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The Machrie launches golf internship programme

The Machrie launches golf internship programme 0

🕔12:19, 11.Nov 2021

The Machrie, set in the Scottish dunes of Islay, has launched a ‘Golf Internship Programme, 2022’ for any individual with a passion for golf and a desire to experience working in a top UK golf resort.  

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50% of new members at top golf clubs are women

50% of new members at top golf clubs are women 1

🕔12:11, 10.Nov 2021

A survey of 30 top golf venues around the world has found there has been a significant increase in memberships since the pandemic began, with a major shift towards younger and female golfers.

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Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss

Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss 2

🕔08:27, 9.Nov 2021

A man who became one of the youngest golf club managers of one of the world’s most prestigious venues in 2017 is now running Scotland’s biggest pest control company.

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St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion”

St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion” 1

🕔08:35, 8.Nov 2021

The 8th hole on the Jubilee Course at St Andrews is at risk of falling into the sea according to a report on the BBC’s The One Show.

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Golf club moves to tees based on ability rather than sex

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🕔19:34, 7.Nov 2021

A Cheshire golf club has announced that it has ended its segregation of tees by sex and instead allows all golfers to choose where to tee off, based on their ability.

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Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia

Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia 0

🕔11:24, 7.Nov 2021

Wearside Golf Club in Sunderland has given permission for its short course to be used to help stroke survivors and people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other disabilities.

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Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course

Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course 0

🕔12:58, 5.Nov 2021

A Welsh golf club has appealed for information after a motorcycle rode over the course, causing damage to a green and other areas.

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Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought

Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought 1

🕔12:18, 3.Nov 2021

Seapoint Golf Links in Dublin, a top 50 golf course in Ireland, has become the latest venue to be purchased by investors.

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R&A’s community golf facility to include ‘double-decker driving range’

R&A’s community golf facility to include ‘double-decker driving range’ 4

🕔11:09, 2.Nov 2021

The R&A is to build a 52-bay floodlit double-decker driving range that makes use of the latest technology at its new community golf facility in Glasgow.

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Golfer receives payout for lost finger because he wasn’t a member

Golfer receives payout for lost finger because he wasn’t a member 0

🕔10:13, 1.Nov 2021

A golfer who lost a finger while working with machinery in a voluntary capacity at a golf club has received an £85,000 payout because he didn’t pay his full membership subscription on time.

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Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing

Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing 0

🕔17:47, 31.Oct 2021

From major golf transactions in October to signs that the principles underlying golf course design are changing, here’s three top trends from the last month.

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FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years

FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years 0

🕔11:53, 30.Oct 2021

As it enters its second grant cycle, The FairWays Foundation has now awarded over £200,000-worth of funds since launch.

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Paul Lawrie awarded honorary membership at Royal Dornoch

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🕔11:24, 28.Oct 2021

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has been awarded an honorary membership at Royal Dornoch Golf Club as recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport.

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Greenkeeper wins large tribunal payout

Greenkeeper wins large tribunal payout 2

🕔09:51, 27.Oct 2021

A Scottish golf club has been ordered to pay nearly £14,000 to a former greenkeeper who told an employment tribunal that he had been bullied by its captain.

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Golf scheme reduced antisocial behaviour in Birmingham

Golf scheme reduced antisocial behaviour in Birmingham 0

🕔09:47, 26.Oct 2021

A city community initiative that allowed several children from Birmingham to take part in golf activities this summer led to a reduction in antisocial behaviour, according to feedback.

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Scottish club agrees to a ban on outdoor music

Scottish club agrees to a ban on outdoor music 0

🕔08:06, 25.Oct 2021

A Scottish golf club has become the first venue in West Lothian to agree to a ban on outdoor music as it has won permission to develop its beer garden to provide more space for customers.

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Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’

Police tell golf course vandals: ‘We will find you’ 0

🕔07:54, 24.Oct 2021

Police in Yorkshire have issued a statement to vandals who tore up eight greens at a golf club, saying ‘we will find you’.

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Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies

Golf club receives £91k grant to protect butterflies 0

🕔11:49, 23.Oct 2021

A golf club that lies on the border between England and Wales has been given a grant to safeguard several rare species of butterfly that have been spotted on its land.

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Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled

Hampshire venue is renamed and set to be remodelled 0

🕔08:31, 20.Oct 2021

A Hampshire golf club that was acquired by another golf club, which is to be converted into a housing estate, has changed its name to that of its new owner.

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Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant

Four of the ’13 principles’ of golf course design are no longer relevant 1

🕔09:05, 19.Oct 2021

A new survey of golf course designers’ attitudes finds that four of the 13 principles of golf architecture are no longer relevant and a further three are only partially relevant.

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Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020

Golf rounds played by club members are up on 2020 2

🕔07:56, 18.Oct 2021

New data finds that there were more rounds of golf played by club members by the year to the end of this summer than there were at that stage in 2020, although there has been a recent slowdown.

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More golf clubs report criminal incidents

More golf clubs report criminal incidents 0

🕔11:45, 15.Oct 2021

More golf clubs have reported criminal activity at their venues in the last few days.

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Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’

Two golf courses to be converted into ‘eco parks’ 1

🕔11:44, 14.Oct 2021

Two golf courses that both closed down recently are set to be converted into ‘eco parks’ by their local councils, although some are saying this will pave the way for them to be turned into housing estates.

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Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again

Golf club that had just been saved is fearing for its future again 1

🕔11:15, 13.Oct 2021

A 19th century golf club that only had its future secured this summer after it nearly had a floodplain built on it, has discovered that a proposed nearby wind farm could see it close for at least six years.

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Golf club to host Christmas market

Golf club to host Christmas market 1

🕔11:10, 13.Oct 2021

A golf club in Hartlepool is to host a Christmas market this year, which will see stalls selling a range of gifts and food for local shoppers.

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Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges

Dundonald Links opens 18 lodges 2

🕔08:55, 12.Oct 2021

Dundonald Links, one of Great Britain’s top 100 golf courses, has opened 18 lodges as part of a £25 million project.

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Greenkeeper retires after 51 years of service

Greenkeeper retires after 51 years of service 0

🕔11:05, 10.Oct 2021

The head greenkeeper at Cochrane Castle Golf Club in Scotland has retired after 51 years of working in the industry – 43 of which were at the same golf club.

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