Date: Thu 15 Aug 2019

Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from printed and online resources on Architecture, Environment, the Game, Greenkeeping and Health&Safety.

Architecture

More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees
Author: Tania
For the first time ever, more than one in two golf clubs in England now offer nine-hole green fees, according to England Golf.
Greenkeeping, 14 July 2019
www.greenkeepingeu.com/more-than-one-in-two-golf-clubs-now-offer-nine-hole-green-fees/

Renovation on a shoestring
Author: Adam Lawrence
If clubs don’t have big budgets, what are the smart choices for improving their course?
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 57, July 2019
digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/golf-course-architecture/issue57/52/

Environment

Innovative Leadership In Sustainability Reporting By Golf
GEO Foundation, supported by multiple partners and stakeholders, has announced the development of a new and ground-breaking framework for golf’s social and environmental reporting
Golf Business News, 21 June 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/innovative-leadership-in-sustainability-reporting-by-golf/

Why You Need A Warning Of Lightning Strikes
There are a few “old-wives-tales” regarding lightning and thunderstorms which need to be addressed in order to keep people as safe as possible.
Golf Business News, 24 June 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/opinion/why-you-need-a-warning-of-lightning-strikes/

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Reduces Water Use On Tees
Author: Cole Thompson
Using subsurface drip irrigation on small tees can deliver similar turf quality to overhead sprinklers while using much less water
USGA Green Section Record, 2 August 2019
www.usga.org/course-care/turfgrass-and-environmental-research/research-updates/2019/subsurface-drip-irrigation-reduces.html

Golf - the game

Duo win Speedgolf championship in sub 50 minute 18-hole round
Author: Tania Longmire
Boxall and Roberts narrowly defended their title at Sweetwoods Park Golf club in East Sussex.
Golf Business, 1 July 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/07/duo-win-speedgolf-championship-in-sub-50-minute-18-hole-round/

Golf Foundation Teams Up With Goodwood To Launch GolfSixes Challenge
The Golf Foundation is teaming up with Golf At Goodwood to launch a special fund-raising event this autumn, the proceeds from which will help encourage more young people from all backgrounds into the game.
Golf Business News, 5 July 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/golf-foundation-teams-up-with-goodwood-to-launch-golfsixes-event/

Closed 18-hole golf course could reopen as a nine-hole venue
Author: Tania
One of two golf clubs in Lincolnshire that closed down last November could be revived as a nine-hole course.
Greenkeeping, 5 July 2019
www.greenkeepingeu.com/closed-18-hole-golf-course-could-reopen-as-a-nine-hole-venue/

Leading golf resort sees rapid rise in women members
One of Europe’s leading golfing resorts is to host its first-ever women-only pro-am after seeing a rise in its female members by more than a third in the last 12 months.
Golf Business, 7 June 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/06/leading-golf-resort-sees-rapid-rise-in-women-members/

In their own words: Keith Pelley
Author: Tania Longmire
The chief executive of the European Tour talks about the launch of the Golfers with Disability Programme, which will see the EDGA Scottish Open and EDGA Dubai Finale take place this year.
Golf Business, 10 July 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/07/in-their-own-words-keith-pelley-2/

This is why we converted our golf club into a six-hole venue
Author: Tania Longmire
Phil Taylor, FPGA, is the founder of Pachesham Golf Centre in Surrey, which was originally a nine-hole golf club. Two years ago it successfully converted to six holes. Here, he explains why.
Golf Business, 24 July 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/07/this-is-why-we-converted-our-golf-club-into-a-six-hole-venue/

Golf participation significantly up for first half of 2019
Author: Tania Longmire
New data suggests that the number of rounds of golf played at UK golf courses in the fist half of 2019 was up significantly compared to the same six months in 2018.
Golf Business, 7 August 2019
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/08/golf-participation-significantly-up-for-first-half-of-2019/

Greenkeeping

Greens will benefit from aeration this autumn
Author: Tania
A dry summer and droughted-out rootzones mean that greens can benefit from Drill n Fill aeration this autumn.
Greenkeeping, 7 August 2019
www.greenkeepingeu.com/greens-will-benefit-from-aeration-this-autumn/

Mowing And Rolling Greens To Manage Green Speed And Turf Performance
Author: Elliott Dowling and Patrick Gross
Today's superintendents use a combination of mowing and rolling to deliver fast, true putting surfaces on a consistent basis.
USGA Green Section Reocrd, 2 August 2019
gsrpdf.lib.msu.edu/ticpdf.py?file=/article/dowling-gross-mowing-8-2-19.pdf

Health & Safety

The mental health benefits from playing golf
Author: Tania Longmire
One of golf’s greatest selling points is that regularly playing the game has a number of physical health benefits. What’s sometimes overlooked, however, is the mental health gains that can also be made.
Golf Business, 23 July 209
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2019/07/the-mental-health-benefits-from-playing-golf/

Healthy Living For Everybody At Royal Portrush: The Open
Healthy living for everybody at Royal Portrush: The Open
For more than 215,000 fans flocking to Royal Portrush this week for The 148th Open, following their favourites will provide excitement – and also direct health benefits.

International GolfPro News, Issue 52, 5 August 2019
igpn.pgae.com/igpn-52/healthy-living-for-everybody-at-royal-portrush/

Industry

European Tour Unveils New Ryder Cup Committee
The European Tour has unveiled a new Ryder Cup Committee whose aim is to enhance the commercial value of the matches played on home soil.
Golf Business News, 20 June 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/ryder-cup-business/european-tour-unveils-new-ryder-cup-committee/

The BGIA – A New Direction
Following an eventful 2018 for the golf industry, the BGIA (British Golf Industry Association) has taken the opportunity to pause and reflect on the state of the game and how it can best effect change.
Golf Business News, 24 July 2019
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/the-bgia-a-new-direction/

Golf Course Design
Sustainability