Golf clubs launch appeals after coronavirus grants are rejected

Golf clubs launch appeals after coronavirus grants are rejected 1

🕔05:28, 9.May 2020

At least three golf clubs have launched appeals after their bids for Covid-19 grants were rejected due to controversial rateable values, while an MP has called on the government to clarify guidance to golf clubs and offer them more support.

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Welsh Assembly relaxes exercising rule – but seemingly excludes golf from it

Welsh Assembly relaxes exercising rule – but seemingly excludes golf from it 11

🕔13:27, 8.May 2020

The Welsh Assembly has stated that from Monday, May 11, a rule on exercising will be relaxed, but the wording of it suggests that golf courses will not be allowed to reopen.

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A source tells the Daily Mail that golf courses won’t reopen until June

A source tells the Daily Mail that golf courses won’t reopen until June 3

🕔12:37, 6.May 2020

The Daily Mail has stated that golf will be included in the first wave of the easing of lockdown restrictions – but, unlike most of the rest of Europe, this will not kick in until June.

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Obituary: Jeff Bateman, 1953-2020

Obituary: Jeff Bateman, 1953-2020 0

🕔08:58, 6.May 2020

‘Any golf clubs or courses that have ever purchased an Eagle scorecard or any golfer who has ever marked a score on an Eagle scorecard, did so on a card made by Jeff and his team.’

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UK golf courses could be given ‘just a few hours notice’ about reopening

UK golf courses could be given ‘just a few hours notice’ about reopening 26

🕔07:46, 6.May 2020

UK golf courses are set to find out this weekend when they can reopen following the Covid-19 lockdown, with some warning the notice period could be less than 24 hours.

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‘Golf club of the decade’ manager is now a lockdown greenkeeper

‘Golf club of the decade’ manager is now a lockdown greenkeeper 3

🕔09:49, 5.May 2020

The manager of the club Wales Golf has named ‘Golf Club of the Decade’ has revealed that he is working as a greenkeeper at his club during the lockdown, because it has furloughed staff.

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Here’s some brilliant stories about what the golf industry has been doing during the pandemic

Here’s some brilliant stories about what the golf industry has been doing during the pandemic 2

🕔11:04, 4.May 2020

Here’s a round-up of some heartening stories involving golf clubs, their members and their suppliers, and how they have gone the extra mile in the last month, and in doing so have ensured we can look to this industry with pride.

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Four golf clubs have now closed down permanently due to Covid-19

Four golf clubs have now closed down permanently due to Covid-19 1

🕔10:40, 4.May 2020

Three golf clubs in Ireland will not be reopening when the rest of the country’s courses return to action on May 18.

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Golf could return in the UK on May 7 (or May 11 or May 18)

Golf could return in the UK on May 7 (or May 11 or May 18) 9

🕔15:20, 2.May 2020

The Daily Telegraph has revealed that golf courses in the UK could reopen on May 7, while the BBC is reporting that it could be May 11, as golf resumes in the Channel Islands.

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Club member threatens legal action against their own facility – because they can’t play golf

Club member threatens legal action against their own facility – because they can’t play golf 16 Updated

🕔06:32, 2.May 2020

A member of a golf club has threatened to take legal action against their venue because they have paid for an annual subscription but are not allowed to play the game at the moment due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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The government will give golf clubs ‘two to three weeks’ notice’

The government will give golf clubs ‘two to three weeks’ notice’ 60

🕔05:38, 2.May 2020

A new report suggests that UK golf clubs will this weekend be given a two to three week notice period regarding the resumption of golf.

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Irish government ruling on ‘outdoor workers’ suggests golf courses will reopen in mid May

Irish government ruling on ‘outdoor workers’ suggests golf courses will reopen in mid May 1

🕔18:50, 1.May 2020

The Irish government’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions means it is now likely that UK golf courses can reopen from mid May, according to reports.

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Free online tee time booking software launched for golf clubs

Free online tee time booking software launched for golf clubs 1

🕔16:59, 30.Apr 2020

The golf industry’s lead supplier of IT has said it will offer a range of products, including tee time booking software, at no extra cost to golf clubs to help them quickly get back to normal following the lockdown.

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Guidance issued to UK golf clubs on how to reopen their courses

Guidance issued to UK golf clubs on how to reopen their courses 6

🕔11:00, 30.Apr 2020

The R&A has issued guidance, ranging from introducing 10 minute tee time gaps to a temporary rule that a ball is holed with the next stroke if it is within 12 inches of the hole, to golf clubs regarding measures they should implement when golf courses can reopen.

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Golf courses can reopen in France from May 11

Golf courses can reopen in France from May 11 4

🕔05:57, 30.Apr 2020

The golfing union of France, Fédération Française de Golf (FFG) has announced that golf courses can reopen from May 11, while golf courses reopened in Portugal on May 4.

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European Tour golfer makes sanitiser for the NHS as club launches shopping service for its community

European Tour golfer makes sanitiser for the NHS as club launches shopping service for its community 0

🕔05:00, 30.Apr 2020

New stories are still emerging of acts of selflessness within the golf industry – including a European Tour golfer who is making hand sanitiser for the NHS while a golf club has launched a shopping service for its local community.

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9 holes with… Jon Dry

9 holes with… Jon Dry 0

🕔04:04, 30.Apr 2020

The general manager of Fulford Golf Club in York talks about the challenges involved in managing a leading venue, how Covid-19 has dominated his work in recent weeks and how the club markets itself.

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How to make your course maintenance products smarter

How to make your course maintenance products smarter 0

🕔15:52, 29.Apr 2020

Toro has identified a virtual ecosystem of products such as irrigation control, fertiliser and pesticide application, turf and soil monitoring and equipment performance monitoring that when connected online reduce operating costs and enhance safety.

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‘Highly likely’ that single golfers will be allowed to play golf first

‘Highly likely’ that single golfers will be allowed to play golf first 8

🕔11:35, 29.Apr 2020

The head of Scottish Golf has said it is “highly likely” that only golfers playing on their own will be allowed to play golf in the first wave of the easing of the lockdown. The exception for groups will only be if they contain members from the same household. 

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One in four Scottish golf clubs haven’t furloughed any staff

One in four Scottish golf clubs haven’t furloughed any staff 5 Updated

🕔08:21, 29.Apr 2020

A new survey of 135 Scottish golf clubs has found a surprisingly high number have not furloughed any staff, and three-quarters of last year’s members have now renewed for this year.

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‘Golf can and should return quickly’

‘Golf can and should return quickly’ 31

🕔10:27, 28.Apr 2020

The chairman of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Group for Golf has given the strongest indication yet that golf courses could reopen shortly.

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‘Golf clubs in Wales can reopen in mid May if there is a lockdown relaxation on May 7’

‘Golf clubs in Wales can reopen in mid May if there is a lockdown relaxation on May 7’ 10

🕔10:12, 27.Apr 2020

The golf industry in Wales has been given an advanced notification that there is a ‘realistic prospect’ that courses can reopen from mid May, according to the Daily Mail, although Wales Golf says ‘nothing has been agreed’.

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‘I am gathering evidence on whether golf courses can reopen first’

‘I am gathering evidence on whether golf courses can reopen first’ 79

🕔16:57, 25.Apr 2020

The UK’s culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has responded to a question specifically about golf by saying he is looking at data on whether golf courses can reopen in the first wave of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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‘The golf course won’t be ready as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted’

‘The golf course won’t be ready as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted’ 13 Updated

🕔06:17, 25.Apr 2020

A golf club manager has warned that his venue will have to introduce a phased return of tee times when the course reopens because it won’t be ready for heavy golfing traffic.

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Golf club finds two people having sex in a bunker

Golf club finds two people having sex in a bunker 21

🕔05:13, 25.Apr 2020

The disrespect some members of the public have shown towards both golf courses and guidance to stay at home during the lockdown has plummeted to a new level as one venue has revealed it found two people in a bunker having sex with each other.

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What is the current legal situation between a golf club and its head professional?

What is the current legal situation between a golf club and its head professional? 4

🕔12:44, 24.Apr 2020

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) explores the legal situation between a golf club and its head professional during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Foldable rake launched to keep golfers safe

Foldable rake launched to keep golfers safe 5

🕔12:34, 24.Apr 2020

A light, foldable rake that can be carried in every golfer’s bag has been produced to ensure that bunkers can be raked by golfers, without the risk of spreading coronavirus, when golf resumes.

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