5 reasons why golf is in recovery

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir February 14, 2014 11:17

5 reasons why golf is in recovery

3. A golf course construction company is investing £150 million in its Staffordshire facilities

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald (left) surveys a model of the new JCB Golf course with course architect, Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald (left) surveys a model of the new JCB golf course with course architect, Robin Hiseman, of European Golf Design

It’s common that golf course machinery companies either build small golf courses (Ransomes Jacobsen has an award-winning three-hole course in Ipswich) or have links with major venues, but JCB has so much confidence in the market that it has announced that its machines will build the company’s own £30 million, 18-hole golf course.

The venue will predominantly be to boost business relationships between JCB staff and their customers, but the company believes the course will be of such a high standard that it could attract professional events.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir February 14, 2014 11:17
  • http://twitter.com/tjdargs/status/434496270070460416/ @tjdargs

    We all wish in the golf industry that this was true. But I am not so sure .

  • http://twitter.com/Tomslocker/status/434598443286552576/ @Tomslocker

    Dig out those sunglasses!
    The futures looking bright!
    Can you see green shoots on your turf?

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    Despite the weather, five reasons why golf is in recovery… needs a bit more than these 5 reasons if you ask me

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  • Alan Walker

    The ‘5 reasons’ do not reflect the vast majority of the industry what so ever. I could equally name 5 reasons ( more like 25 reasons ) why the industry in NOT in recovery, namely, the weather, fewer golfer’s playing, fewer members, VAT distortion between private and proprietary courses, operating overheads going sky high, more supply than there is demand, the time it takes to play golf, stuffy image – shall I go on ???

    • R Thompson

      Well said Alan… What the likes of Wentworth & Royal St Georges are doing usually bears no relevance to what is happening in the “real” golf industry.

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