Is golf equipped to deal with the cost of living crisis?

Richard Flint, England Golf’s chief operating officer, says the governing body’s focus is around supporting clubs over these difficult next few months...

The UK’s cost of living squeeze represents a “threat” and a “challenge” to golf’s pandemic gains, reckons England Golf’s second in command Richard Flint. 

The governing body’s chief operating officer said the Woodhall Spa-based organisation was focused on retention and helping clubs keep their members with huge energy bills set to hit disposal incomes over the coming months. 

Flint noted the strong position of membership in the country – with most recent figures showing a 14 per cent increase to 737,000....

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