Gamer wins pro-am qualifier

Gamer wins pro-am qualifier 0

🕔09:34, 31.Jul 2012

A 36-year-old dialysis nurse who used to excel at playing golf on his games’ console has won the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship qualfier at Frilford Heath Golf Club.

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Curtis Cup star competes in English girls’ championship

Curtis Cup star competes in English girls’ championship 0

🕔09:56, 30.Jul 2012

One of golf’s brightest stars, the 17-year-old Curtis Cup winner, Bronte Law, will be returning to her home county of Cheshire this week to compete in the English girls’ championship at Sandiway Golf Club. The championship will take place between

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Evian Masters Golf Course to be upgraded

Evian Masters Golf Course to be upgraded 0

🕔17:50, 26.Jul 2012

The Evian Masters Golf Course in Evian-Les-Bains, France is considered by many one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. The 18-hole course, set in a 150 acre wooded park, is due to undergo a major upgrade to coincide

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Twitter outage shows threat to businesses

Twitter outage shows threat to businesses 1

🕔16:36, 26.Jul 2012

Micro-blogging website Twitter was inaccessible for over an hour earlier today and many users are still unable to log on to the site.  The Twitter front page was showing a confusing error message stating that “Twitter is currently down for

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Club members lost ‘due to handicap system’

Club members lost ‘due to handicap system’ 4

🕔10:55, 26.Jul 2012

Approximately one in 10 golf club managers have said they have lost members solely as a result of the introduction of ‘inactive’ handicaps, according to a new survey. The poll for The Golf Club Secretary asked about the system, in

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Golf Power List: 10-1

Golf Power List: 10-1 0

🕔08:26, 26.Jul 2012

The criteria chosen is entirely the ‘power’ to affect golf venues’ decisions – especially when it comes to procurement and the tactics they use to increase participation in the game.

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Women targeted in major golf promotion

Women targeted in major golf promotion 0

🕔10:13, 25.Jul 2012

England Golf is launching a major new drive aimed at encouraging women to try golf. The body that runs amateur golf in England’s national programme, ‘Get into golf’, is highlighting free or low-cost opportunities for thousands of females to play

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Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award

Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award 1

🕔09:42, 20.Jul 2012

A man who teaches golf to disabled people, including wounded ex-soldiers, has won a national award. Craig Thomas, a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) professional at his own facility, The Golf Academy, in Wolverhampton, won the Toby Sunderland Award, which recognises

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Golf Power List: 20-11

Golf Power List: 20-11 0

🕔12:11, 19.Jul 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s Golf Power List 2012, 50-11 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

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AGCO ramps up its tax campaign

AGCO ramps up its tax campaign 14 Updated

🕔04:09, 19.Jul 2012

The Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) is dramatically stepping up its campaign to put pressure on politicians to reform tax legislation in golf. Earlier this month the organisation met with top Treasury officials who, it has now emerged, were

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Golf ‘could save 5 million lives per year’

Golf ‘could save 5 million lives per year’ 2

🕔13:52, 18.Jul 2012

Playing 12 holes of golf once a week every week would save as many lives per year as those killed by smoking, a team of researchers has found. They were working on a study, published in The Lancet, which estimates

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Peter Alliss receives junior golf award

Peter Alliss receives junior golf award 1

🕔11:04, 18.Jul 2012

Colin Montgomerie has presented Peter Alliss with the ‘Spirit of Golf Award’ on the eve of the Open Championship. The award is handed out every year to somebody in recognition for the support he or she has given to junior

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Municipal club’s future is secured

Municipal club’s future is secured 0

🕔10:14, 18.Jul 2012

A municipal golf club in Yorkshire, which was set to be closed down, has had its future secured by its members and a local charity. Whitwood Golf Course, one of six golf facilities owned by Wakefield Council, was due to

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Mach Dunes offers free golf for life

Mach Dunes offers free golf for life 1

🕔10:46, 17.Jul 2012

A golf venue described as the ‘world’s most natural golf club’ is offering free golf for life and shared ownership of a cottage for £8,295. Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club on the Mull of Kintyre, which uses no chemicals or irrigation

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500 junior clubs donated to the PGA

500 junior clubs donated to the PGA 0

🕔10:18, 17.Jul 2012

A golf equipment company has donated more than 500 golf clubs to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to help its members coach youngsters. The donation by Sigma Golf will be used all over the British Isles. “PGA professionals play a

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Boosting members via GolfMark at Tenterden Golf Club

Boosting members via GolfMark at Tenterden Golf Club 1

🕔11:25, 12.Jul 2012

In these challenging times, new memberships are akin to the Holy Grail. The clubs that are getting it right are almost always those that have, among several other factors like improved catering, refurbished clubhouses and proactive marketing, learned to bring

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Golf Power List: 30-21

Golf Power List: 30-21 0

🕔10:31, 12.Jul 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s Golf Power List 2012, 50-21 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

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AGCO meets with top treasury official

AGCO meets with top treasury official 8

🕔10:09, 12.Jul 2012

Three campaigners for a reformed tax regime in British golf have met with a senior treasury official to discuss the way forward. Vivien Saunders, chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO), Andrew Sutcliffe, vice chairman of AGCO and

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Retaining members relies on a trained workforce

Retaining members relies on a trained workforce 0

🕔09:27, 12.Jul 2012

The need for new members must not lead to blind desperation and a loss of control, but quite the opposite. A few stories of desperate membership recruitment drives I have heard recently have had me wincing, and I think we

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GCMA announces discounted membership offer

GCMA announces discounted membership offer 0

🕔12:23, 11.Jul 2012

The Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has introduced a special taster membership category that costs just £60 for people who run British golf clubs. The offer, which will run until the end of August, is open to golf club managers,

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Army captain breaks world golf record

Army captain breaks world golf record 0

🕔12:07, 11.Jul 2012

The world golf record for the most amount of holes played on foot over five days has been spectacularly smashed by a British army captain. Stuart Ball played 432 holes and, in doing so, raised money for children who have

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Olazábal lends his support to ‘Seve Day’

Olazábal lends his support to ‘Seve Day’ 0

🕔15:13, 10.Jul 2012

Jose Maria Olazábal is supporting an event that celebrates the memory of his close friend Seve Ballesteros and aims to raise money for cancer research. The captain of the 2012 European Ryder Cup team heads a lengthy list of star

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PGA will be offering free lessons at Open

PGA will be offering free lessons at Open 0

🕔13:47, 9.Jul 2012

A team of PGA professional coaches will be offering more than 2,500 free lessons to spectators at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire next week. Over 20 PGA professionals will be at The

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Van de Velde named UNICEF ambassador

Van de Velde named UNICEF ambassador 0

🕔11:56, 7.Jul 2012

The French golfer, Jean Van de Velde, who famously lost the 1999 Open Championship despite having a three-shot lead on the final hole, has been named as an ambassador for UNICEF France. The European captain on the Vivendi Seve Trophy

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Shocking report kick-starts radical change

Shocking report kick-starts radical change 9 Updated

🕔01:24, 5.Jul 2012

Golf in Scotland is to receive a radical facelift following a new survey that highlights the dire state of the country’s golf clubs. The ‘National Facilities Survey’ of 498 of the country’s 597 clubs has been described by the Scottish

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The Golf Power List: 40-31

The Golf Power List: 40-31 0

🕔19:01, 4.Jul 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s Golf Power List 2012 Each week, we count down the 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

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Junior-friendly club wins national award

Junior-friendly club wins national award 0

🕔11:58, 3.Jul 2012

A Surrey golf club that has introduced 2,000 children to golf over the last three years has been recognised in a non-golfing national awards ceremony. Addington Court Golf Club, on the outskirts of Croydon, has been named ‘School Links’ winner

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