Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in May

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in May 0

🕔20:21, 31.May 2017

From the inaugural GolfSixes tournament to vital research about what children and their parents think about the game, May could end up being an important month for the industry’s future, writes Alistair Dunsmuir

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Cancer charity says one round of golf is as healthy as exercising for a week

Cancer charity says one round of golf is as healthy as exercising for a week 0

🕔12:59, 31.May 2017

The UK’s leading source of cancer care, Macmillan Cancer Support, has called on everyone to take up golf.

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In their own words: Golf Union of Wales CEO Richard Dixon

In their own words: Golf Union of Wales CEO Richard Dixon 0

🕔19:56, 30.May 2017

The chief executive of the Golf Union of Wales, Richard Dixon, writes exclusively for The Golf Business about the growth of the game in Wales.

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Golf club issues health warning over blackfly

Golf club issues health warning over blackfly 1

🕔11:22, 30.May 2017

A Herefordshire golf club has issued a warning to golfers about one of the most common insects in the UK after a man lost his memory following a bite.

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Meet the manager: Gleneagles’ director of golf, Gary Silcock

Meet the manager: Gleneagles’ director of golf, Gary Silcock 0 Updated

🕔07:28, 27.May 2017

Gary Silcock is the director of golf at 2014 Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles. He tells The Golf Business the measures that have been introduced to keep a large, high net-worth membership happy.

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‘Inspirational’ champions of junior golf rewarded

‘Inspirational’ champions of junior golf rewarded 0 Updated

🕔11:57, 26.May 2017

The Golf Foundation has celebrated the ‘inspirational work’ of volunteers and professionals who have provided young people from all backgrounds and abilities with a start in the game.

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Scottish golf clubs encouraged to shape their future

Scottish golf clubs encouraged to shape their future 0

🕔11:18, 26.May 2017

The organisation that runs amateur golf in Scotland is calling on every golf club to engage in a consultation exercise this June.

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Hotel group launches ‘free golf for children’ initiative

Hotel group launches ‘free golf for children’ initiative 0

🕔13:01, 24.May 2017

The UK’s largest independent hotel group, Macdonald Hotel & Resorts, has launched a scheme that will provide free membership for children at five golf clubs.

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95% of parents think golf is good for kids

95% of parents think golf is good for kids 1

🕔11:57, 23.May 2017

A new survey has found that almost all parents believe that golf provides a safe environment for their children and that it can teach them valuable life skills.

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Should I employ a chef or a cook?

Should I employ a chef or a cook? 0 Updated

🕔05:19, 23.May 2017

Food and beverage consultant Steven Brown has visited many golf clubs in recent months, all in order to help them make their bars and restaurants more profitable. Here, he outlines the most common questions he has been asked – and what his responses have been.

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This is Cranleigh Golf Club’s first ever female captain

This is Cranleigh Golf Club’s first ever female captain 0

🕔11:39, 22.May 2017

A leading Surrey golf club has appointed a woman to be its captain for the first time in its history.

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Food and beverage: Meet Gleneagles’ hotel manager Conor O’Leary

Food and beverage: Meet Gleneagles’ hotel manager Conor O’Leary 0 Updated

🕔06:12, 20.May 2017

Conor O’Leary is the hotel manager of Gleneagles. The resort has eight bars and restaurants, which are thriving businesses regardless of the golf courses. Here, he tells us some of the secrets to their success.

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This is the UK’s first golf course winery

This is the UK’s first golf course winery 0

🕔13:57, 19.May 2017

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate in West Sussex has planted 38,000 vines and has become the first golf club in the UK to also be a winery.

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Golf clubs set for another multi-million pound VAT rebate

Golf clubs set for another multi-million pound VAT rebate 2

🕔11:59, 18.May 2017

Private members’ golf clubs could be in line for a VAT rebate worth hundreds of millions of pounds – in addition to the huge payouts hundreds received just a few months ago.

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Sponsored feature: Linkscover exclusively committed to golf club insurance

Sponsored feature: Linkscover exclusively committed to golf club insurance 0

🕔06:37, 17.May 2017

Last year a golf insurance specialist launched Linkscover to the UK market, and golf clubs are benefiting from improved cover and reduced premiums.

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This golf club will give free membership to ‘the south’s unluckiest golfer’

This golf club will give free membership to ‘the south’s unluckiest golfer’ 0

🕔16:27, 16.May 2017

A Kent golf club has launched a competition to find ‘the south’s unluckiest golfer’ and will give him or her three months of free membership.

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Arsonists hit golf club twice in three days

Arsonists hit golf club twice in three days 0

🕔11:56, 15.May 2017

Arsonists have attacked a top Scottish golf club twice in the space of three days.

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Golf clubs asked to share biodiversity data

Golf clubs asked to share biodiversity data 0 Updated

🕔12:11, 14.May 2017

A major UK biodiversity partnership is calling on greenkeepers and golfers to share crucial biological data with it to help educate the world.

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Social media ‘causes slow play on the golf course’

Social media ‘causes slow play on the golf course’ 0

🕔12:35, 12.May 2017

A new survey of golfers has found that over half believe the use of social media on golf courses is contributing towards slow play in the game.

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Legal matters: Out of hours emails and incorporated clubs voting at AGMs

Legal matters: Out of hours emails and incorporated clubs voting at AGMs 0 Updated

🕔06:05, 12.May 2017

Do you expect employees to answer emails outside of working hours? And who can vote at an AGM if your golf club is incorporated?

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This man has just hit this course’s first ever hole-in-one – and he’s the manager

This man has just hit this course’s first ever hole-in-one – and he’s the manager 0

🕔11:48, 11.May 2017

It’s not that unusual for a golfer to hit a hole-in-one on a golf course – but when the golfer is the club’s secretary and nobody had ever done this before, then it becomes a story.

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Darwin Escapes enters golf market

Darwin Escapes enters golf market 0

🕔12:09, 10.May 2017

A company that owns 19 holiday parks in the UK has entered the golf market by purchasing a leading golf club in Yorkshire.

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds 0

🕔21:47, 9.May 2017

The chief executive for Scottish Golf writes exclusively for The Golf Business on the opportunities for the industry in Scotland.

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Lord Cobham buys prestigious golf club for £2.25m

Lord Cobham buys prestigious golf club for £2.25m 0

🕔11:36, 9.May 2017

The 12th Viscount Cobham, Christopher Charles Lyttelton, has bought Hagley Golf and Country Club in the West Midlands, for a reported asking price of £2.25 million.

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32 golf clubs will take on GolfSixes branding

32 golf clubs will take on GolfSixes branding 0

🕔11:48, 8.May 2017

The GolfSixes tournament, which saw fireworks, music, a shot clock and top golfers competing over six holes of golf, has already had a positive effect on golf participation, according to a charity.

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Nine-hole golf is growing rapidly across England

Nine-hole golf is growing rapidly across England 1

🕔12:28, 5.May 2017

The organisation that runs amateur golf in England says that the growth of non 18-hole formats of golf has been a major trend in the last 12 months.

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Postcode lottery for golf clubs due to business rates rise

Postcode lottery for golf clubs due to business rates rise 0

🕔11:59, 4.May 2017

A survey on how changes to business rates will affect golf clubs has found that venues in south west and central England are seeing the largest rises.

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