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Troon’s latest acquisition: Green Golf Partners & 18 clients

By: 2019. 05. 13.

Green Golf Partners currently manages 18 public and private golf courses located across five states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Green Golf Partners was founded in 2011 in cooperation with HG Golf Properties (founded by Tom…

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How promising the French golf industry is? – Interview

By: 2019. 04. 15.

In the last couple of years, I asked several French golf industry leaders about the trends and future of golf in France. This is how I learned from: Olivier Denis-Massé (Marketing Director, French Golf Federation), Pierre Chevallier (French…

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Topgolf Lounge: Topgolf’s first eSports lounge is ready

By: 2019. 04. 11.

For many years gamers had a bad reputation. Somehow, in the last couple of years, major sports leagues are embracing eSports among them Real Madrid and most recently Topgolf (Topgolf Lounge - in cooperation with TCL, the fastest-growing…

Open Golf Club leadership change

Where Open Golf Club is heading to in 2019?

By: 2019. 03. 28.

When we are talking about European golf club management companies or international golf club management companies operating in Europe we usually think about: Bluegreen (world #7),UGOLF (world #16),Marriott Golf (world #14),Crown Golf (world 19),Troon. However, we cannot neglect…

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How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…

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Austria: How to drive growth with employee experience?

By: 2019. 03. 25.

At the beginning of February, I received a very kind invitation from Robert Fiegl, the Secretary-General of the Austrian Golf Federation to give a keynote presentation at their coming Golf-Forum 2019 conference (Friday, 22nd March) in Velden am…

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We will remember the ASU Karsten Golf Course as…

By: 2019. 03. 13.

On 5th May last week, was the final day to play at ASU Karsten Golf Course (managed by OB Sports) before permanently closing after 30 years of public golf. The Pete Dye-designed (with Perry Dye) ASU Karsten Golf…

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The 1st ever European Tour event to be held in Saudi Arabia

By: 2019. 01. 29.

You know I usually do not write about golf tournament unless there is something extraordinary or anything about fan engagement and event promotion best practices. I could not resist sharing with you the news about the inaugural Saudi…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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What can save pollinators in a golf club?

By: 2018. 10. 30.

In some parts of the world winter is getting closer and the end of the golf season as well. In case you missed this year to consider helping pollinators to survive, then here are some new insights on…

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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…