Here’s three important developments in the golf industry from December 2021

Here’s three important developments in the golf industry from December 2021 0

🕔12:47, 31.Dec 2021

Two trends in particular dominated the final month of the year: More data showing that participation remains strong and more clubs opting to build housing on land they own.

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“We’re looking forward to a bumper year ahead”

“We’re looking forward to a bumper year ahead” 2

🕔10:27, 30.Dec 2021

Brora Golf Club in the Highlands feared permanent closure when the pandemic struck two years ago – but the club enters 2022 on a sound financial footing.

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In their own words: Andy Gilford

In their own words: Andy Gilford 0

🕔13:21, 26.Dec 2021

The secretary of England and Wales Blind Golf (EWBG) asks golf clubs to consider what they are doing for visually impaired men and women.

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Membership at Norfolk golf club has doubled

Membership at Norfolk golf club has doubled 1

🕔08:59, 21.Dec 2021

The membership at a golf club in Norwich has doubled as more clubs are posting huge growth amid the pandemic.

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Lancashire club may embark on major changes

Lancashire club may embark on major changes 0

🕔09:15, 20.Dec 2021

The owner of land that a golf club resides on in Lancashire hopes to downsize it from 18 to nine holes and use the space created to build an ‘entertainment centre’ and holiday lodges.

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Council to invest £20k to stop golf course flooding

Council to invest £20k to stop golf course flooding 0

🕔10:06, 18.Dec 2021

Angus Council in eastern Scotland is to spend £20,000 on a study to stop flooding at Arbroath Golf Course.

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Two golf courses reveal repeated cases of vandalism

Two golf courses reveal repeated cases of vandalism 0

🕔11:10, 17.Dec 2021

Two golf clubs, one in Tyne and Wear and one in West Sussex, have revealed they have been under repeated attack by vandals lately.

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Should European golf be concerned about Le Golf National legacy?

Should European golf be concerned about Le Golf National legacy? 0

🕔15:10, 16.Dec 2021

Europe will travel in 2023 to Rome at the Marco Simeone Club in an attempt to regain the Ryder Cup after suffering a record-breaking 19-9 defeat at Whistling Straits in 2021.

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Arora buys its second golf property

Arora buys its second golf property 0

🕔11:06, 16.Dec 2021

The Arora Group, the UK’s largest private hotel owner-operator, has purchased Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa from Elite Hotels for an undisclosed sum.

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Boringdon Park acquires new course machinery fleet following devastating fire

Boringdon Park acquires new course machinery fleet following devastating fire 0

🕔10:29, 16.Dec 2021

Boringdon Park Golf Club in Plymouth has struck a £500,000 deal with Toro that has seen its entire fleet of course machinery replaced following a devastating fire in early 2021.

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Legal advice from the NGCAA: Misconduct dismissal

Legal advice from the NGCAA: Misconduct dismissal 0

🕔10:02, 16.Dec 2021

When dealing with employees, there are five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, which are set out within the Employment Rights Act 1996.

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Membership of Scottish golf clubs jumps above 200,000

Membership of Scottish golf clubs jumps above 200,000 0

🕔12:09, 15.Dec 2021

Scotland has seen an even bigger increase in the number of members of golf clubs in 2021 than it did in 2020, meaning that the country now has the highest number of golf club members in seven years.

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Global golf participation ‘surpasses previous highest mark’

Global golf participation ‘surpasses previous highest mark’ 3

🕔12:09, 14.Dec 2021

New figures from The R&A and SMS show 66.6 million people around the world are golfers – a figure that is significantly up on the previous highest number of 61.6 million in 2012.

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Historic Welsh golf club saved for the second time in six months

Historic Welsh golf club saved for the second time in six months 0

🕔11:18, 13.Dec 2021

One of the oldest golf clubs in Wales has been saved from closure for the second time in six months following two distinct threats, and will now close for just 12 months and return as a ‘carbon neutral golf club’.

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Greenkeeper saves golfer’s life

Greenkeeper saves golfer’s life 1

🕔11:56, 10.Dec 2021

A greenkeeper has been told he probably saved the life of a golfer who suffered a heart attack on the course.

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Meet the golf club manager: Maureen Harman

Meet the golf club manager: Maureen Harman 3

🕔11:36, 10.Dec 2021

The club manager of Hurtmore GC in Surrey talks about how the club has changed during the pandemic, her background of working in PR and increasing the women’s section at the club.

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New golf club in London to be renamed

New golf club in London to be renamed 3

🕔18:33, 9.Dec 2021

A new 18-hole golf course in north London is to be renamed following the deaths of golf course architect Pete Dye in 2020, and his son, Perry, in 2021.

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Toro selected as partner of new R&A facility

Toro selected as partner of new R&A facility 0

🕔12:25, 9.Dec 2021

The R&A has named The Toro Company as a founding partner and official golf course maintenance partner for its planned community golf facility at Lethamhill in Glasgow.

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Hitachi Capital set to help even more clubs drive membership in 2022

Hitachi Capital set to help even more clubs drive membership in 2022 0

🕔11:55, 9.Dec 2021

Hitachi has a revolutionary finance product for clubs that want to attract new members and retain existing ones.

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Three more golf clubs set to have housing built on them

Three more golf clubs set to have housing built on them 2

🕔10:53, 8.Dec 2021

Another three golf clubs have revealed that they are set to have housing built on them.

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Quad bike riders cause £25k of damage on Yorkshire golf course

Quad bike riders cause £25k of damage on Yorkshire golf course 0

🕔12:10, 7.Dec 2021

A Yorkshire golf club has said that vandals have driven over the course on quad bikes, causing more than £25,000 of damage.

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150-year-old golf club faces ‘permanent closure’

150-year-old golf club faces ‘permanent closure’ 0

🕔10:33, 6.Dec 2021

A historic golf club in Scotland has set up a GoFundMe page in order to save it from permanently closing down.

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Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women

Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women 2

🕔10:08, 3.Dec 2021

The last golf club in Ireland to have never had a female member has said it will end what was its effectively men-only membership policy and will now welcome ‘all genders’.

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Landlord loses golf club legal case against charity

Landlord loses golf club legal case against charity 0

🕔09:37, 3.Dec 2021

The landlord of a golf club has failed in its bid to contest a charity’s decision to terminate its lease during the pandemic, less than a year after acquiring it.

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“We’ve never had damage to the extent of this”

“We’ve never had damage to the extent of this” 0

🕔09:03, 3.Dec 2021

Vandals have driven onto the course of the number one rated golf venue in Herefordshire and damaged the surface – and they have since approached a greenkeeper to admit to the crime.

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Review of the British Open Speedgolf Championships

Review of the British Open Speedgolf Championships 0

🕔07:43, 3.Dec 2021

Competitors played two 18-hole rounds in two days, and some players completed both rounds in under 40 minutes, shooting close to par both times.

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Healthy carpets, healthy world, healthy you

Healthy carpets, healthy world, healthy you 0

🕔13:54, 2.Dec 2021

As soon as a guest enters your clubhouse, the interior design makes a major contribution to the ambience.

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