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Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months

Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months 2

🕔08:17, 6.Aug 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared for its future earlier this year has said its membership has risen from 170 to 425 in just the last four months.

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This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course

This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course 3

🕔06:49, 5.Aug 2020

A police investigation has been launched after vandals poured weedkiller over a Scottish golf course, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage.

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Britain’s youngest golf club manager named as Ben Slater

Britain’s youngest golf club manager named as Ben Slater 10

🕔19:07, 4.Aug 2020

A 22-year-old man is believed to be Britain’s youngest golf club manager today – and possibly ever.

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Data compliance clarification sought over new handicapping system

Data compliance clarification sought over new handicapping system 3

🕔18:10, 4.Aug 2020

A data compliance issue in England has emerged ahead of the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS) in November.

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Two golf clubs are hoping to downsize from 18 holes to nine

Two golf clubs are hoping to downsize from 18 holes to nine 1

🕔17:31, 4.Aug 2020

Two English golf clubs are currently going through the process of trying to downsize from 18 holes to nine in a bid to secure their futures.

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New £13 million golf club planned for North Tyneside

New £13 million golf club planned for North Tyneside 1

🕔15:59, 4.Aug 2020

A planning application has been sent to North Tyneside Council for one of the biggest golf projects in recent years – a major revamp of Wallsend Golf Club.

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Niall McGill takes over Pitlochry Golf Club as it aims for recovery

Niall McGill takes over Pitlochry Golf Club as it aims for recovery 3

🕔14:13, 4.Aug 2020

Golf professional Niall McGill has been named the new director of golf at Pitlochry Golf Club in Perthshire, as the club, which is reliant on visitor income, hopes to bounce back from lockdown’s financial hit. 

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“We recouped half of our annual green fee revenue in June alone”

“We recouped half of our annual green fee revenue in June alone” 4

🕔13:35, 4.Aug 2020

Several more golf clubs are reporting that the boom in demand for golf of the last two to three months has led to a positive economic performance.

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Golf club charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ energy fees

Golf club charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ energy fees 0

🕔07:35, 2.Aug 2020

Energy regulator Ofgem has cited a golf club that was charged £24,000 in ‘hidden’ commission to a broker, and has used the example to propose a change to how the energy industry operates.

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Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July

Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in July 1

🕔12:33, 31.Jul 2020

From the continuation in the surge of demand to play golf to concerns about a second wave, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the UK golf industry in July 2020.

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Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’

Scottish golf club closes ‘indefinitely’ following ‘deliberate fire’ 3

🕔12:24, 29.Jul 2020

A fire that was ‘deliberately started’ at a golf club in Fife has caused so much damage to greenkeeping equipment that the club has been forced to close.

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Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening

Golf club goes back into lockdown just three weeks after reopening 2

🕔06:45, 28.Jul 2020

A golf club in Staffordshire has temporarily closed after a member tested positive for coronavirus – just 20 days after it had reopened due to the lockdown.

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Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on

Golf club installs sanitiser station next to every green for flags to rest on 4

🕔04:17, 28.Jul 2020

A Lancashire golf club has installed a sanitiser station next to every green on its course so that golfers can have the option of taking out the flag.

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Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19

Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19 1

🕔07:19, 27.Jul 2020

A historic Nottinghamshire golf club could become the third venue in England since the start of the pandemic to close down due to Covid-19.

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Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit

Golf clubs set to rebound from lockdown’s financial hit 1

🕔07:39, 26.Jul 2020

The chief executive of Golf Ireland has said golf clubs have much to be optimistic about – just four months after many feared for their future due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes

113-year-old golf club set to be converted into 1,000 homes 1

🕔06:46, 25.Jul 2020

A private members’ golf club in Hampshire is set to be converted into a community including shops and 1,000 homes.

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England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea

England Golf appears to shelve nomadic handicap idea 6

🕔06:39, 24.Jul 2020

A proposal to create handicaps for golfers in England who are not members of golf clubs appears to have been dropped.

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June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019

June 2020 saw 70% more rounds of golf played than in June 2019 2

🕔07:02, 23.Jul 2020

Data from 125 golf courses in the UK has shown that the number of rounds of golf played last month was up by an unprecedented amount compared with June 2019.

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Golf club owner rescued Yorkshire venue with £320k investment

Golf club owner rescued Yorkshire venue with £320k investment 1

🕔06:27, 23.Jul 2020

The person who rescued a historic Yorkshire golf club, which was on the verge of closing down, already owned a UK golf club and paid £320,000 to save it, it has emerged.

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Flagship golf store opens following £500,000 investment

Flagship golf store opens following £500,000 investment 1

🕔06:59, 22.Jul 2020

A flagship American Golf store has opened in Surrey – creating 20 jobs.

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Golf resorts are marketing for ‘staycation’ customers

Golf resorts are marketing for ‘staycation’ customers 1

🕔07:19, 21.Jul 2020

A number of UK golf resorts, which traditionally market to foreign visitors, believe their customers for at least the next 12 months will predominantly be UK-based.

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Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work

Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work 1

🕔07:23, 19.Jul 2020

As clubhouses, bars and restaurants open up again after the shutdown, the NGCAA looks at some of the legal obligations placed upon golf club managers at this particularly trying time.

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Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day

Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day 1

🕔05:43, 17.Jul 2020

Kingsbarns Golf Links and St Andrews Old Course Hotel, Resort and Spa have announced they will both reopen on the same day – August 1.

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Golf club proposes to build 800 homes

Golf club proposes to build 800 homes 2

🕔06:44, 16.Jul 2020

A golf club near Watford is planning to build hundreds of homes on land it owns.

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Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave

Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave 6

🕔19:11, 15.Jul 2020

The owner of a golf club that nearly closed down for good because of the coronavirus lockdown has asked England Golf to help ensure golf courses remain open if there is a second wave of infections.

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Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close

Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close 3

🕔14:19, 15.Jul 2020

Another Scottish golf club has said it is experiencing a boom – just a few months after fearing it would close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19

Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19 7

🕔06:59, 15.Jul 2020

A golf club in Berkshire has been so badly hit by Covid-19 that it cannot afford to have members anymore – and will become a pay-and-play venue instead.

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