Course profile: Prince’s Golf Club

Course profile: Prince’s Golf Club 0

🕔18:54, 10.Dec 2011

Prince’s Golf Club has come a long way since it was used as a military station for a detachment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the First World War.

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Profile: Swiss golf club manager Davide Lantos

Profile: Swiss golf club manager Davide Lantos 0

🕔18:50, 10.Dec 2011

Golf Club Gerre Losone is set in the scenic surroundings of southern Switzerland, close to Lake Maggiore and the Italian border, and its charms have tempted manager Davide Lantos to move from his native Milan. Davide has spent 20 years

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Alistair Dunsmuir: What we can learn from Mary Portas

Alistair Dunsmuir: What we can learn from Mary Portas 0

🕔18:46, 10.Dec 2011

Two of my favourite programmes are Mary Queen of Shops and Dragon’s Den. Mary Queen of Shops in 2010 involved retail adviser Mary Portas visiting six shopkeepers whose businesses were failing. From a hairdresser to a baker, the sextuple had

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Flackwell Heath’s use of the Carbon Trust to save money. Part 2

Flackwell Heath’s use of the Carbon Trust to save money. Part 2 0

🕔18:42, 10.Dec 2011

Following the initial flurry of contacts, things seemed to go a bit quiet for three weeks. I had already decided to wait patiently rather than prompt a response and I then found that the email from the consultant had ended

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Eddie Bullock: Your club needs a strategic plan

Eddie Bullock: Your club needs a strategic plan 0

🕔18:38, 10.Dec 2011

Students of a four-year bachelor’s honours sports management golf degree recently attended a seminar workshop at Bournemouth University on strategic planning. The in-depth discussion was enlightening and stimulating, especially in defining ‘what is strategy?’ Many comments were exchanged and debated.

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Barry Hill: Online tee times can help market your club

Barry Hill: Online tee times can help market your club 1

🕔18:32, 10.Dec 2011

We are all familiar with the age-old complaint by certain members: ‘I can never get on the golf course.’ Which translates into reality as: ‘I can never get on the golf course when I want to.’ Every club has them.

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Q&A with Colin Mayes, CEO of Burhill Golf

Q&A with Colin Mayes, CEO of Burhill Golf 0

🕔18:27, 10.Dec 2011

Burhill Golf and Leisure’s CEO Colin Mayes has brought the customer service skills and strict financial discipline of the hospitality business to the Guinness family-owned operator of 10 golf courses. Ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s

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Machrihanish and Kingsbarns represented on GTS board

Machrihanish and Kingsbarns represented on GTS board 1

🕔18:20, 10.Dec 2011

Machrihanish Dunes and Kingsbarns Golf Links are to be represented on the board of Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS). The trade body promotes Scotland’s golf offering around the world. The new board members, John Drysdale and David DeSmith, representing Machrihanish Dunes,

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Cherry Lodge GC wins Las Vegas event

Cherry Lodge GC wins Las Vegas event 0

🕔18:13, 10.Dec 2011

Cherry Lodge Golf Club’s Craig Sutherland and Colin Rutter have won the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship in Las Vegas. Head PGA professional Craig Sutherland and partner Colin Rutter carded a final round 64 at the Loews Lake Las

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Sutton Green raises £10k for cancer charity

Sutton Green raises £10k for cancer charity 0

🕔11:33, 10.Dec 2011

Sutton Green Golf Club in Surrey has raised over £10,000 for a cancer charity. The Fountain Centre, which offers advice, therapy and counselling to cancer patients, as well as their families and carers at Royal Surrey County Hospital received the

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David Rickman: The 2012 Rules of Amateur Status

David Rickman: The 2012 Rules of Amateur Status 0

🕔15:26, 9.Dec 2011

The publication of the 2012 Rules of Amateur Status represents the culmination of a four-year review. It is the first time that there has ever been a uniform amateur status code worldwide. Previously the United States Golf Association (USGA) had

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Organic golf course wins government award

Organic golf course wins government award 0

🕔15:10, 9.Dec 2011

New Malton Golf Club in Hertfordshire has won the UK government’s Green Apple award. Co-owner Brian Mudge won the environmental award because his club is one of probably less than five golf venues in Europe that have a chemical-free golf

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Legacy project wins golf development award

Legacy project wins golf development award 0

🕔14:58, 9.Dec 2011

The Kent Open Legacy project, which helped introduce thousands of people to golf, has won the inaugural Golf Development Award from the PGAs of Europe. The award is designed to recognise a project which has excelled in developing the game

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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 represents more than 7,000 professionals and is recognised as the

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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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Bob Bubka: Tiger has shown he can match Jack

Bob Bubka: Tiger has shown he can match Jack 0

🕔11:18, 7.Dec 2011

Winston Churchill never lost the ability to give a good speech. Bach never lost the ability to compose great music. Tiger Woods never lost the ability to hit golf shots. What Tiger did lose, in my opinion, was his confidence

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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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Bob Bubka: The Presidents Cup and me

Bob Bubka: The Presidents Cup and me 0

🕔15:28, 5.Dec 2011

What a trip – we had to go Down Under to cover the Presidents Cup! This is a team competition much like the Ryder Cup but in this event it is the USA side against the International side, which is

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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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