STAR EV electric vehicle brand arrives in the UK

STAR EV electric vehicle brand arrives in the UK 0

🕔10:18, 27.May 2021

The STAR EV brand, and its extensive range of lithium and sealed battery-powered utility vehicles for the golf market, is available in the UK for the first time.

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Participation has grown by more than two million golfers in the last year

Participation has grown by more than two million golfers in the last year 5

🕔12:18, 26.May 2021

New research from The R&A has found that the number of people in Great Britain who have played golf on a full-length course in the last year has surged to 5.2 million.

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Non-members of golf clubs can obtain handicaps from early July

Non-members of golf clubs can obtain handicaps from early July 5

🕔18:08, 25.May 2021

Golfers in England who are not members of English golf clubs will be able to obtain official handicaps for the first time ever from early July, England Golf has confirmed.

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Golf club to host ‘Muslim golf day’

Golf club to host ‘Muslim golf day’ 4

🕔07:17, 25.May 2021

A golf club in Manchester is to host a Muslim golf day, in which only halal food will be served, no alcohol or gambling will be involved and prayer arrangements will be made for golfers.

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Golf venue to open in Berkshire this summer

Golf venue to open in Berkshire this summer 2

🕔07:24, 24.May 2021

A golf ‘entertainment complex’ is set to open in Berkshire this July, boosted by the current demand to play the game and the recent growth of modern driving ranges.

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Royal Dornoch offers free golf to NHS staff for the whole of June

Royal Dornoch offers free golf to NHS staff for the whole of June 2

🕔11:39, 22.May 2021

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is offering free rounds on both its courses to NHS and care staff golfers for the remainder of May and all of June.

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Are you seeking to expand or diversify your golf club?

Are you seeking to expand or diversify your golf club? 0

🕔11:22, 21.May 2021

Whilst many golf clubs have benefited from extra ‘Covid related’ demand, some are embracing diversification ideas in order to boost recurring revenue and profits, or just to remain viable.

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Another historic golf club reintroduces a waiting list

Another historic golf club reintroduces a waiting list 1

🕔07:44, 21.May 2021

The oldest golf club in Oxfordshire has said it has been so busy since it reopened in late March that it is reintroducing a waiting list for memberships.

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Meet the golf club manager: Shahin Bani-Sadr

Meet the golf club manager: Shahin Bani-Sadr 1

🕔12:26, 20.May 2021

Appointed as one of the youngest private members’ golf club managers – at Rowlands Castle GC – in the UK, aged 28, less than two years ago, Shahin takes us through the last 15 months.

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Another golf group announces investment plan

Another golf group announces investment plan 1

🕔09:38, 20.May 2021

The QHotels Group has become the latest owner of golf venues to announce that it will invest heavily in them, against the backdrop of increased participation.

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You do not need a credit licence to allow members to pay on an instalment plan

You do not need a credit licence to allow members to pay on an instalment plan 1

🕔13:54, 18.May 2021

Articles regarding the regulation of golf membership finance are causing golf clubs unnecessary concern.

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Hannah McAllister named as new CEO of Wales Golf

Hannah McAllister named as new CEO of Wales Golf 8

🕔11:26, 18.May 2021

Congratulations to Hannah McAllister, who has been named as the new CEO of Wales Golf.

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“There is strong demand” as another UK golf club is bought

“There is strong demand” as another UK golf club is bought 0

🕔09:18, 18.May 2021

A Yorkshire venue has become at least the sixth UK golf club in the last few days to be sold as one agent says: “[There is currently] strong ongoing demand for golf businesses.”

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Consultation to begin on new multi-million pound Scottish golf resort

Consultation to begin on new multi-million pound Scottish golf resort 1

🕔07:58, 18.May 2021

Plans to convert a former farm into a major new golfing destination next to St Andrews are to be consulted on this week.

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Golf club plans to fund new clubhouse via housing

Golf club plans to fund new clubhouse via housing 1

🕔07:33, 17.May 2021

A golf club that saw its clubhouse destroyed by a fire recently has submitted a planning application for a new building.

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How Clandeboye Golf Club romances the stone

How Clandeboye Golf Club romances the stone 0

🕔09:47, 16.May 2021

Clandeboye Golf Club is home to several miles of dry stone walls, parts of which have collapsed. A group of members meet every Monday to restore this beautiful part of the landscape.

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Reesink’s got you covered

Reesink’s got you covered 0

🕔14:55, 15.May 2021

When it comes to buying machinery, Reesink’s thought of everything.

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Golf clubs that rely on overseas visitors still severely disrupted

Golf clubs that rely on overseas visitors still severely disrupted 2

🕔07:39, 15.May 2021

UK golf clubs, particularly ones in Scotland, that rely on overseas visitors for business are facing an extremely challenging 2021, even despite the participation surge.

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Spate of golf course vandalism ‘could put juniors off playing golf’

Spate of golf course vandalism ‘could put juniors off playing golf’ 0

🕔07:36, 12.May 2021

A golf club captain has said he fears that youngsters could be deterred from playing golf due to the spate of cases of vandalism at venues in recent weeks.

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Welsh golf club is latest to be bought

Welsh golf club is latest to be bought 0

🕔07:57, 11.May 2021

A golf club that hosted the Welsh PGA Championships twice during the 1990s is the latest golfing venue to be bought in the last few days.

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Municipal course that was earmarked for closure is saved

Municipal course that was earmarked for closure is saved 1

🕔07:45, 10.May 2021

A popular municipal golf club that Luton Borough Council was considering closing down has been saved – for the time being at least.

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Survey finds women typically introduced to golf at an older age than men, and by a partner

Survey finds women typically introduced to golf at an older age than men, and by a partner 0

🕔07:35, 9.May 2021

A new survey of female golfers finds they’re much more likely to have been introduced to the game later in life than men were.

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‘Do not rest on your laurels’

‘Do not rest on your laurels’ 2

🕔12:47, 8.May 2021

Participation had been falling for years prior to the pandemic, and it may do so again. Here, Sam Thompson takes us through research that details why there was a decline.

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Pesticide ban has resulted in ‘golf courses churned up by crane fly larvae’

Pesticide ban has resulted in ‘golf courses churned up by crane fly larvae’ 3

🕔08:02, 8.May 2021

Greenkeepers are struggling to cope with an infestation of crane fly larvae on golf courses, following a ban on pesticides, according to a report.

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What makes a standout changing room?

What makes a standout changing room? 0

🕔15:31, 6.May 2021

As changing rooms are reopening in most of the UK this month, they are likely to play a role in what will differentiate one golf club from another during this participation boom.

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Another golf club suffers arson attack

Another golf club suffers arson attack 0

🕔09:31, 6.May 2021

At least four UK golf clubs have suffered fires in the last two weeks – and all are believed to have been the work of arsonists.

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There were 60% more golf rounds in April 2021 than in April 2019

There were 60% more golf rounds in April 2021 than in April 2019 1

🕔07:27, 5.May 2021

New data on the number of tee times booked at British golf clubs in March and April reveals significant growth compared with April before the pandemic started.

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