Ben Stow half way to joining European Tour

Ben Stow half way to joining European Tour 0

🕔15:26, 30.Nov 2011

A second year undergraduate on the unique foundation science degree in tournament golf, Ben Stow, has qualified for the second stage of the European Tour School. No other degree like

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John Deere withdraws from irrigation

John Deere withdraws from irrigation 0

🕔15:09, 30.Nov 2011

Course machinery manufacturer John Deere is to withdraw from the turf irrigation business as part of a “strategic realignment” that will enable the company to focus on its “core equipment competencies in the worldwide golf and turf markets”. John Deere

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Turfgrass science student wins college award

Turfgrass science student wins college award 2

🕔14:56, 30.Nov 2011

Jonathan Wall, an assistant greenkeeper at the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club, has won Myerscough College’s best student award. Jonathan, a part-time student for the past three years, graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in turfgrass science and was presented with

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Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event

Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event 0

🕔17:20, 29.Nov 2011

The chairman of the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), Jim Robinson, has praised the English Women’s Golf La Manga Club Challenge, which took place in Spain recently. The four-day event attracted a bumper field for some competitive off-season golf and plenty

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Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve

Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve 0

🕔17:10, 29.Nov 2011

The general manager of one of the Algarve’s biggest golf courses has said that 2011 has seen a significant rise in British golfers visiting the region. Jorge Almeida, general manager of Vale d’Oliveiras Resort & Spa, said that his club

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Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge

Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge 0

🕔17:02, 29.Nov 2011

David Green revealed ice in his veins to coolly par the closing hole and earn his Dukinfield Golf Club victory in the inaugural Lombard Challenge, a PGA pro-captain Tournament. The 31-year-old, who has been head pro at the Manchester club

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The Marrakech Golf Club to open next year

The Marrakech Golf Club to open next year 0

🕔16:56, 29.Nov 2011

The Marrakech Golf Club, Assoufid, one of the best new courses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, featuring spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, is set to open in spring 2012. The championship layout, a design by Scottish

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Golf clubs can apply for RHI

Golf clubs can apply for RHI 2

🕔15:31, 29.Nov 2011

Golf clubs can now apply for the lucrative Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – a government-backed scheme that will pay them for generating heat and hot water via renewable heating technologies. As from November 28, 2011, clubs can apply to Ofgem

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The R&A donates £75k to St Andrews’ juniors

The R&A donates £75k to St Andrews’ juniors 0

🕔12:56, 29.Nov 2011

The R&A is to invest £75,000 in the St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association (SALJGA) over the next five years. SALJGA is a 10-year-old partnership between St Andrews Links Trust and local golf clubs that provides co-ordinated support for the

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Ballot for Old Course tee times moved

Ballot for Old Course tee times moved 0

🕔15:17, 28.Nov 2011

The ballot for tee times on the world famous Old Course at St Andrews will be changing to being drawn two days ahead from January 2012. The ballot has been drawn one day ahead for many years but St Andrews

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Eddie and Monty visit Afghanistan

Eddie and Monty visit Afghanistan 0

🕔15:10, 28.Nov 2011

GCMA member Eddie Bullock and Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie have visited British troops in Afghanistan. Bullock, who is also captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), was joined by his predecessor, former PGA captain Parnell Reilly, from Bradley Park

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Golfers urged to go fluorescent

Golfers urged to go fluorescent 0

🕔10:49, 27.Nov 2011

Howley Hall Golf Club in Yorkshire’s members and visitors have been urged to use fluorescent golf balls – because crows keep stealing the white balls. A spokesman for the RSPB has said that the birds in the local area have

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Castletown sold in multi-million pound deal

Castletown sold in multi-million pound deal 0

🕔10:05, 26.Nov 2011

Castletown Golf Links, considered to be the best golf course on the Isle of Man, has been bought by a South African businessman “in a multi-million pound deal”. Philip Vermeulen, who lives on the island and runs a company called

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Groupon sees 100 per cent rise in golf deals

Groupon sees 100 per cent rise in golf deals 0

🕔15:01, 25.Nov 2011

The ‘deal-of-the-day’ website, Groupon, has revealed that it is processing twice as many deals for British golf clubs than it was just one year ago. “This year has seen twice as many golf deals compared to 2010 and we now

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Judge reinstates expelled member

Judge reinstates expelled member 3

🕔17:32, 24.Nov 2011

An expelled member of Dullatur Golf Club in Scotland has been reinstated by one of the most senior judges in the country. Bobby Innes, who ran the club’s website as a volunteer, was, according to the Daily Record, booted out

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Chorley golf club to employ 20 more people

Chorley golf club to employ 20 more people 0

🕔17:32, 23.Nov 2011

Oak Royal Golf and Country Club in Chorley has been granted planning permission to build a 26-room hotel employing 20 people. Work will begin before the end of the year on the £1 million three-storey project, which will see the

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Body found by Whitecraigs Golf Club

Body found by Whitecraigs Golf Club 0

🕔17:21, 23.Nov 2011

A body has been found by Whitecraigs Golf Club in Glasgow by a member of the public. While forensic tests are being carried out to establish the man’s identity, the local press in Glasgow is linking the man to the

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Irish club to sell off nationalist paintings

Irish club to sell off nationalist paintings 0

🕔18:26, 22.Nov 2011

Paintings that depict the Proclamation of the Irish Republic are to be sold by Druids Glen Golf Resort in Ireland and the money gained will fund a refurbishment of the clubhouse. The seven portraits, which depict the seven signatories of

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Politicians oppose third Guernsey course

Politicians oppose third Guernsey course 0

🕔18:11, 22.Nov 2011

Plans to build what would only be the third 18-hole golf course in Guernsey have been opposed by two senior local politicians. Elected representatives Tony Spruce, who sits on the public services board, and Robert Sillars, a member of the

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Homeless man found on Dunscar’s green

Homeless man found on Dunscar’s green 0

🕔17:37, 21.Nov 2011

A mountain rescue team was called to Dunscar Golf Club in Lancashire on Sunday, after a homeless man was found suffering from suspected hypothermia on one of the greens. The man, in his late 50s, was discovered by a 70-year-old

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Turnberry trials new bunker solution

Turnberry trials new bunker solution 0

🕔15:44, 21.Nov 2011

Turnberry Golf club has become the second Open Championship venue to trial a new bunker-face solution that resists all forms of erosion. EnviroBunker, a bunker-face and edge solution, requires no maintenance, has a design life in excess of 20 years,

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Windlesham Golf Club links with Porsche Design

Windlesham Golf Club links with Porsche Design 1

🕔10:39, 21.Nov 2011

Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey has formed a partnership with Porsche Design, a leading luxury brand in high-end men’s accessories. The deal will see the golf club become the first in England to stock Porsche Design sportswear and accessories via its pro

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Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k

Warrenpoint GC’s members could lose £4k 0

🕔14:46, 20.Nov 2011

Members of Warrenpoint Golf Club in Northern Ireland could lose nearly £4,000 on a loan payment they made in 2005. The club set up a financial scheme six years ago, in which every member invested £4,500 so that the club

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Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis

Tamworth enters a CVA to solve debt crisis 0

🕔14:33, 20.Nov 2011

Tamworth Golf Centre in Staffordshire has entered into a Corporate Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors, which it owes nearly £200,000 to. The deal will see the municipal course pay its debts over an agreed period of time. However, its

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Fairmont St Andrews wins European gong

Fairmont St Andrews wins European gong 0

🕔10:06, 19.Nov 2011

Fairmont St Andrews has been voted European Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ (IAGTO). Voted by 400-plus specialist golf tour operators in 58 different countries, the accolade comes hot on the heels of

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New Slovakian course given PGA branding

New Slovakian course given PGA branding 0

🕔09:56, 19.Nov 2011

A new golf club in Slovakia is to be given Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) branding. The Black Stork Resort joins Gleneagles and The Belfry, plus Bayhood Beijing No.9, PGA National Russia and Antalya Golf Club in Turkey in having a

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Golf course painting to sell for ‘up to £30k’

Golf course painting to sell for ‘up to £30k’ 1

🕔17:26, 17.Nov 2011

An early 19th century watercolour showing two boys playing golf on the Old Links of Musselburgh is estimated to be sold for £20,000 to £30,000 next month. The drawing of the world’s oldest club, where the game has been played

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