Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf

Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf 1

🕔11:58, 21.Oct 2011

A new poll has found that 39 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds were inspired to try golf for the first time following Rory McIlroy’s success at the US Open Championship in June.

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Future secured for Disabled Open

Future secured for Disabled Open 2

🕔09:54, 21.Oct 2011

The future of the Disabled British Open has been secured as Tourism South East has revealed it has set up a company to run, manage and grow both the Disabled British Open and the Junior Disabled British Open.

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EGU worried that Yorkshire will stop merger

EGU worried that Yorkshire will stop merger 0

🕔11:39, 20.Oct 2011

The English Golf Union (EGU) is concerned that the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs will block its attempts to merge with the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) next month.

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Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids

Club given £10k to teach golf to disabled kids 0

🕔09:14, 20.Oct 2011

Wharton Park Golf and Country Club in Worcestershire has been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery to promote golf to juniors – particularly disabled children.

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Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards

Cheshire police warn of forged golf union cards 2

🕔13:43, 18.Oct 2011

The Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs has become aware that forgeries of discount cards have been in circulation and in use at Cheshire clubs.

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Armed robbery at London golf club thwarted

Armed robbery at London golf club thwarted 0

🕔10:36, 18.Oct 2011

An armed robbery at Perival Park Golf Club in London has been thwarted by firearms officers, the Flying Squad – and a 66-year-old woman who was about to have a lesson at the club.

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Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK

Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK 0

🕔10:27, 17.Oct 2011

The parent company of TopGolf, which runs driving ranges in England, has been named as one of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Businesses’.

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11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’

11,500 golf club members join ‘order of merit’ 0

🕔10:17, 17.Oct 2011

More than 11,500 golfers have entered the inaugural HowDidiDo order of merit which runs until the end of this October.

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Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’

Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’ 0

🕔09:44, 17.Oct 2011

Nominees for this year’s golf industry awards have been announced by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS), the industry’s national trade body.

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The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers

The Belfry markets itself to novice golfers 0

🕔14:56, 16.Oct 2011

One of the most famous golf clubs in the world – The Belfry – has begun marketing itself to beginner golfers.

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Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines

Douglas Valley applies for two wind turbines 0

🕔14:40, 15.Oct 2011

Douglas Valley Golf Club in Bolton has applied to its local council to install two wind turbines on its golf course.

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The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times

The Bristol Golf Club abolishes its dress code – and tee times 0

🕔17:14, 14.Oct 2011

The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury has abolished its dress code – and even tee times – for one of its courses, in a bid to attract more beginners to the club.

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Welsh council bails out loss-making club

Welsh council bails out loss-making club 0

🕔06:47, 12.Oct 2011

Parc Garnant, a council-owned golf club in Carmarthenshire which was costing its county council £150,000 per year to run, has been handed over to a private firm to run, under a 25-year lease.

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The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015

The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015 0

🕔09:35, 11.Oct 2011

The R&A has announced that the Old Course at St Andrews, officially the oldest golf course in the world, will host the 2015 Open Championship.

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Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant

Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant 0

🕔11:26, 10.Oct 2011

A National Lottery programme has given a grant of £2,000 to a Nottinghamshire golf club to help it work more with juniors.

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Golfer who lost an eye sues club for £750k

Golfer who lost an eye sues club for £750k 1

🕔19:27, 9.Oct 2011

A golfer who lost an eye at Niddry Castle Golf Club in Scotland is suing the club over a lack of signage, and the golfer who hit the ball.

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Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club

Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club 0

🕔15:54, 9.Oct 2011

The actor, author and television presenter, Stephen Fry, has been granted honorary life membership at Connemara Golf Club in Ireland.

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Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse

Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse 1

🕔07:35, 8.Oct 2011

Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa has begun using its own woodchip to heat its clubhouse and hotel, ensuring the club is both carbon neutral and is saving thousands of pounds.

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Legal threat forces club to install £40k fence

Legal threat forces club to install £40k fence 0

🕔18:02, 7.Oct 2011

City of Belfast Golf Club is being forced to erect a £40,000 fence following legal action from a neighbouring resident concerned about the risk of flying golf balls.

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Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens

Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens 2

🕔09:16, 5.Oct 2011

A mini-golf ‘Pirate Island Adventure Golf’ activity centre has been opened at Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes.

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‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers

‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers 2

🕔09:35, 29.Sep 2011

A Cambridgeshire golf club, which sprays its course with natural sugars and carbohydrates instead of fertilisers and pesticides, has claimed it is the first in Europe in which the greenkeepers use no chemicals.

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Praise for The Wisley following course renovation

Praise for The Wisley following course renovation 0

🕔14:36, 28.Sep 2011

The Wisley has received significant praise after its nine-hole Church course was reconstructed under the project management of course manager Stephen Byrne.

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Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons

Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons 0

🕔13:53, 13.Sep 2011

We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, and this mantra, when it refers to coaching, has proven, and is proving, to be true and particularly beneficial to golf clubs.

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Roseberry Grange Golf Club is saved

Roseberry Grange Golf Club is saved 0

🕔15:32, 12.Sep 2011

A municipal golf club that doubles up as the only local pub for two villages, which was on the verge of being closed down earlier this year, has had its future secured.

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Independent body rejects merging exhibitions

Independent body rejects merging exhibitions 0

🕔15:14, 12.Sep 2011

“We analysed the demographics both of exhibitors and visitors. This indicated that there are significant differences between the events and that they are not directly comparable.”

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The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings

The clubs that are making huge profits through hosting weddings 1

🕔14:54, 12.Sep 2011

With almost every golf club exploring revenue streams in addition to selling golf memberships these days, it is hardly surprising that many have now set themselves up as wedding venues.

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Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf

Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf 2

🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2011

A former British Women’s Open champion has launched an e-petition to reduce the rate of VAT for playing and watching sport from 20 to five per cent.

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