Golf course reopening decision ‘to be revealed on February 22’

Golf course reopening decision ‘to be revealed on February 22’ 23

🕔12:17, 5.Feb 2021

A decision on when golf courses can reopen in England will be revealed on February 22, and it is likely to be ‘within weeks’ from the schools’ reopening date of March 8, reports The Times.

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18% of golfers claim to have seen ‘Covid transmission risks’

18% of golfers claim to have seen ‘Covid transmission risks’ 6

🕔07:12, 5.Feb 2021

A survey of 1,000 golfers has found 18% claimed they witnessed ‘Covid-19 transmission risks’ while playing golf recently – but research shows the risk of transmission on a golf course is actually ‘extremely low’.

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The number of golf clubs with a waiting list has doubled

The number of golf clubs with a waiting list has doubled 11

🕔06:07, 4.Feb 2021

The number of UK golf clubs that have a waiting list for members has more than doubled in the past 12 months from 22 to 45 percent, according to a new survey.

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Golf brand helps acquisition of club – saving it from closure

Golf brand helps acquisition of club – saving it from closure 2

🕔07:42, 3.Feb 2021

A company that runs golf events, sells golf clothing and offers discounted green fees at several venues has helped save a UK golf club from closing down.

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More clubs report record membership growth

More clubs report record membership growth 3

🕔07:25, 2.Feb 2021

Several more UK golf clubs have reported record membership growth in the last year (and optimism for 2021), even though in most cases their courses have been closed for more than a third of that time.

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Another golf course vandalised by quad bikes

Another golf course vandalised by quad bikes 4

🕔12:22, 1.Feb 2021

A golf course in Wales has suffered ‘extensive damage’ and has become the latest venue to have had quad bikes drive onto it, which has torn up the surface.

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Can golf be played safely during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Can golf be played safely during the Covid-19 pandemic? 18

🕔12:19, 29.Jan 2021

New research has found that the ‘level of [Covid-19] transmission from playing golf is likely to be extremely low’ and has led to calls that an expert in physical activity joins the UK’s SAGE advisory group.

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Club needs to downsize to 12 holes ‘in order to survive’

Club needs to downsize to 12 holes ‘in order to survive’ 4

🕔07:53, 29.Jan 2021

A Buckinghamshire golf club has said it needs to downsize from 18 holes to 12 – and build an area for mobile homes where those former six holes were located – otherwise it will not be financially viable.

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Edinburgh golf courses report huge growth in last year

Edinburgh golf courses report huge growth in last year 2

🕔06:37, 28.Jan 2021

Municipal golf courses in Edinburgh have reported that the number of rounds on their venues, and membership of them, was nearly two-thirds higher in the second half of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

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‘Nomad’ handicap plan to bring in £5 million for England Golf

‘Nomad’ handicap plan to bring in £5 million for England Golf 8

🕔07:13, 27.Jan 2021

England Golf’s proposal to offer handicaps to non-members of golf clubs is projected to bring in about £5 million of income to the organisation per year, within five years.

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Call for improved signage as man has surgery on his testicle after being hit by a golf ball

Call for improved signage as man has surgery on his testicle after being hit by a golf ball 3

🕔07:18, 25.Jan 2021

A man who was struck by a ball as he walked along a golf course in Cheshire last month has had surgery on his testicle – and called for golf clubs to improve signage that highlights risks.

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Charity terminates lease of club less than a year after acquiring it

Charity terminates lease of club less than a year after acquiring it 0

🕔12:55, 22.Jan 2021

A charity that took over the running of a Surrey golf club just last summer has terminated its lease and said the club has been ‘burdened by a commercially unrealistic rent’.

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Vandals rip up fairways at Scottish golf club

Vandals rip up fairways at Scottish golf club 2

🕔07:11, 22.Jan 2021

Vandals have driven on to a Scottish golf course on quad bikes, causing significant damage worth several thousands of pounds, and to an English course as well.

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Most golf clubs are not offering financial incentives to members

Most golf clubs are not offering financial incentives to members 7

🕔06:18, 21.Jan 2021

A new survey of UK golf clubs has found less than a quarter are offering either a price reduction or deferral option for members financially struggling amid the pandemic but who might want to renew their annual subscription.

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Non-members of English golf clubs ‘will be offered a handicap this year’

Non-members of English golf clubs ‘will be offered a handicap this year’ 30

🕔07:39, 20.Jan 2021

The chief executive of England Golf has suggested that, for the first time ever, this year golfers who are not members of golf clubs will be offered a handicap.

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‘We’ve been inundated with enquiries’

‘We’ve been inundated with enquiries’ 3

🕔06:57, 19.Jan 2021

A golf group that runs seven resorts in England and Scotland has said it has been ‘inundated with enquiries’, particularly for the second quarter of 2021, despite – or perhaps because of – the pandemic.

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‘Why can you go for a walk but not play golf?’

‘Why can you go for a walk but not play golf?’ 10

🕔07:01, 18.Jan 2021

Golf club managers whose venues have closed due to coronavirus restrictions are continuing to state how disappointed and frustrated they are by the decision.

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Another club is hit by fly-tipping

Another club is hit by fly-tipping 0

🕔07:42, 15.Jan 2021

An Isle of Wight golf club has become the latest venue to report that it has been the victim of fly-tipping.

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‘The pandemic has created an opportunity for golf’

‘The pandemic has created an opportunity for golf’ 0

🕔07:29, 14.Jan 2021

A Hampshire golf club that has seen a sharp rise in new members in the last year due to the pandemic has said Covid-19 is providing an opportunity for venues after years of decline.

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Golf club may ban walkers following antisocial behaviour

Golf club may ban walkers following antisocial behaviour 0

🕔12:33, 13.Jan 2021

A golf club in Lancashire that has allowed walkers to use its course for exercise during the lockdown has said it may stop this after the venue was vandalised.

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‘Subscriptions are coming in nicely’

‘Subscriptions are coming in nicely’ 0

🕔16:41, 12.Jan 2021

The manager of a golf club in lockdown has suggested he is optimistic for 2021 despite recent events – which, crucially, have not deterred his club’s members from renewing their annual subscriptions.

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The R&A joins the PGA in cutting ties with Trump branded golf clubs

The R&A joins the PGA in cutting ties with Trump branded golf clubs 17

🕔17:10, 11.Jan 2021

The R&A, golf’s governing body outside of the USA and Mexico, has said it will not stage a championship at Trump Turnberry for the ‘foreseeable future’, following a similar move by the PGA of America.

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Club finds evidence of ‘medieval settlement’ underneath its course

Club finds evidence of ‘medieval settlement’ underneath its course 0

🕔07:09, 11.Jan 2021

A golf club in Gloucestershire has found evidence of a medieval settlement underneath the venue, as a result of applying for planning permission to make alterations to two of its greens.

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“The challenge now is to maintain last year’s progress”

“The challenge now is to maintain last year’s progress” 0

🕔13:53, 8.Jan 2021

The new managing secretary of The Blairgowrie Golf Club – the current GB&I Walker Cup captain – has said he is optimistic for 2021, even though it threatens to be overshadowed by Covid-19.

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Membership of Irish golf clubs has increased by more than 10%

Membership of Irish golf clubs has increased by more than 10% 0

🕔07:35, 8.Jan 2021

Membership of golf clubs in Ireland rose by more than 10 per cent in 2020, making up for nearly a decade of losses, according to the CEO of Golf Ireland.

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‘Open golf clubs’ petition passes 100,000 signatures

‘Open golf clubs’ petition passes 100,000 signatures 9

🕔18:38, 7.Jan 2021

A petition to reopen golf courses during the current lockdown in England has passed 100,000 signatures – the threshold for the UK government to consider any petition on its website for debate in parliament.

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Golf course that was set to close down is saved

Golf course that was set to close down is saved 1

🕔12:21, 7.Jan 2021

A Nottinghamshire golf course that had been earmarked for closure has been saved amid the surge in demand to play golf.

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