Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference

Blue Mountain GC to host coaching conference 0

🕔10:48, 2.Nov 2011

The 2012 Surrey County Coaching Conference will take place at Blue Mountain Golf Centre, in Wood Lane, Berkshire on January 16 and 17, 2012. The event, being run in conjunction with the

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The Mere Golf Resort to create 100 new jobs

The Mere Golf Resort to create 100 new jobs 0

🕔19:28, 1.Nov 2011

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire has announced it will create 100 new jobs in the next two months. The complex, which currently employs 130 people, will hold two recruitment days, one on November 14 and the other

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Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer

Golf Foundation appoints new regional development officer 0

🕔16:17, 1.Nov 2011

The junior golf charity the Golf Foundation has appointed Jason Sorrell as a new Regional Development Officer (RDO) to the West Midlands. Jason has joined a team of seven RDOs who deliver ‘HSBC Golf Roots’. This initiative promotes golf in schools,

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Harrogate Week to offer over 60 educational sessions

Harrogate Week to offer over 60 educational sessions 0

🕔16:10, 1.Nov 2011

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association’s (BIGGA) Harrogate Week show next January will have over 60 different seminars and workshops to make up the ‘Continue to Learn’ programme. The programme comprises a conference, one, two and three day workshops, and

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PGA resort opens upgraded facilities

PGA resort opens upgraded facilities 0

🕔16:00, 1.Nov 2011

The PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona has opened new, upgraded practice facilities in time for the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. The impressive new complex includes a 2,000 square-metre putting green and chipping area, with five bunkers each containing different

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12 staff at TopGolf to support ‘Movember’

12 staff at TopGolf to support ‘Movember’ 0

🕔15:55, 1.Nov 2011

Twelve male members of staff at three TopGolf centres in England have had their last clean shave for a month as they support ‘Movember’ by sprouting moustaches. A team of four ‘Mo Bros’ from each of the TopGolf centres at Addlestone,

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Ian Wright raises £40k for charity

Ian Wright raises £40k for charity 0

🕔15:50, 1.Nov 2011

Arsenal goal-scoring hero Ian Wright has raised £40,000 for charity by hosting a golf event at Monte da Quinta golf club in Portugal. The luxurious Algarve resort hosted 60 golfers for the three-day Ian Wright Golf Classic in aid of the

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Elemore GC could close due to council cuts

Elemore GC could close due to council cuts 0

🕔20:48, 31.Oct 2011

The last remaining municipal golf course in Sunderland may close after its local council announced plans to withdraw funding for it. Elemore Golf Club, which employs nine people, is to have £75,000 per year of funding withdrawn by Sunderland City

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7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years

7,000 children in the Midlands introduced to golf in the last two years 0

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2011

More than 7,000 schoolchildren at 250 schools have been introduced to golf across the Midlands thanks to the charity the Golf Foundation and the University of Birmingham. Students on the PGA-backed university’s Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS) degree have been

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Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half

Lucrative solar panel scheme slashed in half 0

🕔16:15, 31.Oct 2011

Golf clubs have just six weeks to sign up to the lucrative Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate that can be secured from installing solar panels, following an announcement today from the government that it will cut FiT payments in half from

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Council puts club at heart of marketing drive

Council puts club at heart of marketing drive 0

🕔13:17, 30.Oct 2011

A member of Ilfracombe Golf Club in Devon, who is also a councillor for the local council, has put the golf club at the heart of a national marketing drive to attract people to the town. Philip Webb, who is

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Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’

Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’ 0

🕔13:04, 30.Oct 2011

The owner of Wenworth Golf Club, Richard Caring, has had his life saved by a cardiologist friend he was holidaying with. Caring showed the man a wound in his shoulder, which he had acquired following an operation at a private

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Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls

Barkway Golf Club’s wind turbine plan stalls 1

🕔09:20, 29.Oct 2011

Barkway Golf Club in Hertfordshire’s plans to build a 15 metre high wind turbine have been put on hold. The club applied for planning permission to erect the turbine 170 metres from its clubhouse, and officers at North Herts District

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Council set to approve ‘cemetery’ course

Council set to approve ‘cemetery’ course 0

🕔14:17, 28.Oct 2011

Durham County Council is set to recommend approval for a controversial six-hole golf academy and driving range to be built on land that borders a 1950s cemetery. Local farmer, Alan Howard, plans to build the course and plant trees between

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Energy prices are hurting golf clubs

Energy prices are hurting golf clubs 1

🕔14:02, 28.Oct 2011

A new survey has found that spiralling inflation is hitting golf clubs hard, with runaway energy costs impacting on them the most. Research carried out by the Forum of Private Business has found that 94 per cent of small businesses such

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First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course

First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course 0

🕔13:53, 28.Oct 2011

The first image of the remodelled Taymouth Castle’s golf course in Scotland has been released. The revamped James Braid course opens next year – 79 years after it first was played on. The new golf course includes a significant rerouting and

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IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf

IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf 0

🕔16:38, 27.Oct 2011

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced a ‘radical review’ of the IOG Scotsturf exhibition that promotes greenkeeping products to golf course managers, which took place earlier this month. “For 2012, the IOG will look to stage IOG Scotsturf In

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More than 1,000 golf pros attend The Golf Show

More than 1,000 golf pros attend The Golf Show 0

🕔14:15, 27.Oct 2011

More than 1,000 PGA professionals have attended The Golf Show at the Harrogate International Centre, from October 25 to 27. Over 50 exhibitors, such as PING, TaylorMade-adidas, Callaway and Titleist, displayed their products and services to the professional golfers. The show

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Sussex course hit by joyriding attacks

Sussex course hit by joyriding attacks 0

🕔12:06, 27.Oct 2011

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in Sussex has been attacked by joyriders four times in the last month. The vandals have driven onto the course and left tyre marks on at least three different greens. Its Old Course has seen

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PGA pro-owned golf retail group changes its name

PGA pro-owned golf retail group changes its name 0

🕔09:41, 27.Oct 2011

TGI Golf, the golf retail services group owned by PGA Professionals, has changed its name to the TGI Golf Partnership. The new name, which reflects the company’s desire to be less thought of as merely a buying group, which it

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Golf club volunteers to be rewarded

Golf club volunteers to be rewarded 0

🕔16:32, 26.Oct 2011

Volunteers at golf clubs are to be rewarded and recognised by the England Golf Partnership (EGP). Nominations are being invited now in order to honour a range of volunteers with awards during the 2012 County Golf Development Conference at the

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Municipal golf courses are ‘losing money’

Municipal golf courses are ‘losing money’ 0

🕔16:19, 26.Oct 2011

The secretary of the National Association of Public Golf Courses (NAPGC), Eddie Mitchell, has said that municipal golf courses are, in general, losing money and memberships of them are in decline. “Overall membership of the municipal courses is falling. I

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Ramside bids to rival Celtic Manor

Ramside bids to rival Celtic Manor 0

🕔13:56, 26.Oct 2011

Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club in County Durham is seeking planning permission to convert its 27-hole – three-loops-of-nine – golf course into a 36-hole complex that would rival Celtic Manor, host of last year’s Ryder Cup. The club also

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Reciprocal deal golf club shortlisted for award

Reciprocal deal golf club shortlisted for award 2

🕔13:15, 26.Oct 2011

A new Middle Eastern golf club that markets itself via reciprocal deals with other courses around the world has been shortlisted for an award. Yas Links Abu Dhabi is battling for the gong of Best Course in the Middle East

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Devon County Golf Union celebrates its centenary

Devon County Golf Union celebrates its centenary 0

🕔11:32, 26.Oct 2011

The Devon County Golf Union, the regional governing body for golf clubs in the county, is celebrating its 100th birthday today. Set up on October 26, 1911 with the support of 19 clubs, six of which no longer exist, the

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Grass choice is key if water becomes scarce, warns top agronomist

Grass choice is key if water becomes scarce, warns top agronomist 0

🕔10:46, 26.Oct 2011

A golf course agronomist who specialises in working in arid climates has said that the choice of grass is critical for a golf club to survive in drought conditions. Earlier this year areas of East Anglia were declared officially ‘drought-stricken’,

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Grimsby course ‘to be converted into housing’

Grimsby course ‘to be converted into housing’ 0

🕔10:15, 26.Oct 2011

A Lincolnshire golf course could be converted into housing after the company that owns the location’s lease has decided it does not fit into its business plan. The freehold for Humberston Country Club’s 18-year-old nine-hole golf course, which has over

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