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Should you wear a watch on the golf course?

Should you wear a watch on the golf course? 0

🕔15:36, 18.May 2020

The season of golf is upon us. The weather is getting warmer, and, for those regular on the golf course, that means it’s time to get their gear and attire and start playing.

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The technology to help you adapt to the new guidelines

The technology to help you adapt to the new guidelines 1 Updated

🕔15:41, 16.May 2020

Golf is one of the few sports allowed to be played at the moment, but only under strict new rules. Here, online tee time provider BRS GOLF, explains how you can manage and even increase bookings while adhering to the new regulations.

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‘We’ll have lost at least £75,000 by the end of July’

‘We’ll have lost at least £75,000 by the end of July’ 6

🕔10:46, 14.May 2020

One golf club made staff redundant, which led to members quitting, one’s raised more than £20k via a crowdfunder and another has said subscription refunds could lead to closure. We look at the financial plight of three clubs in the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Meet the golf club manager: Roger Hyder

Meet the golf club manager: Roger Hyder 5

🕔09:05, 13.May 2020

The general manager of Canterbury Golf Club talks about dealing with the Covid-19 lockdown, how the club has grown exponentially since it bought its land six years ago and his role as a consultant to struggling golf clubs.

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England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: I welcome the resumption of golf

England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: I welcome the resumption of golf 1

🕔12:09, 12.May 2020

In an open letter to the golf industry, the new head of England Golf says ‘there is a buzz about golf being back’, and that golf clubs’ staff and volunteers deserve praise for their work during the lockdown.

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You need a plan of action now for your food and beverage operation

You need a plan of action now for your food and beverage operation 1

🕔08:25, 12.May 2020

Food and beverage expert Steven Brown answers questions about one of the hardest hit areas in the pandemic: golf clubs’ bars and restaurants.

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Golfers resort to virtual tournaments

Golfers resort to virtual tournaments 0

🕔08:19, 12.May 2020

Many European Tour players, including Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, have decided to participate in virtual golf tournaments which are powered by simulator technology.

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Is golf an expensive hobby?

Is golf an expensive hobby? 0

🕔08:02, 12.May 2020

The beginnings of golf date back to the 15th century Scotland, where it was a posh sport played by aristocrats.

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These tips will show you the right mobile phone etiquette on the golf course

These tips will show you the right mobile phone etiquette on the golf course 0

🕔13:29, 11.May 2020

The jarring sound of a ring tone, regardless of how nice the ringtone is, is enough to set anyone off.

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‘Don’t send your manager overboard’

‘Don’t send your manager overboard’ 15

🕔06:58, 9.May 2020

Having just been made redundant as the first ever general manager of a historic golf club due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Duffy argues that a manager is the best resource a club can utilise in order to survive the pandemic.

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Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry

Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry 4

🕔06:33, 9.May 2020

Longniddry in East Lothian has furloughed staff, cancelled events, negotiated payment holidays for services and, thanks to course maintenance prioritising, is looking forward to the resumption of golf with some optimism.

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Obituary: Jeff Bateman, 1953-2020

Obituary: Jeff Bateman, 1953-2020 0

🕔08:58, 6.May 2020

‘Any golf clubs or courses that have ever purchased an Eagle scorecard or any golfer who has ever marked a score on an Eagle scorecard, did so on a card made by Jeff and his team.’

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Here’s some brilliant stories about what the golf industry has been doing during the pandemic

Here’s some brilliant stories about what the golf industry has been doing during the pandemic 2

🕔11:04, 4.May 2020

Here’s a round-up of some heartening stories involving golf clubs, their members and their suppliers, and how they have gone the extra mile in the last month, and in doing so have ensured we can look to this industry with pride.

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How will Augusta National host The Masters in November?

How will Augusta National host The Masters in November? 0

🕔11:56, 1.May 2020

Golf is a sport built upon its traditions, and by hosting the majors in the same month each year the players are able to draw up their schedules in a way that sees them peaking in time for the sport’s biggest prizes.

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9 holes with… Jon Dry

9 holes with… Jon Dry 0

🕔04:04, 30.Apr 2020

The general manager of Fulford Golf Club in York talks about the challenges involved in managing a leading venue, how Covid-19 has dominated his work in recent weeks and how the club markets itself.

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How to make your course maintenance products smarter

How to make your course maintenance products smarter 0

🕔15:52, 29.Apr 2020

Toro has identified a virtual ecosystem of products such as irrigation control, fertiliser and pesticide application, turf and soil monitoring and equipment performance monitoring that when connected online reduce operating costs and enhance safety.

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What is the current legal situation between a golf club and its head professional?

What is the current legal situation between a golf club and its head professional? 4

🕔12:44, 24.Apr 2020

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) explores the legal situation between a golf club and its head professional during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Greenfee365.com: How the golf industry can survive coronavirus

Greenfee365.com: How the golf industry can survive coronavirus 0

🕔14:47, 23.Apr 2020

The team behind online booking platform Greenfee365.com believe that if the golf industry offers more digital payment options and markets to local golfers it will survive and even thrive during the post lockdown period.

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Why is golf so commonly played by footballers?

Why is golf so commonly played by footballers? 0

🕔14:49, 20.Apr 2020

Despite their apparent differences in relation to format, there are surprisingly many similarities between golf and football regarding transferable skills.

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Pro golfers should take time to reflect on mooted breakaway

Pro golfers should take time to reflect on mooted breakaway 0

🕔03:07, 20.Apr 2020

A penny for the thoughts of that trio, then, on the chatter around Premier Golf League (PGL), the breakaway competition that will cause a schism between golf’s elite players (the top 48 is mooted as the cut-off point for entry) and the rest.

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National charity provides six golfing ideas for families to survive the lockdown

National charity provides six golfing ideas for families to survive the lockdown 0

🕔18:40, 14.Apr 2020

The Golf Foundation, a national charity that helps disadvantaged young people grow through golf, has created six ideas to help families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’

Comment: ‘Golf participation saw a boom after both world wars’ 4

🕔11:16, 31.Mar 2020

There is hope: After the Spanish Flu pandemic, golf participation around the world doubled during the ‘Roaring Twenties’, and the game became so popular that handicapping was standardised, the Ryder Cup started and the Open Championship began charging people to attend.

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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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Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic

Legal advice for golf clubs during the coronavirus pandemic 4

🕔15:11, 25.Mar 2020

This guidance, from the National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA), examines the government’s job reimbursement scheme, self-isolation and SSP, childcare issues and clubhouse and course closures against the backdrop of COVID-19.

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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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