‘No women at Augusta’ policy defended

‘No women at Augusta’ policy defended 21

🕔05:57, 31.May 2012

A retired UK golf club manager has become the first to publicly defend Augusta National’s refusal to allow women to join since the issue exploded earlier this year.

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‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash

‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash 34

🕔08:39, 25.May 2012

Proprietary golf clubs have been derided as ‘soulless’ in reaction to a call for VAT to be increased on membership subscriptions at private members’ clubs and reduced at profit-making ones.

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GUI refutes sectarian comments

GUI refutes sectarian comments 4

🕔17:17, 21.May 2012

The chairman of the Ulster branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) has criticised two leading Northern Irish politicians for stating that sectarian prejudice is rife in the country’s golf clubs.

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My depressing experience of applying to join golf clubs

My depressing experience of applying to join golf clubs 6

🕔09:00, 17.May 2012

Recently, Brian Inglis, a former golf club secretary, found himself on the other side of the manager’s table when he decided to join a local club for the first time in his life.

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New survey highlights golf’s struggles

New survey highlights golf’s struggles 3

🕔11:04, 16.May 2012

Membership subscriptions are the lifeblood for most golf clubs, but the number of members at an average golf club has been dropping for several years.

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Tax barrister will represent golf clubs

Tax barrister will represent golf clubs 3

🕔10:55, 11.May 2012

One of the UK’s leading tax barristers has been employed to represent golf clubs in a tribunal hearing that could have major ramifications for golf in the UK.

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Two new diseases that have been found on British courses

Two new diseases that have been found on British courses 12

🕔16:20, 10.May 2012

Two newly emerging turf diseases have recently been confirmed in samples received from golf courses in the UK and Ireland and it is suspected that they are more prevalent in areas of fine turf than are currently recorded.

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Older players’ courtesy rounds ‘killing golf’

Older players’ courtesy rounds ‘killing golf’ 6

🕔08:33, 10.May 2012

The owner and manager of a British golf club has warned that free rounds offered during club competitions, particularly to senior golfers, are killing golf venues.

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Over 4,000 ladies took up golf last year

Over 4,000 ladies took up golf last year 4

🕔10:12, 8.May 2012

A 2011 England Golf grant led to more than 4,000 women and girls in England taking up golf last year. Nearly 550 of them are now members of golf clubs.

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‘Performance institute’ planned for London

‘Performance institute’ planned for London 3

🕔13:46, 4.May 2012

London Golf Club has announced plans to build the UK’s first European Tour ‘performance institute’.

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Who needs ‘internet’ when we have fax? An ‘expert’s’ view from 1996

Who needs ‘internet’ when we have fax? An ‘expert’s’ view from 1996 3

🕔15:10, 3.May 2012

This article, written by a computer consultant to golf clubs, was published in Golf Club Management in March 1996.

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England Golf defends eBay criticism

England Golf defends eBay criticism 3

🕔11:11, 3.May 2012

The body that runs amateur golf in England this year created an eBay account – ewgaewga – which has been selling unused ladies’ Daily Sports’ golf clothing ordered for 2011 European teams.

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Clubs hope for six figure windfalls

Clubs hope for six figure windfalls 4

🕔11:39, 2.May 2012

If Chipping Sodbury wins then private members’ clubs could recover some of the VAT paid on membership subscriptions between 1973 and 1990.

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New manager criticises ‘inactive handicaps’

New manager criticises ‘inactive handicaps’ 5

🕔10:29, 1.May 2012

Another golf club manager has criticised England Golf’s ‘inactive handicap’ system, stating that confusion about it is preventing golfers from spending money at golf clubs.

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