Four more golf clubs close for good

Four more golf clubs close for good Updated

🕔04:00, 10.Feb 2016

Any optimism that the golf industry was in a state of recovery has been shaken over the news that at least four major golf clubs have all closed down for good or are about to. Frome GC in Somerset, Canford

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Rickerby wins dealer of the year award

Rickerby wins dealer of the year award Updated

🕔02:51, 5.Feb 2016

Rickerby, the Ransomes Jacobsen dealer for the north of England and Dumfries and Galloway, has won the coveted ‘E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year’ award for the United Kingdom. With sales and distribution centres in Carlisle and Hexham, the company has

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Six greenkeepers win trip to the USA

Six greenkeepers win trip to the USA Updated

🕔01:54, 5.Feb 2016

Once again five BIGGA members from Great Britain and a GCSAI member from Ireland will be enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime when they join the golf course maintenance team at the legendary TPC Sawgrass venue in Florida for the

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Major course improvements set for The Grove

Major course improvements set for The Grove Updated

🕔04:30, 1.Feb 2016

London’s five-star golf resort, The Grove, has commenced a series of major changes to its Kyle Phillips-designed golf course, in preparation for hosting The European Tour’s British Masters later this year. The Grove is renovating all 90 bunkers on its

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These are some of the courses that flooded this month

These are some of the courses that flooded this month Updated

🕔04:40, 25.Jan 2016

Several UK golf courses were under water due to the extreme wet weather that hit much of Britain in December and January. Several golf courses flooded and were unplayable. One of the courses at Yeovil Golf Club was covered by

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160 golf clubs now offer footgolf

160 golf clubs now offer footgolf Updated

🕔04:04, 16.Jan 2016

More than 150 UK golf clubs offer footgolf, the new sport that combines football and golf, even though it only came to the UK less than three years ago. Golf clubs have to offer giant holes because the balls are

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Turf industry set for BTME 2016

Turf industry set for BTME 2016

🕔16:43, 14.Jan 2016

The turf industry is preparing to head to Harrogate for BTME 2016, dubbed ‘the show of the year’ – which this year offers several highlights. On the eve of the show organizer BIGGA has revealed that Club Car, which will

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STRI forms major global partnership with AZF

STRI forms major global partnership with AZF

🕔15:45, 13.Jan 2016

The global educational centre for the development of sporting champions, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), also known as Doha Sports City, in Qatar, has formed a partnership with the UK-based STRI, the design and consultancy specialist for the development of elite

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Greenkeeper finds salmon swimming in bunker puddle

Greenkeeper finds salmon swimming in bunker puddle Updated

🕔03:26, 8.Jan 2016

A stunned greenkeeper at Peterculter Golf Course in Scotland has filmed a salmon swimming in a puddle in the one of the course’s bunkers. It is thought the fish was originally in the River Dee, which was flooded during Storm

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Stage set for mammoth BTME 2016

Stage set for mammoth BTME 2016 Updated

🕔00:01, 1.Jan 2016

With just days remaining before the turf management show of the year – BTME 2016 is set to be one of the biggest yet with five halls of exhibitors for the first time in years, a bumper education programme and

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Golf Environment Awards finalists unveiled

Golf Environment Awards finalists unveiled Updated

🕔04:14, 25.Dec 2015

STRI has unveiled the finalists of the 2016 Golf Environment Awards for the ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’, ‘Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year’ categories. The winner of each coveted award category will

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Greenkeeper saw stolen golf clubs on eBay

Greenkeeper saw stolen golf clubs on eBay Updated

🕔03:50, 20.Dec 2015

A greenkeeper at Cleeve Hill Golf Club in Gloucestershire, who had his golf clubs stolen, saw them up for sale on auction website eBay, a court has heard. Nigel Thompson saw the clubs being advertised about five months after they

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Rick Tegtmeier becomes the latest Master Greenkeeper

Rick Tegtmeier becomes the latest Master Greenkeeper Updated

🕔03:48, 13.Dec 2015

The director of grounds for the American venue of the next Solheim Cup is celebrating after becoming BIGGA’s latest recipient of the Master Greenkeeper certificate. Rick Tegtmeier, who is based at the stunning Des Moines Golf & Country Club (DMGCC)

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Stoke Park to get major bunker facelift

Stoke Park to get major bunker facelift Updated

🕔04:45, 5.Dec 2015

Iconic golfing venue Stoke Park is to invest a seven-figure sum in a facelift of its 27 holes, which were created by Harry Colt in 1908. The first phase involves rebuilding every bunker on the Colt course – holes one

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LET HQ undergoes £2m course upgrade

LET HQ undergoes £2m course upgrade Updated

🕔03:41, 1.Dec 2015

Buckinghamshire Golf Club is to invest £2 million to develop and improve its golf course. Japanese beer company Asahi Group Holdings, which owns the venue, has agreed to finance the improvements. The project will include building a reservoir, adding buggy

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Award for Saltex stand

Award for Saltex stand Updated

🕔03:56, 27.Nov 2015

Headland Amenity’s return to Saltex was filled with awards – one given and one received! At the IOG dinner Headland sponsored the ‘Cricket Grounds Team of the Year’ award. Andy Russell and his team were in attendance but it was

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STRI acquires Australian-based SportsTurf

STRI acquires Australian-based SportsTurf Updated

🕔04:54, 20.Nov 2015

Melbourne-based SportsTurf has become part of the STRI, strengthening its position as the worlds’ largest sports surface consultancy and continuing its drive to become the consultancy group of choice in Australia and Asia-Pacific. STRI Australasia managing director, Mark Godfrey said

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Westerwood greenkeeper has bridge named after him

Westerwood greenkeeper has bridge named after him Updated

🕔02:53, 13.Nov 2015

Long-serving greenkeeper Tam Sutherland has been rewarded for 29 years’ loyal service at his golf club by having a bridge named in his honour to mark his retirement. The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow – a

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Mytime Active invests over £300,000 in machinery

Mytime Active invests over £300,000 in machinery Updated

🕔01:50, 7.Nov 2015

Mytime Active, the UK’s leading pay-and-play golf course operator, has invested in over £300,000 of course maintenance equipment. The equipment includes fairway mowers, greens mowers, rotary mowers and tees and surrounds mowers and a quantity of utility vehicles. Mytime Active

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Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course

Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course Updated

🕔02:48, 30.Oct 2015

Greenkeepers at Cilsanws Golf Club in Wales found an inactive World War Two bomb, after being alerted by a member of the public. The workers found the device on the Merthyr Tydfil golf course in October. An army bomb disposal

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IOG SALTEX awards have sold out

IOG SALTEX awards have sold out Updated

🕔03:07, 29.Oct 2015

With 640 attendees, this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) industry awards event is a sell-out. The audience will include groundscare experts from the length and breadth of the UK, as well as a number who will be jetting in to

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