Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time

Irish golf club set to admit women for the first time 6

🕔07:39, 19.Mar 2021

One of the last golf clubs in the British Isles in which only men can be members is set to change its policy.

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European golf course designers very optimistic for the future

European golf course designers very optimistic for the future 1

🕔07:09, 18.Mar 2021

A survey of golf course architects has found significant optimism for the next few years, with some even saying they’re concerned about how they will cope with a large increase in workload.

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This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon

This picture suggests all UK golf courses are going to be very busy, very soon 4

🕔06:45, 16.Mar 2021

A golf club in Wales has posted a picture of its car park – just a few hours after the Welsh government announced golf can resume – and it was already packed.

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The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down

The CEO of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, to stand down 1

🕔15:14, 15.Mar 2021

The chief executive of Wales Golf, Richard Dixon, is to stand down this summer.

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Campaign launched to save Colt golf course

Campaign launched to save Colt golf course 1

🕔07:05, 15.Mar 2021

A campaign has been launched to save a Derbyshire golf course that closed last year but remains in a playable state.

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Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes

Club moves its tees inland due to collapse of surrounding sand dunes 1

🕔08:05, 14.Mar 2021

A golf club in Great Yarmouth is moving its tees further inland after sand dunes supporting the course collapsed due to coastal erosion.

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Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses

Club faces ‘uncertain future’ as council rejects plan to build houses 1

🕔07:58, 13.Mar 2021

Plans to build 249 houses on part of a northern English golf course, in order to secure its future, have been rejected by its local council.

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When can golf resume across the UK?

When can golf resume across the UK? 0

🕔16:05, 12.Mar 2021

We now know when four-ball golf can resume across almost all of the UK.

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Skin cancer from the golf course: The facts

Skin cancer from the golf course: The facts 0

🕔12:45, 12.Mar 2021

Golf and greenkeeping are healthy activities but overexposure to UV light can be a potential health hazard. Fortunately, it’s one that can be easily managed.

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Scottish golf clubs report best ever year

Scottish golf clubs report best ever year 0

🕔07:36, 12.Mar 2021

Scottish Golf has revealed that it has seen its biggest ever rise in club membership in one year from October 2019 to September 2020.

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How to deal with stress as a golf club manager

How to deal with stress as a golf club manager 2

🕔06:03, 12.Mar 2021

Named manager of the ‘Welsh Golf Club of the Decade’ last year, Andrew Minty offers advice on how golf club managers can deal with stress at what has been a challenging time for everyone in the industry.

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‘We are expecting the golf course to be very busy’

‘We are expecting the golf course to be very busy’ 3

🕔06:47, 11.Mar 2021

A number of English golf clubs have said they are looking forward to welcoming golfers back from March 29 – and are anticipating another participation surge.

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Two clubs report buggies being set on fire

Two clubs report buggies being set on fire 0

🕔07:27, 10.Mar 2021

Two golf clubs have reported that arsonists tried to set fire to their buggies in the latest examples of vandalism to golf clubs during the pandemic.

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New research highlights the wellbeing benefits of playing golf (but on a course)

New research highlights the wellbeing benefits of playing golf (but on a course) 2

🕔07:27, 9.Mar 2021

New research showing the personal wellbeing benefits of golf during the pandemic has been published – and it highlights the need for playing the game on golf courses above driving ranges and home practice.

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60% of golf industry professionals report increase in mental health problems

60% of golf industry professionals report increase in mental health problems 3

🕔07:19, 8.Mar 2021

More than 60 percent of greenkeepers, PGA professionals and golf club managers have experienced increased work-related mental health problems in the past year, a new survey has found.

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Participation in 9-hole golf has more than doubled in one year

Participation in 9-hole golf has more than doubled in one year 9

🕔07:51, 7.Mar 2021

The number of rounds of nine holes of golf has grown at an even faster rate than that of 18-hole golf in the last 12 months, according to new figures.

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Survey suggests support for reducing Scottish Golf expenditure on ‘elite golf’

Survey suggests support for reducing Scottish Golf expenditure on ‘elite golf’ 1

🕔07:52, 6.Mar 2021

A survey commissioned by Scottish Golf has found that nearly three quarters of Scottish golf clubs feel that the body should only have a limited role in developing elite level golfers.

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‘We utilise CardsSafe in our golf shop and spike bar, and on-course with our drinks buggy’

‘We utilise CardsSafe in our golf shop and spike bar, and on-course with our drinks buggy’ 0

🕔12:52, 5.Mar 2021

CardsSafe, used at London Golf Club, is a system specifically designed to securely retain customer payment cards while the cardholder runs a tab or trials a product or service.

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Another golf club urges lockdown walkers to show some ‘respect’

Another golf club urges lockdown walkers to show some ‘respect’ 1

🕔07:24, 5.Mar 2021

Another private golf club that has allowed walkers to use its land during the lockdown has urged, particularly some dog owners, to show some respect for the venue.

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Furlough, the National Minimum Wage and maternity allowance

Furlough, the National Minimum Wage and maternity allowance 0

🕔06:50, 5.Mar 2021

The National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association (NGCAA) look at financial changes coming in in the next few months which may impact your golf club.

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99% of UK golfers hope to play in early spring

99% of UK golfers hope to play in early spring 4

🕔06:39, 4.Mar 2021

A new survey on golfers’ attitudes and feedback from venues suggests that participation in golf this spring will be ‘huge’ – with numbers likely to be even higher than in 2020.

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“The pics don’t really do the damage justice”

“The pics don’t really do the damage justice” 2

🕔06:35, 3.Mar 2021

A golf club in Rochdale has become at least the second this year to post shocking images on social media of an abandoned car on its course.

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Swindon golf club set to significantly grow

Swindon golf club set to significantly grow 3

🕔07:22, 2.Mar 2021

A golf club in Swindon has applied for planning permission to expand significantly through a new, modern driving range, football pitches and an adventure golf course.

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Council considers closing golf course despite the surge in demand

Council considers closing golf course despite the surge in demand 2

🕔07:25, 1.Mar 2021

Luton Borough Council has said it is considering closing a popular golf club as it needs to make savings to cover a shortfall in its budget caused by fewer people using Luton Airport.

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Compensation offered to boy after golf club broken arm incident

Compensation offered to boy after golf club broken arm incident 0

🕔07:47, 28.Feb 2021

A teenage boy has been offered nearly €34,000 (£29,500) after he broke his arm at an Irish golf club, and the only treatment he received was the application of frozen meat to his arm.

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Here’s our top three golf industry trends from February

Here’s our top three golf industry trends from February 0

🕔05:18, 28.Feb 2021

From sponsorship for amateur golfers to venues knowing when they can prepare for the next participation surge, we review the big three trends in the golf industry in the last month.

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Golf club reduces annual subs due to recent growth

Golf club reduces annual subs due to recent growth 1

🕔07:13, 27.Feb 2021

An Irish golf club has revealed it has reduced its annual subscription for 2021, following a prosperous 2020.

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