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Campaigns launched to prevent two more former golf courses becoming housing estates

Campaigns launched to prevent two more former golf courses becoming housing estates 0

🕔11:38, 12.Aug 2022

Residents and some local councillors near two golf clubs that closed down in recent years are campaigning to ensure the green spaces are not converted into housing.

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Drawings and details of The R&A’s Glasgow golf concept are released

Drawings and details of The R&A’s Glasgow golf concept are released 4

🕔10:45, 11.Aug 2022

The R&A has revealed the name of its new ‘golf concept’ that will open in Glasgow next summer, along with artistic drawings and other details.

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Historic golf club is crowdfunding due to rising energy costs

Historic golf club is crowdfunding due to rising energy costs 2

🕔12:00, 10.Aug 2022

A 19th century Scottish golf club has set up a crowdfunder as rising costs have meant that its income no longer supports its expenditure.

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Where are the hosepipe bans and how do they affect golf irrigation?

Where are the hosepipe bans and how do they affect golf irrigation? 1

🕔10:58, 10.Aug 2022

So far four water companies in England and Wales have announced they have brought in or will bring in a hosepipe ban, and a further three say they may introduce one.

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Green Party peer calls for ‘fewer golf courses’

Green Party peer calls for ‘fewer golf courses’ 6

🕔09:29, 9.Aug 2022

Green Party life peer Baroness Bennett has called for a reduction in the number of golf courses in the UK, despite being presented with evidence that many clubs are benefiting the environment.

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Golf club could be converted into retirement village

Golf club could be converted into retirement village 4

🕔11:57, 5.Aug 2022

A golf club in Surrey has submitted a planning application to be redeveloped into a retirement community featuring 200 homes and a care home.

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Scottish club receives £40k grant to improve disability access

Scottish club receives £40k grant to improve disability access 1

🕔12:24, 4.Aug 2022

A Scottish golf club has received a grant of £40,000 from its local council to carry out works to ensure improved access for people with disabilities.

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Sir Nick Faldo to design new course in Kent

Sir Nick Faldo to design new course in Kent 1

🕔08:02, 4.Aug 2022

The most successful European golfer of all time, Sir Nick Faldo, is to design a new par-three golf course and putting green in Kent.

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Golf club teams up with university to launch participation research

Golf club teams up with university to launch participation research 0

🕔11:49, 3.Aug 2022

Carnoustie Golf Links has linked up with Abertay University to launch a ‘golf research hub’ that will focus on increasing participation in under-represented groups.

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Rounds of golf are up 73% compared with 2019

Rounds of golf are up 73% compared with 2019 0

🕔12:17, 2.Aug 2022

New data has found that the number of rounds of golf played in the UK this year is up significantly on 2019’s levels – suggesting that the pandemic surge is having a long lasting effect on participation.

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“I would recommend a career in golf to any woman”

“I would recommend a career in golf to any woman” 2

🕔11:43, 1.Aug 2022

The longest serving female golf club secretary / manager in Wales is delighted to have seen a sea-change in attitudes to women during her time in the job.

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Here’s three important developments in the golf industry from the last month

Here’s three important developments in the golf industry from the last month 0

🕔08:47, 31.Jul 2022

From a spate of golf resorts that were sold in July to new surveys revealing details of a staffing crisis in the industry, July 2022 has been an interesting month.

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Two clubs gain approval to build housing

Two clubs gain approval to build housing 1

🕔11:07, 29.Jul 2022

Two golf clubs have both received planning permission to build homes which could secure their futures.

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Portugal announces restrictions on irrigation at golf clubs

Portugal announces restrictions on irrigation at golf clubs 2

🕔10:51, 27.Jul 2022

As a survey reveals golf courses are using far less water than they used to, drought-hit Portugal has announced that irrigation of them in the Algarve will be restricted.

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18 Welsh clubs benefit from sustainability grants

18 Welsh clubs benefit from sustainability grants 3

🕔13:50, 25.Jul 2022

Nearly 20 golf clubs in Wales have benefitted from grants totalling just under £40,000 to help them foster nature, improve water efficiency and reduce emissions.

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Fires ‘deliberately’ started at golf course

Fires ‘deliberately’ started at golf course 0

🕔11:06, 25.Jul 2022

A golf course that has its future up in the air has suffered a spate of seemingly deliberately-started fires during the recent heatwave in the UK.

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Nearly 400 golf clubs now offer GolfSixes

Nearly 400 golf clubs now offer GolfSixes 3

🕔12:12, 22.Jul 2022

The R&A has revealed that 386 golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland now offer the junior tournament GolfSixes, which will be rolled out to six new countries.

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Golf club managers are working in kitchens due to vacancies

Golf club managers are working in kitchens due to vacancies 1

🕔08:35, 22.Jul 2022

A survey has found that there are widespread vacancies for staff at the moment, so much so that golf club managers are increasingly on rotas to work in kitchens.

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Campaign launched in Wales to get people playing golf

Campaign launched in Wales to get people playing golf 0

🕔15:13, 21.Jul 2022

An animated campaign has been launched in Wales to encourage people to play golf to improve their health and lifestyle.

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Victoria Falls could lose heritage status if golf course is built

Victoria Falls could lose heritage status if golf course is built 0

🕔10:12, 20.Jul 2022

The United Nations has informed the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia that Victoria Falls could lose its unique heritage status if a golf course is built at the site.

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Golf club in Kent to close due to proposed road crossing

Golf club in Kent to close due to proposed road crossing 0

🕔11:52, 19.Jul 2022

A golf club in Kent has said it will close at the end of August as its directors have agreed to sell the land to make way for a proposed road crossing to link Kent and Essex.

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Another UK golf resort is sold

Another UK golf resort is sold 0

🕔11:24, 18.Jul 2022

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire has become the latest UK golfing resort to be sold.

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New £20 million golf club in Leicestershire set to go ahead

New £20 million golf club in Leicestershire set to go ahead 0

🕔14:12, 17.Jul 2022

Planning for a major new 18-hole golf club in Leicestershire to replace an existing venue a few miles away has been recommended for approval.

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Woman jailed for robbing elderly men in golf club car parks

Woman jailed for robbing elderly men in golf club car parks 0

🕔07:49, 15.Jul 2022

A Romanian woman who was part of a gang known as the ‘Rolex Rippers’ has been jailed for 40 months for stealing watches from elderly men typically in golf clubs.

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Family-owned Scottish golf venue is sold

Family-owned Scottish golf venue is sold 1

🕔08:42, 13.Jul 2022

A facility has been sold after 100 years of ownership by the same family – and become the fourth UK golf venue in five weeks to be acquired by a leisure operator.

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1 in 3 greenkeepers looking for work outside of golf

1 in 3 greenkeepers looking for work outside of golf 6

🕔17:47, 11.Jul 2022

A survey of 1,300 greenkeepers in the UK has found that more than a third are currently looking for work outside of golf.

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£4m Hounslow Golf Park opens

£4m Hounslow Golf Park opens 0

🕔12:22, 11.Jul 2022

A multi-million pound golf ‘park’ featuring a two-storey 55-bay driving range, a nine-hole golf course and two adventure courses has opened at the site of a former golf club.

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