Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

🕔16:31, 5.Mar 2014

Nestled within 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing destinations; its Brabazon course having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The venue, headquarters of the PGA, has two

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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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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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German club purchases water recycling system

German club purchases water recycling system

🕔06:46, 29.Jan 2014

Hanau-Wilhelmsbad Golf Club near Frankfurt has become the first golf venue in Germany to purchase a ClearWater washpad water recycling system.

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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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Chippenham’s course manager named new BIGGA chair

Chippenham’s course manager named new BIGGA chair

🕔17:06, 27.Jan 2014

Chris Sealey, course manager at Chippenham Golf Club, has been officially named the new chairman of greenkeeping association BIGGA.

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BTME has record breaking year

🕔11:53, 24.Jan 2014

BTME 2014 saw 8,751 visitors attend the show – the highest number in the exhibition’s history.

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BIGGA launches BTME app

🕔14:46, 10.Jan 2014

The British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has launched an app for the BTME turf management exhibition this month.

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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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Reading FC’s golf plan ‘not eco friendly’

🕔11:59, 8.Jan 2014

An associate for the Golf Environment Organisation has warned that Reading Football Club’s proposed new academy on a golf course could destroy biodiversity.

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Hinckley course manager dies on course

🕔13:20, 2.Jan 2014

The course manager at Hinckley Golf Club in Leicestershire, Douglas ‘Dougie’ Johnstone, has been killed on his own golf course during the atrocious weather at the end of December.

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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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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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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 to restore pollinating insects

🕔11:47, 21.Oct 2013

One of Britain’s leading entomologists has called for golf clubs to take a lead in restoring pollinating insects to the British countryside.

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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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Greenkeeper wins second BIGGA tournament in 2013

🕔09:34, 18.Oct 2013

The assistant greenkeeper at Cathkin Braes Golf Club in Glasgow has won his second industry championship this year.

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Outcry after geese shot by golf club

🕔10:10, 19.Sep 2013

A Worcestershire golf club has faced an angry backlash from its local community after it shot several geese because their faeces may have dirtied golf balls.

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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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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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