The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs

The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs 1

🕔14:16, 18.May 2020

The R&A has launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help national golf associations in the UK and Ireland deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Golf courses can reopen in Scotland ‘a few days after’ May 28

Golf courses can reopen in Scotland ‘a few days after’ May 28 31

🕔12:43, 18.May 2020

The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that ‘outdoor activities such as golf’ can resume ‘within a few days’ of the next review of lockdown restrictions, which will take place on Thursday, May 28.

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English golf courses seeing a ‘surge’ in membership applications

English golf courses seeing a ‘surge’ in membership applications 19

🕔10:31, 18.May 2020

Some golf club managers in England are reporting a surge in membership applications as there appears to be huge demand to play golf after two months of lockdown.

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Golf courses in Northern Ireland can reopen

Golf courses in Northern Ireland can reopen 0

🕔18:02, 17.May 2020

Golf courses across Northern Ireland can reopen to their members on Wednesday, May 20, the Stormont Executive has confirmed.

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Golf club hit by vandals just before it reopened

Golf club hit by vandals just before it reopened 3

🕔06:29, 17.May 2020

A Bournemouth golf club was attacked by vandals and arsonists, causing widespread damage, just days before it reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Several golf courses in Wales have already reopened

Several golf courses in Wales have already reopened 4

🕔05:57, 17.May 2020

Some golf clubs in Wales have already reopened and allowed golf to be played on them provided it is with only a maximum of one other golfer who they live with, according to reports.

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‘Scottish golf clubs to be told on Tuesday when they can reopen’

‘Scottish golf clubs to be told on Tuesday when they can reopen’ 6

🕔04:40, 17.May 2020

The Sunday Times has claimed that the first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, will reveal when golf courses can reopen on this coming Tuesday.

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The technology to help you adapt to the new guidelines

The technology to help you adapt to the new guidelines 1 Updated

🕔15:41, 16.May 2020

Golf is one of the few sports allowed to be played at the moment, but only under strict new rules. Here, online tee time provider BRS GOLF, explains how you can manage and even increase bookings while adhering to the new regulations.

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English golf course that allowed walkers reopens

English golf course that allowed walkers reopens 10

🕔05:39, 16.May 2020

A Manchester golf venue that allowed walkers to use its course during the lockdown has now reopened – but didn’t do so immediately at least partly because it was clearing up the damage that they caused, according to reports.

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Golfers and golf courses in Scotland desperate for the game to resume

Golfers and golf courses in Scotland desperate for the game to resume 7

🕔10:48, 15.May 2020

There are renewed warnings that some Scottish golf clubs are on the brink as new reports emerge of golfers threatening golf club staff in Scotland because they are still not allowed to play.

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Golf coaching is now allowed again in England

Golf coaching is now allowed again in England 2

🕔16:34, 14.May 2020

The government has updated its guidance to the golf industry and has stated that golf tuition can resume in England with immediate effect.

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‘We’ll have lost at least £75,000 by the end of July’

‘We’ll have lost at least £75,000 by the end of July’ 6

🕔10:46, 14.May 2020

One golf club made staff redundant, which led to members quitting, one’s raised more than £20k via a crowdfunder and another has said subscription refunds could lead to closure. We look at the financial plight of three clubs in the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Scottish golf clubs: Get your members to register with a booking service now

Scottish golf clubs: Get your members to register with a booking service now 2

🕔12:49, 13.May 2020

Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish golf clubs are being advised to prepare now for the reintroduction of tee times, after several clubs in England experienced problems due to demand.

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Six Scottish golf clubs could close ‘in the next two weeks’

Six Scottish golf clubs could close ‘in the next two weeks’ 1

🕔12:08, 13.May 2020

Six golf clubs in South Lanarkshire are in danger of not reopening when golf in Scotland resumes as it is claimed that no greenkeepers have been working on them during the lockdown.

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Meet the golf club manager: Roger Hyder

Meet the golf club manager: Roger Hyder 5

🕔09:05, 13.May 2020

The general manager of Canterbury Golf Club talks about dealing with the Covid-19 lockdown, how the club has grown exponentially since it bought its land six years ago and his role as a consultant to struggling golf clubs.

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Golf clubs in Wales can reopen – but golfers must be ‘local’ to them

Golf clubs in Wales can reopen – but golfers must be ‘local’ to them 5

🕔16:26, 12.May 2020

Golf clubs in Wales can reopen ‘to allow for a managed and coordinated reintroduction of golf across Wales from Monday 18 May’, according to unexpected guidance from Wales Golf.

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England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: I welcome the resumption of golf

England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson: I welcome the resumption of golf 1

🕔12:09, 12.May 2020

In an open letter to the golf industry, the new head of England Golf says ‘there is a buzz about golf being back’, and that golf clubs’ staff and volunteers deserve praise for their work during the lockdown.

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8% of private members’ golf clubs are now in a ‘critical’ position

8% of private members’ golf clubs are now in a ‘critical’ position 9

🕔12:02, 12.May 2020

A new survey has found that 144 private members’ golf clubs in the UK and Ireland are now in a ‘critical financial position’, following the Covid-19 lockdown.

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‘We’ve received more than 100 tee time bookings in the last 24 hours’

‘We’ve received more than 100 tee time bookings in the last 24 hours’ 9

🕔08:45, 12.May 2020

Some English golf clubs are reporting that they have experienced the busiest period for tee time bookings in their history in the aftermath of the confirmation that golf courses can reopen.

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You need a plan of action now for your food and beverage operation

You need a plan of action now for your food and beverage operation 1

🕔08:25, 12.May 2020

Food and beverage expert Steven Brown answers questions about one of the hardest hit areas in the pandemic: golf clubs’ bars and restaurants.

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Can English golf clubs now reopen pro shops and driving ranges?

Can English golf clubs now reopen pro shops and driving ranges? 3

🕔08:07, 12.May 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf has said it will be raising questions with ministers on pro shops, driving ranges and golf coaching, as it currently remains unclear whether these can resume.

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You can play golf in England with someone you do not live with

You can play golf in England with someone you do not live with 13

🕔15:40, 11.May 2020

The government has updated its guidance regarding what people in England can and can not do from Wednesday, May 11, and it now states that you can play golf with someone you do not live with.

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Golf courses in England can reopen from Wednesday, May 13

Golf courses in England can reopen from Wednesday, May 13 41

🕔19:42, 10.May 2020

Golf courses and tennis courts in England can reopen from Wednesday, May 13, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation.

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Reopened golf clubs across Europe are busy but struggling with new rules

Reopened golf clubs across Europe are busy but struggling with new rules 11

🕔06:39, 10.May 2020

Reports from across Europe where golf courses have reopened in the last few days suggest there is strong demand to play the game but venues have been fined and even closed down for not complying with new Covid-19 regulations.

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Ireland issues five-phase plan for the reopening of golf clubs

Ireland issues five-phase plan for the reopening of golf clubs 11

🕔10:34, 9.May 2020

The governing golfing unions of Ireland have issued a five-phase plan for the resumption of golf which could see clubhouse restaurants and changing rooms reopening next month.

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‘Don’t send your manager overboard’

‘Don’t send your manager overboard’ 15

🕔06:58, 9.May 2020

Having just been made redundant as the first ever general manager of a historic golf club due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Duffy argues that a manager is the best resource a club can utilise in order to survive the pandemic.

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Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry

Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry 4

🕔06:33, 9.May 2020

Longniddry in East Lothian has furloughed staff, cancelled events, negotiated payment holidays for services and, thanks to course maintenance prioritising, is looking forward to the resumption of golf with some optimism.

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