Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July

Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July 1

🕔12:33, 31.Jul 2020

From the continuation in the surge of demand to play golf to concerns about a second wave, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the UK golf industry in July 2020.

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Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’

Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’ 3

🕔12:24, 29.Jul 2020

A fire that was ‘deliberately started’ at a golf club in Fife has caused so much damage to greenkeeping equipment that the club has been forced to close.

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Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening

Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening 2

🕔06:45, 28.Jul 2020

A golf club in Staffordshire has temporarily closed after a member tested positive for coronavirus – just 20 days after it had reopened due to the lockdown.

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Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on

Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on 4

🕔04:17, 28.Jul 2020

A Lancashire golf club has installed a sanitiser station next to every green on its course so that golfers can have the option of taking out the flag.

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Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19

Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19 1

🕔07:19, 27.Jul 2020

A historic Nottinghamshire golf club could become the third venue in England since the start of the pandemic to close down due to Covid-19.

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Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit

Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit 1

🕔07:39, 26.Jul 2020

The chief executive of Golf Ireland has said golf clubs have much to be optimistic about – just four months after many feared for their future due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes

113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes 1

🕔06:46, 25.Jul 2020

A private members’ golf club in Hampshire is set to be converted into a community including shops and 1,000 homes.

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England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea

England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea 6

🕔06:39, 24.Jul 2020

A proposal to create handicaps for golfers in England who are not members of golf clubs appears to have been dropped.

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June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019

June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019 2

🕔07:02, 23.Jul 2020

Data from 125 golf courses in the UK has shown that the number of rounds of golf played last month was up by an unprecedented amount compared with June 2019.

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Golf club owner rescued Yorkshire venue with £320k investment

Golf club owner rescued Yorkshire venue with £320k investment 1

🕔06:27, 23.Jul 2020

The person who rescued a historic Yorkshire golf club, which was on the verge of closing down, already owned a UK golf club and paid £320,000 to save it, it has emerged.

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Branded face masks launched for golf clubs

Branded face masks launched for golf clubs 0

🕔04:47, 23.Jul 2020

Golf clubs can now protect their members and guests in the professional shop and restaurant by stocking and supplying a suitable face covering.

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Flagship golf store opens following £500,000 investment

Flagship golf store opens following £500,000 investment 1

🕔06:59, 22.Jul 2020

A flagship American Golf store has opened in Surrey – creating 20 jobs.

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Golf resorts are marketing for ‘staycation’ customers

Golf resorts are marketing for ‘staycation’ customers 1

🕔07:19, 21.Jul 2020

A number of UK golf resorts, which traditionally market to foreign visitors, believe their customers for at least the next 12 months will predominantly be UK-based.

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Toro launches two finance deals for golf clubs

Toro launches two finance deals for golf clubs 0

🕔17:43, 20.Jul 2020

Golf course machinery supplier Toro has launched two new ‘cashflow friendly’ finance schemes designed to support customers this year and beyond.

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Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work

Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work 1

🕔07:23, 19.Jul 2020

As clubhouses, bars and restaurants open up again after the shutdown, the NGCAA looks at some of the legal obligations placed upon golf club managers at this particularly trying time.

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Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day

Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day 1

🕔05:43, 17.Jul 2020

Kingsbarns Golf Links and St Andrews Old Course Hotel, Resort and Spa have announced they will both reopen on the same day – August 1.

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Protected: How to practice golf at home

Protected: How to practice golf at home 0

🕔15:24, 16.Jul 2020

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Golf club proposes to build 800 homes

Golf club proposes to build 800 homes 2

🕔06:44, 16.Jul 2020

A golf club near Watford is planning to build hundreds of homes on land it owns.

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Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave

Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave 6

🕔19:11, 15.Jul 2020

The owner of a golf club that nearly closed down for good because of the coronavirus lockdown has asked England Golf to help ensure golf courses remain open if there is a second wave of infections.

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Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close

Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close 3

🕔14:19, 15.Jul 2020

Another Scottish golf club has said it is experiencing a boom – just a few months after fearing it would close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19

Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19 7

🕔06:59, 15.Jul 2020

A golf club in Berkshire has been so badly hit by Covid-19 that it cannot afford to have members anymore – and will become a pay-and-play venue instead.

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Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 0

🕔06:49, 14.Jul 2020

One month after Magnolia Park Hotel and Golf Club in Buckinghamshire closed down, a second UK golf club since golf courses reopened – this time in the Midlands – has gone into liquidation.

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Golf clubs can now collect membership fees via direct debit AND be FCA compliant

Golf clubs can now collect membership fees via direct debit AND be FCA compliant 0

🕔12:17, 13.Jul 2020

A new and automated online system has been launched that allows golf clubs to collect annual membership fees using direct debit while ensuring the club is FCA compliant.

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‘We’ve cut plastic bottles by 120,000 per year’

‘We’ve cut plastic bottles by 120,000 per year’ 2

🕔07:32, 12.Jul 2020

Lumine Golf Club has an ambition to be the most sustainable golf course in Spain. Here we detail what the venue is doing to bring that about.

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Scottish club expected to post large financial loss

Scottish club expected to post large financial loss 4

🕔06:48, 10.Jul 2020

A major Scottish golf club is set to post a six-figure financial loss due to Covid-19.

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Meet the golf club manager: Anders Mankert

Meet the golf club manager: Anders Mankert 0

🕔15:30, 9.Jul 2020

Last year PGA Advanced Fellow Mankert opened The Leicester Golf Centre – a nine-hole venue located where an 18-hole course had permanently closed eight years earlier. Here he talks about what happened next – both in 2019 and amid this year’s pandemic.

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Golfers and golf club employees urged to wear sun protection

Golfers and golf club employees urged to wear sun protection 0

🕔10:16, 9.Jul 2020

A campaign has been launched to get 500 golf clubs in the UK and Ireland ‘Sun Protection Accredited’ in 2020.

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