Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close

Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close 1

🕔12:37, 3.Nov 2020

Michael Gove has apologised for the confusion surrounding golf clubs in England and confirmed that they will have to close for 28 days.

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Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve

Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve 26

🕔17:07, 2.Nov 2020

The prime minister has dashed hopes that golf courses in England will be allowed to remain open from November 5 to December 2 after all.

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Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times

Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times 2

🕔12:35, 2.Nov 2020

Golf and outdoor tennis in England are hopeful that they will be subjected to a reprieve and be allowed to continue, The Times newspaper has reported, as several golf clubs back the petition calling for them to remain open.

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Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures

Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures 16

🕔12:50, 1.Nov 2020

A petition for golf courses to be allowed to stay open during the November lockdown in England hit 100,000 signatures within just a few hours of launching, as England Golf says it will challenge the government over the decision to close them.

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Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules

Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules 34

🕔21:57, 31.Oct 2020

The new month-long coronavirus restrictions in England starting from November 5 specifically state that golf courses and driving ranges must close, immediately leading to widespread anger and disbelief.

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Here’s some of the World Golf Awards winners

Here’s some of the World Golf Awards winners 1

🕔08:51, 31.Oct 2020

The Belfry, Royal Dornoch, Trump Turnberry and José María Olazábal have all been recognised at the World Golf Awards, which was dominated by Covid-19.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that took place in October

Here’s three golf industry trends that took place in October 1

🕔06:23, 31.Oct 2020

October was a month of contradictions: On the one hand there’s even more evidence that golf is the sport to play during a pandemic, on the other several venues have been forced to close due to a pandemic.

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What the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme means for golf clubs

What the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme means for golf clubs 0

🕔17:58, 29.Oct 2020

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at the latest treasury direction and how it relates to the golf industry.

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Everything you need to know about the new World Handicap System

Everything you need to know about the new World Handicap System 3

🕔07:45, 29.Oct 2020

The new World Handicap System (WHS) is set to be launched in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on November 2 and will replace the current CONGU handicapping system.

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Meet the master greenkeeper: Darren Anderson MG

Meet the master greenkeeper: Darren Anderson MG 0

🕔15:10, 28.Oct 2020

Bromborough Golf Club in the Wirral earlier this year became an award-winning venue for a major bunker and irrigation renovation project. Darren talks us through the work and his career to date.

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Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits 

Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits  3

🕔18:20, 27.Oct 2020

A US study of 135 golf courses in Minnesota has found that they offer major benefits to their local environment, particularly surrounding temperatures, pollinating, retaining stormwater nutrients and biodiversity.

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Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it

Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it 1

🕔06:58, 27.Oct 2020

A royal golf club that dates back to 1864 is to dig up a part of its course and move it due to coastal erosion.

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Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole

Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole 0

🕔07:02, 26.Oct 2020

A Scottish golf club has secured more than £15,000 of funding to reduce its reliance on mains water supplies.

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‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’

‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’ 4

🕔07:39, 24.Oct 2020

The secretary of a golf club that has experienced vandalism on the course, including people using hole cups as toilets, has said he is baffled about why it has taken place.

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Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close

Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close 1

🕔10:01, 23.Oct 2020

Several figures in the golfing industry have said they are furious that golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland and Wales are having to close due to new coronavirus restrictions.

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Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club

Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club 4

🕔18:08, 22.Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2004 Amateur Championship winner, Stuart Wilson, who has been named the new managing secretary of The Blairgowrie Golf Club.

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Saltex is postponed by another eight months

Saltex is postponed by another eight months 0

🕔16:51, 22.Oct 2020

The grounds management exhibition Saltex has been postponed until November 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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All Republic of Ireland golf clubs must close for six weeks

All Republic of Ireland golf clubs must close for six weeks 5

🕔11:47, 21.Oct 2020

All golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland must close for the next six weeks, according to a new Covid-19 ruling.

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What are social media users engaging with?

What are social media users engaging with? 0

🕔11:29, 21.Oct 2020

In the second part of her series looking at golf clubs and social media, marketing expert Lily Hymes explores the type of activity from brands that social network users have been engaging with in 2020.

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Reesink Agriculture named as the new distributor for AgriMetal blowers and sweepers

Reesink Agriculture named as the new distributor for AgriMetal blowers and sweepers 0

🕔11:09, 21.Oct 2020

Reesink is the new distributor for AgriMetal blowers and collectors in the UK.

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This Welsh golf club will close to visitors for SIX weeks

This Welsh golf club will close to visitors for SIX weeks 0

🕔11:54, 20.Oct 2020

A Welsh golf club that will close for two weeks because of new coronavirus restrictions will remain partially shut for a further four due to the filming of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! nearby.

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Here’s the 328 English golf clubs that have received Covid funding

Here’s the 328 English golf clubs that have received Covid funding 7

🕔11:39, 20.Oct 2020

Was my golf club successful? England Golf has published a list of the 328 golf clubs that have received more than £2.5 million between them of coronavirus support.

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Donald Trump to build 4th 18-hole golf course in Scotland

Donald Trump to build 4th 18-hole golf course in Scotland 4

🕔11:26, 20.Oct 2020

Aberdeenshire Council has approved planning permission for the construction of a golf course that will be owned by US president, Donald Trump.

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All Welsh golf clubs told to close

All Welsh golf clubs told to close 5

🕔15:45, 19.Oct 2020

Golf courses have not been spared: All Welsh golf clubs and seemingly not just their clubhouses must close down for nearly two and a half weeks as the country enters a ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ in a bid to combat a rise in coronavirus infections.

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An MP suggests golf should be available on the NHS

An MP suggests golf should be available on the NHS 3

🕔06:46, 19.Oct 2020

The MP for North Warwickshire has said that the latest research on the health benefits of golf ‘furthers the argument for golf to be available through the UK’s National Health Service’.

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Herefordshire Golf Club becomes latest venue to be sold

Herefordshire Golf Club becomes latest venue to be sold 2

🕔07:03, 18.Oct 2020

The Herefordshire Golf Club, which was put up for sale during the lockdown with a guide price of between £1 million and £1.25 million, has been sold to three local businessmen.

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Meet the managing director: Alistair Robertson

Meet the managing director: Alistair Robertson 2

🕔14:24, 17.Oct 2020

The head of Sport Aberdeen explains how the agency that manages the city council’s golf facilities is building a vibrant future for municipal golf on the foundations of an illustrious past.

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