Tiger Woods urges clubs to offer free golf

Tiger Woods urges clubs to offer free golf 3

🕔07:30, 21.Jan 2014

World number one golfer Tiger Woods has urged golf clubs around the world to give children free rounds of golf.

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Chipping Norton GC to be transformed

Chipping Norton GC to be transformed 3

🕔11:21, 20.Jan 2014

Chipping Norton is the latest golf club to try to diversify – by becoming a venue for weddings and business conferences, as well as just for golfers.

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Royal club appoints woman as captain

Royal club appoints woman as captain 4

🕔11:56, 17.Jan 2014

A woman has been appointed captain of a royal golf club for what is believed to be the first time in British history.

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‘Day of doom’ as golf clubs close down

‘Day of doom’ as golf clubs close down 9

🕔11:09, 16.Jan 2014

Two major golf clubs closed down and a third was placed into receivership within the same 24-hour period this week, in what’s been described as a ‘day of doom’

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‘Clubs should pass VAT refund to golfers’

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🕔11:10, 9.Jan 2014

The chair of AGCO has said that all private members’ golf clubs should hand whatever VAT refund they receive back to golfers who paid green fees at their clubs.

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Ruling: Green fees must be exempt from VAT

Ruling: Green fees must be exempt from VAT 33

🕔18:38, 19.Dec 2013

A European court has ruled green fees charged to private members’ golf clubs should be exempt from VAT in a ruling that could have major ramifications for the industry.

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Historic golf club votes to exclude women

Historic golf club votes to exclude women 3

🕔11:13, 19.Dec 2013

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh, arguably the world’s oldest gof club, has voted to exclude women.

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Club to employ ‘live-in’ security guard

Club to employ ‘live-in’ security guard 1

🕔11:02, 18.Dec 2013

A Shropshire golf club is to employ someone who will live at the club in a bid to prevent possible break-ins.

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Lely acquires turf company JSM

Lely acquires turf company JSM 1

🕔11:54, 17.Dec 2013

Toro turf machinery distributor Lely (UK) has acquired the turfcare equipment dealership, John Shaw (Machinery) (JSM).

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Clubs still closing down despite recovery

Clubs still closing down despite recovery 9

🕔12:15, 12.Dec 2013

A host of golf clubs have closed down, or entered administration, in recent weeks, or are in the process of closing down, despite the economic recovery.

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Settlement reached in Niddry Castle case

Settlement reached in Niddry Castle case 4

🕔03:08, 28.Nov 2013

A settlement has finally been reached in the case of the golfer who lost his eye on the golf course and sued both the golfer and the club for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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BBC show mocks single sex golf clubs

BBC show mocks single sex golf clubs 10

🕔10:37, 25.Nov 2013

A BBC programme has mocked single sex golf clubs – especially ones that refuse to allow women to be their members.

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Jodie Kidd to develop ladies’ golf

Jodie Kidd to develop ladies’ golf 4

🕔10:39, 22.Nov 2013

Brocket Hall Golf Club has appointed model Jodie Kidd to develop its ladies’ and girls’ golf sections.

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Average club has less than 3 girls as members

Average club has less than 3 girls as members 7

🕔10:41, 21.Nov 2013

The average golf club in England has less than 3 girls as members, according to new research. However, there is potentially huge demand to increase this.

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HS2 is already ‘killing’ golf club

HS2 is already ‘killing’ golf club 4

🕔12:28, 19.Nov 2013

Ruislip Golf Club says it’s lost half its members and 85 percent of its junior section because the high speed rail line, HS2, is due to be built next to it.

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Historic club to be saved by giant net

Historic club to be saved by giant net 4

🕔11:39, 18.Nov 2013

Exeter Golf and Country Club is set to be saved by a giant net. It feared closure because balls might hit nearby houses – that haven’t actually been built yet.

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Disc golf taking off in the UK

Disc golf taking off in the UK 6

🕔12:46, 15.Nov 2013

Another popular American sport that that can be played at golf clubs is growing rapidly in the UK – in this case ‘disc golf’.

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David Joy: Clubs need to be professional

David Joy: Clubs need to be professional 9

🕔10:44, 13.Nov 2013

The chief executive of England Golf, David Joy, has said some golf clubs are putting people off from being members by displaying an unprofessional attitude.

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‘Golf club traditions threaten gender equality’

‘Golf club traditions threaten gender equality’ 6

🕔18:54, 11.Nov 2013

One of the UK’s most eminent university professors, and a president of a golf club, has said that some of the traditions golf clubs have are “out of touch, a complete nonsense and a turn off to diversity and gender equality”.

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Banker quits City to be a greenkeeper

Banker quits City to be a greenkeeper 7

🕔11:07, 7.Nov 2013

An investment banker has given up a highly lucrative career in the City of London in order to become a greenkeeper.

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Australia merger is biggest in golf history

Australia merger is biggest in golf history 11

🕔11:40, 6.Nov 2013

Two of the greatest golf clubs in Australia are to merge with each other.

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Golf club forms deal with Tottenham Hotspur

Golf club forms deal with Tottenham Hotspur 2

🕔12:21, 5.Nov 2013

Hertfordshire golf club Brocket Hall has agreed a corporate partnership with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.

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Crown Golf to tackle slow golfers

Crown Golf to tackle slow golfers 2

🕔11:02, 31.Oct 2013

Crown Golf is trialing pace of play software to root out slow golfers and a flexible membership programme to attract golfers who do not want to pay for unlimited access to a course.

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More golf clubs to build lodges

More golf clubs to build lodges 3

🕔11:48, 30.Oct 2013

Three more golf clubs have announced plans to build holiday lodges on their courses.

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Six giant wind turbines for St Andrews

Six giant wind turbines for St Andrews 9

🕔03:36, 29.Oct 2013

Six giant wind turbines are to be built overlooking the ‘home of golf’ at St Andrews, as several golf clubs are facing the issue of having turbines erected nearby.

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Kent club offers free birthday rounds

Kent club offers free birthday rounds 2

🕔14:22, 28.Oct 2013

A Kent golf club has introduced an innovative marketing hook – golfers receive a free round if it is their birthday.

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Unique golf club partnership launched

Unique golf club partnership launched 3

🕔10:31, 25.Oct 2013

Three south west golf clubs have created a unique golf club partnership in which members of one venue receive full membership of the other two for free.

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