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Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge

Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge 0 Updated

🕔07:46, 10.Apr 2021

One of the longest-standing members of one of the oldest golf clubs in the world has called for it to create new staff roles due to a membership surge in recent months.

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‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’

‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’ 2

🕔07:05, 9.Apr 2021

Greenkeepers at a prestigious Surrey golf club had to wake up teenagers who were camping in a tent in one of the bunkers over the Easter holidays – and were met with abuse.

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Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week

Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week 0

🕔11:09, 8.Apr 2021

New data from Barclaycard shows that spending on golf soared in the week English golf courses were allowed to reopen following three months of lockdown.

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‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’

‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’ 0

🕔07:48, 7.Apr 2021

Several golf clubs have reported huge participation rates in the last few days, as many golf clubs have reopened following lockdowns amid dry and sunny weather.

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Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week

Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week 0

🕔07:19, 6.Apr 2021

There have been an unusually high number of new appointments in golf clubs and the golf industry in general in the last few days, here are some of the most high profile of them.

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Demand for early evening tee times is soaring

Demand for early evening tee times is soaring 2

🕔07:14, 4.Apr 2021

The demand for ‘twilight golf’ in April has soared according to a report in The Telegraph.

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Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage

Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage 0

🕔07:57, 3.Apr 2021

An English golf club has delayed the day it will reopen by at least a week to clear up the damage caused by members of the public who used it during the lockdown.

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‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens

‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens 3

🕔07:45, 2.Apr 2021

A golf club that experienced vandalism when a quad bike drove across it in March has now revealed that the vehicle probably had a spray unit attached to cause even more damage to the surface.

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‘We are full from the first tee to the last’

‘We are full from the first tee to the last’ 1

🕔12:04, 1.Apr 2021

Several English golf clubs have reported that their first few days back has resulted in huge participation.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March

Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March 0

🕔15:26, 31.Mar 2021

With golf courses reopening in England to unprecedented demand, we look at the top three trends in the golf industry in March.

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‘A fifth of our membership played today’

‘A fifth of our membership played today’ 3

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2021

The manager of a golf club in Kent said about 100 members played on March 29, as it reopened following nearly three months of closure.

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Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened

Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened 0

🕔17:49, 29.Mar 2021

A member of staff at a golf club in Oxford tested positive for Covid-19 just 24 hours before the course reopened following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen

Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen 7

🕔11:50, 29.Mar 2021

A golf club in Norwich has been unable to reopen because thugs vandalised five of its greens, making them unplayable, just hours before golf was due to resume there.

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‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’

‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’ 1

🕔07:21, 29.Mar 2021

Police in Scotland have said teenage arsonists have been starting fires in the grounds of a golf club.

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This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29

This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29 4

🕔07:09, 27.Mar 2021

A golf club in Derbyshire has said the demand for its venue is so strong that it will open as soon as it is allowed to on March 29 – at one minute past midnight.

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‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again

‘Lockdown boredom’ sees Kent club vandalised again 2

🕔07:54, 26.Mar 2021

Greenkeepers at a Kent golf club that has seen a spate of vandalism activity in recent months have found buggies abandoned on the course again.

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Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge

Scottish club takes on part-ownership of itself amid participation surge 0

🕔15:09, 25.Mar 2021

A Scottish golf club which has seen a surge in rounds played in the last year has taken ownership over the running of it from a Community Trust. 

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‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’

‘We’re almost fully booked for the first two weeks’ 0

🕔07:07, 24.Mar 2021

A number of English golf clubs have detailed how excited they are about the return of golf next week, following an absence that’s lasted nearly three months.

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Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range

Work begins on new quarter of a million pound driving range 2

🕔07:19, 23.Mar 2021

Work has begun on a quarter of a million pounds golf driving range at a municipal golf club, which should capitalise on the current demand to play the game.

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North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge

North London golf club ‘will not reopen’ despite likely surge 6

🕔07:12, 22.Mar 2021

A municipal golf club in North London has been told it will not reopen on March 29 due to losses over recent years – even though there is currently huge demand to play the game.

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Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time

Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time 6

🕔07:39, 19.Mar 2021

One of the last golf clubs in the British Isles in which only men can be members is set to change its policy.

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European golf course designers very optimistic for the future

European golf course designers very optimistic for the future 1

🕔07:09, 18.Mar 2021

A survey of golf course architects has found significant optimism for the next few years, with some even saying they’re concerned about how they will cope with a large increase in workload.

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This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon

This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon 4

🕔06:45, 16.Mar 2021

A golf club in Wales has posted a picture of its car park – just a few hours after the Welsh government announced golf can resume – and it was already packed.

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The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down

The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down 1

🕔15:14, 15.Mar 2021

The chief executive of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, is to stand down this summer.

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Campaign launched to save Colt golf course

Campaign launched to save Colt golf course 1

🕔07:05, 15.Mar 2021

A campaign has been launched to save a Derbyshire golf course that closed last year but remains in a playable state.

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Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes

Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes 1

🕔08:05, 14.Mar 2021

A golf club in Great Yarmouth is moving its tees further inland after sand dunes supporting the course collapsed due to coastal erosion.

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Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses

Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses 1

🕔07:58, 13.Mar 2021

Plans to build 249 houses on part of a northern English golf course, in order to secure its future, have been rejected by its local council.

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