national committee has been awarded £50,000 by Sport England‘s 2012 Olympics Legacy Fund to build a new academy course. Morpeth Golf Club in Northumberland, managed by

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Facebook page launched for Scottish golf clubs

Facebook page launched for Scottish golf clubs 2

🕔11:25, 27.Feb 2012

A Facebook group has been launched which aims to promote Scottish golf clubs. Golf in Scotland has over 4,200 ‘likes’ in the six weeks since it went live, and over 2,500 people actively use the site every day. “There are

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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. It is often referred to as ‘the jewel of

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The fungicides that can treat dollar spot and fusarium

The fungicides that can treat dollar spot and fusarium 3

🕔17:11, 26.Feb 2012

Over the past few years, disease pressure has been very high throughout much of the country. This has led to some very severe outbreaks of disease, causing major problems both with playability and aesthetics on the golf course. Course managers

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Club profile: East Devon Golf Club

Club profile: East Devon Golf Club 2

🕔17:05, 26.Feb 2012

Private members’ clubs in the UK, much like in the United States and the world over, are dominated by men, who in most cases make up over 90 per cent of the overall playing memberships. The message over here and

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Has the price surge in silver left your trophies under-valued?

Has the price surge in silver left your trophies under-valued? 3

🕔16:53, 26.Feb 2012

Golf clubs could be in danger of losing out on an insurance claim because of the soaring value of silver. Over the past ten years, the price of silver has risen by almost 900 per cent, but many golf clubs,

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Every successful golf club has a successful manager

Alistair Dunsmuir: Every successful golf club has a successful manager 2

🕔16:50, 26.Feb 2012

Last month’s Harrogate Week might be geared more to greenkeepers than to golf club managers, but, as anyone who attended the GCMA’s half-day educational session there – which particularly looked at how to recruit and retain members – will testify,

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Cancer charity targeting golf clubs

Cancer charity targeting golf clubs 4

🕔15:56, 26.Feb 2012

Marie Curie Cancer Care is targeting golf clubs in a bid to raise money. The charity, which provides free nursing to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home, is inviting every golf club

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Why good drainage in winter can make the difference by spring

Why good drainage in winter can make the difference by spring 1

🕔12:48, 25.Feb 2012

Good drainage is a fundamental requirement of any sports’ turf playing surface, but particularly where the sport is played through the winter months. Where golf used to be predominantly a summer sport, in recent decades the demand for winter golf

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What should we legally do with a terminally ill employee?

What should we legally do with a terminally ill employee? 1

🕔12:29, 25.Feb 2012

We have an employee who has cancer. She has been off work for a long time. We are aware that we need to consider reasonable adjustments to enable the employee to return to work. The tragic reality, however, is that

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53-hole golf venue sold to rival company

53-hole golf venue sold to rival company 3

🕔09:41, 25.Feb 2012

Orpington Golf Centre in Kent has been sold by Britain’s largest golf club operator to a rival company. The club, which features 53 holes comprising four golf courses as well as a teaching academy, was put up for sale nearly

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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 9

🕔15:31, 24.Feb 2012

My name is Gavin Johnson. You may remember it from a recent article, when I wrote of my concerns for golf clubs’ future sustainability. I am not a man to shout a problem without a solution; it bothers me so

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Your club has ‘customers’, not members

Your club has ‘customers’, not members 10

🕔14:43, 24.Feb 2012

As we are aware, KPMG released figures recently stating 42,700 members left UK and Irish golf clubs in 2011. If you divide that by the number of clubs in the British Isles (currently 2,900) and work on an average subscription

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Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration

Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration 5

🕔13:08, 24.Feb 2012

One of the world’s most spectacular golf clubs has been placed into administration. Cape Cornwall Golf Club and Leisure Resort is located at St Just, near Penzance, where the English Channel and St George’s Channel meet on England’s only cape

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Memberships can only be boosted by golf being on free-to-view TV

Memberships can only be boosted by golf being on free-to-view TV 2

🕔17:16, 23.Feb 2012

I was intrigued to read in Golf Club Management that the Scottish Golf Union has put out a plea saying ‘No more golf courses please’. Better late than never, I suppose. Hands up those who were involved in golf club

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Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs

Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs 12

🕔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. Craig Innes, a former Golf Club Managers’ Association ‘Manager of the Year’ finalist, stated that members of

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Bawburgh wins junior golf award

Bawburgh wins junior golf award 3

🕔15:01, 22.Feb 2012

Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk has won England Golf’s GolfMark Club of the Year Award 2012. The success was due to its outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. Over the past three years the club has built

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Barenbrug appoints new R&D manager

Barenbrug appoints new R&D manager 1

🕔12:14, 22.Feb 2012

Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has appointed a new research and development manager after Jayne Leyland left for pastures new after 13 years at the company. Dr David Greenshields, 33, a former regional sales manager at the company, has a

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 5

🕔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. The construction of the Bushmill Dunes Golf Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland has been given the go ahead,

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Water restrictions to hit golf clubs

Water restrictions to hit golf clubs 5

🕔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. An emergency ‘drought summit’ was called this week by the government’s land resources

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Golf club to use waste to develop new course

Golf club to use waste to develop new course 6

🕔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. The development follows the recent revelation that Westbury Golf Club in Wiltshire is

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Ex-greenkeeper manages seventh oldest club

Ex-greenkeeper manages seventh oldest club 3

🕔10:53, 19.Feb 2012

A former greenkeeper who now manages the seventh oldest golf club in the world hopes to inspire other course managers into club management. David Roy, managing secretary of Crail Golfing Society, has even become one of just 19 people in

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Pros to offer classroom teaching

Pros to offer classroom teaching 3

🕔10:25, 18.Feb 2012

Two PGA professionals at Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club in Durham are to offer recreational golfers a year-long programme of classroom teaching instead of simply providing driving range lessons, a bid to improve their game. The learning will centre

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England Golf appoints two presidents

England Golf appoints two presidents 7

🕔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. The governing body of amateur golf in England, which was formed last month following a merger between the

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Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat

Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat 28

🕔10:34, 16.Feb 2012

The manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club in Befordshire 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. The website, which has

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