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Who is ‘The Golf Mole’?

Who is ‘The Golf Mole’? 0

🕔14:11, 15.Dec 2011

A number of companies that supply products to golf clubs are asking ‘who is ‘The Golf Mole’?’ after an email was sent around the industry yesterday and today. Sent from

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Coventry GC installs 16 solar PV panels

Coventry GC installs 16 solar PV panels 1

🕔12:01, 15.Dec 2011

Coventry Golf Club has cut its electricity bills by 25 per cent, and will be paid over £50,000 by the government for doing so, after it installed a 16-panel solar PV construction on its clubhouse roof. The club, which has

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Clubs warned not to use foreign decoders

Clubs warned not to use foreign decoders 0

🕔13:16, 13.Dec 2011

Golf clubs in the UK have been warned by a top barrister not to use foreign decoders to broadcast Premier League football matches to their customers in their clubhouses – for the time being at least. Karen Murphy, a pub

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Club to be converted into a primary school

Club to be converted into a primary school 0

🕔13:26, 11.Dec 2011

Hele Park Golf Centre in Devon is set to be converted into a new primary school, 750 homes, a community centre, a shop and other sports facilities. The nine-hole golf club entered a financial agreement with Commercial Estates Group (CEG),

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Kath Bentley: Greenkeepers should aerate as much as possible

Kath Bentley: Greenkeepers should aerate as much as possible 1

🕔12:28, 11.Dec 2011

The ‘Holy Grail’ can be described as a sacred object figuring into literature, most often identified with the cup of Jesus at the Last Supper and said to possess miraculous powers. I wouldn’t go as far to say that aeration

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Lawrie opened junior facility

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🕔10:40, 11.Dec 2011

Former Open champion, Paul Lawrie, who came second in the Dubai World Championship this week, opened a junior golf facility at Shetland Golf Club, one of Scotland’s most northerly clubs, earlier this year. The facility offers junior coaching through the

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Dr Ruth Mann: Why sprayers are becoming more efficient

Dr Ruth Mann: Why sprayers are becoming more efficient 0

🕔19:20, 10.Dec 2011

Traditionally, on golf courses, we tend to apply plant protection products in a high water rate (300 – 1,000 l ha-1) using conventional flat fan nozzles. The high water rate means it can be a time consuming job, with numerous

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Club profile: Prague City Golf Club

Club profile: Prague City Golf Club 0

🕔19:04, 10.Dec 2011

The pay-and-play trend shows few signs of slackening in the UK, and this is being mirrored abroad, particularly in Eastern Europe, where the Czech Republic is spearheading the surge of interest in the sport. Another kind of ‘Prague spring’ sprang

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Machrihanish and Kingsbarns represented on GTS board

Machrihanish and Kingsbarns represented on GTS board 1

🕔18:20, 10.Dec 2011

Machrihanish Dunes and Kingsbarns Golf Links are to be represented on the board of Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS). The trade body promotes Scotland’s golf offering around the world. The new board members, John Drysdale and David DeSmith, representing Machrihanish Dunes,

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Woburn murder suspect appears in court

Woburn murder suspect appears in court 0

🕔13:46, 8.Dec 2011

A man charged with the murder of a teenager whose body was found at Woburn Golf Club in 2000 has appeared in court. Shahidul Ahmed, 40, from Bletchley, appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody. He

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Knott End rejects gas company’s offers

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🕔13:29, 8.Dec 2011

The members of Knott End Golf Club in Lancashire have rejected three offers from a natural gas company to buy part of the golf course. Halite Energy, a group that runs underground natural gas storage facilities, offered £40,000 for 2.5

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Multi-course owner joins eco programme

Multi-course owner joins eco programme 0

🕔13:16, 8.Dec 2011

Burhill Golf & Leisure has become the world’s first multi-course owning business to enrol in the Golf Environment Organisation’s (GEO) OnCourse Programme for all 10 of the golf clubs the group owns. The OnCourse Programme will provide Burhill with a

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Belfry pro switches to St Andrews

Belfry pro switches to St Andrews 0

🕔11:45, 7.Dec 2011

Golf teaching professional Blair Cross has joined the team of instructors at St Andrews Links Golf Academy. He moves to the Home of Golf from The Belfry. Blair, 26, underwent his PGA training at the renowned Ryder Cup venue and was

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Spurs and Man City miss out on top groundsman award

Spurs and Man City miss out on top groundsman award 0

🕔12:20, 6.Dec 2011

The groundsmen who look after White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur’s football ground, and the Etihad Stadium, the venue that Manchester City play at, have been beaten to the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) ‘Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year’ award by a

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Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC

Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC 0

🕔15:05, 5.Dec 2011

Solheim Cup winning captain Alison Nicholas MBE, and rising ladies’ European Tour star Felicity Johnson, have been teaching youngsters at Hagley Golf & Country Club in the West Midlands. The two golfers are ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ ambassadors for the charity, the Golf Foundation.

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Windlesham launches new pro shop

Windlesham launches new pro shop 0

🕔14:31, 5.Dec 2011

Windlesham Golf Club, which has eight PGA professionals, has re-launched its pro shop, one of the most successful golf retail businesses in the south east of England. It also plans to launch the store in an online capacity in 2012.

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TGI chair calls for club pros to have ‘more strings to their bows’

TGI chair calls for club pros to have ‘more strings to their bows’ 1

🕔14:15, 5.Dec 2011

The chairman of the TGI Golf Partnership, Gordon Stewart, has said that PGA professionals must promote their skills and services more than they ever have before. Reflecting on how the role of the PGA professional has changed since he qualified

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Brian Cook: Make golf more about strokes than holes

Brian Cook: Make golf more about strokes than holes 0

🕔16:41, 4.Dec 2011

Traditional golf has evolved over the centuries into the modern game that we enjoy / endure today. At the highest level, it is played with high tech equipment over an expensively manicured course with luxurious clubhouse facilities; and for fabulous

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Energy MP opens club’s biomass boiler

Energy MP opens club’s biomass boiler 0

🕔15:47, 2.Dec 2011

A senior MP has opened Kemnay Golf Club’s new biomass boiler, which the Scottish government gave the club £36,000 to install. A biomass boiler burns waste wood – which often fits in with a golf club’s woodland management plan –

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Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event

Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event 0

🕔17:20, 29.Nov 2011

The chairman of the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), Jim Robinson, has praised the English Women’s Golf La Manga Club Challenge, which took place in Spain recently. The four-day event attracted a bumper field for some competitive off-season golf and plenty

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Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve

Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve 0

🕔17:10, 29.Nov 2011

The general manager of one of the Algarve’s biggest golf courses has said that 2011 has seen a significant rise in British golfers visiting the region. Jorge Almeida, general manager of Vale d’Oliveiras Resort & Spa, said that his club

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Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge

Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge 0

🕔17:02, 29.Nov 2011

David Green revealed ice in his veins to coolly par the closing hole and earn his Dukinfield Golf Club victory in the inaugural Lombard Challenge, a PGA pro-captain Tournament. The 31-year-old, who has been head pro at the Manchester club

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The Marrakech Golf Club to open next year

The Marrakech Golf Club to open next year 0

🕔16:56, 29.Nov 2011

The Marrakech Golf Club, Assoufid, one of the best new courses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, featuring spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, is set to open in spring 2012. The championship layout, a design by Scottish

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Golf clubs can apply for RHI

Golf clubs can apply for RHI 2

🕔15:31, 29.Nov 2011

Golf clubs can now apply for the lucrative Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – a government-backed scheme that will pay them for generating heat and hot water via renewable heating technologies. As from November 28, 2011, clubs can apply to Ofgem

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Ballot for Old Course tee times moved

Ballot for Old Course tee times moved 0

🕔15:17, 28.Nov 2011

The ballot for tee times on the world famous Old Course at St Andrews will be changing to being drawn two days ahead from January 2012. The ballot has been drawn one day ahead for many years but St Andrews

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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 industries; some businesses worse than others. They are locally, depriving

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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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