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Finding a way out of the rough

The recession has hit Irish golf clubs hard, but the more ingenious ones are using the tough economic conditions to offer a better deal to their members. Lisa Jackson reports

9th July, 2011

Golf clubs around the country have adapted to the challenging economic environment to offer members and visitors better value for money.

While some clubs have fallen into the hands of receivers, most have managed to stay out of the rough by offering lower prices and creative deals.

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) had 156,000 members in 2010.This represented a 19,000 drop in membership since the peak of golf’s popularity in 2007. Pat Finn, the...

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