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Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

🕔11:38, 19.Mar 2014

Golf clubs have been warned to make sure the pesticides they use are legal after a Hampshire venue has been threatened with a six-figure fine.

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JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire

JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire

🕔07:34, 11.Feb 2014

A golf course construction firm will invest more than £150 million in Staffordshire – and even build a spectacular £30 million golf course simply for its customers.

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Lely acquires turf company JSM

🕔11:54, 17.Dec 2013

Toro turf machinery distributor Lely (UK) has acquired the turfcare equipment dealership, John Shaw (Machinery) (JSM).

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Banker quits City to be a greenkeeper

🕔11:07, 7.Nov 2013

An investment banker has given up a highly lucrative career in the City of London in order to become a greenkeeper.

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Call for clubs to employ younger staff

🕔10:27, 18.Oct 2013

The head greenkeeper of a leading golf club has said clubs will continue to struggle as long as their committees fail to employ younger staff as managers.

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Cambridge Golf Club closes down

🕔09:50, 28.Aug 2013

Cambridge Golf Club has closed down and will be converted into a new town’s housing estate.

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Hoebridge awarded environmental label

🕔10:08, 19.Aug 2013

Hoebridge Golf Centre in Surrey has received the GEO global environmental award – the first pay-and-play facility in the UK to have ever won the accolade.

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Carnoustie fined following dog injury

🕔12:27, 2.Apr 2013

A golf club has been ordered to pay half of a dog walker’s vet’s bill after the animal injured its paw on irrigation equipment. Carnoustie Golf Links was taken to court by one of its former directors. Alastair Donaldson, a

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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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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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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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