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Dale Hill GC to host ‘speedgolf’ tournament

Dale Hill GC to host ‘speedgolf’ tournament 0

🕔15:59, 19.Apr 2016

Dale Hill Golf Club in East Sussex is to host the British Open Speedgolf Championships on the same day the men’s golf final takes place at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

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Danny Willett learnt golf on a municipal course

Danny Willett learnt golf on a municipal course 2

🕔11:53, 12.Apr 2016

The 2016 Masters champion, Danny Willett, learnt golf on municipal golf courses in the north of England, it has been revealed.

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HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course

HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course 0

🕔10:58, 30.Mar 2016

A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course.

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National press reveal Gerrard denied golf club membership

National press reveal Gerrard denied golf club membership 0

🕔11:54, 15.Mar 2016

A prestigious Merseyside golf club has reportedly refused former England football captain Steven Gerrard membership because of his reputation off the pitch.

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Pregnant cow from farm 18 miles away found on golf course

Pregnant cow from farm 18 miles away found on golf course 0

🕔11:47, 2.Mar 2016

A farmer has recounted the astonishing story of how a member of staff at Eden Golf Club in Cumbria found one of his pregnant cows on the course – after she had been swept 18 miles along a river.

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Primary school builds a nine-hole golf course

Primary school builds a nine-hole golf course 0

🕔13:54, 26.Feb 2016

A primary school in the Midlands has built a nine-hole golf course in its grounds and put golf on its curriculum, amid feedback that the game is beneficial for young children.

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Wentworth members threaten legal action over fee hike

Wentworth members threaten legal action over fee hike 4

🕔14:30, 15.Feb 2016

Members of Wentworth Club have formed an action group to block plans to reduce the number of members and massively increase the rates they pay, and have threatened legal action against their own club’s owner.

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Bale and Rooney build golf courses in their gardens

Bale and Rooney build golf courses in their gardens 1

🕔12:13, 9.Feb 2016

Arguably Britain’s two most famous footballers have both built a golf course in their gardens in the last few weeks.

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Hole-by-hole flyovers and promotional videos set to continue for 2016

Hole-by-hole flyovers and promotional videos set to continue for 2016 0 Updated

🕔07:29, 4.Feb 2016

Aerial videos filmed from drones flying over the course were one of the hot topics of the British golf industry in 2015 and it’s a trend set to continue into 2016.

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Chamber of Commerce women team up with golf club

Chamber of Commerce women team up with golf club 0

🕔12:09, 1.Feb 2016

A Midlands golf club has formed an innovative partnership with local businesswomen which is already helping both parties.

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British Heart Foundation newsletter gets BT employees into golf

British Heart Foundation newsletter gets BT employees into golf 0

🕔14:59, 26.Jan 2016

Several employees of BT have given a ringing endorsement to golf after the company funded an event for them thanks to a British Heart Foundation newsletter.

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‘Some golf clubs will need to set up trading subsidiaries’

‘Some golf clubs will need to set up trading subsidiaries’ 1

🕔12:20, 22.Jan 2016

A tax expert has said that some golf clubs will need to set up a trading subsidiary due to a change in legislation regarding Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC), which comes in shortly.

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Golf club will sell up to a housing developer and relocate

Golf club will sell up to a housing developer and relocate 0

🕔12:35, 13.Jan 2016

Darlington Golf Club is hoping to build a new venue after it agrees that its current location should be converted into housing.

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Bernard Gallacher defibrillator saves a golfer’s life

Bernard Gallacher defibrillator saves a golfer’s life 1 Updated

🕔08:00, 8.Jan 2016

A club that purchased a defibrillator as part of Bernard Gallacher’s campaign to have one in every golf venue in the UK has used it on a golfer who was having a heart attack on the course, and it probably saved his life.

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Four more golf clubs close for good

Four more golf clubs close for good 2

🕔12:06, 15.Dec 2015

Any optimism that the golf industry was in a state of recovery has been shaken over the news that at least four major golf clubs have all closed down for good or are about to.

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This golf club has devised a unique way to combat slow play

This golf club has devised a unique way to combat slow play 0

🕔11:20, 7.Dec 2015

A golf club that offered golfers who finished their rounds quickly a free pint of beer this summer is entering all visitors who complete their rounds in less than four hours into a unique competition.

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Golf club offers family-only coaching

Golf club offers family-only coaching 0

🕔11:27, 3.Dec 2015

A golf club in Chesterfield has launched family-only coaching in an effort to appeal to more women and children to play the game.

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CONGU announces new handicapping changes

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🕔11:23, 26.Nov 2015

The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) has announced that its revised handicapping system has been updated and the new changes will come in on January 1, 2016.

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Strictly members-only golf club opens up to the public

Strictly members-only golf club opens up to the public 0

🕔17:59, 20.Nov 2015

A golf club that was strictly members-only has decided to allow non-members to visit the club. The move is being seen as a sign that the industry is in a state of modernisation due to financial necessity.

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Sponsored feature: Imagine the IT benefits Surrey Downs Golf Club has seen

Sponsored feature: Imagine the IT benefits Surrey Downs Golf Club has seen 0

🕔16:58, 15.Nov 2015

Surrey Downs is a thriving golf club and one of several in the UK that has turned to Imagination to supply its IT system.

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Greg Norman has radical ideas to improve the state of golf

Greg Norman has radical ideas to improve the state of golf 4

🕔14:49, 9.Nov 2015

Greg Norman calls for relaxed dress codes, a 12-hole format of golf and even music in buggies to address the large drop in participation over the last few years.

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Greenkeeper saw stolen golf clubs on eBay

Greenkeeper saw stolen golf clubs on eBay 0

🕔15:37, 6.Nov 2015

A greenkeeper at Cleeve Hill Golf Club in Gloucestershire, who had his golf clubs stolen from the club, saw them up for sale on auction website eBay.

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‘Movember’ targets golf clubs

‘Movember’ targets golf clubs 0

🕔12:41, 19.Oct 2015

The Movember Foundation, which is most famous for running events involving the growing of moustaches in November to raise awarewess about prostate cancer, is linking up with golf clubs this year.

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Official wine of the next Ryder Cup named

Official wine of the next Ryder Cup named 0 Updated

🕔01:23, 10.Oct 2015

Mouton Cadet has been named as the official wine for the 2016 Ryder Cup, which will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

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Properties overlooking top golf courses are worth more than double similar houses nearby

Properties overlooking top golf courses are worth more than double similar houses nearby 0

🕔15:58, 5.Oct 2015

The average price of a house built on or overlooking a prestigious UK golf course is approximately 140 percent higher than a similar house just a few yards away from the golf club.

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5% of all air ambulance missions are to treat golfers

5% of all air ambulance missions are to treat golfers 0

🕔11:57, 28.Sep 2015

One in 20 of all missions carried out by air ambulances are to treat golfers who have usually suffered a heart attack on the course, surprising new figures reveal.

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Children’s charity reaches out to golf clubs for one hour

Children’s charity reaches out to golf clubs for one hour 0

🕔14:57, 22.Sep 2015

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is calling on every UK golf club to spend one hour raising funds for it this October.

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