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Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business

Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business 0

🕔09:31, 13.Oct 2011

“We don’t try and compete with Sunningdale or Wentworth.”

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Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery 0

🕔09:24, 13.Oct 2011

What is needed to run a course well?

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Steven Brown: Making your food and beverage operation more profitable

Steven Brown: Making your food and beverage operation more profitable 0

🕔16:32, 12.Oct 2011

In this feature we are going to focus upon the use of facts and data that are available to you to use as control mechanisms in your food and beverage operation leading to greater efficiency and profitability.

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Club Profile: Turnberry Golf Club

Club Profile: Turnberry Golf Club 1

🕔16:26, 12.Oct 2011

The club has become part of a modern hotel and resort, but its bond with the past remains as strong as ever.

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Noel Mackenzie: The winter diseases clubs need to be wary of

Noel Mackenzie: The winter diseases clubs need to be wary of 0

🕔16:15, 12.Oct 2011

Late December and early January are not very nice times of year for grass.

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Club Profile: Goodwood’s innovative membership subscription scheme

Club Profile: Goodwood’s innovative membership subscription scheme 2

🕔14:05, 12.Oct 2011

The Goodwood House is currently home to Lord March, who took over the management of the Goodwood Estate Company, and chairmanship of Goodwood’s main golf course, from his father.

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Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage

Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage 0

🕔13:54, 12.Oct 2011

To keep turf healthy and maintain continuity of service, greenkeepers need to do everything possible to ensure that their courses can cope with prolonged wet weather and sudden influxes of water.

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Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments?

Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments? 0

🕔09:56, 12.Oct 2011

“For the Open championships, enormous security measures are always put into operation.”

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Welsh council bails out loss-making club

Welsh council bails out loss-making club 0

🕔06:47, 12.Oct 2011

Parc Garnant, a council-owned golf club in Carmarthenshire which was costing its county council £150,000 per year to run, has been handed over to a private firm to run, under a 25-year lease.

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Essex club keeps greens green due to composting

Essex club keeps greens green due to composting 0

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2011

There are a number of reasons why compost, produced from garden waste such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, has such good water retention properties and can be of considerable benefit.

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Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist

Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist 0

🕔15:53, 11.Oct 2011

One of Britain’s top agronomists has said that golf clubs should renovate their tees, greens and fairways as far ahead of winter as possible.

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The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015

The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015 0

🕔09:35, 11.Oct 2011

The R&A has announced that the Old Course at St Andrews, officially the oldest golf course in the world, will host the 2015 Open Championship.

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Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant

Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant 0

🕔11:26, 10.Oct 2011

A National Lottery programme has given a grant of £2,000 to a Nottinghamshire golf club to help it work more with juniors.

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Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club

Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club 0

🕔15:54, 9.Oct 2011

The actor, author and television presenter, Stephen Fry, has been granted honorary life membership at Connemara Golf Club in Ireland.

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Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse

Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse 1

🕔07:35, 8.Oct 2011

Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa has begun using its own woodchip to heat its clubhouse and hotel, ensuring the club is both carbon neutral and is saving thousands of pounds.

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Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens

Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens 2

🕔09:16, 5.Oct 2011

A mini-golf ‘Pirate Island Adventure Golf’ activity centre has been opened at Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes.

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‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers

‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers 2

🕔09:35, 29.Sep 2011

A Cambridgeshire golf club, which sprays its course with natural sugars and carbohydrates instead of fertilisers and pesticides, has claimed it is the first in Europe in which the greenkeepers use no chemicals.

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Praise for The Wisley following course renovation

Praise for The Wisley following course renovation 0

🕔14:36, 28.Sep 2011

The Wisley has received significant praise after its nine-hole Church course was reconstructed under the project management of course manager Stephen Byrne.

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What is the role of a course manager?

What is the role of a course manager? 4

🕔16:11, 13.Sep 2011

A good course manager runs his / her business as if it’s their own, while ensuring that the golfers have an enjoyable experience.

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Are online tee times for your club?

Are online tee times for your club? 0

🕔16:04, 13.Sep 2011

It seems that every week another golf club revamps its website for one main purpose: to make it possible for members, and increasingly visitors, to book tee times on the facility.

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How to use clubhouse space more efficiently

How to use clubhouse space more efficiently 3

🕔16:00, 13.Sep 2011

Refurbishing the clubhouse is ambitious, expensive and can be risky – even for the wealthier clubs.

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Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls

Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls 1

🕔15:53, 13.Sep 2011

Rule 24-1a does not require the player to mark the position of the ball but it is considered good practice to do so as if the ball does move, the player can be certain that the ball is returned to its original position.

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Why defibrillators are saving lives at golf clubs

Why defibrillators are saving lives at golf clubs 3

🕔14:13, 13.Sep 2011

‘The chances of the golfer surviving an attack increases ‘greatly’ from less than five per cent without one.’

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Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons

Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons 0

🕔13:53, 13.Sep 2011

We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, and this mantra, when it refers to coaching, has proven, and is proving, to be true and particularly beneficial to golf clubs.

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Scotland to invest £2 million in golf

Scotland to invest £2 million in golf 1

🕔14:32, 12.Sep 2011

The Scottish government is to copy the Ryder Cup model set by the Welsh Assembly, by investing £2 million in golf clubs.

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