Several golf courses have reported fires in recent days

Several golf courses have reported fires in recent days 0

🕔10:49, 18.Aug 2022

Several golf clubs have reported fires on their venues since the start of this month as numerous courses have introduced smoking bans.

Read Full Article
Rounds of golf sees only a slight fall on 2021’s levels

Rounds of golf sees only a slight fall on 2021’s levels 0

🕔11:49, 17.Aug 2022

The first quarterly year-on-year golf participation research which isn’t distorted by course lockdowns shows a slight drop – but significant growth compared with long-term data.

Read Full Article
Drawings and details of The R&A’s Glasgow golf concept are released

Drawings and details of The R&A’s Glasgow golf concept are released 5

🕔10:45, 16.Aug 2022

The R&A has revealed the name of its new ‘golf concept’ that will open in Glasgow next summer, along with artistic drawings and other details.

Read Full Article
“I’ve never experienced conditions as punishing as this summer”

“I’ve never experienced conditions as punishing as this summer” 1

🕔11:54, 15.Aug 2022

The course manager of a golf club in Kent has said in his 40 years of greenkeeping he has never experienced conditions like what he has this summer.

Read Full Article
“Do they know how much water it takes to make cement?”

“Do they know how much water it takes to make cement?” 18

🕔13:08, 14.Aug 2022

Environmental campaigners have been mocked online for filling golf holes at courses in France with cement to make a point about irrigation – even though water is required to make cement.

Read Full Article
Campaigns launched to prevent two more former golf courses becoming housing estates

Campaigns launched to prevent two more former golf courses becoming housing estates 0

🕔11:38, 13.Aug 2022

Residents and some local councillors near two golf clubs that closed down in recent years are campaigning to ensure the green spaces are not converted into housing.

Read Full Article
Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens named as Solheim Cup vice-captains

Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens named as Solheim Cup vice-captains 0

🕔11:06, 12.Aug 2022

European Solheim Cup captain Suzann Pettersen has named Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens as her three vice-captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup.

Read Full Article
Historic golf club is crowdfunding due to rising energy costs

Historic golf club is crowdfunding due to rising energy costs 2

🕔12:00, 10.Aug 2022

A 19th century Scottish golf club has set up a crowdfunder as rising costs have meant that its income no longer supports its expenditure.

Read Full Article
Where are the hosepipe bans and how do they affect golf irrigation?

Where are the hosepipe bans and how do they affect golf irrigation? 1

🕔10:58, 10.Aug 2022

So far four water companies in England and Wales have announced they have brought in or will bring in a hosepipe ban, and a further three say they may introduce one.

Read Full Article
Green Party peer calls for ‘fewer golf courses’

Green Party peer calls for ‘fewer golf courses’ 6

🕔09:29, 9.Aug 2022

Green Party life peer Baroness Bennett has called for a reduction in the number of golf courses in the UK, despite being presented with evidence that many clubs are benefiting the environment.

Read Full Article
Golf club could be converted into retirement village

Golf club could be converted into retirement village 4

🕔11:57, 5.Aug 2022

A golf club in Surrey has submitted a planning application to be redeveloped into a retirement community featuring 200 homes and a care home.

Read Full Article
Scottish club receives £40k grant to improve disability access

Scottish club receives £40k grant to improve disability access 1

🕔12:24, 4.Aug 2022

A Scottish golf club has received a grant of £40,000 from its local council to carry out works to ensure improved access for people with disabilities.

Read Full Article
Sir Nick Faldo to design new course in Kent

Sir Nick Faldo to design new course in Kent 2

🕔08:02, 4.Aug 2022

The most successful European golfer of all time, Sir Nick Faldo, is to design a new par-three golf course and putting green in Kent.

Read Full Article
Golf club teams up with university to launch participation research

Golf club teams up with university to launch participation research 0

🕔11:49, 3.Aug 2022

Carnoustie Golf Links has linked up with Abertay University to launch a ‘golf research hub’ that will focus on increasing participation in under-represented groups.

Read Full Article
Rounds of golf are up 73% compared with 2019

Rounds of golf are up 73% compared with 2019 0

🕔12:17, 2.Aug 2022

New data has found that the number of rounds of golf played in the UK this year is up significantly on 2019’s levels – suggesting that the pandemic surge is having a long lasting effect on participation.

Read Full Article
Two clubs gain approval to build housing

Two clubs gain approval to build housing 1

🕔11:07, 29.Jul 2022

Two golf clubs have both received planning permission to build homes which could secure their futures.

Read Full Article
Portugal announces restrictions on irrigation at golf clubs

Portugal announces restrictions on irrigation at golf clubs 2

🕔10:51, 27.Jul 2022

As a survey reveals golf courses are using far less water than they used to, drought-hit Portugal has announced that irrigation of them in the Algarve will be restricted.

Read Full Article
18 Welsh clubs benefit from sustainability grants

18 Welsh clubs benefit from sustainability grants 3

🕔13:50, 25.Jul 2022

Nearly 20 golf clubs in Wales have benefitted from grants totalling just under £40,000 to help them foster nature, improve water efficiency and reduce emissions.

Read Full Article
Fires ‘deliberately’ started at golf course

Fires ‘deliberately’ started at golf course 0

🕔11:06, 25.Jul 2022

A golf course that has its future up in the air has suffered a spate of seemingly deliberately-started fires during the recent heatwave in the UK.

Read Full Article
Nearly 400 golf clubs now offer GolfSixes

Nearly 400 golf clubs now offer GolfSixes 3

🕔12:12, 22.Jul 2022

The R&A has revealed that 386 golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland now offer the junior tournament GolfSixes, which will be rolled out to six new countries.

Read Full Article
Golf club managers are working in kitchens due to vacancies

Golf club managers are working in kitchens due to vacancies 1

🕔08:35, 22.Jul 2022

A survey has found that there are widespread vacancies for staff at the moment, so much so that golf club managers are increasingly on rotas to work in kitchens.

Read Full Article
Campaign launched in Wales to get people playing golf

Campaign launched in Wales to get people playing golf 0

🕔15:13, 21.Jul 2022

An animated campaign has been launched in Wales to encourage people to play golf to improve their health and lifestyle.

Read Full Article
Victoria Falls could lose heritage status if golf course is built

Victoria Falls could lose heritage status if golf course is built 0

🕔10:12, 20.Jul 2022

The United Nations has informed the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia that Victoria Falls could lose its unique heritage status if a golf course is built at the site.

Read Full Article
Golf club in Kent to close due to proposed road crossing

Golf club in Kent to close due to proposed road crossing 0

🕔11:52, 19.Jul 2022

A golf club in Kent has said it will close at the end of August as its directors have agreed to sell the land to make way for a proposed road crossing to link Kent and Essex.

Read Full Article
Another UK golf resort is sold

Another UK golf resort is sold 0

🕔11:24, 18.Jul 2022

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire has become the latest UK golfing resort to be sold.

Read Full Article
New £20 million golf club in Leicestershire set to go ahead

New £20 million golf club in Leicestershire set to go ahead 0

🕔14:12, 17.Jul 2022

Planning for a major new 18-hole golf club in Leicestershire to replace an existing venue a few miles away has been recommended for approval.

Read Full Article
Woman jailed for robbing elderly men in golf club car parks

Woman jailed for robbing elderly men in golf club car parks 0

🕔07:49, 15.Jul 2022

A Romanian woman who was part of a gang known as the ‘Rolex Rippers’ has been jailed for 40 months for stealing watches from elderly men typically in golf clubs.

Read Full Article

Join Our Mailing List


Read the latest issues

Advertise With Us

For editorial enquiries in the magazine or online, contact:

Alistair.Dunsmuir@hdidmedia.com


For advertising enquiries in the magazine or online, contact:

Barry.Dyett@hdidmedia.com

Social media