Author: Miklos Breitner

The Fountaingrove Golf Club a private golf club

How will The Fountaingrove Club revive?

By: 2019. 01. 16.

Do you remember the Tubbs Fire of October 2017? It was, at the time, the most destructive wildfire in California history, burning parts of Napa, Sonoma, but The Fountaingrove Club as well. The fire destroyed 5,643 structures in…

2019-Wilson Staff D7 driver-Resting

What is the weight of the new Wilson Staff D7 driver?

By: 2019. 01. 15.

I know some of you don't hold Wilson Staff golf clubs in high esteem. However, I believe in the last 4-5 years Wilson Staff improved a lot. So, Wilson Staff is launching in these days its new Wilson…

Hyperlocal marketing golf club marketing

Why hyperlocal marketing can work for your golf club?

By: 2019. 01. 11.

Last year, during my keynote presentations at various conferences (e.g. CNIG, ADGF, CMAE etc.) I tried to explain regarding customer experience development that our golf club members, guests, and in general the empowered customers are expecting from us…

Miguel Franco Sousa golf societies

Golfing societies – Are they saving the game or killing it?

By: Miguel Franco de Sousa - President, Portugal Golf Federation 2019. 01. 09.

With some very isolated exceptions, the sustainability of golf courses has been seriously compromised a little bit all over the world. The question is: Do we have a few golfers or too many golf courses? Or maybe a…

Fungolf - from outside

How could Fungolf entice people to golf?

By: 2019. 01. 08.

In the National Golf Foundation’s 2018 Golf Industry Report I found that in 2017 were: 23.8 million people who played golf on a course in 2017 — the same as a year earlier. Another 8.3 million only played off-course, a…

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club golf course

What did Monte Rei Golf & Country Club achieve in 2018?

By: 2019. 01. 07.

During the latest IGTM event in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I thought I will be able to interview David Ashington (Director of Sales & Hospitality, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club). Very soon I had to realize that due to…

TaylorMade M5 driver lifestyle photo

Is there a speed limit at TaylorMade M5 drivers?

By: 2019. 01. 03.

Exactly a year ago, I had the chance to share with you what makes TaylorMade M3 drivers unique. Now, I will show you the innovation in TaylorMade M5 drivers. I hope I will find significant changes! As I…

My Golf Management Verband Deutschland membership & the German golf industry

Why the German golf industry deserves more attention?

By: 2018. 12. 31.

Next month I will join the German Golf Management Association (GMVD). Many of my friends from the golf industry asked me what is the point to join this golf organization. I am really curious about the German golf…

Scottish Golf Tourism Industry

Can Scottish Golf Tourism industry exceed the £325 million target?

By: 2018. 12. 27.

In 2016, the study of VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise found that the Scottish golf tourism industry worths £286 million. The Scots are very optimistic now. A review of Scotland’s National Golf Tourism Strategy has extended the industry’s target…

Turtle Bay Resort Arnold Palmer Course

Who will recognize Turtle Bay Resort in 2019?

By: 2018. 12. 19.

Don't worry nothing bad happened at the Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. For those of you, who are not familiar with the Turtle Bay Resort, it is located on Oahu’s famed North Shore, approximately 50 minutes…

Golf club employee experience development finding the ideal candidates

How golf club employee experience impacts CX?

By: 2018. 12. 17.

In these days I am reading Micah Solomon's 'The Heart of Hospitality' book. Although it is about the hotel business (e.g. Marriott International, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts), we as golf clubs and…

Bob-Vokey-HandGround-For golfers seeking tour-level customizations

Vokey’s HandGround program: feel like tour players!

By: 2018. 12. 14.

There is no week when I do not hear about the importance of product and service personalization.  Do you remember Mac Daddy 4 Callaway Custom Wedges from February 2018?  Callaway is offering tour-level customization & personalization for Mac Daddy…

Wilson Staff D7 iron-2019-Beauty-Photography-7-Iron-4

For risk avoiders in 2019: the new Wilson Staff D7 irons

By: 2018. 12. 11.

Do you remember the award-winning Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons from 2017?  If not, then I will summarize below the essence of the Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons: In the Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons we…

Madinaty Golf Image

Madinaty Golf facilitates to 600,000 people

By: 2018. 12. 10.

I must admit that I don't hear to much about golf development in Egypt, unlike in Oman, Qatar, Morocco etc. The R&A's latest 'Golf Around the World' publication says Egypt (25 golf clubs) is not among the TOP5…

Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL)-The Shropshire Golf Centre-Stuart-Perry-GM

The Shropshire Golf Centre & the return on customer experience investment

By: 2018. 12. 06.

In less than a year, I had the chance to talk about customer experience measurement both with Colin Mayes (CEO, Burhill Group) and Guy Riggott (Operations Director, Burhill Group) about customer experience measurement. It was great to hear…

The Scandinavian Members' bag tag

The Scandinavian case study: What type of golf club is yours?

By: David Shepherd - CEO, The Scandinavian 2018. 12. 05.

When entering a new club, the first few months are without doubt spent evaluating the club and the situation the club is in. Determining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, existing membership and maybe learning about the local culture…

authentic golf travel experience is on demand

Provide authentic golf travel experience or you will lose!

By: 2018. 12. 04.

Last month, I had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the owner of Tee Times Golf Agency (a leading Portuguese golf travel agency) about the possible new roles of golf travel agencies in the promotion of existing and/or…

AIG Women's British Open Championship 2019

AIG is the new title sponsor of the Women’s British Open

By: 2018. 11. 30.

Back in 2015, I already had the feeling that Ricoh's sponsorship of the Women's British Open will not continue after 2018. The company has been the title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open since 2007. In 2018, the Women’s…

Callaway Golf Big Bertha irons

How Callaway boosted the performance of the new Big Bertha irons?

By: 2018. 11. 29.

Two years ago Callaway Golf has launched the Big Bertha OS irons. These irons feature a new clubhead construction, called the Exo-Cage, that promotes more distance in an entirely new way + the 360 Face Cup Technology. In May…

Troon wins Saddle Creek Golf Resort assignment

Troon wins Saddle Creek Golf Resort assignment

By: 2018. 11. 28.

Troon has been selected to manage Saddle Creek Golf Resort, a semi-private golf club in Copperopolis, California. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, will manage the golf, restaurant, bungalow rentals, and club operations at…