Meet the golf course manager: The North Berwick GC’s Stuart Greenwood

Meet the golf course manager: The North Berwick GC’s Stuart Greenwood 0

🕔20:46, 31.Jan 2020

The club has well over 40,000 rounds of golf played on it every year. Stuart explains how this is achieved without suffering a decline in the quality of the links venue.

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Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month

Here’s our top three trends from the industry that took place in the last month 4

🕔15:42, 31.Jan 2020

From more signs that there is growing demand for short golf courses to the benefits of partnering with other clubs to appeal to ‘staycation’ golfers, the first month of 2020 has been encouraging for the industry.

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The growth of golf betting

The growth of golf betting 0

🕔15:44, 30.Jan 2020

Golf betting has been a growing trend in recent years – so much so that it is now one of the most popular sports in the UK to bet on.

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Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains

Yorkshire golf club apparently saved from closure although confusion remains 0

🕔11:13, 29.Jan 2020

A Yorkshire golf course that feared it was about to close down has apparently been saved, although some uncertainty about its future remains.

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Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Appointment: Peter Nye named as the new manager of Telford Hotel & Golf Resort 0

🕔09:48, 29.Jan 2020

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, the four-star hotel in Shropshire, has appointed Peter Nye as its new general manager.

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The new governance guide for UK golf clubs

The new governance guide for UK golf clubs 0

🕔07:38, 29.Jan 2020

At the end of last year a new governance guide for UK golf clubs was issued as part of a drive to modernise and grow the game. Here is a summary of the guide.

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Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins

Meet the PGA Pro: Richard Perkins 0

🕔05:33, 29.Jan 2020

The head professional at Walmer & Kingsdown GC in Kent talks about getting more juniors to play the game, being a Certified Putting Instructor and what he does to ensure maximum profitability from the pro shop.

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Irish golf clubs optimistic for 2020

Irish golf clubs optimistic for 2020 0

🕔20:26, 28.Jan 2020

A review of several Irish golf clubs has found optimism for the year ahead with many reporting that initiatives introduced in recent years have proved to be successful.

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Why offering reciprocal deals work

Why offering reciprocal deals work 0 Updated

🕔14:57, 26.Jan 2020

Offering members of other golf clubs the opportunity to play at your club for free is a proven way to increase the value of memberships at both venues. 

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How to keep golfers as safe as possible from lightning strikes

How to keep golfers as safe as possible from lightning strikes 0

🕔12:40, 25.Jan 2020

There is a complete lightning detection and warning system to keep members safe, from Biral and Reesink Turfcare.

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Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills

Golf in Asia: Managing Mission Hills 0 Updated

🕔13:45, 24.Jan 2020

With its 11 golf courses, Mission Hills in China is the biggest golf resort in the world. Here, the Chu brothers, who run it, known as the faces of golf in China, talk about the venue and growing the game around the world. 

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The rise of skill-based golf games at casinos

The rise of skill-based golf games at casinos 0

🕔12:07, 21.Jan 2020

For most of us, the most alluring thing about casino resorts is that they often have top-class golf courses attached to them.

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Cams Hall Estate becomes The Club Company’s 15th golf club

Cams Hall Estate becomes The Club Company’s 15th golf club 0

🕔13:52, 20.Jan 2020

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club in Hampshire has been acquired by The Club Company, its second purchase in the last year, meaning the organisation now owns 15 golf clubs.

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Club plans to woo a ‘major championship’ by 2021 with multi-million pound transformation

Club plans to woo a ‘major championship’ by 2021 with multi-million pound transformation 2

🕔12:05, 20.Jan 2020

A Scottish golf club hopes to host a ‘major championship’ by next year, after it has been given the green light to embark on a multi-million pound transformation.

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In their own words: Keith Pelley

In their own words: Keith Pelley 0

🕔10:47, 20.Jan 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the chief executive of the European Tour takes us through the organisation’s branding changes.

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Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty

Meet the director of golf: Langland Bay Golf Club’s Andrew Minty 1

🕔10:21, 20.Jan 2020

Andrew talks about how the club formed an affiliation with Pebble Beach in the USA, the awards both he and the club have won in recent years, the state of the game in Wales in 2020 and the Hollywood celebrities he’s worked with.

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UK’s busiest driving range to provide coaching for wounded personnel

UK’s busiest driving range to provide coaching for wounded personnel 0

🕔10:02, 20.Jan 2020

The UK’s busiest driving range has partnered with a programme that utilises golf to enhance the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel, to offer life-changing coaching.

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Wales Golf to run 2020 golf festival weekend

Wales Golf to run 2020 golf festival weekend 0

🕔07:03, 20.Jan 2020

Wales Golf is to launch a new festival weekend this year with five separate events open for new, junior and disabled golfers.

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In their own words: Jonathan Smith

In their own words: Jonathan Smith 0

🕔05:01, 20.Jan 2020

The founder and executive director of GEO Foundation explains the benefits to a golf club from going green.

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Prince’s Golf Club invests in sharpening equipment

Prince’s Golf Club invests in sharpening equipment 0 Updated

🕔12:54, 19.Jan 2020

Following a renovation project that has boosted Prince’s Golf Club in Kent’s course and course machinery, the club has invested in innovative new sharpening equipment.

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Fife golf clubs report best-ever figures

Fife golf clubs report best-ever figures 2

🕔11:49, 15.Jan 2020

A group of four historic Fife golf clubs that offer opportunities for golfers to play at all of them under the same package has said it saw ‘some of its best year-on-year booking figures during 2019’.

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Two leading pros take over Sunningdale Heath Golf Club

Two leading pros take over Sunningdale Heath Golf Club 5

🕔09:18, 15.Jan 2020

A published golf author and a golf radio host have taken over Sunningdale Heath Golf Club in Berkshire – the club that once had the Queen Mother as its captain.

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Birmingham golf course to switch from 18 to nine holes

Birmingham golf course to switch from 18 to nine holes 2

🕔07:15, 15.Jan 2020

A struggling golf club in Birmingham is to be revamped so that it will feature a nine-hole course and a footgolf course, in a move that should secure its future.

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Club given green light to build 92 homes to secure its future

Club given green light to build 92 homes to secure its future 0

🕔04:04, 15.Jan 2020

A Northumberland golf club that has financially struggled in recent years has been given the green light to have nearly 100 new homes built on part of its current course to prevent it from closing down.

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Yorkshire golf club could be sold – leaving a potential windfall for members

Yorkshire golf club could be sold – leaving a potential windfall for members 0

🕔20:34, 14.Jan 2020

Members of a golf club in Bradford have been discussing the sale of the facility to a housing developer, according to local reports.

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Staffordshire golf club bought by local family

Staffordshire golf club bought by local family 0

🕔17:43, 14.Jan 2020

A Staffordshire golf club has been bought by a group of individuals including the club’s current managing director and four other individuals.

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Golf club has 13 windows smashed by yobs

Golf club has 13 windows smashed by yobs 1

🕔09:12, 13.Jan 2020

A golf club in Bolton was attacked by a group of vandals on New Year’s Eve, who caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage as they smashed clubhouse windows.

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