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Sustainable course guidance published

Sustainable course guidance published 2

🕔11:41, 28.Apr 2012

The Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) has published guidance for the sustainable development and renovation of golf facilities. The document sets out practical ideas to help golf projects comprehensively and consistently

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The latest clubhouse design projects

The latest clubhouse design projects 0 Updated

🕔11:51, 21.Apr 2012

With so much negative commentary surrounding the economy you would be forgiven for thinking that costly clubhouse refurbishments, or even new builds, are simply not taking place these days. However, that would be not be true. For example, Glendale Golf,

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Free eco seminar to be held at the home of golf

Free eco seminar to be held at the home of golf 1

🕔12:29, 18.Mar 2012

St Andrews Links Trust is inviting representatives of all golf clubs to attend a sustainability seminar next month. The free day of learning will look at the sustainability strategies of St Andrews Links and Loch Lomond Golf Club, which have

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Dundonald achieves zero waste to landfill

Dundonald achieves zero waste to landfill 1

🕔12:20, 14.Mar 2012

Dundonald Links in Ayrshire is believed to have become the first links golf club in the UK to send no waste to landfill. The venue has been singled out for praise by The R&A for the achievement. The golf club

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Golf environment awards launched

Golf environment awards launched 1

🕔11:54, 7.Mar 2012

The STRI’s 2012 ‘Golf Environment Awards’, which rewards golf venues for environmental best practice, has been launched. The 15-year-old scheme, of which Justin Rose is the official ambassador, showcases best environmental practice at UK golf courses and rewards both individuals

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Costa Rican club wins worldwide eco acclaim

Costa Rican club wins worldwide eco acclaim 2

🕔10:27, 3.Mar 2012

A Costa Rican golf club has received worldwide acclaim for the work it has done on environmental sustainability. The 72-year-old Costa Rica Country Club, the oldest golf club in the Central American nation, has been awarded the GEO Certified™ ecolabel

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£100M Causeway club to be built

£100M Causeway club to be built 5

🕔10:42, 22.Feb 2012

A controversial £100 million golf resort one mile from the World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway is to be built. The construction of the Bushmill Dunes Golf Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland has been given the go ahead,

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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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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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How ground source heat pumps can save and make clubs money

How ground source heat pumps can save and make clubs money 0

🕔16:01, 8.Jan 2012

When Pyecombe Golf Club near Brighton needed to replace an ageing LPG water heater and electrical central heating system in its clubhouse last year, the club wanted to take the opportunity to reduce both its energy costs and its environmental

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Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference

Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference 2

🕔15:42, 8.Jan 2012

The 13th GCMA Conference at the Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire last month proved to be an opportunity for nearly 200 golf club managers to discuss, with themselves and other industry experts, ways their golf clubs can survive, grow

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Review of the 2011 Golf Environment Awards

Review of the 2011 Golf Environment Awards 0

🕔12:46, 8.Jan 2012

The 2011 Golf Environment Awards attracted participation from golf clubs all across the UK, with, according to the STRI, which runs the competition, “many inspirational entries”. This demonstrates not only that the awareness of the awards is growing, but that

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How you can store electricity rather than sell it

How you can store electricity rather than sell it 0

🕔11:31, 5.Jan 2012

Recently introduced government Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) have proved to be a great success and offer golf clubs a fabulous opportunity to reduce their electricity costs. Two of the most popular types of payment have been for the installation of wind

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Profile: Askernish Golf Club’s development manager, John Kemp

Profile: Askernish Golf Club’s development manager, John Kemp 1

🕔17:29, 4.Jan 2012

Last year, Stòras Uibhist, the community owner of the South Uist Estate, which covers almost the whole of the Outer Hebridean islands of Benbecula, Eriskay and South Uist, as well as a number of other small islands, panning some 93,000

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Being course manager at a golf club owned by a rock star

Being course manager at a golf club owned by a rock star 0

🕔16:12, 1.Jan 2012

As far as bosses go, Sean Jarvis perhaps has one more appealing than most. The course manager of 18-hole Astbury Hall Golf Club in the heart of Shropshire’s Severn Valley answers to KK Downing of Judas Priest fame – a

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Cutting costs and receiving RHI payments through solar water heating

Cutting costs and receiving RHI payments through solar water heating 0

🕔13:25, 1.Jan 2012

Solar thermal heating is nothing new. In reality, all renewable energy is solar thermal. The sun shines on the ground and that provides the energy for ground source heat pumps. The ground gets warm when the sun shines on it

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Why the 2010 Ryder Cup was the greenest one ever

Why the 2010 Ryder Cup was the greenest one ever 0

🕔13:16, 1.Jan 2012

The 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor was many things: the longest (at four days), probably the wettest (more than two inches of rain fell during it) and one of the most exciting, with Europe winning by one solitary point.

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Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood

Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood 0

🕔10:03, 1.Jan 2012

Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent is set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, and has 27 holes for its greenkeeping team to manage. And they’re not short holes either. The 7,002-yard 18-hole Championship course, which was

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Profile: Cregiau’s young manager Gareth Morgan

Profile: Cregiau’s young manager Gareth Morgan 0

🕔09:27, 1.Jan 2012

After four years at Radyr Golf Club on the outskirts of Cardiff, Gareth Morgan is settling into the role of manager at nearby Creigiau Golf Club. For the 32 year-old – one of the youngest managers in the industry –

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The aftermath of 3,000 litres of oil spilling into a clubhouse

The aftermath of 3,000 litres of oil spilling into a clubhouse 0

🕔15:03, 31.Dec 2011

Set within the beautiful and tranquil Harleyford Estate and located in the midst of rural Buckinghamshire, Harleyford Golf Club is one of the pre-eminent 18-hole golf courses in the region. Due to its idyllic and rural location, the golf club,

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Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses

Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses 1

🕔14:57, 31.Dec 2011

The Sand Dune and Shingle Network, which is operated from Liverpool Hope University and funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, has embarked on a ‘Making Links’ project, which aims to promote sustainability and best practice in coastal dune management

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Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson

Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson 0

🕔16:51, 30.Dec 2011

Many course managers are now embracing environmental management work as an important course maintenance element, running alongside their crucial work to maintain firm, fast and true playing surfaces. Eco-management may be seen by many to be strictly the domain of

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Being green AND cutting costs

Being green AND cutting costs 0

🕔16:14, 30.Dec 2011

Golf clubs in the current economic climate are finding that they need to adapt to become commercially viable and remain competitive within the industry. The golf club market is becoming aware that each golf facility needs to operate as a

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The STRI Golf Environment Awards

The STRI Golf Environment Awards 0

🕔13:59, 29.Dec 2011

STRI’s annual Golf Environment Awards’ programme is once again well under way in its search for the UK’s most environmentally conscious golf facilities. The deadline for this year’s entrants has now closed and the judging panel now has the task

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How some clubs have saved money and helped the environment at the same time

How some clubs have saved money and helped the environment at the same time 0

🕔16:33, 28.Dec 2011

Golf clubs can make more of a difference to their local environment than just about any other organisation of a comparative value. From a clubhouse that will typically include office equipment, a kitchen and a changing room to the acres

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Do not let a committee redesign a golf course

Do not let a committee redesign a golf course 1

🕔08:42, 28.Dec 2011

In recent years, as many managers will testify, one of the greatest threats to golf clubs have been short-sighted committees, and in particular eager captains who only have one year in place in order to leave their mark, going ahead

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The fall and rise of Alnwick Golf Club

The fall and rise of Alnwick Golf Club 0

🕔12:24, 27.Dec 2011

According to figures presented at the English Golf Union’s (EGU) spring roadshows, 50 per cent of UK golf clubs saw a notable reduction in membership in 2009, with 19 English clubs going into administration, and waiting lists largely disappearing across

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