Golf Marketing

golf club member loyalty in a chart by Players 1st

Do you know how to manage golf club members’ loyalty?

By: Morten Bisgaard - CEO & Co-founder, Players 1st 2017. 11. 13.

Currently, as golf clubs find themselves losing members - some at a critical rate - a vast number of clubs are focusing on recruitment rather than retention, often leading to high churn rates. We know from our extensive…

The Track Meydan Golf Daytime

How can The Track Meydan expand its market in Dubai?

By: 2017. 11. 10.

A few years ago I asked you whether would you share your golf club membership with your friends and what is the possibility of creating shareable golf club membership offers. What I found at The Track, Meydan Golf (Peter…

2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - the team

Le Golf National – A decade of Ryder Cup choices, challenges and changes

By: Paul Armitage - General Manager, Le Golf National 2017. 11. 08.

Almost 10 years ago, one mans’ vision (Pascal Grizot – vice chairman of the French Golf Federation and to be Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 42nd Ryder Cup in France) and passion, supported by the French Golf…

Gleneagles winning team at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017

How Gleneagles wins out the customer-led market?

By: 2017. 11. 02.

The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017 was a great moment for The Gleneagles Hotel. Unlike in 2016 (won only in one category: The Best Catering), this time they won in 3 categories with 33,000 votes from golf consumers across Scotland:…

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…

Golf travel instagramers - visual communication

Who are the TOP 7 golf travel instagramers to consider?

By: 2017. 10. 20.

I received many positive feedbacks about my TOP 10 golf travel blogs' list that I published in August. So I thought to analyze another social media platform, the Instagram, and who are the most successful golf travel instagramers.…

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.…

Dean Saunders – PGA Professional and love.golf coach at Girton Golf Club

The love.golf program from a PGA professional perspective

By: Dean Saunders, PGA Professional & love.golf coach 2017. 10. 12.

I thought to ask a love.golf coach to find out how does this program work actually. I asked Dean Saunders a PGA Professional and love.golf coach at Girton Golf Club (UK). What attracted you to become a love.golf…

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…

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club

What wellness trend was realized at Birchwood Park?

By: 2017. 10. 03.

The Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club (situated on the outskirts of Wilmington, near Dartford) went through recently an extensive £5m development. Thus, they became the most comprehensive health, leisure, golf, and events facility in the area. After these development guests can…

TaylorMade Samsung Gear S3

Why TaylorMade is betting on the Samsung Gear smartwatches?

By: 2017. 09. 27.

Do you remember when I reported about the cooperation between TaylorMade and Microsoft? At the beginning of the summer of 2015, Microsoft launched its Microsoft Golf Tile, a new version of its fitness band. Microsoft Golf Tile is not really a…

TROIA Resort in Golf World list

What is the ROI of being ranked in Golf World’s list?

By: 2017. 09. 22.

How shall I say it? An old habit of golf club managers and marketing/PR managers to think about being ranked on the list of leading golf magazines (in this case Golf World) will help them to promote their…

Facebook Messenger ChatBot for golf club membership and green fee sales

Selling Green Fees & Membership via Facebook Messenger

By: Sam Poole, General Manager at Leigh Golf Club 2017. 09. 08.

When used in the correct way, social media can be an incredibly effective marketing tool which has the capability to generate a direct return on investment. Having a professional and consistent presence on all social media channels such…

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…

golf travel blogs influencer marketing

TOP 10 golf travel blogs to consider

By: 2017. 08. 25.

As we all know that people will be influenced by many things during their customer journey before they arrive (if they arrive at all) to our golf resort/club or to the golf resort's website. We also know that 90% of the consumers…

PGA Catalunya Resort - Celler Mas Hereu_vine planting

How could PGA Catalunya Resort utilize wine tourism trends?

By: 2017. 08. 11.

Did you hear that PGA Catalunya Resort will have a new, on-site vineyard? The Celler Mas Hereu, will eventually see the European Tour Destination produce its own wine. The idea of combining wine and golf is not totally a new…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What are the new golf destination promotion techniques in 2017?

By: 2017. 08. 09.

Troon International has recently sealed a partnership with leading golf tour operators Golfbreaks.com, Your Golf Travel and golf.extra, to increase visibility and encourage more golfers than ever to venues within its world-class golf course portfolio. Properties in the…

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…

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…