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

How one golf club’s finances are healthy because it has installed a wind turbine

🕔13:04, 13.Sep 2011

For several years, almost unnoticed, golf course landscapes in this country have changed as several clubs have built wind turbines by their holes, as they have benefited from, so to speak, the huge windfalls they can bring in. However, this

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Club Secretary – Berkshire Golf Club

🕔12:33, 13.Sep 2011 Read Full Article

EWGA grants bring women and girls into golf

🕔15:33, 12.Sep 2011

Over 3,000 women and girls were encouraged to take up golf in 2010 thanks to a grant from the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). The EWGA Women & Girls Grant was made available to all 32 County Golf Partnerships (CGPs)

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Roseberry Grange Golf Club is saved

🕔15:32, 12.Sep 2011

A municipal golf club that doubles up as the only local pub for two villages, which was on the verge of being closed down earlier this year, has had its future secured after the local council decided to effectively rent

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Handicapping changes are criticised

🕔15:23, 12.Sep 2011

The European Golf Course Owners Association  (EGCOA) has criticised proposed handicapping changes by the European Golf Association (EGA), stating that they are so complicated that they will make club membership seem unattractive. The proposed system, which the Austrian Golf Federation

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Lexden Wood GC is up for sale for £895,000

🕔15:18, 12.Sep 2011

Lexden Wood Golf Centre in Colchester, which was placed into administration in May, is up for sale at a guide price of £895,000. The club, which features  an 18-hole golf course that was redesigned four years ago, a nine-hole pitch

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Frank Newberry becomes GTC trainer

🕔15:15, 12.Sep 2011

A motivational speaker who has spoken at various GCMA events – and is speaking at the GCMA conference this November – has become a quality assured training provider for the Greenkeepers’ Training Committee (GTC), a provider of education and training

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Independent body rejects merging exhibitions

🕔15:14, 12.Sep 2011

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), an independent body tasked with analysing the Institute of Groundsmanship’s IOG SALTEX show, which took place earlier this month, and Harrogate Week, run by the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), which takes place in

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