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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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Vinegar or soap? What’s the best way to disinfect golf equipment?

Vinegar or soap? What’s the best way to disinfect golf equipment? 0

🕔07:09, 21.May 2020

While golfers have been observing social distancing on the course at UK clubs in the last few days, some have asked what is the best way to keep their clubs and other golfing equipment clean to best protect themselves.

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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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