Liverpool’s courses face closure threat

Liverpool’s courses face closure threat 3

🕔11:43, 13.Feb 2013

Liverpool’s two municipal golf venues, which represent four golf clubs, could be closed down by the local council in a bid to cut costs.

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Scottish government funds junior discounts

Scottish government funds junior discounts 4

🕔10:46, 11.Feb 2013

The Scottish government is funding a £20 discount off most first-time golf club memberships for children between now and the end of April.

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Human QR code made by golf club staff

Human QR code made by golf club staff 8

🕔13:24, 7.Feb 2013

The world’s largest golf club has utilised 2,000 of its employees to form the world’s largest human and workable QR code – to promote eco-tourism.

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Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull

Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull 7

🕔11:49, 5.Feb 2013

Greenkeepers renovating a bunker on a Scottish golf course have found a human skull that is believed to be 2,000 years old.

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Ryder Cup helps BTME attract 6,000

Ryder Cup helps BTME attract 6,000 2

🕔10:49, 4.Feb 2013

The annual exhibition for golf course management professionals attracted 6,000 visitors despite economic concerns in the industry and atrocious weather conditions during the event.

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‘Cut smaller clubs’ affiliation fees’

‘Cut smaller clubs’ affiliation fees’ 7

🕔05:02, 1.Feb 2013

An English golf venue is calling for members of smaller golf clubs to be charged reduced annual subscriptions via a deduction in their affiliation fees to England Golf and their local county golf union.

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Two golf clubs receive lottery funding

Two golf clubs receive lottery funding 3

🕔12:15, 31.Jan 2013

Two golf clubs in Northumberland have been awarded more than £80k of lottery funding to improve their facilities.

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Archaeological concern over adventure golf

Archaeological concern over adventure golf 3

🕔10:48, 30.Jan 2013

A golf club in Northampton has become the latest to attempt to build an adventure golf area to appeal to juniors.

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Golf clubs employ 2m people in the US

Golf clubs employ 2m people in the US 2

🕔10:47, 29.Jan 2013

The United States golf industry, which is about six times bigger than the UK’s, is worth £43.8 billion per year and employs nearly two million people.

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Bedale GC introduces flexible membership

Bedale GC introduces flexible membership 6

🕔15:21, 16.Jan 2013

Bedale Golf Club in Yorkshire has become the latest venue to offer a flexible ‘pay as you play’ membership category to retain and recruit customers.

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18 holes ‘deters people from playing’

18 holes ‘deters people from playing’ 3

🕔05:36, 11.Jan 2013

The chief executive of The R&A has urged golf clubs to offer something shorter than 18 holes of golf in order to attract new players.

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Menai Davis to build three more courses

Menai Davis to build three more courses 4

🕔10:44, 3.Jan 2013

The owner of one of the biggest new golf courses in London has announced he intends to build another three in the city within the next seven years.

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Bob Williams named as GCMA’s new CEO

Bob Williams named as GCMA’s new CEO 3

🕔05:14, 19.Dec 2012

Bob Williams has been appointed as the chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA).

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Troon Golf relaxes its dress code

Troon Golf relaxes its dress code 6

🕔05:35, 6.Dec 2012

The world’s largest operator of golf clubs has announced it is to relax its dress code policy.

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Golf pro warns of Groupon psychology

Golf pro warns of Groupon psychology 12

🕔05:13, 29.Nov 2012

A golf professional has urged golf clubs not to sell green fees on discount websites as he believes they are damaging the industry.

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Extent of slow play problem revealed

Extent of slow play problem revealed 6

🕔13:26, 16.Nov 2012

A new survey has found that golfers are taking longer than they would like to complete a round of golf and that some are even put off playing the game because of it.

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Child abuse ‘took place at golf clubs’

Child abuse ‘took place at golf clubs’ 3

🕔11:59, 5.Nov 2012

A senior MP has alleged that famous and powerful people abused children in golf clubs’ car parks in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Top Gear golf club placed on the market

Top Gear golf club placed on the market 2

🕔12:10, 31.Oct 2012

A Surrey golf club situated next to the Dunsfold Aerodrome – home to motoring television programme Top Gear – has been put up for sale.

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Golf’s reputation takes hammering

Golf’s reputation takes hammering 3

🕔10:26, 24.Oct 2012

A story about a golf club wedding planner accidentally sending an email to the couple that were due to be married has gone viral. 

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Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump

Nearly 500 clubs have seen sales slump 11

🕔04:58, 18.Oct 2012

An economic survey of the golf industry has found that more than 440 clubs are struggling because they have lost their market share to just 117 other venues.

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Free coaching ‘will stop the downturn’

Free coaching ‘will stop the downturn’ 5

🕔05:40, 11.Oct 2012

The manager of a London golf club has said that venues are struggling more now than ever before, and that those that don’t offer free coaching are likely to go under.

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Mystery surrounds Weald Park closure

Mystery surrounds Weald Park closure

🕔10:38, 9.Oct 2012

A prestigious Essex golf club has closed suddenly and temporarily following what it describes as an ‘incident’ that has taken place between its management and its freeholder.

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Poulter’s old club revels in Ryder Cup interest

Poulter’s old club revels in Ryder Cup interest 2

🕔16:14, 2.Oct 2012

A Hertfordshire golf club that Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter once worked at has become the centre of international media interest.

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John Petrie leaves England Golf

John Petrie leaves England Golf 7

🕔11:54, 28.Sep 2012

The chief executive of England Golf, John Petrie, has left his position with immediate effect.

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96% of golfers want more sustainability

96% of golfers want more sustainability 22

🕔06:55, 27.Sep 2012

A new survey of golfers has found they are far more concerned about the environmental impact of golf venues than previously thought.

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RBS agrees debt deal with American Golf

RBS agrees debt deal with American Golf 3

🕔15:13, 25.Sep 2012

The largest retailer of golf equipment in Europe has agreed a £20m deal to refinance debt that it owes to its bank.

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Golfing women rated most attractive

Golfing women rated most attractive 16

🕔10:05, 20.Sep 2012

A study of more than 68,000 people has found that men are significantly more attracted to women who play or follow golf.

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