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Volunteers are saving a golf course from 12 feet of flooding

Volunteers are saving a golf course from 12 feet of flooding 2

🕔13:12, 22.Jan 2024

Volunteers have been moving thousands of sandbags to help protect a golf club near Lincoln, which may have been hit by half a million pounds-worth of flood damage.

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Norfolk golf club set to be sold to its tenant

Norfolk golf club set to be sold to its tenant 0

🕔12:36, 19.Jan 2024

A golf club that was purchased by its local council 17 years ago is set to be sold back to its tenant.

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Leeds club ‘facing closure’ over repeated vandalism

Leeds club ‘facing closure’ over repeated vandalism 2

🕔13:18, 18.Jan 2024

A golf club in Leeds has said it may be forced to close due to repeated vandalism.

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7% pay rise recommended for golf club staff

7% pay rise recommended for golf club staff 3

🕔11:12, 16.Jan 2024

The Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) has recommended a seven percent increase in the salaries of golf club staff for 2024, and nine percent for assistant greenkeepers.

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Historic club offers lifetime memberships to fund coastal erosion work

Historic club offers lifetime memberships to fund coastal erosion work 3

🕔09:49, 16.Jan 2024

One of the world’s oldest links venues, Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, is offering a lifetime overseas golf membership to help pay for protection against storms.

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Centurion Club plans to build 10 more holes

Centurion Club plans to build 10 more holes 0

🕔14:28, 15.Jan 2024

An 18-hole Hertfordshire golf club has submitted a plan to build 10 additional holes.

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Thieves stole 10,000 golf balls from club

Thieves stole 10,000 golf balls from club 0

🕔13:16, 12.Jan 2024

Thieves stole more than 10,000 golf balls from a golf club in Kent that had just reopened after years of closure in an overnight raid shortly before Christmas.

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Dorset venue to entirely close down

Dorset venue to entirely close down 3

🕔11:29, 11.Jan 2024

A golf club, hotel and spa in Dorset that said it would close its golf operation down this year has now announced that the entire venue will permanently close.

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CEO of The R&A, Martin Slumbers, to step down

CEO of The R&A, Martin Slumbers, to step down 3

🕔11:47, 10.Jan 2024

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A and secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, is to step down by the end of 2024 after what will be nine years in the role.

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The average UK golf club generated £164k in green fee income in 2023

The average UK golf club generated £164k in green fee income in 2023 9

🕔13:39, 9.Jan 2024

New research of nearly 200 golf clubs has found that the average club in the UK and Ireland generated £163,952 in casual green fee income in 2023 – eight percent higher than the previous record year of 2022.

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Rolls of Monmouth to build driving range

Rolls of Monmouth to build driving range 1

🕔12:25, 8.Jan 2024

An historic Welsh site, which became a golf club in 1982, with a Grade II-listed manor house for a clubhouse, is to build a driving range.

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Nine-hole golf booming in England

Nine-hole golf booming in England 2

🕔12:30, 5.Jan 2024

England Golf has reported that golf participation in 2023 was up compared with 2022’s high numbers, and nine-hole golf has seen a sharp rise.

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Love Golf UK takes over third venue

Love Golf UK takes over third venue 7

🕔16:06, 4.Jan 2024

A golf course operator that was established in 2019 has taken over its third golf club.

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Another club reveals at least 100 members joined in 2023

Another club reveals at least 100 members joined in 2023 1

🕔12:28, 4.Jan 2024

A Scottish golf club has become the third UK venue in a few days to reveal that more than 100 people joined it in the last 12 months, while a Portuguese venue has stated 2023 was its best year ever.

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UK golf clubs are reintroducing joining fees

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🕔12:02, 3.Jan 2024

The boom in golf participation in the last four years has resulted in some golf clubs reintroducing joining fees, a new survey has found.

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Here’s three important stories from the last month of 2023

Here’s three important stories from the last month of 2023 0

🕔13:04, 1.Jan 2024

From a royal club wanting to be treated by its community as a flexible working location to some salient points made about saving a nine-hole course, 2023 ended with an idea of trends we might expect to see in 2024.

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Redundancies at Ayrshire golf operator

Redundancies at Ayrshire golf operator 0

🕔11:48, 1.Jan 2024

An Ayrshire charity that runs three golf courses has carried out a series of redundancies – and has been accused of not realising that at least one of the managers it was letting go also worked as a greenkeeper.

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Scottish resort is saved and will be invested in

Scottish resort is saved and will be invested in 2

🕔12:28, 20.Dec 2023

A Scottish golf resort that fell into administration a few months ago has been rescued and major expansion plans for it ‘to rival Gleneagles’ have been revealed.

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Plan to build staff accommodation at rural golf club is rejected

Plan to build staff accommodation at rural golf club is rejected 1

🕔11:48, 19.Dec 2023

A Scottish golf club’s bid to build a family home, which would have been “essential to the daily operations”, has been rejected.

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Council criticised for plan to close nine-hole golf course

Council criticised for plan to close nine-hole golf course 0

🕔12:24, 15.Dec 2023

A London council is facing criticism for its proposal to close down a popular golf course.

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Six greens ‘completely ruined’ by vandals at Essex club

Six greens ‘completely ruined’ by vandals at Essex club 11

🕔10:39, 15.Dec 2023

Vandals have caused damage that is believed to be in excess of £100,000 to a golf course in Essex.

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Wealthy American businessman makes offer to buy Scottish club

Wealthy American businessman makes offer to buy Scottish club 2

🕔12:01, 12.Dec 2023

A Scottish golf club has revealed a wealthy American businessman has made a surprise offer to buy it.

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“100 people joined our club this year”

“100 people joined our club this year” 6

🕔11:30, 11.Dec 2023

A historic Cumbrian golf club that saw a membership slump a decade ago has found that 2023 has been its most successful year in modern history.

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Cornwall golf club sold to husband and wife

Cornwall golf club sold to husband and wife 0

🕔11:54, 8.Dec 2023

A golf club with stunning views overlooking Falmouth Bay has been sold to a local husband and wife team.

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BurgGolf and UGolf form partnership

BurgGolf and UGolf form partnership 5

🕔12:56, 4.Dec 2023

The biggest golf operator in the Netherlands, BurgGolf, which operates six courses, has formed a partnership with Europe’s largest golf course management company, UGolf International, which runs 100+ venues.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club closes down

Historic Yorkshire golf club closes down 3

🕔12:09, 2.Dec 2023

A Yorkshire golf club that opened in 1911 has closed down.

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Old Tom Morris and James Braid course to be enhanced

Old Tom Morris and James Braid course to be enhanced 3

🕔12:20, 1.Dec 2023

Lundin Golf Club in Fife has announced extensive plans to enhance its course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris in the 1860s and later extended by James Braid.

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