Club gives honorary membership to member of 50 years

Club gives honorary membership to member of 50 years 0

🕔22:27, 23.Aug 2020

A Surrey golf club has given honorary membership to a 93-year-old woman who has been a continuous member since 1970 – and doesn’t even play golf!

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Driving range sees 73,000 balls hit in one day

Driving range sees 73,000 balls hit in one day 0

🕔17:08, 23.Aug 2020

A driving range in Manchester has seen what is believed to be the most amount of golf balls ever to be hit in one day at a UK range – 73,000.

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Three more golf venues apply to build housing

Three more golf venues apply to build housing 0

🕔06:49, 21.Aug 2020

The trend of golf clubs applying to build large numbers of houses on their land appears to be growing, as another two have submitted planning applications.

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2020 has probably already seen more golf rounds than 2019

2020 has probably already seen more golf rounds than 2019 0

🕔10:00, 20.Aug 2020

A new survey of 75 golf clubs suggests that the UK has probably already seen more rounds of golf played this year than in the whole of 2019, even though most courses were closed for about two months.

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Meet the golf course manager: Richard Mullen

Meet the golf course manager: Richard Mullen 0

🕔09:37, 20.Aug 2020

The course manager at Banchory Golf Club in Aberdeenshire explains why the venue is an ecological haven that is rightfully being recognised for environmental best practice.

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Local council offers all under-16s free golf

Local council offers all under-16s free golf 4

🕔14:36, 19.Aug 2020

A Merseyside council, which earlier this year said it would invest heavily in golf, has said it is offering free golf for the next 12 months to anyone under the age of 16.

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Appointments: Conor Hull joins golf finance firm

Appointments: Conor Hull joins golf finance firm 0

🕔12:46, 19.Aug 2020

Conor Hull has been appointed as a new finance consultant at TGI Golf Finance (TGI GF).

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English golf clubs have seen 20,000 new members since May

English golf clubs have seen 20,000 new members since May 14

🕔10:39, 19.Aug 2020

The CEO of England Golf has revealed that English golf clubs have collectively seen 20,000 new members join them in the three months since most venues reopened.

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Irish golf clubs predicting huge drop in green fee income this year

Irish golf clubs predicting huge drop in green fee income this year 2

🕔20:17, 18.Aug 2020

Two major Irish golf clubs are predicting that green fee losses caused by Covid-19 will run into millions of pounds between them just for 2020.

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‘Major disruption’ to golf course after chemical applied ‘in error’

‘Major disruption’ to golf course after chemical applied ‘in error’ 4

🕔18:10, 18.Aug 2020

An historic golf course in Aberdeen has said it will be on temporary greens for the rest of the year and into 2021 after a chemical was applied in error earlier this summer, causing significant damage.

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Meet the golf club manager: David Brodie

Meet the golf club manager: David Brodie 4

🕔07:23, 16.Aug 2020

Panmure GC is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Its manager only took over last year – here he talks us through what’s been going on, from introducing new technology to surviving the lockdown.

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Plan for major golf venue in Bolton given green light

Plan for major golf venue in Bolton given green light 0

🕔06:53, 16.Aug 2020

A plan to create an international golf destination in Bolton has been given the go ahead by the government.

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‘Busiest six months ever’ for golf club legal advisor

‘Busiest six months ever’ for golf club legal advisor 0

🕔06:57, 14.Aug 2020

A national legal advisor to golf clubs says it has worked with a record number of venues since the pandemic started. 

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Golfer plays 3 18-hole championship courses in less than 3 hours

Golfer plays 3 18-hole championship courses in less than 3 hours 1

🕔14:41, 13.Aug 2020

A golfer nicknamed ‘The Iron Golfer’ has, incredibly, played three different 18-hole golf courses, at three different golf clubs, in less than three hours – and the time includes him running to each venue.

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BRS GOLF launches ‘Flexible Memberships’ solution to golf clubs for free

BRS GOLF launches ‘Flexible Memberships’ solution to golf clubs for free 1

🕔12:03, 13.Aug 2020

BRS GOLF has launched a product for golf clubs that allows them to offer flexible memberships to golfers via its online software.

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The R&A is set to buy a Scottish golf course

The R&A is set to buy a Scottish golf course 4

🕔06:59, 13.Aug 2020

The R&A is hoping to buy a struggling golf course in Glasgow and turn it around by developing it into a ‘blueprint for how golf can be offered’ in the future.

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More than a third of golf clubs have cash flow issues despite current boom

More than a third of golf clubs have cash flow issues despite current boom 8

🕔07:19, 12.Aug 2020

A new survey of UK private members’ golf clubs finds 37 percent have cash flow issues despite the recent boom in demand to play the game, and some may close down in 2021 as a result.

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New participation figures show record-breaking drop followed by extraordinary rise

New participation figures show record-breaking drop followed by extraordinary rise 3

🕔07:12, 11.Aug 2020

New figures that compare the number of rounds of golf played in the UK in the second quarter of 2020 with 2019 suggest there has been record-breaking growth – even though, paradoxically, they actually show the biggest fall ever.

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World Handicap System: Your questions answered

World Handicap System: Your questions answered 10

🕔17:14, 10.Aug 2020

A number of golf club managers have sent in questions to us about the new World Handicap System – and here to answer them is Gemma Hunter, head of Handicapping & Course Rating for England Golf.

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Catriona Matthew story ‘reinforces golf’s negative image’

Catriona Matthew story ‘reinforces golf’s negative image’ 11

🕔13:02, 10.Aug 2020

The revelation that the daughter of Catriona Matthew had to leave a golf club bar because her shorts were unhemmed has led to The Telegraph publishing an editorial arguing that snooty attitudes in golf clubs is still a threat to the future of the game.

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Clubs are reintroducing waiting lists due to strong demand

Clubs are reintroducing waiting lists due to strong demand 0

🕔06:58, 10.Aug 2020

Two more golf clubs, one of which nearly closed down recently, have reported that they have been ‘inundated’ with new members since the venues reopened.

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The Covid-friendly ‘menu app’ that Pine Ridge GC is using

The Covid-friendly ‘menu app’ that Pine Ridge GC is using 1

🕔11:27, 9.Aug 2020

Pine Ridge Golf Club has introduced a system where golfers can order food at the tap of a button while on the course or driving range – and it’s proving to be particularly popular because of social distancing.

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How to make waste management cost savings at your golf club

How to make waste management cost savings at your golf club 0

🕔12:27, 8.Aug 2020

Gordon Campbell explains that waste management is a surprisingly simple way for clubs to make serious financial savings.

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‘Since reopening new attitudes and behaviours are evident’

‘Since reopening new attitudes and behaviours are evident’ 3

🕔12:59, 7.Aug 2020

Elaine McBride, General Manager of The North Berwick Golf Club, reveals how the pandemic affected the historic club and how post lockdown provides an opportunity to commence a very different journey.

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Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 2

🕔07:05, 7.Aug 2020

One UK golf club has officially closed down and another has not opened since March, as the Covid-19 golf venue toll has now hit three to five facilities.

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Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months

Golf club has more than doubled its membership in the last three months 2

🕔08:17, 6.Aug 2020

A Scottish golf club that feared for its future earlier this year has said its membership has risen from 170 to 425 in just the last four months.

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This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course

This is what vandals have done to a Scottish golf course 3

🕔06:49, 5.Aug 2020

A police investigation has been launched after vandals poured weedkiller over a Scottish golf course, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage.

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