‘Why can you play golf in Scotland but not in England?’

‘Why can you play golf in Scotland but not in England?’ 15

🕔12:25, 6.Jan 2021

Managers and owners of English golf clubs have expressed their disappointment that they have to close their venues for a third time in less than a year due to new Covid-19 restrictions.

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‘No limitations’ on greenkeeping during UK lockdowns

‘No limitations’ on greenkeeping during UK lockdowns 0

🕔19:58, 5.Jan 2021

There will be ‘no limitations’ placed on maintenance activities able to be undertaken by the greenkeeping teams at golf facilities during the current lockdowns.

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Golf courses can remain open in Scotland – but must close in England

Golf courses can remain open in Scotland – but must close in England 12

🕔20:30, 4.Jan 2021

“Extremely disappointed.” Industry bodies react as golf clubs told to close again in England, but they can remain open in Scotland, leading to the Scottish Golf website crashing.

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Police arrive at golf club as it is asked to close due to Covid-19

Police arrive at golf club as it is asked to close due to Covid-19 3

🕔21:44, 3.Jan 2021

A golf club that has holes in Tier 3 in England, where golf is allowed, and in Wales, where amateur golf is currently forbidden, has been asked to close.

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More golf clubs report growth for 2020

More golf clubs report growth for 2020 2

🕔06:33, 23.Dec 2020

At least two more Scottish golf clubs have reported remarkable growth for 2020, driven by the pandemic.

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Two golf courses to open hotels

Two golf courses to open hotels 0

🕔07:11, 22.Dec 2020

Two UK golf resorts have both announced they will open a new hotel.

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‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair

‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair 4

🕔07:19, 21.Dec 2020

A golf club in Greater Manchester has found cement has been poured into its holes and greens have been dug up, costing potentially £25,000-worth of damage.

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Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire

Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire 1

🕔07:47, 20.Dec 2020

The owner of a Sussex golf club is taking legal action over building contractors after a major fire devastated the venue in 2018.

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Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland

Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland 4

🕔18:25, 19.Dec 2020

Golf courses in Tier 4 in England can remain open but venues in Wales and Northern Ireland must close, according to new coronavirus restrictions.

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98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health

98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health 9

🕔08:13, 19.Dec 2020

A new survey has found that almost all golfers believe the game improves their mental health.

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Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing

Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing 2

🕔07:26, 18.Dec 2020

Members of an Irish golf club have said they are taking legal proceedings against the club to stop it from closing at the end of the month, as they believe the notice period they were given has been too short.

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Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects

Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects 4

🕔06:57, 17.Dec 2020

Another two golf clubs have announced that they will invest heavily in themselves, as more data about the 2020 participation boom is released.

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Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue

Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue 0

🕔07:28, 16.Dec 2020

The owners of a Kent golf club have had to pay nearly £6,000 to remove 35 tonnes of waste that had been fly-tipped by its entrance.

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Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020

Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020 1

🕔07:53, 15.Dec 2020

A Scottish golf course has said the number of rounds played at its venue between June and October this year was nearly double the figure for the whole of 2019. 

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‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’

‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’ 5

🕔07:05, 14.Dec 2020

An 18th century Scottish golf club has said that 2020 has been so successful that the venue will move forward to the ‘next level’ due to the influx of new members.

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Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head 

Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head  3

🕔07:57, 12.Dec 2020

A spectator who was hit by a ball during a tournament has become the latest to sue both the golfer who struck the ball and the golf club where the incident happened.

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Three more golf clubs are bought

Three more golf clubs are bought 0

🕔09:31, 10.Dec 2020

At least three more golf clubs have been purchased in 2020 with a collective guide price of more than £5 million, as it appears the boom in golf participation has made venues much more attractive to buyers.

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Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom

Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom 1

🕔09:27, 10.Dec 2020

The new owner of The K Club in Ireland, the host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has said the club will invest in itself, even with the pandemic still going on, and has hired a new general manager.

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135 people joined remote club to save it from closing

135 people joined remote club to save it from closing 6

🕔18:35, 9.Dec 2020

A remote Scottish golf club has revealed that 135 people from across the world joined it this year to save it from closing.

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Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high

Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high 2

🕔16:21, 7.Dec 2020

A poll of more than 300 golf club managers and owners around the world has found there is significant optimism for the industry in 2021.

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Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds

Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds 4

🕔07:55, 7.Dec 2020

A Bedfordshire golf club has closed down after its leaseholder’s tenure expired – even though it attracted more than 30,000 rounds of golf on it in the last year.

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Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown

Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown 4

🕔11:16, 4.Dec 2020

The UK’s culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has been presented with a paper that states that golf can be played safely in line with Covid-restrictions.

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‘There were plenty of bookings’

‘There were plenty of bookings’ 0

🕔07:23, 4.Dec 2020

An English golf club has revealed it was very busy on the day its course reopened following 28 days of lockdown – and this is set to continue for at least the next few days.

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‘Many golf clubhouses are still not welcoming to women’

‘Many golf clubhouses are still not welcoming to women’ 19

🕔07:11, 3.Dec 2020

The most successful women’s golfer in history has said that golf clubs need to think about the design of their clubhouses if they want to attract more women to them.

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Martin Gilbert named as new chair of Scottish Golf

Martin Gilbert named as new chair of Scottish Golf 2

🕔09:02, 1.Dec 2020

Congratulations to Martin Gilbert, who will be named as the new chair of Scottish Golf, the national governing body of the sport in Scotland, in early 2021.

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Midlands golf club permanently closes

Midlands golf club permanently closes 6

🕔07:13, 1.Dec 2020

A golf club in Coventry has announced that it will not be reopening when the English lockdown ends on December 2, and all memberships have been cancelled.

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Golf club owner offers to save struggling venue

Golf club owner offers to save struggling venue 5

🕔06:36, 30.Nov 2020

A golf club owner who tried to rescue one club that closed this year has now offered to hold talks with a view to saving another venue that is due to close at the end of this year.

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