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Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’

Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’ 0

🕔07:54, 22.Oct 2021

Police in Yorkshire have issued a statement to vandals who tore up eight greens at a golf club, saying ‘we will find you’.

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Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies

Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies 0

🕔11:49, 21.Oct 2021

A golf club that lies on the border between England and Wales has been given a grant to safeguard several rare species of butterfly that have been spotted on its land.

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Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled

Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled 0

🕔08:31, 20.Oct 2021

A Hampshire golf club that was acquired by another golf club, which is to be converted into a housing estate, has changed its name to that of its new owner.

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Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant

Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant 1

🕔09:05, 19.Oct 2021

A new survey of golf course designers’ attitudes finds that four of the 13 principles of golf architecture are no longer relevant and a further three are only partially relevant.

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Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020

Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020 2

🕔07:56, 18.Oct 2021

New data finds that there were more rounds of golf played by club members by the year to the end of this summer than there were at that stage in 2020, although there has been a recent slowdown.

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More golf clubs report criminal incidents

More golf clubs report criminal incidents 0

🕔11:45, 15.Oct 2021

More golf clubs have reported criminal activity at their venues in the last few days.

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Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’

Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’ 1

🕔11:44, 14.Oct 2021

Two golf courses that both closed down recently are set to be converted into ‘eco parks’ by their local councils, although some are saying this will pave the way for them to be turned into housing estates.

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Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again

Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again 0

🕔11:15, 13.Oct 2021

A 19th century golf club that only had its future secured this summer after it nearly had a floodplain built on it, has discovered that a proposed nearby wind farm could see it close for at least six years.

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Golf club to host Christmas market

Golf club to host Christmas market 1

🕔11:10, 13.Oct 2021

A golf club in Hartlepool is to host a Christmas market this year, which will see stalls selling a range of gifts and food for local shoppers.

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Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges

Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges 2

🕔08:55, 12.Oct 2021

Dundonald Links, one of Great Britain’s top 100 golf courses, has opened 18 lodges as part of a £25 million project.

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Greenkeeper retires after 51 years of service

Greenkeeper retires after 51 years of service 0

🕔11:05, 10.Oct 2021

The head greenkeeper at Cochrane Castle Golf Club in Scotland has retired after 51 years of working in the industry – 43 of which were at the same golf club.

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Two major UK resorts are sold on the same day

Two major UK resorts are sold on the same day 3

🕔15:18, 8.Oct 2021

The golf club that has hosted the Ryder Cup four times has been reportedly sold in a £140 million deal – with a second major UK resort being sold on the same day.

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Two more golf clubs report vandalism

Two more golf clubs report vandalism 0

🕔11:28, 7.Oct 2021

Two more golf clubs, one in England and one in Scotland, have become the latest to be visited by the police due to vandalism on their properties.

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Old Course issues large losses due to Covid

Old Course issues large losses due to Covid 2

🕔11:39, 6.Oct 2021

Old Course, which operates the five-star hotel and golf resort in St Andrews, has issued its financial results for 2020 and they show, as expected, large losses due to the pandemic.

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Council discussed converting ‘thriving’ golf course into ‘eco park’

Council discussed converting ‘thriving’ golf course into ‘eco park’ 2

🕔08:11, 5.Oct 2021

A Merseyside council is facing a backlash after it emerged that it has discussed closing down a golf course that has seen a large increase in membership in recent months in order to convert it into an ‘eco park’.

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Public driving range construction near completion

Public driving range construction near completion 1

🕔07:46, 4.Oct 2021

A £240,000 driving range, which is being constructed at a Merseyside golf club after feedback from local residents found they wanted more golf practice facilities, is nearly complete.

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Another golf club reports vandalism

Another golf club reports vandalism 2

🕔08:55, 1.Oct 2021

Alva Golf Club in the Central Lowlands of Scotland has become the latest venue to report vandalism on its golf course.

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Here’s three interesting developments from the UK golf industry in the last month

Here’s three interesting developments from the UK golf industry in the last month 1

🕔12:55, 30.Sep 2021

From a 4,000-year-old coffin found on one golf course to a club that’s investing in luxury treehouses, September was the first month in 19 in which Covid-19 did not dominate all or almost all of the main stories.

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‘No magic solution’ to issue of trans people in women’s grassroots sports

‘No magic solution’ to issue of trans people in women’s grassroots sports 0

🕔11:39, 30.Sep 2021

New guidelines for participation in grassroots sport state that transgender women retain physique, stamina and strength advantages when competing against women, and there is ‘no magic solution’ to the issue.

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Golf course vandal unveiled as former member

Golf course vandal unveiled as former member 1

🕔11:54, 29.Sep 2021

A vandal who poured weedkiller on a golf course, causing nearly £16,000 of damage, was a disgruntled former member, a court has heard.

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The ‘Rolex Rippers’ have robbed another man

The ‘Rolex Rippers’ have robbed another man 0

🕔07:55, 28.Sep 2021

The thieves who have been targeting people in or near golf clubs in southern England for more than a year have struck again, according to reports.

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Council looks to golf club for cemetery space

Council looks to golf club for cemetery space 1

🕔07:58, 27.Sep 2021

A council that is running out of graveyard space for burials is considering using golf club land to alleviate the issue.

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Golf club will not allow people to play unless they’re vaccinated

Golf club will not allow people to play unless they’re vaccinated 3

🕔11:52, 24.Sep 2021

The most prestigious golf club in Australia, Royal Melbourne GC, has said golfers will not be allowed to play at the venue unless they provide proof that they have been vaccinated.

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A new way to teach golf to children

A new way to teach golf to children 0

🕔10:37, 24.Sep 2021

A new project to introduce children to golf has been launched.

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‘Heartbreaking’ as vandals tear up green at Gloucestershire golf club

‘Heartbreaking’ as vandals tear up green at Gloucestershire golf club 0

🕔09:45, 24.Sep 2021

Vandals have driven onto the course of a golf club that recently avoided closure and torn up one of its greens, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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Another archaeological discovery is made at an English golf course

Another archaeological discovery is made at an English golf course 0

🕔09:50, 22.Sep 2021

Just a few days after it emerged that a 4,000 year old coffin containing a high status individual had been found at a golf club in Lincolnshire, two ancient kilns have been discovered in Norfolk.

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Golf club turns dying tree into stunning art exhibit

Golf club turns dying tree into stunning art exhibit 4

🕔08:15, 22.Sep 2021

A golf club has commissioned two ‘chainsaw artists’ to convert its iconic dying tree into an incredible sculpture.

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