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Royal Troon widely praised for admitting women

Royal Troon widely praised for admitting women 0

🕔12:21, 4.Jul 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club has received widespread praise for its decision to admit women – just two weeks before it hosts the Open Championship.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in June

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in June 0

🕔10:59, 4.Jul 2016

From Muirfield’s shock decision to have a second vote on admitting women to a stunning rise in participation, June was a surprising month for golf, as it was the UK.

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BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’

BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’ 2

🕔11:08, 24.Jun 2016

Two organisations heavily involved in the golf industry have said Britain’s decision to vote for ‘Brexit’ will have a negative impact on trade.

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Golf participation in England has risen for first time in years

Golf participation in England has risen for first time in years 0

🕔11:32, 9.Jun 2016

After more than a decade of year-on-year steep falls, golf participation and club membership in England has risen in the last year.

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Royal Troon calls urgent meeting to change men-only constitution

Royal Troon calls urgent meeting to change men-only constitution 1

🕔11:28, 2.Jun 2016

The host of this year’s Open Championship, Royal Troon, has unexpectedly announced that it proposes to allow women to become members just two weeks before the event takes place this July.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May 0

🕔23:59, 31.May 2016

From the contentious issue of concessions for elderly golfers to that Muirfield vote, here’s the top three things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the industry while editing Golf Club Management in May.

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Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible

Sturgeon: Muirfield decision to ban women is indefensible 0

🕔13:41, 19.May 2016

The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that Muirfield’s decision to continue refusing women on becoming members is “indefensible”.

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Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children

Golf club introduces free golf to members’ children 1

🕔15:58, 13.May 2016

An innovative Essex golf club has introduced free golf to every child aged 10 or under who are the child or grandchild of any member of the club.

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Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club

Landmark ruling goes against injured golfer who sued his club 3

🕔12:05, 5.May 2016

A golfer who sued his own golf club after suffering brain damage when being hit on the head by a stray ball has lost his case in a landmark ruling that could have huge ramifications for golf clubs.

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Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close

Participation slumps again as more golf clubs close 14

🕔12:40, 11.Feb 2016

The number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the final quarter of 2015 was down significantly on 2014’s levels, as two golf clubs have already closed this month alone.

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New Scottish Golf chair to target women golfers

New Scottish Golf chair to target women golfers 4

🕔12:24, 12.Jan 2016

The new chair of Scottish Golf has said she will use her high-level business experience to try and get more women to play golf.

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The top 40 trends of 2015

The top 40 trends of 2015 5

🕔06:42, 22.Dec 2015

What were the top 40 trends of 2015 in the golf industry?

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Another two golf clubs allow women to join them

Another two golf clubs allow women to join them 4

🕔12:15, 10.Dec 2015

Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time.

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160 golf clubs now offer footgolf

160 golf clubs now offer footgolf 5

🕔12:30, 1.Dec 2015

More than 150 UK golf clubs offer footgolf, the new sport that combines football and golf, even though it only came to the UK less than three years ago.

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Carin Koch: Dress codes put women off golf

Carin Koch: Dress codes put women off golf 11

🕔15:57, 6.Oct 2015

European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has said that several golf clubs are missing out on thousands of female customers by having restrictive dress codes.

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These clubs are abandoning ladies’ tees and here’s why

These clubs are abandoning ladies’ tees and here’s why 5

🕔14:12, 1.Oct 2015

More than 30 UK golf clubs have abandoned ladies’ tees in an effort to encourage improving golfers, retain ageing players and promote social golf.

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Lee Westwood: Golf needs larger holes, a two-hour format and an image overhaul

Lee Westwood: Golf needs larger holes, a two-hour format and an image overhaul 5

🕔11:49, 6.Aug 2015

Leading golfer Lee Westwood has said that the game of golf needs an urgent image revamp amid worrying data about participation trends.

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Participation in golf: The shocking facts over the last seven years

Participation in golf: The shocking facts over the last seven years 4

🕔14:57, 28.Jul 2015

Golf in England has lost more than 200,000 weekly, and well over 400,000 monthly, players in just the last seven years, according to new data.

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US golf club has golfers ‘surfing’ fairways between shots

US golf club has golfers ‘surfing’ fairways between shots 4

🕔10:18, 29.Jun 2015

An American golf venue has introduced a radical new way to get golfers to quickly play the course and in a fun way – golfers can hire carts that allow them to surf fairways.

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Golfer plays an amazing 18 different courses in one day for charity

Golfer plays an amazing 18 different courses in one day for charity 0

🕔14:06, 22.Jun 2015

The captain of Pleasington Golf Club in Blackburn has played an incredible 18 holes at 18 different golf courses – on the same day – for charity.

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Vivien Saunders: Why I’m standing against David Cameron

Vivien Saunders: Why I’m standing against David Cameron 8

🕔10:44, 20.Apr 2015

Golf club owner and tax campaigner Vivien Saunders has announced that she is standing for parliament at the forthcoming election – against prime minister David Cameron in his Oxfordshire seat of Witney.

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Why Peter Alliss is wrong about gender equality

Why Peter Alliss is wrong about gender equality 6

🕔10:49, 7.Apr 2015

Peter Alliss has said that gender equality has led to thousands of women giving up golf. We look at the evidence – and find a very different conclusion.

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Only 25% of men want to play golf with women

Only 25% of men want to play golf with women 1

🕔11:54, 24.Mar 2015

A new survey has found that men play a huge role in tapping into the massive potential of women golfers – but they need to change their attitudes first.

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