Golf Industry

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…

Howard Craft Burhill Golf & Leisure

Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

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…

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…

GMVD Korbinian Kofler_Foto Martin Joppen

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…

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…

Millennials Orlando show 2016

Millennials – Do you speak their language?

By: Adam Keable - Director, Colt Mackenzie McNair 2017. 03. 28.

Following the insights reported by Global Golf Advisor’s in the ‘2016 National Club Trend Survey’, it was observed that the ability to attract and retain talent was a key concern to many golf clubs. For the leaders in…

CMAE logo

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…

Women love.golf and Carin Koch

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…

Troon Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What could Troon wish more for Christmas?

By: 2016. 12. 19.

It seems like, the Troon-managed Abu Dhabi Golf Club was able to keep up the outstanding customer experience performance from last year. In 2015, they received the "Best Golf Course above 500 AED of the Year" at the Middle…

5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

Secrets of the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

By: 2016. 12. 15.

Last week ended the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit (4th-6th December 2016) at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. More than 50 of the world's top CEOs and general managers were among the participants from places like Valderamma, The Wisley, Queenwood, Royal Dornoch…

Was golf successful enough at the Rio 2016 Olympics?

By: 2016. 12. 02.

One of the key topics of the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum was the evaluation of the participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Did you follow the golf tournaments of the Olympics? What I see as a key challenge…

Helpful findings of Syngenta on women’s participation

By: 2016. 11. 30.

A couple of years ago (actually in 2013!), I have already written that the golf industry and golf clubs particularly, need to increase women's participation to survive and to find a new source of revenue. In the very same year,…

Do you care about the Golf Business & Industry Convention?

By: 2016. 11. 10.

I believe that for European golf club managers there are few really important events that they should visit. One of them is the Golf Business & Industry Convention that will be held in 2017, between 17-19 January at…

Who will help to achieve sustainable golf tournaments?

By: 2016. 10. 27.

A public consultation period has opened on a new voluntary sustainability standard for golf tournaments, with industry leaders calling for input into the creation of sustainable best practices for golf tournaments around the world. Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

How to reap the benefits of the Ricoh Women’s British Open?

By: 2016. 09. 12.

The Ricoh Women’s British Open will return to Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club for the fifth time in 2018. Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club is one of the most challenging of the Open and Ricoh Women’s…

Use Youth to Catch the Enthusiasm for the 2019 Solheim Cup!

By: Eric Rule, CCM 2016. 08. 22.

How exciting it has been watching the Summer Olympics!  Every four years we see excitement and patriotism exuding in athletes and fans around the world. In particular, we see the excitement in our youth -- the magic in…

How to get to the heart of change of golf?

By: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 2016. 08. 01.

Several weeks ago, the best women golfers in the world gathered at CordeValle Golf Club (see picture below) in Northern California for the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. I was proud that this was the first U.S. Women’s Open played…

Who is going to lecture for sure at the GolfBIC 2017?

By: 2016. 07. 29.

The world renowned motivational speaker in the club industry, Gregg Patterson, along with the NGCOA and EGCOA Chief Executive Officer’s Jay Karen and Lodewijk Klootwijk have been confirmed as speakers for the annual GolfBIC event in 2017. GolfBIC is…