Social media is marketing directly to the people your golf club needs

Social media is marketing directly to the people your golf club needs 8

🕔15:31, 24.Feb 2012

Would you rather bury your head in the sand or would you rather know what’s being said and look to address anything that’s valid?

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Your club has ‘customers’, not members

Your club has ‘customers’, not members 8

🕔14:43, 24.Feb 2012

Clubs that are stagnating struggle to comprehend the power of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration

Cape Cornwall Golf enters administration 1

🕔13:08, 24.Feb 2012

One of the world’s most spectacular golf clubs has been placed into administration.

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Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs

Manager warns of death of non-flexible clubs 10

🕔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.

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 3

🕔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.

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Water restrictions to hit golf clubs

Water restrictions to hit golf clubs 4

🕔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.

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Golf club to use waste to develop new course

Golf club to use waste to develop new course 5

🕔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.

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England Golf appoints two presidents

England Golf appoints two presidents 6

🕔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.

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Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat

Golf club manager warns of Groupon threat 27

🕔10:34, 16.Feb 2012

The manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club 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.

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Social media campaign to save golf club

Social media campaign to save golf club 4

🕔14:52, 14.Feb 2012

A municipal golf club that is set to be closed down by its local council has become the subject of a social media campaign that aims to save it.

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McGinley takes on Ryanair’s golf bag charges

McGinley takes on Ryanair’s golf bag charges 5

🕔16:28, 13.Feb 2012

Former Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley has set himself up as competition to airlines such as Ryanair and Air Berlin, which have both recently raised charges for golfers who carry equipment with them.

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Man drowns in freezing golf course pond

Man drowns in freezing golf course pond 2

🕔14:50, 10.Feb 2012

A man has died after trying to save his dog from a freezing pond at Wildwood Golf & Country Club in Surrey.

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Burnt body was ’embarrassed’ killer

Burnt body was ’embarrassed’ killer 7

🕔13:54, 10.Feb 2012

A burnt corpse found by a greenkeeper at Denham Golf Club was that of a schizophrenic man who had previously stabbed his mother to death before beheading her.

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St Andrews launches wind turbine objection

St Andrews launches wind turbine objection 3

🕔11:18, 9.Feb 2012

The hotel on the world’s most famous golf course has lodged a formal objection to a planning application by St Andrews University to build six wind turbines in the area.

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UK and Ireland lost 42,000 members in 2011

UK and Ireland lost 42,000 members in 2011 7

🕔13:03, 8.Feb 2012

Golf clubs in the UK and Ireland suffered a net loss of 42,700 members in 2011, according to a new survey.

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Inactive handicaps under fire from manager

Inactive handicaps under fire from manager 16

🕔14:49, 6.Feb 2012

The manager of a prestigious golf club has criticised England Golf’s inactive handicap system as being potentially damaging to the business of golf clubs.

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Golf industry rallies to support Tappin

Golf industry rallies to support Tappin 2

🕔11:57, 1.Feb 2012

Prominent members of the golf industry are backing a campaign to support a 65-year-old man facing extradition to the US for exporting batteries to Iran.

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The incredible eco story that is Loch Lomond Golf Club

The incredible eco story that is Loch Lomond Golf Club 10

🕔19:11, 15.Jan 2012

Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland may be one of the most exclusive golf facilities in Britain, but it is also one of the most eco-friendly havens on this planet.

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Could your club benefit from having an app?

Could your club benefit from having an app? 4

🕔15:21, 15.Jan 2012

Research from last year shows that 96 per cent of UK golfers own a mobile phone, and of that group, almost half own a smartphone, a number that is going to rise.

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How does the Equality Act affect buggy provision?

How does the Equality Act affect buggy provision? 9

🕔13:00, 15.Jan 2012

Since the passing into law of the Equality Act 2010, there have been several guidance documents published in relation to the provision of golf buggies for the disabled.

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Lee Westwood club attacked by vandals

Lee Westwood club attacked by vandals 2

🕔16:32, 8.Jan 2012

The golf course that Lee Westwood grew up playing on has been damaged by vandals to such an extent that its manager fears for its future as a viable business.

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How can I make course machinery last longer?

How can I make course machinery last longer? 0

🕔15:56, 1.Jan 2012

How do you prolong the life of turf maintenance machinery?

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How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall?

How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall? 0

🕔14:02, 30.Dec 2011

Several golf courses in the UK suffered from the exceptionally dry spring that broke so many records for the lack of rainfall.

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Council to resurrect closed golf club

Council to resurrect closed golf club 3

🕔09:41, 30.Dec 2011

A municipal golf club that closed down in early 2011 is set to re-open in the next few weeks following interest in the site and anger from local residents that the venue is a magnet for crime.

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If you don’t like our dress code, go somewhere else

If you don’t like our dress code, go somewhere else 6

🕔17:04, 28.Dec 2011

W Allan Osborne is the former secretary of Bathgate Golf Club.

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The Rules of Golf surrounding bunkers

The Rules of Golf surrounding bunkers 6

🕔10:42, 28.Dec 2011

Here we will review three frequently asked questions pertaining to bunkers.

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Wetland management on golf courses

Wetland management on golf courses 4

🕔10:29, 25.Dec 2011

Wetland features are found on many golf courses in Britain, and can be natural or man-made.

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