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Arora buys its second golf property

Arora buys its second golf property 0

🕔11:06, 16.Dec 2021

The Arora Group, the UK’s largest private hotel owner-operator, has purchased Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa from Elite Hotels for an undisclosed sum.

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Membership of Scottish golf clubs jumps above 200,000

Membership of Scottish golf clubs jumps above 200,000 0

🕔12:09, 15.Dec 2021

Scotland has seen an even bigger increase in the number of members of golf clubs in 2021 than it did in 2020, meaning that the country now has the highest number of golf club members in seven years.

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Global golf participation ‘surpasses previous highest mark’

Global golf participation ‘surpasses previous highest mark’ 3

🕔12:09, 14.Dec 2021

New figures from The R&A and SMS show 66.6 million people around the world are golfers – a figure that is significantly up on the previous highest number of 61.6 million in 2012.

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Historic Welsh golf club saved for the second time in six months

Historic Welsh golf club saved for the second time in six months 0

🕔11:18, 13.Dec 2021

One of the oldest golf clubs in Wales has been saved from closure for the second time in six months following two distinct threats, and will now close for just 12 months and return as a ‘carbon neutral golf club’.

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Greenkeeper saves golfer’s life

Greenkeeper saves golfer’s life 1

🕔11:56, 10.Dec 2021

A greenkeeper has been told he probably saved the life of a golfer who suffered a heart attack on the course.

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New golf club in London to be renamed

New golf club in London to be renamed 3

🕔18:33, 9.Dec 2021

A new 18-hole golf course in north London is to be renamed following the deaths of golf course architect Pete Dye in 2020, and his son, Perry, in 2021.

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Three more golf clubs set to have housing built on them

Three more golf clubs set to have housing built on them 2

🕔10:53, 8.Dec 2021

Another three golf clubs have revealed that they are set to have housing built on them.

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Quad bike riders cause £25k of damage on Yorkshire golf course

Quad bike riders cause £25k of damage on Yorkshire golf course 0

🕔12:10, 7.Dec 2021

A Yorkshire golf club has said that vandals have driven over the course on quad bikes, causing more than £25,000 of damage.

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150-year-old golf club faces ‘permanent closure’

150-year-old golf club faces ‘permanent closure’ 0

🕔10:33, 6.Dec 2021

A historic golf club in Scotland has set up a GoFundMe page in order to save it from permanently closing down.

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Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women

Last men-only golf club in Ireland to admit women 2

🕔10:08, 3.Dec 2021

The last golf club in Ireland to have never had a female member has said it will end what was its effectively men-only membership policy and will now welcome ‘all genders’.

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Landlord loses golf club legal case against charity

Landlord loses golf club legal case against charity 0

🕔09:37, 3.Dec 2021

The landlord of a golf club has failed in its bid to contest a charity’s decision to terminate its lease during the pandemic, less than a year after acquiring it.

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“We’ve never had damage to the extent of this”

“We’ve never had damage to the extent of this” 0

🕔09:03, 3.Dec 2021

Vandals have driven onto the course of the number one rated golf venue in Herefordshire and damaged the surface – and they have since approached a greenkeeper to admit to the crime.

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‘Golf clubs should let members play more virtual games’

‘Golf clubs should let members play more virtual games’ 6

🕔07:33, 1.Dec 2021

The CEO of The R&A has said golf clubs should stop imposing rules on customers if they want to grow the game.

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Huge growth in UK golfers looking to play abroad

Huge growth in UK golfers looking to play abroad 1

🕔20:12, 30.Nov 2021

A company that deals with golf holidays has said the number of British users searching for Spanish locations has risen by more than 800 percent in the last 12 months.

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Here’s three golf developments that got the golf industry talking in November

Here’s three golf developments that got the golf industry talking in November 0

🕔08:46, 30.Nov 2021

From ending gendered tees to bringing in a new app to help golfers who’ve fallen ill on the course, November was another month of change for the golf industry.

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Russell Smith named as manager of R&A’s community facility

Russell Smith named as manager of R&A’s community facility 0

🕔11:35, 29.Nov 2021

Congratulations to Russell Smith, who has been named as the first general manager of The R&A’s new community golf facility in Glasgow.

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Building housing to secure a golf club’s future

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🕔11:33, 27.Nov 2021

Dunbar Golf Club is set to build a new clubhouse, short course, academy, driving range and greenkeeper facilities, funded by the creation of 78 homes.

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Wild pigs injure golfers, forcing club to temporarily close

Wild pigs injure golfers, forcing club to temporarily close 0

🕔10:16, 25.Nov 2021

A golf course in Yorkshire has had to close early after two large wild pigs found their way onto the course and injured two people.

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Golf course sold for £39 million to property developer

Golf course sold for £39 million to property developer 0

🕔12:43, 24.Nov 2021

A golf course in Manchester is to be sold to a property developer for nearly £40 million, and is likely to be converted into nearly 700 homes.

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Golf rounds in 2021 are up by 46% compared with 2019

Golf rounds in 2021 are up by 46% compared with 2019 1

🕔16:49, 22.Nov 2021

New data shows the number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the third quarter of 2021 are significantly up compared with 2019 and only slightly down on 2020.

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Another car abandoned and set fire to on golf course

Another car abandoned and set fire to on golf course 0

🕔10:34, 22.Nov 2021

For at least the third time this year, a car has been abandoned on a UK golf course and set on fire.

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Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’

Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’ 2

🕔08:14, 19.Nov 2021

A Derbyshire club has erected signs around the course with CPR information and is using the What3Words app to inform emergency services of a patient’s precise location.

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£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024

£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024 2

🕔12:40, 18.Nov 2021

A masterplan for a £100 million golf resort, hotel and spa in Scotland has been submitted to Angus Council for planning consent.  

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Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs

Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs 1

🕔13:11, 17.Nov 2021

A Scottish golf club is offering crates of wine to its members to make up for unused bar tabs during Covid lockdowns.

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Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it

Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it 4

🕔11:19, 16.Nov 2021

A golf club in Surrey has revealed that a national housebuilder has secured detailed planning permission to build 190 homes by it.

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Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’

Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’ 1

🕔12:22, 15.Nov 2021

A Northern Irish golf club has said it is very saddened to learn that a man in his 50s died while trying to retrieve golf balls from one of its lakes.

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Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’

Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’ 0

🕔12:16, 12.Nov 2021

An organisation that runs a wide range of cultural, countryside and sports services in East Ayrshire has revealed its golf course was the only non-online facility that performed well in the last financial year.

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