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Meet the golf club manager: Anders Mankert

Meet the golf club manager: Anders Mankert 0

🕔15:30, 9.Jul 2020

Last year PGA Advanced Fellow Mankert opened The Leicester Golf Centre – a nine-hole venue located where an 18-hole course had permanently closed eight years earlier. Here he talks about what happened next – both in 2019 and amid this year’s pandemic.

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Golfers and golf club employees urged to wear sun protection

Golfers and golf club employees urged to wear sun protection 0

🕔10:16, 9.Jul 2020

A campaign has been launched to get 500 golf clubs in the UK and Ireland ‘Sun Protection Accredited’ in 2020.

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What has the last few months been like for the golf industry in Europe?

What has the last few months been like for the golf industry in Europe? 0

🕔07:37, 2.Jul 2020

It’s been an extraordinary few weeks for the golf industry in the UK – two months of lockdown when the season was about to start followed by unprecedented demand to use the course – but what’s it been like in mainland Europe?

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Here’s three ideas from the golf industry from the last month

Here’s three ideas from the golf industry from the last month 1

🕔15:46, 1.Jul 2020

June was a month of extraordinary contradictions – many clubs reported their best ever membership growth figures but with tourism and clubhouses effectively still in lockdown, some are still struggling. Here’s three ideas for growth.

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An early look at the favourites for the men’s 2020 golf majors

An early look at the favourites for the men’s 2020 golf majors 0

🕔10:13, 1.Jul 2020

The 2020 men’s golf majors won’t be what we expected but we’ll soon have the best players in the world vying for the biggest honours in the sport.

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 0

🕔22:27, 30.Jun 2020

As the Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association looks at the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) relating to furlough that will operate from July 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.

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Bucks club sees record visitor bookings

Bucks club sees record visitor bookings 2

🕔06:59, 30.Jun 2020

A golf club in Buckinghamshire has reported that its online visitor bookings in June 2020 were up a staggering 1,335 percent compared with June 2019.

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Meet the golf course manager: Peter Bradburn

Meet the golf course manager: Peter Bradburn 0

🕔05:23, 30.Jun 2020

The course and grounds manager at Roehampton Club in London talks about maintaining a prestigious course during the Covid-19 lockdown, the environmental work the club has carried out in recent years and why he still loves being a greenkeeper after three decades in the job.

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Five football stars who know their way around a golf course

Five football stars who know their way around a golf course 0

🕔18:17, 29.Jun 2020

Which stars of the world of football have a famous reputation for playing golf, and how good are they at the sport?

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How have golf rules adapted to the recent health crisis?

How have golf rules adapted to the recent health crisis? 0

🕔12:23, 29.Jun 2020

There are few sports which have been unaffected by the current health crisis and the world of golf has likewise seen a handful of changes.

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‘We had 330 golfers playing on the first day back’

‘We had 330 golfers playing on the first day back’ 2

🕔07:39, 28.Jun 2020

Like most golf clubs in the UK, Royal Mid-Surrey reopened in May following about two months of lockdown, and since then it has faced unprecedented demand, and now is in a stronger position than it was before the pandemic. 

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Toro Irrigation: Every penny – and drop – counts

Toro Irrigation: Every penny – and drop – counts 0

🕔05:13, 27.Jun 2020

When it comes to irrigation in the current climate, two things have never been truer: every penny counts and every drop counts.

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A guide to betting on golf

A guide to betting on golf 0

🕔16:32, 26.Jun 2020

Golf is a very popular sport to bet on and with the improvement in technology, you can now stream golf tournaments live and easily follow your favourite players.

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2022 Ryder Cup provides huge opportunity for Italy

2022 Ryder Cup provides huge opportunity for Italy 0

🕔12:24, 24.Jun 2020

The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club will play host to the Ryder Cup in 2022, as Italy welcomes the prestigious competition for the first time in its history.

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5 important facts about Michael Jordan’s exclusive golf course in Florida

5 important facts about Michael Jordan’s exclusive golf course in Florida 0

🕔12:32, 19.Jun 2020

If you are a fan of ‘The Last Dance’ on ESPN and have been watching it, through the events of the past six Sundays, you would have understood that the man named Michael Jordan has an undying love for the golf course.

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The multiple functions of golf clubhouses: The ideal venue for your next poker tournament

The multiple functions of golf clubhouses: The ideal venue for your next poker tournament 0

🕔16:41, 12.Jun 2020

Golf is one of the UK’s favourite sports, as evidenced by England having more registered golf courses than any other country in the UK by a long way.

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Meet the golf club manager: Geoff Johnson MBE

Meet the golf club manager: Geoff Johnson MBE 0 Updated

🕔07:40, 7.Jun 2020

The new manager of Clandeboye Golf Club talks about moving clubs during a pandemic, attracting membership renewals during a lockdown, clubhouses in a social distancing world and why local golf clubs should now work more together.

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‘The support we received during this very difficult time has been great’

‘The support we received during this very difficult time has been great’ 0 Updated

🕔13:22, 6.Jun 2020

Fairway Credit operated on a ‘business as usual’ basis from March to May and now, with golf in such demand, it is allowing golf club members who’d cancelled credit agreements to re-join schemes, writes Roger Brown, chief commercial officer of Specialist Lending at Fairway Credit.

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How this golf course kept walkers safe when it reopened

How this golf course kept walkers safe when it reopened 1

🕔11:13, 5.Jun 2020

With over 500 acres of natural heathland criss-crossed by public footpaths, Berkhamsted Common, which is home to Berkhamsted Golf Club, could have been a flashpoint when golf resumed last month.

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What amounts did golf clubs that set up lockdown crowdfunders secure?

What amounts did golf clubs that set up lockdown crowdfunders secure? 0

🕔10:55, 2.Jun 2020

Two golf clubs, one in England and one in Scotland, that set up crowdfunders during the lockdown as they feared for their futures, detail what happened next.

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The legal issues for golf clubs surrounding the resumption of golf

The legal issues for golf clubs surrounding the resumption of golf 2

🕔12:29, 31.May 2020

As the playing of golf has now returned throughout the UK, legal body the NGCAA looks at issues clubs should take into account at the moment, such as returning staff from furlough and buggy policies.

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What state is the UK golf industry now in due to the pandemic?

What state is the UK golf industry now in due to the pandemic? 3

🕔07:28, 31.May 2020

March to May 2020 will probably go down as the most extraordinary period in golf’s history, but what state is the industry now in?

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How this golf club has been helping people in the pandemic

How this golf club has been helping people in the pandemic 2

🕔21:14, 29.May 2020

A Welsh golf club has been helping local community groups, and brought in a large amount of food for people who couldn’t afford it, in recent days.

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Golf needs more celebrity exhibition matches

Golf needs more celebrity exhibition matches 0

🕔11:59, 29.May 2020

No one was too sure what to expect when it was announced that Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning would take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

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‘We had 358 golfers book in one hour’

‘We had 358 golfers book in one hour’ 4

🕔11:34, 25.May 2020

Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey hosted, on average, 235 golfers per day in its first full week after lockdown restrictions were lifted – well over double the typical figure.

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‘It’s a very different first few months to what I expected!’

‘It’s a very different first few months to what I expected!’ 4

🕔09:43, 22.May 2020

Matthew Bacon, 27, was appointed as the new general manager of Haverhill Golf Club in Suffolk just one week before the UK went into lockdown and the golf club had to close.

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Meet the PGA professional: Royal St George’s Justen Fiddler

Meet the PGA professional: Royal St George’s Justen Fiddler 1

🕔07:06, 22.May 2020

While this year’s Open at Royal St George’s will now take place in 2021, the work of head professional, Justen Fiddler, continues. Here he talks about ensuring the shop is profitable, preparing for The Open and introducing the game to local youngsters.

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