Golf Business

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How the new CMAE’s benchmark study important to golf clubs?

By: 2017. 03. 10.

Rob Hill (Partner, Global Golf Advisor) wrote in his guest post in January 2017 that a possible excuse of golf club managers for not embracing data analytics is that they do not have the tools with which to gather…

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How to provide right golf experience for women?

By: 2017. 03. 06.

I like the proverb of Confucius who said tell people - and they may forget....show them - they may remember...involve them and they will understand. In the last couple of years, I have seen many initiatives that tried…

West Cliffs Golf Links

How will West Cliffs challenge the competitors?

By: 2017. 02. 21.

Do you remember when I wrote in last October about the new golf course to be built right next to Praia D'el Rey? The new golf course, West Cliffs Golf Links is almost ready. Only 99 days left…

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What are the latest promotions at Troon?

By: 2017. 02. 17.

As the current Troon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Easterbrook, has been appointed as the chief membership officer for the PGA of America, Troon had to find a replacement. Troon has named Mike Ryan and…

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Does insurance add value to a golf club?

By: Daniel Bateup 2017. 02. 14.

Insurance is rarely recognized as a value-add to a golf club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One thing will always remain consistent & that’s people would rather play from the fairway (financial security) than suffer…

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Will the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open pass the sustainability test?

By: 2017. 02. 01.

Tomorrow will kick off The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The Organizers are expecting to have over half a million spectators. We could think for a while that this is going to be another Waste Management…

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Hosting The Open fulfilled the expectations of Scotland

By: 2017. 01. 31.

As we are getting closer to the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale  (16th - 23rd July 2017), it is worth to summarize the business results of the previous event: Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million…

Tiger Woods TaylorMade sponsorship

What can TaylorMade gain from sponsoring Tiger Woods?

By: 2017. 01. 25.

TaylorMade announced today a multi-year contract has been reached with Tiger Woods. His connection with TaylorMade is not totally new. He used to play with TaylorMade metalwoods in the early 90s. As part of the contract, Tiger Woods…

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The Art of Winning Golf’s Unfair Game

By: Rob Hill – Partner, GGA 2017. 01. 23.

“People operate with beliefs and biases. To the extent you can eliminate both and replace them with data, you gain a clear advantage” – Michael Lewis, Moneyball. Michael Lewis’s book (and the movie based on it), introduced data…