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Samsun Golf Club in Turkey Black Sea

What could flourish the golf tourism around the Black Sea?

By: 2017. 10. 16.

Two years ago, my guest writer Görkem Kursunlu Karakus (Counsel, Embassy of Turkey, Washington, US) when she wrote about golf tourism development in Turkey, she has not mentioned any golf projects at the Black Sea shore of Turkey. We…

Dean Saunders – PGA Professional and love.golf coach at Girton Golf Club

The love.golf program from a PGA professional perspective

By: Dean Saunders, PGA Professional & love.golf coach 2017. 10. 12.

I thought to ask a love.golf coach to find out how does this program work actually. I asked Dean Saunders a PGA Professional and love.golf coach at Girton Golf Club (UK). What attracted you to become a love.golf…

Chris Reeve about customer experience

How to maintain the quality of customer experience?

By: Christopher Reeve, Director of Golf, The Belfry Hotel & Resort 2017. 10. 11.

Everyone working together achieves more. It’s a simple concept, but one that I’ve tried to instill in the talented golf team we have here at The Belfry. When you work at a resort that demands the very best…

turf machinery purchase

What is performance-based turf machinery purchase like?

By: 2017. 10. 09.

For those of you who were involved in performance-based media planning, Turf Machinery Acquisitions' (founded by Paul Copsey, a former Group Courses & Regional Course Manager at Crown Golf & American Golf UK) performance-based turf machinery purchase solution…

Belfair 17west

Can Belfair attract the most talented professionals?

By: 2017. 10. 06.

Troon Privé (the private club operations division of Troon) will manage Belfair, a private golf club community in Bluffton, South Carolina. Belfair is an award-winning 36-hole facility as well as the community’s property owners association. The club features two championship…

PING Sigma G putter_Address_Render

Who recognizes the motorcyclist in the new PING Sigma G putter?

By: 2017. 10. 04.

If you are reading these lines then it means you also recognized the shape of a motorcyclist in the new PING Sigma G putter.  PING today expanded its popular Sigma G series of putters with two new highly forgiving…

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club

What wellness trend was realized at Birchwood Park?

By: 2017. 10. 03.

The Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club (situated on the outskirts of Wilmington, near Dartford) went through recently an extensive £5m development. Thus, they became the most comprehensive health, leisure, golf, and events facility in the area. After these development guests can…

TaylorMade Samsung Gear S3

Why TaylorMade is betting on the Samsung Gear smartwatches?

By: 2017. 09. 27.

Do you remember when I reported about the cooperation between TaylorMade and Microsoft? At the beginning of the summer of 2015, Microsoft launched its Microsoft Golf Tile, a new version of its fitness band. Microsoft Golf Tile is not really a…

Titleist DT TruSoft 2017 packshot v2

The new Titleist DT TruSoft golf balls

By: 2017. 09. 25.

2 years ago I wrote about the first Titleist DT TruSoft golf balls. Now here is the new version. Since last Thursday the new Titleist DT TruSoft golf balls (MAP of $21.99 ($30 MSRP)). The Titleist golf ball…

TROIA Resort in Golf World list

What is the ROI of being ranked in Golf World’s list?

By: 2017. 09. 22.

How shall I say it? An old habit of golf club managers and marketing/PR managers to think about being ranked on the list of leading golf magazines (in this case Golf World) will help them to promote their…

John Strawn with Tim Boyle April 2015 golf retailing

The paradox of the golf equipment industry: Columbia Sportwear’s solution. Part 3

By: John Strawn, Director, Global Golf Advisors 2017. 09. 20.

Introduction to Part 3 This enquiry into the changing retail environment for golf equipment and apparel was stimulated by the decision last year by Nike and Adidas America to get out of the golf equipment business.  What did…

Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha Epic Star driver

The ultra-light & premium Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Star family

By: 2017. 09. 18.

Early this year, Callaway Golf has launched the Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha Epic golf club family. Now, they are launching its 2.0 version. Now, Callaway’s new GBB Epic Star line builds on that performance-profile by incorporating an ultra-premium,…

IGTM - golf destination challenges in 2018

How should golf destinations get prepared for 2018?

By: 2017. 09. 15.

This post could have been only about the coming IGTM event that will be held on 11-14 December, in Cannes, France, but I think we should focus more on the global travel forecasts and hospitality trends (e.g. smart…

Bom Sucesso golf tourism outside Algarve

How to show golf tourism opportunities outside the Algarve?

By: 2017. 09. 11.

I am almost completely sure, that when someone asks you about golf in Portugal, you will answer as a flash the Algarve. This is not a big surprise, 45.1% of golf courses supply in Portugal is concentrated in the Algarve.…

Facebook Messenger ChatBot for golf club membership and green fee sales

Selling Green Fees & Membership via Facebook Messenger

By: Sam Poole, General Manager at Leigh Golf Club 2017. 09. 08.

When used in the correct way, social media can be an incredibly effective marketing tool which has the capability to generate a direct return on investment. Having a professional and consistent presence on all social media channels such…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

Titleist 718 iron family

For dedicated golfers: the new Titleist 718 irons

By: 2017. 08. 30.

In 5 weeks, the new Titleist 718 irons will be available in golf shops worldwide beginning September 29, with fittings beginning September 1. Titleist says that the new Titleist 718 irons are about maximizing MOI and ball speed. What I…

London Golf Club Rain Bird v8 software Paul Kennedy Head of Irragation and Water Management

London Golf Club is changing to data driven irrigation

By: 2017. 08. 28.

In these days, the London Golf Club is changing to a data driven irrigation solution, the Rain Bird V8 irrigation, and control software. The software was launched in May 2017. I am sure that Paul Kennedy, Head of…

golf travel blogs influencer marketing

TOP 10 golf travel blogs to consider

By: 2017. 08. 25.

As we all know that people will be influenced by many things during their customer journey before they arrive (if they arrive at all) to our golf resort/club or to the golf resort's website. We also know that 90% of the consumers…

TaylorMade P790 irons_Exploded Club

6 new innovations in the new TaylorMade P790 irons

By: 2017. 08. 23.

Have you heard that TaylorMade is expanding its successful P700-series iron lineup with the addition of the P790 irons? I have to summarize in one sentence the essence of the new TaylorMade P790 irons it would be: a forged players'…