Dedicated golfers still spending heavily

Dedicated golfers still spending heavily 0

🕔15:03, 31.Oct 2012

Two new surveys of the golf industry have found that dedicated golfers are still more than willing to spend heavily on their sport. Both polls found that at least three

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Top Gear golf club placed on the market

Top Gear golf club placed on the market 3

🕔12:10, 31.Oct 2012

A Surrey golf club situated next to the Dunsfold Aerodrome – home to motoring television programme Top Gear – has been put up for sale. The announcement comes just a year after its owner had pledged to invest £30 million

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Open venue to become child friendly

Open venue to become child friendly 2

🕔10:50, 30.Oct 2012

One of the most famous golf clubs in the world is set to embark on a major drive to encourage children to play golf. Royal Troon Golf Club, which will host the 2016 Open Championship, has joined forces with the

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Hosting a fireworks’ display at a golf club? What you need to know

Hosting a fireworks’ display at a golf club? What you need to know 0

🕔16:58, 29.Oct 2012

Guy Fawkes Night is a time of great excitement for children and adults alike, and a time when many golf clubs host organised firework and bonfire displays. However, whilst such events represent an ideal opportunity for a golf club to

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UK’s most private golf course is up for sale

UK’s most private golf course is up for sale 0

🕔12:26, 29.Oct 2012

Britain’s most private championship-length golf course, which features the longest hole in the UK, has been put up for sale. The course is effectively the garden of a manor house that has been put on the market for £4 million.

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Tappin’s ‘guilt’ shocks Kent Golf Union

Tappin’s ‘guilt’ shocks Kent Golf Union 1

🕔09:39, 27.Oct 2012

The chairman of the Kent Golf Union (KGU) has said that Christopher Tappin’s plea of guilty against a charge of selling weapons to Iran is ‘very surprising’. American authorities accused Tappin, 65, in 2007, when he was president of the

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Salary increase recommended for staff

Salary increase recommended for staff 0

🕔05:01, 25.Oct 2012

The Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) has recommended a 1.5 per cent increase in salaries for all British golf club managers and greenkeepers for 2013. The organisation, made up of senior members of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA),

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Should golf salaries increase in 2013? 0

🕔16:45, 24.Oct 2012

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Members quit due to local stench

Members quit due to local stench 0

🕔10:38, 19.Oct 2012

A Scottish golf club is facing a financial shortfall because members are leaving due to the smell of a nearby landfill site. The odour has got so bad that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has ordered Avondale Landfill, which runs

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Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump

Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump 11 Updated

🕔04:58, 18.Oct 2012

An economic survey of the golf industry has found that more than 440 clubs are struggling because they have lost their market share to just 117 other venues. The market report warns that not only is this bad for the

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Scottish golf’s ‘radical facelift’ to begin

Scottish golf’s ‘radical facelift’ to begin 2

🕔10:24, 17.Oct 2012

The governing bodies of Scottish golf have announced that the ‘radical facelift’ of the game, involving the rolling out of 50 ‘development centres’, is to begin in November, and have named nearly half of the clubs that will host them.

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Ryder Cup course directors to teach in England

Ryder Cup course directors to teach in England 0

🕔10:52, 16.Oct 2012

The course manager at Medinah Country Club, host of this year’s Ryder Cup, is to teach British golf clubs about how he created his world-famous golfing venue. Curtis Tyrrell MG – director of Golf Course Operations at the American club,

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Lewis: UKGCOA roadshows were important

Lewis: UKGCOA roadshows were important 0

🕔15:45, 15.Oct 2012

The chief executive of Britain’s largest golf club operator, Crown Golf, has said the recent UK Golf Course Owners’ Association (UKGCOA) roadshows, held in conjunction with England Golf, were invaluable for the industry. Seven events took place throughout September and

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Meet Andrew Craven: The man currently buying one golf venue per year

Meet Andrew Craven: The man currently buying one golf venue per year 1 Updated

🕔14:54, 15.Oct 2012

Green Grass Golf provoked intrigue this summer when purchasing Broke Hill Golf Club in Kent, soon after purchasing the adjacent pay and play facility Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club. While the company itself is little-known, director Andrew Craven is an established

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Why Temple Golf Club is a wildlife haven

Why Temple Golf Club is a wildlife haven 0

🕔14:30, 15.Oct 2012

Temple Golf Club near Hurley in Berkshire, with its backdrop of ancient beech woodlands and acres of wildflower meadows, is one of the most natural golf courses in England. For more than 100 years the golf club has provided a

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How golf is used as therapy for psychosis sufferers

How golf is used as therapy for psychosis sufferers 2

🕔14:07, 15.Oct 2012

Approximately 300,000 people in the UK have suffered from the mind-altering illness psychosis at some point in their life. Sufferers often experience hallucinations, delusions, confused or disturbed thoughts and / or a lack of self-awareness, which can make their lives

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Meet the PGA pro: The marketing expert

Meet the PGA pro: The marketing expert 0

🕔14:06, 15.Oct 2012

A portrait hangs proudly on the wall in the Leighton Buzzard clubhouse of its PGA professional Maurice Campbell. Campbell is joined in the picture by two of his students – all three have been captured on canvas in recognition of

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Securing free marketing for your club

Alistair Dunsmuir: Securing free marketing for your club 7

🕔13:52, 15.Oct 2012

One way a golf club can potentially increase income without spending any significant sums of money is via free marketing. This publicity normally comes when there is a specific story of interest that at least one branch of the media

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Meet the PGA pro: The academy manager

Meet the PGA pro: The academy manager 0

🕔13:49, 15.Oct 2012

Life is anything but straight forward for PGA professional Alastair Taylor, academy manager at De Vere VILLAGE Herons’ Reach in Blackpool. Today, it’s a key decision on range balls, yesterday it was a longest drive competition with dart superstars Eric

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Profile: North Weald Golf Club’s owner Andrew Lloyd Skinner

Profile: North Weald Golf Club’s owner Andrew Lloyd Skinner 0

🕔13:46, 15.Oct 2012

Andrew Lloyd Skinner has been able to indulge his passion for golf by purchasing North Weald Golf Club in Essex and is now committed to helping both golfers and fellow club owners get the most out of the game. “After

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Profile: Hollinbury and Waterhall golf clubs’ manager Maria Nolan

Profile: Hollinbury and Waterhall golf clubs’ manager Maria Nolan 0

🕔13:39, 15.Oct 2012

Maria Nolan is the general manager of two golf courses. A very aware, proactive and professional manager, Maria has found her experience, can-do attitude and clarity of thought to be in demand in an ever-changing industry. She mixes business experience

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Would your club be better off with a borehole?

Would your club be better off with a borehole? 0

🕔13:29, 15.Oct 2012

Golf courses need water; in light of the recent hosepipe ban (in a time when rainfall broke records in some areas) what can facilities do to combat / manage the effect the weather has on their courses? Can they plan

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Profile: Ely City Golf Club’s manager Tom Munt

Profile: Ely City Golf Club’s manager Tom Munt 1

🕔13:21, 15.Oct 2012

A programme of cost cutting and increased efficiencies has allowed a young golf club manager to fund new developments and initiatives and boost membership without sacrificing joining fee income. Tom Munt’s background in leisure management and the experience gained in

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need customer service to prosper

Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need customer service to prosper 2

🕔13:16, 15.Oct 2012

The last time there was an economic downturn, golf got through it pretty much without a scratch. But then, as it occurred when the demand for golf club membership still outstripped the supply of vacancies at most venues, it was

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Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional

Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional 0

🕔13:12, 15.Oct 2012

Earlier this year the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) produced a PGA ‘Role Descriptors’ document identifying typical aspects and responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with a number of roles that PGA professionals carry out. The descriptors are designed as a guide to assist

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Essex clubs achieve electricity savings

Essex clubs achieve electricity savings 0

🕔12:04, 15.Oct 2012

Two prestigious golf and country clubs in Essex have announced that a product they have installed has cut their electricity costs and CO2 emissions. Three Rivers Golf & Country Club was keen to reduce its impact on the environment by

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Golf manager completes quadrathlon

Golf manager completes quadrathlon 0

🕔10:09, 15.Oct 2012

A golf club manager has completed a gruelling quadrathlon for charity. Challenging the perception that some people that run golf clubs are too old or immobile to participate in non-golf sports, former professional golfer Matthew Hazelden, 42, the general manager

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