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Apr 8th, 2020 Article

COVID-19 golf subscription survey

Since we ran an article on the attitude of golf clubs to subscriptions many people have been commenting. Therefore, we thought we'd do a very quick survey to get a feel for what clubs out there are doing. We would welcome a couple of minutes of your time to answer the simple survey.

Apr 7th, 2020 Article

Fleetwood's caddy raises cash for fellow bagmen

Tommy Fleetwood's caddy Ian Finnis took to social media to raise some money for his fellow caddies who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Offering 1,000 tickets at £10 each for a variety of prizes remarkably he sold out in just four hours. He is now running another draw with some impressive prizes.

Apr 6th, 2020 Article

New schedule for the majors

Following the understandable cancellation of the Open, the proposed new dates for the remaining three majors are known.  The PGA Championship will take place between the 6th and 9th of August at TPC Harding Park, the U.S. Open remains at Winged Foot and has been moved back to the 18th to 21st September and the Masters, usually the first major of the year will now come last between 12th and 15th of November.

Apr 2nd, 2020 Article

59Club extends commitment to help clubs

Customer service satisfaction and benchmarking firm 59club have announced today that they will further extend their complimentary offering amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, as 59club help golf managers, retailers, golf pro’s, F&B operators, leisure and spa businesses and hoteliers alike, make the right choices and provide the right options for its customers and staff.

Mar 29th, 2020 Article

Lefty v Tiger rematch?

Phil Mickelson has indicated that a rematch with Tiger Woods may be in the pipeline and a possibility during the pandemic lockdown. Talk is of a repeat of the last match that took place in 2018 when Lefty took the spoils of $9 million.

Mar 29th, 2020 Article

LPGA moves Evian Championship

The LPGA has announced the movement of the Evian Championship to 6th to 9th August, the week before the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. At the same time, the signs are that both the R&A and USGA will announce the postponement of the Open and US Open in the coming week.

Mar 24th, 2020 Article

All golf courses closed in the UK

As we feared the 'Covidiots' have spoiled it for the responsible vast majority in the UK and we are not only in lockdown but golf is also out of bounds! England Golf, Scotland Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland all confirmed that courses must now shut until further notice.

Mar 21st, 2020 Article

LPGA reschedules first major

It came as no surprise when on Friday the LPGA announced the postponement of three more tournaments. What was not expected was that the LPGA has set a date for the ANA Inspiration, which is to take place between 10th and 13th September.

Mar 19th, 2020 Article

Brad Faxon sued for fraud

In April 2019 Brad Faxon and a group of other investors acquired Metacomet Country Club, East Providence, Rhode Island. Metacomet Property Company, the vehicle of the investors, stated that it intended to 'preserve and maintain' the club but less than a year later the members learned of the sale of Metacomet Country Club to developer Marshall and Sons.

Mar 19th, 2020 Article

Ryder Cup still on

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has scotched the stories of this September's event being moved back a year to 2021 saying that the reports were "made-up stuff". Social media had been awash with suggestions that the match which is due to take place from 25th to 27th September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin was to be a further casualty of Coronavirus.

Mar 16th, 2020 Article

Not so Manic Monday

It’s not so Manic Monday as sadly the golf calendar has been decimated by the Coronavirus crisis. It will be a very quick round-up of all the results and stories from the weekend as only the Ladies European Tour managed to finish an event.

Mar 13th, 2020 Article

LPGA postpones its next three events

The LPGA has announced it is postponing three tournaments amid the fears over the Coronavirus pandemic, including the first major on the 2020 golf calendar, the ANA Inspiration.