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Why is Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort joining the exclusive Autograph Collection brand?

By: May 26, 2023
Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort in Tuscany Italy

The Autograph Collection hotel brand of Marriott International was launched in 2009. It is one of the 3 soft brands from Marriott International, the others being Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio, both inherited as part of the merger…

Why did The Grove order a Club Car fleet with Bluetooth music speakers?

By: May 25, 2023
The Grove Club Car Bluetooth music speakers

You may remember from 2017 when I reported on Greg Norman's "Shark Experience" service for Club Car golf carts. Verizon provided the content (E.g. music, live sports, news, entertainment, golf tips by Greg Norman) in those days. It…

To what extent can ClubUp improve the caddy experience of golfers?

By: May 24, 2023
Vattanac Golf Resort 18th hole-West with ClubUp

Inflation is a big challenge for many countries in the last couple of years. Not entirely unfounded, many people also fear a recession, which could reach us even this year. At the same time, I think it is…

How will Toptracer Coach take golf instruction to the next level?

By: May 23, 2023
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I dare to say, "thanks" to COVID digital coaching skyrocketed in several sports. Just think about the popularity of Tonal and Peloton in the fitness space. There have already been attempts to support the work of PGA professionals…

How does Quinta do Lago automate online tee time bookings to improve efficiency?

By: May 22, 2023
Quinta do Lago North 8th hole Algarve

The tour operator sector is probably the most behind technologically. A recent survey by Arival of more than 3,500 businesses found that more than half of day tour operators are still not using an online booking system. This is not efficient for…

How to make indoor golf profitable with Sweetspot?

By: May 19, 2023
Sweetspot main target groups for indoor golf

The National Golf Foundation’s latest annual state-of-industry Graffis Report had a very interesting finding. Namely, while on-course participation in golf increased by 2% from 2021 to 2022, off-course participation in the game rose by 13% in that same…

What benefits will the new padel courts provide to La Cala Resort?

By: May 19, 2023
La Cala Resort padel court opening 2023

It's unbelievable how rapidly the popularity of padel is growing. Gradually, it will be difficult to imagine modern golf clubs and golf resorts without padel courts. Am I correct? Am I exaggerating? What is certain is that according…

What striking can Forbes Advisor show about the best European golf destinations?

By: May 18, 2023
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The Forbes Advisor made an attempt to rank European golf destinations based on new and not-so-new criteria: number and quality of courses, value for money, green fees, courses that are ranked as world-class, and annual sunshine, and rainfall. …

How does Five Iron Golf ride the popularity of indoor golf?

By: May 17, 2023
Five Iron Golf Callaway Golf

It seems that the popularity and growth of indoor golf and golf simulators are unstoppable. Within a few weeks, I came across two indoor golf services. One is the Swedish RUFF Indoor Golf (7 locations), and the other…

How much competition can we expect at the 40th Porsche European Open?

By: May 16, 2023
Porsche European Open 2022

I find the 40th Porsche European Open (1-4 June) interesting because the news broke in the Guardian last week that Porsche's sponsorship had become doubtful. This may have arisen because Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer were banned from…

How could the Donald Ross-designed Tumblebrook Golf Course return to its former glory?

By: May 12, 2023
Tumblebrook Golf Course drawing

I always get very excited when I hear about a golf course designed by a famous golf course designer of the past (e.g. A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross, Harry Colt, James Braid, Charles Blair Macdonald, etc.) being renovated. Such…

Who are the winners of the 2022 EMEA Toptracer Range Awards?

By: April 4, 2023
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Toptracer, the #1 range technology in golf, celebrated the successes of its partners at the 2022 EMEA Toptracer Range Awards event in March 2023. The ceremony is designed to celebrate the combined success of Toptracer’s growing community of…

Are you on the back 9 of your facilities software?! 

By: March 30, 2023
Ian Brigmann COO Club Caddie

We here at Golf Business Monitor do our best to stay on top of all things Golf, all things Media, and all things Technology, but sometimes even internally things slip through the cracks, and we put off updating…

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How will bounce the limited edition Vokey WedgeWorks 58° & 60° V Grind wedges?

By: May 15, 2023
Vokey WedgeWorks_V_Grind_58 and 60 degree_close look

Vokey WedgeWorks introduces the new Limited 58.10° and 60.10° V Grind, inspired by the collaboration of Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill with tour players worldwide. The Vokey WedgeWorks V Grind is designed for players seeking…

What to expect in the 2nd phase of INFINITUM’s real estate project?

By: May 11, 2023
INFINITUM house with swimming pool

INFINITUM has begun the sale of 119 exclusive homes in the second phase an ambitious real-estate project. The development - which begins construction this month – will be comprised of 34 terraced and semi-detached villas, 4 detached villas,…

How much can the Capillary Wash Box help in mitigating bunker costs?

By: May 10, 2023
The Breakers Palm Beach Capillary Wash Box

We all know that to achieve top-quality bunkers, we need to invest cca. 15-25% of our labor budget maintaining bunkers annually and then we didn't talk about the material cost. But what if a golf club decides not…

GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program reached a new donation record.

By: May 10, 2023
GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program

For the second year in a row, the GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program supporting turfgrass research broke records, yielding more than $544,500 during its April 24-30 online auction, an increase of $53,300 over 2022. The GCSAA Foundation…

What golf tournament is coming to Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in May?

By: May 8, 2023
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club 2nd hole

I'm a little surprised that I haven't written about Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in the last 14 years. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club was designed by Brian Curley and Fred Couples in 2002. All this despite the…

For optimal course playing conditions: the new Rain Bird 952 Series Rotors

By: May 5, 2023
Rain Bird 952 Series Rotors 2023

When I heard about the new Rain Bird 952 Series Rotors, I wanted to figure out how it helps to save water and how much versatility and flexibility it offers. Last summer's big news was that water usage…

Why would the IAGTO European Convention return to Marbella in 2024?

By: May 4, 2023

IAGTO's flagship event, the IAGTO European Convention (IEC) was held in Marbella in Andalucía’s Costa del Sol from 24-26 April 2023. The three-day event was attended by 634 delegates from 46 countries, making it IAGTO’s largest and most…

GCSAA’s First Green STEM education program will be available in Australia soon!

By: May 3, 2023
GCSAA First Green STEM program in Australia

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) are partnering to have ASTMA exclusively present GCSAA’s First Green STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education program in Australia. Founded in 1997, First…

Where would be worth it for Donald Trump to build a new golf course in Scotland?

By: May 2, 2023
Donald Trump Trump International Scotland May 1st 2023

I never thought I would ever mention Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, in the Golf Business Monitor. The reason for this is that I don't want to talk about politics, but only about the…

Why did Morpeth Golf Club invest now in new John Deere golf course equipment?

By: April 28, 2023
John Deere Morpeth Golf Club-2

Two years ago we heard that the new management of Morpeth Golf Club was planning to invest £1m to enhance and upgrade the golf club. As part of the investment extensive refurbishment of the clubhouse has already been…