Golf 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…

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…

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…

Judy Murray and Nicola Sturgeon - at the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Gender Summit

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Diversity Summit & The 2019 Solheim Cup

By: 2019. 04. 04.

Aberdeen Standard Investments could not find better timing for their 5th Diversity Summit than the week of The 2019 Solheim Cup(at Gleneagles in Scotland, from 9th to 15th September). Aberdeen Standard Investments is the title sponsor of both the…

Augusta National Golf Club Rolex sponsorship crowd

20 years of Rolex & The Masters tournament

By: 2019. 04. 03.

I wanted to write about a serious topic. However, I could not pass by the 20th anniversary of Rolex sponsorship of The Masters. If we check more closely the relationship between Rolex and golf then we can see…

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…

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…

Cannot skip Portugal golf tourism

The surprising growth of Portuguese & Spanish golf tourism

By: 2019. 03. 06.

My Portuguese friend, Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Times Golf Agency) wrote me a few weeks ago about an almost 30% growth in the number of played rounds among his clients between the periods of November 2017 –…

Castello Antognolla Golf Course Umbria Italy

What are the benefits of playing golf in Italy?

By: 2019. 03. 05.

If you remember, Reed Exhibition in cooperation with Sports Marketing Surveys came out with a study about the trends in the golf tourism industry in 2017. They asked over 10,000 regular golfers (=those who play at least 10…

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.…

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…

2018 BoardRoom Awards

Troon wins on the 2018 BoardRoom Awards almost routinely

By: 2019. 01. 23.

The 2018 BoardRoom Awards was the 5th year in Troon's life when they win this prestigious awards. Troon was named “Management Company of the Year” for 2018 by BoardRoom Magazine in the publication’s 20th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards.  What makes this achievement really impressive…

Callaway FITS Shaft Analyzer

How Callaway FITS Shaft Analyzer affects your performance?

By: 2019. 01. 21.

Just like in any other area of our life our customers are expecting personalized products and services. Golf shafts are not exceptions. We can all agree that for irons and drivers the shaft type and its characteristics can…

Hyperlocal marketing golf club marketing

Why hyperlocal marketing can work for your golf club?

By: 2019. 01. 11.

Last year, during my keynote presentations at various conferences (e.g. CNIG, ADGF, CMAE etc.) I tried to explain regarding customer experience development that our golf club members, guests, and in general the empowered customers are expecting from us…

Miguel Franco Sousa golf societies

Golfing societies – Are they saving the game or killing it?

By: Miguel Franco de Sousa - President, Portugal Golf Federation 2019. 01. 09.

With some very isolated exceptions, the sustainability of golf courses has been seriously compromised a little bit all over the world. The question is: Do we have a few golfers or too many golf courses? Or maybe a…