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When can golf resume across the UK?

When can golf resume across the UK? 0

🕔16:05, 12.Mar 2021

We now know when four-ball golf can resume across almost all of the UK.

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Scottish golf clubs report best ever year

Scottish golf clubs report best ever year 0

🕔07:36, 12.Mar 2021

Scottish Golf has revealed that it has seen its biggest ever rise in club membership in one year from October 2019 to September 2020.

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‘We are expecting the golf course to be very busy’

‘We are expecting the golf course to be very busy’ 3

🕔06:47, 11.Mar 2021

A number of English golf clubs have said they are looking forward to welcoming golfers back from March 29 – and are anticipating another participation surge.

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Two clubs report buggies being set on fire

Two clubs report buggies being set on fire 0

🕔07:27, 10.Mar 2021

Two golf clubs have reported that arsonists tried to set fire to their buggies in the latest examples of vandalism to golf clubs during the pandemic.

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New research highlights the wellbeing benefits of playing golf (but on a course)

New research highlights the wellbeing benefits of playing golf (but on a course) 2

🕔07:27, 9.Mar 2021

New research showing the personal wellbeing benefits of golf during the pandemic has been published – and it highlights the need for playing the game on golf courses above driving ranges and home practice.

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60% of golf industry professionals report increase in mental health problems

60% of golf industry professionals report increase in mental health problems 3

🕔07:19, 8.Mar 2021

More than 60 percent of greenkeepers, PGA professionals and golf club managers have experienced increased work-related mental health problems in the past year, a new survey has found.

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Participation in 9-hole golf has more than doubled in one year

Participation in 9-hole golf has more than doubled in one year 9

🕔07:51, 7.Mar 2021

The number of rounds of nine holes of golf has grown at an even faster rate than that of 18-hole golf in the last 12 months, according to new figures.

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Survey suggests support for reducing Scottish Golf expenditure on ‘elite golf’

Survey suggests support for reducing Scottish Golf expenditure on ‘elite golf’ 1

🕔07:52, 6.Mar 2021

A survey commissioned by Scottish Golf has found that nearly three quarters of Scottish golf clubs feel that the body should only have a limited role in developing elite level golfers.

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‘We utilise CardsSafe in our golf shop and spike bar, and on-course with our drinks buggy’

‘We utilise CardsSafe in our golf shop and spike bar, and on-course with our drinks buggy’ 0

🕔12:52, 5.Mar 2021

CardsSafe, used at London Golf Club, is a system specifically designed to securely retain customer payment cards while the cardholder runs a tab or trials a product or service.

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Another golf club urges lockdown walkers to show some ‘respect’

Another golf club urges lockdown walkers to show some ‘respect’ 1

🕔07:24, 5.Mar 2021

Another private golf club that has allowed walkers to use its land during the lockdown has urged, particularly some dog owners, to show some respect for the venue.

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99% of UK golfers hope to play in early spring

99% of UK golfers hope to play in early spring 4

🕔06:39, 4.Mar 2021

A new survey on golfers’ attitudes and feedback from venues suggests that participation in golf this spring will be ‘huge’ – with numbers likely to be even higher than in 2020.

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“The pics don’t really do the damage justice”

“The pics don’t really do the damage justice” 2

🕔06:35, 3.Mar 2021

A golf club in Rochdale has become at least the second this year to post shocking images on social media of an abandoned car on its course.

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Swindon golf club set to significantly grow

Swindon golf club set to significantly grow 3

🕔07:22, 2.Mar 2021

A golf club in Swindon has applied for planning permission to expand significantly through a new, modern driving range, football pitches and an adventure golf course.

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Council considers closing golf course despite the surge in demand

Council considers closing golf course despite the surge in demand 2

🕔07:25, 1.Mar 2021

Luton Borough Council has said it is considering closing a popular golf club as it needs to make savings to cover a shortfall in its budget caused by fewer people using Luton Airport.

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Compensation offered to boy after golf club broken arm incident

Compensation offered to boy after golf club broken arm incident 0

🕔07:47, 28.Feb 2021

A teenage boy has been offered nearly €34,000 (£29,500) after he broke his arm at an Irish golf club, and the only treatment he received was the application of frozen meat to his arm.

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Here’s our top three golf industry trends from February

Here’s our top three golf industry trends from February 0

🕔05:18, 28.Feb 2021

From sponsorship for amateur golfers to venues knowing when they can prepare for the next participation surge, we review the big three trends in the golf industry in the last month.

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Golf club reduces annual subs due to recent growth

Golf club reduces annual subs due to recent growth 1

🕔07:13, 27.Feb 2021

An Irish golf club has revealed it has reduced its annual subscription for 2021, following a prosperous 2020.

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Fourballs will be allowed in England from March 29

Fourballs will be allowed in England from March 29 6

🕔16:51, 26.Feb 2021

Golf courses in England can have four people playing on the same tee times from March 29, while all driving ranges and pro shops can open from April 12, as the APPGG has released details of how golf can return.

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The growth of Carnoustie’s junior section in the last year

The growth of Carnoustie’s junior section in the last year 0

🕔13:10, 26.Feb 2021

Even though the pandemic has disrupted so much for so many in the last year, Carnoustie’s junior programme performed stronger than ever.

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More than a third of golf clubs saw a ‘dramatic’ rise in membership last year

More than a third of golf clubs saw a ‘dramatic’ rise in membership last year 0

🕔09:59, 25.Feb 2021

A survey of more than 200 golf clubs has found that more than 80 percent saw an increase in membership revenue in 2020, and nearly half an increase in green fee revenue.

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Three golf courses suffer major vandal incidents a few days apart

Three golf courses suffer major vandal incidents a few days apart 1

🕔20:36, 24.Feb 2021

Three golf courses have suffered major – seemingly unconnected – attacks just a few days apart, in one case the club believes the bill will be £70,000.

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Amateur golfers ‘will be able to accept sponsorship without restriction’

Amateur golfers ‘will be able to accept sponsorship without restriction’ 1

🕔10:39, 24.Feb 2021

Golfers will be able to play as professionals in tournaments, and receive sponsorship, and not lose their amateur status under new R&A and USGA proposals.

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Golf in England can resume on March 29

Golf in England can resume on March 29 15

🕔16:38, 22.Feb 2021

Golf courses in England can reopen from March 29, following the publication of the prime minister’s ‘roadmap’ out of the current coronavirus restrictions.

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Two entrepreneurs snap up two golf facilities

Two entrepreneurs snap up two golf facilities 1

🕔07:21, 22.Feb 2021

Two entrepreneurs from Cheshire have purchased a Donald Steel-designed 18-hole golf club in Yorkshire as well as another nearby golf facility.

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Meet the golf manager: Craig Ferris

Meet the golf manager: Craig Ferris 0

🕔14:02, 20.Feb 2021

From Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa, Craig talks about a working life managing a golf venue during a pandemic which has seen venues close, reopen to a surge in demand and then close again.

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Plan to close three Wirral golf courses set to be scrapped

Plan to close three Wirral golf courses set to be scrapped 0

🕔07:42, 20.Feb 2021

A proposal to close three of Wirral’s four public golf courses looks set to be scrapped amid the surge in popularity for golf.

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‘The benefits of being a club member will be seen fully when courses reopen’

‘The benefits of being a club member will be seen fully when courses reopen’ 4

🕔08:34, 19.Feb 2021

Speaking last week, a member of the PGA’s National Executive Committee has said he hopes the next meeting – scheduled for the day after Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap revelation – will have ‘reopening courses’ on the agenda.

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