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world handicap system

‘It’s good governance’: Why The R&A carried out a huge handicap review

4 Dec 2023

With the Rules of Handicapping about to change, we sat…

Forget the critics – if WHS changes embrace more players they will have succeeded

4 Dec 2023

Alterations to the World Handicap System have resulted in familiar…

world handicap system

5 things you need to know about the World Handicap System changes in 2024

4 Dec 2023

If you’re running competitions, or are part of a handicap…

2023 GCMA Member Awards: Meet the winners

4 Dec 2023

With winners in six categories, it was a bumper awards…

sustainability

3 key sustainability questions golf clubs must consider

3 Nov 2023

Golf course architect Giulia Ferroni explains why becoming more aware…

green fees

Are green fees at our best courses getting out of hand?

3 Nov 2023

The cost of playing the best courses in Great Britain…

A sport for the retired? New research shows golfers aren’t as old as you might think

3 Nov 2023

Data from the PGA’s ‘Golf for All’ report belies the…

golf club membership

Are your club members now playing too much golf?

3 Nov 2023

As new figures reveal the demand for tee times is…

“It’s great to see women’s sport taking strides in both participation and representation”

3 Oct 2023

Natalie McColl, the GCMA’s Membership Services Manager, reflects on an…

Does every men’s competition really need to be off the back tees?

3 Oct 2023

Multi-tee events are easy to set up in WHS, and…

Why team culture is so vital for the future prosperity of golf clubs

3 Oct 2023

This article is part of GCMA Insights – topical content…

Why aren’t women making the leap from off-course to on-course golf?

3 Oct 2023

The Golf for All report, commissioned by the PGA, reveals…

A Blueprint for Good Governance 

4 Sep 2023

GCMA CEO Tom Brooke, governance expert Jerry Kilby and England…

Golf It!

Could Golf It! be the future of the sport?

4 Sep 2023

It has been labelled a ’new vision for golf’. But…

Respect in Golf

Shock discrimination figures revealed as England Golf launch Respect in Golf

4 Sep 2023

The governing body have vowed to make golf accessible to…

New affordable GCMA recruitment service launched

2 Aug 2023

Discover top talent in the golf industry with our new…

Is a little knowledge really a dangerous thing?

2 Aug 2023

All too often in the golf world, explain GCMA partners…

iGolf

iGolf: Six thousand subscribers join golf clubs AFTER signing up to independent golfer scheme 

2 Aug 2023

As the iGolf scheme enters its third year, England Golf…

New statistics show the golf boom is still going strong

2 Aug 2023

We’ve been wondering when golf’s post Covid participation boom might…

rules of golf

How to deal with rules issues: Resolving questions of fact

27 Jul 2023

It’s one of the most difficult jobs a committee faces…

Protecting your team from the sun

5 Jul 2023

Golf clubs aren’t bound by the law to provide sun-related…

Got a handicap cheat at your club? Here’s how to stop them

5 Jul 2023

If your club suspects they have a handicap manipulator on…

This updated guide will help your club get to grips with governance

5 Jul 2023

It’s one of the trickiest areas of a golf club…

Walton Heath

‘If every club made it their duty to create golfers we wouldn’t have this problem’

5 Jul 2023

How can we get more women playing golf, and showcase…

Join the GCMA today and receive a free affiliate membership for a colleague

8 Jun 2023

If you take up full membership of the GCMA this…

Is this finally the silver bullet for golf courses destroyed by insects?

8 Jun 2023

Full approval has now been given to an insecticide which…

rules of golf

How to sort out Rules of Golf disputes at your club

8 Jun 2023

When issues arise on the course, they need to be…

golf club talk uk podcast GCMA insights STRI

Is your club making the most of its land?

8 Jun 2023

On the latest episode of GCMA Insights, on the Golf…

We treat juniors like second-class citizens at golf clubs – it’s time to stop

8 Jun 2023

No wonder clubs struggle to attract and retain the younger…

Seven book and podcast recommendations from our latest Accredited members

3 May 2023

As well as keeping on top of their personal development…

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