Golf to be banned in Northern Ireland and for some people in Scotland

Golf to be banned in Northern Ireland and for some people in Scotland 0

🕔07:21, 25.Nov 2020

Golf is set to be banned in Northern Ireland for two weeks, and some golfers in Scotland will not be allowed to play at certain venues, according to reports.

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Another two golf courses hit by vandals

Another two golf courses hit by vandals 1

🕔07:49, 24.Nov 2020

Two historic Scottish golf courses, one 155 years old and the other 130 years old, have become the latest venues to be targeted by vandals.

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Confirmation comes that English golf clubs can reopen from December 2

Confirmation comes that English golf clubs can reopen from December 2 1

🕔20:14, 23.Nov 2020

The prime minister has confirmed that golf in England can resume on December 2. Here’s what we know so far about what English golf clubs are allowed to open and how golf can be played next month.

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Golf operator reports membership and participation surge in 2020

Golf operator reports membership and participation surge in 2020 1

🕔07:19, 23.Nov 2020

An operator of eight Scottish golf courses has reported an overall membership increase of a staggering 43 percent in 2020 compared with 2019.

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Neuroscientist: Golf fulfils a prescription for wellbeing

Neuroscientist: Golf fulfils a prescription for wellbeing 4

🕔07:22, 22.Nov 2020

A neuroscientist has written a paper that concludes that ‘golf fulfills the perfect prescription for wellbeing and happiness’.

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‘Record numbers’ at one club before second lockdown

‘Record numbers’ at one club before second lockdown 1

🕔07:06, 21.Nov 2020

A report on golf before the second lockdown in England suggests that record numbers played on the eve of course closures in early November.

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Golf participation in October was still soaring

Golf participation in October was still soaring 1

🕔06:29, 20.Nov 2020

New figures for rounds of golf played in the UK in October suggest that the participation boom was still going into the autumn, up by 65 percent compared with 2019.

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A lockdown football match took place on a golf course

A lockdown football match took place on a golf course 2

🕔09:17, 19.Nov 2020

An Essex golf course that closed down for 28 days due to the English lockdown has discovered that a ‘full-scale’ football match took place on its course.

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Two golf clubs close down for good

Two golf clubs close down for good 4

🕔07:17, 18.Nov 2020

Despite the huge participation increase in golf in 2020, two golf clubs, one in Derbyshire and one in Angus, have closed down.

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Report finds huge disparities in the business rates golf clubs pay

Report finds huge disparities in the business rates golf clubs pay 1

🕔06:22, 18.Nov 2020

An independent report on the UK’s business rates system has found that golf clubs pay amounts that range from £26 to £88 per member.

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Car ‘drives at 80mph’ on golf course

Car ‘drives at 80mph’ on golf course 5

🕔06:58, 17.Nov 2020

A car containing three young men has driven onto a nine-hole golf course in Lancashire, causing significant damage.

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Members regain control of club that could have closed down

Members regain control of club that could have closed down 6

🕔06:44, 16.Nov 2020

The members of a golf club that was a private members’ venue, but was then taken over by banks and a hedge fund due to financial issues, have now regained control and are looking to the future with confidence.

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Study finds golfers use online technology to practice at home during lockdowns

Study finds golfers use online technology to practice at home during lockdowns 0

🕔07:15, 15.Nov 2020

A research project carried out by two universities has found that golfers turn to online technology to hone their skills when golf courses are closed due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Golf tourism set to bounce back in 2021

Golf tourism set to bounce back in 2021 2

🕔07:37, 14.Nov 2020

A new survey has found increasing confidence in golf tourism for 2021 following a very difficult 2020 due to the pandemic.

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Historic golf club reveals it has had an outstanding year

Historic golf club reveals it has had an outstanding year 1

🕔06:35, 13.Nov 2020

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs, which could have closed down six years ago, has said it has experienced a more than 200 percent membership increase.

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‘Golf could have provided a lockdown tonic’ 

‘Golf could have provided a lockdown tonic’  5

🕔10:16, 12.Nov 2020

Golf resort operators have been detailing their disappointment that the 28 day lockdown in England has resulted in the closing of their courses, as well as their bars, restaurants, hotels and spas.

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Scientists say allowing walkers on urban golf courses risks biodiversity

Scientists say allowing walkers on urban golf courses risks biodiversity 5

🕔07:59, 11.Nov 2020

A group of Australian scientists have said allowing walkers to use golf courses during Covid-19 lockdowns is a threat to biodiversity.

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“We are all so sad and angry to think people could do this”

“We are all so sad and angry to think people could do this” 5

🕔06:48, 10.Nov 2020

A historic golf club that has said it will close down next year has had vandals tear up its course, and the damage is so severe that it may still be affected even after the latest lockdown ends.

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Scottish club survived spring lockdown because locals didn’t want to lose it

Scottish club survived spring lockdown because locals didn’t want to lose it 2

🕔06:45, 9.Nov 2020

The captain of a golf club on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland has said his venue could have closed down during the March to May lockdown but it survived thanks to its members and other locals.

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Many more golf rounds were played this September than in previous years’ summer months

Many more golf rounds were played this September than in previous years’ summer months 0

🕔11:35, 6.Nov 2020

New data on golf participation in the UK has found that significantly more rounds were played this September than in any summer month in the previous four years.

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Woman who granted a golfing wish to her dying husband has now introduced 100 children to golf

Woman who granted a golfing wish to her dying husband has now introduced 100 children to golf 4

🕔07:21, 6.Nov 2020

A woman who took up golf in 2017 because this was her dying husband’s wish has now introduced the game to more than 100 children via a golf academy she launched.

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‘Teething problems’ in first week of new World Handicap System

‘Teething problems’ in first week of new World Handicap System 29

🕔13:44, 5.Nov 2020

There are reports of teething problems, which were anticipated by golf’s authorities, after the new World Handicap System (WHS) was launched in the UK on Monday.

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Golf club managers are dismayed over new course closures

Golf club managers are dismayed over new course closures 4

🕔14:42, 4.Nov 2020

Several golf club managers, directors and professionals, and an MP, have expressed strong disagreement over the closure of courses in England from November 5 to December 2.

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Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close

Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close 1

🕔12:37, 3.Nov 2020

Michael Gove has apologised for the confusion surrounding golf clubs in England and confirmed that they will have to close for 28 days.

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Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve

Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve 26

🕔17:07, 2.Nov 2020

The prime minister has dashed hopes that golf courses in England will be allowed to remain open from November 5 to December 2 after all.

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Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times

Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times 2

🕔12:35, 2.Nov 2020

Golf and outdoor tennis in England are hopeful that they will be subjected to a reprieve and be allowed to continue, The Times newspaper has reported, as several golf clubs back the petition calling for them to remain open.

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Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures

Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures 16

🕔12:50, 1.Nov 2020

A petition for golf courses to be allowed to stay open during the November lockdown in England hit 100,000 signatures within just a few hours of launching, as England Golf says it will challenge the government over the decision to close them.

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