Mother and son shot dead at golf club

Mother and son shot dead at golf club 2

🕔09:47, 30.Apr 2012

Two people, believed to be a mother and son, have been found shot dead at Crook Golf Club in Durham. The duo were found in a car on Saturday morning.

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Thames Water exempts golf clubs from ban

Thames Water exempts golf clubs from ban 9

🕔08:14, 29.Apr 2012

Britain’s largest water authority has made golf clubs under its jurisdiction exempt from two major aspects of its hosepipe ban, although several clubs are still unclear as to what is permissible. Golf clubs that have water supplied by Thames Water

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Sustainable course guidance published

Sustainable course guidance published 2

🕔11:41, 28.Apr 2012

The Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) has published guidance for the sustainable development and renovation of golf facilities. The document sets out practical ideas to help golf projects comprehensively and consistently deliver against the mainstream sustainability agenda. Sustainable Golf Development: Creating

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Cost of golf to be challenged in court

Cost of golf to be challenged in court 8

🕔12:52, 27.Apr 2012

A golf venue is taking the UK government to court over the definition of membership of a golf club. If it wins, the tax that golf clubs pay and funds they could reclaim will change, and the price of playing

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Golf tourism bounces back from downturn

Golf tourism bounces back from downturn 2

🕔10:15, 26.Apr 2012

Golf tourism is significantly on the increase after a poor two years, a new survey has revealed. The boost, however, coincides with huge price cuts for the playing of golf at top destinations. According to the Golf Travel Insights report, 60

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Cancer sufferer wins golf event

Cancer sufferer wins golf event 2

🕔10:48, 24.Apr 2012

A woman who had surgery for cancer just four months ago has won the ‘Mothers and Daughters Tournament’ at Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club in Richmond. Christine Griffith, a former professional golfer, partnered her daughter, Charlotte, to the victory after

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‘Big Swing’ breaks junior record

‘Big Swing’ breaks junior record 2

🕔10:34, 24.Apr 2012

The record for the number of children attending a golf event has been broken as 1,100 juniors have taken part in ‘The Big Swing’, an urban project designed to get schoolchildren to play golf. Supported by golf charity the Golf

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Loss-making club to create 19 new jobs

Loss-making club to create 19 new jobs 1

🕔11:07, 23.Apr 2012

A golf course that is making a loss of about £60,000 a year is to significantly extend its restaurant and create 19 new jobs in the process. Greenway Hall Golf Club in Staffordshire, which had just 50 members at the

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What fertilisers should we use?

What fertilisers should we use? 1 Updated

🕔12:22, 22.Apr 2012

One of the first choices facing the amenity turf greenkeeper is whether to use a granular or liquid product. Granular fertilisers should be viewed as the essential base feeds in any programme. They release nutrients over a period of time,

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How a golf club can survive the drought

How a golf club can survive the drought 1 Updated

🕔11:28, 22.Apr 2012

With drought orders and hosepipe bans already in force in many parts of the UK, there has never been more of a need to ensure that every drop of supplemental water applied as irrigation to the sward is needed and

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Crime-ridden course set to re-open

Crime-ridden course set to re-open 2

🕔08:11, 22.Apr 2012

A municipal golf club that closed down over a year ago and has since attracted criminals to the location will be put up for sale within the next month. The local council hopes a new owner will be in place

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Profile: John Watts, group course manager for two golf courses

Profile: John Watts, group course manager for two golf courses 0

🕔13:09, 21.Apr 2012

Just a 15 minute drive from Leeds city centre lies Cookridge Hall Golf Club and its 18-hole course. The course, American in design, incorporates many of the natural features of the north Leeds countryside. The front nine holes are littered

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Factual data is the key to improving a golf course

Factual data is the key to improving a golf course 0 Updated

🕔12:58, 21.Apr 2012

For golf clubs to survive and thrive in this tough economic climate, it is a basic requirement for the course to be able to perform well throughout the year. Golf clubs need to deliver good value for money to the

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The latest clubhouse design projects

The latest clubhouse design projects 0 Updated

🕔11:51, 21.Apr 2012

With so much negative commentary surrounding the economy you would be forgiven for thinking that costly clubhouse refurbishments, or even new builds, are simply not taking place these days. However, that would be not be true. For example, Glendale Golf,

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Lord March details Golf at Goodwood’s credit membership scheme

Lord March details Golf at Goodwood’s credit membership scheme 0 Updated

🕔10:39, 21.Apr 2012

Golf At Goodwood presents a unique experience with two historic courses at the heart of the 12,000 acre estate and the opportunity to combine a round of golf with one of the many other activities on offer. Charles Gordon-Lennox, better

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Ending male-only clubs would be a small but symbolic change

Alistair Dunsmuir: Ending male-only clubs would be a small but symbolic change 3

🕔10:34, 21.Apr 2012

As the Masters, the traditional curtain raiser for the golf season, took place earlier this month, most clubs are still probably having to explain to their members why their greens cannot be the same colour as the ones at Augusta

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1,000 visitors marks turnaround for club

1,000 visitors marks turnaround for club 3

🕔11:00, 20.Apr 2012

Horton Park Golf Club in Surrey, which was placed in administration in 2008, attracted more than 1,000 visitors to a golf weekend this month. Many were juniors who have now joined the club. The facility, which closed for a month

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Rock climber falls from height onto fairway

Rock climber falls from height onto fairway 1

🕔09:16, 19.Apr 2012

A rock climber fell off Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire on Sunday morning onto the 14th fairway at Cleeve Hill Golf Club. The woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was rescued by Midlands Air Ambulance. Hill ranger Dave Stevenson said:

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New American golf course forced to close

New American golf course forced to close 1

🕔08:44, 19.Apr 2012

The 18-hole Hunter’s Point Golf Course in Idaho, USA, which opened less than three years ago, has closed due to foreclosure. Course construction started in 2007 but developer bankruptcy delayed opening until 2009. Developer, Greg Bullock, has lost around £1.5m,

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Bubba pulls out of US tournament

Bubba pulls out of US tournament 0

🕔08:26, 19.Apr 2012

Green jacket winner Bubba Watson has told officials running the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina that he will not be participating this year. The 33-year-old has withdrawn from the tournament to spend time with his adopted baby son, Caleb. Just

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Golf Course Development Opportunity – Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

Golf Course Development Opportunity – Cambourne, Cambridgeshire 0

🕔16:28, 18.Apr 2012

GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY  Cambourne, Cambridgeshire Cambourne is located 10 miles west of Cambridge on the A428, and has been planned to be a self-contained community. In excess of 3,200 existing homes provide a resident population of circa 8,500, with

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Founder of Richmond Park dies in club fire

Founder of Richmond Park dies in club fire 2

🕔15:15, 18.Apr 2012

The man who founded Richmond Park Golf Club in Norfolk 22 years ago has died in a fire at the club. It is not known how the fire started but Dick Jessup, 66, who moved into a single storey lodge

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Monty gives Branson putting lesson

Monty gives Branson putting lesson 3

🕔10:35, 18.Apr 2012

Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie has given Sir Richard Branson a putting lesson – on the wing of one of his planes – as part of Virgin Atlantic’s new marketing drive to attract golfers. The airline is offering new routes from

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New criticism over mixed irrigation messages

New criticism over mixed irrigation messages 3

🕔10:27, 17.Apr 2012

The chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has said golf clubs remain in a state of confusion over the amount of water, and the irrigation methods, they can use if their local water authority has issued a

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The Masters is when the unlikely happens

The Masters is when the unlikely happens 1

🕔09:43, 16.Apr 2012

Throughout my life many things have taken place that could be construed as unlikely. At the 1986 Masters I was the first one to interview Jack Nicklaus after his victory – who would have thought I would be doing that?

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Club’s caravan plan is kicked out

Club’s caravan plan is kicked out 1

🕔08:19, 15.Apr 2012

Abbotsley Golf Club in Cambridgeshire’s innovative plan to build a revenue-generating caravan and campsite has been refused planning permission. The golf club, owned by former British Women’s Open champion and tax campaigner Vivien Saunders, applied to convert 2.8 hectares of

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Satellite decoder supplier responds to court case

Satellite decoder supplier responds to court case 0

🕔13:34, 13.Apr 2012

The managing director of a company that provides foreign satellite decoders to golf clubs has responded to comments by Victoria Jones, a barrister at law of 3PB Chambers in Bristol, that golf clubs should avoid using them. “It deserves a

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