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The rejuvenation of Glynhir Golf Club

The rejuvenation of Glynhir Golf Club 0

🕔15:46, 25.Oct 2014

How former GCMA chief executive Keith Lloyd has led the team that has transformed the once struggling and now seemingly thriving Glynhir Golf Club in Wales.

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The Turnberry Performance Academy – a golfer’s technological dream?

The Turnberry Performance Academy – a golfer’s technological dream? 0

🕔14:37, 23.Apr 2014

Turnberry Performance Academy

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More golf clubs purchasing simulators

More golf clubs purchasing simulators 3

🕔15:49, 8.Nov 2013

Golf Club Management looks at the growth of simulators at golf clubs

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From gyms to simulators, the non-golfing revenue generators

From gyms to simulators, the non-golfing revenue generators 0

🕔15:39, 19.Jul 2013

With so many golf clubs struggling to make ends meet regarding their revenue, there was an interesting announcement earlier this year that has led to numerous discussions in the industry. Wentworth Club, one of the world’s premier golf clubs and

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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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How Strawberry Hill Golf Club has survived the downturn

How Strawberry Hill Golf Club has survived the downturn 0

🕔15:10, 18.Jun 2013

Last year we published ten ways golf clubs can boost revenue during a recession. For Strawberry Hill Golf Club in Surrey, almost all of the measures were adopted when its membership dropped by over 20 per cent between 2004 and

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Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Brian Lever

Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Brian Lever 2

🕔12:21, 11.Mar 2013

Brian Lever is the secretary / manager of Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club There aren’t too many clubs like Great Yarmouth & Caister, and there aren’t too many people like Brian Lever. The club is the oldest in Norfolk,

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Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Rob Pointon

Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Rob Pointon 4

🕔12:14, 11.Mar 2013

Rob Pointon is the general manager of Mid Yorkshire Golf Club There can be very few clubs that have seen as positive a turnaround in their fortunes as Mid-Yorkshire has in the last 24 months. For years the venue suffered

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Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Dave Carlisle

Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Dave Carlisle 4

🕔12:07, 11.Mar 2013

Dave Carlisle is the golf club manager of Garforth Golf Club in Yorkshire Golf clubs across the UK might be struggling at the moment, but you wouldn’t know it at Garforth Golf Club in Yorkshire, which celebrates its centenary this

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Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Debbie Pern

Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Debbie Pern 2

🕔11:58, 11.Mar 2013

Debbie Pern is the club manager / secretary of Deeside Golf Club in Scotland You might recognise Debbie because she is the only golf club manager to have ever been a finalist for this competition more than once. Debbie was

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Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Gordon Forster

Profile: GCMA Manager of the Year finalist, Gordon Forster 3

🕔11:49, 11.Mar 2013

Gordon Forster is the general manager of Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes Gordon Forster, at the age of 37, might be the youngest finalist this competition has ever had, but he has actually been managing golf clubs for

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Tips on securing more corporate golfers

Tips on securing more corporate golfers 1

🕔16:41, 22.Feb 2013

According to England Golf’s biennial questionnaire, the rise of corporate golf is the biggest trend in the industry today. More than a third of golf clubs offer this as of 2012 – in 2010 just 16 per cent of clubs

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Hosting a fireworks’ display at a golf club? What you need to know

Hosting a fireworks’ display at a golf club? What you need to know 0

🕔16:58, 29.Oct 2012

Guy Fawkes Night is a time of great excitement for children and adults alike, and a time when many golf clubs host organised firework and bonfire displays. However, whilst such events represent an ideal opportunity for a golf club to

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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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Profile: Hollinbury and Waterhall golf clubs’ manager Maria Nolan

Profile: Hollinbury and Waterhall golf clubs’ manager Maria Nolan 0

🕔13:39, 15.Oct 2012

Maria Nolan is the general manager of two golf courses. A very aware, proactive and professional manager, Maria has found her experience, can-do attitude and clarity of thought to be in demand in an ever-changing industry. She mixes business experience

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The top 10 ways golf clubs can boost revenue during a recession

The top 10 ways golf clubs can boost revenue during a recession 1

🕔10:51, 29.Aug 2012

We examine the top 10 ways golf clubs have increased income since the economic downturn started in 2007.

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Club profile: The expanding Radlett Park Golf Club

Club profile: The expanding Radlett Park Golf Club 0

🕔17:46, 3.Jun 2012

Adding an extra touch of quality to your club can be just what’s needed to refresh and revitalise, whether it be new social facilities, a better practice space or upgraded locker rooms. Sometimes though, the best plan of action is

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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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How Lindrick Golf Club was able to grow during the downturn

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🕔15:58, 18.Mar 2012

As many will well know, Lindrick Golf Club, with its Ryder Cup legacy, has a fine history and is regarded by many as one of Yorkshire’s finest. However, like all clubs in this day and age, it cannot be complacent

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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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The 2011 top 10 F&B golf questions

The 2011 top 10 F&B golf questions 0

🕔13:46, 3.Feb 2012

Food and beverage expert Steven Brown reveals his top 10 most-asked questions by golf clubs in 2011: 10. How can we maximise our food and beverage usage? There are three ways to do this: a) Conduct a food and beverage

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Recent solar panel installations at golf clubs

Recent solar panel installations at golf clubs 0

🕔13:27, 3.Feb 2012

Solar panels have been much-talked about of late. First, thousands of consumers took advantage of the generous Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates that saw property owners paid lucrative sums for generating their own electricity. Then the government slashed the scheme in

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The economic revival of Newcastle United Golf Club

The economic revival of Newcastle United Golf Club 0

🕔11:54, 3.Feb 2012

Newcastle United Golf Club was registered in June 1892 as Newcastle United Workmen’s Golf Club. We are still a working-class golf club and that will probably never change. A key problem the club has had since its inception is that

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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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Biomass Heating: Wood chip or pellets?

Biomass Heating: Wood chip or pellets? 0

🕔12:35, 31.Jan 2012

David Hugh-Smith from Biomass heating installer Dunster Forest Energy discusses the different fuel types available. For all but the smallest golf clubs which might consider log heating, the continuous demand for heating and the high level of service needed for

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Biomass boilers and the RHI: Get paid to heat your clubhouse

Biomass boilers and the RHI: Get paid to heat your clubhouse 2

🕔15:41, 15.Jan 2012

Amid all the recent economic doom and gloom, you may have missed a government announcement that could have a significantly positive effect on your golf club’s coffers. After months of delay, the government has launched the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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Could your club benefit from having an app?

Could your club benefit from having an app? 4

🕔15:21, 15.Jan 2012

According to the SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC research from last year, 96 per cent of UK golfers own a mobile phone, and of that group, almost half own a smartphone. Another – non-golfing – survey found that there has been an

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