Tag: golf player

Are we safe on golf courses?

By: 2012. 12. 17.

Two years ago I had already written about golf insurance. Since then we have not changed a lot. Vandalism, thefts are still on the top of the list of most typical claims. Many golf course owner believe that…

The end of belly putters

By: 2012. 11. 29.

I waited so long for this decision of USGA and R&A! Now it is official: we cannot use belly putters: "14-1b Anchoring the ClubIn making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either “directly” or by…

Innovative golf course membership pricing

By: 2012. 10. 15.

Unfortunately this year Goowood golf club fell out from the TOP100 list of Golf Monthly. However they have an interesting golf club membership pricing model. Two years ago I wrote that we should find out a new golf club membership pricing…

Is Groupon a threat to golf clubs?

By: 2012. 08. 06.

The manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club in Befordshire has warned early this year that the group-buying discount website Groupon is a threat to British golf clubs. Probably you remember how Groupon helped to boost golf deals by 100% last year…

Belton Woods Golf Club is struggling on Facebook

By: 2010. 07. 05.

Last weekend I read about a very bold and brave action of De Vere Hotels, Resorts & Venues (owner of Belton Woods Golf Club) by coming up with a flexible golf club membership model to stop the declining…

EA’s social media power with Tiger Woods

By: 2010. 03. 08.

Do we remember that EA (Electronic Arts) "Walk on Water" spot with Tiger Woods from 2009?The ad went viral and generated 4,682,727 views (8/3/2010) within less than a year. How much it would cost to reach such a…

Would you rent a golf club online?

By: 2010. 02. 19.

In my previous post I wrote about how golf courses are becoming part of airlines' loyalty program. In the very same post I mentioned all the hassle that is connected with flying with our golf equipment (golf clubs,…

Virtual golf course or an added value service?

By: 2010. 02. 13.

Thursday I had a great day. I got involved in an interesting initiative of Business Golf International. As companies and not just golf courses are highly motivated to come up with ideas, solutions that will motivate potential customers…

PGA.com’s weak attempt in social media

By: 2010. 01. 31.

Recently I came across with PGA.com's Facebook brand page. While I analyzed this brand page, I was thinking about the goals and obejctives of it. What I know from my work  that companies are launching brand pages for…

Nike Golf insists on Tiger Woods

By: 2009. 12. 19.

Nike Golf is one of those very few sponsors of Tiger Woods who did not change their sponsorship cooperation with the golf player. The question rises what makes Nike Golf so loyal to Tiger Woods? Is it still…

Tiger Woods annual 100 million USD sponsorship income in danger

By: 2009. 12. 12.

As Tiger Woods' private life gets more publicity, companies are reevaluating their cooperation with the golf player. A successful sportsman is always a good tool for companies to communicate their values by sponsoring sportsmen. Tiger Woods is also…

Golf loyalty card programs – how it works

By: 2009. 10. 19.

Slowly golf season is getting to the end for 2009. It is time to plan our new year's strategy. In my previous post I wrote about co-branded golf cards as a possible path to generate repeated purchase, increase…

Fresh blood in golf: Powerplay Golf

By: 2009. 10. 09.

Golf seems to be constant where history could not change anything to it. Or not? We are always worried by the declining number of golf players in US and elsewhere, plus the average age of player is getting…

Golf industry’s Superbrands

By: 2009. 10. 04.

I was reading one of Golf Business Development's edition about a non-profit organization called Golf Environment Organisation(GEO). They claim about themselves that they are an international non-profit organization working to integrate the social, environmental and economic benefits of…

PGA golfers on Twitter

By: 2009. 09. 06.

It is very likely that PGA golf players are also discovering the social media to boost their popularity and indirectly their sponsors, the golf equipment manufacturers. Today I found an interesting website (http://twitter-athletes.com)that collects Twitter accounts of sportsmen…