Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave

Golf club owner calls for courses to remain open if there’s a second wave 1 Updated

🕔07:01, 11.Jul 2020

The owner of a golf club that nearly closed down for good because of the coronavirus lockdown has asked England Golf to help ensure golf courses remain open if there is a second wave of infections.

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Scottish club expected to post large financial loss

Scottish club expected to post large financial loss 3

🕔06:48, 10.Jul 2020

A major Scottish golf club is set to post a six-figure financial loss due to Covid-19.

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Surge in sales of golf clubs since courses reopened

Surge in sales of golf clubs since courses reopened 4

🕔15:11, 8.Jul 2020

At least 12 golf clubs have either been sold or come onto the UK market in the last two months as the growth in demand for golf seems to have led to renewed confidence among buyers.

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Every English golf club can now apply for a £10k grant

Every English golf club can now apply for a £10k grant 3

🕔12:10, 8.Jul 2020

Every golf club affiliated to England Golf can now apply for a Covid-19 grant of up to £10,000.

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The Club Company becomes the UK’s biggest golf club operator

The Club Company becomes the UK’s biggest golf club operator 1

🕔08:15, 7.Jul 2020

Crown Golf is no longer the UK’s biggest golf club operator, as it has sold six of its 15 golf clubs.

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Golf club ‘may have to close down’ due to vandals

Golf club ‘may have to close down’ due to vandals 0

🕔07:28, 7.Jul 2020

A golf club in Bolton has said it may have to close down because it has been repeatedly targeted by vandals who have caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage and intimidated members.

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Golf course reopens just six months after it closed down

Golf course reopens just six months after it closed down 1

🕔07:23, 6.Jul 2020

A Scottish golf club has reemployed its head greenkeeper and partially reopened, just six months after it closed down.

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Essex golf club to have unique dual-operation model

Essex golf club to have unique dual-operation model 0

🕔14:36, 5.Jul 2020

A golf club in Essex has, unprecedentedly, been bought by two organisations – one a company that will run its clubhouse, the other a charity that will operate the golf course.

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A golf club in Bristol has signed up 140 new members in the last two months

A golf club in Bristol has signed up 140 new members in the last two months 1

🕔07:38, 5.Jul 2020

One of Somerset’s leading golf clubs says it has brought in 140 new members since the lockdown ended – which it views partly as a reward for investing in the course in recent years.

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Golf project finds mental and physical benefits for children

Golf project finds mental and physical benefits for children 2

🕔12:19, 4.Jul 2020

A project carried out between one of the world’s greatest golf clubs and one of Scotland’s leading universities has found that golf can have a positive impact on children’s behaviour and wellbeing.

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Historic Yorkshire golf club sold – and its future is secured

Historic Yorkshire golf club sold – and its future is secured 1

🕔10:18, 3.Jul 2020

A 19th century golf club in Yorkshire that had experienced financial struggles in recent years has been bought by a new company, securing its future.

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Some Scottish golf clubs are reporting that their memberships have doubled in one month

Some Scottish golf clubs are reporting that their memberships have doubled in one month 0

🕔10:17, 3.Jul 2020

Scottish Golf has confirmed that clubs across Scotland have experienced a boom in new members in the last month.

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‘The weekends are for male golf’

‘The weekends are for male golf’ 25

🕔06:55, 3.Jul 2020

A female amateur golfer who has written in the past about how golf clubs can recruit more women to play the game has said she still experiences unwelcoming attitudes from men and women in golf.

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19th century Surrey golf club to be sold at an online auction

19th century Surrey golf club to be sold at an online auction 5

🕔06:39, 30.Jun 2020

An historic golf club in Surrey is to be sold at an online auction with a price tag of £1.5 million.

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All Scottish golf clubs can apply for new funding

All Scottish golf clubs can apply for new funding 0

🕔11:33, 29.Jun 2020

Every affiliated Scottish golf club that has been financially affected by Covid-19 can apply for one of two new grants totalling more than two-thirds of a million pounds, according to The R&A.

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2018-19 was the best year for Scottish golf clubs in years

2018-19 was the best year for Scottish golf clubs in years 1

🕔06:59, 27.Jun 2020

Scottish golf clubs saw a sharp drop in the pace of membership decline before the pandemic started, according to new data.

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Yorkshire golf club will not close down after all

Yorkshire golf club will not close down after all 1

🕔06:55, 26.Jun 2020

A 97-year-old Alister MacKenzie-designed golf club in Leeds will now not close down – less than a year after it was effectively told it only had a few months left to operate.

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Golf clubs are introducing new membership categories

Golf clubs are introducing new membership categories 12

🕔06:55, 25.Jun 2020

Some golf clubs are introducing new membership categories due to both the increased demand to play golf and to reflect the socio-economic profile of these golfers.

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Here’s when and how golf clubhouses can reopen in England and Ireland

Here’s when and how golf clubhouses can reopen in England and Ireland 2

🕔15:12, 24.Jun 2020

Golf clubs in England and the Republic of Ireland have now been given a firm date for when they can reopen their clubhouses – plus the process they must follow to do this.

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England Golf to send World Handicap System toolkit to clubs next month

England Golf to send World Handicap System toolkit to clubs next month 0

🕔06:29, 24.Jun 2020

England Golf is set to unveil a bespoke World Handicap System toolkit for golf clubs alongside a nationwide education campaign aimed at golfers, entitled ‘Know the Score’.

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Golf has an almost unique perception of safety

Golf has an almost unique perception of safety 3

🕔16:19, 23.Jun 2020

A new survey of nearly 1,500 golfers has found that golf has an almost unique perception of safety during the pandemic – and golfers are likely to play more but spend less money than normal in the months ahead.

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Club suspended and reinstated by Scottish Golf over lockdown issue

Club suspended and reinstated by Scottish Golf over lockdown issue 2

🕔11:44, 23.Jun 2020

A Scottish golf club had its membership of Scottish Golf briefly suspended over its plan to host a competition last weekend.

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Luke Edgcumbe named as the new general manager of Tandridge Golf Club

Luke Edgcumbe named as the new general manager of Tandridge Golf Club 0

🕔17:17, 22.Jun 2020

Tandridge Golf Club has appointed Luke Edgcumbe as its new general manager to oversee the stunning Surrey club’s drive to improve the member experience and attract new golfers.

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Golf club finds a swastika has been etched into the grass

Golf club finds a swastika has been etched into the grass 1

🕔19:44, 21.Jun 2020

A golf club in Blackpool has found racist messages including a swastika, and abuse at the NHS, have been etched into the grass using weed killer, according to local reports.

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Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid

Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid 4

🕔06:49, 20.Jun 2020

A golf course in Bristol has closed off nine of its 18 holes following advice from an ecologist, after a rare orchid that had grown during the lockdown was found at the venue.

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One golf club has seen its membership TREBLE in the last month 

One golf club has seen its membership TREBLE in the last month  4

🕔06:49, 19.Jun 2020

Some golf clubs that feared that they might not reopen when they closed in March are now stating their futures have been secured due to the current strong demand.

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Scottish golf clubs can now allow three and fourballs

Scottish golf clubs can now allow three and fourballs 0

🕔18:07, 18.Jun 2020

From Friday, June 19, Scottish golf clubs can allow fourballs to resume, provided the players in them come from a maximum of three different households.

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