5 reasons why golf is in recovery

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

5 reasons why golf is in recovery

2. Northop is out of administration

northopThe Chester golf course and country club, like many others in the UK, saw a drop in members and entered administration towards the end of last year.

However, it only remained in that state for a few days as two companies felt both its course and clubhouse were worth investing in, securing nine jobs.

Similarly, Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland had receivers appointed to it in January. Within a month the club had found a new buyer.

 

 

 

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

  1. @tjdargs February 15, 01:15

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

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  2. @Tomslocker February 15, 08:01

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

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  3. iSpyGolf (@ispygolfpro) February 17, 09:10

    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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  4. Hillingdon Golf Club (@HillingdonGolf) February 17, 09:13

    5 reasons why golf is in recovery

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  9. Alan Walker February 20, 13:47

    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 ???

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    • R Thompson February 21, 08:47

      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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