The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April

The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April 1

🕔14:57, 28.Apr 2017

April was all about health and golf. The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the top three trends of the month, including why alcohol is so good for the game

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Golf club members are teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK

Golf club members are teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK 1

🕔12:39, 28.Apr 2017

A major new golf competition is being launched that will see thousands of golf club members raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Golf club markets to families after £125k refurb

Golf club markets to families after £125k refurb 0

🕔12:28, 26.Apr 2017

A Nottinghamshire golf club that has just undergone a £125,000 refurbishment is now marketing to families to visit the venue.

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Fairway Credit helps golf clubs go paperless

Fairway Credit helps golf clubs go paperless 0

🕔16:20, 25.Apr 2017

Clubs welcome the digitisation of membership fee collections – Fairway Credit makes golf club managers lives easier with HowDoIPay integration and a new online paperless monthly instalment facility. The Golf Business reports

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Playing regular golf is ‘good for your brain’

Playing regular golf is ‘good for your brain’ 1

🕔13:32, 25.Apr 2017

A new study has found that doing moderate exercise such as the walking involved in regular games of golf is the best way to slow down the brain’s ageing process if you’re over 50.

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Is it possible to maintain healthy turfgrass with just one application of fertiliser?

Is it possible to maintain healthy turfgrass with just one application of fertiliser? 0

🕔16:15, 24.Apr 2017

One of the world’s foremost experts on turfgrass disease management, John Dempsey PhD, last year carried out a major trial on whether it’s possible to maintain healthy turfgrass on a fairway with just one application of a controlled release fertiliser

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Another club is rescued by local PGA professional

Another club is rescued by local PGA professional

🕔13:43, 24.Apr 2017

A golf club that entered administration towards the end of last year has had its future secured after a local businessman bought it and a local professional golfer took over the running of it.

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Closed golf venue to reopen as a footgolf facility

Closed golf venue to reopen as a footgolf facility 0

🕔14:23, 21.Apr 2017

A municipal golf venue that closed down in 2015 when the council stopped subsidising it is likely to reopen as a footgolf course later this year.

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Premier League chairman may build golf hotel

Premier League chairman may build golf hotel 0

🕔12:28, 20.Apr 2017

The former chairman of a Premier League football club has said he may build a hotel next to a golf club, which should benefit both parties.

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Meet the golf club manager: James Fuller

Meet the golf club manager: James Fuller 2 Updated

🕔21:54, 19.Apr 2017

The Golf Business speaks to the general manager of The Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge about running a club with more than 1,300 members

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‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’

‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’ 3

🕔11:52, 19.Apr 2017

The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack to 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen.

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Golf group launches alternative to flexible memberships

Golf group launches alternative to flexible memberships 0

🕔15:25, 18.Apr 2017

A group that runs seven golf clubs in the UK has launched a flexible membership option which is different to the traditional offerings that have been a major industry trend in the last few years.

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Half of Mytime Active’s golf clubs to offer footgolf

Half of Mytime Active’s golf clubs to offer footgolf 0

🕔12:00, 13.Apr 2017

One of Britain’s largest golf club operators has said at least half of its venues will offer footgolf, the sport that’s a hybrid of football and golf.

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Fraud at Yorkshire golf clubs on the rise

Fraud at Yorkshire golf clubs on the rise 0

🕔11:20, 12.Apr 2017

The secretary of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs (YUGC) has said that at least two of its member clubs were victims of fraud in 2016.

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Legal matters: Advertising issues clubs need to consider

Legal matters: Advertising issues clubs need to consider 0 Updated

🕔22:28, 11.Apr 2017

NGCAA chief executive Jackie Howe comments on issues clubs may have to deal with when marketing themselves

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This club is offering free golf to youngsters

This club is offering free golf to youngsters 0

🕔11:01, 11.Apr 2017

A Kent golf club is offering free membership to juniors as part of a drive to encourage more youngsters to play the game.

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Police searching for golf club deer hunter

Police searching for golf club deer hunter 0

🕔12:40, 10.Apr 2017

Poachers have used snares and crossbows on a Scottish golf course to kill at least three deer, according to police.

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American golf clubs using fitness to attract women

American golf clubs using fitness to attract women 0

🕔12:19, 6.Apr 2017

A report in the Wall Street Journal has found that there has been a large trend in which golf clubs are expanding their fitness offerings in order to attract women to their venues.

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Scottish Golf to work with European Tour winner

Scottish Golf to work with European Tour winner 0

🕔12:49, 5.Apr 2017

The two-time European Tour winner, Stephen McAllister, is to work with Scottish Golf to increase business opportunities that will benefit Scottish golf clubs.

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Major new golf publication to launch

Major new golf publication to launch 0

🕔12:58, 4.Apr 2017

A golf magazine for people who run golf clubs is to be launched this month. The Golf Business is to be sent to approximately 97 percent of all golf venues in the UK and Ireland.

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Club aims to sell alcohol on the course

Club aims to sell alcohol on the course 3

🕔14:42, 3.Apr 2017

One of the leading golf clubs in the UK has applied to its local council for permission to sell alcohol to golfers – while they are playing on the course.

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