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Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’

Epping Golf Club recruits 20 new members a year from its ‘Mighty Masters’ 0

🕔16:07, 17.Oct 2011

During the Easter holidays Epping Golf Club hosts its annual ‘Mighty Masters’ golf tournament.

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How free marketing boosted club’s membership

How free marketing boosted club’s membership 0

🕔16:00, 17.Oct 2011

In one 18 month period, the club increased its full male members by 75, lady members by 30 and social members by 67.

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Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course

Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course 0

🕔15:44, 17.Oct 2011

Described as the one ‘they all want to play’, the West Course, or Burma Road, is arguably Britain’s most famous golf course.

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Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery 0

🕔15:30, 17.Oct 2011

The business of managing fine turf for good putting green speeds is demanding and at nearly all courses these days it is a 365 day-a-year operation with around 2.5 hours of triple mowing undertaken per day as an average for 18 holes.

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Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK

Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK 0

🕔10:27, 17.Oct 2011

The parent company of TopGolf, which runs driving ranges in England, has been named as one of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Businesses’.

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11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’

11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’ 0

🕔10:17, 17.Oct 2011

More than 11,500 golfers have entered the inaugural HowDidiDo order of merit which runs until the end of this October.

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Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’

Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’ 0

🕔09:44, 17.Oct 2011

Nominees for this year’s golf industry awards have been announced by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS), the industry’s national trade body.

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Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf

Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf 0

🕔09:34, 17.Oct 2011

Probably the biggest area of turf supply is the finishing off of tee constructions and bunker refurbishments during the winter months. The turf will vary depending on the type of surface and the situation.

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The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers

The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers 0

🕔14:56, 16.Oct 2011

One of the most famous golf clubs in the world – The Belfry – has begun marketing itself to beginner golfers.

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Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines

Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines 0

🕔14:40, 15.Oct 2011

Douglas Valley Golf Club in Bolton has applied to its local council to install two wind turbines on its golf course.

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The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times

The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times 0

🕔17:14, 14.Oct 2011

The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury has abolished its dress code – and even tee times – for one of its courses, in a bid to attract more beginners to the club.

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Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is

Steven Brown: The calculations needed to work out how profitable your F&B stock is 0

🕔17:06, 14.Oct 2011

You can become an expert in the field of stock control.

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Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer 0

🕔15:45, 13.Oct 2011

Summer preparation requires planning when the inevitable need to restore and replenish the playing surfaces through renovations is being considered.

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How to make your golf club disability friendly

How to make your golf club disability friendly 0

🕔09:36, 13.Oct 2011

The process of making your golf club accessible starts by first identifying how your course and clubhouse present the barriers that make a person’s impairment disabling.

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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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