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Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work

Legal advice for golf clubs on returning to work 1

🕔07:23, 19.Jul 2020

As clubhouses, bars and restaurants open up again after the shutdown, the NGCAA looks at some of the legal obligations placed upon golf club managers at this particularly trying time.

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Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day

Kingsbarns and St Andrews to reopen on the same day 1

🕔05:43, 17.Jul 2020

Kingsbarns Golf Links and St Andrews Old Course Hotel, Resort and Spa have announced they will both reopen on the same day – August 1.

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Golf club proposes to build 800 homes

Golf club proposes to build 800 homes 2

🕔06:44, 16.Jul 2020

A golf club near Watford is planning to build hundreds of homes on land it owns.

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Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave

Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave 6

🕔19:11, 15.Jul 2020

The owner of a golf club that nearly closed down for good because of the coronavirus lockdown has asked England Golf to help ensure golf courses remain open if there is a second wave of infections.

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Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close

Golf club ‘booming’ 4 months after fearing it would close 3

🕔14:19, 15.Jul 2020

Another Scottish golf club has said it is experiencing a boom – just a few months after fearing it would close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19

Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19 7

🕔06:59, 15.Jul 2020

A golf club in Berkshire has been so badly hit by Covid-19 that it cannot afford to have members anymore – and will become a pay-and-play venue instead.

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Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 0

🕔06:49, 14.Jul 2020

One month after Magnolia Park Hotel and Golf Club in Buckinghamshire closed down, a second UK golf club since golf courses reopened – this time in the Midlands – has gone into liquidation.

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Scottish club expected to post large financial loss

Scottish club expected to post large financial loss 4

🕔06:48, 10.Jul 2020

A major Scottish golf club is set to post a six-figure financial loss due to Covid-19.

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Surge in sales of golf clubs since courses reopened

Surge in sales of golf clubs since courses reopened 5

🕔15:11, 8.Jul 2020

At least 12 golf clubs have either been sold or come onto the UK market in the last two months as the growth in demand for golf seems to have led to renewed confidence among buyers.

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Every English golf club can now apply for a £10k grant

Every English golf club can now apply for a £10k grant 3

🕔12:10, 8.Jul 2020

Every golf club affiliated to England Golf can now apply for a Covid-19 grant of up to £10,000.

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The Club Company becomes the UK’s biggest golf club operator

The Club Company becomes the UK’s biggest golf club operator 9

🕔08:15, 7.Jul 2020

Crown Golf is no longer the UK’s biggest golf club operator, as it has sold six of its 15 golf clubs.

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Golf club ‘may have to close down’ due to vandals

Golf club ‘may have to close down’ due to vandals 0

🕔07:28, 7.Jul 2020

A golf club in Bolton has said it may have to close down because it has been repeatedly targeted by vandals who have caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage and intimidated members.

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Golf course reopens just six months after it closed down

Golf course reopens just six months after it closed down 2

🕔07:23, 6.Jul 2020

A Scottish golf club has reemployed its head greenkeeper and partially reopened, just six months after it closed down.

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A golf club in Bristol has signed up 140 new members in the last two months

A golf club in Bristol has signed up 140 new members in the last two months 2

🕔07:38, 5.Jul 2020

One of Somerset’s leading golf clubs says it has brought in 140 new members since the lockdown ended – which it views partly as a reward for investing in the course in recent years.

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Golf project finds mental and physical benefits for children

Golf project finds mental and physical benefits for children 3

🕔12:19, 4.Jul 2020

A project carried out between one of the world’s greatest golf clubs and one of Scotland’s leading universities has found that golf can have a positive impact on children’s behaviour and wellbeing.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club sold – and its future is secured

Historic Yorkshire golf club sold – and its future is secured 1

🕔10:18, 3.Jul 2020

A 19th century golf club in Yorkshire that had experienced financial struggles in recent years has been bought by a new company, securing its future.

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Some Scottish golf clubs are reporting that their memberships have doubled in one month

Some Scottish golf clubs are reporting that their memberships have doubled in one month 0

🕔10:17, 3.Jul 2020

Scottish Golf has confirmed that clubs across Scotland have experienced a boom in new members in the last month.

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‘The weekends are for male golf’

‘The weekends are for male golf’ 29

🕔06:55, 3.Jul 2020

A female amateur golfer who has written in the past about how golf clubs can recruit more women to play the game has said she still experiences unwelcoming attitudes from men and women in golf.

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What has the last few months been like for the golf industry in Europe?

What has the last few months been like for the golf industry in Europe? 0

🕔07:37, 2.Jul 2020

It’s been an extraordinary few weeks for the golf industry in the UK – two months of lockdown when the season was about to start followed by unprecedented demand to use the course – but what’s it been like in mainland Europe?

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Here’s three ideas from the golf industry from the last month

Here’s three ideas from the golf industry from the last month 1

🕔15:46, 1.Jul 2020

June was a month of extraordinary contradictions – many clubs reported their best ever membership growth figures but with tourism and clubhouses effectively still in lockdown, some are still struggling. Here’s three ideas for growth.

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19th century Surrey golf club to be sold at an online auction

19th century Surrey golf club to be sold at an online auction 5

🕔06:39, 30.Jun 2020

An historic golf club in Surrey is to be sold at an online auction with a price tag of £1.5 million.

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Meet the golf course manager: Peter Bradburn

Meet the golf course manager: Peter Bradburn 0

🕔05:23, 30.Jun 2020

The course and grounds manager at Roehampton Club in London talks about maintaining a prestigious course during the Covid-19 lockdown, the environmental work the club has carried out in recent years and why he still loves being a greenkeeper after three decades in the job.

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How have golf rules adapted to the recent health crisis?

How have golf rules adapted to the recent health crisis? 1

🕔12:23, 29.Jun 2020

There are few sports which have been unaffected by the current health crisis and the world of golf has likewise seen a handful of changes.

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All Scottish golf clubs can apply for new funding

All Scottish golf clubs can apply for new funding 0

🕔11:33, 29.Jun 2020

Every affiliated Scottish golf club that has been financially affected by Covid-19 can apply for one of two new grants totalling more than two-thirds of a million pounds, according to The R&A.

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‘We had 330 golfers playing on the first day back’

‘We had 330 golfers playing on the first day back’ 2

🕔07:39, 28.Jun 2020

Like most golf clubs in the UK, Royal Mid-Surrey reopened in May following about two months of lockdown, and since then it has faced unprecedented demand, and now is in a stronger position than it was before the pandemic. 

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2018-19 was the best year for Scottish golf clubs in years

2018-19 was the best year for Scottish golf clubs in years 1

🕔06:59, 27.Jun 2020

Scottish golf clubs saw a sharp drop in the pace of membership decline before the pandemic started, according to new data.

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Yorkshire golf club will not close down after all

Yorkshire golf club will not close down after all 1

🕔06:55, 26.Jun 2020

A 97-year-old Alister MacKenzie-designed golf club in Leeds will now not close down – less than a year after it was effectively told it only had a few months left to operate.

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