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Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in June

Here’s three top trends from the UK golf industry in June 0 Updated

🕔08:55, 1.Jul 2022

From adventure courses opening all over the country to new calls for men’s and women’s professional events to be staged together, June was much more than just the launch of LIV Golf.

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Defibrillator for golf clubs campaigns are proving to be a success

Defibrillator for golf clubs campaigns are proving to be a success 1

🕔15:56, 30.Jun 2022

Two recent campaigns, one in Scotland and one in Wales, to get defibrillators in golf clubs are proving to be successful.

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Toptracer launches new insights-driven game mode

Toptracer launches new insights-driven game mode 0

🕔15:49, 30.Jun 2022

Industry leading range technology provider, Toptracer, has launched a brand-new game mode: Toptracer30.

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Seven hole course opens in Wales

Seven hole course opens in Wales 0

🕔11:06, 30.Jun 2022

A seven hole golf course aimed at beginners and juniors has opened at Mold Golf Club in Flintshire.

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Castle Stuart Golf Links is latest resort to be acquired

Castle Stuart Golf Links is latest resort to be acquired 1

🕔10:02, 28.Jun 2022

One of the world’s greatest golf venues, Castle Stuart Golf Links, has been acquired by a Canadian developer that plans to build a second course at the venue.

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The Guardian is criticised for saying golf is for elites

The Guardian is criticised for saying golf is for elites 2

🕔14:38, 27.Jun 2022

The Guardian newspaper has received a backlash for stating that golf has no social conscience and is “elite”.

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Suffolk golf club is third to be sold to leisure operator in three weeks

Suffolk golf club is third to be sold to leisure operator in three weeks 0

🕔10:48, 24.Jun 2022

Ufford Park Hotel Golf & Spa in Woodbridge, Suffolk has become at least the third British golf venue to be sold to a leisure operator in just the last three weeks.

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New campaign launched to introduce children to golf

New campaign launched to introduce children to golf 1

🕔12:36, 23.Jun 2022

A new campaign has been launched to introduce golf to primary schools across the UK, and celebrate and support those who are already bringing the game to children.

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Rick Shiels walks 150 miles for Prostate Cancer UK

Rick Shiels walks 150 miles for Prostate Cancer UK 0

🕔18:51, 21.Jun 2022

Golf YouTuber Rick Shiels has completed a pilgrimage across Scotland ahead of the historic 150th Open Championship, raising more than £115,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. 

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London golf club that closed down in 2021 reopens

London golf club that closed down in 2021 reopens 2

🕔11:03, 21.Jun 2022

American Golf’s first municipal golf site, Barnehurst Golf Club, in Bexleyheath, London, has officially opened.

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Aramco Team Series makes donation to get more women and girls playing golf

Aramco Team Series makes donation to get more women and girls playing golf 1

🕔10:14, 20.Jun 2022

The LET’s Aramco Team Series has donated a raft of training aids to a Midlands golf coach who has helped bring more than 150 women and girls into the game in the last two years.

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‘Sell the lifestyle, not the health, benefits of golf’ says neuroscientist

‘Sell the lifestyle, not the health, benefits of golf’ says neuroscientist 1

🕔10:23, 18.Jun 2022

A neuroscientist has said that golf’s governing bodies should promote the experience of playing golf ahead of the health benefits if they want more people to improve their health by playing the game.

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Two Wirral golf courses are saved (for now)

Two Wirral golf courses are saved (for now) 1

🕔12:15, 17.Jun 2022

The two golf courses in Wirral that closed down in April may have had their futures secured after their council said they could be part of a community asset transfer scheme.

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Call for women’s golf to be played alongside men’s

Call for women’s golf to be played alongside men’s 22

🕔10:05, 17.Jun 2022

Leading English golfer Bronte Law has said that golf should emulate tennis and stage men’s and women’s tournaments at the same courses and at roughly the same time.

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Local ‘buys historic golf club’ to prevent it being developed

Local ‘buys historic golf club’ to prevent it being developed 1

🕔11:48, 14.Jun 2022

An unnamed local resident has bought a golf club in Kent in order to prevent it being converted into housing.

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Royal Liverpool submits bid to save local golf club

Royal Liverpool submits bid to save local golf club 0

🕔10:27, 13.Jun 2022

Open Championship host Royal Liverpool has submitted a bid to take over one of two municipal golf clubs that closed in April due to their council’s budgeting crisis.

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Linn Grant becomes first ever female winner on the DP World Tour

Linn Grant becomes first ever female winner on the DP World Tour 2

🕔19:35, 12.Jun 2022

Sweden’s Linn Grant stormed to a sensational nine-shot victory with a final round of 64 at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed to become the first ever female winner on the DP World Tour.

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Golf club opens sports rehab and injury clinic

Golf club opens sports rehab and injury clinic 1

🕔10:44, 10.Jun 2022

A golf club in Cumbria has launched an on-site rehabilitation and injury clinic.

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LIV Golf to invest £1 million in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

LIV Golf to invest £1 million in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire 14

🕔12:19, 9.Jun 2022

LIV Golf is to invest £1m in ‘underrepresented communities’ across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, starting with a charity focused on early intervention projects offering mental health services.

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Major improvements set for course that closed in 2018

Major improvements set for course that closed in 2018 0

🕔11:14, 8.Jun 2022

In a sign of the current strength of golf, a Welsh club that closed down in 2018 and has since reopened, has now applied to make major improvements to the facility.

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Two golf clubs are sold to leisure groups

Two golf clubs are sold to leisure groups 0

🕔11:39, 7.Jun 2022

A golf club in Suffolk and one in south-western Scotland have been sold a few days apart.

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Is it time to ditch greens’ committees?

Is it time to ditch greens’ committees? 16

🕔11:33, 6.Jun 2022

A comment by a head greenkeeper who also part-owns a golf club has sparked a major debate about whether golf clubs should have greens’ committees.

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Surrey golf club welcomes Muslim women as taster tour begins

Surrey golf club welcomes Muslim women as taster tour begins 0

🕔10:38, 6.Jun 2022

One of the most traditional and prestigious golf clubs in the world has welcomed Muslim women for a taster event.

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Local authority to invest in buggies

Local authority to invest in buggies 1

🕔09:27, 3.Jun 2022

A council in Northern Ireland is to purchase eight golf buggies for its two golf courses so that more elderly people can play golf.

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Lutterworth Golf Club to rebuild after devastating fire

Lutterworth Golf Club to rebuild after devastating fire 1

🕔10:58, 2.Jun 2022

A Midlands golf club is to build a new clubhouse, pro shop and greenkeepers’ accommodation after a fire devastated the venue last year.

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Golf course that averages eight paying golfers a day to close

Golf course that averages eight paying golfers a day to close 4

🕔11:15, 1.Jun 2022

A Derbyshire golf club that took over a year to reopen following the first Covid lockdown is to be permanently closed down.

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Adventure golf courses are opening all over the UK

Adventure golf courses are opening all over the UK 0

🕔12:26, 29.May 2022

Several adventure golf courses are opening all over the UK this spring and summer, in another sign of the current popularity of golf.

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