Golf Business

Webb Simpson Burns & Wilcox sponsorship

How could the Burns & Wilcox sponsorship deliver results?

By: 2017. 07. 20.

While Webb Simpson can be happy for the Burns & Wilcox sponsorship deal, I would suggest them rethink and revise how to maximize this sponsorship and cooperation. Marketers like Burns & Wilcox should move beyond putting their logo the…

Alastair Spink Head Coach at love.golf

Why love.golf is attractive for women?

By: Alastair Spink - Head Coach at love.golf 2017. 07. 19.

Recently, I was lucky enough to talk with Alastair Spink, the Head Coach at love.golf about the challenges and achievements of their program. For those of you who have not heard about this initiative, it is a social…

Heather Tubb: diverse golf club workforce

Can diverse golf club workforce outperform homogenous?

By: 2017. 07. 10.

Actually, this post is intended to be a positive one when I heard that Cams Hall Estate in Fareham, Hampshire (owned by Crown Golf) has got a new FEMALE general manager in the person of Heather Tubb. She is still one of…

Golf Equipment Business in China

The Paradox of the Golf Equipment Industry: An Enquiry in 3 Parts

By: John Strawn, Director, Global Golf Advisors 2017. 07. 03.

Introduction Nike started selling golf shoes in 1984, but golf was a minor component in Nike’s marketing juggernaut before Tiger Woods came aboard in 1996. By 2000, Nike was selling balls and clubs as well as apparel and…

How could Dom Pedro Golf attract more golfers to Algarve?

By: 2017. 06. 28.

The Dom Pedro Group, one of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands, has introduced a newly formed division, the Dom Pedro Golf. All this happened after the acquisition of Vilamoura’s five best-loved courses (Oceânico Group was the previous owner…

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Insider: Iberian online tee time sales trends in 2017

By: Carlos Ferreira 2017. 06. 27.

I have just had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the CEO of Tee Times Golf Holidays Agency. During our talk, I was interested in his insights about the Iberian tee time sales trends. I hope you will…

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…

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…

Golf Assets

Maximizing in 3 steps the Value of your Golf Asset

By: Rob Hill, Partner, GGA 2017. 05. 30.

The landscape of golf-related asset ownership has changed significantly since the financial crisis started in 2008. Many multi-venue owners have consolidated their portfolios. Savvy, well-capitalized developers and homebuilders have sought to both strategically dispose of and acquire lands…

2017 Golf Business TechCon

What will help the 2017 Golf Business TechCon?

By: 2017. 05. 25.

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) will host the 2017 Golf Business TechCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27 and 28. The organizers designed this two-day event for golf course owners, operators, and other industry professionals.…

Las Colinas 8th hole

Where is the coverage for the #ThisGirlGolfs campaign??

By: 2017. 05. 18.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has recently partnered with Lady Golfer magazine to support their #ThisGirlGolfs campaign (launched in 2015; a collaboration between England Golf, The Scottish Golf Union, the PGA and National Club Golfer) and offer…

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Can the new Rolex Series win back the best European golfers?

By: 2017. 05. 16.

Commencing in 2017, the Rolex Series is the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Presently comprising eight tournaments, staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world. The Rolex Series events will offer a…

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GMVD Annual Conference in Frankfurt

By: 2017. 05. 04.

I thought I will highlight a German golf business news since Germany is the #2 golf market in Europe with 643, 158 registered golfers. The Golf Management Association of Germany (GMVD) held last week (April 28th) its annual meeting…

Scotland golf life

Golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland

By: 2017. 04. 20.

VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise has just revealed their latest study about the contribution of the golf tourism industry to the Scottish economy. The study found that golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland on an annual basis…

The Dye London architects

How competitive will be the new Dye London?

By: 2017. 04. 13.

I first heard about the plan of the Menai-Davis family to hire the renowned Dye Designs to build their new golf club The Dye London in 2013. Actually, Perry Dye designed the Dye London golf course. The construction began…

Why Golf should be a Service Industry?

By: David Withers 2017. 04. 12.

During my time working at Jacobsen we developed what we referred to as the 3 “B”s of our business, these were: Building Relationships with our customers, we had to Build a good product that met our customers’ needs…

Global Golf Advisors Paul Hinton

Global Golf Advisors is growing in the Asia-Pacific region

By: 2017. 04. 11.

A real private golf club veteran is joining the new office of Global Golf Advisors in Sydney to serve the firm’s clients across the Asia-Pacific region. The former general manager of Royal Sydney Golf Club, Paul Hinton was appointed to…

Foremost CEO Paul Hedges

Why was it was good to be a Foremost member in 2016?

By: 2017. 03. 22.

Foremost, the UK’s leading golf retail and marketing group has announced its members have enjoyed record dividend and share increases following a hugely successful 2016. Along with this year’s dividend of £0.16p per share, members have enjoyed an average…

HR Trends in 2016 - Expectations of a High Impact on Clubs

HR Trends at Private Clubs

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA 2017. 03. 16.

At Global Golf Advisors, we recently completed two surveys of over 175 club managers, one in North America and one in Europe, seeking to identify the trends that are and will continue to have, the most significant impact…

Oaks Prague is home to a Kyle Phillips-designed championship golf course

How could Oaks Prague generate true interest among golfers?

By: 2017. 03. 15.

Recently, Troon has been selected to provide full-scale golf course management services to the Oaks PGA National, just outside of Prague, Czech Republic. Oaks Prague also becomes only the third Troon Privé venue in Europe, following Aloha Golf Club in…