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Who could strenghten the Victoria Golf & Country Resort?

By: December 15, 2017
Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Sri Lanka

Troon International, found a new client in a very interesting market, in Sri Lanka. The Victoria Golf and Country Resort, a Donald Steel designed 18-hole, par-73, 6933-yard championship masterpiece in Digana, Sri Lanka has assigned Troon International to provide golf club…

Should Sentosa Golf Club convey its agronomy secrets?

By: December 14, 2017
Sentosa Golf Club 2017 Volunteer of the Year Khun Minachi

We can agree that it is not so simple for a superintendent to gain practical experience how to create sustainable high-end golf tournament turf quality. The Singaporean Sentosa Golf Club in cooperation with The R&A and the Golf…

The winners of the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Awards are…

By: December 12, 2017
IAGTO Sustainability Awards Golf della Montecchia Italy

I assume when you first hear IAGTO, sustainability does not come to your mind. Although this is the second year when IAGTO recognizes golf clubs and resorts for their sustainability efforts with the IAGTO Sustainability Awards. They claim…

Carnoustie Golf Links saved 17 minutes of its golfers’ time

By: December 8, 2017
Carnoustie Golf Links Scotland Tagmarshal

The R&A found two years ago in its survey that 60% of golfers would enjoy golf more if they could play golf in less time. Most recently, a USGA survey shows 74% of golfers believe appropriate speed is critical…

Where is the Australian golf industry heading to in 2018?

By: December 6, 2017
Australian Golf Industry Golf Business Forum 2018

A year ago, I met a very interesting person, Andrew Davis at the annual conference of EGCOA (European Golf Course Owners Association) in Amsterdam. I really enjoyed his presentation about pricing strategies as a key driver of revenue…

Who will lead Iseki’s expansion in the UK & Ireland?

By: December 4, 2017
Iseki SF325 cut and collect out front mower

For those of us who follow the Japanese Iseki's activity in Europe know that the ISEKI product line has been distributed in the UK and Ireland since 1996 by Ransomes Jacobsen operating out of their facilities in Ipswich Suffolk.…

Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: November 30, 2017
Waste Management Phoenix Open 2017 bins_v2

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

What do golf clubs benefit from Ingersoll Rand’s acquisition?

By: November 23, 2017
Ingersoll Rand Club Car Visage

I have been talking for a while about the importance of creating added value services not just for golfers, but also for golf clubs. This is why I think, Ingersoll Rand's latest acquisition is a smart way to…

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Can we get meaningful experience at the new Honma Golf Gallery Store?

By: November 21, 2017
Honma Golf Gallery Store within the popular Roger Dunn Golf Shops’ Santa Ana, California

We can agree that there are not so many headlines around the Japan-based Honma Golf. Have you heard about that last year the Japanese prime minister gave a Honma Beres S-05 with 9.5 degrees of loft with a…

How big is the sweet spot in the XXIO X golf clubs?

By: November 17, 2017
XXIO X driver lifestyle version

If I have to summarize the essence of the new XXIO X golf club family in one sentence, then I would say they have enlarged the sweet spot and added a special shaft to their golf clubs. This…

How will Royal Wellington operate from now on?

By: November 15, 2017
Royal Wellington Riparian habitat

The host venue of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) and previously 7 New Zealand Open Championships, Royal Wellington Golf Club made a great step toward sustainability by becoming GEO Certified. Here are some actions of Royal Wellington took…

Who will be the 9th patron of EIGCA?

By: November 14, 2017
EIGCA McMurrray and Croxton

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) is already cooperating with leading golf organizations like the CMAE, EGA, EGCOA, European Tour, FEGGA, GEO, the PGAs of Europe, and The R&A. This impressive list is expanding now with BIGGA (The…

Do you know how to manage golf club members’ loyalty?

By: Morten Bisgaard - CEO & Co-founder, Players 1st November 13, 2017
golf club member loyalty in a chart by Players 1st

Currently, as golf clubs find themselves losing members - some at a critical rate - a vast number of clubs are focusing on recruitment rather than retention, often leading to high churn rates. We know from our extensive…

How can The Track Meydan expand its market in Dubai?

By: November 10, 2017
The Track Meydan Golf Daytime

A few years ago I asked you whether would you share your golf club membership with your friends and what is the possibility of creating shareable golf club membership offers. What I found at The Track, Meydan Golf (Peter…

Le Golf National – A decade of Ryder Cup choices, challenges and changes

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National November 8, 2017
2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - the team

Almost 10 years ago, one mans’ vision (Pascal Grizot – vice chairman of the French Golf Federation and to be Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 42nd Ryder Cup in France) and passion, supported by the French Golf…

Why is Golf Pride’s home moving to Pinehurst Resort?

By: November 6, 2017
Golf Pride Innovation Campus

Last week I heard that Golf Pride is planning to build a new purpose-built facility in Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. The manufacturer of Golf Pride is expecting from the new place to accelerate new product development and manage…

The final countdown to the 20th IGTM has started

By: November 3, 2017
20th IGTM in Cannes -Photo-Herve-Fabre-15_v2

The 20th International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will kick off in five weeks. This time, it will be held in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from December 11-14, 2017. I will be there too. We don't…

How Gleneagles wins out the customer-led market?

By: November 2, 2017
Gleneagles winning team at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017

The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017 was a great moment for The Gleneagles Hotel. Unlike in 2016 (won only in one category: The Best Catering), this time they won in 3 categories with 33,000 votes from golf consumers across Scotland:…