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‘We have never witnessed such a demand for golf,’ says municipal venue boss

‘We have never witnessed such a demand for golf,’ says municipal venue boss 4

🕔07:25, 23.Apr 2021

In a sign of just how popular golf currently is, a municipal golf course in Merseyside has reported that 2,500 people played at it in the first eight days after it reopened – an average of more than 310 golfers every day.

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Arsonists attack golf club less than a month after it reopened

Arsonists attack golf club less than a month after it reopened 1

🕔06:29, 22.Apr 2021

A Lancashire golf club’s clubhouse has been attacked by arsonists just a few days after it opened a refurbished balcony facility so that golfers could dine and drink outdoors.

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Club forms ‘staycation’ partnership with local hotels for 2021

Club forms ‘staycation’ partnership with local hotels for 2021 0

🕔07:11, 21.Apr 2021

A Yorkshire golf club has formed partnerships with local hotels as the demand for ‘staycation’ golf holidays is set to be strong this year.

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Municipal course caps membership numbers due to ‘unprecedented demand’

Municipal course caps membership numbers due to ‘unprecedented demand’ 3

🕔07:31, 20.Apr 2021

A leisure group that runs a municipal golf course in Scotland has capped the number of members the club has due to unprecedented demand in recent weeks.

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Golf club operator to invest in five venues

Golf club operator to invest in five venues 0

🕔07:55, 18.Apr 2021

An operator of six golf clubs in England has said it will invest, on average six figure amounts, in five of them due to the increased popularity of the game at the moment.

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Top golfers’ ‘mental health has deteriorated in the last decade’

Top golfers’ ‘mental health has deteriorated in the last decade’ 0

🕔07:48, 18.Apr 2021

Research into the mental health of leading golfers has found it is deteriorating because they are spending more time on the road.

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Golf controversially used in Civil Service diversity training manual

Golf controversially used in Civil Service diversity training manual 0

🕔07:26, 17.Apr 2021

There are calls for the Civil Service to stop using an ‘anti-racism’ training programme for its staff, which states that golf clubs are an example of ‘privilege’.

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Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win predicted to lead to Far East golf surge

Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win predicted to lead to Far East golf surge 4

🕔11:47, 16.Apr 2021

There are predictions that Hideki Matsuyama’s win at the 2021 Masters will lead to a surge in popularity of the sport in Asia, particularly Japan.

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Formby Hall and The Grove make new senior management appointments

Formby Hall and The Grove make new senior management appointments 0

🕔06:07, 15.Apr 2021

Two major English golf resorts, Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa in Liverpool and The Grove in Hertfordshire, have both made new senior managerial appointments.

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Gleneagles posts £5m loss due to Covid

Gleneagles posts £5m loss due to Covid 0

🕔07:22, 14.Apr 2021

The host of the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles, has become the latest major golf resort to post a loss for the last financial year due to coronavirus.

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More golf venues announce major investment projects

More golf venues announce major investment projects 0

🕔07:23, 13.Apr 2021

At least three more golf venues have announced forthcoming major projects in a sign of the strength of the UK golf industry in 2021.

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Golf club reports £260k loss due to Covid

Golf club reports £260k loss due to Covid 0

🕔07:53, 12.Apr 2021

An Irish golf club that is usually popular with overseas visitors has said its operating loss for 2020 was more than a quarter of a million pounds.

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Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge

Member calls for changes to cope with tee time demand surge 4

🕔07:48, 10.Apr 2021

One of the longest-standing members of one of the oldest golf clubs in the world has called for it to create new staff roles due to a membership surge in recent months.

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‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’

‘Teenagers have been camping in one of the bunkers’ 2

🕔07:05, 9.Apr 2021

Greenkeepers at a prestigious Surrey golf club had to wake up teenagers who were camping in a tent in one of the bunkers over the Easter holidays – and were met with abuse.

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Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week

Spending on golf jumped by nearly 400% last week 0

🕔11:09, 8.Apr 2021

New data from Barclaycard shows that spending on golf soared in the week English golf courses were allowed to reopen following three months of lockdown.

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‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’

‘We’ve had more than 300 rounds per day since reopening’ 0

🕔07:48, 7.Apr 2021

Several golf clubs have reported huge participation rates in the last few days, as many golf clubs have reopened following lockdowns amid dry and sunny weather.

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Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week

Roundup of golf industry appointments in the last week 0

🕔07:19, 6.Apr 2021

There have been an unusually high number of new appointments in golf clubs and the golf industry in general in the last few days, here are some of the most high profile of them.

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Demand for early evening tee times is soaring

Demand for early evening tee times is soaring 2

🕔07:14, 4.Apr 2021

The demand for ‘twilight golf’ in April has soared according to a report in The Telegraph.

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Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage

Golf club delays reopening due to lockdown damage 0

🕔07:57, 3.Apr 2021

An English golf club has delayed the day it will reopen by at least a week to clear up the damage caused by members of the public who used it during the lockdown.

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‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens

‘Noxious chemical’ sprayed across golf club’s greens 3

🕔07:45, 2.Apr 2021

A golf club that experienced vandalism when a quad bike drove across it in March has now revealed that the vehicle probably had a spray unit attached to cause even more damage to the surface.

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‘We are full from the first tee to the last’

‘We are full from the first tee to the last’ 1

🕔12:04, 1.Apr 2021

Several English golf clubs have reported that their first few days back has resulted in huge participation.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March

Here’s three golf industry trends that became evident in March 0

🕔15:26, 31.Mar 2021

With golf courses reopening in England to unprecedented demand, we look at the top three trends in the golf industry in March.

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‘A fifth of our membership played today’

‘A fifth of our membership played today’ 3

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2021

The manager of a golf club in Kent said about 100 members played on March 29, as it reopened following nearly three months of closure.

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Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened

Golf club employee tested positive for Covid just before course reopened 0

🕔17:49, 29.Mar 2021

A member of staff at a golf club in Oxford tested positive for Covid-19 just 24 hours before the course reopened following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen

Golf club is vandalised just before it was due to reopen 7

🕔11:50, 29.Mar 2021

A golf club in Norwich has been unable to reopen because thugs vandalised five of its greens, making them unplayable, just hours before golf was due to resume there.

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‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’

‘Arsonists gathered at golf club during lockdown’ 1

🕔07:21, 29.Mar 2021

Police in Scotland have said teenage arsonists have been starting fires in the grounds of a golf club.

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This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29

This Derbyshire club has a tournament starting at 12.01am on March 29 4

🕔07:09, 27.Mar 2021

A golf club in Derbyshire has said the demand for its venue is so strong that it will open as soon as it is allowed to on March 29 – at one minute past midnight.

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