How Hankley Common GC has maintained the heather on its golf course

🕔16:58, 18.Mar 2013

“It is always great to hear and read the results of greenkeepers’ endeavours in respect of their ecological management work and one club that has never failed to impress me in this area is Hankley Common. Many greenkeepers may regard

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£50k landfill grant for golf club

🕔11:17, 18.Mar 2013

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has received £50,000 of government funding to update its course and clubhouse in an environmentally friendly way. Marlborough Golf Club in Wiltshire, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, has been awarded the

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Golfers ‘should pass etiquette test’

🕔11:05, 19.Feb 2013

More than nine in ten greenkeepers believe that golfers should pass a test on course care before they are allowed to play the game. That is the result of a survey of hundreds of members of the British and International

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Phil Weaver awarded OBE

🕔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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Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull

🕔11:49, 5.Feb 2013

Greenkeepers renovating a bunker on a Scottish golf course have found a human skull that is believed to be 2,000 years old. The find, on the fourth hole at the nine-hole Musselburgh’s Old Links Golf Course, officially the oldest golf

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Beck kept course open during deluge

🕔11:11, 21.Jan 2013

The professional at a golf club that stayed open far more than its competitors during last year’s wet weather has said a beck was the cause of its drainage solution. Most golf courses in England struggled to cope with the

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Hockley GC appoints new course manager

🕔12:49, 19.Nov 2012

The former assistant courses manager at The London Club has been appointed the new golf course manager at Hockley Golf Club in Hampshire. Glenn Kirby spent nine years managing the Nicklaus-designed Heritage course and has nearly 20 years’ turf management

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Has rain affected your golf club this ‘summer’?

🕔10:21, 5.Jul 2012

The wet weather from April through to July in the UK has caused all sorts of problems for golf clubs – and more rain is forecast. For example, the World Blind Golf Championship had to be postponed, Orsett Golf Club

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How pesticide use was reduced on New York golf courses

🕔17:56, 3.Jun 2012

The golf course industry has been under scrutiny for pesticide use in New York for more than 25 years. The publication of Toxic Fairways; Risking groundwater contamination from pesticides on Long Island golf courses in 1991 inflamed the debate that

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Profile: Matthew Towler, course manager at Letchworth Golf Club

🕔16:38, 10.May 2012

Letchworth Golf Club’s main course was originally constructed over nine holes in 1905 and was extended to 18 in 1911 by Harry Vardon. Always picturesque, well maintained and a good challenge, the course was rather short on length by today’s

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An introduction to grass species for golf courses

🕔16:29, 10.May 2012

At its simplest, the choice of grasses for golf greens is bentgrass, red fescue or a mixture of bentgrass and red fescue. This is what you may choose but do not necessarily get. In many long-established golf greens the dominant

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Two new diseases that have been found on British courses

🕔16:20, 10.May 2012

Two newly emerging turf diseases have recently been confirmed in samples received from golf courses in the UK and Ireland and it is suspected that they are more prevalent in areas of fine turf than are currently recorded. During 2012,

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What is the role of a course manager?

🕔16:11, 13.Sep 2011

A good course manager runs his / her business as if it’s their own, while ensuring that the golfers have an enjoyable experience. Easier said than done perhaps, since the course manager has the delicate task of balancing sound agronomics

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Are online tee times for your club?

🕔16:04, 13.Sep 2011

It seems that every week another golf club revamps its website for one main purpose: to make it possible for members, and increasingly visitors, to book tee times on the facility. Recently Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland launched a new

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How to use clubhouse space more efficiently

🕔16:00, 13.Sep 2011

As can be seen in Stuart Phipps’ article in the May 2011 issue of Golf Club Management, refurbishing the clubhouse is ambitious, expensive and can be risky – even for the wealthier clubs that Stuart advised to take advantage of

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Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls

🕔15:53, 13.Sep 2011

A total of 96 rulings were given during the first round of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s with an average of 82 rulings per day throughout the tournament. Many of these involved relief from the grandstands and

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Equality Act forcing clubs to change

🕔15:21, 13.Sep 2011

Windlesham Golf Club has become the latest golf club to vote on changing club rules due to the Equality Act 2010. In relation to the membership of its committee and the selection of the club captain, the current rules imply

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Why defibrillators are saving lives at golf clubs

🕔14:13, 13.Sep 2011

While there are very few studies in this country about the relationship between golf and heart attacks, many managers may not be surprised to know that the American Heart Association believes that, due to a range of reasons including the

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Scores of people join Bramshaw Golf Club after it provided free coaching lessons

🕔13:53, 13.Sep 2011

We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, and this mantra, when it refers to coaching, has proven, and is proving, to be true and particularly beneficial to golf clubs. During March and April Crown Golf

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Golf Development Manager – Mersey Partnership

🕔13:48, 13.Sep 2011 Read Full Article

Club Secretary – Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society

🕔13:46, 13.Sep 2011 Read Full Article