Golf Business

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Where the European tee time market is heading to?

By: 2018. 10. 01.

First of all, everybody is online today, even the local agencies are online and the tee time market in Europe and in many other parts of the world is bubbling. Golf Clubs experience tremendous growth in their own…

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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…

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…

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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…

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The great success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry

By: 2018. 08. 20.

I have already heard many promising great news about the latest success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry, but I wanted to hear from first hand about the details. This is why I asked Carlos Ferreira, the Founder…

Cobra Puma Golf joins Foremost EMP Premium member service

What is the next chapter in Cobra Puma Golf’s retail support?

By: 2018. 07. 25.

I have got an impression that there is a quite big silence around Cobra Puma Golf. Last news I heard from them is that they have extended their sponsorship contract with Rickie Fowler. Most recently in the UK,…

Cliff Drysdale Management became a division of Troon

What can bring Cliff Drysdale Tennis for Troon?

By: 2018. 07. 23.

I was not surprised when I heard that Troon acquired Cliff Drysdale Tennis for several reasons. The Cliff Drysdale Tennis is a global, full-service tennis management company that provides the “Ultimate Tennis Experience.” Cliff Drysdale Tennis will continue to operate…

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The 2018 Ryder Cup … a golf development factor in France

By: Olivier Denis-Massé, CMO, French Golf Federation 2018. 07. 16.

When the French Golf Federation submitted a bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, ambitions were strong for French golf! More courses, more golfers, more champions, and moreover bring golf into the heart of the French population, as…

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Can the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions engage its fans?

By: 2018. 07. 03.

The 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions will take place between 25th to 28th October at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai. I think many of you would ask Justin Rose if he can defend his championship title not. After winning the 2017 WGC-HSBC…

Pacific Links International expansion in 2018

What will 2018 bring to Pacific Links International?

By: 2018. 06. 28.

I think my American and Australian readers will be much more familiar with Pacific Links International, the world’s premier golf network. The reason why I thought to highlight Pacific Links International to you is that the number of Pacific Links…

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How could Acushnet create added value for golfers?

By: 2018. 01. 22.

I assume many of you are either at the PGA Show in Orlando right now or on the way to it. While latest golf equipment news are about the brand new golf club models, I think we should…

Foremost Elite Marketing Programme personalization

How is Foremost embracing the personalization trend?

By: 2018. 01. 09.

The need for personalization of offers, online experience, services, products, and communication is not a totally new trend. When we get a personalized service or product it means the marketer treats us well as individuals. Such approach can lead…

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What are the golf development challenges in France?

By: Pierre Chevallier - Assistant GM @ Golf de Saint-Cloud 2017. 12. 27.

Whereas pace of play might be the most crucial issue to face for golf development in France, time management for Club Managers is due to become one of most relevant KPI. Take your time, not everyone else’s When…

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Where is the Australian golf industry heading to in 2018?

By: 2017. 12. 06.

A year ago, I met a very interesting person, Andrew Davis at the annual conference of EGCOA (European Golf Course Owners Association) in Amsterdam. I really enjoyed his presentation about pricing strategies as a key driver of revenue…

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Who will lead Iseki’s expansion in the UK & Ireland?

By: 2017. 12. 04.

For those of us who follow the Japanese Iseki's activity in Europe know that the ISEKI product line has been distributed in the UK and Ireland since 1996 by Ransomes Jacobsen operating out of their facilities in Ipswich Suffolk.…

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

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What do golf clubs benefit from Ingersoll Rand’s acquisition?

By: 2017. 11. 23.

I have been talking for a while about the importance of creating added value services not just for golfers, but also for golf clubs. This is why I think, Ingersoll Rand's latest acquisition is a smart way to…

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How Foremost tries to win at customer experience?

By: 2017. 10. 23.

One of this year's TOP 5 retail trends is the creation of meaningful customer experience and brand engagement. Smarter companies like Foremost (soon I will tell you why) understood that customer experience will be their primary basis for…

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The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship secured a new sponsor

By: 2017. 10. 18.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour will be renamed in 2018 to Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The parties have signed recently a sponsorship deal.…

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What could flourish the golf tourism around the Black Sea?

By: 2017. 10. 16.

Two years ago, my guest writer Görkem Kursunlu Karakus (Counsel, Embassy of Turkey, Washington, US) when she wrote about golf tourism development in Turkey, she has not mentioned any golf projects at the Black Sea shore of Turkey. We…