Tim Aggett: Enough is enough for inactive handicaps

Tim Aggett: Enough is enough for inactive handicaps 4

🕔14:51, 24.Dec 2011

Once upon a time there was a handicap system. It was brutal, but effective.

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The boom in online tee times

The boom in online tee times 16

🕔14:37, 24.Dec 2011

For years now, the notion of golf clubs providing their members and visitors with the prospect of booking their tee times online has been a topic bubbling away under managers’ and members’ surfaces.

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Do we need buggies to comply with disability legislation?

Do we need buggies to comply with disability legislation? 9

🕔14:19, 23.Dec 2011

A joint undertaking has been entered into by the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association and the English Golf Union to consider the impact of disability legislation on golf clubs and with specific reference to the use of motorised ride on buggies.

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Michael Shaw: An introduction to the Equality Act

Michael Shaw: An introduction to the Equality Act 7

🕔15:45, 25.Nov 2011

The Equality Act applies to all golf clubs in England, Scotland and Wales.

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Judge reinstates expelled member

Judge reinstates expelled member 3

🕔17:32, 24.Nov 2011

An expelled member of Dullatur Golf Club in Scotland has been reinstated by one of the most senior judges in the country.

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Business rates Q&A with Nick Sercombe

Business rates Q&A with Nick Sercombe 16

🕔16:41, 13.Nov 2011

All the questions are taken from the 2009 GCMA Conference. The answers are still relevant today Question: The wording accompanying the draft Rateable Value for 2010 appears to indicate that the Valuation Office (VO) will be sympathetic to appeals, is

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Comment: The Olympics, flexible memberships and female golfers

Comment: The Olympics, flexible memberships and female golfers 4

🕔16:39, 11.Nov 2011

I’m afraid I can see no benefit for our clubs in golf becoming an Olympic sport.

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Loch Lomond wins eco award

Loch Lomond wins eco award 9

🕔13:15, 11.Nov 2011

Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland has won the ‘Overall Achievement Award’ at the STRI’s Golf Environment Awards 2011.

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St Andrews awarded eco-label

St Andrews awarded eco-label 6

🕔10:44, 9.Nov 2011

St Andrews Links has been awarded the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) Certified™ eco-label in recognition of its sustainability commitment and achievements.

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The best turf education web sites

The best turf education web sites 8

🕔14:48, 30.Oct 2011

Many reach positions of head greenkeeper / course manager through hard work, reliability and the ability to organise a team to carry out the required turf maintenance.

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Club manager “joking” over disabled email

Club manager “joking” over disabled email 2

🕔14:25, 26.Oct 2011

A golf club manager who has found himself at the centre of a storm over an email he sent to an army colonel over disabled access at his golf club has said he was joking.

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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.

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PGA captain calls for golf clubs to offer training to their managers

PGA captain calls for golf clubs to offer training to their managers 1

🕔16:13, 25.Oct 2011

The captain of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Eddie Bullock, has said that golf clubs need to offer more educational offerings to their managers in order for the club to survive in current, difficult market conditions.

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Time to embrace nomadic golfers rather than view them as the enemy at the gate?

Time to embrace nomadic golfers rather than view them as the enemy at the gate? 0

🕔15:52, 25.Oct 2011

We cannot afford to pull up the drawbridge and hope the ‘enemy’ will withdraw.

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Steven Brown: Buy better and sell dearer to maximise on F&B profits

Steven Brown: Buy better and sell dearer to maximise on F&B profits 0

🕔13:49, 25.Oct 2011

Typically I am finding a wide range of profitability levels, mainly in bar sales.

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Osborne Golf Club completes £150k refurb

Osborne Golf Club completes £150k refurb 0

🕔13:45, 25.Oct 2011

Osborne Golf Club in the Isle of Wight has completed a £150,000 clubhouse refurbishment programme.

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Q&A with Ernie Els on his ‘The Els Club’

Q&A with Ernie Els on his ‘The Els Club’ 0

🕔13:38, 25.Oct 2011

The whole project at Dubai Sports City [the world’s first purpose-built sports city] is incredibly exciting – I mean, I think it’s fair to say there is nothing else like it in the world.

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Howard Swan: My principles of golf course design

Howard Swan: My principles of golf course design 0

🕔13:30, 25.Oct 2011

Designing a golf course, or redesigning an existing one in a renovation or improvement exercise, is a fascinating task.

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‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre

‘High achiever’ GolfMark status for Cannington Golf Centre 0

🕔11:56, 25.Oct 2011

Cannington Golf Centre in Somerset, a nine-hole golf course located at a further education college, has been awarded ‘high achiever’ GolfMark accreditation.

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Reciprocal county card schemes – the solution to the 2-for-1 problem?

Reciprocal county card schemes – the solution to the 2-for-1 problem? 1

🕔11:31, 25.Oct 2011

Many clubs do not have a full membership and the many 2-for-1 schemes for casual golfers is blamed as a contributory factor. On the other hand most clubs need income from visitors.

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How a membership referral scheme can work for your club

How a membership referral scheme can work for your club 0

🕔11:20, 25.Oct 2011

For the vast majority of clubs in the UK, membership renewal falls between November and April.

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Proprietary golf clubs urged to make Capital Allowance Tax claim

Proprietary golf clubs urged to make Capital Allowance Tax claim 0

🕔10:37, 25.Oct 2011

All proprietary golf clubs in the UK have been urged to make a Capital Allowance Tax claim before next year’s April Budget, when the tax allowance is ended after 62 years.

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Golf clubs overcharged by more than £5 million per year by energy firms

Golf clubs overcharged by more than £5 million per year by energy firms 0

🕔10:25, 25.Oct 2011

An energy expert has said that golf clubs are overcharged by about £5 million per year by their energy suppliers and that 70 per cent of golf clubs will recover about £2,000 each, if they carry out an audit.

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Marketing: How to get your local press on board

Marketing: How to get your local press on board 0

🕔10:06, 25.Oct 2011

Clubs are increasingly looking for new members to help keep their finances fit, but, short of erecting signboards at the roadside blazing forth the fact, how can they tip the wink to their local catchment?

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Rules of Golf face biggest changes since 1897

Rules of Golf face biggest changes since 1897 0

🕔09:53, 25.Oct 2011

A golfer will no longer be penalised if his or her ball is moved by a gust of wind after it has been addressed.

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More than 200 golf clubs sign up to Golf 4 Heroes

More than 200 golf clubs sign up to Golf 4 Heroes 1

🕔09:20, 25.Oct 2011

More than 200 golf clubs around Europe have signed up for the new Golf 4 Heroes project.

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Q&A with Simon Doyle, the head of agronomy at Troon Europe

Q&A with Simon Doyle, the head of agronomy at Troon Europe 0

🕔16:41, 24.Oct 2011

How do you work with owners to achieve the optimum golf course condition whilst catering to their desires?

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