28 entries: BGL Golf

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How did the Burhill Group reaccredit its golf clubs as GEO Certified?

By: 2022. 04. 06.

I would say being GEO Certified should be a fundamental requirement for golf clubs. Golfers are worried about climate change. They are reducing their use of plastic, cutting food waste, and recycling, among other activities. It is really…

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How is Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club redesigning its services?

By: 2022. 03. 03.

I spoke to Stephen Norton, General Manager at Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, to discuss how the demands of golf club management have changed since the start of the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, we were actually…

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The Thornbury Golf Centre embarked on a £600,000 irrigation investment project

By: 2021. 11. 08.

Thornbury Golf Centre - near Bristol - will start soon a £600,000 irrigation investment project (funded by club owner and operator, Burhill Group Limited (BGL)) with the aim of amplifying the look and playability of both golf courses,…

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Redbourn Golf Club invests £1 million in sustainability

By: 2021. 07. 28.

Redbourn Golf Club (part of BGL Golf) became GEO Certified in 2013. In the very same year, Hoebridge Golf Centre (part of BGL Golf) earned the same title. To achieve the certification Redbourn Golf Club had to fulfill…

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Why golf club employees need both recognition & appreciation?

By: 2020. 03. 24.

Yesterday, I have already highlighted the importance of golf club employees' appreciation. Now I would like to explain to you why both recognition and appreciation are important. This idea came to my mind when I heard of Burhill…

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Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

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25% membership growth at Burhill Golf and Leisure

By: 2019. 08. 29.

It was obvious to me that Burhill Golf and Leisure is doing an impressive job in the field of customer experience development. Last year at the CEA (Customer Engagement Academy) Customer Experience Awards 3 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues…

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Ramsdale Park Golf Centre won a GolfMark award

By: 2019. 02. 20.

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre (a BGL Golf venue in Nottinghamshire), a 36-hole golf complex has received England Golf’s coveted GolfMark award, which also incorporates Clubmark. For those of us who are not living in the UK, this is…

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The Shropshire Golf Centre & the return on customer experience investment

By: 2018. 12. 06.

In less than a year, I had the chance to talk about customer experience measurement both with Colin Mayes (CEO, Burhill Group) and Guy Riggott (Operations Director, Burhill Group) about customer experience measurement. It was great to hear…

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Female leadership promotion at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre

By: 2018. 02. 12.

It is fair to say that we do not hear frequently about female management, leadership promotion in golf clubs. In July 2017 I have already mentioned the very low share of women in golf club management positions. The…

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Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

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What can Burhill Golf gain from sustainable golf courses?

By: 2017. 06. 20.

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd (BGL) has recently had five venues recertified by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) with the remaining five to follow as a result of continued, progressive works carried out across the operator’s 22 golf…

How could the Hoebridge Golf Centre be more attractive?

By: 2016. 10. 26.

Hoebridge Golf Centre, a BGL venue in Woking, has just unveiled their £500,000 worth of investment plans that are currently underway at the center. The plans include the construction of a new, adult-only lounge area to be used…

Why are BGL greenkeepers so excited?

By: 2016. 07. 01.

Three of Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd.'s greenkeeping staff have been nominated for the prestigious Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2016. Emily Gammon, Andy Morgan, and Ross Butler, all qualified apprentice greenkeepers at BGL venues, have…

Are golf clubs prepared for the “connected customers”?

By: 2016. 04. 19.

Probably it is not an exaggeration to say that today's customers are more empowered and connected. These people are multi-taskers and mobile. Before you would say that this is only true for certain age-group and generation, then I have…

Why Burhill Golf Club renovation is in the spotlight?

By: 2016. 03. 29.

It seems like Burhill Golf Club is once again investing in its golf course. In the last couple of years, we saw several forward-thinking investments like: their commitment to improving environmental performance across all areas of operations; the…

How can a £5 million investment improve a golf club?

By: 2016. 03. 22.

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd (BGL) will invest this year, £5,000,000 into the development of the newly branded Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, currently Birchwood Park Golf Centre. The venue will undergo a complete transformation of its health…

How could Burhill Golf Club prove its quality?

By: 2015. 12. 17.

Burhill Golf Club has been chosen to host Regional Qualifying for golf’s most famous event, The Open Championship, starting in 2016. It is a good opportunity to the recently hired general manager Matthew Hazelden to prove his skills and…

Who is the new general manager of Burhill Golf Club?

By: 2015. 10. 06.

The Surrey-based Burhill Golf Club, one of ten U.K. BGL Golf venues, has appointed Matthew Hazelden as its new general manager. He has got 25 years experience in the leisure sector. This not the first time when he becomes general…

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What more can Troon offer to impress Sandals Resorts?

By: 2022. 09. 12.

The cooperation between Troon and the Sandals Resorts goes back at least to 2015. In that year Troon was hired to help Sandals Resorts in the following areas daily operations including the clubhouse, staffing, maintenance facilities, and overall…