From new evidence that the golf industry is growing to the contentious issue of senior discounts, February 2017 brought a degree of optimism to those working in golf clubs
Wentworth’s West Course is one of the most famous in the world but, in recent years, some European Tour golfers had complained about the state of its greens. Kenny Mackay details the improvements they have undergone since last May
From flexible memberships to ‘no slow play golf’, Golf Club Management editor Alistair Dunsmuir provides his monthly round-up of the biggest stories in the industry.
When two streams at Enfield GC overflowed, flooding both the course and nearly 200 homes, local authorities devised costly schemes to protect the venue’s neighbours. Fortunately, the club was allowed to embark on an affordable alternative drainage solution, which has achieved all its goals.
From music on the golf course to a potentially even more controversial solution to golf’s membership decline – women, 2016 ended in style.
From an upturn in golf club sales to some huge plans for venues in the coming years, GCM editor Alistair Dunsmuir looks back on November
From how the weak pound is proving to be of worth to golf clubs to why a small blue butterfly spells a PR victory for the golf industry, October was a fascinating month for the UK golf industry, writes Alistair Dunsmuir.
Adrian Houstoun, a partner and VAT specialist at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, analyses what Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will mean for golf clubs – especially in relation to VAT on green fees
From TripAdvisor reviews to new evidence of the health benefits of the game, September was a month the industry can benefit from for years to come
Food and beverage expert Steven Brown analyses why the vast majority of golfers do not regularly eat and drink at the club – and what can be done to turn this around