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Here’s three important developments from August 2022

Here’s three important developments from August 2022 0

🕔10:35, 1.Sep 2022

Here’s three developments that have been significant for the golf industry in the last month.

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Several locals express opposition to development of golf course

Several locals express opposition to development of golf course 1

🕔10:22, 31.Aug 2022

Plans to downsize a golf course from 18 holes to nine so that a £45 million project, including an adventure park and holiday homes, can go ahead, have met some local opposition.

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Scottish club receives funding to purchase cleaner course machinery

Scottish club receives funding to purchase cleaner course machinery 0

🕔12:36, 29.Aug 2022

Scotland’s highest golf course is to receive tens of thousands of pounds to invest in cleaner course machinery from renewable energy projects.

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First Covid closure could reopen

First Covid closure could reopen 1

🕔11:02, 27.Aug 2022

The first golf club to ‘permanently’ close because of the Covid pandemic could reopen as a new golfing venue.

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Storks photographed at Sussex golf club

Storks photographed at Sussex golf club 1

🕔11:53, 24.Aug 2022

Storks have been seen on a golf course in southern England, probably preparing to cross the Channel.

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“It was a privilege to work with Tom”

“It was a privilege to work with Tom” 1

🕔10:05, 23.Aug 2022

The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy, has expressed its sadness at the news of the passing of distinguished golf course designer Tom Weiskopf.

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World Handicap System has created a more level playing field

World Handicap System has created a more level playing field 27

🕔11:10, 21.Aug 2022

New World Handicap System data shows it has effectively made club competitions fairer, particularly by reducing an unfair advantage Category 1 players used to have.

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Several golf courses have reported fires in recent days

Several golf courses have reported fires in recent days 3

🕔10:49, 20.Aug 2022

Several golf clubs have reported fires on their venues since the start of this month as numerous courses have introduced smoking bans.

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Golf club invests Covid grant in short-game facility

Golf club invests Covid grant in short-game facility 0

🕔04:29, 20.Aug 2022

A Cumbrian golf club has invested the business grant it received due to Covid in its future by building a short-game facility.

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“It’s been a big, positive progression”

“It’s been a big, positive progression” 0

🕔10:25, 18.Aug 2022

Ladies European Tour CEO Alex Armas feels Aramco Team Series events are having a hugely positive overall impact on the circuit.

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Rounds of golf sees only a slight fall on 2021’s levels

Rounds of golf sees only a slight fall on 2021’s levels 0

🕔11:49, 17.Aug 2022

The first quarterly year-on-year golf participation research which isn’t distorted by course lockdowns shows a slight drop – but significant growth compared with long-term data.

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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 5

🕔10:45, 16.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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“I’ve never experienced conditions as punishing as this summer”

“I’ve never experienced conditions as punishing as this summer” 1

🕔11:54, 15.Aug 2022

The course manager of a golf club in Kent has said in his 40 years of greenkeeping he has never experienced conditions like what he has this summer.

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“Do they know how much water it takes to make cement?”

“Do they know how much water it takes to make cement?” 19

🕔13:08, 14.Aug 2022

Environmental campaigners have been mocked online for filling golf holes at courses in France with cement to make a point about irrigation – even though water is required to make cement.

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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, 13.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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Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens named as Solheim Cup vice-captains

Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens named as Solheim Cup vice-captains 0

🕔11:06, 12.Aug 2022

European Solheim Cup captain Suzann Pettersen has named Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens as her three vice-captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup.

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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 6

🕔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 2

🕔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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