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Meet the manager: Gleneagles’ director of golf, Gary Silcock

Meet the manager: Gleneagles’ director of golf, Gary Silcock 0 Updated

🕔07:28, 27.May 2017

Gary Silcock is the director of golf at 2014 Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles. He tells The Golf Business the measures that have been introduced to keep a large, high net-worth membership happy.

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Should I employ a chef or a cook?

Should I employ a chef or a cook? 0 Updated

🕔05:19, 23.May 2017

Food and beverage consultant Steven Brown has visited many golf clubs in recent months, all in order to help them make their bars and restaurants more profitable. Here, he outlines the most common questions he has been asked – and what his responses have been.

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Food and beverage: Meet Gleneagles’ hotel manager Conor O’Leary

Food and beverage: Meet Gleneagles’ hotel manager Conor O’Leary 0 Updated

🕔06:12, 20.May 2017

Conor O’Leary is the hotel manager of Gleneagles. The resort has eight bars and restaurants, which are thriving businesses regardless of the golf courses. Here, he tells us some of the secrets to their success.

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Sponsored feature: Linkscover exclusively committed to golf club insurance

Sponsored feature: Linkscover exclusively committed to golf club insurance 0

🕔06:37, 17.May 2017

Last year a golf insurance specialist launched Linkscover to the UK market, and golf clubs are benefiting from improved cover and reduced premiums.

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Golf clubs asked to share biodiversity data

Golf clubs asked to share biodiversity data 0 Updated

🕔12:11, 14.May 2017

A major UK biodiversity partnership is calling on greenkeepers and golfers to share crucial biological data with it to help educate the world.

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Legal matters: Out of hours emails and incorporated clubs voting at AGMs

Legal matters: Out of hours emails and incorporated clubs voting at AGMs 0 Updated

🕔06:05, 12.May 2017

Do you expect employees to answer emails outside of working hours? And who can vote at an AGM if your golf club is incorporated?

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In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds

In their own words: Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds 0

🕔21:47, 9.May 2017

The chief executive for Scottish Golf writes exclusively for The Golf Business on the opportunities for the industry in Scotland.

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Sponsored feature: Could a spa benefit your golf club?

Sponsored feature: Could a spa benefit your golf club? 0

🕔17:23, 3.May 2017

Being able to offer a massage post 18 holes will not only improve the health and wellbeing of your members but also extend their time in your club.

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Can a proprietary club set up as a not-for-profit and become VAT-exempt?

Can a proprietary club set up as a not-for-profit and become VAT-exempt? 2 Updated

🕔05:03, 2.May 2017

Currently going through tribunals is a case in which a proprietary golf club converted to a ‘not-for-profit’ venue, which would make it VAT exempt. Adrian Houstoun explains the legal situation behind this

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The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April

The top 3 things we learnt about the golf industry during April 1

🕔14:57, 28.Apr 2017

April was all about health and golf. The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir reviews the top three trends of the month, including why alcohol is so good for the game

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Fairway Credit helps golf clubs go paperless

Fairway Credit helps golf clubs go paperless 0

🕔16:20, 25.Apr 2017

Clubs welcome the digitisation of membership fee collections – Fairway Credit makes golf club managers lives easier with HowDoIPay integration and a new online paperless monthly instalment facility. The Golf Business reports

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Is it possible to maintain healthy turfgrass with just one application of fertiliser?

Is it possible to maintain healthy turfgrass with just one application of fertiliser? 0

🕔16:15, 24.Apr 2017

One of the world’s foremost experts on turfgrass disease management, John Dempsey PhD, last year carried out a major trial on whether it’s possible to maintain healthy turfgrass on a fairway with just one application of a controlled release fertiliser

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Meet the golf club manager: James Fuller

Meet the golf club manager: James Fuller 2 Updated

🕔21:54, 19.Apr 2017

The Golf Business speaks to the general manager of The Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge about running a club with more than 1,300 members

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Legal matters: Advertising issues clubs need to consider

Legal matters: Advertising issues clubs need to consider 0 Updated

🕔22:28, 11.Apr 2017

NGCAA chief executive Jackie Howe comments on issues clubs may have to deal with when marketing themselves

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing the magazine in March 0

🕔15:47, 31.Mar 2017

The Golf Business editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks at how, from Wimbledon to fireworks, the game is working together to boost participation.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry in February 0 Updated

🕔06:44, 1.Mar 2017

From new evidence that the golf industry is growing to the contentious issue of senior discounts, February 2017 brought a degree of optimism to those working in golf clubs

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Wentworth’s West Course greens to be ready for PGA

Wentworth’s West Course greens to be ready for PGA 0 Updated

🕔06:48, 19.Feb 2017

Wentworth’s West Course is one of the most famous in the world but, in recent years, some European Tour golfers had complained about the state of its greens. Kenny Mackay details the improvements they have undergone since last May

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in January:

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in January: 0

🕔06:56, 31.Jan 2017

From flexible memberships to ‘no slow play golf’, Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly round-up of the biggest stories in the industry.

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How Enfield GC achieved an affordable drainage solution

How Enfield GC achieved an affordable drainage solution 0

🕔15:49, 30.Jan 2017

When two streams at Enfield GC overflowed, flooding both the course and nearly 200 homes, local authorities devised costly schemes to protect the venue’s neighbours. Fortunately, the club was allowed to embark on an affordable alternative drainage solution, which has achieved all its goals.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in December

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in December 0

🕔16:58, 23.Dec 2016

From music on the golf course to a potentially even more controversial solution to golf’s membership decline – women, 2016 ended in style.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in November

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in November 0

🕔06:29, 30.Nov 2016

From an upturn in golf club sales to some huge plans for venues in the coming years, GCM editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks back on November

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in October

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine in October 0

🕔16:40, 31.Oct 2016

From how the weak pound is proving to be of worth to golf clubs to why a small blue butterfly spells a PR victory for the golf industry, October was a fascinating month for the UK golf industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir.

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What does Brexit mean for the golf industry?

What does Brexit mean for the golf industry? 0

🕔09:01, 1.Oct 2016

Adrian Houstoun, a partner and VAT specialist at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, analyses what Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will mean for golf clubs – especially in relation to VAT on green fees

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in September

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in September 0 Updated

🕔06:58, 29.Sep 2016

From TripAdvisor reviews to new evidence of the health benefits of the game, September was a month the industry can benefit from for years to come

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How to convert your golfers into golfers AND diners

How to convert your golfers into golfers AND diners 0 Updated

🕔04:33, 5.Sep 2016

Food and beverage expert Steven Brown analyses why the vast majority of golfers do not regularly eat and drink at the club – and what can be done to turn this around

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in August

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in August 0

🕔08:20, 31.Aug 2016

From fraud scams to clubs showing creativity can lead to financial success, August was far more than simply Justin Rose winning a gold medal at the Olympics, as Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir details

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Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in July

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing Golf Club Management in July 0 Updated

🕔05:54, 31.Jul 2016

From the biggest fraud in golf club management history to the astonishing work that some top pros are doing to get more kids playing golf, July was not a quiet month in the industry, reports GCM editor Alistair Dunsmuir

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