Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage

Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage 0

🕔13:54, 12.Oct 2011

Recent wet summers, especially 2007 and 2008, left a nightmare legacy for golf clubs, with ground waterlogged so badly that courses had to close for weeks on end and grass

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Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments?

Should clubs be worried about terrorism at golf tournaments? 0

🕔09:56, 12.Oct 2011

Preposterous. Ridiculous. Inconceivable. A few years ago, the very thought of a terrorist attack on a golf tournament would have been as unlikely as Bruce Forsyth winning the Open – nice bloke and decent golfer that he is. But after

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Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design

Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design 0

🕔09:50, 12.Oct 2011

Leading agronomist Noel Mackenzie has said that too little topography and ecology goes into golf course design. He said: “The non-playing ‘other’ surfaces include grass, heather, scrub, trees, water courses or lakes and other habitat types. “The ‘other’ is not just

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Welsh council bails out loss-making club

Welsh council bails out loss-making club 0

🕔06:47, 12.Oct 2011

Parc Garnant, a council-owned golf club in Carmarthenshire which was costing its county council £150,000 per year to run, has been handed over to a private firm to run, under a 25-year lease. Clay’s Golf, in Wrexham, will run the club,

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Steven Brown: How to calculate profit and loss in the bar and restaurant

Steven Brown: How to calculate profit and loss in the bar and restaurant 1

🕔16:07, 11.Oct 2011

Whenever I am called in to assess the viability of a food and beverage (F&B) outlet there are some key financial facts I will review every time. I thought I might share them with you as a guide to enable

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Essex club keeps greens green due to composting

Essex club keeps greens green due to composting 0

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2011

According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), there are a number of reasons why compost, produced from garden waste such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, has such good water retention properties and can be of considerable benefit. The

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Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist

Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist 0

🕔15:53, 11.Oct 2011

One of Britain’s top agronomists has said that golf clubs should renovate their tees, greens and fairways as far ahead of winter as possible. Noel Mackenzie said: “There are a number of key areas where changes take place to the

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Certificate in Golf Club Management 4

🕔13:17, 11.Oct 2011

Delivered by Bucks New University One year distance learning course GCMA certified Year 1 of a future degree course.

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GCMA Residential Training Courses 2012 0

🕔13:13, 11.Oct 2011

20th-24th February (fully booked) 14th-18th May 10th-14th September 19th-23rd November

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The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015

The Open to return to St Andrews in 2015 0

🕔09:35, 11.Oct 2011

The R&A has announced that the Old Course at St Andrews, officially the oldest golf course in the world, will host the 2015 Open Championship. It will be the 29th time the course has staged the British Open – viewed

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Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant

Ramsdale Park GC wins £2k lottery grant 0

🕔11:26, 10.Oct 2011

A National Lottery programme has given a grant of £2,000 to a Nottinghamshire golf club to help it work more with juniors. Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, which has liaised with the Nottinghamshire Schools Partnership to introduce golf into schools and

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Golfer who lost an eye sues club for £750k

Golfer who lost an eye sues club for £750k 1

🕔19:27, 9.Oct 2011

A golfer who lost an eye at Niddry Castle Golf Club in Scotland is suing the club over a lack of signage, and the golfer who hit the ball. Anthony Phee, 44, has launched a case for £750,000 at the

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Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club

Stephen Fry given lifetime membership at Connemara Golf Club 0

🕔15:54, 9.Oct 2011

The actor, author and television presenter, Stephen Fry, has been granted honorary life membership at Connemara Golf Club in Ireland. The host of QI was filming the BBC programme, Fry’s Planet Word, in which he explored language, in December 2010,

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Rothbury Golf Club awarded GolfMark status

Rothbury Golf Club awarded GolfMark status 0

🕔14:22, 9.Oct 2011

Rothbury Golf Club in Northumberland has been awarded GolfMark status by the English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). The award is recognition for the club’s ability to attract juniors and beginners to the game of golf.

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Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse

Northumberland club uses its own woodchip to heat clubhouse 1

🕔07:35, 8.Oct 2011

Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in Northumberland has begun using its own woodchip to heat its clubhouse and hotel, ensuring the club is both carbon neutral and is saving thousands of pounds which it previously spent on oil. The

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Legal threat forces club to install £40k fence

Legal threat forces club to install £40k fence 0

🕔18:02, 7.Oct 2011

City of Belfast Golf Club is being forced to erect a £40,000 fence following legal action from a neighbouring resident concerned about the risk of flying golf balls. Belfast County Council was asked to contribute £20,000, following the threat of

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Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens

Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens 2

🕔09:16, 5.Oct 2011

A mini-golf ‘Pirate Island Adventure Golf’ activity centre has been opened at Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes. The facility boasts an array of features, including a huge signature ship, waterfalls, lakes, streams and islands, with rafts, treasure chests,

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Philip Hesketh is The Golf Show’s keynote speaker

Philip Hesketh is The Golf Show’s keynote speaker 0

🕔10:53, 30.Sep 2011

The closing keynote speaker at the GCMA’s conference in November 2011, Philip Hesketh, has been announced as the headline presenter at The Golf Show in Harrogate in October 2011. Hesketh will be looking at how golf clubs can get customers

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‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers

‘Europe’s first’ golf club to use no pesticides or fertilisers 2

🕔09:35, 29.Sep 2011

A Cambridgeshire golf club, which sprays its course with natural sugars and carbohydrates instead of fertilisers and pesticides, has claimed it is the first in Europe in which the greenkeepers use no chemicals at all on its course. New Malton Golf

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Finance deals offered to concerned clubs

Finance deals offered to concerned clubs 0

🕔14:51, 28.Sep 2011

Two of the biggest suppliers of golf course machinery have responded to economic concerns by launching finance deals for golf clubs. Toro turf maintenance machinery distributor Lely UK has announced a trio of new finance deals that enable customers to

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Praise for The Wisley following course renovation 0

🕔14:36, 28.Sep 2011

The Wisley has received significant praise after its nine-hole Church course was reconstructed under the project management of course manager Stephen Byrne. The redevelopment used a new strain of pure bent grass, improved the drainage, irrigation, thatch and bunkers and

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UK’s David Withers becomes president of Jacobsen

UK’s David Withers becomes president of Jacobsen 1

🕔11:52, 28.Sep 2011

David Withers has been promoted to president of Jacobsen. David has been serving as managing director of the UK-based Ransomes Jacobsen division of the US turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, since January 2005, overseeing international operations for all Jacobsen brands as

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General Manager – Littlestone Golf Club

General Manager – Littlestone Golf Club 0

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What is the role of a course manager?

What is the role of a course manager? 4

🕔16:11, 13.Sep 2011

A good course manager runs his / her business as if it’s their own, while ensuring that the golfers have an enjoyable experience. Easier said than done perhaps, since the course manager has the delicate task of balancing sound agronomics

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Are online tee times for your club?

Are online tee times for your club? 0

🕔16:04, 13.Sep 2011

It seems that every week another golf club revamps its website for one main purpose: to make it possible for members, and increasingly visitors, to book tee times on the facility. Recently Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland launched a new

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How to use clubhouse space more efficiently

How to use clubhouse space more efficiently 3

🕔16:00, 13.Sep 2011

As can be seen in Stuart Phipps’ article in the May 2011 issue of Golf Club Management, refurbishing the clubhouse is ambitious, expensive and can be risky – even for the wealthier clubs that Stuart advised to take advantage of

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Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls

Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls 1

🕔15:53, 13.Sep 2011

A total of 96 rulings were given during the first round of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s with an average of 82 rulings per day throughout the tournament. Many of these involved relief from the grandstands and

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