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Golf teaches kids with disabilities

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🕔09:40, 17.Apr 2013

Several children from six special schools in Wirral have joined a community golf club thanks to an initiative funded by a charity. The 34 children, who all have disabilities, initially

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Royal Eastbourne sees benefits from junior drive

Royal Eastbourne sees benefits from junior drive 1

🕔10:51, 20.Mar 2013

An East Sussex golf club has seen four new adults join it – because junior members have taken part in a new junior coaching programme. Royal Eastbourne Golf Club has seen the membership rise since it introduced JOLF, a coaching

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Profile: Crowlands Golf Centre

Profile: Crowlands Golf Centre 6

🕔16:31, 22.Feb 2013

The recent England Golf survey revealed that there has been a sharp rise in the number of golf clubs that offer flexible membership categories in just the last two years, but still the vast majority of golf clubs do not

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John Deere donates £640,000 to golf body

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🕔16:23, 19.Feb 2013

John Deere will donate one million dollars (£640,000) over the next five years to a non-profit American organisation that encourages children to play golf. In return the company, which provides course machinery to scores of British golf courses, will become

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Phil Weaver awarded OBE

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🕔11:26, 18.Feb 2013

The course manager at Coventry Golf Club has become one of the first golf greenkeepers to ever be awarded an OBE. Phil Weaver, who is also the club’s head professional, as well as chairman of the PGA, received his OBE

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Golf equipment sent to returning soldiers

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🕔10:30, 15.Feb 2013

The PGA is to provide British soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan with a selection of new golf equipment. The association has teamed up with Titleist, which is shipping eight sets of clubs to Cyprus, where all troops on active

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GB&I golf worth more than £5bn

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🕔16:33, 14.Feb 2013

Golf is worth £5.25 billion to the British and Irish economies, according to a new survey. The study also found that the average European golfer spends £1,642 per year on the game, £5 less than the average Australian and £80

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Meet the PGA Pro: The teaching professional

Meet the PGA Pro: The teaching professional 0

🕔10:33, 14.Dec 2012

Ian Clark’s mobile phone message says it all: “I can’t get to the phone right now as I am improving someone’s golf game. If you’d like to improve your game, leave a message and I’ll get back to you.” As

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Meet the PGA Pro: The golf manager

Meet the PGA Pro: The golf manager 0

🕔10:27, 14.Dec 2012

It doesn’t matter whether it’s attending an international travel exhibition, Disney management seminar or a promotion at the local Tesco – Formby Hall golf manager Mark Williams knows that every little helps. Williams, who qualified as a PGA professional in

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Seagull takes leader’s ball during PGA event

Seagull takes leader’s ball during PGA event 0

🕔16:15, 30.Nov 2012

A PGA tournament was interrupted when a seagull flew down, picked up the leader’s ball and flew off. The bird took Matt Ford’s ball from North Foreland Golf Club in Kent’s course during the second Winter Series event, supported by

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Golf recognised as ‘military rehab’

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🕔11:38, 14.Nov 2012

In a sign that golf is seen as a proven therapy to help injured soldiers, 11 PGA professionals have been honoured for their work and 230 golf clubs thanked for their support. The 11 golfing teachers have each received a

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Top 10 economic trends in 2012

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🕔11:10, 8.Nov 2012

What have been the 10 biggest economic trends in the golf industry over the last 12 months? Here, thanks to a survey of proprietary and members clubs across the UK by Hillier Hopkins LLP, we reveal the biggest changes to

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Top Gear golf club placed on the market

Top Gear golf club placed on the market 3

🕔12:10, 31.Oct 2012

A Surrey golf club situated next to the Dunsfold Aerodrome – home to motoring television programme Top Gear – has been put up for sale. The announcement comes just a year after its owner had pledged to invest £30 million

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Meet Andrew Craven: The man currently buying one golf venue per year

Meet Andrew Craven: The man currently buying one golf venue per year 1 Updated

🕔14:54, 15.Oct 2012

Green Grass Golf provoked intrigue this summer when purchasing Broke Hill Golf Club in Kent, soon after purchasing the adjacent pay and play facility Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club. While the company itself is little-known, director Andrew Craven is an established

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Meet the PGA pro: The marketing expert

Meet the PGA pro: The marketing expert 0

🕔14:06, 15.Oct 2012

A portrait hangs proudly on the wall in the Leighton Buzzard clubhouse of its PGA professional Maurice Campbell. Campbell is joined in the picture by two of his students – all three have been captured on canvas in recognition of

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Meet the PGA pro: The academy manager

Meet the PGA pro: The academy manager 0

🕔13:49, 15.Oct 2012

Life is anything but straight forward for PGA professional Alastair Taylor, academy manager at De Vere VILLAGE Herons’ Reach in Blackpool. Today, it’s a key decision on range balls, yesterday it was a longest drive competition with dart superstars Eric

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Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional

Meet the PGA pro: The assistant professional 0

🕔13:12, 15.Oct 2012

Earlier this year the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) produced a PGA ‘Role Descriptors’ document identifying typical aspects and responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with a number of roles that PGA professionals carry out. The descriptors are designed as a guide to assist

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Vicar wins golf qualifier

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🕔15:23, 16.Aug 2012

A vicar – who is the captain of Broadstone Golf Club – has bagged himself a place in The Lombard Challenge final, a PGA pro-captain tournament. Reverend John Taylor holed a birdie putt at the 18th hole of the regional

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New eco accolade for Coventry Golf Club

New eco accolade for Coventry Golf Club 0

🕔14:08, 14.Aug 2012

Coventry Golf Club, under the guidance of head professional and course manager Phil Weaver, has received recognition of it becoming the first club in England to be certified by eco-body GEO. Joined by club captain Keith Lindsay, Weaver accepted a

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The Belfry is back with De Vere

The Belfry is back with De Vere 0

🕔16:08, 6.Aug 2012

After several months on the market, one of the world’s most famous golf venues has been sold to a US investor which has appointed the club’s former management company to run the facility. The Belfry, which has hosted the Ryder

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79-year-old man takes part in PGA event

79-year-old man takes part in PGA event 0

🕔15:32, 1.Aug 2012

One of the oldest competitors to have ever taken part in a PGA event will tee off in The Lombard Challenge at Cumberwell Park Golf Club next week. The PGA pro-captain tournament will see 79-year-old Howard Shepherd from Gloucestershire’s Naunton

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Gamer wins pro-am qualifier

Gamer wins pro-am qualifier 0

🕔09:34, 31.Jul 2012

A 36-year-old dialysis nurse who used to excel at playing golf on his games’ console has won the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship qualfier at Frilford Heath Golf Club. Jimmy Govere of Farnham Park Golf Club, who didn’t start

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Women targeted in major golf promotion

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🕔10:13, 25.Jul 2012

England Golf is launching a major new drive aimed at encouraging women to try golf. The body that runs amateur golf in England’s national programme, ‘Get into golf’, is highlighting free or low-cost opportunities for thousands of females to play

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Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award

Disabled golfers’ teacher wins award 1

🕔09:42, 20.Jul 2012

A man who teaches golf to disabled people, including wounded ex-soldiers, has won a national award. Craig Thomas, a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) professional at his own facility, The Golf Academy, in Wolverhampton, won the Toby Sunderland Award, which recognises

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Golf Power List: 20-11

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🕔12:11, 19.Jul 2012

Welcome to Golf Club Management’s Golf Power List 2012, 50-11 We list the 50 most powerful people in British golf today. Judging has been carried out by Emma Williams, Tania Longmire and Seamus Rotherick, following interviews with a number of

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500 junior clubs donated to the PGA

500 junior clubs donated to the PGA 0

🕔10:18, 17.Jul 2012

A golf equipment company has donated more than 500 golf clubs to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to help its members coach youngsters. The donation by Sigma Golf will be used all over the British Isles. “PGA professionals play a

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PGA will be offering free lessons at Open

PGA will be offering free lessons at Open 0

🕔13:47, 9.Jul 2012

A team of PGA professional coaches will be offering more than 2,500 free lessons to spectators at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire next week. Over 20 PGA professionals will be at The

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