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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Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules

Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules 34

🕔21:57, 31.Oct 2020

The new month-long coronavirus restrictions in England starting from November 5 specifically state that golf courses and driving ranges must close, immediately leading to widespread anger and disbelief.

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Here’s some of the World Golf Awards winners

Here’s some of the World Golf Awards winners 1

🕔08:51, 31.Oct 2020

The Belfry, Royal Dornoch, Trump Turnberry and José María Olazábal have all been recognised at the World Golf Awards, which was dominated by Covid-19.

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Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits 

Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits  3

🕔18:20, 27.Oct 2020

A US study of 135 golf courses in Minnesota has found that they offer major benefits to their local environment, particularly surrounding temperatures, pollinating, retaining stormwater nutrients and biodiversity.

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Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it

Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it 1

🕔06:58, 27.Oct 2020

A royal golf club that dates back to 1864 is to dig up a part of its course and move it due to coastal erosion.

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Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole

Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole 0

🕔07:02, 26.Oct 2020

A Scottish golf club has secured more than £15,000 of funding to reduce its reliance on mains water supplies.

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‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’

‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’ 4

🕔07:39, 24.Oct 2020

The secretary of a golf club that has experienced vandalism on the course, including people using hole cups as toilets, has said he is baffled about why it has taken place.

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Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close

Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close 1

🕔10:01, 23.Oct 2020

Several figures in the golfing industry have said they are furious that golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland and Wales are having to close due to new coronavirus restrictions.

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Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club

Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club 4

🕔18:08, 22.Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2004 Amateur Championship winner, Stuart Wilson, who has been named the new managing secretary of The Blairgowrie Golf Club.

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Saltex is postponed by another eight months

Saltex is postponed by another eight months 0

🕔16:51, 22.Oct 2020

The grounds management exhibition Saltex has been postponed until November 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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All Republic of Ireland golf clubs must close for six weeks

All Republic of Ireland golf clubs must close for six weeks 5

🕔11:47, 21.Oct 2020

All golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland must close for the next six weeks, according to a new Covid-19 ruling.

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This Welsh golf club will close to visitors for SIX weeks

This Welsh golf club will close to visitors for SIX weeks 0

🕔11:54, 20.Oct 2020

A Welsh golf club that will close for two weeks because of new coronavirus restrictions will remain partially shut for a further four due to the filming of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! nearby.

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Here’s the 328 English golf clubs that have received Covid funding

Here’s the 328 English golf clubs that have received Covid funding 7

🕔11:39, 20.Oct 2020

Was my golf club successful? England Golf has published a list of the 328 golf clubs that have received more than £2.5 million between them of coronavirus support.

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Donald Trump to build 4th 18-hole golf course in Scotland

Donald Trump to build 4th 18-hole golf course in Scotland 4

🕔11:26, 20.Oct 2020

Aberdeenshire Council has approved planning permission for the construction of a golf course that will be owned by US president, Donald Trump.

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All Welsh golf clubs told to close

All Welsh golf clubs told to close 5

🕔15:45, 19.Oct 2020

Golf courses have not been spared: All Welsh golf clubs and seemingly not just their clubhouses must close down for nearly two and a half weeks as the country enters a ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ in a bid to combat a rise in coronavirus infections.

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An MP suggests golf should be available on the NHS

An MP suggests golf should be available on the NHS 3

🕔06:46, 19.Oct 2020

The MP for North Warwickshire has said that the latest research on the health benefits of golf ‘furthers the argument for golf to be available through the UK’s National Health Service’.

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Herefordshire Golf Club becomes latest venue to be sold

Herefordshire Golf Club becomes latest venue to be sold 2

🕔07:03, 18.Oct 2020

The Herefordshire Golf Club, which was put up for sale during the lockdown with a guide price of between £1 million and £1.25 million, has been sold to three local businessmen.

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‘Golf’s traditions will make it the post-pandemic go-to sport’

‘Golf’s traditions will make it the post-pandemic go-to sport’ 5

🕔15:52, 16.Oct 2020

A psychologist and neuroscientist has said that golf’s traditions mean the game has the potential to ‘cement its place as the go-to leisure activity in a post-pandemic world’.

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Club’s dress code update intensifies debate

Club’s dress code update intensifies debate 17

🕔06:39, 16.Oct 2020

An English golf club that issued a statement on its website that ‘hoodies are not acceptable’, in response to Tyrrell Hatton wearing one during his recent victory at the BMW Championship, has intensified a debate about dress codes.

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New poll highlights how attractive golf is during a pandemic

New poll highlights how attractive golf is during a pandemic 4

🕔06:32, 15.Oct 2020

A poll of golfers across the United States, Canada and the UK has found that the surge in new members this summer has been driven by a desire for wellbeing.

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Golf participation has more than doubled in the last year

Golf participation has more than doubled in the last year 9

🕔15:48, 13.Oct 2020

New data on the surge of golf participation in the UK and Ireland in 2020 has found that the number of rounds booked online in September doubled from 2019’s figures.

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Crown Golf sells its seventh golf club in 2020

Crown Golf sells its seventh golf club in 2020 7

🕔09:26, 13.Oct 2020

Crown Golf has sold its seventh golf club this year – with the new owner stating it is discontinuing the membership at the latest venue and will run it as a pay-and-play facility instead.

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Clubs form reciprocal deal to help each other with Covid restrictions

Clubs form reciprocal deal to help each other with Covid restrictions 2

🕔07:05, 13.Oct 2020

Three golf clubs in Wales have formed an innovative partnership with each other to ensure golf club members have a course to play at if they otherwise cannot play due to local lockdown travel restrictions.

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Golf club manager hits out at new Covid restrictions

Golf club manager hits out at new Covid restrictions 4

🕔19:18, 12.Oct 2020

The managing secretary of a Scottish golf club has criticised a new coronavirus ruling that has meant the club has had to close its two clubhouses.

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Essex golf club to build a £700,000 adventure golf course

Essex golf club to build a £700,000 adventure golf course 2

🕔06:54, 12.Oct 2020

An Essex golf venue that already features a pitch and putt, a footgolf, a crazy golf and a discgolf course, is now building a £700,000 adventure golf course.

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Eleanor Cannon to step down as chair of Scottish Golf 

Eleanor Cannon to step down as chair of Scottish Golf  0

🕔18:05, 7.Oct 2020

The chair of Scottish Golf, Eleanor Cannon, is to step down next March, after what will be six years in the post.

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Manchester golf club closes down amid competing bids to buy the land

Manchester golf club closes down amid competing bids to buy the land 1

🕔07:45, 7.Oct 2020

A 94-year-old golf club with 290 members in Salford has closed down amid reports that a housing company and a campaign group were both bidding to buy it, but only one had backing from the local council.

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