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Golfers in England will have to have an email address if they want a handicap

Golfers in England will have to have an email address if they want a handicap 4

🕔13:48, 8.Sep 2020

Golfers will have to have an email address if they want to have an official handicap from this November, according to England Golf.

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Historic golf facility on the Isle of Wight to close

Historic golf facility on the Isle of Wight to close 1

🕔18:39, 7.Sep 2020

An 88-year-old golf venue opened by Sir Henry Cotton and featuring four small courses is to become the fourth UK facility since the pandemic started to close down.

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Two more golf clubs report extraordinary membership growth

Two more golf clubs report extraordinary membership growth 1

🕔17:24, 7.Sep 2020

Two UK golf clubs, nearly 600 miles apart, have become the latest to report an extraordinary rise in membership since May, with many of the new members being under the age of 40.

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Two Scottish clubs form partnership over junior golf

Two Scottish clubs form partnership over junior golf 1

🕔07:12, 7.Sep 2020

Two golf clubs in Lanarkshire have agreed to work together in order to grow the game at both venues.

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Younger people now dominate the pay-and-play golf market

Younger people now dominate the pay-and-play golf market 7

🕔06:53, 3.Sep 2020

There has been a seismic shift in golfing demographics in the UK this summer, new figures reveal, as younger golfers have become the dominant buyers of green fees for the first time.

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Another golf course devastated by vandals

Another golf course devastated by vandals 8

🕔06:58, 2.Sep 2020

A Gloucestershire golf course has become the latest UK venue to be damaged in an appalling act of vandalism.

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‘I’m an older immigrant woman of colour and golf clubs are bastions of decency’

‘I’m an older immigrant woman of colour and golf clubs are bastions of decency’ 4

🕔17:46, 1.Sep 2020

An Indian-born novelist who lives in Ireland has written about her love of golf to show that much of the current criticism of clubs amid ‘Golfgate’ is inaccurate.

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The UK has seen the biggest golf spike in the world

The UK has seen the biggest golf spike in the world 5

🕔06:59, 1.Sep 2020

New data analysing golf activity around the world has found growth everywhere in recent weeks – with the UK leading the way.

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Third major UK golf development set to go ahead

Third major UK golf development set to go ahead 0

🕔19:19, 31.Aug 2020

Liverpool City Council’s planners are recommending approval for a £15 million golf course development – which could become the third major golf investment to go ahead in northern England at roughly the same time.

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Lincolnshire sees the biggest jump in golf ‘staycation’ searches

Lincolnshire sees the biggest jump in golf ‘staycation’ searches 1

🕔17:57, 31.Aug 2020

New research on online searches for golf breaks broken down by the English counties people want to visit has found that Lincolnshire has seen the biggest jump in the last year.

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Here’s three UK golf industry trends we learnt about in August

Here’s three UK golf industry trends we learnt about in August 3

🕔16:56, 31.Aug 2020

From the sharp rise in planning applications to build houses to the growth in demand to play golf continuing unabated, August has rounded off a far better summer for the golf industry than what was feared a few months ago.

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Quad bikers ‘tear up’ Lancashire golf course

Quad bikers ‘tear up’ Lancashire golf course 1

🕔16:09, 28.Aug 2020

A golf club has had to close down for ‘several days’ after quad bikers drove onto the course and tore up many of the greens and fairways.

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At least 12 UK golf clubs that feared closing are now thriving

At least 12 UK golf clubs that feared closing are now thriving 3

🕔06:38, 27.Aug 2020

At least 12 golf clubs that feared their closure was imminent during the lockdown have stated their futures are now secure thanks to the recent membership surge.

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Golf course to be redesigned as balls land in football boss’s garden

Golf course to be redesigned as balls land in football boss’s garden 5

🕔06:57, 26.Aug 2020

A Scottish golf club is to redesign two of its holes after several stray balls landed in a neighbour’s garden – and that property is the home of Rangers FC’s chairman.

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At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans

At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans 3

🕔06:49, 25.Aug 2020

At least three UK golf clubs have closed their clubhouses for periods of up to 72 hours in the last few days, after members who had been in them either tested positive for Covid-19 or had failed to self-isolate when they were meant to.

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Irish golf clubs can apply for €10,000 grant

Irish golf clubs can apply for €10,000 grant 0

🕔06:47, 24.Aug 2020

Golf clubs in Ireland have until early September to apply for a one-off €10,000 payment to help boost their operating performance following the coronavirus disruption.

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Driving range sees 73,000 balls hit in one day

Driving range sees 73,000 balls hit in one day 0

🕔17:08, 23.Aug 2020

A driving range in Manchester has seen what is believed to be the most amount of golf balls ever to be hit in one day at a UK range – 73,000.

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Three more golf venues apply to build housing

Three more golf venues apply to build housing 0

🕔06:49, 21.Aug 2020

The trend of golf clubs applying to build large numbers of houses on their land appears to be growing, as another two have submitted planning applications.

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2020 has probably already seen more golf rounds than 2019

2020 has probably already seen more golf rounds than 2019 0

🕔10:00, 20.Aug 2020

A new survey of 75 golf clubs suggests that the UK has probably already seen more rounds of golf played this year than in the whole of 2019, even though most courses were closed for about two months.

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Meet the golf course manager: Richard Mullen

Meet the golf course manager: Richard Mullen 0

🕔09:37, 20.Aug 2020

The course manager at Banchory Golf Club in Aberdeenshire explains why the venue is an ecological haven that is rightfully being recognised for environmental best practice.

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Local council offers all under-16s free golf

Local council offers all under-16s free golf 4

🕔14:36, 19.Aug 2020

A Merseyside council, which earlier this year said it would invest heavily in golf, has said it is offering free golf for the next 12 months to anyone under the age of 16.

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English golf clubs have seen 20,000 new members since May

English golf clubs have seen 20,000 new members since May 14

🕔10:39, 19.Aug 2020

The CEO of England Golf has revealed that English golf clubs have collectively seen 20,000 new members join them in the three months since most venues reopened.

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Irish golf clubs predicting huge drop in green fee income this year

Irish golf clubs predicting huge drop in green fee income this year 2

🕔20:17, 18.Aug 2020

Two major Irish golf clubs are predicting that green fee losses caused by Covid-19 will run into millions of pounds between them just for 2020.

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‘Major disruption’ to golf course after chemical applied ‘in error’

‘Major disruption’ to golf course after chemical applied ‘in error’ 4

🕔18:10, 18.Aug 2020

An historic golf course in Aberdeen has said it will be on temporary greens for the rest of the year and into 2021 after a chemical was applied in error earlier this summer, causing significant damage.

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Meet the golf club manager: David Brodie

Meet the golf club manager: David Brodie 4

🕔07:23, 16.Aug 2020

Panmure GC is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Its manager only took over last year – here he talks us through what’s been going on, from introducing new technology to surviving the lockdown.

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Plan for major golf venue in Bolton given green light

Plan for major golf venue in Bolton given green light 0

🕔06:53, 16.Aug 2020

A plan to create an international golf destination in Bolton has been given the go ahead by the government.

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‘Busiest six months ever’ for golf club legal advisor

‘Busiest six months ever’ for golf club legal advisor 0

🕔06:57, 14.Aug 2020

A national legal advisor to golf clubs says it has worked with a record number of venues since the pandemic started. 

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