Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing

Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing 0

🕔17:47, 31.Oct 2021

From major golf transactions in October to signs that the principles underlying golf course design are changing, here’s three top trends from the last month.

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Golf’s perpetual fear of how far the ball goes is irrational

Golf’s perpetual fear of how far the ball goes is irrational 0

🕔16:51, 31.Oct 2021

The R&A was just waiting for someone like Bryson Dechambeau to come along so it could drive up support for making sure professional golfers went back to hitting the ball as far as their predecessors of the 1980s.

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FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years

FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years 0

🕔11:53, 30.Oct 2021

As it enters its second grant cycle, The FairWays Foundation has now awarded over £200,000-worth of funds since launch.

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Tim Lobb named new president of EIGCA

Tim Lobb named new president of EIGCA 0

🕔11:49, 29.Oct 2021

Tim Lobb MEIGCA has become the 12th president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA).

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A review of the FootGolf UK Open

A review of the FootGolf UK Open 1

🕔06:41, 29.Oct 2021

In August The Belfry’s greenkeepers modified the Derby course with new tee boxes and new greens cut for larger holes in order to welcome the FootGolf UK Open.

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Paul Lawrie awarded honorary membership at Royal Dornoch

Paul Lawrie awarded honorary membership at Royal Dornoch 3

🕔11:24, 28.Oct 2021

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has been awarded an honorary membership at Royal Dornoch Golf Club as recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport.

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Top 8 MBA Universities in the UK

Top 8 MBA Universities in the UK 0

🕔10:56, 27.Oct 2021

When it comes to offering students both locally and internationally the best MBA programmes, the UK is one of the countries that comes to many people’s minds.

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Greenkeeper wins large tribunal payout

Greenkeeper wins large tribunal payout 2

🕔09:51, 27.Oct 2021

A Scottish golf club has been ordered to pay nearly £14,000 to a former greenkeeper who told an employment tribunal that he had been bullied by its captain.

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Golf scheme reduced antisocial behaviour in Birmingham

Golf scheme reduced antisocial behaviour in Birmingham 0

🕔09:47, 26.Oct 2021

A city community initiative that allowed several children from Birmingham to take part in golf activities this summer led to a reduction in antisocial behaviour, according to feedback.

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Scottish club agrees to a ban on outdoor music

Scottish club agrees to a ban on outdoor music 0

🕔08:06, 25.Oct 2021

A Scottish golf club has become the first venue in West Lothian to agree to a ban on outdoor music as it has won permission to develop its beer garden to provide more space for customers.

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Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’

Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’ 0

🕔07:54, 24.Oct 2021

Police in Yorkshire have issued a statement to vandals who tore up eight greens at a golf club, saying ‘we will find you’.

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Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies

Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies 0

🕔11:49, 23.Oct 2021

A golf club that lies on the border between England and Wales has been given a grant to safeguard several rare species of butterfly that have been spotted on its land.

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‘If you have the best customer service you’ll have people coming to you’

‘If you have the best customer service you’ll have people coming to you’ 9

🕔11:44, 22.Oct 2021

Jimmy Bolger from Kilkenny Golf Club explains how he helped members during lockdowns, how he runs the pro shop and how the club supports its 250-strong junior membership.

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‘Covid has allowed us to produce splendid playing conditions’

‘Covid has allowed us to produce splendid playing conditions’ 0

🕔11:25, 21.Oct 2021

Luis Correira da Silva is the CEO of Dom Pedro Golf, the club that’s hosting the Portugal Masters from November 4 to 7. Here he talks about the state of the Portuguese golf industry and preparing for the event.

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‘We could have sold out the event twice’

‘We could have sold out the event twice’ 0

🕔10:46, 21.Oct 2021

Hit by both Storm Frank in the winter of 2015/16 and Covid last year, four Aberdeenshire golf clubs this year joined forces to run a rebranded event, and it proved to be a hit.

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Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled

Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled 0

🕔08:31, 20.Oct 2021

A Hampshire golf club that was acquired by another golf club, which is to be converted into a housing estate, has changed its name to that of its new owner.

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Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant

Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant 1

🕔09:05, 19.Oct 2021

A new survey of golf course designers’ attitudes finds that four of the 13 principles of golf architecture are no longer relevant and a further three are only partially relevant.

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Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020

Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020 2

🕔07:56, 18.Oct 2021

New data finds that there were more rounds of golf played by club members by the year to the end of this summer than there were at that stage in 2020, although there has been a recent slowdown.

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What works for one can work for all!

What works for one can work for all! 0

🕔10:25, 17.Oct 2021

Fairway Credit partners with hundreds of golf clubs to attract and retain members, improve cash flow, reduce the administration burden and allow managers to manage great courses.

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Can an employer insist on an employee being vaccinated?

Can an employer insist on an employee being vaccinated? 0

🕔10:03, 16.Oct 2021

There is no law that says people must have the vaccine, even if an employer would prefer their staff to have it.

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More golf clubs report criminal incidents

More golf clubs report criminal incidents 0

🕔11:45, 15.Oct 2021

More golf clubs have reported criminal activity at their venues in the last few days.

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Meet the estate manager: Jonathan Illingworth

Meet the estate manager: Jonathan Illingworth 0

🕔10:58, 15.Oct 2021

The head of Whittlebury Park golf resort talks about the uplift in participation at the facility and how a venue with both a golf course and hotel has had to adapt in the last 18 months.

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Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’

Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’ 1

🕔11:44, 14.Oct 2021

Two golf courses that both closed down recently are set to be converted into ‘eco parks’ by their local councils, although some are saying this will pave the way for them to be turned into housing estates.

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Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again

Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again 0

🕔11:15, 13.Oct 2021

A 19th century golf club that only had its future secured this summer after it nearly had a floodplain built on it, has discovered that a proposed nearby wind farm could see it close for at least six years.

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Golf club to host Christmas market

Golf club to host Christmas market 1

🕔11:10, 13.Oct 2021

A golf club in Hartlepool is to host a Christmas market this year, which will see stalls selling a range of gifts and food for local shoppers.

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Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges

Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges 2

🕔08:55, 12.Oct 2021

Dundonald Links, one of Great Britain’s top 100 golf courses, has opened 18 lodges as part of a £25 million project.

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Can Europe bounce back from Ryder Cup hammering?

Can Europe bounce back from Ryder Cup hammering? 0

🕔16:37, 11.Oct 2021

The Ryder Cup is a huge global sporting event and the latest edition of the team competition between Europe and the USA was no different.

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