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Dumbarnie Links still hopes to open on May 16

Dumbarnie Links still hopes to open on May 16 1

🕔06:02, 24.Apr 2020

As many UK golf courses hope to reopen in May, one hopes to open for the first time ever during that month.

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Turmoil for Scottish Golf amid negative media stories

Turmoil for Scottish Golf amid negative media stories 1

🕔19:32, 23.Apr 2020

A national Scottish newspaper has called for the chair of Scottish Golf to resign while a separate media outlet states the organisation is facing legal issues, in the wake of the resignation of its CEO.

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‘Covid-19 Clip’ introduced so golfers don’t touch the flag

‘Covid-19 Clip’ introduced so golfers don’t touch the flag 4 Updated

🕔07:35, 23.Apr 2020

A UK company has developed what it is calling a ‘Covid-19 Clip’ so that golfers do not need to touch the flag when the lockdown period ends and playing the game can resume.

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‘36% of golf clubs were well prepared for the pandemic’

‘36% of golf clubs were well prepared for the pandemic’ 3

🕔06:23, 23.Apr 2020

A surprising new survey of private members’ golf clubs in the UK and Ireland has found that more than a third were ‘well prepared’ for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Donald Trump asks for UK government aid for his two Scottish golf courses

Donald Trump asks for UK government aid for his two Scottish golf courses 0

🕔05:52, 23.Apr 2020

US president Donald Trump is furloughing staff at his two Scottish and one Irish golf clubs, according to reports, while several more UK clubs have stated they have been appalled by the behaviour of local residents who have made a mess of their venues.

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Covid-19 survey of golf clubs to be presented to government; Concern over golf clubs grants; A leisure trust launches an appeal for donations

Covid-19 survey of golf clubs to be presented to government; Concern over golf clubs grants; A leisure trust launches an appeal for donations 0

🕔09:40, 22.Apr 2020

An economic survey of golf clubs in Northern Ireland, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, will be presented to both the governments on the island of Ireland to ensure that the industry can bounce back when lockdown measures have eased.

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Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay resigns

Scottish Golf CEO Andrew McKinlay resigns 3

🕔19:41, 21.Apr 2020

The chief executive of Scottish Golf, Andrew McKinlay, has resigned after two years in post, due to ‘the impact of Covid-19’.

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Sheep are taking over golf courses due to the lack of golfers

Sheep are taking over golf courses due to the lack of golfers 4

🕔10:06, 21.Apr 2020

At least two closed and empty English golf clubs have been taken over by sheep during the coronavirus lockdown – where the ruminants have been taking on the grass cutting duties normally reserved for the currently furloughed greenkeepers.

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Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas

Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas 20

🕔10:18, 20.Apr 2020

In South Korea, which has had a relatively low death toll, a professional golf tournament will go ahead next month; in New York, the worst-hit area in the world, golf courses reopened this weekend.

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From horse excrement to quad bike damage – golf courses appalled at the mess the public have created during the lockdown

From horse excrement to quad bike damage – golf courses appalled at the mess the public have created during the lockdown 10

🕔06:37, 20.Apr 2020

Several golf clubs have said they are appalled at the mess – and in some cases expensive damage – that members of the public have created by using their venues during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS

Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS 0 Updated

🕔05:58, 18.Apr 2020

A golf club has stated that, in spite of the financial troubles the golf industry faces due to the pandemic, it will donate a staggering 50 per cent of its online bookings for 2021 to the NHS to show its gratitude for its staff’s care throughout the crisis.

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Five-month-old baby joins golf club during the lockdown to safeguard its future

Five-month-old baby joins golf club during the lockdown to safeguard its future 0

🕔10:09, 17.Apr 2020

The manager of a Welsh golf club has hailed the “marvellous gesture” of a member who has bought an annual subscription for his five-month-old son so that the club can stay in business as it faces a “battle for survival” due to the pandemic.

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‘Golf courses could now reopen’ says professor of tropical medicine 

‘Golf courses could now reopen’ says professor of tropical medicine  8

🕔08:42, 16.Apr 2020

One of the world’s leading tropical medicine scientists has singled out golf as a game that can be played safely provided guidance is issued, leading to calls that golf courses currently closed due to the lockdown should be allowed to reopen.

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‘The golf club donations are still coming in – it has taken us aback’

‘The golf club donations are still coming in – it has taken us aback’ 1

🕔11:13, 15.Apr 2020

Another two Scottish golf clubs have set up successful appeals for money during the pandemic as another two clubs announce they are offering free memberships to NHS staff.

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Two historic golf clubs launch appeals for donations and members

Two historic golf clubs launch appeals for donations and members 10

🕔11:26, 14.Apr 2020

Two more historic golf clubs, both established in the 19th century, have launched appeals for either donations or income to keep them afloat during the coronavirus lockdown.

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The Times analyses what opening up golf courses would mean

The Times analyses what opening up golf courses would mean 23

🕔12:34, 13.Apr 2020

The Times newspaper has carried out an analysis of what legislation that would force golf courses to be open to the public during the coronavirus lockdown would mean.

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More than half of golf clubs have introduced an emergency renewal scheme

More than half of golf clubs have introduced an emergency renewal scheme 29

🕔11:50, 12.Apr 2020

A survey of golf club members has found that just over half of golf clubs have introduced some form of scheme to make it easier for members to renew during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

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More golf clubs offering incentives to members to join or renew during the pandemic

More golf clubs offering incentives to members to join or renew during the pandemic 1

🕔12:05, 11.Apr 2020

The world’s fifth oldest golf venue has said its annual income is 30 per cent down as only 400 people have purchased a season ticket in early April when usually twice that number buy one. And this excludes any loss in green fee income.

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You now could be fined £960 for playing golf

You now could be fined £960 for playing golf 2

🕔11:23, 11.Apr 2020

A Scottish newspaper has reported that golfers now face fines for playing the game during the lockdown – which can increase to £960 if they have been caught breaching the rules five times.

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Golf club offers to pay the interest on members’ direct debit subscriptions; Scottish Golf furloughs majority of its staff

Golf club offers to pay the interest on members’ direct debit subscriptions; Scottish Golf furloughs majority of its staff 2

🕔11:19, 10.Apr 2020

A leading Lancashire golf club has said it will pay the interest on direct debit subscriptions for all members who renew their annual policy by April 15, while Scottish Golf has announced it has furloughed most of its employees.

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Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown

Golf club says ‘walkers are desecrating our course’ as another club reveals its trophies have been stolen in the lockdown 4

🕔11:57, 9.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has said that walkers who have been using its course during the lockdown have now damaged the venue, while an English club has revealed 50 trophies have been stolen.

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Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this?

Could a partial lifting of the lockdown save golf clubs like this? 3

🕔13:10, 8.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has warned that the pandemic may mean it doesn’t reopen – although more countries are allowing golf to be played at the moment, which is giving hope to the industry.

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Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown?

Should you open up your golf course to walkers during the lockdown? 38

🕔16:50, 7.Apr 2020

Three MPs have called on golf clubs to allow members of the public to walk across them during the lockdown, but some golf club managers disagree.

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Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal

Club raises £70,000 in one week from coronavirus appeal 3

🕔16:45, 7.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared it was about to close down due to the coronavirus lockdown has said a series of initiatives it launched to raise money has brought in a life-saving total of £70,000 in one week.

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‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’

‘Golf clubs should throw out members who break lockdown rules’ 5

🕔16:40, 7.Apr 2020

The captain of last year’s victorious European Solheim Cup team, Catriona Matthew, has called on a golf club to suspend the memberships of golfers who have broken lockdown rules and played at their club.

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Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest

Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest 12

🕔16:29, 7.Apr 2020

A golf club has already received £25,000 of coronavirus funding from the Scottish government – money that has ‘secured its future’.

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Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club

Tens of thousands of PPE has been delivered to the NHS thanks to two members of this golf club 1

🕔16:20, 7.Apr 2020

Two members of a Dorset golf club, one an orthopaedic surgeon and the other a builder, have ensured that tens of thousands of Personal Protective Equipment have been given to the NHS for staff to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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