Author: Miklos Breitner

MacGregor Golf is Back

By: 2010. 04. 16.

I was really happy to read today on The Golf Wire that the iconic golf equipment brand MacGregor Golf is returning with a new, revamped lineup of premium golf equipment. For those who are not familiar with the…

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 2

By: 2010. 04. 15.

As I promised earlier, Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 1

By: 2010. 04. 10.

As I promised in my previous post, former director of Career Services at

GCSAA on Golf Business Monitor

By: 2010. 04. 08.

After 10 months of blog writing, I am really excited to have my first guest writer. Former director of Career Services at Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Lyne Tumilson will be my first guest writer here…

Over communication of golf equipment brands

By: 2010. 04. 05.

Many people are giving different interpretation of over communication, in my case it is about exaggerated frequency of communication. In marketing communication text books you will find chapters about the desired number of frequency of communication messages. They…

This shouldn’t disturb your golf game

By: 2010. 03. 25.

When was the last time when in the middle of your golf play/golf tournament/whatever felt urgent need to run back to the club house and find the "rest room". Green Toi Gmbh came out with a smart idea…

Hybrid turfgrass mowers comes to golf industry

By: 2010. 03. 24.

It had to come and it arrived. Ransomes Jacobsen came out with a hybrid riding greens mower: Eclipse 322. The unique hybrid drive system, seems to be a radical departure from the hydraulically driven machines of the past…

Golf course insurance as is should be

By: 2010. 03. 13.

Spring is coming soon, and with it also "side effects" of post-winter time like inland waters and floods are endangering golf courses at least in Europe. But we should be also prepared for hurricanes whenever they likely to…

Acushnet prefers to focus on golf balls

By: 2010. 03. 11.

Recently I came across with the news that Acushnet (the golf business of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO)) the owner of Titleist, Footjoy golf mega-brands is likely to sell its golf club brand Cobra Golf to the German…

EA’s social media power with Tiger Woods

By: 2010. 03. 08.

Do we remember that EA (Electronic Arts) "Walk on Water" spot with Tiger Woods from 2009?The ad went viral and generated 4,682,727 views (8/3/2010) within less than a year. How much it would cost to reach such a…

Golf Crocks is introducing…

By: 2010. 03. 04.

While Crocks Company is struggling to survive, there is company (Dawgs Golf) that tries to copy Crocks.  Dawgs Golf position himself as a premium brand due to the high end EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate, or closed cell resin)technology.…

Wrestlers on golf courses

By: 2010. 02. 20.

We would think golf is a peaceful sport and game, but there are companies that think differently. Namely, Armourbite came out with a teeth-protector. To justify themselves, they say (and it is true in general) that when we…

Would you rent a golf club online?

By: 2010. 02. 19.

In my previous post I wrote about how golf courses are becoming part of airlines' loyalty program. In the very same post I mentioned all the hassle that is connected with flying with our golf equipment (golf clubs,…

Virtual golf course or an added value service?

By: 2010. 02. 13.

Thursday I had a great day. I got involved in an interesting initiative of Business Golf International. As companies and not just golf courses are highly motivated to come up with ideas, solutions that will motivate potential customers…

Environment awareness in golf course management

By: 2010. 02. 13.

Do we remember how disappointing was Kyoto and than Copenhagen climate conference? Especially when Obama posed as the world's savior....uhhhhhhhhhhhhh Now I think I found something real serious environment protecting initiative. Because I have doubt about Golf Environment…

PGA.com’s weak attempt in social media

By: 2010. 01. 31.

Recently I came across with PGA.com's Facebook brand page. While I analyzed this brand page, I was thinking about the goals and obejctives of it. What I know from my work  that companies are launching brand pages for…

Golf turfgrass types that reduce maintenance costs

By: 2010. 01. 29.

On last Sunday on my way to my Mom, I was reading Geoff Shackelford's Grounds For Golf book. This would not be so interesting to share with others, IF I do not read the following: "Most warm-season grasses…

SEO lesson for Nickent Golf and others

By: 2010. 01. 28.

I was reading Golf Business Development's summer edition where I found an article about Nickent Golf. At the end of the article I found URL of the brand: www.nickentgolf.com. Immediately I typed the URL into my browser where…

Who plays golf in Russia?

By: 2010. 01. 21.

During the communist era there was no golf life in Russia and in the Soviet Union. The first 18-hole golf course was built in 1994 (LeMeridien Moscow Country Club). In 2009 over a billion of USD was pumped…

Accenture without Tiger Woods

By: 2010. 01. 15.

The Tiger Woods saga entered to a new chapter. Accenture has just launched its first print ad (by Y&R) without Tiger Woods in WSJ : In Bali I met couple of very talented (trained) elephants (Java elephants are…