Keith Lloyd resigns as CEO of the GCMA

Keith Lloyd resigns as CEO of the GCMA 4

🕔10:54, 19.Sep 2012

The chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has announced he is leaving his post.

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Seve Day scores ‘were genuine’

Seve Day scores ‘were genuine’ 8

🕔15:49, 18.Sep 2012

Organisers of a cancer charity golf tournament in honour of Seve Ballesteros have stated that the current top 72 winning scores are all genuine – but one competitor has been disqualified.

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Controversial banker to build golf course

Controversial banker to build golf course 4

🕔10:23, 3.Sep 2012

A controversial Australian hedge fund manager has ignored the advice of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and decided to build a new golf course in Scotland.

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Golf ‘will make you live longer’

Golf ‘will make you live longer’ 4

🕔10:20, 31.Aug 2012

Being an active member of a golf club could add three and a half years to an elderly person’s life, a new survey has found.

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Hotel offers golf in an hour membership

Hotel offers golf in an hour membership 0

🕔10:07, 28.Aug 2012

One of the country’s premier hotels is offering non-residents membership of its golf club for the first time in its history.

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Broke Hill sold to mystery buyer

Broke Hill sold to mystery buyer 6

🕔06:29, 16.Aug 2012

Broke Hill Golf Club in Kent has been bought by a company with practically no public profile for an undisclosed sum. The company’s directors now run two firms that collectively own two golf venues.

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Club members lost ‘due to handicap system’

Club members lost ‘due to handicap system’ 4

🕔10:55, 26.Jul 2012

Approximately one in 10 golf club managers have said they have lost members solely as a result of the introduction of ‘inactive’ handicaps, according to a new survey.

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AGCO ramps up its tax campaign

AGCO ramps up its tax campaign 14

🕔04:09, 19.Jul 2012

The Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) is dramatically stepping up its campaign to put pressure on politicians to reform tax legislation in golf.

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AGCO meets with top treasury official

AGCO meets with top treasury official 8

🕔10:09, 12.Jul 2012

Three campaigners for a reformed tax regime in British golf have met with a senior treasury official to discuss the way forward.

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Shocking report kick-starts radical change

Shocking report kick-starts radical change 9

🕔01:24, 5.Jul 2012

Golf in Scotland is to receive a radical facelift following a new survey that highlights the dire state of the country’s golf clubs.

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70% of British clubs were in profit last year

70% of British clubs were in profit last year 3

🕔07:11, 21.Jun 2012

A major new survey of the golf industry has found that 70 per cent of British golf clubs reported a profit last year – up from 56 per cent in 2010.

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Club’s anger at operator’s charity status

Club’s anger at operator’s charity status 11

🕔10:10, 7.Jun 2012

The management of a London golf club has launched a scathing attack on the charity status of Britain’s largest operator of pay-and-play golf courses, stating that this is bad for the taxpayer and for other golf clubs.

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‘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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