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Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in October:

Here’s the top three things I learnt about golf club management in October: 0

🕔16:17, 31.Oct 2014

‘The industry is far from perfect, but there are some things about it that are fantastic’. What I learnt about golf club management in October.

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From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September

From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September 0

🕔11:17, 1.Oct 2014

From foreign buyers to a sympathetic media, here’s what I learned about golf club management in September

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The top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August

The top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August 0

🕔14:11, 1.Sep 2014

Here’s the top 3 things Alistair Dunsmuir learnt about the golf club industry in August 2014.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the golf industry in July: 0

🕔15:06, 30.Jul 2014

From golfers teaming up with rock stars to clubs introducing bicycles to their courses, July 2014 has been a month like no other for the industry.

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These amazing pictures of birds were all taken on British golf courses

These amazing pictures of birds were all taken on British golf courses 1

🕔15:07, 8.Jul 2014

The STRI has been collating data of birds that have stopped-over at British golf courses to refuel in recent years, before continuing their migrations from one part of the world to another.

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Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in June

Here’s the top 3 things I learnt about the industry in June 0

🕔12:27, 1.Jul 2014

Alistair Dunsmuir reveals what he learnt about the golf industry in June

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‘Ayatollah’ golf case: All clubs told to implement anti-bullying measures following ‘saucy scandal’

‘Ayatollah’ golf case: All clubs told to implement anti-bullying measures following ‘saucy scandal’ 3

🕔11:11, 26.Jun 2014

A golf club has been rebuked by a judge for displaying ‘amazing ignorance and a total misunderstanding of bullying’ after it rejected a claim because the lady in question had not been physically hurt.

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AGCO makes application to throw out EU VAT rebate ruling 26

🕔11:12, 19.Jun 2014

The Association of Golf Course Owners has applied to provide data that the ruling that VAT must not be applied to green fees was based on flawed evidence.

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Robert Rock: Golf clubs still put children off from playing golf

Robert Rock: Golf clubs still put children off from playing golf 1

🕔10:53, 12.Jun 2014

Professional golfer Robert Rock has said golf clubs are still putting up barriers that prevent juniors from playing golf.

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Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry during May

Here’s the top three things I learnt about the industry during May 0

🕔10:24, 4.Jun 2014

From major resorts going up for sale to women being the saviour of golf, May was a fascinating month for the golf industry

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The top 3 things I learnt about golf in April

The top 3 things I learnt about golf in April 1

🕔12:28, 30.Apr 2014

Here’s the top three things I learnt while editing the magazine this month.

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The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February

The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February 2

🕔15:56, 28.Feb 2014

The 3 biggest things that happened to golf clubs in February

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HMRC withdraws EU VAT appeal 19

🕔12:25, 26.Feb 2014

HMRC withdraws its appeal against the ruling that private members’ clubs’ green fees must be VAT exempt. But will this lead to more negative headlines for golf?

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Alistair Dunsmuir: What we learnt about golf club management in January 2

🕔11:45, 30.Jan 2014

Here’s the top three things we learnt about golf club management in January.

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What we learnt about golf club management in December 0

🕔11:03, 3.Jan 2014

Here’s the top three things we learnt about golf club management in the last month: If you’re planning to build a care home, do it near a golf course Like many care homes, Care UK’s Silversprings in Essex has a

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Three different golf clubs. Three approaches to customer service

Alistair Dunsmuir: Three different golf clubs. Three approaches to customer service 5

🕔15:43, 15.Jul 2013

In the last few weeks I’ve been in three different golf clubs – all within a few miles of each other – and wanted to access the internet on my phone or tablet at all three. At the first, I

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Survey your members about dress codes

Alistair Dunsmuir: Survey your members about dress codes 4

🕔16:05, 8.May 2013

There’s an informative article on dress codes in the June issue of Golf Monthly, which includes a poll of golfers that has some interesting results. The vast majority – 92 per cent – think rules on clothing are still relevant

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Why the De Vere Club is the future of golf 1

🕔10:01, 5.Apr 2013

These days it’s rare for a week to go by without me coming across a story that exemplifies the sign of the times: something that simply wouldn’t have happened before the triple whammy of the over-supply of golf courses in

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Securing free marketing for your club

Alistair Dunsmuir: Securing free marketing for your club 7

🕔13:52, 15.Oct 2012

One way a golf club can potentially increase income without spending any significant sums of money is via free marketing. This publicity normally comes when there is a specific story of interest that at least one branch of the media

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need customer service to prosper

Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need customer service to prosper 2

🕔13:16, 15.Oct 2012

The last time there was an economic downturn, golf got through it pretty much without a scratch. But then, as it occurred when the demand for golf club membership still outstripped the supply of vacancies at most venues, it was

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Alistair Dunsmuir: A third way in the joining fee debate?

Alistair Dunsmuir: A third way in the joining fee debate? 1

🕔17:06, 3.Jun 2012

Few things in golf are more divisive than the issue of joining fees, but when a debate gets going about the topic you might be surprised at how creative golf clubs have been at tackling the problem. And, for 90

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Ending male-only clubs would be a small but symbolic change

Alistair Dunsmuir: Ending male-only clubs would be a small but symbolic change 3

🕔10:34, 21.Apr 2012

As the Masters, the traditional curtain raiser for the golf season, took place earlier this month, most clubs are still probably having to explain to their members why their greens cannot be the same colour as the ones at Augusta

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Men-only Augusta row escalates

Men-only Augusta row escalates 2

🕔10:33, 5.Apr 2012

The row about Augusta National Golf Club’s refusal to allow women to join it has significantly escalated – on the day the Masters, which the golf club hosts, tees off. The traditional eve-of-the-tournament press conference was dominated by questions about

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Will members receive a windfall if they sell their club?

Will members receive a windfall if they sell their club? 4

🕔15:36, 18.Mar 2012

In a recent issue of Golf Club Management, Alistair Dunsmuir reported that an overwhelming majority of Basingstoke Golf Club’s members had voted in favour of the site being available for bids from developers. This followed an announcement by the local

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Why your members should be informed of industry trends

Alistair Dunsmuir: Why your members should be informed of industry trends 2

🕔14:31, 18.Mar 2012

I have, in the past, compared the management of a golf club to the running of a large housing estate, as the latter has a board of directors that – made up of a handful of leaseholders representing hundreds of

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Every successful golf club has a successful manager

Alistair Dunsmuir: Every successful golf club has a successful manager 2

🕔16:50, 26.Feb 2012

Last month’s Harrogate Week might be geared more to greenkeepers than to golf club managers, but, as anyone who attended the GCMA’s half-day educational session there – which particularly looked at how to recruit and retain members – will testify,

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Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need to have professional managers

Alistair Dunsmuir: Golf clubs need to have professional managers 0

🕔11:39, 3.Feb 2012

Last month’s Harrogate Week might be geared more to greenkeepers than to golf club managers, but, as anyone who attended the GCMA’s half-day educational session there – which particularly looked at how to recruit and retain members – will testify,

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