From music on the golf course to a potentially even more controversial solution to golf’s membership decline – women, 2016 ended in style.
The year 2016 was like no other in the golf club industry. The vote to continue the ban on women from becoming members at Muirfield became an embarrassment, while Adidas’ and Nike’s decision to pull out of the game caused concern.
A Suffolk golf club has used golfers’ reputation for wearing bad knitwear to raise money for Save the Children.
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has said shorter versions of the game, flexibility in golf ball design and music on the course will help the game’s participation decline.
More than 135,000 people tried golf in England between April and September 2016, according to new figures.
The first centre for people to play golf indoors on simulators in Wales has opened – highlighting the growing demand for this activity.
A Scottish golf club that is situated close to a train station has taken the innovative and unusual step of marketing itself on the local trains.
A local authority wants to sell a pitch and putt golf course that has seen rounds at it nearly half in just five years. The sale could effectively close the course.
Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its course.
A new survey on golf clubs in university towns and cities has found the majority do not offer incentives for students.