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Insider: Iberian online tee time sales trends in 2017

By: June 27, 2017
Iberian online tee time sales -portugal

I have just had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the CEO of Tee Times Golf Holidays Agency. During our talk, I was interested in his insights about the Iberian tee time sales trends. I hope you will…

Do golf courses really can win with synthetic turf?

By: June 22, 2017
Synthetic turf by Golfplan in reality

At the end of 2015, Rand Jerris, Ph.D. the Senior Managing Director of Public Services for the United States Golf Association gave an interview to my guest writer Rich O'Brien about sustainability. Rand Jerris said in that interview that "With…

The revival of the famous Steelhead Fairway Wood

By: June 21, 2017
Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Fairway Wood

I think it was September 2016 when the last time I talked about the Callaway Golf Steelhead XR golf club family. Now I can share with you the new Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Fairway Wood clubs (Pricing: $229; At…

What can Burhill Golf gain from sustainable golf courses?

By: June 20, 2017
Burhill Golf GEO Certified golf courses

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…

What will the back to the future at Gleneagles be like?

By: June 14, 2017
Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

It is great to hear that a prestigious golf course like the Gleneagles is returning to its original golf course design. In Gleneagles case, to James Braid's design who originally designed the Queen's Course (a heathland course). Here…

Why is customer service no more a cost center?

By: June 13, 2017
Club Car customer service - Woburn Golf Club

Probably you have already heard about that Woburn Golf Club renewed its contract with Club Car. The golf club has signed an extension to its current contract with the Official Supplier of The European Tour until 2020. The extended lease…

How could Srixon maximize retail personalization?

By: June 12, 2017
Srixon Online Golf Ball Personalization

Did you notice that Srixon has just launched text personalization for golf balls on its website? Srixon gives you the opportunity (see photo below) to design your new golf balls (e.g. monogram, special message etc.). These Srixon golf ball models…

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What kind of social proof does the Amendoeira Golf Resort need?

By: June 8, 2017
The Championship Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

Actually, this post could have been solely about Amendoeira Golf Resort's Faldo course and Christy O’Connor Jnr course nominations for the title of ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course’ in 2017 (+‘Portugal’s Best Golf Hotel’) at the World Golf Awards. However,…

What should a golf club manager be like in 2017?

By: June 6, 2017
Michael Braidwood

In 2013 I wrote about the importance of specific educational background in connection to golf club management.  In that post, I quoted the study of Colt Mackenzie McNair and Club Managers Association of Europe from 2010. This study found that a degree-level education…

What are the changes in the new Cameron & Crown putters?

By: June 2, 2017
Cameron & Crown 473662

If you remember, less than a year ago on September 2016, Scotty Cameron/Titleist launched the Cameron & Crown putters. One of the innovations or changes in the Cameron & Crown putters was that they are crafted at 33 inches and…

Maximizing in 3 steps the Value of your Golf Asset

By: Rob Hill, Partner, GGA May 30, 2017
Golf Assets

The landscape of golf-related asset ownership has changed significantly since the financial crisis started in 2008. Many multi-venue owners have consolidated their portfolios. Savvy, well-capitalized developers and homebuilders have sought to both strategically dispose of and acquire lands…

Can you wait 22 days for the new Callaway Epic irons?

By: May 26, 2017
Callaway Epic irons 2017

Callaway Golf will launch its new Epic Irons, Epic Pro Irons, Epic Hybrids on June 16th. The new Callaway Golf clubs come with 3 new features: Next-Generation 360 Face Cup Technology for Longer Average Distance Exo-Cage for Energy…

What will help the 2017 Golf Business TechCon?

By: May 25, 2017
2017 Golf Business TechCon

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) will host the 2017 Golf Business TechCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27 and 28. The organizers designed this two-day event for golf course owners, operators, and other industry professionals.…

What is a convenient way to discover The London Golf Club?

By: May 23, 2017
The London Club Canary Wharf

It seems like The London Golf Club understood that it is worth to start meeting people where they are instead of only drawing them to their golf club. The London Golf Club took the opportunity to showcase its services within London’s…

Where is the coverage for the #ThisGirlGolfs campaign??

By: May 18, 2017
Las Colinas 8th hole

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has recently partnered with Lady Golfer magazine to support their #ThisGirlGolfs campaign (launched in 2015; a collaboration between England Golf, The Scottish Golf Union, the PGA and National Club Golfer) and offer…

Can the new Rolex Series win back the best European golfers?

By: May 16, 2017
Rolex Series DP World Tour Championship 2016BMW PGA Championship 2012

Commencing in 2017, the Rolex Series is the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Presently comprising eight tournaments, staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world. The Rolex Series events will offer a…

Golf cart with live scoring feature vs. live scoring apps

By: May 15, 2017
Live scoring in a golf cart

Golf Genius has announced a new partnership with renowned UK golf resort Foxhills Club & Resort to provide live scoring functionality in its new fleet of E-Z-GO RXV golf cars. The agreement says live scoring will be available…