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Two more golf clubs saved from closure

Two more golf clubs saved from closure 1

🕔11:31, 17.Sep 2015

Two more golf clubs have had their futures secured despite entering severe financial difficulty.

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Inclusive golf course raises 500,000 euros via crowdfunding for expansion in 14 days

Inclusive golf course raises 500,000 euros via crowdfunding for expansion in 14 days 0

🕔14:29, 14.Sep 2015

An organisation that is building an inclusing golf course in Munich is raising a significant proportion of the capital via crowdfunding for what is thought to be the first time in golf history.

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BBC TV presenter Naga Munchetty: Golf is an amazing game for women

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🕔16:15, 8.Sep 2015

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has said that finding golf has changed her life and that the sport is fantastic for women.

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Man barred from being a director over fake Lee Westwood endorsement

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🕔14:05, 3.Sep 2015

A man who used images of Lee Westwood without his consent to convince 11 people to invest more than £25k each into a golf course, and then spent the money on gambling, has been barred from being a company director for 13 years.

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Spate of thefts rock golf clubs

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🕔11:58, 25.Aug 2015

At least three UK golf clubs have suffered robberies in the last few days.

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Golf development officer saves life of golfer

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🕔12:55, 21.Aug 2015

The golf development officer at Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has saved the life of a golfer, who suffered a heart attack on the course, by using a defibrillator on him.

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Another golf club receives free life saving AAA scans

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🕔11:35, 10.Aug 2015

Hickleton Golf Club in Yorkshire has become at least the second golf club in the UK this year to receive free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screenings for its members.

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Sponsored story: Thorndon Park Golf Club’s marketing boost after using drone photography

Sponsored story: Thorndon Park Golf Club’s marketing boost after using drone photography 0

🕔10:35, 6.Aug 2015

Thorndon Park Golf Club has seen a big change as a result of a marketing strategy that includes the addition of a new website, introduced in June.

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Win an 18-hole fly over package for your golf club, provided by Ocuair

Win an 18-hole fly over package for your golf club, provided by Ocuair 0

🕔10:23, 6.Aug 2015

Golf clubs have a challenge on their hands, with continued growth in the leisure sector forecast over the next five years, how do, asks commercial drone operator Ocuair™, they get their fair share of that growth?

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ITV weather girl backs women in golf campaign

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🕔12:18, 30.Jul 2015

An ITV weather presenter swapped the TV studio for a golf course to show her support for the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, which encourages women to play golf.

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‘Golf club committees are killing golf clubs’

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🕔15:25, 21.Jul 2015

A pioneering student who has been given a four-figure business grant to develop a product that could benefit golf clubs has said that their backward-looking committees are destroying their own venues.

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Ian Poulter praises Sky Sports over British Masters

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🕔15:20, 17.Jul 2015

Leading British golfer Ian Poulter has thanked Sky Sports for helping get the British Masters back on the European Tour schedule.

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5 clubs form Pennines golf trail to attract tourists

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🕔13:53, 14.Jul 2015

Five golf clubs along the Pennines have formed a unique partnership that offers tourists a ‘golf trail’ featuring ‘scenic beauty’.

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Another golfer receives huge payout after being hit by ball

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🕔16:29, 9.Jul 2015

An amateur golfer has become the latest to receive a large payout after being hit by a ball.

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This man probably is stupid, and he could be a golfer, but he is not a ‘stupid golfer’

This man probably is stupid, and he could be a golfer, but he is not a ‘stupid golfer’ 0

🕔14:54, 7.Jul 2015

A viral video that shows a ‘golfer’ failing to move an alligator that was sitting on its ball is in fact a three-year-old footage of a biologist trying to move a stranded reptile.

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Gleneagles becomes latest major venue to be sold

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🕔12:02, 1.Jul 2015

Gleneagles, host of the Ryder Cup last year, has been sold to the owner of a designer-budget hotel brand, and joined The Belfry, Turnberry and Wentworth in becoming a major golf sale in recent months.

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Rory McIlroy has an innovative way to get kids into golf

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🕔12:09, 25.Jun 2015

World number one golfer Rory McIlory has said that more children will play golf if the world’s best golfers have more athletic bodies.

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Manchester United stars play footgolf

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🕔16:34, 3.Jun 2015

Four Manchester United footballers have taken part in a footgolf challenge – the growing sport’s biggest ever promotion in the UK.

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Historic Welsh golf club appoints female president

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🕔15:37, 27.May 2015

A 109-year-old Welsh golf club has appointed a female president for the first time in its history.

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A novel way to birdie the 17th at Sawgrass

A novel way to birdie the 17th at Sawgrass 0

🕔15:05, 22.May 2015

For some, getting single figures on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass is an achievement, but for these two it’s not enough to birdie the hole in the conventional way.

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‘The worst is over for most golf clubs’

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🕔16:43, 19.May 2015

The director of an organisation that markets golf clubs to potential buyers has said that the worst of the financial problems that has beset the industry has come to an end.

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19 clubs launch 9-hole loyalty card scheme to tackle slow play

19 clubs launch 9-hole loyalty card scheme to tackle slow play 1

🕔10:18, 14.May 2015

Nineteen golf clubs have launched a radical loyalty card scheme to speed up golf so that it is played in half the time it normally takes.

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Man ‘with machete and stab wounds’ found by golf course

Man ‘with machete and stab wounds’ found by golf course 0

🕔11:33, 12.May 2015

Golfers at Carrick Knowe Golf Course in Edinburgh found a man covered in stab wounds and possibly with a machete this weekend, by the fourth hole.

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European Tour golfer drives taxi to subsidise income

European Tour golfer drives taxi to subsidise income 0

🕔11:59, 6.May 2015

As two golfers appear on sport’s top ten rich list, one of the UK’s leading professional golfers reveals he drives a taxi to support his family.

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Former GCMA president receives Gerald Micklem Award

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🕔10:18, 27.Apr 2015

The former president of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), David Harrison, has received the Gerald Micklem Award for his contribution to amateur golf.

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Golf clubs encouraged to have AAA screenings

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🕔13:06, 22.Apr 2015

All golf clubs are being encouraged to offer Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening clinics after one provided it for 25 members, and one was found to have the condition.

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Golf club left with £100k bill after horses rampage over course

Golf club left with £100k bill after horses rampage over course 1

🕔10:07, 14.Apr 2015

Calverley Golf and Country Club in Yorkshire has been left with a £100,000 bill after several loose horses ran over the course.

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