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Golf clubs are introducing new membership categories

Golf clubs are introducing new membership categories 12

🕔06:55, 25.Jun 2020

Some golf clubs are introducing new membership categories due to both the increased demand to play golf and to reflect the socio-economic profile of these golfers.

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Here’s when and how golf clubhouses can reopen in England and Ireland

Here’s when and how golf clubhouses can reopen in England and Ireland 2

🕔15:12, 24.Jun 2020

Golf clubs in England and the Republic of Ireland have now been given a firm date for when they can reopen their clubhouses – plus the process they must follow to do this.

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England Golf to send World Handicap System toolkit to clubs next month

England Golf to send World Handicap System toolkit to clubs next month 0

🕔06:29, 24.Jun 2020

England Golf is set to unveil a bespoke World Handicap System toolkit for golf clubs alongside a nationwide education campaign aimed at golfers, entitled ‘Know the Score’.

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Golf has an almost unique perception of safety

Golf has an almost unique perception of safety 3

🕔16:19, 23.Jun 2020

A new survey of nearly 1,500 golfers has found that golf has an almost unique perception of safety during the pandemic – and golfers are likely to play more but spend less money than normal in the months ahead.

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Club suspended and reinstated by Scottish Golf over lockdown issue

Club suspended and reinstated by Scottish Golf over lockdown issue 2

🕔11:44, 23.Jun 2020

A Scottish golf club had its membership of Scottish Golf briefly suspended over its plan to host a competition last weekend.

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Luke Edgcumbe named as the new general manager of Tandridge Golf Club

Luke Edgcumbe named as the new general manager of Tandridge Golf Club 0

🕔17:17, 22.Jun 2020

Tandridge Golf Club has appointed Luke Edgcumbe as its new general manager to oversee the stunning Surrey club’s drive to improve the member experience and attract new golfers.

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Golf club finds a swastika has been etched into the grass

Golf club finds a swastika has been etched into the grass 1

🕔19:44, 21.Jun 2020

A golf club in Blackpool has found racist messages including a swastika, and abuse at the NHS, have been etched into the grass using weed killer, according to local reports.

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Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid

Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid 4

🕔06:49, 20.Jun 2020

A golf course in Bristol has closed off nine of its 18 holes following advice from an ecologist, after a rare orchid that had grown during the lockdown was found at the venue.

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One golf club has seen its membership TREBLE in the last month 

One golf club has seen its membership TREBLE in the last month  4

🕔06:49, 19.Jun 2020

Some golf clubs that feared that they might not reopen when they closed in March are now stating their futures have been secured due to the current strong demand.

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Scottish golf clubs can now allow three and fourballs

Scottish golf clubs can now allow three and fourballs 0

🕔18:07, 18.Jun 2020

From Friday, June 19, Scottish golf clubs can allow fourballs to resume, provided the players in them come from a maximum of three different households.

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English golf club dissolves itself and is looking for a buyer

English golf club dissolves itself and is looking for a buyer 2

🕔07:27, 18.Jun 2020

A private members’ golf club has voted to dissolve itself and provide an opportunity for a buyer to take it forward.

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Covid accreditation scheme launched for golf clubs

Covid accreditation scheme launched for golf clubs 0

🕔12:03, 17.Jun 2020

The AA has launched a ‘Covid Confident assessment scheme’ so that hospitality businesses such as golf clubs can give confidence to consumers that they are safe.

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The GCMA names Tom Brooke as its new CEO

The GCMA names Tom Brooke as its new CEO 0

🕔16:00, 16.Jun 2020

The Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has named Tom Brooke as its new chief executive.

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Some golf club managers have been made redundant

Some golf club managers have been made redundant 3

🕔10:49, 16.Jun 2020

There are reports that some golf club managers have been made redundant in recent days – in spite of the income boost many golf clubs in the UK have experienced in the last month.

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New guidance issued for teaching golf to children in England

New guidance issued for teaching golf to children in England 0

🕔11:30, 15.Jun 2020

A junior golf charity has issued new guidance to help golf clubs and PGA professionals in England teach the game in a safe environment against the backdrop of Covid-19 to groups of children.

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‘Golf club membership remains relevant and affordable’

‘Golf club membership remains relevant and affordable’ 19

🕔07:09, 14.Jun 2020

The chief executive of England Golf has said the surge in memberships in England in the last month is proof that being a member is both affordable and relevant.

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‘Social distancing restaurant’ to open in Cornwall in July

‘Social distancing restaurant’ to open in Cornwall in July 2

🕔15:39, 12.Jun 2020

A Cornish hotel has said it has revamped its restaurant so that it conforms to social distancing guidelines, and it will open early next month. 

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Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge

Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge 2

🕔06:59, 12.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs across England are reintroducing competition golf – with some saying the number of entries they’re receiving is in the hundreds of golfers.

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No evidence that golfers ‘are hiding in ferries’

No evidence that golfers ‘are hiding in ferries’ 1 Updated

🕔06:46, 11.Jun 2020

A golf club located on a remote Scottish island has said it has found no evidence that reports that golfers are hiding in vans in ferries so they can play the course are true.

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Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs

Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs 6

🕔06:50, 10.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs have reported that they are experiencing a boom in revenues due to the current strong demand to play golf, with this including a sharp rise in non-golf income such as from coaching and even food and beverage.

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Two leading golf clubs devastated by fire shortly after reopening

Two leading golf clubs devastated by fire shortly after reopening 2

🕔10:17, 9.Jun 2020

Two golf clubs, one 117 years old and the other opened by a US president, have both seen their clubhouses devastated by fires just days after their golf courses reopened following the lockdown.

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Meet the golf club manager: Geoff Johnson MBE

Meet the golf club manager: Geoff Johnson MBE 0 Updated

🕔07:40, 7.Jun 2020

The new manager of Clandeboye Golf Club talks about moving clubs during a pandemic, attracting membership renewals during a lockdown, clubhouses in a social distancing world and why local golf clubs should now work more together.

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‘We’ll have no choice but to cease trading until next April’

‘We’ll have no choice but to cease trading until next April’ 2

🕔06:28, 6.Jun 2020

A number of golf clubs that rely on overseas visitors, particularly in Scotland and Ireland, fear that they will have to close down unless government action is taken before the end of this month.

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Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19 2

🕔13:19, 5.Jun 2020

A golf club in Buckinghamshire is believed to be the first in the UK to announce it is closing down since the coronavirus pandemic started.

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Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a membership surge

Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a membership surge 6

🕔06:29, 5.Jun 2020

Several Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a surge in members after it became the last country in the UK to reopen its golf courses, with one saying 12 people joined just because they enjoyed walking around it during the lockdown.

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The first locker rooms can reopen in the UK this Monday

The first locker rooms can reopen in the UK this Monday 2

🕔10:56, 4.Jun 2020

Golf club locker rooms, which have been closed in the UK since March, can reopen in Northern Ireland from this Monday.

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‘Our future is now secure’

‘Our future is now secure’ 4

🕔10:58, 3.Jun 2020

The president of a Scottish golf club that feared it would close down in March has said the club’s future is now secure due to the increase in membership sales, while an English venue has said it is already taking staff off of furlough.

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