Here’s three stories from November that give an insight into the state of the UK golf industry

Here’s three stories from November that give an insight into the state of the UK golf industry 2

🕔12:55, 30.Nov 2023

Shorter versions of golf, driving range entertainment and midweek golf have all seen huge growth this decade, according to evidence from the last month.

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Golf club introduces turfcare qualification

Golf club introduces turfcare qualification 0

🕔12:49, 30.Nov 2023

Royal Norwich, an historic golf and country club, which relocated four years ago, has introduced an international sports turf qualification for students who want to specialise in golf.

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Club profile: Strandhill Golf Club

Club profile: Strandhill Golf Club 0

🕔12:16, 30.Nov 2023

After a fire destroyed Strandhill Golf Club in Ireland’s clubhouse, a financial crisis nearly killed the club. However, the members rallied and the venue is, today, thriving, writes Daragh Small.

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How a proactive professional supports member retention

How a proactive professional supports member retention 0

🕔11:49, 30.Nov 2023

Ian Melham, Foremost Golf Head of Membership Services, offers advice on the role a forward-thinking professional can play in supporting member retention.

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Bingo all the way – Bingo Golf: The new trend in gaming

Bingo all the way – Bingo Golf: The new trend in gaming 0

🕔11:09, 30.Nov 2023

Golf and bingo, two classic pastimes, have joined forces in an innovative and increasingly popular game known as Bingo Golf.

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Golf rules expert and referee David Rickman to retire

Golf rules expert and referee David Rickman to retire 1

🕔14:09, 28.Nov 2023

After what will be 37 years of employment with The R&A as a rules official and referee, David Rickman has announced he will be retiring in 2024.

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Golf is predominantly seen as a game for white men, US / UK study finds

Golf is predominantly seen as a game for white men, US / UK study finds 1

🕔13:20, 28.Nov 2023

A study that looked at social media posts in the US and UK between 2019 and 2022 appears to conclude that the game is mostly talked about by white men.

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How golf helps business owners keep their brain in tip-top shape

How golf helps business owners keep their brain in tip-top shape 0

🕔11:04, 28.Nov 2023

Like any sport, golf can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety for CEOs. Here’s the story of Shania Brenson, the CEO of 15M Finance who believes golf is the best way to unplug.

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Club reports 77% surge in memberships since the Ryder Cup

Club reports 77% surge in memberships since the Ryder Cup 3

🕔11:30, 27.Nov 2023

A golf club in Lancashire has seen a surge in memberships in just the last few weeks and it believes it is down to having a link with one of the stars of the Ryder Cup.

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Another Scottish golf course used to dump torched car

Another Scottish golf course used to dump torched car 0

🕔13:30, 24.Nov 2023

A car has been found burnt out on a Scottish golf course after the vehicle was ignited in the middle of the night.

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How these two clubs funded their refurbishments

How these two clubs funded their refurbishments 2

🕔13:25, 23.Nov 2023

Two historic golf clubs have both just completed major refurbishment projects that cost nearly £2 million each. Here, we look at the work that was carried out and how the clubs secured the funding.

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Top 5 sports to get rid of writing blocks and improve creativity

Top 5 sports to get rid of writing blocks and improve creativity 0

🕔11:25, 23.Nov 2023

Writer’s block can be an insurmountable obstacle to our creativity, striking unexpectedly and leaving us staring at a blank page.

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Why do professional athletes keep blogs (2)?

Why do professional athletes keep blogs (2)? 0

🕔11:20, 23.Nov 2023

Professional athletes continuously find new ways to connect with fans and share personal journeys.

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How to get rid of trouble-causing employees

How to get rid of trouble-causing employees 0

🕔09:20, 23.Nov 2023

A step-by-step guide to saying goodbye, legally, by Carolyne Wahlen from Golf HR.

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Kubota a hit with Harpenden Common Golf Club

Kubota a hit with Harpenden Common Golf Club 0

🕔09:11, 23.Nov 2023

Ask the team at Harpenden Common about their favourite and most adaptable pieces of equipment, and it’s Kubota that wins the day for both tractors and course utility vehicles.

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European Tour Destinations launches Digital Marketing Trends 2024

European Tour Destinations launches Digital Marketing Trends 2024 0

🕔09:03, 23.Nov 2023

Leaders within the golf industry have identified strategic digital marketing trends that will help destinations convert audience engagement into sales in 2024.

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Why do professional athletes keep blogs?

Why do professional athletes keep blogs? 0

🕔16:58, 21.Nov 2023

In an era where digital communication reigns supreme, professional athletes have embraced blogging as a crucial component of their public persona and brand.

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Get Golfing’s CEO Ed Richardson passes away

Get Golfing’s CEO Ed Richardson passes away 2

🕔12:30, 21.Nov 2023

The CEO of golfing charity Get Golfing, Edward Richardson, has passed away.

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Midweek afternoon golf is booming

Midweek afternoon golf is booming 7

🕔12:15, 21.Nov 2023

A new survey has found the surge in participation in the last few years has been disproportionally spread out across the times people play, as midweek afternoon golf has seen the biggest rise.

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Poll of UK golfers shows participation likely to remain high

Poll of UK golfers shows participation likely to remain high 0

🕔12:27, 20.Nov 2023

A new survey of UK golfers has found 18 percent of non-members of clubs are planning to join a club within the next year.

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Toro and AgriMetal provide state-of-the-art aeration and leaf clearance equipment

Toro and AgriMetal provide state-of-the-art aeration and leaf clearance equipment 0

🕔12:31, 19.Nov 2023

Autumn renovations are par for the course and Reesink Turfcare provides the chance to get ahead in the game with Toro and AgriMetal providing state-of-the-art aeration and leaf clearance equipment.

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Governing bodies praised for supporting shorter versions of golf

Governing bodies praised for supporting shorter versions of golf 5

🕔12:50, 17.Nov 2023

The first update to the World Handicap System (WHS) has received praise from golf course designers for helping ‘move away’ from the belief that golf has to be played over 18 holes.

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A traditional club with a very modern approach

A traditional club with a very modern approach 0

🕔15:46, 16.Nov 2023

Ben Machin, the general manager of Peterborough Milton Golf Club and Adam Chamberlain, the club’s head pro, discuss the new governance of the club and how they’ve maintained membership levels.

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A history of the British-India golf links

A history of the British-India golf links 2

🕔13:12, 16.Nov 2023

The history of golf courses in India is probably longer and more interesting than you might think, writes Kiran Kanwar PhD, resulting in some of the most stunning and fascinating courses in Asia.

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Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect 0

🕔13:04, 16.Nov 2023

After struggling to keep coverage on the shaded area of the pitch, Morecambe Football Club embarked on the ‘Grow-In Renovation Programme’ from Origin Amenity Solutions and hasn’t looked back since.

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“This machine is the course stalwart”

“This machine is the course stalwart” 0

🕔12:57, 16.Nov 2023

Ian Brawn, course manager at Worsley Park G&CC, part of Delta Hotels by Marriott, has been with Marriott for 18 years – but the club’s trusty Toro Groundsmaster 3500-D has been there even longer.

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West Lancashire Council uses OAS to brighten up area

West Lancashire Council uses OAS to brighten up area 0

🕔10:47, 16.Nov 2023

West Lancashire Council wanted to provide pollinators with natural habitat. It decided to trial Euroflor flower seed from Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) on one of the major routes into the town of Skelmersdale.

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