Monthly Archives: March 2016

English golf clubs trend

Accountants Hiller Hopkins polled 100 clubs and found the following. 5% of the clubs were operating at a loss. 56% said they were growing. 84% of clubs said they were renovating their clubhouses.There has been a big decline in membership … Continue reading

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Rory thanks Arnold Palmer

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Europe win Bonallack Trophy

Surrey’s David Boote, 21, played an important role in the European Team which won the Bonallack Trophy this week,. The team of top European amateurs played the best amateurs from the Asia-Pacific region and won 21.5 to 21.5 at the … Continue reading

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Wentworth debenture plans scrapped

The Chinese owners of one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs have shelved plans to reduce the number of members by hugely increasing fees. The Beijing-based Reignwood group wanted to cut membership at Wentworth in Surrey from 4,000 to 900 … Continue reading

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What Rory McIlroy does off the golf course

On Tuesday he was playing with a White Mountain jigsaw set.    

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Golf Direct owner ordered before House of Commons committee

New Direct Golf owner Mike Ashley has been ordered to face MPs on 7 June and has been warned that if he does not he could face parliamentary censure. The Commons Business, Innovation and Skills committee wants to speak to … Continue reading

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A world tour?

PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem has again opened up the discussion about a world tour that has been going on for at least the past twenty five years. He has recently said that he considers it in the best interests of … Continue reading

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Olympic Test event

Although the PGA Tour laid on a charter plane to transport any of their players who wanted to go to Rio, none of their members agreed, so the test event was played last week by leading Brazillian players. Ladies European … Continue reading

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Leases to expire

Two Surrey clubs are soon to expire. Soon, in real estate terms means in less than 30 years. Sunningdale, although geographically in Berkshire is affiliated to Surrey. The land is owned by St John’s College and the lease will expire … Continue reading

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Parneviks

Visitors to Sweden may have seen the hit reality show series about Jesper Parnevik’s family, here’s a taster. Jesper is now competing successfully on the Champions Tour in America.

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