2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum goes to Shanghai

By: 2015. 07. 10.

The coming 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum will take place in Asia for the 1st time, at the Sheshan International Golf Club (the flagship WGC-HSBC Champions tournament), Shanghai, 5-8 November 2015. This year’s Forum agenda will focus on 4 key…

LPGA’s future in numbers

By: 2014. 07. 07.

I assume you know that in this year the US Open and the US Women's Open were taken in the same place (Pinehurst No. 2) and very close to each other in time. I thought it might not…

Golf mobile applications as a source of revenue

By: Anthony Douglas 2012. 10. 08.

10 days ago I promised that the founder of Hole19 Golf GPS mobile application, Anthony Douglas will share with us, his thoughts about the golf mobile application industry, and in general about the mobile usage trends. Due to the complexity…

Golf participation in Europe 2010

By: 2010. 11. 25.

Those who are familiar with the golf industry they know that KPMG prepares from year to year a survey about golf course development and golf participation trends. 2010 is not an exception. ;) Since the last decade of…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 1

By: 2010. 07. 31.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the expected rebound of international tourism (arrivals, receipts, expenditure) is measurable. This recovery started according to UNWTO in Q4 of 2009. However this positive change will be seen mainly in…

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

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…

WTTC’s world tourism trends in 2009 versus KPMG’s forecast

By: 2009. 08. 27.

After writing my previous post about golf tourism I started to google for fresh data about world tourism and its impact on world economy and the golf industry. This how I found World Travel & Tourism Council findings: The…

Golf accounts for about $11.3 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product

By: 2009. 08. 26.

Recently the Royal Canadian Golf Association conducted a survey about the Canadian golf industry and life by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. These were the key findings: Canadian golf industry generates $11.3 billion in economic activity; Industry employment estimated…