Historic golf club reveals it has had an outstanding year

Historic golf club reveals it has had an outstanding year 1

🕔06:35, 13.Nov 2020

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs, which could have closed down six years ago, has said it has experienced a more than 200 percent membership increase.

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‘I couldn’t sleep the previous night’

‘I couldn’t sleep the previous night’ 0

🕔15:14, 12.Nov 2020

Every country’s golf industry has been hugely impacted by coronavirus this year. Here, amateur golfer Paarth Singh details what it was like playing in India for his first round after lockdown restrictions were lifted.

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‘Golf could have provided a lockdown tonic’ 

‘Golf could have provided a lockdown tonic’  5

🕔10:16, 12.Nov 2020

Golf resort operators have been detailing their disappointment that the 28 day lockdown in England has resulted in the closing of their courses, as well as their bars, restaurants, hotels and spas.

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Scientists say allowing walkers on urban golf courses risks biodiversity

Scientists say allowing walkers on urban golf courses risks biodiversity 5

🕔07:59, 11.Nov 2020

A group of Australian scientists have said allowing walkers to use golf courses during Covid-19 lockdowns is a threat to biodiversity.

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“We are all so sad and angry to think people could do this”

“We are all so sad and angry to think people could do this” 5

🕔06:48, 10.Nov 2020

A historic golf club that has said it will close down next year has had vandals tear up its course, and the damage is so severe that it may still be affected even after the latest lockdown ends.

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Scottish club survived spring lockdown because locals didn’t want to lose it

Scottish club survived spring lockdown because locals didn’t want to lose it 2

🕔06:45, 9.Nov 2020

The captain of a golf club on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland has said his venue could have closed down during the March to May lockdown but it survived thanks to its members and other locals.

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Meet the golf resort director: James Macbeth Stewart

Meet the golf resort director: James Macbeth Stewart 2

🕔08:33, 8.Nov 2020

The resort director at The Belfry talks about the effect the pandemic has had on the resort in 2020, from the health and safety measures that have been introduced to the venue hosting a major golf event this August.

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Many more golf rounds were played this September than in previous years’ summer months

Many more golf rounds were played this September than in previous years’ summer months 0

🕔11:35, 6.Nov 2020

New data on golf participation in the UK has found that significantly more rounds were played this September than in any summer month in the previous four years.

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Woman who granted a golfing wish to her dying husband has now introduced 100 children to golf

Woman who granted a golfing wish to her dying husband has now introduced 100 children to golf 4

🕔07:21, 6.Nov 2020

A woman who took up golf in 2017 because this was her dying husband’s wish has now introduced the game to more than 100 children via a golf academy she launched.

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‘Teething problems’ in first week of new World Handicap System

‘Teething problems’ in first week of new World Handicap System 31

🕔13:44, 5.Nov 2020

There are reports of teething problems, which were anticipated by golf’s authorities, after the new World Handicap System (WHS) was launched in the UK on Monday.

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Golf club managers are dismayed over new course closures

Golf club managers are dismayed over new course closures 4

🕔14:42, 4.Nov 2020

Several golf club managers, directors and professionals, and an MP, have expressed strong disagreement over the closure of courses in England from November 5 to December 2.

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This 98-year-old golfer still plays twice a week

This 98-year-old golfer still plays twice a week 13

🕔13:30, 4.Nov 2020

A woman who has been described as ‘Britain’s oldest golfer’ says she still plays golf twice a week at the age of 98.

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Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close

Minister apologises for confusion and confirms English golf clubs will close 1

🕔12:37, 3.Nov 2020

Michael Gove has apologised for the confusion surrounding golf clubs in England and confirmed that they will have to close for 28 days.

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Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve

Boris Johnson dashes hopes that golf will win lockdown reprieve 26

🕔17:07, 2.Nov 2020

The prime minister has dashed hopes that golf courses in England will be allowed to remain open from November 5 to December 2 after all.

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Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times

Golf is ‘hopeful’ of a lockdown exemption, reports The Times 2

🕔12:35, 2.Nov 2020

Golf and outdoor tennis in England are hopeful that they will be subjected to a reprieve and be allowed to continue, The Times newspaper has reported, as several golf clubs back the petition calling for them to remain open.

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Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures

Petition for golf to stay open quickly hits 100,000 signatures 16

🕔12:50, 1.Nov 2020

A petition for golf courses to be allowed to stay open during the November lockdown in England hit 100,000 signatures within just a few hours of launching, as England Golf says it will challenge the government over the decision to close them.

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Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules

Golf courses in England must close due to new Covid rules 34

🕔21:57, 31.Oct 2020

The new month-long coronavirus restrictions in England starting from November 5 specifically state that golf courses and driving ranges must close, immediately leading to widespread anger and disbelief.

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Here’s three golf industry trends that took place in October

Here’s three golf industry trends that took place in October 1

🕔06:23, 31.Oct 2020

October was a month of contradictions: On the one hand there’s even more evidence that golf is the sport to play during a pandemic, on the other several venues have been forced to close due to a pandemic.

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What the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme means for golf clubs

What the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme means for golf clubs 0

🕔17:58, 29.Oct 2020

The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) looks at the latest treasury direction and how it relates to the golf industry.

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Everything you need to know about the new World Handicap System

Everything you need to know about the new World Handicap System 3

🕔07:45, 29.Oct 2020

The new World Handicap System (WHS) is set to be launched in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on November 2 and will replace the current CONGU handicapping system.

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Meet the master greenkeeper: Darren Anderson MG

Meet the master greenkeeper: Darren Anderson MG 0

🕔15:10, 28.Oct 2020

Bromborough Golf Club in the Wirral earlier this year became an award-winning venue for a major bunker and irrigation renovation project. Darren talks us through the work and his career to date.

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Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits 

Study finds golf courses offer significant environmental benefits  3

🕔18:20, 27.Oct 2020

A US study of 135 golf courses in Minnesota has found that they offer major benefits to their local environment, particularly surrounding temperatures, pollinating, retaining stormwater nutrients and biodiversity.

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Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it

Historic royal golf club is forced to dig up part of its course and move it 1

🕔06:58, 27.Oct 2020

A royal golf club that dates back to 1864 is to dig up a part of its course and move it due to coastal erosion.

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Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole

Scottish club receives £15k grant to improve borehole 0

🕔07:02, 26.Oct 2020

A Scottish golf club has secured more than £15,000 of funding to reduce its reliance on mains water supplies.

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‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’

‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’ 4

🕔07:39, 24.Oct 2020

The secretary of a golf club that has experienced vandalism on the course, including people using hole cups as toilets, has said he is baffled about why it has taken place.

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Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close

Anger and disbelief mounts as golf clubs in Ireland and Wales close 1

🕔10:01, 23.Oct 2020

Several figures in the golfing industry have said they are furious that golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland and Wales are having to close due to new coronavirus restrictions.

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Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club

Stuart Wilson named as new managing secretary of Blairgowrie Golf Club 4

🕔18:08, 22.Oct 2020

Congratulations to 2004 Amateur Championship winner, Stuart Wilson, who has been named the new managing secretary of The Blairgowrie Golf Club.

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