Monthly Archives: August 2009

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 2)

By: 2009. 08. 31.

As last I wrote, I am trying to discover how golf equipment industry are performing in social media particularly in Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In my study I checked the following brands: Ben Hogan, Benross, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra,…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media

By: 2009. 08. 28.

Recently I found Burson-Marsteller's study how Fortune 100 companies are using social media. Unfortunately non of the major golf equipment producers are on this list. However golf equipment manufacturers should pay attention to this new phenomenon. This founding…

WTTC’s world tourism trends in 2009 versus KPMG’s forecast

By: 2009. 08. 27.

After writing my previous post about golf tourism I started to google for fresh data about world tourism and its impact on world economy and the golf industry. This how I found World Travel & Tourism Council findings: The…

Golf accounts for about $11.3 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product

By: 2009. 08. 26.

Recently the Royal Canadian Golf Association conducted a survey about the Canadian golf industry and life by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. These were the key findings: Canadian golf industry generates $11.3 billion in economic activity; Industry employment estimated…

Golf once again Olympic Game after 105 years?

By: 2009. 08. 25.

In last couple of weeks many rumors appeared in the press both online and offline about the possibility to include golf in the Olympic Games. With G-d help it will be an Olympic game in 2016 if the…

Can we maintain the current green fee pricing policy?

By: 2009. 08. 23.

Before I went to volunteer on the 28th European Senior Golf Championship (by ESGA; 19-22 August 2009.) as a LiveScore counter, I launched a forum topic on LinkedIn.com about  green fee pricing policy. I received some very interesting…

Where do all golf tweets meet?

By: 2009. 08. 18.

When I was reading the latest edition of Golf Monthly (September 2009; offline edition) I found an interesting post about Bill Reid's new project called BirdieTweet. Immediately I ran to my laptop to find out what's that. It is…

Korean lesson to Tiger Woods or triumph of TaylorMade??

By: 2009. 08. 17.

There was a time when American and British tennis players ruled the world championships and Wimbledon, but in recent years Czechs and Russians are in the headline of tennis news. Something similar might occur or expected to happen…

Yang’s victory over Tiger is the greatest upset in golf history – Devil Bal… – Golf – Yahoo! Sports

By: 2009. 08. 17.

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How can a golf club contribute to a local community?

By: 2009. 08. 16.

As my reader Breki, wrote me that golf courses are also feeling the disadvantages of the recession, but it has another aspect as well. In the current economic situation when we are reconsider how we would like to…

Domestic tourism can also help golf courses in recession

By: 2009. 08. 15.

In the latest edition of The Economist, the magazine is reporting how badly is the recession hurting Europe’s tourism industry. Yes it is true that in Europe's most popular tourism destination countries like Italy, France and Spain, the…

breitner75@hotmail.com has shared: PGA Championship Live Stream: Tiger, Twitter, and Facebook

By: 2009. 08. 14.

breitner75@hotmail.com wanted to share this with you: PGA championship life stream. A beautiful combination of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. PGA Championship Live Stream: Tiger, Twitter, and Facebook http://shar.es/9xNM

How can we reduce Golf course allergy symptoms and play better?

By: 2009. 08. 14.

One of the reasons I like to play golf is the breathtaking environment. Although it is really nice that we are playing in the most attractive places of our countries, but if you have allergy, then it is…

What can a hosting country gain from an international golf championship?

By: 2009. 08. 13.

I was very excited to read a month ago in the newsletter of the Hungarian Golf Association that Hungary will host the XXVIII. European Senior Golf Championship and Cup between 17-22 August. Senior golf players of 22 European…