From a petition filed in Parliament to support the health benefits of golfing for society to the purchase of another golf club by a British leisure operator, March was an encouraging month for the industry.
Business plans save fighting golf clubs
At least two clubs in the UK were in danger of closing down, and while they are not thriving at the moment, they both look much more confident about creating business plans.
The Marland Golf Course in Rochdale has been saved thanks to a plan that provides free membership and coaching for children. Join golf sessions, start a new café and look for sponsors. Borehole in nine holes, sale of land and use of income to finance a purpose built clubhouse.
A fighting golf club has saved its future
Brexit is not the only one that Parliament is discussing
The first golf and health week, sponsored by all the governing bodies of golf and professional golfers like Annika Sorenstam and Padraig Harrington, is designed to encourage golfers, non-golfers and golfers of all ages to take part in the sport.
Given the psychological and physical benefits of golf, it is interesting to note that the week resulted in an application filed by Stephen Gethins MP, a member of the House of Commons, for people of all ages as a health-promoting physical activity and as a preventive to a series non-communicable diseases. "
Campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf
Golf clubs are hot right now
A number of recreational operators have lately found golf clubs. Dundonald Links in Scotland was sold to Darwin Leisure, which now owns three golf clubs. The Cherry Burton Golf Club in Yorkshire was sold to Aureus Leisure. Warner Leisure Hotels Acquires Heythrop Park Resort on the Edge of Hotel Operator Cotswolds Arora Hotels has acquired The Buckinghamshire GC and Hilton brand has acquired its first golf resort in Scotland – The Westerwood.
At the moment, not only recreational operators are interested in golf clubs. Former Ladies European Tour golfer Fame Tate has acquired Stanedge Golf Club in Derbyshire, and the private Hazlemere Golf Club in Buckinghamshire has become the owner – his sale alone attracted 10 bids.
Dundonald left for more than 4 million pounds sold to British recreational operators