Johnson the bookmakers’ favourite as all eyes turn to Augusta for the Masters

Johnson the bookmakers’ favourite as all eyes turn to Augusta for the Masters 0

🕔18:12, 31.Mar 2021

There’s something special about The Masters.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March

Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March 0

🕔15:26, 31.Mar 2021

With golf courses reopening in England to unprecedented demand, we look at the top three trends in the golf industry in March.

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Top golf themed slots

Top golf themed slots 0

🕔11:44, 31.Mar 2021

One armed bandits, fruit machines, pokies or puggy; they’ve been around for years but are certainly a little different today than their older cousins of the dark pub corner.

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‘A fifth of our membership played today’

‘A fifth of our membership played today’ 3

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2021

The manager of a golf club in Kent said about 100 members played on March 29, as it reopened following nearly three months of closure.

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Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened

Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened 0

🕔17:49, 29.Mar 2021

A member of staff at a golf club in Oxford tested positive for Covid-19 just 24 hours before the course reopened following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen

Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen 7

🕔11:50, 29.Mar 2021

A golf club in Norwich has been unable to reopen because thugs vandalised five of its greens, making them unplayable, just hours before golf was due to resume there.

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‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’

‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’ 1

🕔07:21, 29.Mar 2021

Police in Scotland have said teenage arsonists have been starting fires in the grounds of a golf club.

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This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29

This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29 4

🕔07:09, 27.Mar 2021

A golf club in Derbyshire has said the demand for its venue is so strong that it will open as soon as it is allowed to on March 29 – at one minute past midnight.

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Meet the head of golf: Andrew Jowett

Meet the head of golf: Andrew Jowett 2

🕔12:19, 26.Mar 2021

The new head of golf at Gleneagles talks about future plans at ‘The Glorious Playground’ and how the business has supported staff and customers during the pandemic.

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‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again

‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again 2

🕔07:54, 26.Mar 2021

Greenkeepers at a Kent golf club that has seen a spate of vandalism activity in recent months have found buggies abandoned on the course again.

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Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge

Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge 0

🕔15:09, 25.Mar 2021

A Scottish golf club which has seen a surge in rounds played in the last year has taken ownership over the running of it from a Community Trust. 

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Preparing for the surge

Preparing for the surge 0

🕔10:24, 25.Mar 2021

With golf participation expected to be very high for the coming season, some venues have taken the opportunity of recent lockdowns to fast track major course renovation projects.

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‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’

‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’ 0

🕔07:07, 24.Mar 2021

A number of English golf clubs have detailed how excited they are about the return of golf next week, following an absence that’s lasted nearly three months.

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Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range

Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range 2

🕔07:19, 23.Mar 2021

Work has begun on a quarter of a million pounds golf driving range at a municipal golf club, which should capitalise on the current demand to play the game.

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North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge

North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge 6

🕔07:12, 22.Mar 2021

A municipal golf club in North London has been told it will not reopen on March 29 due to losses over recent years – even though there is currently huge demand to play the game.

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Comment: Handicaps for non-members of golf clubs

Comment: Handicaps for non-members of golf clubs 8

🕔08:07, 21.Mar 2021

Chris Gray, general manager at Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure, argues that the plan to create handicaps for ’nomads’ risks repeating trends from the 1990s, which led to a decline in golf club memberships.

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The Secret Secretary: Managing during the pandemic

The Secret Secretary: Managing during the pandemic 0

🕔13:15, 20.Mar 2021

An anonymous golf club manager talks about his perception of golf club management during the pandemic.

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Grow your club’s membership by providing flexible payment options

Grow your club’s membership by providing flexible payment options 2

🕔12:25, 19.Mar 2021

With a surge in golf participation expected shortly, Fairway Credit operates a solution that enables members to apply directly for finance which does not require the club to obtain credit broking authorisation.

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Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time

Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time 6

🕔07:39, 19.Mar 2021

One of the last golf clubs in the British Isles in which only men can be members is set to change its policy.

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European golf course designers very optimistic for the future

European golf course designers very optimistic for the future 1

🕔07:09, 18.Mar 2021

A survey of golf course architects has found significant optimism for the next few years, with some even saying they’re concerned about how they will cope with a large increase in workload.

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This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon

This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon 4

🕔06:45, 16.Mar 2021

A golf club in Wales has posted a picture of its car park – just a few hours after the Welsh government announced golf can resume – and it was already packed.

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The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down

The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down 1

🕔15:14, 15.Mar 2021

The chief executive of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, is to stand down this summer.

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Campaign launched to save Colt golf course

Campaign launched to save Colt golf course 2

🕔07:05, 15.Mar 2021

A campaign has been launched to save a Derbyshire golf course that closed last year but remains in a playable state.

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Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes

Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes 1

🕔08:05, 14.Mar 2021

A golf club in Great Yarmouth is moving its tees further inland after sand dunes supporting the course collapsed due to coastal erosion.

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Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses

Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses 1

🕔07:58, 13.Mar 2021

Plans to build 249 houses on part of a northern English golf course, in order to secure its future, have been rejected by its local council.

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When can golf resume across the UK?

When can golf resume across the UK? 0

🕔16:05, 12.Mar 2021

We now know when four-ball golf can resume across almost all of the UK.

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Skin cancer from the golf course: The facts

Skin cancer from the golf course: The facts 0

🕔12:45, 12.Mar 2021

Golf and greenkeeping are healthy activities but overexposure to UV light can be a potential health hazard. Fortunately, it’s one that can be easily managed.

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