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The benefits to golf clubs from brand partnerships

The benefits to golf clubs from brand partnerships 0

🕔15:13, 14.Apr 2020

Brand partnerships between golf clubs and other organisations are low-cost initiatives that can enhance the golf club’s brand entirely by association alone, while delivering real financial results at the same time, writes Stephen Nicholson.

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How to use the pandemic to ensure your golf club’s bar and restaurant can grow

How to use the pandemic to ensure your golf club’s bar and restaurant can grow 0

🕔10:29, 12.Apr 2020

Food and beverage consultant Steven Brown explores what golf clubs can do to ensure their bars and restaurants can be as profitable as possible after the Covid-19 lockdown period ends.

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‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs

‘Support the NHS and HSE’ flags launched for golf clubs 1

🕔08:58, 8.Apr 2020

Golf club suppliers Tacit and Eagle have produced health worker supporting flags that can be flown on venues’ main flag poles and on pin flags, with a substantial element of the profits going towards the health systems.

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Meet the director of golf: Nairn Dunbar Golf Club’s Robbie Stewart

Meet the director of golf: Nairn Dunbar Golf Club’s Robbie Stewart 0

🕔15:27, 27.Mar 2020

Robbie talks about increased professionalism in the industry today, the transition from PGA professional to golf club manager, the restoration works that have been taking place at his course and the benefits of having a leading pro linked to the club.

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You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones

You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones 0

🕔17:46, 22.Mar 2020

After five years of mower usage, repair costs soar while the value of the machines slump. So don’t repair machinery after five years; the money saved can fund the leasing of brand new mowers, explains Ian Henderson.

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Meet the PGA pro: Lee Brotherhood

Meet the PGA pro: Lee Brotherhood 0

🕔17:31, 21.Mar 2020

The head PGA professional at Hollywood Golf Club in Birmingham details how he keeps track of members’ consumer interests and what he’s doing to get more women and beginners to play golf.

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Company profile: Bernhard and Company

Company profile: Bernhard and Company 0

🕔17:02, 20.Mar 2020

A Danish golf club that invested in two grinders in 2017 has seen turf definition and the playing surface improve, and the club’s mechanic is now even helping other clubs in the area with their machinery maintenance as a result.

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Woodhall Spa safeguards home of English Golf with Toro

Woodhall Spa safeguards home of English Golf with Toro 0

🕔12:17, 20.Mar 2020

It’s a relationship over two decades strong, therefore it’s no surprise that when it came to renewing its machinery fleet as it concluded what is widely recognised as the biggest in-house golf renovation project in the UK, that Woodhall Spa GC chose Toro again.

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Aftermarket Dealer Awards winners announced

Aftermarket Dealer Awards winners announced 0

🕔19:49, 19.Mar 2020

Reesink Turfcare recognised its dealers at its annual Aftermarket Dealer Awards ceremony, which was held in February.

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‘Another nail in the coffin’

‘Another nail in the coffin’ 0

🕔13:05, 19.Mar 2020

Chris Gray, manager of Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure in Yorkshire, argues that the proposal that giving nomadic golfers an official handicap by attaching them to a local club will lead to clubs closing.

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Club profile: Kenilworth Golf Club

Club profile: Kenilworth Golf Club 0

🕔08:35, 19.Mar 2020

Since it opened in the 19th century, the Warwickshire venue has always been viewed as a forward-thinking one. And that continues right up until today via a modern clubhouse.

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The travelling lady golfer: Morocco

The travelling lady golfer: Morocco 0

🕔17:48, 18.Mar 2020

From playing on a course dotted with artwork and statues to a venue set within the walls of a palace, there is nothing quite like golf in Morocco, as Sarah Forrest details.

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This is Dumbarnie Links

This is Dumbarnie Links 4

🕔07:05, 17.Mar 2020

Perhaps the most exciting golf development of 2020 will be a stunning new links course near St Andrews, which will open in May. Here, its course manager talks about the work that has gone into creating the venue

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Edinburgh golf club could sell three of its holes due to financial woes

Edinburgh golf club could sell three of its holes due to financial woes 1

🕔06:23, 17.Mar 2020

A James Braid-designed golf course in Edinburgh could see three of its holes turned into a luxury retirement complex to cover the financial problems it has been suffering.

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Canterbury and Close House golf clubs launch new membership categories

Canterbury and Close House golf clubs launch new membership categories 1

🕔05:15, 17.Mar 2020

Two golf clubs more than 300 miles apart in England have both launched new membership categories to appeal to golfers.

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Here’s Royal Liverpool’s spectacular course changes

Here’s Royal Liverpool’s spectacular course changes 1

🕔04:52, 17.Mar 2020

Royal Liverpool, which has hosted the Open twice in the last 15 years, is nearing completion of the first phase of major course changes designed to retain it as a regular host of the Open Championship.

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Planning permission denied for major new Scottish golf course

Planning permission denied for major new Scottish golf course 2

🕔21:41, 16.Mar 2020

Scottish ministers have ruled that a major but controversial 18-hole golf course cannot be built on protected Highland land – two years after local councillors approved the plan.

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Meet three remarkable women now playing on the Ladies European Tour

Meet three remarkable women now playing on the Ladies European Tour 0

🕔17:51, 16.Mar 2020

Introducing three of the world’s best golfers, who have overcome cancer, deafness and even balancing school lessons with professional golf, to achieve greatness.

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Machrihanish Golf Club should open its clubhouse this year

Machrihanish Golf Club should open its clubhouse this year 0

🕔14:14, 16.Mar 2020

At the end of 2018, Machrihanish Golf Club suffered a fire that destroyed its historic clubhouse. Today, the club is set to build a new clubhouse with improved facilities.

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Recently struggling club is now performing well following innovations

Recently struggling club is now performing well following innovations 0

🕔13:33, 16.Mar 2020

A Scottish golf club that was in danger of closing down due to financial difficulties just a few months ago is now performing well following a series of changes.

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Meet the PGA pro: Paul Stevenson

Meet the PGA pro: Paul Stevenson 0

🕔13:27, 16.Mar 2020

The head professional at Portadown GC talks about the award he has just for his pro shop, the changes in the industry since he started working at the club in 1987 and the technology he uses to teach the game.

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Appointment: David Llewellyn is the new executive golf professional at Carden Park

Appointment: David Llewellyn is the new executive golf professional at Carden Park 0

🕔05:58, 16.Mar 2020

Former European Tour golfer David Llewellyn has been named as executive golf professional at Carden Park in Cheshire, the golf facility he worked at from 1994 to 2002.

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Five key employment law changes come into force in April

Five key employment law changes come into force in April 0

🕔14:19, 15.Mar 2020

In its latest article offering legal advice to golf clubs, the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) details new legislation that is coming in next month which could affect golf clubs.

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Meet the manager: Jonathan Webb

Meet the manager: Jonathan Webb 1

🕔13:57, 15.Mar 2020

The general manager of Walmer & Kingsdown GC talks about the club’s location on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and the transferrable skills he learned at NATO commanding over 1,000 troops.

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In their own words: Robert Maxfield

In their own words: Robert Maxfield 0

🕔15:43, 13.Mar 2020

Writing exclusively for The Golf Business, the CEO of The PGA details what the association’s members can look forward to in 2020.

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Nevill Golf Club appoints Paul Way as course director

Nevill Golf Club appoints Paul Way as course director 0 Updated

🕔13:48, 13.Mar 2020

Nevill Golf Club in Kent has announce that former European Tour and Ryder Cup player Paul Way has been appointed as its new course director.

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Innovative ‘36 shots’ junior championship launched in Scotland

Innovative ‘36 shots’ junior championship launched in Scotland 0

🕔16:48, 11.Mar 2020

The first ever ‘Scottish Junior Flag Championship’ will take place this year in a bid to help golf clubs attract more juniors to their facilities.

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