Golf and snooker coaches join forces

Golf and snooker coaches join forces 0

🕔14:49, 9.Dec 2011

Leading experts in the field of golf and snooker coaching are to join forces to share knowledge that could prove beneficial to both sports. The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), which

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McIlroy coach wins inaugural award

McIlroy coach wins inaugural award 0

🕔14:43, 9.Dec 2011

Michael Bannon, coach to world number two golfer, Rory McIlroy, is the inaugural winner of the PGAs of Europe’s John Jacobs Coach of the Year Award. The head PGA professional at Bangor Golf Club, who has coached the Northern Irish

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Golf painting sells for more than £85K

Golf painting sells for more than £85K 0

🕔14:48, 8.Dec 2011

A painting of two boys playing golf on the Old Links of Musselburgh golf club in Scotland has sold for £85,250 at auction. It had been estimated to go for between £20,000 and £30,000. The early 19th century watercolour shows the boys playing

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Woburn murder suspect appears in court

Woburn murder suspect appears in court 0

🕔13:46, 8.Dec 2011

A man charged with the murder of a teenager whose body was found at Woburn Golf Club in 2000 has appeared in court. Shahidul Ahmed, 40, from Bletchley, appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody. He

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Knott End rejects gas company’s offers

Knott End rejects gas company’s offers 0

🕔13:29, 8.Dec 2011

The members of Knott End Golf Club in Lancashire have rejected three offers from a natural gas company to buy part of the golf course. Halite Energy, a group that runs underground natural gas storage facilities, offered £40,000 for 2.5

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Multi-course owner joins eco programme

Multi-course owner joins eco programme 0

🕔13:16, 8.Dec 2011

Burhill Golf & Leisure has become the world’s first multi-course owning business to enrol in the Golf Environment Organisation’s (GEO) OnCourse Programme for all 10 of the golf clubs the group owns. The OnCourse Programme will provide Burhill with a

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Keith Lloyd: Michael Shaw tribute

Keith Lloyd: Michael Shaw tribute 1

🕔12:24, 7.Dec 2011

At the end of November, golf in the UK lost a key figure due to the untimely passing of National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) chief executive Michael Shaw. Michael took up his position in September 2001, just a few

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54% of golf clubs fared better in 2011

54% of golf clubs fared better in 2011 0

🕔12:05, 7.Dec 2011

A new survey from KPMG’s Golf Business Community has found that 54 per cent of golf course operators around the globe have fared better in 2011 than they did in 2010, and only 25 per cent rated their business performance

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Belfry pro switches to St Andrews

Belfry pro switches to St Andrews 0

🕔11:45, 7.Dec 2011

Golf teaching professional Blair Cross has joined the team of instructors at St Andrews Links Golf Academy. He moves to the Home of Golf from The Belfry. Blair, 26, underwent his PGA training at the renowned Ryder Cup venue and was

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Golf firm ranked as 26th fastest growing

Golf firm ranked as 26th fastest growing 0

🕔17:26, 6.Dec 2011

Your Golf Travel.com has been named in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 guide for a third consecutive year. The golf travel retailer was ranked at number 26. Described by Sir Richard Branson as the ‘definitive barometer of private

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Spurs and Man City miss out on top groundsman award

Spurs and Man City miss out on top groundsman award 0

🕔12:20, 6.Dec 2011

The groundsmen who look after White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur’s football ground, and the Etihad Stadium, the venue that Manchester City play at, have been beaten to the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) ‘Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year’ award by a

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Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC

Alison Nicholas teaches juniors at Hagley GC 0

🕔15:05, 5.Dec 2011

Solheim Cup winning captain Alison Nicholas MBE, and rising ladies’ European Tour star Felicity Johnson, have been teaching youngsters at Hagley Golf & Country Club in the West Midlands. The two golfers are ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ ambassadors for the charity, the Golf Foundation.

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Windlesham launches new pro shop

Windlesham launches new pro shop 0

🕔14:31, 5.Dec 2011

Windlesham Golf Club, which has eight PGA professionals, has re-launched its pro shop, one of the most successful golf retail businesses in the south east of England. It also plans to launch the store in an online capacity in 2012.

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TGI chair calls for club pros to have ‘more strings to their bows’

TGI chair calls for club pros to have ‘more strings to their bows’ 1

🕔14:15, 5.Dec 2011

The chairman of the TGI Golf Partnership, Gordon Stewart, has said that PGA professionals must promote their skills and services more than they ever have before. Reflecting on how the role of the PGA professional has changed since he qualified

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Dead body unnoticed for two days

Dead body unnoticed for two days 0

🕔18:34, 4.Dec 2011

The man whose body was found by Whitecraigs Golf Club in Scotland has been named as Chris Walker. Police believe the 52-year-old man, who had been reported missing a month earlier, had been dead at the club for about two

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Nine-hole club unveils £500k extension plan

Nine-hole club unveils £500k extension plan 0

🕔10:29, 4.Dec 2011

The nine-hole Crow Nest Park Golf Club in Yorkshire has unveiled plans for a £500,000 renovation to the east wing of its clubhouse. The 17-year-old club, which was bought by Halifax businessman Mick Stansfield this summer after spending three years

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Natural gas company tries to buy golf club

Natural gas company tries to buy golf club 0

🕔10:04, 3.Dec 2011

An energy company has made three offers to buy part of Knott End Golf Club, a private members’ club in Lancashire. Halite Energy is a group that runs underground natural gas storage facilities. Its first offer is for the sale

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Energy MP opens club’s biomass boiler

Energy MP opens club’s biomass boiler 0

🕔15:47, 2.Dec 2011

A senior MP has opened Kemnay Golf Club’s new biomass boiler, which the Scottish government gave the club £36,000 to install. A biomass boiler burns waste wood – which often fits in with a golf club’s woodland management plan –

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Pensioner missing following golf walk

Pensioner missing following golf walk 0

🕔17:12, 1.Dec 2011

A 78-year-old man who went for a walk along Cruden Bay Golf Club in Aberdeenshire has been reported as missing. Ernest Mackie was last seen on the course at around 10.40am on Wednesday morning. Police, coastguards, rescue helicopters and local

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Father and son hit hole-in-one on same day

Father and son hit hole-in-one on same day 0

🕔16:57, 1.Dec 2011

A father and son have beaten odds of 20 million to one to both score a hole-in-one within a few minutes of each other. George Harland, a 72-year-old, 27-handicapper, was playing in the ‘Hazara’ tournament at Ponteland Golf Club in

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Trespasser rescued from golf course

Trespasser rescued from golf course 1

🕔15:49, 30.Nov 2011

A Yorkshire golf club is erecting a fence and warning signage after an 11-year-old boy had to be rescued when he trespassed on the course. The youngster got stuck in mud that had been removed from a pond as part

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Ben Stow half way to joining European Tour

Ben Stow half way to joining European Tour 0

🕔15:26, 30.Nov 2011

A second year undergraduate on the unique foundation science degree in tournament golf, Ben Stow, has qualified for the second stage of the European Tour School. No other degree like it exists in Europe, as those that complete it qualify

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John Deere withdraws from irrigation

John Deere withdraws from irrigation 0

🕔15:09, 30.Nov 2011

Course machinery manufacturer John Deere is to withdraw from the turf irrigation business as part of a “strategic realignment” that will enable the company to focus on its “core equipment competencies in the worldwide golf and turf markets”. John Deere

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Turfgrass science student wins college award

Turfgrass science student wins college award 2

🕔14:56, 30.Nov 2011

Jonathan Wall, an assistant greenkeeper at the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club, has won Myerscough College’s best student award. Jonathan, a part-time student for the past three years, graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in turfgrass science and was presented with

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Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event

Jim Robinson praises ladies’ golf event 0

🕔17:20, 29.Nov 2011

The chairman of the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), Jim Robinson, has praised the English Women’s Golf La Manga Club Challenge, which took place in Spain recently. The four-day event attracted a bumper field for some competitive off-season golf and plenty

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Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve

Rise in British golfers playing on the Algarve 0

🕔17:10, 29.Nov 2011

The general manager of one of the Algarve’s biggest golf courses has said that 2011 has seen a significant rise in British golfers visiting the region. Jorge Almeida, general manager of Vale d’Oliveiras Resort & Spa, said that his club

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Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge

Dukinfield Golf Club win the Lombard Challenge 0

🕔17:02, 29.Nov 2011

David Green revealed ice in his veins to coolly par the closing hole and earn his Dukinfield Golf Club victory in the inaugural Lombard Challenge, a PGA pro-captain Tournament. The 31-year-old, who has been head pro at the Manchester club

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