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Howard Swan: Creating a sustainable golf facility

Howard Swan: Creating a sustainable golf facility 0

🕔15:39, 27.Nov 2011

Over the past three years we’ve heard enough about times being tough … and of course they are. They are globally; some places a lot worse than others, in most

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Castletown sold in multi-million pound deal

Castletown sold in multi-million pound deal 0

🕔10:05, 26.Nov 2011

Castletown Golf Links, considered to be the best golf course on the Isle of Man, has been bought by a South African businessman “in a multi-million pound deal”. Philip Vermeulen, who lives on the island and runs a company called

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Irish club to sell off nationalist paintings

Irish club to sell off nationalist paintings 0

🕔18:26, 22.Nov 2011

Paintings that depict the Proclamation of the Irish Republic are to be sold by Druids Glen Golf Resort in Ireland and the money gained will fund a refurbishment of the clubhouse. The seven portraits, which depict the seven signatories of

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Politicians oppose third Guernsey course

Politicians oppose third Guernsey course 0

🕔18:11, 22.Nov 2011

Plans to build what would only be the third 18-hole golf course in Guernsey have been opposed by two senior local politicians. Elected representatives Tony Spruce, who sits on the public services board, and Robert Sillars, a member of the

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Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k

Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k 0

🕔14:46, 20.Nov 2011

Members of Warrenpoint Golf Club in Northern Ireland could lose nearly £4,000 on a loan payment they made in 2005. The club set up a financial scheme six years ago, in which every member invested £4,500 so that the club

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Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis

Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis 0

🕔14:33, 20.Nov 2011

Tamworth Golf Centre in Staffordshire has entered into a Corporate Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors, which it owes nearly £200,000 to. The deal will see the municipal course pay its debts over an agreed period of time. However, its

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Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club

Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club 1

🕔14:16, 12.Nov 2011

A former goalkeeper for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is to sue Turnberry Hotel and Golf Club in Scotland after he fell off a ladder there two years ago. Peter McCloy was working at the world-famous golf resort as a starter in

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Saunton GC raises £13k for chemo unit

Saunton GC raises £13k for chemo unit 0

🕔10:24, 12.Nov 2011

Saunton Golf Club in Devon has raised more than £13,000 for a new chemotherapy unit at North Devon District Hospital. A charity golf event last month featured 75 players and was supported by more than 40 golf club suppliers and

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Caledonian GC rejects proposed merger

Caledonian GC rejects proposed merger 0

🕔10:20, 12.Nov 2011

The members of one golf club in Aberdeen have rejected an offer to merge with another two clubs following fears for the future of all three due to the loss of a local football stadium. Northern, Bon Accord and Caledonian

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Robbery at Alwickbury Park Golf Club

Robbery at Alwickbury Park Golf Club 0

🕔09:57, 12.Nov 2011

Alwickbury Park Golf Club’s greenkeeping shed has been broken into and power tools have been stolen. The incident happened at the Hertfordshire club during daylight on a weekday afternoon nearly three weeks ago. A Stihl pole saw, a Kawasaki strimmer,

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Tenby Golf Club raises £1,500 for Alzheimer’s

Tenby Golf Club raises £1,500 for Alzheimer’s 0

🕔09:49, 12.Nov 2011

Tenby Golf Club’s ladies’ section has raised £1,500 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, following a year of fundraising. The sum was raised through a range of events that included a Boxing Day swim and a

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How to use data to boost your membership categories

How to use data to boost your membership categories 0

🕔16:33, 11.Nov 2011

In this article Sue Froggatt highlights the different types of research options, including the advantages of e-surveys and the key questions people ask when conducting research A common problem for membership associations is a tendency to be disproportionally influenced by

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Brian Butler: Undertaking a fire risk assessment

Brian Butler: Undertaking a fire risk assessment 1

🕔16:29, 11.Nov 2011

In 1992 the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations made it obligatory for all employers to undertake risk assessments. At that time there was confusion of how exactly to record the risk assessments. There was great excitement among

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The fire risk from an unclean grease-extract ventilation system

The fire risk from an unclean grease-extract ventilation system 0

🕔16:20, 11.Nov 2011

Most golf club managers will be familiar with the visit from the environmental health officer (EHO). Satisfying the local EHO that the catering facility is being operated in compliance with all the food hygiene regulations will be well known to

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Surviving the loss of a profit-making chef

Surviving the loss of a profit-making chef 1

🕔16:14, 11.Nov 2011

Monday Morning! It was a good weekend, the president’s dinner went well, takings were good and the new kitchen performed faultlessly! All is sweetness and light! Two minutes later there is a knock at your office door. It’s the head

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Using the non-golfing season to attract juniors

Using the non-golfing season to attract juniors 0

🕔16:08, 11.Nov 2011

The period of late autumn through to early spring may not be a great time for golf clubs to launch recruitment drives to low handicap adults, but, as the pro is less busy and children can try out the game

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Royal Navy golf club to close – in one week

Royal Navy golf club to close – in one week 0

🕔20:56, 10.Nov 2011

Culdrose Golf Club in Cornwall, a 50-year-old golf club owned by the Royal Navy, is to close. The club, which lies on a Royal Navy Air Station, will shut in just one week, after the base installed radio and radar

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Optician to study golf to help the visually impaired

Optician to study golf to help the visually impaired 0

🕔10:47, 8.Nov 2011

A Derbyshire-based optician is to study golf and optics in a bid to become one of only 70 independent opticians in the UK who have a diploma in Sportvision Practice. Michael Carr, of Stanley H Field opticians, hopes to advise

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Club offers children an escape from crime

Club offers children an escape from crime 0

🕔20:03, 7.Nov 2011

Caversham Heath Golf Club in Henley has teamed up with the police to offer wayward children a route out of petty crime. The club is offering two days of golf tuition to children that a local community support officer believes

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Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly

Clyne Golf Club manager dies suddenly 0

🕔14:07, 4.Nov 2011

The manager of Clyne Golf Club in Wales, David Thomas, has died suddenly. Thomas, 62, was a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) since 2005 and formerly the manager of Neath Golf Club. He was a retired banker

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Kingsbarns wins best course award

Kingsbarns wins best course award 0

🕔11:19, 4.Nov 2011

Kingsbarns Golf Links has been named Scottish ‘Golf Course of the Year’ at the Golf Tourism Scotland’s (GTS) Gold Standard Awards at Fairmont St Andrews. This year’s gala evening saw the presentation of 11 awards including a ‘Special Achievement’ gong

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Some can still benefit from FiT returns after December 11

Some can still benefit from FiT returns after December 11 0

🕔11:06, 3.Nov 2011

Two companies believe it is still possible to receive returns on solar panel investments of more than 10 per cent, even after the December 11 deadline when the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate drops significantly, provided it is carried out by

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Whitehead hit as turbine company goes bust

Whitehead hit as turbine company goes bust 0

🕔10:47, 3.Nov 2011

Whitehead Golf Club in Northern Ireland has two wind turbines that are not in operation after the company that manufactured them fell into receivership. The 15kW P35-2 turbines were installed in 2010 and its manufacturer, Proven, detected a problem with

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Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference

Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference 0

🕔10:48, 2.Nov 2011

The 2012 Surrey County Coaching Conference will take place at Blue Mountain Golf Centre, in Wood Lane, Berkshire on January 16 and 17, 2012. The event, being run in conjunction with the Surrey County Golf Partnership and supported by England Golf, provides

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Barry Hill: Your golf club will never get a second chance to make a first impression

Barry Hill: Your golf club will never get a second chance to make a first impression 0

🕔17:22, 31.Oct 2011

No matter how attractive the golf course, how impressive the history of the club, times have changed. Even the best established of golf clubs can no longer sit back and wait for members to flock to their doors. Many clubs

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7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years

7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years 0

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2011

More than 7,000 schoolchildren at 250 schools have been introduced to golf across the Midlands thanks to the charity the Golf Foundation and the University of Birmingham. Students on the PGA-backed university’s Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS) degree have been

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Solar panels and the lucrative payments clubs can secure before December 12

Solar panels and the lucrative payments clubs can secure before December 12 1

🕔16:32, 31.Oct 2011

The solar energy incentive in the UK has been taken advantage of by tens of thousands of homeowners and small and medium sized businesses, and golf clubs are perhaps better placed than anyone else to benefit. At the crux of

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