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Was golf successful enough at the Rio 2016 Olympics?

By: December 2, 2016

One of the key topics of the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum was the evaluation of the participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Did you follow the golf tournaments of the Olympics? What I see as a key challenge…

Helpful findings of Syngenta on women’s participation

By: November 30, 2016

A couple of years ago (actually in 2013!), I have already written that the golf industry and golf clubs particularly, need to increase women's participation to survive and to find a new source of revenue. This seems to be confirmed…

What will Troon’s new advisory services be like?

By: November 29, 2016

When I heard that Troon is launching advisory services, I have gone through Golf Inc. Magazine's TOP20 golf club management company list to see who have got similar services. To my great surprise, only a few of them…

The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open is getting attractive

By: November 26, 2016

A real important agreement between the LET and LPGA has been reached recently that will see Dundonald Links (a Kyle Phillips-designed course) host both the 2017 men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens whilst elevating the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish…

Golf Tourism England in the lure of video marketing

By: November 21, 2016

There is no doubt that video marketing and consumption will keep on growing in the coming years as well. This is why interesting to see Golf Tourism England's latest video marketing initiative to capture the imagination of the…

How should Bom Sucesso look like after the redesign?

By: November 18, 2016

Not so long time ago, I wrote about that Bom Sucesso became a member of the Europen Tour Properties as an official European Tour Destination. This time I can tell you that the Donald Steel-designed Guardian Bom Sucesso golf course…

What happens if you combine Ecco Golf with GORE?

By: November 17, 2016

A long-awaited joint venture came alive between Ecco Golf and GORE, to create a golf shoe that combines unparalleled walking pleasure and climate comfort, as well as exceptional protection from the elements. The result is Ecco Golf’s new ECCO…

Why should Las Colinas empower its guests?

By: November 15, 2016

For the second year running, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (managed by Troon) has been crowned as Spain’s Best Golf Course in the prestigious World Golf Awards that took place in Portugal over the weekend. The category of…

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Why reviews are worth a lot for golf clubs?

By: Jeroen Korving November 14, 2016

If we like it or not, the new economy is all about trust. Today, anyone from anywhere can do business with anyone.  The entry barriers have fallen away and the number of people that you as a business…

Why should online booking be important to golf clubs?

By: November 11, 2016

The Troon-managed Indian Wells Golf Resort (Indian Wells, California) has just announced that they will offer guest from now on complete online booking capabilities for stay and play packages. Indian Wells Golf Resort in cooperation has utilized Inntopia, the leading e-commerce…

Do you care about the Golf Business & Industry Convention?

By: November 10, 2016

I believe that for European golf club managers there are few really important events that they should visit. One of them is the Golf Business & Industry Convention that will be held in 2017, between 17-19 January at…

Why is the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship attractive?

By: November 9, 2016

Maybe it is early to talk about the 12th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Abu Dhabi Golf Club, January 19-22, 2017), but there is a great temptation when I see who will be playing, besides the defending champion Rickie…

How should the European Tour Properties improve in 2017?

By: November 7, 2016

I think the European Tour Properties will return next week to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) with great pride. They have added this year 6 new golf clubs to their portfolio of prestigious golf venues. Now boasting 22…

How can O’Grady help the Centurion Club?

By: October 31, 2016

The prestigious Centurion Club announced last week, that the former Chief Executive of the PGA European Tour, George O’Grady, will become the club’s first President. I think, I don't have to introduce you George O'Grady, who spent over 40 years…

A surprising event at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

By: October 28, 2016

Next week, we will see in Abu Dhabi a historical moment. The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (Gary Player designed seafront golf course: par-72 course, which will be set up at 6,337 yards / 5,795 meters for the championship) will…

Who will help to achieve sustainable golf tournaments?

By: October 27, 2016
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 29:  General View as Chris Wood of England celebrates victory on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 29, 2016 in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Wood

A public consultation period has opened on a new voluntary sustainability standard for golf tournaments, with industry leaders calling for input into the creation of sustainable best practices for golf tournaments around the world. Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

How could the Hoebridge Golf Centre be more attractive?

By: October 26, 2016

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…

Can you achieve growth with club management diplomas?

By: October 25, 2016

5 CMAE members were awarded recently with their Club Management Diplomas (CMDip) at a special presentation ceremony at the CMAE’s recent Annual General Meeting. The successful recipients were Simon Baker, Iain Lancaster, Sharon Heeley, Andrew Hill and Michael Newland.…