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Here’s three top trends in the UK golf industry from February 2022

Here’s three top trends in the UK golf industry from February 2022 0

🕔17:49, 28.Feb 2022

From golf clubs being disappointed by local planners to a new player becoming a major golf club operator, we look at some of the top developments in the industry in February 2022.

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Planners are rejecting attempts to build housing on golf clubs

Planners are rejecting attempts to build housing on golf clubs 0

🕔08:49, 28.Feb 2022

At least three planning applications to build housing on golf clubs have been rejected in the last few days.

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Golf club applies to build 77 homes

Golf club applies to build 77 homes 2

🕔10:05, 26.Feb 2022

A golf club in Northamptonshire has applied to build 77 homes in order to ‘remain viable’ after nearly two decades of membership decline.

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Golf club is safe thanks to membership surge

Golf club is safe thanks to membership surge 0

🕔12:40, 25.Feb 2022

A golf club that was told its lease would be terminated in 12 months in 2020 has revealed its future is now secure thanks to a surge in memberships.

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UK club partners with Ugandan golf academy

UK club partners with Ugandan golf academy 0

🕔10:07, 24.Feb 2022

A golf venue in Wolverhampton that specialises in teaching the game has launched a partnership with a golf academy in Uganda.

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48-year-old golf club to close in May

48-year-old golf club to close in May 1

🕔11:36, 23.Feb 2022

A 48-year-old golf club in Staffordshire has said it will close in May as the investment needed to secure its future had proved to be too great.

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Golf course could relocate to make way for 5,000 homes

Golf course could relocate to make way for 5,000 homes 1

🕔11:51, 21.Feb 2022

Members of a golf club in Dublin have been asked to vote on relocating to a new venue designed by Paul McGinley so that their course can be converted into a large estate featuring 5,000 homes.

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Several Irish golf clubs receive funding

Several Irish golf clubs receive funding 0

🕔07:59, 18.Feb 2022

Several golf clubs in Ireland are to receive significant funding for improvements as part of a £5.9 million government support package for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities.

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American Golf takes over another golf club

American Golf takes over another golf club 0

🕔12:00, 17.Feb 2022

Retailer American Golf has taken over the operation of a golf club in London – its sixth leisure venue.

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Alfie Best’s golf club undergoing significant improvements

Alfie Best’s golf club undergoing significant improvements 0

🕔12:07, 16.Feb 2022

A golf and country club owned by Alfie Best is undergoing major clubhouse enhancements.

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‘We appointed the first female golf club captain in Ireland’

‘We appointed the first female golf club captain in Ireland’ 0

🕔12:15, 15.Feb 2022

An Irish golf club has revealed that, contrary to recent reports that an Irish club became the first to appoint a female captain this year, it did so last year.

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Scotland’s first Topgolf venue to open this year

Scotland’s first Topgolf venue to open this year 6

🕔11:38, 14.Feb 2022

Topgolf Entertainment Group has said it is targeting a late 2022 opening for its new state-of-the-art venue in Glasgow.

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More golf rounds were played in 2021 than in 2020

More golf rounds were played in 2021 than in 2020 1

🕔11:30, 13.Feb 2022

Figures for rounds of golf played in the UK in the whole of 2021 show a significant increase even on 2020, when the pandemic boom started and saw its biggest growth.

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More golf clubs report vandalism to their properties

More golf clubs report vandalism to their properties 0

🕔08:45, 12.Feb 2022

At least two more golf clubs have reported vandalism to their courses in recent days.

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Staffordshire golf course could close due to lack of use

Staffordshire golf course could close due to lack of use 1

🕔13:30, 11.Feb 2022

A municipal golf course in Staffordshire could be closed down because not enough people use it – despite the participation surge in the last two years.

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Most UK golf clubs saw significant growth in 2021

Most UK golf clubs saw significant growth in 2021 2

🕔19:19, 8.Feb 2022

A survey of UK golf clubs has found that four in five members’ clubs and nine in ten proprietary venues reported growth in 2021.

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Suicide prevention charity reaches out to turf professionals

Suicide prevention charity reaches out to turf professionals 0

🕔08:19, 8.Feb 2022

Suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has announced that it will be attending turf management events throughout 2022.

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Council plans to convert 27-hole golf club into housing

Council plans to convert 27-hole golf club into housing 1

🕔11:11, 7.Feb 2022

North Somerset Council has stated that a 27-hole golf and country club could be converted into a housing estate under its plans to build more homes.

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Two more golf clubs report vandalism

Two more golf clubs report vandalism 0

🕔09:49, 5.Feb 2022

The police have issued statements surrounding two English golf clubs after reports of vandalism in recent days.

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Greenkeepers find 95-year-old buried message

Greenkeepers find 95-year-old buried message 1

🕔11:09, 4.Feb 2022

Greenkeepers at Golf House Club, Elie in Scotland have found a 95-year-old packet of cigarettes in a bottle, which contained a message written by greenkeepers in the 1920s, hidden on the course.

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Club ferries golfers from the airport in battery-powered vehicle

Club ferries golfers from the airport in battery-powered vehicle 0

🕔18:17, 3.Feb 2022

A Scottish golf club is chauffeuring guests both to and from the local airport and from its clubhouse to its lodges in a fully electric van.

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Devastation to golf clubs as storms wreak havoc

Devastation to golf clubs as storms wreak havoc 1

🕔10:58, 1.Feb 2022

Golf clubs across Scotland and northern England have been posting shocking pictures of the devastation to their courses after they were hit by recent storms.

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Woman named first ever female captain of a golf club in Ireland

Woman named first ever female captain of a golf club in Ireland 1

🕔19:58, 31.Jan 2022

Dungannon Golf Club in Northern Ireland has become the first golf club in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to appoint a woman as its overall captain.

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Here’s three of the most significant developments from January for the golf industry

Here’s three of the most significant developments from January for the golf industry 0

🕔18:09, 31.Jan 2022

From pandemic year two golf participation data showing even better results than year one, to this publication getting a new publisher, we look at important developments in the golf industry in January 2022.

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Gareth Bale becomes R&A ambassador

Gareth Bale becomes R&A ambassador 1

🕔13:05, 31.Jan 2022

Footballer Gareth Bale has been named as a global ambassador for The R&A – a role that will see him inspire new audiences around the world into playing golf.

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£240k municipal driving range in Merseyside opens

£240k municipal driving range in Merseyside opens 0

🕔09:05, 31.Jan 2022

A new 10-bay driving range, located at Bootle Golf Course in Merseyside, has opened.

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Golf club to end memberships

Golf club to end memberships 0

🕔10:52, 30.Jan 2022

A golf club has applied for planning permission to build lodges that will reduce the length of its course – a move that may result in it only allowing guests staying at the lodges to use the venue.

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