Darren Clarke to finally receive PGA award

Darren Clarke to finally receive PGA award 0

🕔10:07, 29.Jun 2012

Darren Clarke is to be officially recognised by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) for his contribution to golf. The Ulsterman, who won the 2011 Open, will receive the PGA Recognition

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Golf participation is dramatically rising

Golf participation is dramatically rising 0

🕔09:37, 28.Jun 2012

A stunning new survey has found that 2012 is seeing a surge in the number of people who regularly play golf, following at least three years of sharp decline. The Sport England Active People Survey has found that the number

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Revealed: Golf Power List 2012

Revealed: Golf Power List 2012 0

🕔15:47, 27.Jun 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s* Golf Power List 2012 We list the 50 most powerful people in British golf today. Judging has been carried out by Emma Williams, Tania Longmire and Seamus Rotherick, following interviews with a number of key

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Has Justin Bieber shown it is time for golf clubs to lift mobile phone bans?

Has Justin Bieber shown it is time for golf clubs to lift mobile phone bans? 1

🕔15:00, 27.Jun 2012

Earlier this week, everyone was talking about golf. The Irish Open was the number one trend for two solid days on Twitter, thanks partly because the lead singer of Westlife announced he was in attendance there. And then teenage sensation

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Di Dougherty sponsors a lynx

Di Dougherty sponsors a lynx 0

🕔11:16, 27.Jun 2012

The former Sky Sports television presenter, Di Dougherty, has adopted a nine-year-old European lynx at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Di, the wife of professional golfer Nick Dougherty, is the brand ambassador for Lynx Golf, a brand of golf clubs which

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Troon verdict is ‘needed boost for Scotland’

Troon verdict is ‘needed boost for Scotland’ 1

🕔10:50, 27.Jun 2012

Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS) has said the decision that Royal Troon Golf Club will host the 2016 Open Championship is a much-needed boost for Scottish golf. It means that over the next four years the country will stage three Opens

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Course manager retires after 31-year stint

Course manager retires after 31-year stint 1

🕔11:29, 22.Jun 2012

A course manager who has worked at The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland for the last 31 years has retired and handed over to his deputy – who has been at the club for the last 25 years. Iain Carson

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Richmond Golf Club renovates its bunkers

Richmond Golf Club renovates its bunkers 0

🕔11:05, 22.Jun 2012

The two-year rebunkering programme, which has seen all the bunkers lined with recycled rubber, at Richmond Golf Club in London, has been completed. Richmond now has a total of 58 bunkers, around half of which are new. The rest have

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70% of British clubs were in profit last year

70% of British clubs were in profit last year 3 Updated

🕔07:11, 21.Jun 2012

A major new survey of the golf industry has found that 70 per cent of British golf clubs reported a profit last year – up from 56 per cent in 2010. In general, golf clubs performed better in 2011 than

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Blind charity runs golf fundraiser

Blind charity runs golf fundraiser 0

🕔12:18, 19.Jun 2012

Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind (MTIB) has raised thousands of pounds after it hosted its 14th annual charity golf day, at Moralis Castle Golf Club in Merthyr Tydfil. Sponsored by 40 companies, supported by 19 teams and competed over

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Search on for ‘Britain’s Best Putter’

Search on for ‘Britain’s Best Putter’ 0

🕔09:22, 19.Jun 2012

A national competition has started to find the amateur golfer who is Britain’s best at putting. Britain’s Best Putter (BBP), launched by magazine Golf Monthly and putter brand Odyssey, will involve a grass roots golf tournament, starting with 300 golf

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Coventry’s course manager awarded OBE

Coventry’s course manager awarded OBE 0

🕔15:47, 18.Jun 2012

The course manager at Coventry Golf Club has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to golf. Phil Weaver is also the club’s PGA professional, and has been chairman of the PGA since 1989 and is

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Two holes-in-one achieved on sponsored hole

Two holes-in-one achieved on sponsored hole 0

🕔12:45, 18.Jun 2012

A golf club that took advantage of relaxed rules regarding hole-in-one prizes has seen two competitors achieve the feat in the same tournament. Garforth Golf Club in Yorkshire had four holes sponsored for its recent ‘Captain’s Day’ for members, including

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Club gives work experience to students

Club gives work experience to students 0

🕔15:02, 16.Jun 2012

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre in Buckinghamshire has teamed up with a university to give students their first taste of life inside a golf facility. The golf club has joined forces with Bucks New University, which also provides the Golf Club

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Golf ‘is devalued by Groupon’

Golf ‘is devalued by Groupon’ 38

🕔06:07, 14.Jun 2012

The chairman of the Organisation of Golf and Range Operators has said that the sale of green fees by internet companies such as Groupon is so damaging to golf clubs that it could strip them of any power they have

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Goodwood brings in 100+ new members

Goodwood brings in 100+ new members 0

🕔12:31, 13.Jun 2012

Golf at Goodwood in West Sussex, which uses a credit membership scheme, has attracted over 100 new members so far this year, even though the club has a 93 per cent membership retention rate. This is the sixth year in

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Scores of golf clubs still face water bans

Scores of golf clubs still face water bans 0

🕔11:07, 13.Jun 2012

Scores of golf clubs in southern England still face irrigation bans despite the announcement that three water authorities are lifting the restrictions. Golf clubs, including the likes of Wentworth, Sunningdale and The Berkshire, in the South East Water, Sutton and

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Golf lures wealthy Chinese tourists to UK 0

🕔07:30, 10.Jun 2012

Golf could be a source for economic growth in the UK, however it may require closer European integration to achieve this, according to new research. A poll of millionaires in China by China.org.cn has found that golf is far and

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Hoare elected as committee chairman

Hoare elected as committee chairman 0

🕔10:21, 9.Jun 2012

The former manager of Ely City Golf Club in Cambridgeshire has been elected as chairman of the national committee of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA). Mike Hoare is a former captain and treasurer of the GCMA, which represents and

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Club’s anger at operator’s charity status

Club’s anger at operator’s charity status 11

🕔10:10, 7.Jun 2012

The management of a London golf club has launched a scathing attack on the charity status of Britain’s largest operator of pay-and-play golf courses, stating that this is bad for the taxpayer and for other golf clubs. Trent Park Public

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How pesticide use was reduced on New York golf courses

How pesticide use was reduced on New York golf courses 2

🕔17:56, 3.Jun 2012

The golf course industry has been under scrutiny for pesticide use in New York for more than 25 years. The publication of Toxic Fairways; Risking groundwater contamination from pesticides on Long Island golf courses in 1991 inflamed the debate that

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Centurion Club: A look at Britain’s newest golf course

Centurion Club: A look at Britain’s newest golf course 0

🕔17:51, 3.Jun 2012

Centurion Club near St Albans, which is currently being built, could be a modern success story that has deep links to the past. The ancient town of Verulamium was once one of the most important towns in Roman Britain. It

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Club profile: The expanding Radlett Park Golf Club

Club profile: The expanding Radlett Park Golf Club 0

🕔17:46, 3.Jun 2012

Adding an extra touch of quality to your club can be just what’s needed to refresh and revitalise, whether it be new social facilities, a better practice space or upgraded locker rooms. Sometimes though, the best plan of action is

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Review of a free alternative to Microsoft Office

Review of a free alternative to Microsoft Office 0

🕔17:37, 3.Jun 2012

If you are looking at buying more office software, and don’t like the prices of Microsoft products, try looking at a suite of useful programs which is free. Free to download, with free updates, and free to use without a

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Guidance on SOSR and constructive dismissals

Guidance on SOSR and constructive dismissals 0

🕔17:28, 3.Jun 2012

Most clubs will be familiar with the usual ways an employee’s contract can be terminated. These include capability, misconduct, redundancy and breach of a statutory duty. However there is one other – ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’, often referred to as

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John Jermine: How the 2010 Ryder Cup helped golf clubs in Wales

John Jermine: How the 2010 Ryder Cup helped golf clubs in Wales 0

🕔17:18, 3.Jun 2012

The Welsh Assembly recognised the value of golf to Wales when, in 2000, it bid to host the 2010 Ryder Cup, the biggest event in world golf. Golfers are high value tourists who usually stay for several days and travel

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Profile: The 31-year-old manager of Redbourn Golf Club

Profile: The 31-year-old manager of Redbourn Golf Club 0

🕔17:12, 3.Jun 2012

While there is a recognised career path for turfcare professionals wishing to climb the ladder to the course manager role, those who wants to progress into club management beyond a head of department level can feel there is little direction

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