14 Jun '13, 11am

Clubs affected by Met Office forecasts: MPs are worried golfers are not getting out playing due to negative we...

Clubs affected by Met Office forecasts: MPs are worried golfers are not getting out playing due to negative we...

Club manager blames negative forecasts for poor profits TWO Conservative members of Parliament have backed a golf club manager who has accused the Met Office of lowering golf participation with negative weather forecasts. The MP for Epping Forest, Eleanor Laing, and Harlow's Robert Halfon MP contacted the Met Office saying that the forecasts are decreasing their local golf club's attraction to golfers. The manager of Epping Golf Course (?) wrote to the MPs outlining his research on the correlation between the BBC Radio 4 weather forecast and the number of golfers playing on the course. He found that when phrases such as ‘temperatures below the seasonal average’ were used, the golf course was empty despite the weather being 'very playable' throughout the day. “In the UK, golf club managers are becoming more and more aware that business performance is dependent on the weathe...

Full article: http://www.golfmagic.com/news/clubs-affected-by-met-offic...

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