Golf Business

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…

2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

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…

Acushnet Holdings 1920

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…

Golf Development in France Top 10 sports in France

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…

Australian Golf Industry Golf Business Forum 2018

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…

Iseki SF325 cut and collect out front mower

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…

Ingersoll Rand Club Car Visage

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…

Foremost 59club logos

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…

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - New pin flags presented by Abdulla Kalban from EGA

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.…

Samsun Golf Club in Turkey Black Sea

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…

Chris Reeve about customer experience

How to maintain the quality of customer experience?

By: Christopher Reeve, Director of Golf, The Belfry Hotel & Resort 2017. 10. 11.

Everyone working together achieves more. It’s a simple concept, but one that I’ve tried to instill in the talented golf team we have here at The Belfry. When you work at a resort that demands the very best…

John Strawn with Tim Boyle April 2015 golf retailing

The paradox of the golf equipment industry: Columbia Sportwear’s solution. Part 3

By: John Strawn, Director, Global Golf Advisors 2017. 09. 20.

Introduction to Part 3 This enquiry into the changing retail environment for golf equipment and apparel was stimulated by the decision last year by Nike and Adidas America to get out of the golf equipment business.  What did…

IGTM - golf destination challenges in 2018

How should golf destinations get prepared for 2018?

By: 2017. 09. 15.

This post could have been only about the coming IGTM event that will be held on 11-14 December, in Cannes, France, but I think we should focus more on the global travel forecasts and hospitality trends (e.g. smart…

The Pro Shop at Gearhart Golf Links

The Paradox of the Golf Equipment Industry: The Demise of the Green Grass Shop – Part 2.

By: John Strawn, Director, Global Golf Advisors 2017. 08. 08.

In 1989, the designer of a new American golf course called Persimmon Ridge hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the grand opening. As the now-familiar sound of a metal driver hitting a ball rang across the teeing…

Webb Simpson Burns & Wilcox sponsorship

How could the Burns & Wilcox sponsorship deliver results?

By: 2017. 07. 20.

While Webb Simpson can be happy for the Burns & Wilcox sponsorship deal, I would suggest them rethink and revise how to maximize this sponsorship and cooperation. Marketers like Burns & Wilcox should move beyond putting their logo the…