Meet the US golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller

Meet the US golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller 0

🕔12:29, 26.Dec 2020

Jeff is the superintendent at The Santaluz Club in California. He talks about the soil condition of a course in a mountainous area and how the club recycles water for irrigation purposes.

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The rise of corporate memberships

The rise of corporate memberships 0

🕔13:21, 25.Dec 2020

With many working from home due to the pandemic, several golf clubs have seen a sharp rise in memberships – and have introduced new corporate membership packages to meet this change in demand.

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Q&A with Ladies European Tour golfer Annabel Dimmock

Q&A with Ladies European Tour golfer Annabel Dimmock 1

🕔10:13, 25.Dec 2020

‘Golf clubs are a little intimidating to walk into, and I feel they could be more of a part of the local community, for somewhere that people might want to go and meet for coffee, or do a yoga class.’

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The clubhouse refurbishment projects of 2020

The clubhouse refurbishment projects of 2020 1

🕔08:09, 25.Dec 2020

Enhancing a clubhouse may not have been a priority in 2020, but some clubs completed major refurbishments of tired buildings this year, which sets them up to bring in additional revenue when things get back to normal.

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The rise of the shorter golf course in 2020

The rise of the shorter golf course in 2020 0

🕔12:05, 24.Dec 2020

There has been a growth in demand for shorter versions of golf recently – and this began before the pandemic did.

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More golf clubs report growth for 2020

More golf clubs report growth for 2020 2

🕔06:33, 23.Dec 2020

At least two more Scottish golf clubs have reported remarkable growth for 2020, driven by the pandemic.

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Two golf courses to open hotels

Two golf courses to open hotels 0

🕔07:11, 22.Dec 2020

Two UK golf resorts have both announced they will open a new hotel.

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‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair

‘Premeditated’ vandalism could cost club £25,000 to repair 4

🕔07:19, 21.Dec 2020

A golf club in Greater Manchester has found cement has been poured into its holes and greens have been dug up, costing potentially £25,000-worth of damage.

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Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire

Golf club owner sues builders for £8m over fire 1

🕔07:47, 20.Dec 2020

The owner of a Sussex golf club is taking legal action over building contractors after a major fire devastated the venue in 2018.

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Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland

Golf courses to remain open in England but must close in Wales and Northern Ireland 4

🕔18:25, 19.Dec 2020

Golf courses in Tier 4 in England can remain open but venues in Wales and Northern Ireland must close, according to new coronavirus restrictions.

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98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health

98% of golfers say the game improves their mental health 9

🕔08:13, 19.Dec 2020

A new survey has found that almost all golfers believe the game improves their mental health.

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Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing

Members to take legal action to stop their golf club closing 2

🕔07:26, 18.Dec 2020

Members of an Irish golf club have said they are taking legal proceedings against the club to stop it from closing at the end of the month, as they believe the notice period they were given has been too short.

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Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects

Two more golf clubs announce major investment projects 4

🕔06:57, 17.Dec 2020

Another two golf clubs have announced that they will invest heavily in themselves, as more data about the 2020 participation boom is released.

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Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue

Golf club finds 35 tonnes of waste dumped on its venue 0

🕔07:28, 16.Dec 2020

The owners of a Kent golf club have had to pay nearly £6,000 to remove 35 tonnes of waste that had been fly-tipped by its entrance.

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Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020

Another golf venue reports sensational growth in 2020 1

🕔07:53, 15.Dec 2020

A Scottish golf course has said the number of rounds played at its venue between June and October this year was nearly double the figure for the whole of 2019. 

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‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’

‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’ 5

🕔07:05, 14.Dec 2020

An 18th century Scottish golf club has said that 2020 has been so successful that the venue will move forward to the ‘next level’ due to the influx of new members.

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Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head 

Spectator sues golf club after ball hits his head  3

🕔07:57, 12.Dec 2020

A spectator who was hit by a ball during a tournament has become the latest to sue both the golfer who struck the ball and the golf club where the incident happened.

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CardsSafe has been a ‘welcome addition to the London Golf Club’

CardsSafe has been a ‘welcome addition to the London Golf Club’ 0

🕔14:04, 11.Dec 2020

CardsSafe is a technology that securely retains customers’ credit cards while they run a tab in the bar or pro shop, or hire a buggy.

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Three more golf clubs are bought

Three more golf clubs are bought 0

🕔09:31, 10.Dec 2020

At least three more golf clubs have been purchased in 2020 with a collective guide price of more than £5 million, as it appears the boom in golf participation has made venues much more attractive to buyers.

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Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom

Former Ryder Cup host plans new investment amid golf boom 1

🕔09:27, 10.Dec 2020

The new owner of The K Club in Ireland, the host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, has said the club will invest in itself, even with the pandemic still going on, and has hired a new general manager.

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135 people joined remote club to save it from closing

135 people joined remote club to save it from closing 6

🕔18:35, 9.Dec 2020

A remote Scottish golf club has revealed that 135 people from across the world joined it this year to save it from closing.

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Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high

Golf industry confidence for 2021 is high 2

🕔16:21, 7.Dec 2020

A poll of more than 300 golf club managers and owners around the world has found there is significant optimism for the industry in 2021.

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Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds

Golf club closes despite attracting a large number of rounds 4

🕔07:55, 7.Dec 2020

A Bedfordshire golf club has closed down after its leaseholder’s tenure expired – even though it attracted more than 30,000 rounds of golf on it in the last year.

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BRS Golf and Golf Genius form trailblazing competition management partnership

BRS Golf and Golf Genius form trailblazing competition management partnership 0

🕔11:56, 6.Dec 2020

With the launch of this integration, BRS Golf’s product suite now offers online booking, membership management, payment solutions, membership finance and competition and handicapping.

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The furlough scheme for golf clubs

The furlough scheme for golf clubs 0

🕔09:38, 5.Dec 2020

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association outlines the latest advice for golf clubs with regards to the furlough scheme.

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Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown

Culture secretary hears evidence that golf can be played during a lockdown 4

🕔11:16, 4.Dec 2020

The UK’s culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has been presented with a paper that states that golf can be played safely in line with Covid-restrictions.

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‘There were plenty of bookings’

‘There were plenty of bookings’ 0

🕔07:23, 4.Dec 2020

An English golf club has revealed it was very busy on the day its course reopened following 28 days of lockdown – and this is set to continue for at least the next few days.

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