Here’s three top trends in the UK golf industry from February 2022

Here’s three top trends in the UK golf industry from February 2022 0

🕔17:49, 28.Feb 2022

From golf clubs being disappointed by local planners to a new player becoming a major golf club operator, we look at some of the top developments in the industry in February 2022.

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The rise of online betting in golf

The rise of online betting in golf 0

🕔11:05, 28.Feb 2022

Thanks to the multitude of competitions played all year, there’s a vast array of online golf betting opportunities that have drastically risen over the years.

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Planners are rejecting attempts to build housing on golf clubs

Planners are rejecting attempts to build housing on golf clubs 0

🕔08:49, 28.Feb 2022

At least three planning applications to build housing on golf clubs have been rejected in the last few days.

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Golf club applies to build 77 homes

Golf club applies to build 77 homes 2

🕔10:05, 26.Feb 2022

A golf club in Northamptonshire has applied to build 77 homes in order to ‘remain viable’ after nearly two decades of membership decline.

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Golf club is safe thanks to membership surge

Golf club is safe thanks to membership surge 0

🕔12:40, 25.Feb 2022

A golf club that was told its lease would be terminated in 12 months in 2020 has revealed its future is now secure thanks to a surge in memberships.

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Life begins at 40

Life begins at 40 6

🕔09:24, 25.Feb 2022

Nick Williams was appointed professional at St Enodoc in 1981 and has experienced a veritable sea change in the role since. He puts his longevity at the Cornish club to quite simply ‘loving my job’.

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UK club partners with Ugandan golf academy

UK club partners with Ugandan golf academy 0

🕔10:07, 24.Feb 2022

A golf venue in Wolverhampton that specialises in teaching the game has launched a partnership with a golf academy in Uganda.

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Club Systems is recruiting for a number of positions

Club Systems is recruiting for a number of positions 0

🕔08:44, 24.Feb 2022

Golf software supplier Club Systems is recruiting for several positions at the moment.

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48-year-old golf club to close in May

48-year-old golf club to close in May 1

🕔11:36, 23.Feb 2022

A 48-year-old golf club in Staffordshire has said it will close in May as the investment needed to secure its future had proved to be too great.

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Golf course could relocate to make way for 5,000 homes

Golf course could relocate to make way for 5,000 homes 1

🕔11:51, 21.Feb 2022

Members of a golf club in Dublin have been asked to vote on relocating to a new venue designed by Paul McGinley so that their course can be converted into a large estate featuring 5,000 homes.

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Golf marketing expert: It’s time to move away from social media

Golf marketing expert: It’s time to move away from social media 5

🕔10:58, 19.Feb 2022

A world-leading expert on marketing for golf clubs has said the industry should now consider moving away from social media and towards online ‘communities’ instead.

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Meet the golf club manager: Edward Craven

Meet the golf club manager: Edward Craven 0

🕔13:38, 18.Feb 2022

The general manager at Romanby Golf & Country Club talks about running a club his father founded, dealing with the recent surge in demand, marketing on Sky Sports and building accommodation on-site.

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Several Irish golf clubs receive funding

Several Irish golf clubs receive funding 0

🕔07:59, 18.Feb 2022

Several golf clubs in Ireland are to receive significant funding for improvements as part of a £5.9 million government support package for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities.

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American Golf takes over another golf club

American Golf takes over another golf club 0

🕔12:00, 17.Feb 2022

Retailer American Golf has taken over the operation of a golf club in London – its sixth leisure venue.

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Why won’t Rory McIlroy join the Saudi-backed Super Golf League?

Why won’t Rory McIlroy join the Saudi-backed Super Golf League? 0

🕔11:10, 17.Feb 2022

This league wants to pry away the best players in the sport, but Rory McIlroy is one of the big names vehemently opposed to the idea. Here’s why Rory McIlroy won’t join the Saudi-backed Super Golf League.

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Alfie Best’s golf club undergoing significant improvements

Alfie Best’s golf club undergoing significant improvements 0

🕔12:07, 16.Feb 2022

A golf and country club owned by Alfie Best is undergoing major clubhouse enhancements.

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‘We appointed the first female golf club captain in Ireland’

‘We appointed the first female golf club captain in Ireland’ 0

🕔12:15, 15.Feb 2022

An Irish golf club has revealed that, contrary to recent reports that an Irish club became the first to appoint a female captain this year, it did so last year.

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Scotland’s first Topgolf venue to open this year

Scotland’s first Topgolf venue to open this year 6

🕔11:38, 14.Feb 2022

Topgolf Entertainment Group has said it is targeting a late 2022 opening for its new state-of-the-art venue in Glasgow.

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More golf rounds were played in 2021 than in 2020

More golf rounds were played in 2021 than in 2020 1

🕔11:30, 13.Feb 2022

Figures for rounds of golf played in the UK in the whole of 2021 show a significant increase even on 2020, when the pandemic boom started and saw its biggest growth.

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More golf clubs report vandalism to their properties

More golf clubs report vandalism to their properties 0

🕔08:45, 12.Feb 2022

At least two more golf clubs have reported vandalism to their courses in recent days.

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Staffordshire golf course could close due to lack of use

Staffordshire golf course could close due to lack of use 1

🕔13:30, 11.Feb 2022

A municipal golf course in Staffordshire could be closed down because not enough people use it – despite the participation surge in the last two years.

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TGI Golf Business Conference returns triumphantly

TGI Golf Business Conference returns triumphantly 0

🕔13:14, 11.Feb 2022

Following a lockdown-induced lay off in 2021, the TGI Golf Business Conference returned to Trump Turnberry to give partners the perfect boost ahead of the new season.

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What is employment law surrounding references?

What is employment law surrounding references? 0

🕔10:28, 11.Feb 2022

The start of a new year can be a popular time for employees to change jobs and so we look at the law surrounding the provision of references.

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Most UK golf clubs saw significant growth in 2021

Most UK golf clubs saw significant growth in 2021 2

🕔19:19, 8.Feb 2022

A survey of UK golf clubs has found that four in five members’ clubs and nine in ten proprietary venues reported growth in 2021.

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Suicide prevention charity reaches out to turf professionals

Suicide prevention charity reaches out to turf professionals 0

🕔08:19, 8.Feb 2022

Suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has announced that it will be attending turf management events throughout 2022.

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Can Rahm and Hovland provide European golf boost?

Can Rahm and Hovland provide European golf boost? 0

🕔12:50, 7.Feb 2022

Out of the last 23 majors, only five have been won by European players, notably Jon Rahm, who was the only European to emerge with credit from the Ryder Cup, winning the US Open in 2021.

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Council plans to convert 27-hole golf club into housing

Council plans to convert 27-hole golf club into housing 1

🕔11:11, 7.Feb 2022

North Somerset Council has stated that a 27-hole golf and country club could be converted into a housing estate under its plans to build more homes.

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