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Future of Windmill Hill GC secured

Future of Windmill Hill GC secured 0

🕔13:15, 24.Feb 2016

Windmill Hill Golf Club, which saw its membership drop from 600 in 2000 to 131 in 2010, has had its future secured after a management company took on its operation as part of a ten-year deal and pledged to invest in the venue.

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BTME 2016 broke education attendance record

BTME 2016 broke education attendance record 0

🕔15:40, 27.Jan 2016

BTME 2016 has been hailed as an unprecedented success after what has been described as ‘a superb few days’ in picturesque Harrogate for BIGGA’s annual turf care festival.

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Drunk buggy driver avoids jail

Drunk buggy driver avoids jail 0

🕔15:05, 25.Jan 2016

A man who got drunk and then took a buggy from a golf club onto the main road has been fined and ordered to perform unpaid work.

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Club loses members after having to enforce buggy ban

Club loses members after having to enforce buggy ban 2 Updated

🕔07:52, 19.Jan 2016

A golf club in Yorkshire has said it lost at least three elderly members when it was forced to bring in a ban on mobility scooters by the organisation that supervises the land the course resides on.

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Turf industry set for BTME 2016

Turf industry set for BTME 2016 0

🕔16:41, 14.Jan 2016

The turf industry is preparing to head to Harrogate for BTME 2016, dubbed ‘the show of the year’ – which this year offers several highlights.

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The Carnoustie GC fears for its existence

The Carnoustie GC fears for its existence 0

🕔14:46, 11.Jan 2016

The managing secretary of The Carnoustie Golf Club, one of the world’s most famous and historic golf venues, has said he is worried about the future existence of the club.

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Golf participation continues to slide in England

Golf participation continues to slide in England 1

🕔12:26, 16.Dec 2015

The number of people who play golf once a month in England dropped by 25,000 to just over 1.1 million between October 2014 and September 2015 according to new data.

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Three more golf clubs involved in land sell off for housing

Three more golf clubs involved in land sell off for housing 2

🕔12:41, 14.Dec 2015

At least three more golf clubs are involved in schemes to sell off their land in order to build housing – in one case this will even result in the club shutting down.

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Stunned greenkeeper finds salmon swimming in bunker puddle (video)

Stunned greenkeeper finds salmon swimming in bunker puddle (video) 0

🕔15:01, 11.Dec 2015

A stunned greenkeeper at Peterculter Golf Course in Scotland has filmed a salmon swimming in a puddle in the one of the course’s bunkers.

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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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Over £3m to be invested in former municipal golf club

Over £3m to be invested in former municipal golf club 0

🕔15:26, 11.Nov 2015

The company that purchased two municipal golf clubs last year is planning one of the biggest investments in the golf industry in them.

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Greenkeeper celebrates an extraordinary 40 years at one club

Greenkeeper celebrates an extraordinary 40 years at one club 0

🕔06:33, 13.Oct 2015

The head greenkeeper at Fulford Golf Club in York has celebrated an amazing 40 years working at the same golf course.

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Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course

Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course 0

🕔14:34, 12.Oct 2015

Greenkeepers at Cilsanws Golf Club in Wales found an inactive World War Two bomb, after being alerted by a member of the public.

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Affordable golf lessons launched in Sheffield

Affordable golf lessons launched in Sheffield 0

🕔13:50, 15.Sep 2015

An ‘easy and affordable’ scheme to teach golf to beginners has been launched across three golf clubs in Sheffield and one in Chesterfield.

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UK’s first ever footgolf resort opens in the UK

UK’s first ever footgolf resort opens in the UK 2

🕔15:07, 7.Sep 2015

The seemingly unstoppable rise of footgolf in the UK has reached another milestone with an Oxfordshire venue becoming the first resort in the UK to open a course specifically for the hybrid sporting mix of football and golf.

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Golf course to be built at England’s national football centre

Golf course to be built at England’s national football centre 0

🕔12:15, 18.Aug 2015

The Football Association’s £105 million national football centre, which is also the location for the next Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) conference, is to build a golf course.

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Arnold Palmer: ‘I am honoured to be building a golf course in Scotland’

Arnold Palmer: ‘I am honoured to be building a golf course in Scotland’ 0

🕔13:36, 12.Aug 2015

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has said he is honoured to be building a golf course – the second at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness.

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STRI issues final call to golf clubs to enter environment awards as its CEO retires

STRI issues final call to golf clubs to enter environment awards as its CEO retires 0

🕔15:51, 7.Aug 2015

STRI has issued a final call to golf clubs for entries to the 2016 Golf Environment Awards – on the same day that its chief executive has announced he is to retire.

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Celtic Manor installs water feature

Celtic Manor installs water feature 0 Updated

🕔03:29, 5.Aug 2015

The Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, South Wales, has boosted the aesthetic of its golf clubhouse front with the addition of a new water feature.

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Golf club dealing with media storm over breastfeeding comments

Golf club dealing with media storm over breastfeeding comments 2 Updated

🕔06:39, 24.Jul 2015

A golf club in Leicestershire has become the latest to deal with a national media storm after three members resigned and another has been suspended because of comments about a breastfeeding mother.

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Plea to keep London’s last public golf course open

Plea to keep London’s last public golf course open 2

🕔12:15, 16.Jul 2015

A local campaigner has launched an impassioned plea to keep Beckenham Place Park, London’s last public golf course, open, as its local council is set to close down the venue.

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37 historic golf items to go under the hammer

37 historic golf items to go under the hammer 0

🕔11:23, 7.Jul 2015

An auction of 37 golfing items, including historic books written by Bernard Darwin, 19th century balls, clubs and rules, and paintings, could raise as much as a quarter of a million pounds.

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These golf clubs run 9 hole scheme to tackle slow play

These golf clubs run 9 hole scheme to tackle slow play 0

🕔11:08, 30.Jun 2015

Uttoxeter Golf Club and Howley Hall have launched a scheme that offers nine-hole green fees and a loyalty card so that golf can be played in a short time.

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UK writer wins international award for ‘lost golf course’ article

UK writer wins international award for ‘lost golf course’ article 0 Updated

🕔23:58, 27.Jun 2015

Peter Driver, Ransomes Jacobsen’s public relations manager, has won an international writing award for an article about a ‘lost’ golf course in the Outer Hebrides.

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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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Golf participation up for 2015

Golf participation up for 2015 0

🕔15:28, 29.May 2015

The number of golf rounds played in the first quarter of 2015 was up a significant 14 percent compared with 2014, new figures reveal.

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Cumbrian primary school puts golf on its curriculum

Cumbrian primary school puts golf on its curriculum 0

🕔15:44, 26.May 2015

A primary school in Cumbria has put golf on its curriculum for the next four years thanks to a partnership it has fostered with a local golf club.

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