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Closed course ‘being used as a football pitch’

Closed course ‘being used as a football pitch’ 0

🕔10:18, 23.Apr 2022

A golf course that has temporarily closed due to its council’s budgeting crisis is now being used as a football pitch, threatening its future, according to reports.

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Potential operators have just days to register interest in Bath golf course

Potential operators have just days to register interest in Bath golf course 0

🕔12:59, 22.Apr 2022

Potential operators of a golf course in Bath have less than a month to register their interest.

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Golf club set to build 84-bedroom hotel

Golf club set to build 84-bedroom hotel 1

🕔10:32, 22.Apr 2022

A Yorkshire golf club which submitted plans in 2020 to build a hotel to accommodate wedding guests and two-day golfers is set to have them approved.

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Two golf clubs that came close to closure post record growth

Two golf clubs that came close to closure post record growth 0

🕔12:20, 24.Jan 2022

Two Scottish golf clubs that have both been on the brink of closure within recent years have now both reported record growth.

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More Scottish golf clubs report cases of vandalism

More Scottish golf clubs report cases of vandalism 0

🕔13:20, 20.Jan 2022

Two Scottish golf clubs have become the latest to report shocking levels of vandalism.

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Council plans to sell golf club at multi-million pound loss

Council plans to sell golf club at multi-million pound loss 3

🕔12:28, 19.Jan 2022

A council in Norfolk is reportedly planning to sell a golf club it bought for more than £7 million for less than £2 million.

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Another torched car found on a Dundee golf course

Another torched car found on a Dundee golf course 2

🕔12:17, 18.Jan 2022

For at least the third time in the last year, an abandoned burnt-out car has been found on a golf course in Dundee.

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Club launches speed radar in collaboration with local residents

Club launches speed radar in collaboration with local residents 0

🕔13:59, 17.Jan 2022

A golf club has introduced a speed radar outside its main residence to encourage safe driving as part of a partnership between members and local residents.

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Police issue warning to golfers about Rolex thieves

Police issue warning to golfers about Rolex thieves 0

🕔12:52, 16.Jan 2022

Police in Hampshire have issued a warning to golfers about a female gang of robbers dubbed the Rolex rippers.

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Trump: Confidence is strong for 2022

Trump: Confidence is strong for 2022 1

🕔12:33, 14.Jan 2022

The executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, has said confidence in Trump Turnberry for 2022 is strong, although Covid is still making “it difficult to predict how operations will be affected”.

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Online reviews now play a major role in golf course decisions

Online reviews now play a major role in golf course decisions 1

🕔12:51, 13.Jan 2022

A survey of golfers has found that they are much more likely to leave reviews of golf courses they play and read other golfers’ reviews before deciding to play a new course than before.

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Jason Stanton named as the new CEO of Mytime Active

Jason Stanton named as the new CEO of Mytime Active 1

🕔12:50, 11.Jan 2022

Congratulations to Jason Stanton, who has been named as the new CEO of Mytime Active, which runs 12 golf clubs in the UK.

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Golf club membership in Wales has soared

Golf club membership in Wales has soared 2

🕔18:47, 10.Jan 2022

The number of people who are members of golf clubs in Wales has soared in the last two years, official figures reveal.

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Two Wirral golf courses set to close due to budgeting crisis

Two Wirral golf courses set to close due to budgeting crisis 2

🕔11:38, 10.Jan 2022

Two popular municipal golf courses may be closed down due to a budgeting crisis within Wirral Council, according to the Liverpool Echo.

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Spending on golf products has risen rapidly

Spending on golf products has risen rapidly 2

🕔11:05, 8.Jan 2022

New data from Barclaycard has revealed that spending on golf products grew at nearly 10 times the pace of spending growth in general in 2021.

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The revolution in women’s participation

The revolution in women’s participation 1

🕔10:17, 8.Jan 2022

Rates of golf participation by women have soared since the pandemic started, and this is leading to new levels of female engagement.

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Protests over closure of two golf courses

Protests over closure of two golf courses 0

🕔10:56, 7.Jan 2022

Two separate plans to concrete over two golf courses, one in Oxfordshire and one in Berkshire, have led to protests from local people who do not want to lose green spaces.

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TGI pays tribute to former chairman Ian Johnston

TGI pays tribute to former chairman Ian Johnston 0

🕔18:31, 6.Jan 2022

The TGI Golf Partnership, golf’s leading retail services group, was rocked over the festive period by the sudden death of former managing director and chairman Ian Johnston.

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Playing conditions could be taken more into account for handicaps

Playing conditions could be taken more into account for handicaps 0

🕔08:44, 5.Jan 2022

Scottish Golf’s chief operating officer has said that the adjustment for playing conditions when calculating a golfer’s handicap in the World Handicap System (WHS) may be updated.

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5% pay rise recommended for golf club staff

5% pay rise recommended for golf club staff 0

🕔07:14, 5.Jan 2022

The Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) has recommended an increase in salaries of five percent for golf club managers and greenkeepers, following a bumper year of participation.

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Vandals cause £120k of damage to Yorkshire course

Vandals cause £120k of damage to Yorkshire course 5

🕔11:44, 4.Jan 2022

A golf course in Rotherham will be out of action ‘for months’, according to the police, after it was ripped up by quad bikes and a motorbike.

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Peter Dawson named as new head of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Peter Dawson named as new head of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 0

🕔13:45, 3.Jan 2022

The former chief executive of The R&A, Peter Dawson, has been named the new managing director of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews.

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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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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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