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Police called to golf club over slow play brawl

Police called to golf club over slow play brawl 1

🕔10:03, 16.May 2018

A brawl allegedly involving eight men broke out at a golf club last month over slow play – and even resulted in the police driving on buggies to the fourth hole to break it up.

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Golf Environment Organisation revamps its digital offering

Golf Environment Organisation revamps its digital offering 0

🕔13:04, 27.Oct 2017

The online program, OnCourse, which helps golf clubs manage their facility in the most sustainable way possible, has been significantly upgraded.

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BTME has sold out

BTME has sold out 0 Updated

🕔20:03, 14.Oct 2017

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) in January 2018 has completely sold out, its organiser has revealed.

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This man saw his handicap drop from 15 to five in half a season

This man saw his handicap drop from 15 to five in half a season 0

🕔14:07, 3.Oct 2017

A 20-year-old golfer from Salford has knocked 10 points off his handicap in half a playing season – from early in the year until July.

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Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards

Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards 0

🕔11:16, 13.Sep 2017

Nick Machin and Angus Roberts have been named as winners of the 2017 Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.

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Visitors can now register to visit SALTEX for free

Visitors can now register to visit SALTEX for free 0

🕔18:21, 10.Aug 2017

Visitors can now register to attend the turf management event SALTEX 2017 for free.

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South Essex Golf Centre is not closing down

South Essex Golf Centre is not closing down 1

🕔12:01, 3.Jul 2017

The chief executive of the golf group that owns South Essex Golf Centre has said the club is not going to close down – contrary to rumours that it would.

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Nine-hole feeder course could open in Hampshire

Nine-hole feeder course could open in Hampshire 1

🕔12:47, 7.Mar 2017

A nine-hole par three golf course aimed at elderly golfers and beginners could open in Liss, Hampshire, now a planning application has been submitted.

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Less than 3% of golf clubs made a loss in 2016

Less than 3% of golf clubs made a loss in 2016 0

🕔12:53, 24.Feb 2017

A new survey of golf clubs has found a huge turnaround in their financial fortunes between 2013 and 2016.

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This golf club saw 150 new members in 2016

This golf club saw 150 new members in 2016 0

🕔12:54, 6.Jan 2017

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre in Buckinghamshire has said the flexible membership policy it introduced last year led to 150 people joining the club.

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Celtic Manor considering legal action against ‘Celtic Minor’

Celtic Manor considering legal action against ‘Celtic Minor’ 0

🕔15:40, 14.Nov 2016

A Welsh golf club that last year changed its name to Celtic Minor could face legal action from Celtic Manor, which believes the club is exploiting its reputation.

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Goodwood closes its flexible membership category because it is too popular

Goodwood closes its flexible membership category because it is too popular 1

🕔12:18, 1.Nov 2016

One of the first golf clubs in the UK to set up a flexible membership policy has announced it is going to close it at the end of this year because it is now too popular.

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43% of leisure industry staff have been injured at work

43% of leisure industry staff have been injured at work 0

🕔11:43, 21.Oct 2016

A study of people who work in Britain’s leisure and hospitality industry has found that nearly half have suffered an injury at work and more than two thirds claim their working environment to be a health and safety hazard.

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Endangered butterfly species now growing thanks to golf greenkeepers

Endangered butterfly species now growing thanks to golf greenkeepers 0

🕔12:08, 4.Oct 2016

A species of butterfly that had been in decline for a number of years is now growing in Ayrshire thanks to greenkeepers working at golf clubs.

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Golf club launches a devilish 666 yard hole

Golf club launches a devilish 666 yard hole 0

🕔11:40, 26.Aug 2016

A Wiltshire golf club has launched a hole that measures 666 yards and is calling it ‘The Beast’.

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A third of a Scottish island’s population work on a golf course

A third of a Scottish island’s population work on a golf course 0

🕔11:52, 17.Aug 2016

A third of the entire population of the Scottish island of Jura work on a golf course that hasn’t even been built yet.

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Golf and golf club praised for helping people with Parkinson’s

Golf and golf club praised for helping people with Parkinson’s 0

🕔16:20, 10.Aug 2016

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa and Golf in Yorkshire has been praised for helping people with Parkinson’s – the latest of several clubs in the last few weeks that has helped people with physical ailments.

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Izaak Walton Golf Club has entered liquidation

Izaak Walton Golf Club has entered liquidation 0

🕔14:54, 29.Jul 2016

Izaak Walton Golf Club in Stoke, a popular 18-hole venue, has entered liquidation. The club has shut its clubhouse and boarded up its doors and windows.

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Royal Troon set to remain men-only by time of Open Championship

Royal Troon set to remain men-only by time of Open Championship 8

🕔11:59, 6.Apr 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club is set to remain men-only by the time it hosts this year’s Open Championship, despite efforts by The R&A to make the game more attractive to women, according to reports.

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AGCO challenges non-profit status of private members’ golf clubs

AGCO challenges non-profit status of private members’ golf clubs 6

🕔12:00, 27.Nov 2015

The chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO), Vivien Saunders, has submitted a report to the senior policy advisor on VAT at the Treasury that calls for the non-profit status of private members’ clubs to be challenged.

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Debt-ridden club to lose its clubhouse

Debt-ridden club to lose its clubhouse 5

🕔13:53, 2.Jun 2015

A Yorkshire golf club that became mired in debt is to lose its clubhouse, which will be converted into a luxury property.

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Giant holes ‘would save golf’ says master greenkeeper

Giant holes ‘would save golf’ says master greenkeeper 5

🕔10:16, 13.May 2015

One of the most respected golf course consultants in the world has become the latest high profile figure to state that increasing the size of hole cups in golf would be hugely beneficial to the game.

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Golf’s biggest sponsor: The game has to change

Golf’s biggest sponsor: The game has to change 4

🕔11:16, 16.Mar 2015

The head of sponsorship for HSBC, probably the biggest sponsor of golf in the world, has said that the game is at a crossroads and must now change.

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Greenkeeper sues club after slicing foot with chainsaw

Greenkeeper sues club after slicing foot with chainsaw 3

🕔11:02, 23.Feb 2015

A greenkeeper is suing Downfield Golf Club for a five-figure sum of money after slicing his foot with a chainsaw while working there.

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Average age of golfers up a massive 15 years since 2009

Average age of golfers up a massive 15 years since 2009 7

🕔12:01, 7.Nov 2014

The average age of people who play golf regularly in the UK is up an incredible 15 years from 48 to 63 in less than five years, according to data.

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Is ‘Speedgolf’ the solution to slow play?

Is ‘Speedgolf’ the solution to slow play? 2

🕔11:52, 17.Feb 2011

Several golf clubs are trialling ‘Speedgolf’, in which scores are calculated according to strokes and the time it took to play the round.

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Golf club member gives £100,000 of his own money to his club

Golf club member gives £100,000 of his own money to his club 0

🕔12:30, 28.Jan 2011

A member of Douglas Park GC in Scotland has given one of the largest donations in history to a golf club – £100,000 – because the club needed the money.

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