Author: Miklos Breitner

Education City Golf Club John Deere sustainability solution for golf clubs

What can John Deere provide to golf course sustainability?

By: 2018. 10. 08.

The brand new Education City Golf Club (the soft opening will be in this month) is showing another example that they keep their promise regarding the sustainability of its golf courses. Just before the soft opening of the…

PowaKaddy Rental Carts

PowaKaddy: 40% increase in rental units in 2018

By: 2018. 10. 05.

PowaKaddy has just announced details of its electric trolley rental offering for 2019. With its PowaKaddy Rental GPS their intention is to provide golf club professionals and resorts with an even greater opportunity to boost trolley hire revenue.…

The Belfry Hotel & Resort - Main course - Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards

What are the chances of The Belfry at the Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards?

By: 2018. 10. 04.

We all know how social proofs are important to convince the empowered customers to buy our services and products. I believe in those social proofs that can be easily converted to measurable behavior, conversions, revenue, loyalty, and advocacy for your golf…

Troon Card 2019 program

What are the novelties in the 2019 Troon Card program?

By: 2018. 10. 03.

I think it was in 2015 when I wrote last time about the Troon Card program. This is why I was curious to see what can the 2019 Troon Card program (a discount card; the golf industry’s leading loyalty…

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort near to the hole Algarve

What is the best time to play golf in the Algarve?

By: 2018. 10. 02.

Some European golf markets have to realize that the golf season is getting to the end. However, there are few countries, among them Portugal and its Algarve region where we can still enjoy the sun and superb golf…

Wilson Staff eXo bolf bag family_EXO_CART_NAWHRD_Pocket_Organization-1

Is there enough space in the new Wilson Staff eXo golf bags?

By: 2018. 09. 27.

Do you see a connection between the popularity of golf carts (golf buggies) and the size of the golf bags? Wilson Staff has recently launched (24th September 2018) its Wilson Staff eXo golf bag family (carry and cart…

WeChat logo

The benefits of the WeChat & WGC-HSBC Champions cooperation

By: 2018. 09. 24.

I am so excited what outputs and experience will provide the cooperation between the WeChat and the WGC-HSBC Champions. WeChat is more than just another official partner of the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions (25 - 28 October at Sheshan…

Titleist TS Driver 2 and 3

The new Titleist TS Driver. Are you for or against?

By: 2018. 09. 20.

Unlike Callaway Golf Rogue driver and TaylorMade M3 driver where the focus was the forgiveness, the developers of the new Titleist TS driver wanted to increase and improve the speed of the Titleist driver. This is why they…

The Els Club Malaysia mobile first approach and the Rainforest Course 7th hole

What does “mobile first” approach mean at the Els Club Malaysia?

By: 2018. 09. 18.

Back in 2010, on the Mobile World Congress in 2010, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google said that designers should follow the “mobile first” rule/approach in product development. The "mobile first" means that our products & services (E.g. mobile application)…

Golf travel agency loyalty programs

Do golf travel agencies reward customer loyalty?

By: 2018. 09. 17.

The golf travel agencies are in a really challenging situation when golf tourists can switch easily from one distribution channel to another. In short, people have many booking options at their fingertips. Customer loyalty is not a simple…

2018 World of Leading Golf Awards

Who are the real winners of the 2018 World of Leading Golf Awards?

By: 2018. 09. 13.

As you know I am not a big fan of golf magazines' TOP100 and of similar lists. Years passing by and my skepticism regarding their credibility is just growing. I would like to circle back for a moment…

Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation

What does Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation really need?

By: 2018. 09. 05.

Honours Golf, a division of Troon has been selected to manage Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation, a semi-private club located southwest of Jacksonville in Orange Park, Florida. Honours Golf will manage all aspects of Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Planation’s golf…

Lee Westwood and Your Golf Travel

Your Golf Travel & the importance of added value services

By: 2018. 09. 04.

I am so happy that Your Golf Travel came to the same conclusion as I did last July. In that post, I highlighted the Portuguese Tee Times Golf Agency's 'unlimited golf concept' as a great offer. The reason why…

The future of the golf industry

How I see the golf industry?

By: Michael Braidwood - General Manager, Education City Golf Club, Qatar 2018. 09. 03.

It’s an interesting question when you are posed with it – how do you see the golf industry? Well, I’ve been playing golf now for close on 40 years and have worked in the golf industry for close…

Education City Golf Club and the 4th hole

What will bring the new Education City Golf Club to Qatar?

By: 2018. 08. 28.

Probably you remember that in 2015 I reported about the construction of the development of the Qatar International Golf Club (now it is called Education City Golf Club) in the heart of Doha. The project comprises an 18-hole championship golf course,…

Cristobal Guerrero Managing Director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

Insider: Where is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club heading to?

By: 2018. 08. 27.

Since I read the article in the Financial Times last year about golf resort living and golf tourism, I was really curious to know the opinion of Cristobal Guerrero, the managing director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.…

Golf Business Forum 2018_Melbourne Park networking moments

Golf Business Forum 2018 is in the spotlight in Australia

By: 2018. 08. 24.

I met with Andrew Davies (Director @ Golf Business Forum, Australia) at the Annual Conference of EGCOA in 2016. He talked with great enthusiasm about their conference project. It was their first event. For this conference, they were…

Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: 2018. 08. 23.

By completing and the new and improved OnCourse® program, Le Golf National has expressed its commitment to sustainable business management. As a matter of fact, Le Golf National has retained its GEO certification. Recently, Ryder Cup Europe and The Ryder Cup Organising…

Château Élan Golf Club

Will you recognize the Château Élan Golf Club?

By: 2018. 08. 22.

In January 2017 the Château Élan Golf Club was sold to an affiliate of Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate investment firm, Wheelock Street Capital. The new owner is investing now more than $20 million in a comprehensive renovation and refresh.…

Could you do more for pollinators on your golf courses?

By: 2018. 08. 21.

You might jump out of your pants when you feel a bee or a beetle on you while concentrating to have a perfect golf swing. However, we should be grateful to these little creatures! More than 75% of…