Bernard Gallacher to lead heart campaign

Bernard Gallacher to lead heart campaign 6

🕔01:14, 24.Oct 2013

Bernard Gallacher, who nearly died at a golf club in August, is to lead a campaign that will urge golf clubs to purchase defibrillators

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Clubs urged to adopt social media policy

Clubs urged to adopt social media policy 5

🕔10:20, 22.Oct 2013

The legal advisor to the NGCAA has said that litigation over social media has reached such an extent that it has become essential that golf clubs implement a social media policy.

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Call for clubs to employ younger staff

Call for clubs to employ younger staff 7

🕔10:27, 18.Oct 2013

The head greenkeeper of a leading golf club has said clubs will continue to struggle as long as their committees fail to employ younger staff as managers.

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AGCO to take government to court

AGCO to take government to court 3

🕔11:17, 17.Oct 2013

AGCO is set to take legal proceedings against the UK government over the issue of VAT in golf, following an email from HMRC that has been overturned.

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Britain’s most exclusive golf club to open

Britain’s most exclusive golf club to open 10

🕔10:35, 16.Oct 2013

An exclusive golf club with £200,000 joining fees aimed at super-rich foreigners is set to open at St Andrews in less than three years’ time. It will be the only private members’ golf club at the ‘home of golf’.

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Golf partnership brings in £500K

Golf partnership brings in £500K 3

🕔10:48, 15.Oct 2013

A golf partnership between three clubs has generated nearly half a million pounds in spending in just the last two years – even though it only operates in three off-season months every year.

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New funding for Scottish golf clubs

New funding for Scottish golf clubs 3

🕔10:05, 11.Oct 2013

A new funding scheme has been launched for Scottish golf clubs that don’t have qualified professionals but want to teach the game to local youngsters.

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Wales to be global capital for deaf golfers

Wales to be global capital for deaf golfers 5

🕔10:36, 9.Oct 2013

Wales is set to become the most accessible country in the world for hard of hearing and deaf golfers within the next two years.

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Affordable golf coaching launched

Affordable golf coaching launched 5

🕔10:15, 8.Oct 2013

A Yorkshire and Derbyshire club operator has introduced affordable golf coaching for women, for customers across the four venues it owns.

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PGA of America offers pro business scheme

PGA of America offers pro business scheme 1

🕔11:51, 4.Oct 2013

The PGA of America has launched an innovative programme that will teach golf specifically to employees of companies, in a bid to boost participation in the game and help American businesses.

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Historic Scottish golf club is closed down

Historic Scottish golf club is closed down 16

🕔10:38, 3.Oct 2013

An historic golf club is closed down and another fears for its future as golf clubs in Scotland continue to suffer amid the tough financial climate.

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Course for people with disabilities opens

Course for people with disabilities opens 1

🕔10:18, 2.Oct 2013

A unique golf course designed specifically for people with disabilities has opened in Middlesbrough.

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Just 6% of golf clubs detail dress code rules

Just 6% of golf clubs detail dress code rules 2

🕔10:44, 1.Oct 2013

A survey of nearly 500 UK golf clubs has found that just six percent reveal their dress code rules to golfers when they book their rounds.

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More golf clubs for sale

More golf clubs for sale 2

🕔10:31, 27.Sep 2013

Golf clubs continue to be placed up for sale as the market shows signs of recovery.

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Walton Heath to deregister common land

Walton Heath to deregister common land 2

🕔10:23, 26.Sep 2013

Walton Heath Golf Club has applied to the secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to deregister ‘common land’ so that it can be converted into a practice facility.

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Football, fishing & climbing targeted by SGU

Football, fishing & climbing targeted by SGU 1

🕔09:49, 25.Sep 2013

The Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association have launched a three-phased marketing campaign to encourage golfers to join their local golf club.

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Clubs spending heavily on non-golf facilities

Clubs spending heavily on non-golf facilities 7

🕔10:09, 24.Sep 2013

Several golf clubs are spending heavily on improving their facilities in a sign that the worst may be over for the industry. However, most of the money is being spent on non-golf offerings.

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Outcry after geese shot by golf club

Outcry after geese shot by golf club 6

🕔10:10, 19.Sep 2013

A Worcestershire golf club has faced an angry backlash from its local community after it shot several geese because their faeces may have dirtied golf balls.

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Golfer raises £250K for Child Flight

Golfer raises £250K for Child Flight 2

🕔11:19, 18.Sep 2013

The PGA pro at Styal Golf Club in Cheshire has raised nearly £250,000 for children’s charity Child Flight, following the death of his daughter.

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Golfers live five years longer

Golfers live five years longer 26

🕔10:55, 6.Sep 2013

Heart Research UK is urging everyone in the UK to take up golf – as regular golfers live, on average, five years longer than non-golfers, according to Swedish research.

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Germany has more female golfers than UK

Germany has more female golfers than UK 8

🕔08:32, 5.Sep 2013

The UK now has fewer female golfers as members of clubs than Germany, despite having four times as many golf courses and being known as the ‘home of golf’.

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Bernard Gallacher regains consciousness

Bernard Gallacher regains consciousness 3

🕔10:09, 4.Sep 2013

The 1995 Ryder Cup-winning captain, Bernard Gallacher, has regained consciousness after suffering a suspected heart attack last week, Wentworth has revealed.

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£250K simulators delayed by bats

£250K simulators delayed by bats 2

🕔10:17, 3.Sep 2013

A golf club in Leicestershire could be waiting for months until customers can use two £250,000 simulators it has bought – because bats were found in the building housing them.

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Alex Salmond: ClubGolf is a success

Alex Salmond: ClubGolf is a success 4

🕔10:44, 2.Sep 2013

Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, has said he is ‘extremely encouraged’ by new data that shows that the government-funded programme, ClubGolf, introduced more than half of clubs’ new junior members to the game in 2011 and 2012.

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Judge rejects ‘too exclusive golf club’

Judge rejects ‘too exclusive golf club’ 3

🕔09:54, 29.Aug 2013

Owners of Cherkley Court have said they are “appalled” with a high court judge’s decision to stop turning it into a highly exclusive golf club that would be antithetical to public ‘need’.

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Cambridge Golf Club closes down

Cambridge Golf Club closes down 4

🕔09:50, 28.Aug 2013

Cambridge Golf Club has closed down and will be converted into a new town’s housing estate.

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Trophies still being stolen from clubs

Trophies still being stolen from clubs 2

🕔10:11, 27.Aug 2013

Several golf clubs have been hit by thieves this summer – with their trophies remaining the prize asset for burglars.

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