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150-year-old golf faces ‘permanent closure’

150-year-old golf 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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“We’ve never had damage to the extent of this”

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

🕔11:03, 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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Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women

Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women 1

🕔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, 2.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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‘Golf clubs should let members play more virtual games’

‘Golf clubs should let members play more virtual games’ 5

🕔07:33, 1.Dec 2021

The CEO of The R&A has said golf clubs should stop imposing rules on customers if they want to grow the game.

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Huge growth in UK golfers looking to play abroad

Huge growth in UK golfers looking to play abroad 1

🕔20:12, 30.Nov 2021

A company that deals with golf holidays has said the number of British users searching for Spanish locations has risen by more than 800 percent in the last 12 months.

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Here’s three golf developments that got the golf industry talking in November

Here’s three golf developments that got the golf industry talking in November 0

🕔08:46, 30.Nov 2021

From ending gendered tees to bringing in a new app to help golfers who’ve fallen ill on the course, November was another month of change for the golf industry.

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Russell Smith named as manager of R&A’s community facility

Russell Smith named as manager of R&A’s community facility 0

🕔11:35, 29.Nov 2021

Congratulations to Russell Smith, who has been named as the first general manager of The R&A’s new community golf facility in Glasgow.

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Building housing to secure a golf club’s future

Building housing to secure a golf club’s future 8

🕔11:33, 27.Nov 2021

Dunbar Golf Club is set to build a new clubhouse, short course, academy, driving range and greenkeeper facilities, funded by the creation of 78 homes.

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Wild pigs injure golfers, forcing club to temporarily close

Wild pigs injure golfers, forcing club to temporarily close 0

🕔10:16, 25.Nov 2021

A golf course in Yorkshire has had to close early after two large wild pigs found their way onto the course and injured two people.

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Golf course sold for £39 million to property developer

Golf course sold for £39 million to property developer 0

🕔12:43, 24.Nov 2021

A golf course in Manchester is to be sold to a property developer for nearly £40 million, and is likely to be converted into nearly 700 homes.

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Golf rounds in 2021 are up by 46% compared with 2019

Golf rounds in 2021 are up by 46% compared with 2019 1

🕔16:49, 22.Nov 2021

New data shows the number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the third quarter of 2021 are significantly up compared with 2019 and only slightly down on 2020.

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Another car abandoned and set fire to on golf course

Another car abandoned and set fire to on golf course 0

🕔10:34, 22.Nov 2021

For at least the third time this year, a car has been abandoned on a UK golf course and set on fire.

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Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’

Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’ 2

🕔08:14, 19.Nov 2021

A Derbyshire club has erected signs around the course with CPR information and is using the What3Words app to inform emergency services of a patient’s precise location.

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£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024

£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024 2

🕔12:40, 18.Nov 2021

A masterplan for a £100 million golf resort, hotel and spa in Scotland has been submitted to Angus Council for planning consent.  

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Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs

Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs 1

🕔13:11, 17.Nov 2021

A Scottish golf club is offering crates of wine to its members to make up for unused bar tabs during Covid lockdowns.

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Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it

Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it 3

🕔11:19, 16.Nov 2021

A golf club in Surrey has revealed that a national housebuilder has secured detailed planning permission to build 190 homes by it.

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Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’

Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’ 1

🕔12:22, 15.Nov 2021

A Northern Irish golf club has said it is very saddened to learn that a man in his 50s died while trying to retrieve golf balls from one of its lakes.

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Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’

Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’ 0

🕔12:16, 12.Nov 2021

An organisation that runs a wide range of cultural, countryside and sports services in East Ayrshire has revealed its golf course was the only non-online facility that performed well in the last financial year.

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The Machrie launches golf internship programme

The Machrie launches golf internship programme 0

🕔12:19, 11.Nov 2021

The Machrie, set in the Scottish dunes of Islay, has launched a ‘Golf Internship Programme, 2022’ for any individual with a passion for golf and a desire to experience working in a top UK golf resort.  

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50% of new members at top golf clubs are women

50% of new members at top golf clubs are women 1

🕔12:11, 10.Nov 2021

A survey of 30 top golf venues around the world has found there has been a significant increase in memberships since the pandemic began, with a major shift towards younger and female golfers.

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Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss

Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss 2

🕔08:27, 9.Nov 2021

A man who became one of the youngest golf club managers of one of the world’s most prestigious venues in 2017 is now running Scotland’s biggest pest control company.

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St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion”

St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion” 1

🕔08:35, 8.Nov 2021

The 8th hole on the Jubilee Course at St Andrews is at risk of falling into the sea according to a report on the BBC’s The One Show.

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Golf club moves to tees based on ability rather than sex

Golf club moves to tees based on ability rather than sex 25

🕔19:34, 7.Nov 2021

A Cheshire golf club has announced that it has ended its segregation of tees by sex and instead allows all golfers to choose where to tee off, based on their ability.

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Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia

Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia 0

🕔11:24, 7.Nov 2021

Wearside Golf Club in Sunderland has given permission for its short course to be used to help stroke survivors and people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other disabilities.

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Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course

Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course 0

🕔12:58, 5.Nov 2021

A Welsh golf club has appealed for information after a motorcycle rode over the course, causing damage to a green and other areas.

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Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought

Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought 1

🕔12:18, 3.Nov 2021

Seapoint Golf Links in Dublin, a top 50 golf course in Ireland, has become the latest venue to be purchased by investors.

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