Seagull takes leader’s ball during PGA event

Seagull takes leader’s ball during PGA event 0

🕔16:15, 30.Nov 2012

A PGA tournament was interrupted when a seagull flew down, picked up the leader’s ball and flew off. The bird took Matt Ford’s ball from North Foreland Golf Club in

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Sir Douglas Bader remembered at Portuguese course

Sir Douglas Bader remembered at Portuguese course 0 Updated

🕔05:37, 30.Nov 2012

World War Two flying ace Sir Douglas Bader, who who was a keen golfer, has been remembered at a Portuguese golf course. Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort held the final of the Bader Cup, in which it honoured the

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Golf pro warns of Groupon psychology

Golf pro warns of Groupon psychology 12 Updated

🕔05:13, 29.Nov 2012

A golf professional has urged golf clubs not to sell green fees on discount websites as he believes they are damaging the industry. Sean Mysel, who is also a marketing expert, said websites such as Groupon attract customers who are

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Old Course embarks on historic redesign

Old Course embarks on historic redesign 2

🕔11:52, 28.Nov 2012

The Old Course at St Andrews, considered by many to be the ‘home of golf’, is to embark on a major and controversial redesign. Nine of the course’s 18 holes will be altered this winter and next, with work including

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Poulter beats McIlroy as fans’ favourite

Poulter beats McIlroy as fans’ favourite 0

🕔10:58, 27.Nov 2012

Ian Poulter has been named ‘Golfers’ Hero of the Year’ by a poll of 100,000 golfers. While world number one Rory McIlroy is the only golfer to make the BBC’s Sport Personality of the Year shortlist, albeit as a 100/1

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Club offers BOGOF membership

Club offers BOGOF membership 1

🕔11:20, 26.Nov 2012

A golf club has become one of the first in the country to offer BOGOF (buy one get one free) memberships for the winter period. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club in Devon has said its GolfSHARE initiative is an ‘exciting,

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Award for Old Course Hotel

Award for Old Course Hotel 0 Updated

🕔05:08, 23.Nov 2012

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has been awarded ‘Best Resort of The Year’ by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS). Daniel Pereira, the resort’s general manager, responded to the news by stating: “The very best aspect of

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Sports minister slams single-sex policy

Sports minister slams single-sex policy 1

🕔05:08, 22.Nov 2012

Britain’s sports minister has become the most senior politician to say that single-sex golf clubs should not be allowed to host Open Championships. The issue has intensified after Augusta National, the most famous single-sex golf club in the world, announced

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Trump to press ahead with second course

Trump to press ahead with second course

🕔12:52, 21.Nov 2012

Donald Trump has decided to move forward with plans to design his second golf course at Trump International Golf Links, following unprecedented demand for his first. The news has led to Sandy Jones, chief executive of the Professional Golfers Association

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Golf Club Management issues apology

Golf Club Management issues apology

🕔12:13, 21.Nov 2012

Golf Club Management apologises for the Trump article posted on November 15 which contained material that was factually incorrect.  

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Short course set for planning refusal

Short course set for planning refusal 0

🕔12:33, 20.Nov 2012

A golf club that wants to build a three or four hole course adjacent to its main course has had its plans recommended for refusal. Planning officials have said that there are concerns about external lighting and the archaeological potential

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GCM TV: Marketing Minute Ep1

GCM TV: Marketing Minute Ep1 1

🕔17:16, 19.Nov 2012

In the first of Golf Club Management’s ‘Marketing Minutes’, in which we offer tips to golf clubs with an eye on their marketing strategy, golf pro and US marketing expert Sean Mysel details effective ways to sell green fees. What

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Hockley GC appoints new course manager

Hockley GC appoints new course manager 0

🕔12:49, 19.Nov 2012

The former assistant courses manager at The London Club has been appointed the new golf course manager at Hockley Golf Club in Hampshire. Glenn Kirby spent nine years managing the Nicklaus-designed Heritage course and has nearly 20 years’ turf management

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Golf club recognised as wildlife oasis

Golf club recognised as wildlife oasis 0

🕔11:41, 19.Nov 2012

A golf course that acts as a ‘haven for wildlife’ has won an environmental award. It is hoped the accolade will challenge the perception held by some that golf is always bad for the environment. Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

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Extent of slow play problem revealed

Extent of slow play problem revealed 6

🕔13:26, 16.Nov 2012

A new survey has found that golfers are taking longer than they would like to complete a round of golf and that some are even put off playing the game because of it. It also finds that golf clubs are

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Golf recognised as ‘military rehab’

Golf recognised as ‘military rehab’ 0

🕔11:38, 14.Nov 2012

In a sign that golf is seen as a proven therapy to help injured soldiers, 11 PGA professionals have been honoured for their work and 230 golf clubs thanked for their support. The 11 golfing teachers have each received a

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Filey Golf Club wins national award

Filey Golf Club wins national award 0

🕔12:12, 13.Nov 2012

A club that offers free membership to the children of its adult members has become the 600th to achieve GolfMark – England Golf’s prestigious award for junior and beginner-friendly facilities. Filey Golf Club in north Yorkshire also has extensive links

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‘Act now, or we close in two years’

‘Act now, or we close in two years’ 0

🕔12:03, 12.Nov 2012

The president of a 99-year-old Welsh golf club has said that if his club does not act now it could close down within two years. Milford Haven Golf Club has seen its membership fall by 50 per cent since 2007

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Golfers disappointed with newspapers

Golfers disappointed with newspapers 0

🕔11:13, 9.Nov 2012

A survey of British golfers has found that the majority believe that golf journalism in national newspapers is not good enough. The HowDidiDo poll of 2,260 members of golf clubs found that 84 per cent of respondents do not think

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Will a unique, new mat improve your winter business on the course?

Will a unique, new mat improve your winter business on the course? 1

🕔11:37, 8.Nov 2012

Sponsored feature: A new R&A-approved, pocketable smart mat has been created that allows golfers to maintain their normal swing and imparts the sensation of a divot. by Damian Kilby, managing director of divotEND Scotland We all know that rain and

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Top 10 economic trends in 2012

Top 10 economic trends in 2012 1

🕔11:10, 8.Nov 2012

What have been the 10 biggest economic trends in the golf industry over the last 12 months? Here, thanks to a survey of proprietary and members clubs across the UK by Hillier Hopkins LLP, we reveal the biggest changes to

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USA and Australia see economic recoveries

USA and Australia see economic recoveries 1

🕔12:20, 7.Nov 2012

The golf industries in both the USA and Australia – which have both seen economic declines comparable with Britain in recent years – are now showing strong signs of growth. Research into the American market has found that the number

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Child abuse ‘took place at golf clubs’

Child abuse ‘took place at golf clubs’ 3

🕔11:59, 5.Nov 2012

A senior MP has alleged that famous and powerful people abused children in golf clubs’ car parks in the 1970s and 1980s. Deputy chair of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, has made the allegation two weeks after he asked Prime

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Jack Barker loses landfill hearing

Jack Barker loses landfill hearing 0

🕔11:10, 2.Nov 2012

A struggling company that operates golf clubs has been told it cannot dump thousands of tonnes of waste onto a course. Jack Barker Golf Company wanted to import 80,000 tonnes of spoil onto the nine-hole, former municipal golf club, Keele

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Premium Credit sold to private equity firm

Premium Credit sold to private equity firm 0

🕔11:23, 1.Nov 2012

A private equity firm has acquired the company that owns Fairway Credit, which administrates direct debit payments on behalf of members of hundreds of British golf clubs. Premium Credit has been sold to Chicago-based GTCR, an equity firm that specialises

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Historic club on brink of going under

Historic club on brink of going under 0

🕔03:03, 1.Nov 2012

One of the oldest golf clubs in Scotland will be closed down unless it brings in revenue from new members and visitors, an existing member has stated. Newton Stewart Golf Club, a parkland course in south-west Scotland that was established

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