Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May 0 Updated

🕔23:59, 31.May 2016

From the contentious issue of concessions for elderly golfers to that Muirfield vote, here’s the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May.

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#GetintoGolf extended to Scotland this summer

#GetintoGolf extended to Scotland this summer 0

🕔17:58, 31.May 2016

The #GetintoGolf campaign, which England Golf believes led to 3,900 people joining golf clubs last year, is being extended to Scotland for this summer.

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Scenic golf course down to just 15 members

Scenic golf course down to just 15 members 0

🕔13:12, 27.May 2016

One of the most picturesque golf clubs in the UK, Isle of Barra GC in Scotland, could close as it is down to just 15 members, even though membership costs just £75 per year.

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Call for legal action against golf clubs if they breach Equality Act

Call for legal action against golf clubs if they breach Equality Act 2

🕔12:10, 26.May 2016

A golf club administrator who says that some golf clubs are failing to comply with the Equality Act has called for an awareness campaign to be started and even for legal action to be taken against some venues.

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Golf clubs are growing their memberships by offering 9-hole golf

Golf clubs are growing their memberships by offering 9-hole golf 0

🕔12:43, 25.May 2016

At least two golf clubs in Scotland have said their memberships have grown because they have been offering 9-hole competitions.

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Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s golf courses

Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s golf courses 0

🕔12:08, 24.May 2016

Two golf clubs in Dundee have made a plea to local dog owners to do more to stop their animals causing damage to their greens.

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How Prince’s Golf Club in Kent achieved GEO certification

How Prince’s Golf Club in Kent achieved GEO certification 0 Updated

🕔03:39, 24.May 2016

Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) sustainability associate Tony Hanson explains how Prince’s Golf Club in Kent achieved GEO certification following his audit – which shows the world the club is environmentally friendly

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Huge rise in club golfers playing in Stableford competitions

Huge rise in club golfers playing in Stableford competitions 0

🕔12:04, 23.May 2016

Surprising new data has found that although UK golf clubs are still losing members, the remaining members are playing much more competitive rounds of golf, and especially Stableford competitions.

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Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible

Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible 0

🕔13:41, 19.May 2016

The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that Muirfield’s decision to continue refusing women on becoming members is “indefensible”.

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What is unjust enrichment?

What is unjust enrichment? 0 Updated

🕔23:56, 18.May 2016

At the heart of HMRC’s VAT rebate to private members’ golf clubs on green fee income is the issue of ‘unjust enrichment’. Adrian Houstoun details what it is, why it has played such a prominent role in the case and what the bearing of it on the final amount clubs can claim will be.

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Golf club ends concessions for elderly golfers

Golf club ends concessions for elderly golfers 2

🕔12:28, 17.May 2016

Stockwood Park Golf Club in Luton has ended its practice of offering concessions to elderly members – a move that has angered some but others do not approve of these policies in the first place.

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There are almost as many UK golfers as tennis and badminton players combined

There are almost as many UK golfers as tennis and badminton players combined 1

🕔12:36, 16.May 2016

A report on golf’s value to the UK’s economy has found that despite recent falls in participation there are almost as many regular golfers in the UK than tennis and badminton players combined.

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Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children

Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children 1

🕔15:58, 13.May 2016

An innovative Essex golf club has introduced free golf to every child aged 10 or under who are the child or grandchild of any member of the club.

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Golf successfully used again to tackle antisocial behaviour

Golf successfully used again to tackle antisocial behaviour 0

🕔13:09, 12.May 2016

Another community golf project, this time in Wales, has led to a massive decrease in antisocial behaviour among teenagers.

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This club has been praised for bringing both juniors and females into golf

This club has been praised for bringing both juniors and females into golf 0

🕔11:16, 11.May 2016

A golf club in Cheshire has been praised by both a leading charity and a sport development group for its work at introducing children and females to golf. In the UK women and children make up a disproportionately small number

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Golfer fails to sue club after hole-in-one prize not as good as hoped

Golfer fails to sue club after hole-in-one prize not as good as hoped 2

🕔14:47, 9.May 2016

A golfer has failed in his attempt to sue a golf club after the hole-in-one car he won was less than half the value the thought it was going to be.

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The financial potential from golf lodges

The financial potential from golf lodges 0 Updated

🕔07:37, 9.May 2016

Part of the Highland Golf Links, Kingsmills Hotel needed to accommodate a growing number of customers. It therefore ordered five-star pre-built lodges for golfers to enjoy before and after their rounds

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HMRC paves the way for golf clubs to claim millions back in green fee VAT

HMRC paves the way for golf clubs to claim millions back in green fee VAT 0

🕔11:35, 6.May 2016

HMRC has said it ‘accepts that supplies of sporting services made to both members and non-members by non-profit making members’ sports clubs can be treated as exempt from VAT’ and is offering guidance on how money can be claimed back.

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Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club

Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club 3

🕔12:05, 5.May 2016

A golfer who sued his own golf club after suffering brain damage when being hit on the head by a stray ball has lost his case in a landmark ruling that could have huge ramifications for golf clubs.

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Adidas to sell most of its golf division

Adidas to sell most of its golf division 0

🕔11:55, 4.May 2016

One of the biggest golf companies in the world, Adidas, which owns TaylorMade and Ashworth among other brands, has said it is selling most of its golf unit following a drop in participation in the game, especially in the USA.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in the last month

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in the last month 0

🕔13:23, 3.May 2016

From England being set to lose its place as Europe’s number one country for golf club membership to the stigma that golf should also lose – for negativity – we review the last month in the industry.

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This golf club has been recognised as a ‘key learning destination’ by Children’s University

This golf club has been recognised as a ‘key learning destination’ by Children’s University 0

🕔11:36, 3.May 2016

The Children’s University, an international charity that encourages children to develop new interests outside of the school day, has singled out Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club in Coventry for praise.

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‘Keep rotary blades sharp for most efficient cut’ advises greenkeeping expert

‘Keep rotary blades sharp for most efficient cut’ advises greenkeeping expert 0

🕔11:20, 1.May 2016

Michael Hampton, Turfcare parts manager at Lely Turfcare, has advised greenkeepers that sharp, well-maintained rotary blades are the key to the most efficient cut, and the most superior after-cut appearance possible.

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