Now is the time to rethink member retention

Now is the time to rethink member retention 0

🕔11:39, 20.Nov 2021

‘This year, to the end of August, we have processed 15.3 million member rounds. This equates to a 45 percent increase on the same period in 2019, or an additional 5.6 million rounds played.’

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‘Retail like Harrods, but with Aldi prices, coach like Leadbetter, play like Tiger’

‘Retail like Harrods, but with Aldi prices, coach like Leadbetter, play like Tiger’ 0

🕔13:39, 19.Nov 2021

Adrian Ambler, the PGA pro at Low Laithes Golf Club in Hull, talks about using the opportunity of lockdown to give the pro shop a makeover and how he increased the club’s junior section.

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TV show proving to be a hit for Welsh golf club

TV show proving to be a hit for Welsh golf club 3

🕔11:28, 19.Nov 2021

The ITV programme I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here has led to a boost in visitor numbers at the golf course overlooking the castle where it is filmed.

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Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’

Golf club launches ‘cardiac arrest response strategy’ 2

🕔08:14, 19.Nov 2021

A Derbyshire club has erected signs around the course with CPR information and is using the What3Words app to inform emergency services of a patient’s precise location.

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£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024

£100 million Darren Clarke golf resort due to open in 2024 2

🕔12:40, 18.Nov 2021

A masterplan for a £100 million golf resort, hotel and spa in Scotland has been submitted to Angus Council for planning consent.  

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Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs

Golf club selling wine by the crate to members to cover Covid tabs 1

🕔13:11, 17.Nov 2021

A Scottish golf club is offering crates of wine to its members to make up for unused bar tabs during Covid lockdowns.

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Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it

Surrey golf course to have 190 homes built on it 3

🕔11:19, 16.Nov 2021

A golf club in Surrey has revealed that a national housebuilder has secured detailed planning permission to build 190 homes by it.

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Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’

Man died ‘trying to find golf balls in golf course lake’ 1

🕔12:22, 15.Nov 2021

A Northern Irish golf club has said it is very saddened to learn that a man in his 50s died while trying to retrieve golf balls from one of its lakes.

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Improving your golf club changing room

Improving your golf club changing room 0

🕔13:49, 13.Nov 2021

Due to the changing requirements of golfers, many locker rooms with small, uniform-sized lockers could do with a makeover. And this should be treated as a great opportunity.

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Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’

Golf course was ‘only leisure facility to grow last year’ 0

🕔12:16, 12.Nov 2021

An organisation that runs a wide range of cultural, countryside and sports services in East Ayrshire has revealed its golf course was the only non-online facility that performed well in the last financial year.

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Meet the manager: Lee Marshall

Meet the manager: Lee Marshall 1

🕔11:45, 12.Nov 2021

The general manager of Cavendish Golf Club in Derbyshire talks about this dual role and how the club survived what was a financial crisis at the start of the pandemic.

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The Machrie launches golf internship programme

The Machrie launches golf internship programme 0

🕔12:19, 11.Nov 2021

The Machrie, set in the Scottish dunes of Islay, has launched a ‘Golf Internship Programme, 2022’ for any individual with a passion for golf and a desire to experience working in a top UK golf resort.  

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50% of new members at top golf clubs are women

50% of new members at top golf clubs are women 1

🕔12:11, 10.Nov 2021

A survey of 30 top golf venues around the world has found there has been a significant increase in memberships since the pandemic began, with a major shift towards younger and female golfers.

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Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss

Former Blairgowrie manager named as new pest control boss 2

🕔08:27, 9.Nov 2021

A man who became one of the youngest golf club managers of one of the world’s most prestigious venues in 2017 is now running Scotland’s biggest pest control company.

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St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion”

St Andrews’ Jubilee Course “at risk of erosion” 1

🕔08:35, 8.Nov 2021

The 8th hole on the Jubilee Course at St Andrews is at risk of falling into the sea according to a report on the BBC’s The One Show.

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Golf club moves to tees based on ability rather than sex

Golf club moves to tees based on ability rather than sex 25

🕔19:34, 7.Nov 2021

A Cheshire golf club has announced that it has ended its segregation of tees by sex and instead allows all golfers to choose where to tee off, based on their ability.

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Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia

Sunderland golf club hosts sessions to help people with dementia 0

🕔11:24, 7.Nov 2021

Wearside Golf Club in Sunderland has given permission for its short course to be used to help stroke survivors and people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other disabilities.

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Here’s some of the World Golf Awards 2021 winners

Here’s some of the World Golf Awards 2021 winners 1

🕔14:52, 6.Nov 2021

The World Golf Awards, which rewards excellence in golf tourism, has held its eighth ceremony in Dubai, amid a strong sense of optimism after a very challenging two years.

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Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course

Motorbike tears up Welsh golf course 0

🕔12:58, 5.Nov 2021

A Welsh golf club has appealed for information after a motorcycle rode over the course, causing damage to a green and other areas.

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What carpet is best for our clubhouse?

What carpet is best for our clubhouse? 0

🕔11:42, 5.Nov 2021

Carpet is an integral part of any design scheme. But before getting into the creative decisions around design and colour scheme, do you need tufted, Axminster or Wilton?

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Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought

Leading Irish golf club is the latest to be bought 1

🕔12:18, 3.Nov 2021

Seapoint Golf Links in Dublin, a top 50 golf course in Ireland, has become the latest venue to be purchased by investors.

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R&A’s community golf facility to include ‘double-decker driving range’

R&A’s community golf facility to include ‘double-decker driving range’ 4

🕔11:09, 2.Nov 2021

The R&A is to build a 52-bay floodlit double-decker driving range that makes use of the latest technology at its new community golf facility in Glasgow.

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Golfer receives payout for lost finger because he wasn’t a member

Golfer receives payout for lost finger because he wasn’t a member 0

🕔10:13, 1.Nov 2021

A golfer who lost a finger while working with machinery in a voluntary capacity at a golf club has received an £85,000 payout because he didn’t pay his full membership subscription on time.

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Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing

Here’s three trends from the last month that show how the golf industry is changing 0

🕔17:47, 31.Oct 2021

From major golf transactions in October to signs that the principles underlying golf course design are changing, here’s three top trends from the last month.

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FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years

FairWays Foundation awards £200k to golf clubs in two years 0

🕔11:53, 30.Oct 2021

As it enters its second grant cycle, The FairWays Foundation has now awarded over £200,000-worth of funds since launch.

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Tim Lobb named new president of EIGCA

Tim Lobb named new president of EIGCA 0

🕔11:49, 29.Oct 2021

Tim Lobb MEIGCA has become the 12th president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA).

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A review of the FootGolf UK Open

A review of the FootGolf UK Open 1

🕔06:41, 29.Oct 2021

In August The Belfry’s greenkeepers modified the Derby course with new tee boxes and new greens cut for larger holes in order to welcome the FootGolf UK Open.

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