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Half of UK golfers ‘prepared to travel for more than an hour’ to play

Half of UK golfers ‘prepared to travel for more than an hour’ to play 1

🕔07:34, 2.Oct 2020

New analysis of a recent survey of more than 2,500 golfers during the pandemic has found that about half of golfers are prepared to travel for more than an hour to play the game.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that have resulted from coronavirus

Here’s three golf industry trends that have resulted from coronavirus 1

🕔11:06, 1.Oct 2020

The Golf Business looks at three UK golf industry trends – beyond simply a general rise in participation and membership – that have materialised as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Surrey golf club opened by Tony Jacklin closes

Surrey golf club opened by Tony Jacklin closes 4

🕔06:36, 1.Oct 2020

A Surrey golf club that was opened in 1992 by winning Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has closed.

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Vandals use ‘substance’ to attack Musselburgh’s greens

Vandals use ‘substance’ to attack Musselburgh’s greens 1

🕔06:58, 30.Sep 2020

East Lothian Police are appealing for information after Musselburgh Golf Club became the latest golf course to be deliberately vandalised.

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This Golf Foundation auction offers golf and luxury

This Golf Foundation auction offers golf and luxury 0

🕔16:59, 29.Sep 2020

Charity The Golf Foundation, which creates opportunities for young people through golf, has been donated a list of extraordinary golfing products, which people can bid for in a week-long online auction that ends on October 4.

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Study finds golf improves muscle strength and balance in elderly people

Study finds golf improves muscle strength and balance in elderly people 2

🕔11:47, 29.Sep 2020

A new international research and potentially far-reaching study has found evidence to suggest that golf provided improved muscle strength and balance in elderly participants.

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Golf club to close down hotel in order to secure future

Golf club to close down hotel in order to secure future 0

🕔06:55, 28.Sep 2020

In a sign of the impact that Covid-19 has had on the industry, a golf club in Lancashire is set to close down its hotel in order to continue as a viable business.

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Meet the golf club directors: Clare and Graham Bond

Meet the golf club directors: Clare and Graham Bond 4

🕔07:45, 27.Sep 2020

Clare and Graham are the two directors at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club in Cornwall. Here, Graham talks about running a family-owned golf venue and what 2020 has been like so far.

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Hope for golf club that closed down due to coronavirus

Hope for golf club that closed down due to coronavirus 1

🕔06:39, 26.Sep 2020

A golf club that became the second in the UK to close down because of Covid-19 has been bought and could potentially reopen.

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18-hole golf course has its future secured

18-hole golf course has its future secured 0

🕔06:25, 24.Sep 2020

An 18-hole golf venue in Buckinghamshire, which was set to be sold to a developer that would have reduced the number of holes in order to build housing, has had its future secured following the local council’s intervention.

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Historic golf club could close in 18 months over floodplain issue

Historic golf club could close in 18 months over floodplain issue 0

🕔07:07, 23.Sep 2020

A 19th century Welsh golf club could be forced to close down because its location lies within a sea defence plan.

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Best men’s golf shoes 2020

Best men’s golf shoes 2020 0

🕔14:43, 22.Sep 2020

With so many different colours, styles and sizes, and brands, such as Nike, FootJoy and Under Armour to choose from, you’re bound to find yourself spoilt for choice.

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Golf events are being cancelled again due to Covid-19

Golf events are being cancelled again due to Covid-19 2

🕔06:59, 22.Sep 2020

UK and Ireland golf events are being cancelled or postponed because of coronavirus for the first time in months.

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’20 members of golf group test positive for Covid-19′

’20 members of golf group test positive for Covid-19′ 1

🕔10:17, 21.Sep 2020

Up to 20 members of an Irish golf group have tested positive for coronavirus following a domestic golf trip, according to reports.

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Golf participation probably INCREASED from July to August

Golf participation probably INCREASED from July to August 1

🕔06:59, 21.Sep 2020

There is new evidence that golf participation actually increased in the second half of the summer from the first, even though the surge in the first half was unprecedented.

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Golf in the USA has also experienced the ‘surge’

Golf in the USA has also experienced the ‘surge’ 0

🕔06:58, 21.Sep 2020

A new report has found that American golf clubs have seen a surge in participation in recent months, in particular among women and young adults.

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Two-thirds of golfers have sustained an injury playing golf

Two-thirds of golfers have sustained an injury playing golf 1

🕔07:49, 19.Sep 2020

A surprising new poll of people who play sport at an amateur level has found that 66 percent of golfers say they have injured themselves playing the game.

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The vast majority of new members say they will renew next year

The vast majority of new members say they will renew next year 5

🕔06:32, 17.Sep 2020

A new poll of golfers has found that just two percent of those who joined a club during the surge this summer have said they will not renew next year.

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‘Staycation’ golf holidays have more than doubled in the last year

‘Staycation’ golf holidays have more than doubled in the last year 2

🕔06:49, 16.Sep 2020

Holiday bookings at UK golf resorts more than doubled from early June to early September 2020, compared with 2019, according to new data.

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Report shows the extraordinary highs and lows of golf in Ireland today

Report shows the extraordinary highs and lows of golf in Ireland today 0

🕔07:18, 15.Sep 2020

A report in The Times newspaper about the state of golf in Ireland amid Covid-19 has shown the extraordinary growth and decline that have been happening at the same time.

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Meet the female greenkeeper inspiring other women to join the profession

Meet the female greenkeeper inspiring other women to join the profession 4

🕔19:29, 14.Sep 2020

Despite a wide-ranging career background, it was Anna Nilsson’s love of golf that meant she moved 1,000 miles to take up a greenkeeping role at The Belfry – a job she hopes will inspire other women to take up. Here, she details her story.

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Nearly 100,000 people have downloaded HowDidiDo’s app since July 

Nearly 100,000 people have downloaded HowDidiDo’s app since July  0

🕔11:28, 14.Sep 2020

The growth in demand for golf is showing no signs of slowing as Europe’s largest online golf community, HowDidiDo, has reported unprecedented usage in just the last two months. 

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Poll finds huge support for reducing golf driving distances

Poll finds huge support for reducing golf driving distances 2

🕔06:56, 14.Sep 2020

A survey of golf course designers across the world has found almost unanimous support for measures to reduce hitting distances in golf.

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Another golf club posts a record rise in members

Another golf club posts a record rise in members 1

🕔06:57, 11.Sep 2020

Another golf club in Scotland has reported an unprecedented membership boost, particularly among younger people, since clubs reopened at the end of spring.

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93-year-old golf venue to close down next year

93-year-old golf venue to close down next year 1

🕔09:23, 10.Sep 2020

A Gloucestershire golf course that has been in existence since 1927 is to close down next year – and will likely be at least the sixth UK venue to close amid Covid-19.

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Shorter versions of golf are also surging at the moment

Shorter versions of golf are also surging at the moment 6

🕔12:25, 9.Sep 2020

New data from Ireland suggests that shorter and quicker versions of golf than what can be played on 18-hole full-length courses is soaring at the moment.

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Golf club forms partnership with supermarket to help vulnerable residents

Golf club forms partnership with supermarket to help vulnerable residents 3

🕔16:19, 8.Sep 2020

A Cheshire golf club has been praised by its local community because a team of its members have been helping people who have been shielding due to Covid-19, including even working with a local supermarket to help them.

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