Monthly Archives: February 2016

What is PGA Catalunya Resort’s luxurious Airbnb solution like?

By: 2016. 02. 29.

Do we prefer more personal travel experiences over those provided by large hotel or travel companies? In 2015, more than 40 million people used the home rental service of Airbnb in 190 countries. I don't think PGA Catalunya Resort will be hurt…

Would you regret if you miss Oceânico Golf at Easter?

By: 2016. 02. 26.

The Golf's Easter offer could have come earlier. I have already booked my Easter holiday somewhere else. I hope this opportunity will come on time, at least for you. Oceânico Golf's Easter Special package includes not just one…

Why should reviews matter to your golf club?

By: Anthony Douglas 2016. 02. 25.

Just like many other areas of tourism that have greatly benefited by coming online, the golf industry is no exception. In the past decade, we’ve notably seen how the hotel industry was revolutionized by the appearance of OTA’s…

How has Louis Oosthuizen gained the full support of PING?

By: 2016. 02. 24.

A few days ago I wrote about the brave design of the latest Nike Golf polos. Unfortunately, I cannot say that PING is following Nike Golf's experimental attitude. However, recently, PING Apparel has added two new brand ambassadors for 2016,…

What is SkyCaddie’s response to the growing competition?

By: 2016. 02. 23.

I can see clear signs of intensifying competition in the golf rangefinder watches market. This is well illustrated by the recently launched SkyCaddie SW2 Watch. The new SkyCaddie watch comes with preloaded and ready-to-play with golf’s only fee-free,…

What should Troon improve at the Rio Mar Country Club?

By: 2016. 02. 22.

Puerto Rico is one of the key golf tourism destinations (market share: 17%) of the Caribbean region. Only the Dominican Republic is more popular than Puerto Rico.  What is not so rosy in Puerto Rico is the economy.…

Why is hard to be the CEO of Srixon / Cleveland Golf USA?

By: 2016. 02. 22.

Once again, I can write about a new President & CEO of Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO – U.S.A. This would not be a problem if between the two appointments would not be 7 months. The outgoing President…

What is like a carefree golf polo?

By: 2016. 02. 17.

Probably one of the most popular topics is social media is a demand for relaxed golf attire (for this phrase we can find 720,000 results in Google) and dress code. Some people demand it because the classic golf attire…

How to save your GEO Certified status in Latin America?

By: 2016. 02. 16.

I assume when you hear Costa Rica then you don't think about it as a possible golf holiday destination. Even KPMG left out Costa Rica from their 2015 Caribbean Golf Overview study.  All this happens to a country…

Why is Asian Tour partnership tempting for ECCO?

By: 2016. 02. 15.

While Asian Tour will resume negotiations with the European Tour over a proposed merger, they have just announced a partnership with ECCO Golf brand. Jesper Thuen, ECCO’s new Head of Golf, Asia, said, “We see the Asian Tour as…

How Carnoustie Golf Links saved its bumblebees?

By: 2016. 02. 14.

Carnoustie Golf Links is a real environment conscious golf club. 2 years ago, they became the 2nd Open Championship venue to be GEO Certified. Most recently, the golf club has been awarded a major national accolade for its work in…

Is technology becoming a new breed of sales assistant?

By: 2016. 02. 12.

There is indeed nothing new under the sun. Do you remember from 2010, TaylorMade's touch screen TVs (agency: Hello Design)? Now, Foremost Golf has just launched a new addition to its Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) with the launch of a…

How can Club Car support greenkeepers?

By: 2016. 02. 11.

It seems like Club Car is doing its best to become a thought leader in the golf industry. Once Michael Brenner (former VP of Marketing and Content Strategy at SAP) said in an article in Forbes that “thought…

Will Troon be able to improve Golf Club Pfalz?

By: 2016. 02. 10.

Although Germany is the #2 golf country in Europe with 639,137 registered golfers (source: KPMG: Golf Participation in Europe 2015), we hardly talk about the country's golf club business. Germany is also the country with one of the…

What made Al Zorah Golf Club the development of the year?

By: 2016. 02. 09.

There is no big surprise in selecting Al Zorah Golf Club for the Development of the Year Award by Golf Inc. Al Zorah Golf Complex is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest golf club development…

How Matsuyama improved his performance on the Phoenix Open?

By: 2016. 02. 09.

Last year was the first year when I had the chance to write about the Japanese professional golfer, Hideki Matsuyama. Since then he has become the world's #12 (4 places higher than in 2015). After 2 years, Matsuyama…

Why is ‘bleisure’ missing from the golf travel industry?

By: Mark Siegel 2016. 02. 08.

Recently, I made an interview with Mark Siegel, the owner of Golfasian that I would like to share with you. Today, Golfasian is the largest dedicated Asian golf tour company. In 2014, Golfasian handled 147,880 golf tourists, who played 74,382 rounds.…

What could attract more golfers to the Dominican Republic?

By: 2016. 02. 05.

A KPMG study in 2014 found that the Dominican Republic (23% of the total supply; 28 golf courses) and Puerto Rico (17% of the total supply; 28 golf courses) is still ruling the Caribbean golf tourism market. Standalone golf…

What can bring golfers closer to the ground?

By: 2016. 02. 03.

Based on the success of their Fast Twist thread and receptacle technology, Softspikes has developed the Tour Lock Insert System. The new technology also features Softspikes’ new patent pending Cross System Protection (CSP). The system  utilizes an ultra-low receptacle profile…

Golf club membership with benefits

By: 2016. 02. 02.

In these days, golf clubs are really excited, whether they will be able to retain their membership and acquire new ones. Seve’s golf club, The Shire London is not an exception. Personally, I am not a big fan…