Monthly Archives: June 2017

Synthetic turf by Golfplan in reality

Do golf courses really can win with synthetic turf?

By: 2017. 06. 22.

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…

Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Fairway Wood

The revival of the famous Steelhead Fairway Wood

By: 2017. 06. 21.

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…

Burhill Golf GEO Certified golf courses

What can Burhill Golf gain from sustainable golf courses?

By: 2017. 06. 20.

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…

Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

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

By: 2017. 06. 14.

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…

Club Car customer service - Woburn Golf Club

Why is customer service no more a cost center?

By: 2017. 06. 13.

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…

Srixon Online Golf Ball Personalization

How could Srixon maximize retail personalization?

By: 2017. 06. 12.

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…

The Championship Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

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

By: 2017. 06. 08.

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,…

Michael Braidwood

What should a golf club manager be like in 2017?

By: 2017. 06. 06.

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…

Cameron & Crown 473662

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

By: 2017. 06. 02.

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…