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The golf courses put up for sale this year

The golf courses put up for sale this year 5

🕔14:00, 3.Nov 2017

This year a number of golf courses have been put on the market. Here is an overview of 17 of the biggest of them.

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Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result

Academic study on golf clubs delivers surprising result 11

🕔15:38, 31.Oct 2017

A major study on the golf industry has found that golf clubs would achieve much more if they focussed on retaining members rather than recruiting new ones.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in October

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in October 0

🕔07:03, 31.Oct 2017

In his monthly review of the industry, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at the introduction of shot clocks and the funding issues with Scottish Golf

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Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months

Scottish Golf delays affiliation fee vote by 3 months 0

🕔13:01, 26.Oct 2017

Scottish Golf has decided to delay its controversial vote on increasing affiliation fees until March in order to extend the consultation period with golfers and clubs.

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Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head

Club pays out £125k after ball hits boy on the head 0

🕔12:17, 26.Oct 2017

A UK golf club has paid out £125,000 to a man who was hit on the head by a golf ball when he was a teenage golfer at the club 10 years ago.

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Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf

Blane Dodds resigns as CEO of Scottish Golf 2

🕔16:08, 17.Oct 2017

The chief executive of Scottish Golf, Blane Dodds, has resigned and will take on the same role at Tennis Scotland.

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Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration

Judas Priest member’s golf course enters administration 1

🕔12:07, 11.Oct 2017

A golf course owned by the former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing, has entered administration.

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Historic Scottish golf club to close

Historic Scottish golf club to close 6 Updated

🕔08:35, 10.Oct 2017

One of the oldest golf clubs in Ayrshire is to close down before Christmas due to a decline in membership numbers in recent years.

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UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold

UK’s largest golf resort operator is sold 1

🕔12:16, 9.Oct 2017

QHotels, which runs nine major golf resorts in England and one in Scotland, has been acquired in a deal worth about £525 million.

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Run raises £5,000 to help dementia sufferers play golf

Run raises £5,000 to help dementia sufferers play golf 0

🕔08:27, 6.Oct 2017

Two fitness fanatics have run from Wentworth Club to Le Golf National in France to raise thousands of pounds to enable people with dementia to play golf.

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Scottish golf clubs urged to accept affiliation fee rise

Scottish golf clubs urged to accept affiliation fee rise 9

🕔15:42, 4.Oct 2017

The CEO of Scottish Golf has written an impassioned article calling for Scottish golf clubs to accept a proposal to more than double affiliation fees.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in September

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing The Golf Business in September 0

🕔08:08, 29.Sep 2017

From golf courses being the location of air ambulances to world record attempts for par five holes, the editor of The Golf Business, Alistair Dunsmuir, charts his monthly top three trends.

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Walking in nature is good for your mental health

Walking in nature is good for your mental health 4

🕔11:56, 25.Sep 2017

Walking in nature is an effective way to help treat a number of mental health issues such as stress and depression, according to a BBC documentary.

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More women than men play golf in this European country

More women than men play golf in this European country 0

🕔12:46, 13.Sep 2017

For the first time ever a European country has reported that more women were members of its golf clubs than men in 2016.

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Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country?

Is Germany about to replace England as Europe’s top golfing country? 1

🕔12:14, 6.Sep 2017

England’s total domination of the number of people per country in Europe who play golf is under threat for the first time since records began.

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More than 10% of Woking is golf courses

More than 10% of Woking is golf courses 3 Updated

🕔07:57, 5.Sep 2017

New research on how much of the UK’s land is taken up by golf courses has found that more than a tenth of the Surrey town of Woking is devoted to the sport.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August 2

🕔15:02, 30.Aug 2017

From the growing trend of sprinting around the golf course to the best marketing news the game could have hoped for, The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reveals his top three industry stories this month

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BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business

BGIA chair to contribute for The Golf Business 0

🕔12:22, 23.Aug 2017

The executive chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), Philip Morley, has agreed to write a semi-regular column for The Golf Business.

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Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course

Removing WW2 wall could have major impact on Guernsey golf course 0

🕔16:32, 22.Aug 2017

A multi-million project to remove a UK wall that was built to stop British forces invading could have a devastating effect on a nearby golf club.

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Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes?

Could you play 18 full-length holes in less than 40 minutes? 2

🕔11:22, 16.Aug 2017

A number of golf clubs have been trialing ‘SpeedGolf’ – where golfers run between holes as scores are calculated by the number of shots and the time taken to complete the round.

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Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club

Travellers demand £500 to leave after parking caravans at golf club 4

🕔16:44, 11.Aug 2017

A group of travellers have issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in July

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in July 0

🕔16:00, 1.Aug 2017

From a radically different type of course to attract families to the differences clubs are paying on their business rates, golf in July was much more than just the Open Championship

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Golf group comes up with an amazing new type of golf course

Golf group comes up with an amazing new type of golf course 2

🕔11:02, 31.Jul 2017

A company that owns seven golf courses in the UK has introduced golf holes unlike anything we’ve seen before at three of its venues.

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193 golf clubs are ‘ripe for acquisition’

193 golf clubs are ‘ripe for acquisition’ 3

🕔16:24, 28.Jul 2017

An industry financial analyser has said that there are 193 golf clubs in the UK that are currently ripe for acquisition.

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Heather is first female manager in this golf club’s history

Heather is first female manager in this golf club’s history 4

🕔12:01, 27.Jul 2017

A Hampshire golf club has become the latest to appoint a woman as its boss for the first time in its history.

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This might be the greatest game ever

This might be the greatest game ever 3

🕔15:09, 18.Jul 2017

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has been using a giant dartboard to teach youngsters how to play golf ahead of the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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English golf clubs are seeing a boom in new members

English golf clubs are seeing a boom in new members 8

🕔18:01, 17.Jul 2017

Nearly 17,000 people joined English golf clubs in the year up to the end of March 2017, making it one of the best years for the nation in recent times.

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