The top 3 things I learnt about the industry in August
It’s not just the younger generation that find dress codes off putting
It’s tempting to think that the dress codes debate is essentially everyone over 40 shouting about jeans on one side and everyone under 40 rebelling against their parents.
Crisis? What crisis? “Amateur golfers are being lost to the game because of a whole raft of issues like escalating costs, complexity of rules and handicap systems, restrictive dress codes, decline of basic etiquette on the course and much else besides,” he said.
From now on, all charity giving should include a wheelie bin attached by rope to a helicopter
If it doesn’t I fear that we will all feel a little cheated.
Until this came along:
Getting burgled may not be as bad for you as you might think
Even if this (my new 2014 favourite) story is unlikely to ever be repeated.
In 1988 Wellingborough Golf Club had two of four small statues (that it had taken ownership of when it acquired a country house a decade earlier) stolen, in what was as unremarkable a crime as any golf club could suffer.
But many years later an academic saw the stolen statues, researched them, found that they had been commissioned to be on Cardinal Wolsey’s tomb in 1524, and traced them back to the golf club. The four statues are now together at the V&A, which has bid millions for them – money that could secure Wellingborough’s future. And the golf club would never have known had it not been burgled.