Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March 0

🕔15:47, 31.Mar 2017

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at how, from Wimbledon to fireworks, the game is working together to boost participation.

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Top Welsh golf club closes down

Top Welsh golf club closes down 1

🕔11:55, 30.Mar 2017

A club described in the Welsh press as ‘one of Monmouthshire’s premier golf clubs’ is closing down after 30 years of trading.

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This club appoints first female captain in 230 years

This club appoints first female captain in 230 years 0

🕔12:44, 29.Mar 2017

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has appointed a woman to be its captain for the first time in its 230-year history.

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Another golf club to build holiday lodges

Another golf club to build holiday lodges 0

🕔14:44, 28.Mar 2017

Rothbury Golf Club in Northumberland has become the latest golf club to hope to build holiday lodges in order to boost income streams.

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Golf supplier Highspeed Group bought by Acumen

Golf supplier Highspeed Group bought by Acumen 0

🕔12:44, 27.Mar 2017

One of the biggest suppliers to the golf industry, Highspeed Group, probably best known for its ClearWater recycling systems, has been acquired by major waste management firm Acumen.

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PGA withdraws from England Golf Partnership

PGA withdraws from England Golf Partnership 1

🕔18:16, 24.Mar 2017

The body that represents professional golfers in England, the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), has said it is amicably withdrawing from the England Golf Partnership (EGP), the lead funding body for golf in England.

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Four Norfolk clubs hit by buggy thefts in three weeks

Four Norfolk clubs hit by buggy thefts in three weeks 1

🕔13:24, 23.Mar 2017

Four golf clubs in Norfolk have reported that thieves have attempted to steal batteries from their golf cars in the last three weeks.

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Midlands golf club to be converted into a housing estate

Midlands golf club to be converted into a housing estate 1

🕔12:45, 21.Mar 2017

A Warwickshire golf course is to be closed down and converted into 300 homes – just a few weeks after its council rejected an identical proposal.

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Scottish Golf makes more business-led appointments

Scottish Golf makes more business-led appointments 0

🕔12:18, 17.Mar 2017

Scottish Golf has recruited two more highly qualified individuals to its board of directors.

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The Point at Polzeath is England’s ‘Club of the Year’

The Point at Polzeath is England’s ‘Club of the Year’ 0

🕔12:01, 17.Mar 2017

The Point at Polzeath in Cornwall has been named England Golf’s ‘GolfMark Club of the Year’ at an award ceremony that also honoured Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull. GolfMark is an

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R&A to market the Open more to golf clubs

R&A to market the Open more to golf clubs 2

🕔12:49, 16.Mar 2017

The R&A has said it will market the Open Championship more to golf clubs and general sports fans in an attempt to broaden the game’s appeal.

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Closed down golf course is now a ‘dumping ground’

Closed down golf course is now a ‘dumping ground’ 0

🕔14:30, 15.Mar 2017

A Lancashire golf club that closed down last year has now become a dumping ground in which waste is higher than the roof of the former clubhouse.

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Golf group buys The Buckinghamshire for undisclosed sum

Golf group buys The Buckinghamshire for undisclosed sum 0

🕔13:18, 14.Mar 2017

A growing golf group, which bought Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent just five months ago, has now purchased The Buckinghamshire, the home of the Ladies European Tour for the last nine years.

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Irish membership decline slows but “more pain to come”

Irish membership decline slows but “more pain to come” 1

🕔12:52, 13.Mar 2017

The large fall in membership numbers of golf clubs in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has come to a halt, but the Golfing Union of Ireland’s (GUI) treasurer warns that there is “more pain to come”.

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Under threat Burnley golf club is saved

Under threat Burnley golf club is saved 0

🕔12:39, 10.Mar 2017

A Lancashire golf club that was in serious risk of closing down has had its future secured at the 11th hour, according to reports.

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Ex-members open new golf club in Staffordshire

Ex-members open new golf club in Staffordshire 2

🕔12:57, 9.Mar 2017

A new golf club has opened in Stoke on the site where a long-standing golf club closed down last year.

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Golf club operator investing in customer service data

Golf club operator investing in customer service data 0

🕔18:36, 8.Mar 2017

Mytime Active, which runs 16 UK golf venues, has announced it is testing a ‘customer service tracker’ to help it meet consumers’ demands.

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Nine-hole feeder course could open in Hampshire

Nine-hole feeder course could open in Hampshire 1

🕔12:47, 7.Mar 2017

A nine-hole par three golf course aimed at elderly golfers and beginners could open in Liss, Hampshire, now a planning application has been submitted.

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England Golf explains new ‘rogue player’ handicapping rule

England Golf explains new ‘rogue player’ handicapping rule 10

🕔12:42, 6.Mar 2017

England Golf has released a statement explaining why it has introduced a clause to CONGU’s handicapping system that requires players to return their scores to their home golf club.

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Will fireworks and music attract younger people to golf?

Will fireworks and music attract younger people to golf? 1

🕔15:41, 3.Mar 2017

It is hoped that a new and radically different European Tour event could have a positive impact on participation in the game.

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England Golf rewarded for boosting participation

England Golf rewarded for boosting participation 0 Updated

🕔07:44, 2.Mar 2017

A partnership featuring England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association is to receive £6.23 million over the next four years specifically to boost participation in golf.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 0 Updated

🕔06:44, 1.Mar 2017

From new evidence that the golf industry is growing to the contentious issue of senior discounts, February 2017 brought a degree of optimism to those working in golf clubs

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