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Golf operator invests big in digital

Golf operator invests big in digital 2

🕔10:51, 13.May 2013

BGL Golf, one of the UK’s leading course owner-operators, is to focus on social media in order to market to golfers. The company, privately owned by Lord Iveagh and members

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Cameron in and Kilby out at UKGCOA

Cameron in and Kilby out at UKGCOA 2

🕔02:14, 14.Feb 2013

The manager of Duff House Royal Golf Club in Scotland has been named as the general manager of the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA). James Cameron’s role will be full-time, the first time UKGCOA, which was set up in

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‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash

‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash 34

🕔08:39, 25.May 2012

Proprietary golf clubs have been angrily derided as ‘soulless’ in reaction to a call by the chief executive of Burhill Golf and Leisure for VAT to be increased on membership subscriptions at private members’ clubs and reduced at profit-making ones.

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Three surveys on the attitudes of golfers and golf clubs

Three surveys on the attitudes of golfers and golf clubs 1

🕔17:42, 4.Jan 2012

There hasn’t been a useful major survey on the golf industry since the answers to the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire were released by the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association in 2010. And like London buses, with a

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Q&A with Colin Mayes, CEO of Burhill Golf

Q&A with Colin Mayes, CEO of Burhill Golf 0

🕔18:27, 10.Dec 2011

Burhill Golf and Leisure’s CEO Colin Mayes has brought the customer service skills and strict financial discipline of the hospitality business to the Guinness family-owned operator of 10 golf courses. Ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s

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Multi-course owner joins eco programme

Multi-course owner joins eco programme 0

🕔13:16, 8.Dec 2011

Burhill Golf & Leisure has become the world’s first multi-course owning business to enrol in the Golf Environment Organisation’s (GEO) OnCourse Programme for all 10 of the golf clubs the group owns. The OnCourse Programme will provide Burhill with a

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Comment: Running a golf club can be very profitable

Comment: Running a golf club can be very profitable 0

🕔14:40, 27.Nov 2011

Running a golf club can be a very profitable business. Burhill Golf and Leisure, which runs 10 UK golf clubs, was last year named by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as a ‘Top 100’ company in the UK in terms of

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Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf

Youngsters inspired by McIlroy to play golf 1

🕔11:58, 21.Oct 2011

As the golfing world reacts to Rory McIlroy’s split with management company ISM, a new poll has found that 39 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds were inspired to try golf for the first time following Rory McIlroy’s

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Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens

Abbey Hill GC’s £775k ‘pirate island’ opens 2

🕔09:16, 5.Oct 2011

A mini-golf ‘Pirate Island Adventure Golf’ activity centre has been opened at Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes. The facility boasts an array of features, including a huge signature ship, waterfalls, lakes, streams and islands, with rafts, treasure chests,

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