‘Golf club membership remains relevant and affordable’

‘Golf club membership remains relevant and affordable’ 18

🕔07:09, 14.Jun 2020

The chief executive of England Golf has said the surge in memberships in England in the last month is proof that being a member is both affordable and relevant.

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‘Social distancing restaurant’ to open in Cornwall in July

‘Social distancing restaurant’ to open in Cornwall in July 2

🕔15:39, 12.Jun 2020

A Cornish hotel has said it has revamped its restaurant so that it conforms to social distancing guidelines, and it will open early next month. 

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Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge

Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge 2

🕔06:59, 12.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs across England are reintroducing competition golf – with some saying the number of entries they’re receiving is in the hundreds of golfers.

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No evidence that golfers ‘are hiding in ferries’

No evidence that golfers ‘are hiding in ferries’ 1 Updated

🕔06:46, 11.Jun 2020

A golf club located on a remote Scottish island has said it has found no evidence that reports that golfers are hiding in vans in ferries so they can play the course are true.

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Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs

Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs 6

🕔06:50, 10.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs have reported that they are experiencing a boom in revenues due to the current strong demand to play golf, with this including a sharp rise in non-golf income such as from coaching and even food and beverage.

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Two leading golf clubs devastated by fire shortly after reopening

Two leading golf clubs devastated by fire shortly after reopening 1

🕔10:17, 9.Jun 2020

Two golf clubs, one 117 years old and the other opened by a US president, have both seen their clubhouses devastated by fires just days after their golf courses reopened following the lockdown.

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‘We’ll have no choice but to cease trading until next April’

‘We’ll have no choice but to cease trading until next April’ 2

🕔06:28, 6.Jun 2020

A number of golf clubs that rely on overseas visitors, particularly in Scotland and Ireland, fear that they will have to close down unless government action is taken before the end of this month.

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Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19 2

🕔13:19, 5.Jun 2020

A golf club in Buckinghamshire is believed to be the first in the UK to announce it is closing down since the coronavirus pandemic started.

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Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a membership surge

Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a membership surge 6

🕔06:29, 5.Jun 2020

Several Scottish golf clubs are experiencing a surge in members after it became the last country in the UK to reopen its golf courses, with one saying 12 people joined just because they enjoyed walking around it during the lockdown.

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The first locker rooms can reopen in the UK this Monday

The first locker rooms can reopen in the UK this Monday 2

🕔10:56, 4.Jun 2020

Golf club locker rooms, which have been closed in the UK since March, can reopen in Northern Ireland from this Monday.

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‘Our future is now secure’

‘Our future is now secure’ 4

🕔10:58, 3.Jun 2020

The president of a Scottish golf club that feared it would close down in March has said the club’s future is now secure due to the increase in membership sales, while an English venue has said it is already taking staff off of furlough.

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PGA professionals in England can now coach in groups of six people

PGA professionals in England can now coach in groups of six people 0

🕔17:47, 1.Jun 2020

As of today (June 1), golf coaches in England can teach in groups of up to six people – ie the PGA professional and a maximum of five others – England Golf has confirmed.

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Nearly a half of ‘nomadic’ golfers are considering joining a club

Nearly a half of ‘nomadic’ golfers are considering joining a club 4

🕔11:20, 1.Jun 2020

A survey of avid golfers who are not members of clubs in England in late May has found that more than two in five are considering joining a club at the moment.

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Vandals tear up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened

Vandals tear up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened 19

🕔12:37, 30.May 2020

Yobs have torn up several greens at a Scottish golf course just before it reopened after more than two months of lockdown, and an English venue says it is offering a reward as its course has also been vandalised.

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‘We’re thinking of keeping the two-ball format’

‘We’re thinking of keeping the two-ball format’ 1

🕔07:12, 30.May 2020

A Durham golf club has said it is considering permanently keeping the two-ball format as the pace of play is so fast, as it has also showcased the gratitude a young girl has to the greenkeepers for their work during the lockdown.

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Members of two households can play golf together in Wales

Members of two households can play golf together in Wales 0

🕔18:36, 29.May 2020

Members of two different households can play golf together in Wales from Monday, June 1, for the first time since the lockdown restrictions eased, Wales Golf has confirmed.

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Scottish golf clubs report full booking sheets

Scottish golf clubs report full booking sheets 2

🕔15:33, 29.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs have reported that their booking sheets have been full on the first day of the resumption of golf, according to the chief operating officer of Scottish Golf, Karin Sharp.

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All golf courses in England can allow fourballs from Monday

All golf courses in England can allow fourballs from Monday 2

🕔11:08, 29.May 2020

England Golf has confirmed that all golf courses in England can reintroduce four players from different households teeing off together from Monday, June 1 – although some clubs are suggesting they will continue only with twoballs.

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Frustration as some golfers fail to socially distance

Frustration as some golfers fail to socially distance 12

🕔06:29, 29.May 2020

A golf club has warned that golfers who fail to respect social distancing rules risk having the venue closed down, after an image showed five golfers standing next to each other at a tee.

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Excitement builds in Scotland as golf courses told they can reopen

Excitement builds in Scotland as golf courses told they can reopen 1

🕔13:05, 28.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs are prepared for a huge amount of traffic as confirmation comes that they can reopen tomorrow, with some calling for the introduction of a Covid-19 assurance scheme to prove to the world they are safe venues.

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‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’

‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’ 1

🕔09:56, 28.May 2020

The captain of a Lincolnshire golf club has said his venue is set to be financially healthier than it was before the two month lockdown started.

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England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions

England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions 1

🕔06:43, 28.May 2020

England Golf will be using the Tacit Lifter with the Covid-19 Clip on its flags for elite competitions and championships later this year, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’

‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’ 0

🕔11:01, 27.May 2020

The owner of a London golf club has detected two consequences of the resumption of golf in the UK: some golf venues might have to close for several days for maintenance because they are so busy, and the price of golf balls in some areas is soaring.

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All Welsh golf clubs given 5 month affiliation fee holiday

All Welsh golf clubs given 5 month affiliation fee holiday 2

🕔16:20, 26.May 2020

All golf clubs in Wales are to be given a five-month affiliation fee payment holiday to help them cope with an estimated £5.6 million loss caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week 8

🕔07:09, 23.May 2020

The membership ‘surge’ since the reopening of golf courses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland appears to have gotten even stronger in the last few days – and many of the new members are aged 30 to 50.

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Scottish golf clubs ‘can prepare for a return to golf on May 29’

Scottish golf clubs ‘can prepare for a return to golf on May 29’ 1

🕔19:24, 21.May 2020

Scottish golf clubs look set to be able to reopen for golf from Friday, May 29, following the publication of the Scottish government’s ‘road map’ on how the lockdown will be eased.

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Crail Golfing Society appoints its second head pro in 234 years

Crail Golfing Society appoints its second head pro in 234 years 11

🕔18:00, 21.May 2020

David Snodgrass has been appointed as the new head professional at the Scottish golf club Crail Golfing Society – incredibly he will become only the second head pro in the club’s 234 year history.

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