Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in August

Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in August 0

🕔11:00, 28.Aug 2015

From using signs with eyes in order to get golfers to repair pitchmarks, to Lee Westwood’s comments about toffs, did silly season live up to its name this year?

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Timpson CEO offers free book to clubs to end slow play

Timpson CEO offers free book to clubs to end slow play 2

🕔10:35, 27.Aug 2015

The chief executive of retailer Timpson has said he will supply a book he has written on how golf clubs can reduce slow play free of charge to any golf club that requests it, while stocks last.

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Spate of thefts rock golf clubs

Spate of thefts rock golf clubs 2

🕔11:58, 25.Aug 2015

At least three UK golf clubs have suffered robberies in the last few days.

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Golf club captain plays an astonishing four rounds in four countries in one day

Golf club captain plays an astonishing four rounds in four countries in one day 0

🕔11:31, 24.Aug 2015

The captain of Stourbridge Golf Club in the West Midlands has, along with a former professional footballer, played an incredible four 18-hole rounds of golf, in four different countries, on the same day, raising thousands for charity.

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Golf development officer saves life of golfer

Golf development officer saves life of golfer 0

🕔12:55, 21.Aug 2015

The golf development officer at Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has saved the life of a golfer, who suffered a heart attack on the course, by using a defibrillator on him.

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Study finds using signs with eyes will lead to pitchmarks being repaired

Study finds using signs with eyes will lead to pitchmarks being repaired 0 Updated

🕔07:07, 19.Aug 2015

A bizarre study carried out at Surrey Downs Golf Club has found that signs containing eyes are more likely to get golfers to repair their pitchmarks.

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Golf course to be built at England’s national football centre

Golf course to be built at England’s national football centre 0

🕔12:15, 18.Aug 2015

The Football Association’s £105 million national football centre, which is also the location for the next Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) conference, is to build a golf course.

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Man loses membership at club after headbutting fellow golfer

Man loses membership at club after headbutting fellow golfer 0

🕔14:55, 17.Aug 2015

A member of a top golf club in Northern Ireland has been sacked from the club and fined £300 after he headbutted another golfer in the club’s bar.

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No fraud investigation for Brocket Hall

No fraud investigation for Brocket Hall 0

🕔15:48, 14.Aug 2015

The appointed administrator of Brocket Hall, one of Britain’s premier golf clubs, has denied claims that it has uncovered evidence of dishonest practice.

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Arnold Palmer: ‘I am honoured to be building a golf course in Scotland’

Arnold Palmer: ‘I am honoured to be building a golf course in Scotland’ 0

🕔13:36, 12.Aug 2015

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has said he is honoured to be building a golf course – the second at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness.

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‘Free golf coaching and shorter courses leads to new members’

‘Free golf coaching and shorter courses leads to new members’ 2

🕔14:59, 11.Aug 2015

New data from England Golf has found that clubs that offer free golf coaching and the ability to play less than 18 holes of the game are seeing a ‘surge’ in new players and club members.

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Another golf club receives free life saving AAA scans

Another golf club receives free life saving AAA scans 0

🕔11:35, 10.Aug 2015

Hickleton Golf Club in Yorkshire has become at least the second golf club in the UK this year to receive free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screenings for its members.

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STRI issues final call to golf clubs to enter environment awards as its CEO retires

STRI issues final call to golf clubs to enter environment awards as its CEO retires 0

🕔15:51, 7.Aug 2015

STRI has issued a final call to golf clubs for entries to the 2016 Golf Environment Awards – on the same day that its chief executive has announced he is to retire.

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Lee Westwood: Golf needs larger holes, a two-hour format and an image overhaul

Lee Westwood: Golf needs larger holes, a two-hour format and an image overhaul 5

🕔11:49, 6.Aug 2015

Leading golfer Lee Westwood has said that the game of golf needs an urgent image revamp amid worrying data about participation trends.

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Sponsored story: Thorndon Park Golf Club’s marketing boost after using drone photography

Sponsored story: Thorndon Park Golf Club’s marketing boost after using drone photography 0

🕔10:35, 6.Aug 2015

Thorndon Park Golf Club has seen a big change as a result of a marketing strategy that includes the addition of a new website, introduced in June.

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Win an 18-hole fly over package for your golf club, provided by Ocuair

Win an 18-hole fly over package for your golf club, provided by Ocuair 0

🕔10:23, 6.Aug 2015

Golf clubs have a challenge on their hands, with continued growth in the leisure sector forecast over the next five years, how do, asks commercial drone operator Ocuair™, they get their fair share of that growth?

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Saved! A golf course that was on the brink of permanent closure is to remain in operation

Saved! A golf course that was on the brink of permanent closure is to remain in operation 0

🕔10:21, 5.Aug 2015

A nine-hole council-owned golf course in Wales that was to be shut down this year has been saved following a local, public outcry.

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Celtic Manor installs water feature

Celtic Manor installs water feature 0 Updated

🕔03:29, 5.Aug 2015

The Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, South Wales, has boosted the aesthetic of its golf clubhouse front with the addition of a new water feature.

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