Tag: customer experience

148th Open-Royal Portrush Golf Course

High hopes for the success of the 148th Open in Northern Ireland

By: 2019. 04. 16.

Last week I had an interesting conversation about the possible effects of Brexit on UK golf clubs. I thought to share with you some of our worries/concerns before letting you know the high hopes of Royal Portrush Golf…

59club Service Excellence Awards’ 2017-18 award winners

The nominees of the 59club Service Excellence Awards are…

By: 2019. 03. 11.

The very first step of improving customer experience in our golf clubs is the measurement of CX. This is why I am happy to see so much nominees at the latest 59club Service Excellence Awards. Today, customer experience…

CX metrics

Why single number CX metrics are misleading?

By: 2019. 02. 07.

I hear in many online & offline conversations among golf club managers about CX (customer experience) metrics and measurement. On one hand, it is very good if a golf club is measuring customer experience, but we should not…

Understand your golf club's customers' journeys!

Understand your golf club’s customers’ journeys!

By: 2018. 11. 23.

It was a great pleasure and honour to give a presentation on customer journey mapping in golf clubs at the latest CMAE European Conference on Club Management 2018 in Marbella. I thought to share with you what do…

Manuel Biota CEO Bluegreen France

Customer experience innovations at Bluegreen

By: Manuel Biota - CEO, Bluegreen 2018. 11. 12.

Why customer experience is essential today? Customer experience development is essential for the understanding, on our core business, of membership and green fee customers' level of satisfaction, their expectations. Moreover, we believe that our industry needs to attract…

What are the economic benefits of The 2014 Ryder Cup?

By: 2015. 09. 01.

I think The 2014 Ryder Cup was an outstanding event for golfers and Scotland as well. This Ryder Cup event at Gleneagles, attracted over 250,000 spectators and generated £106 million for the Scottish economy. The Scottish government (led by VisitScotland’s Events…

Powerscourt Golf Club gets interactive Club Car fleet

By: 2015. 07. 09.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club was the first venue in Europe to have implemented in early 2014, Club Car’s new Precedent i3 vehicles. After The Belfry, The Grove and Gleneagles, now the former Irish PGA Championship venue upgraded its existing Club Car fleet with…

Cleveland Golf Wedge Analyzer powered by Swingbyte technology

By: 2015. 03. 16.

Although I am happy to share information about the latest golf clubs of leading golf equipment manufacturers, it seems to me that there are no significant differences among the leading brands. So how do you want to gain…

What can Silver Creek Valley Country Club to become a leading private club?

By: 2015. 02. 28.

Recently Silver Creek Valley Country Club (San Jose, California) has declared a new objective for this year. Namely, they would like to be among the leading private clubs in the country. Silver Creek Valley Country Club’s improvement plan…

Golf GameBook a new breed of golf social networking site

By: 2015. 02. 05.

One of my learning at the latest PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was that the big data phenomenon and measurement fetish have arrived to the golf industry. Today different kind of mobile apps, wearables and other gadgets are…

Monte Rei starts to measure customer experience in a new way

By: 2015. 01. 28.

59Club has just launched its new product 'Stay & Play' an in-depth, statistical customer experience analysis. 59Club recommends to see the customer experience from a broader experience the total customer journey. The first golf club to utilize this customer…

How will wearable technology change our golf retail experience? – part 2

By: 2015. 01. 14.

In the previous post I started to explain why wearable technology solution could improve golf retail experience. I highlighted 3 major areas for improvement: product information and related services, in-store communication and navigation; payment solutions. In this post…

How will wearable technology change our golf retail experience?

By: 2015. 01. 13.

The usage of wearables is not totally new to the golf industry. Those who were lucky to be in the Ryder Cup were able to experience the advantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). This is why I was thinking over how could pro-shops…

Why to use ePOS in our golf club?

By: 2014. 05. 08.

When the usage of ePOS (electronic point of sale) is emerging in a management debate in our golf club, we should understand its importance from two main aspects: customer experience + sales efficiency. Customer Experience As golf club…

Social technology and private golf clubs

By: 2013. 10. 26.

I was really happy to read Frank Vain's (president of McMahon Group) article about need of usage of technology (in many instances social technology) in private golf clubs to improve connectivity, reduce operating costs and increase revenue (not…

Troon Golf goes mobile

By: 2013. 01. 30.

One of the greatest events in 2012 was when smartphones and tablets took over PCs. The battle between mobile operation systems (Android vs iOS) or Samsung vs Apple is little bit less important. IHS iSuppli Research says that…

The golfers chose again The Belfry

By: 2013. 01. 24.

I am pretty skeptical about awards and titles (e.g. Superbrand, Golf Digest etc.). May be in two cases I am ready to accept such titles: people's choice (Although it also can be manipulated.) and how the company/brand/whatever is…

TaylorMade combines print ad with augmented reality

By: 2013. 01. 16.

This is not the first time when I come across with an innovative digital solution from TaylorMade. Last time I wrote about their Twitter campaign and before that about a POS solution. They are planning to launch a…

Bridgestone makes Nike golf balls?

By: 2012. 11. 13.

In recent weeks I came across with an interesting debate on Rory McIlroy's possible contract with Nike Golf. Pros and cons are flying from one side to another. When suddenly somebody said basically Bridgestone is now a DBA…