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Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland

Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland 4

🕔18:25, 19.Dec 2020

Golf courses in Tier 4 in England can remain open but venues in Wales and Northern Ireland must close, according to new coronavirus restrictions.

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98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health

98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health 9

🕔08:13, 19.Dec 2020

A new survey has found that almost all golfers believe the game improves their mental health.

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Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing

Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing 2

🕔07:26, 18.Dec 2020

Members of an Irish golf club have said they are taking legal proceedings against the club to stop it from closing at the end of the month, as they believe the notice period they were given has been too short.

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Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects

Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects 4

🕔06:57, 17.Dec 2020

Another two golf clubs have announced that they will invest heavily in themselves, as more data about the 2020 participation boom is released.

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Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue

Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue 0

🕔07:28, 16.Dec 2020

The owners of a Kent golf club have had to pay nearly £6,000 to remove 35 tonnes of waste that had been fly-tipped by its entrance.

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Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020

Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020 1

🕔07:53, 15.Dec 2020

A Scottish golf course has said the number of rounds played at its venue between June and October this year was nearly double the figure for the whole of 2019. 

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‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’

‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’ 5

🕔07:05, 14.Dec 2020

An 18th century Scottish golf club has said that 2020 has been so successful that the venue will move forward to the ‘next level’ due to the influx of new members.

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Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head 

Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head  3

🕔07:57, 12.Dec 2020

A spectator who was hit by a ball during a tournament has become the latest to sue both the golfer who struck the ball and the golf club where the incident happened.

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Three more golf clubs are bought

Three more golf clubs are bought 0

🕔09:31, 10.Dec 2020

At least three more golf clubs have been purchased in 2020 with a collective guide price of more than £5 million, as it appears the boom in golf participation has made venues much more attractive to buyers.

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Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom

Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom 1

🕔09:27, 10.Dec 2020

The new owner of The K Club in Ireland, the host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has said the club will invest in itself, even with the pandemic still going on, and has hired a new general manager.

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135 people joined remote club to save it from closing

135 people joined remote club to save it from closing 6

🕔18:35, 9.Dec 2020

A remote Scottish golf club has revealed that 135 people from across the world joined it this year to save it from closing.

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Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high

Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high 2

🕔16:21, 7.Dec 2020

A poll of more than 300 golf club managers and owners around the world has found there is significant optimism for the industry in 2021.

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Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds

Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds 4

🕔07:55, 7.Dec 2020

A Bedfordshire golf club has closed down after its leaseholder’s tenure expired – even though it attracted more than 30,000 rounds of golf on it in the last year.

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Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown

Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown 4

🕔11:16, 4.Dec 2020

The UK’s culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has been presented with a paper that states that golf can be played safely in line with Covid-restrictions.

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‘There were plenty of bookings’

‘There were plenty of bookings’ 0

🕔07:23, 4.Dec 2020

An English golf club has revealed it was very busy on the day its course reopened following 28 days of lockdown – and this is set to continue for at least the next few days.

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‘Many golf clubhouses are still not welcoming to women’

‘Many golf clubhouses are still not welcoming to women’ 18

🕔07:11, 3.Dec 2020

The most successful women’s golfer in history has said that golf clubs need to think about the design of their clubhouses if they want to attract more women to them.

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Martin Gilbert named as new chair of Scottish Golf

Martin Gilbert named as new chair of Scottish Golf 2

🕔09:02, 1.Dec 2020

Congratulations to Martin Gilbert, who will be named as the new chair of Scottish Golf, the national governing body of the sport in Scotland, in early 2021.

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Midlands golf club permanently closes

Midlands golf club permanently closes 6

🕔07:13, 1.Dec 2020

A golf club in Coventry has announced that it will not be reopening when the English lockdown ends on December 2, and all memberships have been cancelled.

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Golf club owner offers to save struggling venue

Golf club owner offers to save struggling venue 5

🕔06:36, 30.Nov 2020

A golf club owner who tried to rescue one club that closed this year has now offered to hold talks with a view to saving another venue that is due to close at the end of this year.

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‘My health has deteriorated because I couldn’t play golf in November’

‘My health has deteriorated because I couldn’t play golf in November’ 10

🕔07:59, 28.Nov 2020

A 63-year-old golfer has detailed how important golf is to his life, and in particular his health, amid calls for golf to be exempt from any future pandemic lockdown.

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Golf club makes more than £1m loss due to Covid

Golf club makes more than £1m loss due to Covid 2

🕔07:03, 27.Nov 2020

An Irish golf club that relies on tourism has detailed that it has missed out on nearly £2.7 million of income in the last year, making an overall loss of more than £1.15 million, due to Covid-19.

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Here’s three significant developments in the UK golf industry in November

Here’s three significant developments in the UK golf industry in November 1

🕔07:01, 27.Nov 2020

Here’s three developments that took place in November that could have significant ramifications for the golf industry, moving forward.

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Golf to be banned in Northern Ireland and for some people in Scotland

Golf to be banned in Northern Ireland and for some people in Scotland 2

🕔07:21, 25.Nov 2020

Golf is set to be banned in Northern Ireland for two weeks, and some golfers in Scotland will not be allowed to play at certain venues, according to reports.

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Another two golf courses hit by vandals

Another two golf courses hit by vandals 2

🕔07:49, 24.Nov 2020

Two historic Scottish golf courses, one 155 years old and the other 130 years old, have become the latest venues to be targeted by vandals.

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Confirmation comes that English golf clubs can reopen from December 2

Confirmation comes that English golf clubs can reopen from December 2 2

🕔20:14, 23.Nov 2020

The prime minister has confirmed that golf in England can resume on December 2. Here’s what we know so far about what English golf clubs are allowed to open and how golf can be played next month.

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Golf operator reports membership and participation surge in 2020

Golf operator reports membership and participation surge in 2020 1

🕔07:19, 23.Nov 2020

An operator of eight Scottish golf courses has reported an overall membership increase of a staggering 43 percent in 2020 compared with 2019.

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Neuroscientist: Golf fulfils a prescription for wellbeing

Neuroscientist: Golf fulfils a prescription for wellbeing 4

🕔07:22, 22.Nov 2020

A neuroscientist has written a paper that concludes that ‘golf fulfills the perfect prescription for wellbeing and happiness’.

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