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If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club

If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club

🕔14:10, 30.May 2014

Inspired by the Calendar Girls, an Essex golf club is raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK – thanks to naked men.

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Full extent of flooding damage revealed

Full extent of flooding damage revealed

🕔10:45, 17.Apr 2014

The full extent of the damage and the recovery of the flooding that devastated several golf courses throughout the British Isles this winter is now beginning to emerge.

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Golf clubs count cost of storm damage

Golf clubs count cost of storm damage

🕔12:23, 17.Feb 2014

Heavy rain and high winds has wreaked havoc across British Isles’ golf clubs – with fallen trees trapping members and closing courses.

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Dundonald Links wins eco award

Dundonald Links wins eco award

🕔11:29, 28.Jan 2014

Dundonald Links in Scotland has been named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ at the 2014 Golf Environment Awards.

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TaxPayers Alliance criticised over golf idea

🕔12:41, 10.Jan 2014

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has suggested that cows and sheep should be used, rather than professional greenkeepers, to cut grass at municipal golf courses.

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Black sheep used as greenkeepers

🕔10:54, 13.Dec 2013

An award winning environmentally friendly Scottish golf course has employed an unusual team of greenkeepers to mow the grass this winter – 40 black sheep.

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Keith Kensett dies, aged 61

🕔15:36, 17.Sep 2013

Keith Kensett, the owner of R&K Kensett, one of the biggest suppliers of turf machinery to golf clubs, has died, aged 61.

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Letchworth Golf Club to use inert soil

🕔11:05, 15.Jul 2013

Letchworth Golf Club in Hertfordshire has applied for planning permission to build a six-hole golf course using inert soil – a material used in landfill waste. The development means the club is taking advantage of two of the biggest trends

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Shock £320k damages ruling against club

🕔15:11, 21.Mar 2013

Appeal court judges in Scotland have stunned the golf industry by announcing that a golf club must pay a substantially higher proportion of damages than had been previously ruled, after a golfer lost his eye when he was hit by

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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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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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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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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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