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Golf Club Membership on the increase

October 28th, 2016

That’s a headline you will not have seen for some time but we have it on good authority that 30% of golf clubs in England have increased their membership in the past 12 months.

The results of the biennial England Golf Club Membership Questionnaire conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC highlight trends and ideas which are working, based upon results from 600 clubs. I believe that our report is essential reading.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

 

New report highlights golf club secrets of success

New report highlights golf club secrets of success

Management Topics     3:00 pm, October 28, 2016

The results of England Golf’s 2016 Golf Club Membership Questionnaire shows that 30% of clubs increased their membership this year and it highlights trends and ideas which are working

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New Club Car fleet is part of strategic investment programme

New Club Car fleet is part of strategic investment programme

Courses     2:56 pm, October 28, 2016

Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club has underlined its commitment to proactive, five-star customer service by investing in a new fleet of golf cars from Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles

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SkyCaddie Announces 2017 UK Golf Club Updates Programme

SkyCaddie Announces 2017 UK Golf Club Updates Programme

Corporate     2:47 pm, October 28, 2016

SkyCaddie sends its annual reminder to UK golf clubs for information about course changes ahead of its update and remapping campaign

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EDGA will help young people try golf thanks to fundraising at Portugal Masters

EDGA will help young people try golf thanks to fundraising at Portugal Masters

Growing the Game     2:39 pm, October 28, 2016

The European Disabled Golf Association raised €22,500 as the European Tour’s Official Charity of the 2016 Portugal Masters, which finished on Sunday 23rd October

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Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is awarded global eco-label

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is awarded global eco-label

Courses     2:35 pm, October 28, 2016

Terre Blanche, a European Tour Destination, has achieved GEO Certified®, a distinction recognising the resort’s eco-friendly approach and commitment to sustainable projects

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The R&A Warns Fans about mis-selling of Open Championship tickets

The R&A Warns Fans about mis-selling of Open Championship tickets

Sponsorship     2:30 pm, October 28, 2016

Ahead of The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next summer, The R&A is warning spectators not to fall victim to misleading sales practices by unofficial operators selling tickets and hospitality products.

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Consumer Demand Prompts Expansion of the ETIQUS Watch Range

Consumer Demand Prompts Expansion of the ETIQUS Watch Range

New Products     2:26 pm, October 28, 2016

ETIQUS, the British brand of patented, quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, has completed an expansion to its timepiece collections, in response to the continued demand from individuals who are proud to be recognised as ‘golfers’ by a watch they wear.

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VIP launch for Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa Golf Packages

VIP launch for Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa Golf Packages

Travel     2:21 pm, October 28, 2016

Well-known Scottish television broadcaster Dougie Donnelly is guest of honour at VIP fine dining event at new five-star Portuguese development, situated on the doorstep of The Algarve’s great golf courses

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Double the Verti-Drains for double the courses at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf

Double the Verti-Drains for double the courses at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf

Courses     2:16 pm, October 28, 2016

Following the trend, Course Manager of 23 years Roger Shaw has extended his fleet of machinery to now include two Redexim Verti-Drains from Charterhouse Turf Machinery

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Saadiyat Beach makes history with LET’s inaugural visit to Abu Dhabi   

Saadiyat Beach makes history with LET’s inaugural visit to Abu Dhabi  

Sponsorship     2:11 pm, October 28, 2016

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club prepares to be a part of Ladies European Tour history as Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open marks the Tour’s first visit to Abu Dhabi, 2-5 November 2016

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ClubstoHire Teams Up With David Howell

ClubstoHire Teams Up With David Howell

Corporate     2:10 pm, October 28, 2016

Leading club rental firm signs Tour star as new brand ambassador

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Blind Faith in Golf Puts Pro in line for National Award

Blind Faith in Golf Puts Pro in line for National Award

Growing the Game     2:09 pm, October 28, 2016

Anders Mankert, the head PGA Professional at Cosby Golf Club, has been nominated in the disabled coaching category for the UKCC National Coaching Awards

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Tournament Series Offers Rare Opportunity for WLG Member Golfers

Tournament Series Offers Rare Opportunity for WLG Member Golfers

Travel     2:08 pm, October 28, 2016

Members at clubs belonging to World of Leading Golf will, next year, have the rare opportunity to play in a series of tournaments on some of the world's most picturesque courses

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Sales Multiplied By G/FORE

Sales Multiplied By G/FORE

Corporate     1:22 pm, October 28, 2016

The bold American brand, created by fashion-industry pioneer Mossimo Giannulli in 2011, has seen its sales quadruple in their innovative footwear and premium colourful gloves in 2016, continuing G/FORE’s exceptional progress in its first few years on the golf scene. Golfers and non-golfers alike have continued to flock towards the brand in the past 12 […]

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Jacobsen becomes Ryder Cup supplier

Jacobsen becomes Ryder Cup supplier

Corporate     9:50 pm, October 27, 2016

Jacobsen, renowned manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, has signed an agreement to become an Official Supplier to the 2018 Ryder Cup, which will take place at the celebrated Le Golf National near Versailles, Paris

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Huxley Golf Installs Practice Area for UK’s Junior Champions

Huxley Golf Installs Practice Area for UK’s Junior Champions

Corporate     9:41 pm, October 27, 2016

Huxley Golf was commissioned by Merchiston Castle School near Edinburgh to strengthen its on-campus golf facilities with a comprehensive all-weather practice zone

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Carus Green Golf Centre cements its position as North West’s leading facility

Carus Green Golf Centre cements its position as North West’s leading facility

Courses     9:35 pm, October 27, 2016

The Kendal based club, has become an all-out day experience, incorporating a stunning 18-hole parkland golf course with recently remodelled PGA greens, an award winning contemporary clubhouse with luxurious function suite, a spacious bar and restaurant and the Gary Wolstenholme academy

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CMAE proud to present five members with their CMDip

CMAE proud to present five members with their CMDip

Management Topics     9:29 pm, October 27, 2016

Five CMAE members were awarded with their Club Management Diplomas (CMDip) at a special presentation ceremony at the CMAE’s recent Annual General Meeting

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New golfing generation on mission to impress at Quinta do Lago

New golfing generation on mission to impress at Quinta do Lago

Growing the Game     9:29 pm, October 27, 2016

The Telegraph BMW Junior Golf Championship takes place in the Algarve from October 31 to November 4 on Quinta do Lago’s highly-acclaimed North Course

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Richmond Golf Club choose Trilo again

Richmond Golf Club choose Trilo again

Courses     9:28 pm, October 27, 2016

The 105 acre course features 18 tree-lined holes adding additional maintenance challenges into the regime of Course Manager Les Howkins

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Audubon International Names Christine Kane as New Executive Director

Audubon International Names Christine Kane as New Executive Director

People     9:28 pm, October 27, 2016

After an extensive search and interview process, Audubon International’s Board of Directors has named Christine Kane as the new executive director for the environmental education organization

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Stena Line and Club Choice Ireland deliver over €5 million for Irish Tourism

Stena Line and Club Choice Ireland deliver over €5 million for Irish Tourism

Travel     9:26 pm, October 27, 2016

Stena Line continues its partnership with Club Choice Ireland, the leading provider to the British golfer of tailor-made golfing holidays to the East and South East of Ireland

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