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When will Troon take full advantage of mobile commerce?

By: June 22, 2021
Troon mobile application mobile commerce

Let’s face it, the golf industry is lagging far behind in mobile commerce. The mobile app of most golf clubs provides only very basic services (e.g. tee time booking, weather). Meanwhile, App Annie State of Mobile 2021 study…

Cobra Golf’s new KING TEC Hybrid with PWRSHELL Face design. Worth it?

By: June 21, 2021
Cobra Golf KING TEC Hybrid-EXPLODED-WEIGHTS-resized

Have you heard of Cobra Golf's new KING TEC Hybrid? The new KING TEC Hybrid ($279) is the newest addition to their KING players’ family.  The Cobra Golf KING TEC Hybrid is designed for better players who seek a utility…

When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: June 17, 2021
London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

Trackman Bullseye Championship vs. Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge

By: June 16, 2021
Trackman Bullseye Championship-v2

When I first heard of the Trackman Bullseye Championship, almost immediately Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge came to my mind. The coming 121st U.S. Open (17–20 June) at Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego, California gave both brands an…

Why did Dustin Johnson choose LA Golf shafts?

By: June 16, 2021
LA Golf Dustin Johnson

I must admit I have never heard before about LA Golf shafts. When I am thinking of golf shafts then usually the following brands come to my mind: Nippon Shaft, True Temper, KBS Golf, Aldila, Mitsubishi, Fujikura. Then…

Is it worth it for Sandals Resorts to cooperate with Greg Norman?

By: June 15, 2021
Sandals Resorts International Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course by Greg Norman

Recently I read in Business Insider that influencer marketing set to become a $15 billion dollar industry by 2022. 63% of marketers are planning to increase their influencer marketing spending in 2021. Are you surprised? Although Greg Norman…

How will the Essendon Country Club restructure its agronomy team?

By: June 14, 2021
Essendon Country Club John Wells Marc Winnan Alan Walker

Recently I wrote how the Essendon Country Club is developing its driving range service adding the Toptracer Range Mobile (Topgolf Entertainment Group’s latest technological innovation). I hope I don't need the explain why golf clubs should rethink and redesign their…

How did 59club convince Troon International to cooperate?

By: June 11, 2021
Mark Chapleski of Troon International & Mark Bull of 59club MEA

Troon International has selected 59club to afford its venues full access to their market-leading "performance management" products & services. Troon International is not entirely a new client for 59club. In the second half of this article, I will…

Bernhard & Co. is expanding cooperation with Delta Turf Care

By: June 9, 2021
Bernhard and Company Delta Turf Care

PwC is expecting an 8.7% growth in the Middle East over the next three to five years. This is the fastest growth in the world. Some experts explain this by the massive investment of the Gulf Cooperation Council…

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: June 8, 2021
Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

Can Zala Springs Golf Resort meet the latest wellness trends?

By: June 7, 2021
Zala Springs Golf Resort wellness center 2021

In recent years, wellness has grown into mandatory service. To stay in the competition among the high-end and not-so-average golf clubs and resorts wellness service is a must-have. The question, of course, is how to interpret the concept…

How to find the key to happiness next to golf in Málaga?

By: June 7, 2021
Golf vistas in Málaga

If you enjoy playing golf in the best weather in Europe, then it is a great idea to look for a gorgeous property in Málaga. People buy property in Málaga for various reasons: as a holiday property, as…

What are the real benefits of golf club employee experience technology?

By: June 1, 2021
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We do not just use technology today – we have a relationship with it. When it comes to tech at work in a golf club — the software, systems, and apps employees use in their day-to-day jobs—that relationship…

How to generate more revenue with golf club management software?

By: May 18, 2021
Jacek Gulmantowicz golf club management software

My impression is that golf clubs do not make sufficient use of the potential of golf club management software. To ensure this, I asked Jacek Gulmantowicz, co-founder of Golf Booking Software. Do you think I was right or…

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What development will the QHotels Group use the £2m for?

By: June 1, 2021
QHotels Group Oulton Hall clubhouse

Before I would share with you QHotels Group's investment plans, it is worth understanding what are the expectations in the hospitality industry in the UK. Here are some interesting insights to consider Over 50% of UK travelers are…

When will Navarino Hills’ 36-holes be ready for the game?

By: May 31, 2021
Navarino Hills at Costa Navarino fact sheet inforgraphics

The developers of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills are promising to be ready in spring 2022. At this moment, 70% of the golf courses are ready. As we got used to at the other golf courses…

How does Robert Jones Black’s Generation Next Project help?

By: May 27, 2021
Generation Next Project Robert Jones Black

Very smart and good recognition of Robert Jones Black (Great-Grandson of Bobby Jones; the Founder of the Generation Next Project) that for Generation Z (Born 1997-2003) is difficult to escape from the threat of physical or emotional abuse, as…

Who are the new operators of Ninja Warrior UK leisure venues?

By: May 26, 2021
Ninja Warrior UK-Adventure Leisure-Burhill Group

I never thought I would ever write in the Golf Business Monitor about the Ninja Warrior UK. But now, thanks to the Burhill Group and Adventure Leisure (10 sites in its portfolio), I will. Ninja Warrior UK is…

Whether Bridgestone Golf is the official ball of Fairway Social?

By: May 25, 2021
Bridgestone Golf Fairway Social e12 golf ball

The brand new Fairway Social will be Bridgestone Golf’s latest golf entertainment venue partner. Similar to the cooperation with PopStroke Bridgestone Golf will provide TOUR B and e12 CONTACT golf balls (launched on February 26, 2021) golf gloves,…

Will you book a table in Quinta do Lago’s new UMAMI restaurant?

By: May 24, 2021
UMAMI Asian Restaurant Quinta do Lago 2021

It seems like Asian cuisine is still very popular. Quinta do Lago's recently opened (13th) UMAMI restaurant, is first the Asian restaurant of the Portuguese resort. They are also following one of the 10 foodservice trends in 2021:…

Is your shot among Shot Scope’s 100 million tracked shots?

By: May 23, 2021
Shot Scope V3 Magyar Golf Club 20210521

Now on Friday, I was wondering if the new Shot Scope V3 smartwatch could find it on a lesser-known golf course as well. I went to the Hungarian Golf Club, which is about 40 km from Budapest. Shot…

John Deere’s new £1.5 million Apprentice Training Center

By: May 20, 2021
John Deere-ProVQ Apprentice Training Centre training centre 2021 B

Last year I was very happy to share with you that Burhill Group is investing £60,000 into its apprenticeship training for 2020. In 2019, the company invested £42,000. I summarized the benefits of the well-designed apprenticeship program in that article, so I…

Would you pick the same from the new Puma Golf Palmetto Collection?

By: May 19, 2021
Puma Golf Palmetto Collection Sear Sucker Collection-shirt

The new Puma Golf Palmetto Collection pays homage to the PGA Championship and the classic styles of the South, debuting PUMA’s first technical seersucker fabric, with performance elements needed for golf. Designed using the Palmetto tree the state…

What will NexxChange gain from the acquisition of E-Golf4U?

By: May 19, 2021
Nexxchange-Egolf acquisition

We are witnessing the digitalization of golf club operations (including tee time booking). I wish even "Mickey Mouse" golf courses will understand now that the Excel-sheet and telephone-based golf club management is not viable and not profitable anymore.…