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How does the Burhill Group solve the current business challenges?

By: May 17, 2021
BGL-Burhill Group-Facilities-Andy Hiseman

After learning in April that Burhill Group finished in 7th place at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards, I wondered how they had achieved that success. This is why I ask in this interview…

Who is the best distributor of Bernhard and Company in Europe?

By: May 13, 2021
Bernhard and Company-European Distributor of the year 2020

Bernhard and Company, has announced Grasvardsmaskiner AB of Sweden (GVM), as the winner of its coveted European Distributor of the Year award for 2020. Inaugurated in 2013, the annual Bernhard and Company Distributor of the Year Awards recognize…

How John Deere is helping golf clubs’ sustainability efforts?

By: May 10, 2021
John Deere golf course mower in action

Probably you have already noticed that I truly care about golf clubs' sustainability efforts. So far, I showed golf clubs' sustainability initiatives. I thought it would be interesting to know what do golf turf equipment manufacturers, like John…

Gamble Sands’ QuickSands course officially Opens on…

By: May 6, 2021
Gamble Sands’ QuickSands Hole 3

Gamble Sands’ David McLay Kidd-designed QuickSands Course a 14-hole short course is open for resort and daily-fee play since May 1st. The development of the golf course started in late winter 2019-20. QuickSands is laid out to the…

How Acushnet is developing outstanding employee experience?

By: May 5, 2021
Acushnet Awards with the winners

Last year I saw so many employee experience development initiatives at Acushnet UK. I really like them. For this reason, I thought to interview Matthew Johnson, the general manager of Acushnet UK. How do you define what is…

Is Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel attractive to you?

By: May 4, 2021
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel balcony view

Now that I have received my second vaccination on Friday, I feel like I have to travel abroad to play golf. Two years ago I wrote that we should visit less known Portuguese golf resorts because often they…

BIGGA & Syngenta in the battle against leatherjackets. Are you too?

By: May 3, 2021
Damage caused by predators searching for leatherjackets resized

Leatherjackets are one of the most dangerous lawn pests found in the UK. If I remember well, 1999 was the worst year for golf clubs in the UK. To better understand the possible threat in leatherjackets (=the grubs/larvae…

How to digitize your golf club tee time booking in 10 minutes?

By: April 6, 2021
golf club tee time booking in 10 minutes

The current pandemic forced many golf clubs that they should start taking their golf operations’ (including tee time booking) digitalization seriously. If you have read John P. Kotter’s book Leading Change, you might say the COVID-19 pandemic could/is…

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What are the achievements of the PGA National Czech Republic in sustainability?

By: April 29, 2021
PGA National Czech Republic - Sustainability.infographic

It has been almost a year since I was able to participate in the official launch of the PGA National Czech Republic. I had already heard then about the participation of the PGA National Czech Republic in the OnCourse…

First Tee edition Bridgestone Golf e6 golf balls will be available in…

By: April 28, 2021
Special First Tee edition Bridgestone Golf e6 golf balls

I am very pleased that Bridgestone Golf is trying to make golf available to those who would otherwise have a hard time accessing the game of golf. What is it about? Bridgestone Golf has just announced a special…

3-in-1: Troon to manage 3 golf courses of Sanyo Foods

By: April 27, 2021
Yorba Linda Country Club Hole 5 Sanyo Foods

For a long time, I have not heard of such a big new business win like Troon's recently. Troon has been selected to manage three Southern California golf courses owned by Garden Grove-based Sanyo Foods Corporation of America: Yorba…

Mas Garriga is the new great escape destination after the lockdown!

By: April 26, 2021
Mas Garriga building Hotel Peralada Wine Spa Golf-resized

Last week I really enjoy discovering The Manor House's latest acquisition the Baker’s Cottage (in Castle Combe village). Since then, I have learned a new term: self-contained house. Both Baker's Cottage and Mas Garriga are self-contained houses. Hotel Peralada Wine Spa &…

How Landmand Golf Club sold all of its membership before the opening?

By: April 22, 2021
Landmand Golf Club hole 16 with 17 and 18 in distance

I thought to share with you a very promising golf club business news, just right before the weekend. Landmand Golf Club has sold out its membership offering 6 months before its planned opening! The Landmand Golf Club will…

Why does The Manor House find Baker’s Cottage so attractive?

By: April 21, 2021
Baker's Cottage living room example

With the acquisition of Baker's Cottage (in Castle Combe village), The Manor House is taking advantage of one of the current hotel trends. Namely, the hyper-local design & hometels. When I saw the first pictures of Baker's Cottage,…

How will Troon Privé help Esplanade Golf & Country Club?

By: April 20, 2021
Esplanade Golf & Country Club

Troon has been selected to manage Esplanade Golf & Country Club, a private club and community located in Naples, Florida. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf, club, resort-style amenities, food & beverage operations,…

PING is launching 11 putter models in 2021. Find your best!

By: April 15, 2021
2021 PING putter models Anser Cross Section

I haven’t written about PING putter models in a while. Therefore, I decided to change this and share with you the latest PING putter models (11!). I will not detail all of them just my 6 favorite putter…

Burhill Group in the TOP 10 at the BDO Profit Track 100 awards

By: April 13, 2021
Sunday Times BDO 100 Profit Track BGL w number

In the last five years, I saw at least 5 great initiatives at Burhill Group that can explain their latest success at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards. I appreciate especially these initiatives: Investing in…

Can Husqvarna convince the greenkeepers with its robotic lawnmowers?

By: April 12, 2021
Husqvarna robotic lawnmower CEORA teaser

Maybe I need to re-evaluate the autonomous/robotic lawnmowers? It so happened that I found an interesting study by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF) on this topic. The study found: Results from 2020 showed few significant…