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The Guardian promotes call for London’s golf courses to be ‘redeveloped’

The Guardian promotes call for London’s golf courses to be ‘redeveloped’ 8

🕔08:27, 30.Aug 2021

The Guardian newspaper has promoted a call by an architect for many of the 94 golf courses in Greater London to be redeveloped.

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Welsh golf clubs invited to apply for women’s golf fund

Welsh golf clubs invited to apply for women’s golf fund 0

🕔12:22, 26.Aug 2021

Welsh golf clubs have been invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to get more women and girls playing golf in the next four years.

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New data reveals first participation slowdown since the pandemic started

New data reveals first participation slowdown since the pandemic started 2

🕔08:12, 25.Aug 2021

New data taken from nearly 2,000 golf clubs in the UK and Ireland has found both a month-on-month and year-on-year drop in visitor rounds, when clubs were open, for the first time since the pandemic started.

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Golf club awarded £320,000 to reduce carbon emissions

Golf club awarded £320,000 to reduce carbon emissions 0

🕔08:58, 24.Aug 2021

A municipal golf course in Nottinghamshire has been awarded just under £320,000 to ‘fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures’.

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Fundraisers aim to save golf course in Bath

Fundraisers aim to save golf course in Bath 0

🕔09:37, 23.Aug 2021

A municipal golf course in Bath that has not reopened following the first lockdown in 2020 could be saved after a fundraiser was launched.

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Sheffield’s elderly encouraged to take up golf

Sheffield’s elderly encouraged to take up golf 0

🕔11:33, 22.Aug 2021

A project has been launched in Sheffield in which elderly people will be introduced to the game of golf in a bid to benefit their mental and physical health.

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Tony Gill announces retirement as Brora’s general manager

Tony Gill announces retirement as Brora’s general manager 1

🕔09:34, 22.Aug 2021

The general manager of Brora Golf Club in the Highlands for the last 16 years, Tony Gill, has announced he is to retire.

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Kate Rose criticises the BBC’s ‘indifference’ towards women’s golf

Kate Rose criticises the BBC’s ‘indifference’ towards women’s golf 2

🕔08:15, 20.Aug 2021

The founder of the Rose Ladies Series, Kate Rose, has criticised the BBC for failing to give meaningful coverage to the Women’s Open, even though the broadcaster talks extensively about inclusion and diversity.

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Laura Davies-designed golf course could be sold off

Laura Davies-designed golf course could be sold off 1

🕔07:33, 18.Aug 2021

A Surrey golf course that has some members who signed up for life has revealed that it could be sold off to a care home developer.

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Covid has also led to a a golf boom in Australia

Covid has also led to a a golf boom in Australia 0

🕔09:29, 17.Aug 2021

New figures on golf participation in Australia have shown a parallel with the UK – in which the pandemic has resulted in unprecedented growth.

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Two more golf clubs to build housing on their land

Two more golf clubs to build housing on their land 3

🕔09:06, 16.Aug 2021

Two more UK golf clubs are set to build properties on their land to provide much-needed funds, with one saying that the pandemic has meant investing in housing is now more lucrative than in hotels.

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Meet the director of golf: Jack Laws

Meet the director of golf: Jack Laws 0

🕔11:57, 13.Aug 2021

The director of golf at Les Bordes Golf Club, one of the world’s most spectacular new golf facilities, talks about the venue, working through the pandemic and his time at Sunningdale.

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Man who saved golfer’s life set to finish incredible charity walk

Man who saved golfer’s life set to finish incredible charity walk 0

🕔08:07, 13.Aug 2021

A 58-year-old former armed forces trainer is on the verge of completing a three month mission of walking over 1,000 miles while hitting a golf ball, in order to raise money for defibrillators to be installed around the country.

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‘Poison’ sprayed on golf club’s greens causes up to £250k of damage

‘Poison’ sprayed on golf club’s greens causes up to £250k of damage 0

🕔11:11, 12.Aug 2021

The course operations manager of an Australian golf club has said a vandal has poured ‘poison’ on five of his greens, causing potentially more than £250,000 of damage.

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Construction of R&A’s community golf facility to begin

Construction of R&A’s community golf facility to begin 2

🕔12:58, 10.Aug 2021

The R&A has secured approval to create a world-leading ‘community golf facility’ in Glasgow.

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Venue is allowed to use dumped chalk for improvements

Venue is allowed to use dumped chalk for improvements 1

🕔06:28, 10.Aug 2021

A footgolf venue that replaced a golf course in 2017 has been told it can create boundary walls around its car park with chalk that had been dumped there by a rogue builder.

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‘There are more victims of the ‘Rolex Rippers”

‘There are more victims of the ‘Rolex Rippers” 1

🕔12:10, 9.Aug 2021

Two of the victims of the ‘Rolex Rippers’ have spoken about the tactics the women used in order to rob them, including shouting ‘sex’ as they grabbed one victim, and have criticised the police, stating there are more than 14 victims.

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Four golf courses set to have housing built on them

Four golf courses set to have housing built on them 3

🕔12:13, 8.Aug 2021

Four English golf courses look set to have, between them, well over 1,000 homes built on their land after four separate planning decisions were made within a few days of each other.

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This is the last UK golf course that still hasn’t reopened

This is the last UK golf course that still hasn’t reopened 1

🕔12:38, 6.Aug 2021

A popular and historic short hole golf club in Edinburgh has still not reopened following the first Covid lockdown in 2020, despite the boom in participation of golf.

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Members save golf club by buying it

Members save golf club by buying it 1

🕔07:44, 4.Aug 2021

An Irish golf club that feared closing down has been purchased by its members following an online auction.

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UK golf club to build a toboggan run on its grounds

UK golf club to build a toboggan run on its grounds 1

🕔07:49, 2.Aug 2021

A Nottinghamshire golf club has been granted permission to build a 120-metre toboggan run on its grounds.

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Thieves posing as charity workers are targeting golf club members in southern England

Thieves posing as charity workers are targeting golf club members in southern England 0

🕔15:06, 1.Aug 2021

Two ‘highly professional’ female thieves have been repeatedly stealing expensive watches from men in golf club car parks in the last year, according to the police.

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Second golf club in a week blocks its entrance due to travellers

Second golf club in a week blocks its entrance due to travellers 1

🕔07:59, 1.Aug 2021

A second English golf club has blockaded its entrance in the space of just one week, as travellers set up an encampment by its land.

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Scotland’s ‘Golf Tourism and Visitor Strategy’

Scotland’s ‘Golf Tourism and Visitor Strategy’ 0

🕔19:45, 30.Jul 2021

With many golf clubs in Scotland still struggling due to a lack of overseas visitors, a ‘Golf Tourism and Visitor Strategy’ is being developed to shape the next nine years of golf tourism.

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Here’s some of the major trends in the UK golf industry we saw in July

Here’s some of the major trends in the UK golf industry we saw in July 0

🕔16:10, 30.Jul 2021

The surge in participation caused by the pandemic continued to dominate the industry in July, with more venues earmarked for closure being saved and the game’s future now looking set for a very different path than its past.

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Golf course staff are wearing body cameras due to rise in vandalism

Golf course staff are wearing body cameras due to rise in vandalism 0

🕔07:31, 28.Jul 2021

Staff at a golf course in Dundee are wearing body cameras due to the rise in vandalism and the abuse they’ve received in recent months.

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Council urged to save Derbyshire golf course following Woosnam’s interest

Council urged to save Derbyshire golf course following Woosnam’s interest 2

🕔08:48, 27.Jul 2021

A Harry Colt designed golf course in Derbyshire that closed at the end of last year is facing calls to reopen following interest in the venue from Ian Woosnam.

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