Study finds profits in female-friendly clubs

Study finds profits in female-friendly clubs 1

🕔12:17, 4.Mar 2012

Golf clubs that are redesigned to appeal to women will see significantly more profit, according to a new survey. ‘The Right Invitation: 2011 Women’s Golf Longitudinal Research’, a study commissioned

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Costa Rican club wins worldwide eco acclaim

Costa Rican club wins worldwide eco acclaim 2

🕔10:27, 3.Mar 2012

A Costa Rican golf club has received worldwide acclaim for the work it has done on environmental sustainability. The 72-year-old Costa Rica Country Club, the oldest golf club in the Central American nation, has been awarded the GEO Certified™ ecolabel

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Final Curtis Cup preparations concluded

Final Curtis Cup preparations concluded 2

🕔14:37, 2.Mar 2012

Nairn Golf Club in Scotland has concluded three years of preparations for its hosting of the Curtis Cup later this year. The last of 60 bunkers earmarked for revetting was rebuilt this week. “We started planning as soon as we

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Kintyre economy to rely on new golf resort

Kintyre economy to rely on new golf resort 3

🕔13:08, 2.Mar 2012

A hotel that overlooks Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club has been opened in an effort to boost the local economy. The Ugadale Hotel, which adds to the golf club that was opened in 2009, is hoped to play a pivotal role

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2012 Order of Merit to start this month

2012 Order of Merit to start this month 2

🕔12:09, 2.Mar 2012

The 2012 Titleist Order of Merit (OOM), believed to be the largest participation golf league in the UK, is to start on March 31 and run until September 30. The amateur golfer event, which attracted more than 11,000 golfers in

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Private golf clubs attacked over tax affairs

Private golf clubs attacked over tax affairs 9

🕔10:23, 1.Mar 2012

A proprietary golf club has joined forces with a former women’s Open champion and launched an attack on a number of UK private members’ golf clubs over their tax arrangements. As private members’ clubs do not distribute profits to incorporators,

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Members prepared to spend more in 2012

Members prepared to spend more in 2012 8

🕔12:15, 29.Feb 2012

A new survey on the spending behaviour of members of British golf clubs has found that golfers are prepared to spend more on memberships and green fees in 2012 than in 2011, but less on equipment. The SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS

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Senior discount legislation is shelved

Senior discount legislation is shelved 5

🕔13:03, 28.Feb 2012

Forthcoming legislation that would have prevented golf clubs providing discounts for senior members has been shelved.

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Club awarded £50K by Olympics legacy fund

Club awarded £50K by Olympics legacy fund 7

🕔11:30, 27.Feb 2012

A golf club managed by a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s (GCMA) national committee has been awarded £50,000 by Sport England‘s 2012 Olympics Legacy Fund to build a new academy course. Morpeth Golf Club in Northumberland, managed by

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Facebook page launched for Scottish golf clubs

Facebook page launched for Scottish golf clubs 2

🕔11:25, 27.Feb 2012

A Facebook group has been launched which aims to promote Scottish golf clubs. Golf in Scotland has over 4,200 ‘likes’ in the six weeks since it went live, and over 2,500 people actively use the site every day. “There are

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Cancer charity targeting golf clubs

Cancer charity targeting golf clubs 4

🕔15:56, 26.Feb 2012

Marie Curie Cancer Care is targeting golf clubs in a bid to raise money. The charity, which provides free nursing to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home, is inviting every golf club

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53-hole golf venue sold to rival company

53-hole golf venue sold to rival company 3

🕔09:41, 25.Feb 2012

Orpington Golf Centre in Kent has been sold by Britain’s largest golf club operator to a rival company. The club, which features 53 holes comprising four golf courses as well as a teaching academy, was put up for sale nearly

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Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration

Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration 5

🕔13:08, 24.Feb 2012

One of the world’s most spectacular golf clubs has been placed into administration. Cape Cornwall Golf Club and Leisure Resort is located at St Just, near Penzance, where the English Channel and St George’s Channel meet on England’s only cape

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Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs

Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs 12

🕔10:29, 23.Feb 2012

The manager of Lincoln Golf Club has warned that golf clubs will die unless they start offering flexible membership packages to their customers. Craig Innes, a former Golf Club Managers’ Association ‘Manager of the Year’ finalist, stated that members of

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Bawburgh wins junior golf award

Bawburgh wins junior golf award 3

🕔15:01, 22.Feb 2012

Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk has won England Golf’s GolfMark Club of the Year Award 2012. The success was due to its outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. Over the past three years the club has built

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Barenbrug appoints new R&D manager

Barenbrug appoints new R&D manager 1

🕔12:14, 22.Feb 2012

Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has appointed a new research and development manager after Jayne Leyland left for pastures new after 13 years at the company. Dr David Greenshields, 33, a former regional sales manager at the company, has a

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 5

🕔10:42, 22.Feb 2012

A controversial £100 million golf resort one mile from the World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway is to be built. The construction of the Bushmill Dunes Golf Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland has been given the go ahead,

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Water restrictions to hit golf clubs

Water restrictions to hit golf clubs 5

🕔15:07, 21.Feb 2012

The technical manager of an agri-business has warned that golf courses will be first in the firing line if water restrictions are imposed on consumers this year. An emergency ‘drought summit’ was called this week by the government’s land resources

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Golf club to use waste to develop new course

Golf club to use waste to develop new course 6

🕔11:54, 20.Feb 2012

Chipping Norton Golf Club in Oxfordshire has applied for planning permission to build a new golf course and driving range, which will be shaped using inert landfill. The development follows the recent revelation that Westbury Golf Club in Wiltshire is

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Ex-greenkeeper manages seventh oldest club

Ex-greenkeeper manages seventh oldest club 3

🕔10:53, 19.Feb 2012

A former greenkeeper who now manages the seventh oldest golf club in the world hopes to inspire other course managers into club management. David Roy, managing secretary of Crail Golfing Society, has even become one of just 19 people in

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Pros to offer classroom teaching

Pros to offer classroom teaching 3

🕔10:25, 18.Feb 2012

Two PGA professionals at Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club in Durham are to offer recreational golfers a year-long programme of classroom teaching instead of simply providing driving range lessons, a bid to improve their game. The learning will centre

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England Golf appoints two presidents

England Golf appoints two presidents 7

🕔11:10, 17.Feb 2012

England Golf has made the unprecedented step of appointing two presidents – one male and one female – to lead the organisation. The governing body of amateur golf in England, which was formed last month following a merger between the

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Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat

Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat 28

🕔10:34, 16.Feb 2012

The manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club in Befordshire has warned that the group-buying discount website Groupon is a threat to British golf clubs and has called on the industry to work together to defeat it. The website, which has

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Wiltshire club to expand to 18 holes

Wiltshire club to expand to 18 holes 3

🕔12:40, 15.Feb 2012

A nine-hole golf club in Wiltshire is to expand to 18 holes and will fund the entire project by using inert landfill. Westbury Golf Club has purchased land adjacent to the golf course and has commissioned a new company, SAS

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Course signage giants merge

Course signage giants merge 1

🕔12:05, 15.Feb 2012

Two of the biggest providers of course signage and printed marketing material for golf clubs have merged. Eagle Promotions and Parsaver have formed an amalgamation after two key members of staff at Parsaver contracted long-term illnesses. Ian Henderson, managing director

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Traditional club to market to non-golfers

Traditional club to market to non-golfers 2

🕔11:45, 15.Feb 2012

A traditional, private members’ golf club in Yorkshire is to revamp its business model in a bid to secure new customers. Todmorden Golf Club, which features a clubhouse that dates back to 1764, had previously focussed almost exclusively on providing

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County partnership to fund free lessons

County partnership to fund free lessons 3

🕔16:44, 14.Feb 2012

Alnwick Castle Golf Club in Northumberland is to offer free golf lessons thanks to funding from its local county golf partnership. Northumberland County Golf Partnership will provide the financial support to the club’s PGA professional Peter Ritchie, to teach anyone

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