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adiPure – a meticulously designed new apparel line

By: April 26, 2017
adiPure shirt button detail

Probably you have noticed that I rarely write reviews of golf apparel lines. This time I have to make an exception. Adidas Golf presented me an impressive new golf apparel line, the adiPure. The line was introduced to the…

What can Cobra Puma Golf offer to junior golfers?

By: April 22, 2017
Cobra Puma Golf 17SS_BTL_GO_Clubs_KingF7-OneLength_51

In the last couple of years, we can hear many interesting programs to boost junior golf participation (e.g. SNAG, PGA Junior League Golf (36,000 participants in 2016), TopGolf, Hack Golf, US Kids Golf etc.), but we rarely hear…

Golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland

By: April 20, 2017
Scotland golf life

VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise has just revealed their latest study about the contribution of the golf tourism industry to the Scottish economy. The study found that golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland on an annual basis…

How competitive will be the new Dye London?

By: April 13, 2017
The Dye London architects

I first heard about the plan of the Menai-Davis family to hire the renowned Dye Designs to build their new golf club The Dye London in 2013. Actually, Perry Dye designed the Dye London golf course. The construction began…

Why Golf should be a Service Industry?

By: David Withers April 12, 2017

During my time working at Jacobsen we developed what we referred to as the 3 “B”s of our business, these were: Building Relationships with our customers, we had to Build a good product that met our customers’ needs…

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Hotel Camiral joins The Leading Hotels of the World

By: April 18, 2017
Hotel Camiral_PGA Catalunya Resort hotel room

Do you remember when I wrote about the opening of PGA Catalunya Resort's new 5-star hotel the  Hotel Camiral? This time I can tell you that Hotel Camiral has been accepted as the latest member of The Leading Hotels of…

Will you recognize the new clubhouse of The Club at Crested Butte?

By: April 17, 2017
The Club at Crested Butte

Probably, you have already heard about the extensive renovation at The Club at Crested Butte,  in Crested Butte, Colorado. Last year, Global Golf Advisors found in their 2016 National Club Trends Survey that the most impactful trend was the…

Global Golf Advisors is growing in the Asia-Pacific region

By: April 11, 2017
Global Golf Advisors Paul Hinton

A real private golf club veteran is joining the new office of Global Golf Advisors in Sydney to serve the firm’s clients across the Asia-Pacific region. The former general manager of Royal Sydney Golf Club, Paul Hinton was appointed to…

What is the competitive edge of the new golf course at Desaru Coast?

By: March 31, 2017
Desaru Coast_ValleyCourse

Usually, I get excited when I hear about an opening of a new golf course somewhere around the world. This happened also today when I heard that the Ernie Els and Vijay Singh designed The Els Club Desaru Coast –…

Millennials – Do you speak their language?

By: Adam Keable - Director, Colt Mackenzie McNair March 28, 2017
Millennials Orlando show 2016

Following the insights reported by Global Golf Advisor’s in the ‘2016 National Club Trend Survey’, it was observed that the ability to attract and retain talent was a key concern to many golf clubs. For the leaders in…

What will Alcanada not find in surveys?

By: March 27, 2017
Alcanada Hole 7 small

It seems like 2016 was really an outstanding year for Club De Golf Alcanada (Mallorca; 7,108-yard Robert Trent Jones Jnr-designed course): 59Club Awards: won the Silver Flag Awards in the Overall Golf Resorts category; They were named as Mallorca's best…

Is the new Toulon putter a gimmick or a true innovation?

By: March 24, 2017
Toulon Putters odyssey-indy-putter-hero-a-2017-73074452535SP

The recently hired  Sean Toulon believes there are parallels between cars and golf clubs. Actually, this is not the first time when Callaway Golf/Odyssey Golf is trying to adapt ideas and solutions from other industries. Last year the…

Why was it was good to be a Foremost member in 2016?

By: March 22, 2017
Foremost CEO Paul Hedges

Foremost, the UK’s leading golf retail and marketing group has announced its members have enjoyed record dividend and share increases following a hugely successful 2016. Along with this year’s dividend of £0.16p per share, members have enjoyed an average…

HR Trends at Private Clubs

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA March 16, 2017
HR Trends in 2016 - Expectations of a High Impact on Clubs

At Global Golf Advisors, we recently completed two surveys of over 175 club managers, one in North America and one in Europe, seeking to identify the trends that are and will continue to have, the most significant impact…

How could Oaks Prague generate true interest among golfers?

By: March 15, 2017
Oaks Prague is home to a Kyle Phillips-designed championship golf course

Recently, Troon has been selected to provide full-scale golf course management services to the Oaks PGA National, just outside of Prague, Czech Republic. Oaks Prague also becomes only the third Troon Privé venue in Europe, following Aloha Golf Club in…