Golf Industry

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CMAE Young Managers Group: New opportunity for young club managers

By: 2018. 06. 26.

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has launched a new networking group, the CMAE Young Managers Group on 30th May. The idea behind the CMAE Young Managers Group is to help CMAE members under age 35, to enhance their career…

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How can golf travel agencies remain relevant in 2018?

By: 2018. 06. 13.

In a previous post, I have already started to hint and recommend to golf travel agencies that golf travelers are looking for “experiences”.  As part of the customer experience innovation and development, I recommended a high level of…

Golf Club Staff Happy Toolbox

The “Big Time-Long Time” Golf Club Staff Happy Toolbox

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 05. 15.

The “Golf Club Staff Happy” Imperative Every golf club manager’s toolbox needs to be filled with “Big Time-Long Time” Golf Club Staff Happy Tools---tactics they can use to keep the employee team Big Time Happy for a Long,…

GreenSight dashboard

How could GreenSight become really useful for turf managers?

By: 2018. 05. 09.

The GreenSight Agronomics is only 3-years old but already made its first acquisition. GreenSight has just acquired the digital-transformation firm Turf Cloud. Inc. The main motivation was to be able to provide more actionable insights for turf managers, but also…

Augmented Reality experience vs Foremost EMP Video Monitor

Foremost EMP Video Monitor vs. Augmented Reality experience

By: 2018. 05. 03.

While Foremost is celebrating that more than 200 members have already chosen to install the upgraded Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) video monitor solution, I would like to share with you how augmented reality experience is transforming the retail industry. When…

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Creating a certified supervisor program – Part 2 -‘The Who’

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 05. 02.

This is the second part of the article of 'Creating a certified supervisor program'. Doing "The Who" “Doing supervisor certification right” requires knowing The What that’s needed and The How of delivering What’s Needed effectively and efficiently.   In…

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How do you find new sources of green fee revenue?

By: 2018. 04. 19.

An often-quoted idea is that golf clubs should understand their customers and create customer profiles. In recent years, more and more golf clubs have begun to recognize that it is not enough to know what our golf club…

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Creating a Certified Supervisor Program – Part 1 -‘The What’

By: Gregg Patterson, Founder & President “Tribal Magic!!!” 2018. 04. 16.

The Need We who manage are in the business of identifying, developing and stimulating the Upwardly Mobile, the talented ones---people who, through the exercise of their talents, make our clubs flourish. Many of these talented ones, The Upwardly…

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How would you stop midweek tee time sales crisis?

By: 2018. 02. 06.

One of my new year resolutions was to play more frequently golf (at least once a week) in 2018. I started to plan and prioritize my future activities to be able to achieve this goal. When I know…

Club Car Tempo 2018

How can the new Club Car Tempo pamper the golfers?

By: 2018. 01. 25.

Ingersoll Rand has just unveiled its new golf car, the Club Car Tempo, at the 2018 BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) show in Harrogate, UK. I was really excited to learn more about it after the "Shark Experience" added…

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…

Troon Instruction “Player Development Award” by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association (NGCOA)

The home run of Troon at the NGCOA

By: 2018. 01. 04.

Troon and the Troon-managed facilities won the 2017 NGCOA Player Development Award. NGCOA in every year is looking for the innovative and successful player development programs and new player retention programs. Troon launched its player development program in 2011,…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…