‘No women at Augusta’ policy defended

‘No women at Augusta’ policy defended 21

🕔05:57, 31.May 2012

A retired UK golf club manager has become the first to publicly defend Augusta National’s refusal to allow women to join since the issue exploded earlier this year.

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GUI refutes sectarian comments

GUI refutes sectarian comments 4

🕔17:17, 21.May 2012

The chairman of the Ulster branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) has criticised two leading Northern Irish politicians for stating that sectarian prejudice is rife in the country’s golf clubs.

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New survey highlights golf’s struggles

New survey highlights golf’s struggles 3

🕔11:04, 16.May 2012

Membership subscriptions are the lifeblood for most golf clubs, but the number of members at an average golf club has been dropping for several years.

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Tax barrister will represent golf clubs

Tax barrister will represent golf clubs 3

🕔10:55, 11.May 2012

One of the UK’s leading tax barristers has been employed to represent golf clubs in a tribunal hearing that could have major ramifications for golf in the UK.

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Two new diseases that have been found on British courses

Two new diseases that have been found on British courses 12

🕔16:20, 10.May 2012

Two newly emerging turf diseases have recently been confirmed in samples received from golf courses in the UK and Ireland and it is suspected that they are more prevalent in areas of fine turf than are currently recorded.

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Older players’ courtesy rounds ‘killing golf’

Older players’ courtesy rounds ‘killing golf’ 6

🕔08:33, 10.May 2012

The owner and manager of a British golf club has warned that free rounds offered during club competitions, particularly to senior golfers, are killing golf venues.

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Over 4,000 ladies took up golf last year

Over 4,000 ladies took up golf last year 4

🕔10:12, 8.May 2012

A 2011 England Golf grant led to more than 4,000 women and girls in England taking up golf last year. Nearly 550 of them are now members of golf clubs.

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‘Performance institute’ planned for London

‘Performance institute’ planned for London 3

🕔13:46, 4.May 2012

London Golf Club has announced plans to build the UK’s first European Tour ‘performance institute’.

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England Golf defends eBay criticism

England Golf defends eBay criticism 3

🕔11:11, 3.May 2012

The body that runs amateur golf in England this year created an eBay account – ewgaewga – which has been selling unused ladies’ Daily Sports’ golf clothing ordered for 2011 European teams.

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Clubs hope for six figure windfalls

Clubs hope for six figure windfalls 4

🕔11:39, 2.May 2012

If Chipping Sodbury wins then private members’ clubs could recover some of the VAT paid on membership subscriptions between 1973 and 1990.

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New manager criticises ‘inactive handicaps’

New manager criticises ‘inactive handicaps’ 5

🕔10:29, 1.May 2012

Another golf club manager has criticised England Golf’s ‘inactive handicap’ system, stating that confusion about it is preventing golfers from spending money at golf clubs.

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Thames Water exempts golf clubs from ban

Thames Water exempts golf clubs from ban 7

🕔08:14, 29.Apr 2012

Britain’s largest water authority has made golf clubs under its jurisdiction exempt from two major aspects of its hosepipe ban, although several clubs are still unclear as to what is permissible.

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Cost of golf to be challenged in court

Cost of golf to be challenged in court 7

🕔12:52, 27.Apr 2012

A golf venue is taking the UK government to court over the definition of membership of a golf club.

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Trump: Royal Aberdeen has been destroyed

Trump: Royal Aberdeen has been destroyed 4

🕔11:49, 25.Apr 2012

The American billionaire, Donald Trump, has said that the world’s sixth oldest golf club has been “destroyed” due to a nearby wind turbine.

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Donald Trump taunts Scotland in golf row

Donald Trump taunts Scotland in golf row 7

🕔08:38, 19.Apr 2012

The American billionaire, Donald Trump, has said that Germany and China are laughing at Scotland as he has been “forced” to stop building his golf course there.

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Monty criticises golf’s image

Monty criticises golf’s image 9

🕔07:47, 12.Apr 2012

Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has warned that golf venues are suffering from negative stereotypes about the game.

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The top golfing April Fools’ hoaxes 2012

The top golfing April Fools’ hoaxes 2012 5

🕔07:05, 4.Apr 2012

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire put the flag on its 11th hole in a bunker next to the green, and golfers aimed for the newly-placed pin.

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Men-only row overshadows Masters’ preps

Men-only row overshadows Masters’ preps 4

🕔10:23, 2.Apr 2012

Augusta National Golf Club may grant membership to a woman for the first time in its history as it prepares to host the Masters this week.

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‘Fore’ to be replaced by new ‘safer’ system

‘Fore’ to be replaced by new ‘safer’ system 10

🕔06:06, 1.Apr 2012

The golfers’ call of ‘fore’ is to be replaced by a new system to comply with health and safety regulations, The R&A and USGA jointly announced today.

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Club back on market after housing failure

Club back on market after housing failure 4

🕔12:06, 31.Mar 2012

An urban golf course that a developer failed to convert into housing is to be sold as a golfing venue.

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Irrigation confusion for golf clubs

Irrigation confusion for golf clubs 8

🕔10:18, 29.Mar 2012

The manager of one Essex golf club has appealed to England Golf to urgently enter into negotiations with water companies ahead of forthcoming restrictions on water usage, amid fears that this could devastate golf courses throughout parts of the UK.

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Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs

Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs 15

🕔03:46, 22.Mar 2012

A British private members’ golf club has been paid £5,000 after it won a landmark VAT ruling that could result in non-profit making clubs restructuring their membership offerings.

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Cost of play and greens’ quality attract golfers

Cost of play and greens’ quality attract golfers 5

🕔11:36, 19.Mar 2012

A new survey of golfers has found that the condition of golf greens is the most important factor when it comes to judging how attractive a golf club is.

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Golf resort named as having Britain’s best hotel

Golf resort named as having Britain’s best hotel 0

🕔12:56, 18.Mar 2012

The host of the 2010 Ryder Cup has been named as Britain’s best hotel.

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Rounds of golf played at five-year high

Rounds of golf played at five-year high 3

🕔11:18, 16.Mar 2012

Nearly one in 12 adults in the UK played golf on a full-length course in 2011 and the number of UK rounds played last year was the highest since 2006, according to new research.

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Conflict of interest accusation for golf plans

Conflict of interest accusation for golf plans 4

🕔11:12, 15.Mar 2012

A local council that wants to build a championship golf course while it converts a nearby golf club into a housing development has been accused of a conflict of interests.

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Hard hat warning for golf club employees

Hard hat warning for golf club employees 5

🕔10:31, 8.Mar 2012

Greenkeepers at a golf club have been told by their local council that they should wear hard hats in what could become a new health and safety issue for clubs.

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