Another golf club posts a record rise in members

Another golf club posts a record rise in members 1

🕔06:57, 11.Sep 2020

Another golf club in Scotland has reported an unprecedented membership boost, particularly among younger people, since clubs reopened at the end of spring.

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93-year-old golf venue to close down next year

93-year-old golf venue to close down next year 1

🕔09:23, 10.Sep 2020

A Gloucestershire golf course that has been in existence since 1927 is to close down next year – and will likely be at least the sixth UK venue to close amid Covid-19.

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Shorter versions of golf are also surging at the moment

Shorter versions of golf are also surging at the moment 6

🕔12:25, 9.Sep 2020

New data from Ireland suggests that shorter and quicker versions of golf than what can be played on 18-hole full-length courses is soaring at the moment.

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Golf club forms partnership with supermarket to help vulnerable residents

Golf club forms partnership with supermarket to help vulnerable residents 3

🕔16:19, 8.Sep 2020

A Cheshire golf club has been praised by its local community because a team of its members have been helping people who have been shielding due to Covid-19, including even working with a local supermarket to help them.

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Golfers in England will have to have an email address if they want a handicap

Golfers in England will have to have an email address if they want a handicap 4

🕔13:48, 8.Sep 2020

Golfers will have to have an email address if they want to have an official handicap from this November, according to England Golf.

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Historic golf facility on the Isle of Wight to close

Historic golf facility on the Isle of Wight to close 1

🕔18:39, 7.Sep 2020

An 88-year-old golf venue opened by Sir Henry Cotton and featuring four small courses is to become the fourth UK facility since the pandemic started to close down.

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Two more golf clubs report extraordinary membership growth

Two more golf clubs report extraordinary membership growth 1

🕔17:24, 7.Sep 2020

Two UK golf clubs, nearly 600 miles apart, have become the latest to report an extraordinary rise in membership since May, with many of the new members being under the age of 40.

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In defence of golf club committees

In defence of golf club committees 0

🕔16:17, 7.Sep 2020

You might expect that manager Chris Duffy, who was made redundant due to Covid-19, would argue that club committees are bulwarks to the progress of the club. But, here he makes the case for his former board – stating they enhanced his role.

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Using technology to help new members renew next year

Using technology to help new members renew next year 1

🕔16:16, 7.Sep 2020

BRS Golf is using its software to ensure its 100,000 new golfers in the UK this year retain their memberships next year, writes Karen Moss, marketing manager for GolfNow International.

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Two Scottish clubs form partnership over junior golf

Two Scottish clubs form partnership over junior golf 1

🕔07:12, 7.Sep 2020

Two golf clubs in Lanarkshire have agreed to work together in order to grow the game at both venues.

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Introducing a revolutionary towel that will leave your golf ball spotless

Introducing a revolutionary towel that will leave your golf ball spotless 0

🕔12:30, 5.Sep 2020

The Caddyboo Golf Towel is a water-retaining cleaning system meticulously fabricated with a magnetic seal that promises to leave your golf ball spotless.

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Lightning warning system website launched

Lightning warning system website launched 0

🕔17:51, 3.Sep 2020

Meteorological equipment specialist Biral has launched a new website for its lightning warning system.

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Younger people now dominate the pay-and-play golf market

Younger people now dominate the pay-and-play golf market 7

🕔06:53, 3.Sep 2020

There has been a seismic shift in golfing demographics in the UK this summer, new figures reveal, as younger golfers have become the dominant buyers of green fees for the first time.

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Another golf course devastated by vandals

Another golf course devastated by vandals 8

🕔06:58, 2.Sep 2020

A Gloucestershire golf course has become the latest UK venue to be damaged in an appalling act of vandalism.

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‘I’m an older immigrant woman of colour and golf clubs are bastions of decency’

‘I’m an older immigrant woman of colour and golf clubs are bastions of decency’ 4

🕔17:46, 1.Sep 2020

An Indian-born novelist who lives in Ireland has written about her love of golf to show that much of the current criticism of clubs amid ‘Golfgate’ is inaccurate.

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The UK has seen the biggest golf spike in the world

The UK has seen the biggest golf spike in the world 5

🕔06:59, 1.Sep 2020

New data analysing golf activity around the world has found growth everywhere in recent weeks – with the UK leading the way.

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Third major UK golf development set to go ahead

Third major UK golf development set to go ahead 0

🕔19:19, 31.Aug 2020

Liverpool City Council’s planners are recommending approval for a £15 million golf course development – which could become the third major golf investment to go ahead in northern England at roughly the same time.

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Lincolnshire sees the biggest jump in golf ‘staycation’ searches

Lincolnshire sees the biggest jump in golf ‘staycation’ searches 1

🕔17:57, 31.Aug 2020

New research on online searches for golf breaks broken down by the English counties people want to visit has found that Lincolnshire has seen the biggest jump in the last year.

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Here’s three UK golf industry trends we learnt about in August

Here’s three UK golf industry trends we learnt about in August 3

🕔16:56, 31.Aug 2020

From the sharp rise in planning applications to build houses to the growth in demand to play golf continuing unabated, August has rounded off a far better summer for the golf industry than what was feared a few months ago.

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‘Our members need to know they have the right person at the helm during these unprecedented times’

‘Our members need to know they have the right person at the helm during these unprecedented times’ 1

🕔12:19, 30.Aug 2020

It’s been an extraordinary few months for the industry. Andrew Minty, manager of the ‘Welsh Golf Club of the Decade’ during the lockdown, reviews what has happened and what he has learnt about managing a golf club during a pandemic.

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Over 40 UK golf venues now use CardsSafe

Over 40 UK golf venues now use CardsSafe 0

🕔04:30, 30.Aug 2020

The CardsSafe system is a cost-effective and simple piece of technology specifically designed to securely retain customer credit, debit and ID cards while the cardholder runs a tab or hires a product or service.

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How these clubs remained open despite huge course renovation projects

How these clubs remained open despite huge course renovation projects 0

🕔13:11, 29.Aug 2020

Two huge course redevelopment projects in the UK have been at Whittington Heath and at Moor Hall. John Greasley Ltd details what was done and how the playing of golf continued during the works.

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Quad bikers ‘tear up’ Lancashire golf course

Quad bikers ‘tear up’ Lancashire golf course 1

🕔16:09, 28.Aug 2020

A golf club has had to close down for ‘several days’ after quad bikers drove onto the course and tore up many of the greens and fairways.

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At least 12 UK golf clubs that feared closing are now thriving

At least 12 UK golf clubs that feared closing are now thriving 3

🕔06:38, 27.Aug 2020

At least 12 golf clubs that feared their closure was imminent during the lockdown have stated their futures are now secure thanks to the recent membership surge.

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Golf course to be redesigned as balls land in football boss’s garden

Golf course to be redesigned as balls land in football boss’s garden 5

🕔06:57, 26.Aug 2020

A Scottish golf club is to redesign two of its holes after several stray balls landed in a neighbour’s garden – and that property is the home of Rangers FC’s chairman.

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At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans

At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans 3

🕔06:49, 25.Aug 2020

At least three UK golf clubs have closed their clubhouses for periods of up to 72 hours in the last few days, after members who had been in them either tested positive for Covid-19 or had failed to self-isolate when they were meant to.

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Irish golf clubs can apply for €10,000 grant

Irish golf clubs can apply for €10,000 grant 0

🕔06:47, 24.Aug 2020

Golf clubs in Ireland have until early September to apply for a one-off €10,000 payment to help boost their operating performance following the coronavirus disruption.

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