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Can Gleneagles host effectively a European Championship?

By: February 22, 2017
Gleneagles golf course

Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships (between 2nd and 12th August 2018), a multi-sport event. To be staged every four years, the European Championships will combine the existing European Championships…

How will West Cliffs challenge the competitors?

By: February 21, 2017
West Cliffs Golf Links

Do you remember when I wrote in last October about the new golf course to be built right next to Praia D'el Rey? The new golf course, West Cliffs Golf Links is almost ready. Only 99 days left…

What are the latest promotions at Troon?

By: February 17, 2017
Troon Glasco and Ryan

As the current Troon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Easterbrook, has been appointed as the chief membership officer for the PGA of America, Troon had to find a replacement. Troon has named Mike Ryan and…

Happy birthday to Medinah Country Club’s organic garden!

By: February 15, 2017
Medinah Country Club organic garden

I assume you would expect many things to hear from and about Medinah Country Club, but about their organic garden. Yes, organic garden. You read it correctly. Last December, I found in Global Golf Advisors' 2016 National Trends…

Does insurance add value to a golf club?

By: Daniel Bateup February 14, 2017
Insurance Golf-course-fire

Insurance is rarely recognized as a value-add to a golf club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One thing will always remain consistent & that’s people would rather play from the fairway (financial security) than suffer…

How can Fibodo improve PGA Pros’ business performance?

By: February 10, 2017
fibodo on mobile and tablet

With golfers becoming increasingly mobile, it is obvious that PGA Pros need to catch up with this situation. UK adults in 2015 spent their time with mobile nonvoice media more than ever before (source: ComScore Mobile Metrix). The vast majority…

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Impressive superintendent career at PGA Catalunya Resort

By: February 9, 2017
PGA Catalunya Resort David_Bataller

PGA Catalunya Resort has appointed David Bataller as its new Director of Golf Operations. This could be a regular career news, but I think it is worth to understand what kind of achievement is this for both sides. David…

Are the new Scotty Cameron Futura putters really innovative?

By: February 8, 2017
Scotty Cameron Futura putters

The new line of Scotty Cameron Futura putters will be available in US golf shops from March 17: New Futura putters: MAP $379 | MSRP $410 New Futura 6M Dual Balance putter: MAP $399 | MSRP $425 The…

What could make Secret Valley Golf Club truly attractive?

By: February 6, 2017
Secret Valley Golf Club

It was funny to read about the Secret Valley Golf Club (Cyprus; part of the Bank of Cyprus’ investment portfolio) that it is one of the most popular golf courses in Cyprus. Not so far away from the Secret…

Will the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open pass the sustainability test?

By: February 1, 2017
Waste Management Phoenix Open

Tomorrow will kick off The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The Organizers are expecting to have over half a million spectators. We could think for a while that this is going to be another Waste Management…

Hosting The Open fulfilled the expectations of Scotland

By: January 31, 2017
the open royal troon flag 18th

As we are getting closer to the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale  (16th - 23rd July 2017), it is worth to summarize the business results of the previous event: Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million…

Why Millenials Matter: Golf Trends for the Next Generation

By: Whitney Reid Pennell January 27, 2017
Millennials on golf courses

Most golf clubs operating in the 21st century know that there are changes afoot in the industry; complex changes that are requiring us to rethink how we attract and retain new members. One of the biggest changes is…

What can TaylorMade gain from sponsoring Tiger Woods?

By: January 25, 2017
Tiger Woods TaylorMade sponsorship

TaylorMade announced today a multi-year contract has been reached with Tiger Woods. His connection with TaylorMade is not totally new. He used to play with TaylorMade metalwoods in the early 90s. As part of the contract, Tiger Woods…

Stoke Park found an interesting golf travel segment

By: January 24, 2017
Stoke Park

A new international membership available from England's famous Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel. The ‘Colt International Membership' is available only to those whose permanent residence is outside of the UK and entitles the holder to up…

The Art of Winning Golf’s Unfair Game

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA January 23, 2017
Data_Global Golf Advisors Club Leaders Survey_2016

“People operate with beliefs and biases. To the extent you can eliminate both and replace them with data, you gain a clear advantage” – Michael Lewis, Moneyball. Michael Lewis’s book (and the movie based on it), introduced data…

Why is IGTM important to French golf tourism?

By: January 13, 2017
IGTM Palais des Festivals et des Congrés

The 20th edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, in the south of France, from December 11-14, 2017. Cannes the host city was not selected…