Pro golfers should take time to reflect on mooted breakaway

Pro golfers should take time to reflect on mooted breakaway 0

🕔03:07, 20.Apr 2020

A penny for the thoughts of that trio, then, on the chatter around Premier Golf League (PGL), the breakaway competition that will cause a schism between golf’s elite players (the top 48 is mooted as the cut-off point for entry) and the rest.

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Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS

Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS 0 Updated

🕔05:58, 18.Apr 2020

A golf club has stated that, in spite of the financial troubles the golf industry faces due to the pandemic, it will donate a staggering 50 per cent of its online bookings for 2021 to the NHS to show its gratitude for its staff’s care throughout the crisis.

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Five-month-old baby joins golf club during the lockdown to safeguard its future

Five-month-old baby joins golf club during the lockdown to safeguard its future 0

🕔10:09, 17.Apr 2020

The manager of a Welsh golf club has hailed the “marvellous gesture” of a member who has bought an annual subscription for his five-month-old son so that the club can stay in business as it faces a “battle for survival” due to the pandemic.

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‘Golf courses could now reopen’ says professor of tropical medicine 

‘Golf courses could now reopen’ says professor of tropical medicine  8

🕔08:42, 16.Apr 2020

One of the world’s leading tropical medicine scientists has singled out golf as a game that can be played safely provided guidance is issued, leading to calls that golf courses currently closed due to the lockdown should be allowed to reopen.

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‘The golf club donations are still coming in – it has taken us aback’

‘The golf club donations are still coming in – it has taken us aback’ 1

🕔11:13, 15.Apr 2020

Another two Scottish golf clubs have set up successful appeals for money during the pandemic as another two clubs announce they are offering free memberships to NHS staff.

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National charity provides six golfing ideas for families to survive the lockdown

National charity provides six golfing ideas for families to survive the lockdown 0

🕔18:40, 14.Apr 2020

The Golf Foundation, a national charity that helps disadvantaged young people grow through golf, has created six ideas to help families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The benefits to golf clubs from brand partnerships

The benefits to golf clubs from brand partnerships 0

🕔15:13, 14.Apr 2020

Brand partnerships between golf clubs and other organisations are low-cost initiatives that can enhance the golf club’s brand entirely by association alone, while delivering real financial results at the same time, writes Stephen Nicholson.

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Two historic golf clubs launch appeals for donations and members

Two historic golf clubs launch appeals for donations and members 10

🕔11:26, 14.Apr 2020

Two more historic golf clubs, both established in the 19th century, have launched appeals for either donations or income to keep them afloat during the coronavirus lockdown.

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The Times analyses what opening up golf courses would mean

The Times analyses what opening up golf courses would mean 23

🕔12:34, 13.Apr 2020

The Times newspaper has carried out an analysis of what legislation that would force golf courses to be open to the public during the coronavirus lockdown would mean.

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More than half of golf clubs have introduced an emergency renewal scheme

More than half of golf clubs have introduced an emergency renewal scheme 30

🕔11:50, 12.Apr 2020

A survey of golf club members has found that just over half of golf clubs have introduced some form of scheme to make it easier for members to renew during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

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How to use the pandemic to ensure your golf club’s bar and restaurant can grow

How to use the pandemic to ensure your golf club’s bar and restaurant can grow 0

🕔10:29, 12.Apr 2020

Food and beverage consultant Steven Brown explores what golf clubs can do to ensure their bars and restaurants can be as profitable as possible after the Covid-19 lockdown period ends.

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More golf clubs offering incentives to members to join or renew during the pandemic

More golf clubs offering incentives to members to join or renew during the pandemic 1

🕔12:05, 11.Apr 2020

The world’s fifth oldest golf venue has said its annual income is 30 per cent down as only 400 people have purchased a season ticket in early April when usually twice that number buy one. And this excludes any loss in green fee income.

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You now could be fined £960 for playing golf

You now could be fined £960 for playing golf 2

🕔11:23, 11.Apr 2020

A Scottish newspaper has reported that golfers now face fines for playing the game during the lockdown – which can increase to £960 if they have been caught breaching the rules five times.

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Golf club offers to pay the interest on members’ direct debit subscriptions; Scottish Golf furloughs majority of its staff

Golf club offers to pay the interest on members’ direct debit subscriptions; Scottish Golf furloughs majority of its staff 2

🕔11:19, 10.Apr 2020

A leading Lancashire golf club has said it will pay the interest on direct debit subscriptions for all members who renew their annual policy by April 15, while Scottish Golf has announced it has furloughed most of its employees.

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Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown

Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown 4

🕔11:57, 9.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has said that walkers who have been using its course during the lockdown have now damaged the venue, while an English club has revealed 50 trophies have been stolen.

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Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this?

Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this? 3

🕔13:10, 8.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has warned that the pandemic may mean it doesn’t reopen – although more countries are allowing golf to be played at the moment, which is giving hope to the industry.

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‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs

‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs 1

🕔08:58, 8.Apr 2020

Golf club suppliers Tacit and Eagle have produced health worker supporting flags that can be flown on venues’ main flag poles and on pin flags, with a substantial element of the profits going towards the health systems.

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Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown?

Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown? 38

🕔16:50, 7.Apr 2020

Three MPs have called on golf clubs to allow members of the public to walk across them during the lockdown, but some golf club managers disagree.

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Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal

Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal 3

🕔16:45, 7.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared it was about to close down due to the coronavirus lockdown has said a series of initiatives it launched to raise money has brought in a life-saving total of £70,000 in one week.

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‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’

‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’ 5

🕔16:40, 7.Apr 2020

The captain of last year’s victorious European Solheim Cup team, Catriona Matthew, has called on a golf club to suspend the memberships of golfers who have broken lockdown rules and played at their club.

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Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest

Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest 12

🕔16:29, 7.Apr 2020

A golf club has already received £25,000 of coronavirus funding from the Scottish government – money that has ‘secured its future’.

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Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club

Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club 1

🕔16:20, 7.Apr 2020

Two members of a Dorset golf club, one an orthopaedic surgeon and the other a builder, have ensured that tens of thousands of Personal Protective Equipment have been given to the NHS for staff to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘We explored every option for playing The Open but it is not going to be possible’

‘We explored every option for playing The Open but it is not going to be possible’ 4

🕔15:30, 6.Apr 2020

The chief executive of The R&A has explained why the governing body for golf for most of the world has had to cancel the 2020 Open Championship for the first time since World War Two.

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96 ladies welcome their new captain on Zoom; Golf club permanently closes after 60 years; Another course vandalised during the lockdown

96 ladies welcome their new captain on Zoom; Golf club permanently closes after 60 years; Another course vandalised during the lockdown 0

🕔11:50, 6.Apr 2020

A golf club in Manchester has welcomed its new ladies’ captain via modern technology, as more than 90 female members surprised her by appearing on a video conferencing app at the same time.

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From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world

From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world 3

🕔12:51, 2.Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has not just had a huge impact on the UK golf industry, but arguably every golf industry around the world – both for better and for worse.

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‘It’s just a case of keeping the contacts going with people who have had no option but to cancel’

‘It’s just a case of keeping the contacts going with people who have had no option but to cancel’ 4

🕔12:12, 1.Apr 2020

Some golf club managers are reporting that 2020 will be a disastrous year for them due to coronavirus – but many golfers who have asked for green fee refunds have said they will be back in 2021.

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