Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in October

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in October 0

🕔16:40, 31.Oct 2016

From how the weak pound is proving to be of worth to golf clubs to why a small blue butterfly spells a PR victory for the golf industry, October was a fascinating month for the UK golf industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir.

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Golf club members are getting older

Golf club members are getting older 1

🕔15:44, 28.Oct 2016

England Golf’s biennial research into the state of the nation’s golf club industry has found a large rise in the age of members of golf clubs in just two years.

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At least four UK golf clubs close down

At least four UK golf clubs close down 0

🕔12:12, 27.Oct 2016

At least four golf clubs have announced they are closing or have closed in the space of a few days as many venues are continuing to struggle in the current economic climate.

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Modern golf club has its future secured for the next 9 years

Modern golf club has its future secured for the next 9 years 0

🕔11:55, 25.Oct 2016

With more golf clubs closing down this autumn, Edwalton Golf Centre in Nottingham has been told its future has been secured until at least 2025.

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BTME 2017 to offer largest-ever Continue to Learn

BTME 2017 to offer largest-ever Continue to Learn 0 Updated

🕔07:09, 25.Oct 2016

The largest-ever programme of education at a turf industry event in Europe has been unveiled by BIGGA.

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36 hole golf club to convert 9 holes into a vineyard

36 hole golf club to convert 9 holes into a vineyard 0

🕔12:39, 24.Oct 2016

A Sussex golf club has come up with a unique way to increase its revenue streams – it is going to convert a quarter of its golf course land into a vineyard.

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43% of leisure industry staff have been injured at work

43% of leisure industry staff have been injured at work 0

🕔11:43, 21.Oct 2016

A study of people who work in Britain’s leisure and hospitality industry has found that nearly half have suffered an injury at work and more than two thirds claim their working environment to be a health and safety hazard.

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This visually impaired golfer has just hit his second hole in one

This visually impaired golfer has just hit his second hole in one 0

🕔12:17, 20.Oct 2016

A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.

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Six Derbyshire golf clubs join forces

Six Derbyshire golf clubs join forces 0

🕔12:15, 18.Oct 2016

Six Derbyshire golf clubs have set up a group so they can work together to attract people to join and visit their clubs – and have already secured government funding for what they’re doing.

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Surge in US golfers visiting top Scottish clubs due to weak pound

Surge in US golfers visiting top Scottish clubs due to weak pound 1

🕔13:35, 17.Oct 2016

The fall in the strength of the pound as a result of Brexit appears to be having a positive effect on the UK’s most prestigious golf clubs, especially in Scotland.

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Private members’ golf clubs are receiving VAT windfalls

Private members’ golf clubs are receiving VAT windfalls 0

🕔12:18, 14.Oct 2016

Private members’ golf clubs in Scotland have been receiving huge windfalls from the treasury in recent days following a legal dispute that has been going on for decades.

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This PGA pro has saved the life of a golfer who literally died on his course

This PGA pro has saved the life of a golfer who literally died on his course 1

🕔12:23, 13.Oct 2016

The assistant PGA professional at Nuneaton Golf Club in Warwickshire has helped bring back to life a club member who collapsed and died on the course.

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Playing golf remains the number one lie men use when they’re having an affair

Playing golf remains the number one lie men use when they’re having an affair 0

🕔13:41, 11.Oct 2016

‘Playing golf’ is by far the most popular lie men use when they are having an affair, according to new data.

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Royal Dornoch asked to pay £2m for grazing rights

Royal Dornoch asked to pay £2m for grazing rights 0

🕔12:41, 10.Oct 2016

The historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been asked to pay £2 million to a crofter in exchange for him giving up his right to graze sheep and cattle on its land.

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Ethical funding body gives golf club £27k to aerate course

Ethical funding body gives golf club £27k to aerate course 1

🕔12:44, 7.Oct 2016

The not-for-profit ethical funding organisation and environmental body, SUEZ Communities Trust, has granted Ravensworth Golf Club in Gateshead £27,000 to spend on aerating its course.

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Number of golfers with a smartphone doubles in 4 years

Number of golfers with a smartphone doubles in 4 years 1

🕔13:30, 6.Oct 2016

A survey of how people use the internet has found that 90 per cent of golfers now have a smartphone, meaning the number has doubled in just four years.

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Endangered butterfly species now growing thanks to golf greenkeepers

Endangered butterfly species now growing thanks to golf greenkeepers 0

🕔12:08, 4.Oct 2016

A species of butterfly that had been in decline for a number of years is now growing in Ayrshire thanks to greenkeepers working at golf clubs.

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Golf event raises staggering amount for charity

Golf event raises staggering amount for charity 0

🕔12:08, 3.Oct 2016

A golf day at Stoke Park Country Club has raised more than £140,000 for charity – thought to be the highest amount ever raised in one day at a UK golf club.

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What does Brexit mean for the golf industry?

What does Brexit mean for the golf industry? 0

🕔09:01, 1.Oct 2016

Adrian Houstoun, a partner and VAT specialist at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, analyses what Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will mean for golf clubs – especially in relation to VAT on green fees

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