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Shock as Brocket Hall enters administration

Shock as Brocket Hall enters administration 4

🕔11:45, 9.Apr 2015

One of England’s premier golf clubs, Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, has entered administration.

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Golf club member killed by van during round

Golf club member killed by van during round 2

🕔10:21, 2.Apr 2015

A long-term member of Chigwell Golf Club in Essex has been killed after being knocked down by a van during a round of golf.

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Amazing scenes as five local residents buy entire golf club

Amazing scenes as five local residents buy entire golf club 0

🕔10:52, 25.Mar 2015

Castle Park Golf Club, which had permanently closed down in January, has reopened after five local residents got together to purchase the entire venue.

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Nottingham golf club victim of ‘bizarre’ range ball theft crime

Nottingham golf club victim of ‘bizarre’ range ball theft crime 0

🕔11:29, 23.Mar 2015

A golf club in Nottingham has revealed that it has been the victim of one of the most bizarre crimes a club has ever faced.

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These golf clubs are doing amazing work to increase the numbers of disabled golfers

These golf clubs are doing amazing work to increase the numbers of disabled golfers 0

🕔17:04, 18.Mar 2015

A new charter that aims to grow the number of disabled golfers has been welcomed by England Golf, which is showing off clubs already conforming to it.

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Dress codes and drink driving laws: Scottish golfers explain why memberships are dropping

Dress codes and drink driving laws: Scottish golfers explain why memberships are dropping 1

🕔12:37, 10.Mar 2015

Readers of The Herald have given their theories why memberships at golf clubs are in decline: dress codes and drink driving legislation.

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Two golf centres are placed up for sale

Two golf centres are placed up for sale 0

🕔10:57, 2.Mar 2015

Two golf centres, World of Golf in Croydon and Grimsby GC, have been placed up for sale according to the agent instructed to dispose of them.

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This amazing man lost both his legs after licking a golf ball

This amazing man lost both his legs after licking a golf ball 1

🕔11:54, 27.Feb 2015

A fundraising disco has been held to honour an amazing man called Brian Mayo who contracted meningitis after licking a golf ball in the 1980s.

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These two stories about a heart attack on golf courses will make you realise how wonderful humans can be

These two stories about a heart attack on golf courses will make you realise how wonderful humans can be 0

🕔12:35, 24.Feb 2015

Two different stories involving golfers suffering from a heart attack on golf courses are being heralded as examples of the good nature of human beings.

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This is disc golf (video)

This is disc golf (video) 1 Updated

🕔23:36, 18.Feb 2015

You have probably heard of footgolf, which many golf clubs in the UK are now introducing, but do you know about disc golf? Several clubs in the USA and Australia are adapting their courses to incorporate another version of golf.

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One major golf project dies as another is set to go ahead

One major golf project dies as another is set to go ahead 0

🕔11:11, 13.Feb 2015

Two of the biggest golf course development projects that the UK has ever seen are to have very different futures, Golf Club Management can reveal.

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Argument over confusing dress code leads to police visit

Argument over confusing dress code leads to police visit 1

🕔16:06, 10.Feb 2015

Police have been called to one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world after an argument about its confusing dress code got out of hand.

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19 arrests follow spate of Liverpool golf club thefts

19 arrests follow spate of Liverpool golf club thefts 0

🕔15:00, 6.Feb 2015

Nineteen people have been arrested, and 17 of them bailed, as part of a three-month investigation into several thefts at Merseyside golf clubs last year.

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Middle-aged men are swapping golf for cycling

Middle-aged men are swapping golf for cycling 4

🕔12:04, 27.Jan 2015

A new report has found that middle-aged men are increasingly swapping golf for cycling, because cycling is seen as a more welcoming and fun activity.

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Two more golf clubs close down

Two more golf clubs close down 18

🕔11:12, 13.Jan 2015

Two golf clubs close down for good and a third has said it will permanently shut down if a buyer is not found as problems continue for the industry.

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Golf club manager awarded British Empire Medal

Golf club manager awarded British Empire Medal 0

🕔11:45, 8.Jan 2015

Wilma Erskine-Heggarty, the manager of Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to golf.

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‘VAT distortion’ blamed on golf club losing 9 holes

‘VAT distortion’ blamed on golf club losing 9 holes 5

🕔14:17, 5.Jan 2015

An 18 hole proprietary golf club has downsized to nine holes and blamed its loss on a ‘VAT distortion’ in the golf industry that has caused it economic problems.

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This 103-year-old golfer has just hit a hole-in-one (video)

This 103-year-old golfer has just hit a hole-in-one (video) 0

🕔16:58, 2.Jan 2015

Gus Andreone has become, at the age of 103, the oldest man in history to hit a hole-in-one. It is his eighth hole-in-one (his first was in 1939) and comes 80 years after he first started playing the game.

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This Surrey golf club has given up golf to become a FootGolf centre

This Surrey golf club has given up golf to become a FootGolf centre 3

🕔12:38, 18.Dec 2014

A Surrey golf club has closed down its golf course and is instead focussing entirely on FootGolf, the hybrid version of football and golf.

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Two golf clubs detail major investment projects

Two golf clubs detail major investment projects 0

🕔11:20, 15.Dec 2014

Portsmouth and Parley Golf Centres have both revealed they have invested more than £200,000 each in improving their facilities.

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Youth ordered to give all his pocket money to golf club he vandalised

Youth ordered to give all his pocket money to golf club he vandalised 0

🕔11:48, 12.Dec 2014

Teenager Aaron Steele, who caused criminal damage at Kirriemuir Golf Club, has been told to hand over his pocket money to cover the costs of his vandalism.

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Christmas idea: A charity has published an e-novel – and it’s all about golf

Christmas idea: A charity has published an e-novel – and it’s all about golf 0

🕔11:33, 11.Dec 2014

The first ever e-novel to be published by a charity (Anthony Nolan) is a book about golf written by a stand-up comedian (Dominic Holland).

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Two golf clubs see their rents rise by 80,000%

Two golf clubs see their rents rise by 80,000% 2

🕔11:31, 8.Dec 2014

Royal Guernsey and L’Ancresse golf clubs have been told their rents will rise by just under 80,000% from 2016.

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If your golf club’s male members pose naked, they will make money for charity

If your golf club’s male members pose naked, they will make money for charity 0

🕔11:35, 4.Dec 2014

Leominster Golf Club has come up with a novel way to raise money for charity and its own profile – its male members have posed naked for its 2015 calendar.

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This fishmonger has just hit the first ever 400 yard hole-in-one

This fishmonger has just hit the first ever 400 yard hole-in-one 2

🕔11:10, 1.Dec 2014

Kent fishmonger Peter Vickerman has holed the longest hole-in-one of all time and become the first golfer ever to achieve one more than 400 yards long.

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Most golf clubs in Australia are in financial trouble

Most golf clubs in Australia are in financial trouble 2

🕔11:04, 18.Nov 2014

Worrying new research on the state of the golf industry in Australia has found that the majority of golf clubs in the country are now in financial trouble.

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Biomass firm targets golf clubs (sponsored story)

Biomass firm targets golf clubs (sponsored story) 1

🕔11:50, 17.Nov 2014

The largest commercial biomass boiler supplier in the UK, Commercial Biomass Partnership (CBP) LLP, is targeting golf clubs.

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