The legal issues for golf clubs surrounding the resumption of golf

The legal issues for golf clubs surrounding the resumption of golf 2

🕔12:29, 31.May 2020

As the playing of golf has now returned throughout the UK, legal body the NGCAA looks at issues clubs should take into account at the moment, such as returning staff from furlough and buggy policies.

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What state is the UK golf industry now in due to the pandemic?

What state is the UK golf industry now in due to the pandemic? 3

🕔07:28, 31.May 2020

March to May 2020 will probably go down as the most extraordinary period in golf’s history, but what state is the industry now in?

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Vandals tear up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened

Vandals tear up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened 19

🕔12:37, 30.May 2020

Yobs have torn up several greens at a Scottish golf course just before it reopened after more than two months of lockdown, and an English venue says it is offering a reward as its course has also been vandalised.

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‘We’re thinking of keeping the two-ball format’

‘We’re thinking of keeping the two-ball format’ 1

🕔07:12, 30.May 2020

A Durham golf club has said it is considering permanently keeping the two-ball format as the pace of play is so fast, as it has also showcased the gratitude a young girl has to the greenkeepers for their work during the lockdown.

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How this golf club has been helping people in the pandemic

How this golf club has been helping people in the pandemic 2

🕔21:14, 29.May 2020

A Welsh golf club has been helping local community groups, and brought in a large amount of food for people who couldn’t afford it, in recent days.

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Members of two households can play golf together in Wales

Members of two households can play golf together in Wales 0

🕔18:36, 29.May 2020

Members of two different households can play golf together in Wales from Monday, June 1, for the first time since the lockdown restrictions eased, Wales Golf has confirmed.

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Scottish golf clubs report full booking sheets

Scottish golf clubs report full booking sheets 2

🕔15:33, 29.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs have reported that their booking sheets have been full on the first day of the resumption of golf, according to the chief operating officer of Scottish Golf, Karin Sharp.

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Golf needs more celebrity exhibition matches

Golf needs more celebrity exhibition matches 0

🕔11:59, 29.May 2020

No one was too sure what to expect when it was announced that Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning would take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

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All golf courses in England can allow fourballs from Monday

All golf courses in England can allow fourballs from Monday 2

🕔11:08, 29.May 2020

England Golf has confirmed that all golf courses in England can reintroduce four players from different households teeing off together from Monday, June 1 – although some clubs are suggesting they will continue only with twoballs.

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Frustration as some golfers fail to socially distance

Frustration as some golfers fail to socially distance 12

🕔06:29, 29.May 2020

A golf club has warned that golfers who fail to respect social distancing rules risk having the venue closed down, after an image showed five golfers standing next to each other at a tee.

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Excitement builds in Scotland as golf courses told they can reopen

Excitement builds in Scotland as golf courses told they can reopen 1

🕔13:05, 28.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs are prepared for a huge amount of traffic as confirmation comes that they can reopen tomorrow, with some calling for the introduction of a Covid-19 assurance scheme to prove to the world they are safe venues.

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‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’

‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’ 1

🕔09:56, 28.May 2020

The captain of a Lincolnshire golf club has said his venue is set to be financially healthier than it was before the two month lockdown started.

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England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions

England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions 1

🕔06:43, 28.May 2020

England Golf will be using the Tacit Lifter with the Covid-19 Clip on its flags for elite competitions and championships later this year, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’

‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’ 0

🕔11:01, 27.May 2020

The owner of a London golf club has detected two consequences of the resumption of golf in the UK: some golf venues might have to close for several days for maintenance because they are so busy, and the price of golf balls in some areas is soaring.

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All Welsh golf clubs given 5 month affiliation fee holiday

All Welsh golf clubs given 5 month affiliation fee holiday 2

🕔16:20, 26.May 2020

All golf clubs in Wales are to be given a five-month affiliation fee payment holiday to help them cope with an estimated £5.6 million loss caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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‘We had 358 golfers book in one hour’

‘We had 358 golfers book in one hour’ 4

🕔11:34, 25.May 2020

Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey hosted, on average, 235 golfers per day in its first full week after lockdown restrictions were lifted – well over double the typical figure.

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Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week 8

🕔07:09, 23.May 2020

The membership ‘surge’ since the reopening of golf courses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland appears to have gotten even stronger in the last few days – and many of the new members are aged 30 to 50.

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‘It’s a very different first few months to what I expected!’

‘It’s a very different first few months to what I expected!’ 4

🕔09:43, 22.May 2020

Matthew Bacon, 27, was appointed as the new general manager of Haverhill Golf Club in Suffolk just one week before the UK went into lockdown and the golf club had to close.

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Meet the PGA professional: Royal St George’s Justen Fiddler

Meet the PGA professional: Royal St George’s Justen Fiddler 1

🕔07:06, 22.May 2020

While this year’s Open at Royal St George’s will now take place in 2021, the work of head professional, Justen Fiddler, continues. Here he talks about ensuring the shop is profitable, preparing for The Open and introducing the game to local youngsters.

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Scottish golf clubs ‘can prepare for a return to golf on May 29’

Scottish golf clubs ‘can prepare for a return to golf on May 29’ 1

🕔19:24, 21.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs look set to be able to reopen for golf from Friday, May 29, following the publication of the Scottish government’s ‘road map’ on how the lockdown will be eased.

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Crail Golfing Society appoints its second head pro in 234 years

Crail Golfing Society appoints its second head pro in 234 years 11

🕔18:00, 21.May 2020

David Snodgrass has been appointed as the new head professional at the Scottish golf club Crail Golfing Society – incredibly he will become only the second head pro in the club’s 234 year history.

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Pro shops in England can reopen on June 15

Pro shops in England can reopen on June 15 1

🕔12:26, 21.May 2020

Golf club pro shops in England can fully reopen on June 15, the prime minister has announced.

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Largs Golf Club already has 300 members booked to play this weekend

Largs Golf Club already has 300 members booked to play this weekend 0

🕔12:14, 21.May 2020

Largs Golf Club in Ayrshire, which will reopen on Friday, May 29, has more than 300 members booked in to play this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Police tell golf club that some members traveled too far to play

Police tell golf club that some members traveled too far to play 6

🕔11:07, 21.May 2020

An Irish golf club has been visited by the police, who checked the number plates of vehicles parked in the car park, to make sure no golfers had traveled an ‘unacceptable’ distance to play at the venue.

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Vinegar or soap? What’s the best way to disinfect golf equipment?

Vinegar or soap? What’s the best way to disinfect golf equipment? 0

🕔07:09, 21.May 2020

While golfers have been observing social distancing on the course at UK clubs in the last few days, some have asked what is the best way to keep their clubs and other golfing equipment clean to best protect themselves.

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‘It’s very frustrating’. Many Scottish golf clubs and golfers want their courses to reopen now

‘It’s very frustrating’. Many Scottish golf clubs and golfers want their courses to reopen now 8

🕔10:39, 20.May 2020

Scottish golf club employees from greenkeepers to PGA professionals, as well as golfers, are becoming increasingly frustrated that they cannot reopen while almost all other golf courses in the UK now have golf being played on them.

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Some driving ranges in England are still not allowed to open

Some driving ranges in England are still not allowed to open 0

🕔09:51, 20.May 2020

England Golf has been advised that the UK government is ‘unlikely to provide specific guidance on club fitting and driving ranges’ and has therefore developed its own guidance for English golf clubs.

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