Golf Industry

Royal Wellington Riparian habitat

How will Royal Wellington operate from now on?

By: 2017. 11. 15.

The host venue of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) and previously 7 New Zealand Open Championships, Royal Wellington Golf Club made a great step toward sustainability by becoming GEO Certified. Here are some actions of Royal Wellington took…

EIGCA McMurrray and Croxton

Who will be the 9th patron of EIGCA?

By: 2017. 11. 14.

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) is already cooperating with leading golf organizations like the CMAE, EGA, EGCOA, European Tour, FEGGA, GEO, the PGAs of Europe, and The R&A. This impressive list is expanding now with BIGGA (The…

Golf Pride Innovation Campus

Why is Golf Pride’s home moving to Pinehurst Resort?

By: 2017. 11. 06.

Last week I heard that Golf Pride is planning to build a new purpose-built facility in Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. The manufacturer of Golf Pride is expecting from the new place to accelerate new product development and manage…

OnCourse app

The new OnCourse application comes with improved features

By: 2017. 10. 27.

As we are entering the Early Order Program period of the year, it is also great to get equipped with an upgraded, improved decision support application the OnCourse. For some of you, it might remind you Toro's "The…

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…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

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…

Alastair Spink Head Coach at love.golf

Why love.golf is attractive for women?

By: Alastair Spink - Head Coach at love.golf 2017. 07. 19.

Recently, I was lucky enough to talk with Alastair Spink, the Head Coach at love.golf about the challenges and achievements of their program. For those of you who have not heard about this initiative, it is a social…

Howard Craft Burhill Golf & Leisure

Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

Golf Equipment Business in China

The Paradox of the Golf Equipment Industry: An Enquiry in 3 Parts

By: John Strawn, Director, Global Golf Advisors 2017. 07. 03.

Introduction Nike started selling golf shoes in 1984, but golf was a minor component in Nike’s marketing juggernaut before Tiger Woods came aboard in 1996. By 2000, Nike was selling balls and clubs as well as apparel and…

Golf Assets

Maximizing in 3 steps the Value of your Golf Asset

By: Rob Hill, Partner, GGA 2017. 05. 30.

The landscape of golf-related asset ownership has changed significantly since the financial crisis started in 2008. Many multi-venue owners have consolidated their portfolios. Savvy, well-capitalized developers and homebuilders have sought to both strategically dispose of and acquire lands…

GMVD Korbinian Kofler_Foto Martin Joppen

GMVD Annual Conference in Frankfurt

By: 2017. 05. 04.

I thought I will highlight a German golf business news since Germany is the #2 golf market in Europe with 643, 158 registered golfers. The Golf Management Association of Germany (GMVD) held last week (April 28th) its annual meeting…

Why Golf should be a Service Industry?

By: David Withers 2017. 04. 12.

During my time working at Jacobsen we developed what we referred to as the 3 “B”s of our business, these were: Building Relationships with our customers, we had to Build a good product that met our customers’ needs…

Global Golf Advisors Paul Hinton

Global Golf Advisors is growing in the Asia-Pacific region

By: 2017. 04. 11.

A real private golf club veteran is joining the new office of Global Golf Advisors in Sydney to serve the firm’s clients across the Asia-Pacific region. The former general manager of Royal Sydney Golf Club, Paul Hinton was appointed to…

Millennials Orlando show 2016

Millennials – Do you speak their language?

By: Adam Keable - Director, Colt Mackenzie McNair 2017. 03. 28.

Following the insights reported by Global Golf Advisor’s in the ‘2016 National Club Trend Survey’, it was observed that the ability to attract and retain talent was a key concern to many golf clubs. For the leaders in…

CMAE logo

How the new CMAE’s benchmark study important to golf clubs?

By: 2017. 03. 10.

Rob Hill (Partner, Global Golf Advisor) wrote in his guest post in January 2017 that a possible excuse of golf club managers for not embracing data analytics is that they do not have the tools with which to gather…

Women love.golf and Carin Koch

How to provide right golf experience for women?

By: 2017. 03. 06.

I like the proverb of Confucius who said tell people - and they may forget....show them - they may remember...involve them and they will understand. In the last couple of years, I have seen many initiatives that tried…

Troon Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What could Troon wish more for Christmas?

By: 2016. 12. 19.

It seems like, the Troon-managed Abu Dhabi Golf Club was able to keep up the outstanding customer experience performance from last year. In 2015, they received the "Best Golf Course above 500 AED of the Year" at the Middle…

5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

Secrets of the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

By: 2016. 12. 15.

Last week ended the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit (4th-6th December 2016) at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. More than 50 of the world's top CEOs and general managers were among the participants from places like Valderamma, The Wisley, Queenwood, Royal Dornoch…

Was golf successful enough at the Rio 2016 Olympics?

By: 2016. 12. 02.

One of the key topics of the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum was the evaluation of the participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Did you follow the golf tournaments of the Olympics? What I see as a key challenge…