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Norfolk golf club acquired by Formula One’s chef

Norfolk golf club acquired by Formula One’s chef 1

🕔10:23, 9.May 2022

Middleton Hall Golf Club has been acquired by a famous chef who worked with Formula One, and he will rename each hole on the course after an F1 champion.

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Scottish venue closes for four weeks due to pressure on new greens

Scottish venue closes for four weeks due to pressure on new greens 1

🕔11:57, 6.May 2022

The world’s ‘best new golf course’, Dumbarnie Links, has closed for four weeks due to extreme pressure on the young fescue grasses on its greens.

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New Justin Rose golf academy unveiled

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🕔18:49, 5.May 2022

A new UK golf academy, the result of a partnership between Justin Rose MBE and American Golf, has been unveiled and will operate from at least six golf venues.

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Golf club rejects plan to erect 5G mast on its course

Golf club rejects plan to erect 5G mast on its course 1

🕔10:56, 4.May 2022

A golf club in Grimsby has opted to not go ahead with a proposal to build a 5G phone mast on its course.

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Gareth Bale launches partnership with Wales Golf

Gareth Bale launches partnership with Wales Golf 0

🕔09:27, 3.May 2022

Footballer Gareth Bale, his management company ICM Stellar Sports and Wales Golf have launched a three-year partnership to boost junior golf.

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Here’s three top golf industry trends from April 2022

Here’s three top golf industry trends from April 2022 1

🕔10:45, 2.May 2022

The 2022 golfing season properly took off in April, and with it came new signs of how much the industry has grown in the last two years.

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Three Edinburgh courses vandalised by motorcyclists

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🕔11:02, 29.Apr 2022

Three golf courses in Edinburgh have experienced balaclava-wearing motorbike riding youths tearing up the courses and threatening golfers who try to challenge them in recent days.

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Family golf club acquires nearby venue

Family golf club acquires nearby venue 1

🕔10:24, 27.Apr 2022

A family golf venue in Cambridgeshire has taken over a nearby golf course.

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St Andrews set for a new world-class golf course

St Andrews set for a new world-class golf course 3

🕔11:01, 26.Apr 2022

The company behind the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews has applied for permission to Fife Council to convert its two golf courses into one world-class facility.

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Welsh golf club launches plan to fight coastal erosion

Welsh golf club launches plan to fight coastal erosion 0

🕔10:20, 25.Apr 2022

A 19th century links venue is to construct a ‘coastal defence project’ featuring ‘mattresses’ made of steel frames and filled with stone to protect the course from erosion.

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Hazel Grove named ‘English golf club of the year’

Hazel Grove named ‘English golf club of the year’ 1

🕔12:20, 21.Apr 2022

Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire has been named ‘Club of the Year’ at the 2022 England Golf Awards.

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Irish club rebounds following Covid losses

Irish club rebounds following Covid losses 0

🕔14:42, 20.Apr 2022

A major Irish golf club that was hit by large losses in the first year of the pandemic has seen a surge in income in the last 12 months.

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Whittington Heath opens HS2 course

Whittington Heath opens HS2 course 2

🕔10:41, 19.Apr 2022

A golf club that had to be significantly redesigned because the HS2 railway line was planned to cut through it, has reopened.

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‘Playing golf at least once per month lowers the risk of premature death’

‘Playing golf at least once per month lowers the risk of premature death’ 1

🕔11:21, 18.Apr 2022

The American Heart Association (AHA), one of the world’s leading sources of information on cardiovascular disease in the world, has promoted the health benefits of golf.

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Golf club membership is soaring in England

Golf club membership is soaring in England 2

🕔12:33, 15.Apr 2022

Golf club membership in England has risen by more than 100,000 since the pandemic started, and most of that in the last year, according to official figures.

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Underground golf course to open in Wales next month

Underground golf course to open in Wales next month 1

🕔10:09, 14.Apr 2022

A multi-levelled underground golf course is to open in an old slate mining cavern in Wales, accessed via Europe’s steepest cable railway.

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Welsh golf club offers midnight golf to Muslims during Ramadan

Welsh golf club offers midnight golf to Muslims during Ramadan 2

🕔10:23, 13.Apr 2022

A Welsh golf club has opened up its driving range and academy area late at night to offer the chance for Muslims to break their fast and then practice their golf or learn to play.

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New driving range and academy proposed for Cheshire

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🕔11:01, 11.Apr 2022

A company has applied to build a new driving range and academy centre in Cheshire.

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More than a third of UK golfers are women

More than a third of UK golfers are women 1

🕔16:43, 9.Apr 2022

More than one in three golfers in the UK are women, a considerable rise from pre-pandemic levels.

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Golf Kingdom reopens following £750,000 revamp

Golf Kingdom reopens following £750,000 revamp 1

🕔10:17, 8.Apr 2022

The family golf and leisure park, Golf Kingdom, in Chadwell Heath, has officially reopened following a £750k overhaul of facilities.

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Sussex venue hopes to convert par three course into housing

Sussex venue hopes to convert par three course into housing 1

🕔13:18, 7.Apr 2022

A golf venue has submitted plans to convert its par three course into housing.

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Closed golf club could be reopened

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🕔11:39, 6.Apr 2022

A Lincolnshire golf club that closed down in 2018 could be reopened amid the participation boom of the last two years.

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Apology to the GCMA over April Fools joke

Apology to the GCMA over April Fools joke 1

🕔16:52, 5.Apr 2022

We are happy to admit that the story about rival nominees for golf club awards fighting was in fact an April Fools Day joke.

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Bomb squad detonates ‘unexploded WWII bomb’ on golf course

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🕔12:33, 5.Apr 2022

A golf club that had closed just a few hours earlier due to a council budgeting crisis has controversially been used as the location to blow up an unexploded bomb.

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American Golf reports best-ever year

American Golf reports best-ever year 4

🕔10:55, 4.Apr 2022

American Golf has reported that the last year was the best financial year in its entire history.

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Number of UK golfers has nearly doubled in just four years

Number of UK golfers has nearly doubled in just four years 1

🕔14:15, 2.Apr 2022

New figures reveal adult on-course golf participation in Great Britain in 2021 was nearly double the figure from four years earlier.

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US firm set to buy second Northern Irish property

US firm set to buy second Northern Irish property 1

🕔13:00, 1.Apr 2022

A US private real estate company that purchased a luxury golf hotel in Northern Ireland last year is set to acquire another venue.

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