Golf Club Marketing

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…

Pierre-André Uhlen UGOLF French golf industry

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…

The Standard Club-Troon Privé

How will Troon Privé design the future of The Standard Club?

By: 2019. 04. 10.

Troon Privé has been selected to manage The Standard Club, a private club located in Johns Creek, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The Standard Club, the oldest social club in Atlanta, is the outgrowth of the old Concordia…

The Leeward Coast of Oahu, home of Mākaha Valley Resort

What is Tiger Woods’ contribution to the Mākaha Valley Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 09.

I think we can all agree upon that Tiger Woods is still at the beginning of his golf architecture career and business. So far he was involved in 10 golf course design projects. His first golf course design…

NAU-Morgado Golf Resort-Hotel

Why do many happy golfers return to Morgado Golf Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 08.

When we hear the word Algarve, many great golf holiday memories and fabulous golf resorts (e.g. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club; Amendoeira Golf Resort, Vilamoura Dom Pedro Golf Collection, etc.) and golf courses are coming to our…

UL International Crown golf tournament

Who will win the UL International Crown at the Centurion Club?

By: 2019. 04. 07.

Have you heard about the Centurion Club (founded in 2013) from Hertfordshire, UK? For at least one reason, you might have heard about the club. It hosted twice the European Tour’s GolfSixes in 2017 and in 2018. The…

La Cala Resort wellness tourism and fresh air

How could La Cala Resort exploit wellness tourism?

By: 2019. 04. 05.

I am not surprised that the Spanish La Cala Resort wants to offer a spa and wellness center for its guests and members. The global wellness tourism grew between 2015-2017 by 6.5%. Its value in 2017 was $639.4…

Arabella Golf Mallorca - automatic water dispenser

Will Arabella Golf Mallorca’s example be sticky?

By: 2019. 04. 04.

Do you remember when last year I wrote about the severe problem of plastic pollution worldwide? The Surfers Against Sewage study says: In 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons…

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…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

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…

Conference room before the start Austria

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…

AIG Women's British Open

How to get qualified for the AIG Women’s British Open?

By: 2019. 03. 19.

The Women's British Open is returning again to the Woburn Golf Club. The new title sponsor of the event is AIG. So between 2019-2024, it is called as the AIG Women's British Open. The AIG Women’s British Open…

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…

Greenfee365 tee time market

How to sell more green fees with Greenfee365 and earn more?

By: 2019. 03. 01.

I hear quite often from golf clubs how much green fee revenue they lose when they are using third-party tee time vendors’ services (e.g. GolfNow, TeeTimes.com, and TeeOff.com). Should we be relying on third parties for the growth…

golf club employee activism

How to seize golf club employee activism?

By: 2019. 02. 27.

At first hearing, golf club employee activism might sound like a scary term to grow your golf club business. Actually, it is an opportunity for golf clubs to build trust and gain bigger exposure in the real world.…

Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro - Maryland

Changing of the guard at Lake Presidential Golf Club

By: 2019. 02. 18.

Troon has been selected to manage the Lake Persidential Golf Club. Billy Casper Golf was in charge of the management of this semi-private club in Upper Marlboro, Maryland since 2014. During that period Lake Presidential Golf Club went…

chatbot in golf club marketing strategy

How chatbots can help in golf club marketing?

By: 2019. 02. 14.

For years, we used calls, mails/letters, in-person meetings to communicate with our golf club members. Then came the social media and significantly changed the way how our golf club members, guests and visitors want to communicate with a…

Content marketing

How can golf clubs be smart in content marketing?

By: 2019. 02. 11.

Let’s clear at the beginning what is not content marketing. It is not a tactic/one-time campaign or channel. It is about: consistently putting relevant and valuable content in front of the right people at the right moment;the creation…

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…

World's Best Put Saudi Arabia on Global Golfing Map

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…