Meet the golf club general manager: Ben Driver

Meet the golf club general manager: Ben Driver 1

🕔10:10, 31.Dec 2020

The general manager of Chigwell Golf Club in Essex talks about his role during the pandemic and the recent surge in demand to play the game.

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England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: My review of 2020

England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: My review of 2020 2

🕔09:25, 31.Dec 2020

England Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson has highlighted the volume and variety of work carried out by the amateur game’s governing body during an unforgettable year.

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The growth of women’s golf in Wales

The growth of women’s golf in Wales 1

🕔13:41, 30.Dec 2020

From members of clubs to volunteers and employees at them, and at the elite level, women’s golf in Wales is growing exponentially.

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Company profile: Rigby Taylor

Company profile: Rigby Taylor 0

🕔10:01, 28.Dec 2020

You may not have heard of Rigby Taylor, but its products are helping golf courses such as Carnoustie and Gleneagles deal with a range of issues, writes Chris Clark.

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Tips on content creation

Tips on content creation 0

🕔10:41, 27.Dec 2020

In the fourth of article in her series on social media marketing, Lily Hymes provides tips on content that golf clubs can share online.

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Meet the US golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller

Meet the US golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller 0

🕔12:29, 26.Dec 2020

Jeff is the superintendent at The Santaluz Club in California. He talks about the soil condition of a course in a mountainous area and how the club recycles water for irrigation purposes.

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The rise of corporate memberships

The rise of corporate memberships 0

🕔13:21, 25.Dec 2020

With many working from home due to the pandemic, several golf clubs have seen a sharp rise in memberships – and have introduced new corporate membership packages to meet this change in demand.

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Q&A with Ladies European Tour golfer Annabel Dimmock

Q&A with Ladies European Tour golfer Annabel Dimmock 1

🕔10:13, 25.Dec 2020

‘Golf clubs are a little intimidating to walk into, and I feel they could be more of a part of the local community, for somewhere that people might want to go and meet for coffee, or do a yoga class.’

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The clubhouse refurbishment projects of 2020

The clubhouse refurbishment projects of 2020 1

🕔08:09, 25.Dec 2020

Enhancing a clubhouse may not have been a priority in 2020, but some clubs completed major refurbishments of tired buildings this year, which sets them up to bring in additional revenue when things get back to normal.

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The rise of the shorter golf course in 2020

The rise of the shorter golf course in 2020 1

🕔12:05, 24.Dec 2020

There has been a growth in demand for shorter versions of golf recently – and this began before the pandemic did.

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More golf clubs report growth for 2020

More golf clubs report growth for 2020 2

🕔06:33, 23.Dec 2020

At least two more Scottish golf clubs have reported remarkable growth for 2020, driven by the pandemic.

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Two golf courses to open hotels

Two golf courses to open hotels 0

🕔07:11, 22.Dec 2020

Two UK golf resorts have both announced they will open a new hotel.

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Who to look out for in the Masters 2021

Who to look out for in the Masters 2021 0

🕔15:42, 21.Dec 2020

The year 2020 saw a bit of change for the US Masters: for the first time in its history, it took place in the month of November.

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‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair

‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair 4

🕔07:19, 21.Dec 2020

A golf club in Greater Manchester has found cement has been poured into its holes and greens have been dug up, costing potentially £25,000-worth of damage.

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Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire

Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire 1

🕔07:47, 20.Dec 2020

The owner of a Sussex golf club is taking legal action over building contractors after a major fire devastated the venue in 2018.

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Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland

Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland 4

🕔18:25, 19.Dec 2020

Golf courses in Tier 4 in England can remain open but venues in Wales and Northern Ireland must close, according to new coronavirus restrictions.

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98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health

98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health 9

🕔08:13, 19.Dec 2020

A new survey has found that almost all golfers believe the game improves their mental health.

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Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing

Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing 2

🕔07:26, 18.Dec 2020

Members of an Irish golf club have said they are taking legal proceedings against the club to stop it from closing at the end of the month, as they believe the notice period they were given has been too short.

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Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects

Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects 4

🕔06:57, 17.Dec 2020

Another two golf clubs have announced that they will invest heavily in themselves, as more data about the 2020 participation boom is released.

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Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue

Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue 0

🕔07:28, 16.Dec 2020

The owners of a Kent golf club have had to pay nearly £6,000 to remove 35 tonnes of waste that had been fly-tipped by its entrance.

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A beginner’s guide to golf trolleys

A beginner’s guide to golf trolleys 0

🕔18:21, 15.Dec 2020

Investing in a golf trolley signals to your fellow players that you’re a professional, and will offer you a host of other benefits as well – but where do you even begin?

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Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020

Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020 1

🕔07:53, 15.Dec 2020

A Scottish golf course has said the number of rounds played at its venue between June and October this year was nearly double the figure for the whole of 2019. 

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‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’

‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’ 5

🕔07:05, 14.Dec 2020

An 18th century Scottish golf club has said that 2020 has been so successful that the venue will move forward to the ‘next level’ due to the influx of new members.

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Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head 

Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head  3

🕔07:57, 12.Dec 2020

A spectator who was hit by a ball during a tournament has become the latest to sue both the golfer who struck the ball and the golf club where the incident happened.

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CardsSafe has been a ‘welcome addition to the London Golf Club’

CardsSafe has been a ‘welcome addition to the London Golf Club’ 0

🕔14:04, 11.Dec 2020

CardsSafe is a technology that securely retains customers’ credit cards while they run a tab in the bar or pro shop, or hire a buggy.

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Three more golf clubs are bought

Three more golf clubs are bought 0

🕔09:31, 10.Dec 2020

At least three more golf clubs have been purchased in 2020 with a collective guide price of more than £5 million, as it appears the boom in golf participation has made venues much more attractive to buyers.

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Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom

Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom 1

🕔09:27, 10.Dec 2020

The new owner of The K Club in Ireland, the host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has said the club will invest in itself, even with the pandemic still going on, and has hired a new general manager.

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