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UK’s most private golf course is up for sale

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🕔12:26, 29.Oct 2012

Britain’s most private championship-length golf course, which features the longest hole in the UK, has been put up for sale. The course is effectively the garden of a manor house

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Golf ‘will make you live longer’

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🕔10:20, 31.Aug 2012

Being an active member of a golf club could add three and a half years to an elderly person’s life, a new survey has found. Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute analysed the lifestyles of 1,810 people aged over 75 for

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Golf ‘could save 5 million lives per year’

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🕔13:52, 18.Jul 2012

Playing 12 holes of golf once a week every week would save as many lives per year as those killed by smoking, a team of researchers has found. They were working on a study, published in The Lancet, which estimates

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Crown Golf launches corporate scheme

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🕔10:03, 1.Jul 2012

Crown Golf has launched a new membership scheme in a bid to lure corporate golfers to its venues. Corporate Play is a reciprocal deal that will give companies access to 25 of the operator’s golf clubs in England, including the

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Golf tourism bounces back from downturn

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🕔10:15, 26.Apr 2012

Golf tourism is significantly on the increase after a poor two years, a new survey has revealed. The boost, however, coincides with huge price cuts for the playing of golf at top destinations. According to the Golf Travel Insights report, 60

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How a golf club can survive the drought

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🕔11:28, 22.Apr 2012

With drought orders and hosepipe bans already in force in many parts of the UK, there has never been more of a need to ensure that every drop of supplemental water applied as irrigation to the sward is needed and

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Golf Course Development Opportunity – Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

Golf Course Development Opportunity – Cambourne, Cambridgeshire 0

🕔16:28, 18.Apr 2012

GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY  Cambourne, Cambridgeshire Cambourne is located 10 miles west of Cambridge on the A428, and has been planned to be a self-contained community. In excess of 3,200 existing homes provide a resident population of circa 8,500, with

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Monty gives Branson putting lesson

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🕔10:35, 18.Apr 2012

Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie has given Sir Richard Branson a putting lesson – on the wing of one of his planes – as part of Virgin Atlantic’s new marketing drive to attract golfers. The airline is offering new routes from

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Satellite decoder supplier responds to court case

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🕔13:34, 13.Apr 2012

The managing director of a company that provides foreign satellite decoders to golf clubs has responded to comments by Victoria Jones, a barrister at law of 3PB Chambers in Bristol, that golf clubs should avoid using them. “It deserves a

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One per cent of US clubs closed last year

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🕔01:14, 26.Mar 2012

More than eight times as many American golf clubs closed in 2011 than opened, as the American market, like its British counterpart, is adapting to both the economic downturn and an oversupply of facilities that started in the 1990s. Research

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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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Over 33% of golfers use social media to research holidays

Over 33% of golfers use social media to research holidays 0

🕔17:12, 17.Nov 2011

A new survey published at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Belek, Turkey, reveals that UK golfers are most influenced by friends’ recommendations and ‘word-of-mouth’ when researching golf holidays. It also found that more than a third of UK golfers

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Golf software firms form tee time partnership

Golf software firms form tee time partnership 0

🕔17:03, 17.Nov 2011

Teeofftimes.co.uk, the UK’s largest tee-time booking service, has formed a partnership with intelligentgolf, the supplier of online solutions to golf clubs across the UK and Ireland, to give its customers the opportunity to fill unoccupied tee times. The partnership will

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Robbery at Alwickbury Park Golf Club

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🕔09:57, 12.Nov 2011

Alwickbury Park Golf Club’s greenkeeping shed has been broken into and power tools have been stolen. The incident happened at the Hertfordshire club during daylight on a weekday afternoon nearly three weeks ago. A Stihl pole saw, a Kawasaki strimmer,

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Airline luggage prices impacting on golf tourism

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🕔17:14, 10.Nov 2011

Golfers in the UK, Europe’s largest golf market, say rising airline fees to transport sports equipment is now a significant factor in their decision to stay at home for a golf break instead of travelling abroad, a new survey has

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Optician to study golf to help the visually impaired

Optician to study golf to help the visually impaired 0

🕔10:47, 8.Nov 2011

A Derbyshire-based optician is to study golf and optics in a bid to become one of only 70 independent opticians in the UK who have a diploma in Sportvision Practice. Michael Carr, of Stanley H Field opticians, hopes to advise

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Loss-making golf course converted into park

Loss-making golf course converted into park 0

🕔13:41, 6.Nov 2011

Appley Park Pitch and Putt course in the Isle of Wight has been converted into a park after the local council failed to find an operator to run it. The golf course, one of several municipal golf courses in the

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‘World’s sexiest golfer’ plays at La Manga

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🕔16:09, 4.Nov 2011

The world’s ‘sexiest golfer’ has returned to the UK following a visit to La Manga Club in Spain. Sophie Horn, personal trainer, model, TV presenter and Bleacher Report’s sexiest female golfer of 2010, was so taken with her first visit

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Secretary / Manager – Notts Golf Club

Secretary / Manager – Notts Golf Club 1

🕔17:03, 24.Oct 2011

Notts. Golf Club (Hollinwell), established in 1887, is widely recognised as one of the top inland golf courses in the UK. The position: • A wide ranging role involving day to day management of all aspects of the club’soperations, acting

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Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK

Driving range firm named as ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Business’ in the UK 0

🕔10:27, 17.Oct 2011

The parent company of TopGolf, which runs driving ranges in England, has been named as one of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Top 1,000 Brightest Businesses’. Golf Entertainment International generates sales in the UK of between £5 million and £500 million, and has

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Finance deals offered to concerned clubs

Finance deals offered to concerned clubs 0

🕔14:51, 28.Sep 2011

Two of the biggest suppliers of golf course machinery have responded to economic concerns by launching finance deals for golf clubs. Toro turf maintenance machinery distributor Lely UK has announced a trio of new finance deals that enable customers to

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UK’s David Withers becomes president of Jacobsen

UK’s David Withers becomes president of Jacobsen 1

🕔11:52, 28.Sep 2011

David Withers has been promoted to president of Jacobsen. David has been serving as managing director of the UK-based Ransomes Jacobsen division of the US turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, since January 2005, overseeing international operations for all Jacobsen brands as

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Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf

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🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2011

A GCMA member and former British Women’s Open champion has launched an e-petition to reduce the rate of VAT for playing and watching sport from 20 to five per cent. Vivien Saunders OBE, who has campaigned against VAT being applied

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