Tacit and Eagle create ‘Clap For Carers’ golf signage image

Tacit and Eagle create ‘Clap For Carers’ golf signage image 0

🕔17:58, 31.Mar 2020

Leading suppliers to golf clubs and courses across the UK, Tacit and Eagle, have created a sign image to remind the golf industry – and the nation – to clap for NHS staff at 8pm on Thursdays.

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Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates

Financial support for the golf industry in England and Scotland: The latest coronavirus updates 5

🕔16:01, 31.Mar 2020

Sport England has announced £195 million of funding – in addition to what the government has announced, while some golf clubs in Scotland have reported that they have been unsuccessful in applying for a one-off COVID-19 grant of £25,000. 

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Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf

Some golfers are ignoring guidelines and playing golf 18

🕔12:02, 31.Mar 2020

There are reports from across the country that some people are ignoring the guidelines not to play golf during the COVID-19 lockdown – and are even being abusive if asked to stop playing.

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Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’

Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’ 4

🕔11:16, 31.Mar 2020

There is hope: After the Spanish Flu pandemic, golf participation around the world doubled during the ‘Roaring Twenties’, and the game became so popular that handicapping was standardised, the Ryder Cup started and the Open Championship began charging people to attend.

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‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’

‘We are asking for the support of our members and visitors at this difficult time’ 1

🕔11:19, 30.Mar 2020

A renowned Highland links has launched a series of initiatives to raise money so that it can survive the lockdown.

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‘Very few people have asked for a refund’

‘Very few people have asked for a refund’ 10

🕔15:28, 29.Mar 2020

The secretary manager of the seventh oldest golf club in the world has said that golfers have generally been expressing support for his club so far during the coronavirus lockdown, but he is understandably concerned about the future.

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Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19

Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19 2

🕔14:23, 29.Mar 2020

From a golf club that’s inspiring the industry to raise money for the NHS to ones that have been distributing food, the coronavirus has brought out the best in many golf clubs.

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COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates

COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates 5

🕔11:36, 28.Mar 2020

The PGA has launched a ‘COVID-19 Helpline’ to support its members and golf clubs through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Meet the director of golf: Nairn Dunbar Golf Club’s Robbie Stewart

Meet the director of golf: Nairn Dunbar Golf Club’s Robbie Stewart 0

🕔15:27, 27.Mar 2020

Robbie talks about increased professionalism in the industry today, the transition from PGA professional to golf club manager, the restoration works that have been taking place at his course and the benefits of having a leading pro linked to the club.

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Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week

Greenkeepers can mow greens a maximum of three times per week 0

🕔19:09, 26.Mar 2020

The R&A and greenkeeping association BIGGA have issued guidance to golf clubs about what their greenkeepers should do during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update

Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update 4

🕔13:02, 26.Mar 2020

Scottish golf clubs that have been forced into temporary closure by the coronavirus crisis are eligible for a one-off Scottish government grant of £25,000.

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Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic

Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic 4

🕔15:11, 25.Mar 2020

This guidance, from the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA), examines the government’s job reimbursement scheme, self-isolation and SSP, childcare issues and clubhouse and course closures against the backdrop of COVID-19.

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‘All UK golf courses must now close’

‘All UK golf courses must now close’ 12

🕔09:21, 24.Mar 2020

England Golf, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf have all issued statements saying that their affiliated clubs must close with immediate effect and that golfers should stay at home, but greenkeepers can still attend work.

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Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest

Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest 3

🕔15:40, 23.Mar 2020

Some pro shops at golf clubs closed down this weekend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England

Coronavirus outbreak – what is happening to golf in England 1

🕔15:37, 23.Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a virtual shutdown in many countries across the world, and one of the main casualties of the virus has been sports.

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You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones

You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones 0

🕔17:46, 22.Mar 2020

After five years of mower usage, repair costs soar while the value of the machines slump. So don’t repair machinery after five years; the money saved can fund the leasing of brand new mowers, explains Ian Henderson.

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Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves

Golfers urged to maintain two metre distances between themselves 14

🕔13:35, 22.Mar 2020

Golfers are being urged to maintain a minimum of two metre gaps between each other while playing – otherwise clubs fear they will be closed down entirely due to coronavirus.

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Meet the PGA pro: Lee Brotherhood

Meet the PGA pro: Lee Brotherhood 0

🕔17:31, 21.Mar 2020

The head PGA professional at Hollywood Golf Club in Birmingham details how he keeps track of members’ consumer interests and what he’s doing to get more women and beginners to play golf.

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Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update

Golf courses can remain open; Clubs close bars and restaurants; More clubs offering free golf; War on coronavirus update 4

🕔11:27, 21.Mar 2020

Golf courses can remain open for now but clubs have closed their bars and restaurants as more golf clubs are offering free golf to the general public and in particular key workers during this national crisis.

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The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended

The Rules of Golf have been urgently amended 4

🕔17:54, 20.Mar 2020

Scottish Golf has issued a statement that, in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Rules of Golf have been dramatically amended and applied with immediate effect.

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Company profile: Bernhard and Company

Company profile: Bernhard and Company 0

🕔17:02, 20.Mar 2020

A Danish golf club that invested in two grinders in 2017 has seen turf definition and the playing surface improve, and the club’s mechanic is now even helping other clubs in the area with their machinery maintenance as a result.

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Woodhall Spa safeguards home of English Golf with Toro

Woodhall Spa safeguards home of English Golf with Toro 0

🕔12:17, 20.Mar 2020

It’s a relationship over two decades strong, therefore it’s no surprise that when it came to renewing its machinery fleet as it concluded what is widely recognised as the biggest in-house golf renovation project in the UK, that Woodhall Spa GC chose Toro again.

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Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update

Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update 2

🕔11:40, 20.Mar 2020

An English golf and country club has offered all 30 of its bedrooms to the NHS until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

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Aftermarket Dealer Awards winners announced

Aftermarket Dealer Awards winners announced 0

🕔19:49, 19.Mar 2020

Reesink Turfcare recognised its dealers at its annual Aftermarket Dealer Awards ceremony, which was held in February.

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Top 8 health benefits of golf for teens

Top 8 health benefits of golf for teens 0

🕔15:30, 19.Mar 2020

Golf is one of the best-received sports nowadays. It’s a low-injury activity often referred to as a gentleman’s game or sport of leisure. The more popular it became, the more researchers strived to find out the many kinds of benefits that golf offers.

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‘Another nail in the coffin’

‘Another nail in the coffin’ 0

🕔13:05, 19.Mar 2020

Chris Gray, manager of Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure in Yorkshire, argues that the proposal that giving nomadic golfers an official handicap by attaching them to a local club will lead to clubs closing.

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Golf club member dies; A club is offering free golf; Council-run clubs are closing: Coronavirus update

Golf club member dies; A club is offering free golf; Council-run clubs are closing: Coronavirus update 6

🕔11:13, 19.Mar 2020

A Scottish golf club has announced that one of its members has died after contracting COVID-19.

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