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Carnoustie Golf Links saved 17 minutes of its golfers’ time

By: 2017. 12. 08.

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…

Australian Golf Industry Golf Business Forum 2018

Where is the Australian golf industry heading to in 2018?

By: 2017. 12. 06.

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…

Iseki SF325 cut and collect out front mower

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

By: 2017. 12. 04.

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.…

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

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…

Ingersoll Rand Club Car Visage

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

By: 2017. 11. 23.

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…

Honma Golf Gallery Store within the popular Roger Dunn Golf Shops’ Santa Ana, California

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

By: 2017. 11. 21.

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…

XXIO X driver lifestyle version

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

By: 2017. 11. 17.

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…

Royal Wellington Riparian habitat

How will Royal Wellington operate from now on?

By: 2017. 11. 15.

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…

EIGCA McMurrray and Croxton

Who will be the 9th patron of EIGCA?

By: 2017. 11. 14.

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…

golf club member loyalty in a chart by Players 1st

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

By: Morten Bisgaard - CEO & Co-founder, Players 1st 2017. 11. 13.

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…

The Track Meydan Golf Daytime

How can The Track Meydan expand its market in Dubai?

By: 2017. 11. 10.

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…

2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - the team

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

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National 2017. 11. 08.

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…

Golf Pride Innovation Campus

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

By: 2017. 11. 06.

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…

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The final countdown to the 20th IGTM has started

By: 2017. 11. 03.

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…

Gleneagles winning team at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017

How Gleneagles wins out the customer-led market?

By: 2017. 11. 02.

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:…

OnCourse app

The new OnCourse application comes with improved features

By: 2017. 10. 27.

As we are entering the Early Order Program period of the year, it is also great to get equipped with an upgraded, improved decision support application the OnCourse. For some of you, it might remind you Toro's "The…

Callaway Golf Apex Muscleback Irons close look

For best golfers: Callaway Golf Apex Muscleback Irons

By: 2017. 10. 25.

The previous version of Callaway Golf Apex irons was about to provide confidence to golfers to play any shot type. Whereas, the new Callaway Golf Apex Muscleback Irons (Price: $1,299.99; Available from 11/3) are intended for very low…

Foremost 59club logos

How Foremost tries to win at customer experience?

By: 2017. 10. 23.

One of this year's TOP 5 retail trends is the creation of meaningful customer experience and brand engagement. Smarter companies like Foremost (soon I will tell you why) understood that customer experience will be their primary basis for…

Golf travel instagramers - visual communication

Who are the TOP 7 golf travel instagramers to consider?

By: 2017. 10. 20.

I received many positive feedbacks about my TOP 10 golf travel blogs' list that I published in August. So I thought to analyze another social media platform, the Instagram, and who are the most successful golf travel instagramers.…

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - New pin flags presented by Abdulla Kalban from EGA

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship secured a new sponsor

By: 2017. 10. 18.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour will be renamed in 2018 to Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The parties have signed recently a sponsorship deal.…