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What are the results of the England Golf & Toptracer cooperation so far?

By: November 26, 2021
Toptracer UK Boys squad 2

I told my audience at the 2021 GCMA National Conference that today's businesses no longer compete only within their market category or industry. The personalized experiences delivered by disruptors such as Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Uber, etc., and a…

Sir Nick Faldo’s 1st French project: Golf de Val-Grand

By: November 25, 2021
Sir Nick’s renovation of Golf de Val-Grand

I must admit I have not heard anything in the last 12 years about Golf de Val-Grand (25 km from the center of Paris). Maybe not by accident. Sir Nick Faldo was asked to rejuvenate and re-energize Golf…

How to successfully onboard great professionals in golf clubs?

By: November 19, 2021
Onboarding workflow by Beekeeper

Did you know that 46% of new hires fail and leave a company within the first 3-6 months on the job? And not only that but 89% of the time when new hires leave it’s an issue of…

How will Troon deliver the best experience for Bay Creek’s members?

By: November 18, 2021
Bay Creek Aerial Image

Troon has been selected to manage Bay Creek, a beach and golf community located along Virginia’s Eastern Shore in Cape Charles. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf and club operations, food & beverage, golf course…

The Golfbreaks partnership has proved its worth to Mastercard

By: November 17, 2021
Golfbreaks Mastercard partnership in 2022 too

It is not a big surprise why Mastercard is satisfied with the Golfbreaks partnership. Can you imagine the value of a fresh and up-to-date email database of customers with high purchasing power? Golfbreaks, according to its confession, has…

How will TPG Capital & Symphony Ventures accelerate Troon’s growth?

By: November 16, 2021
Troon HQ Scottsdale

Troon has signed a definitive agreement for TPG Capital, the private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, to make a significant strategic investment in the company. TPG Capital is joined by Symphony Ventures, the investment fund of…

How does EcoBunker help revitalize Skylark Golf & Country Club?

By: November 15, 2021
Skylark Golf & Country Club EcoBunker close look

Before I get into the details, I cannot neglect the adventurous history of the Skylark Golf & Country Club (previous name: Quinn Dell). Just Develop It Limited (JDI; a global investment company based in Hampshire, UK) acquired the…

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: November 10, 2021
The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

Befriend AI Golf putting aid to decrease your HCP!

By: November 1, 2021
AI Golf The Greenkeeper putting aid first step

Now I read that beginners and non-complete beginner golfers face 10 major challenges. One of their challenges is hit the putt. I am sure we can agree on that there is no annoying more than three or more…

How to empower golf club frontline workers to succeed?

By: October 19, 2021
Golf course operations frontline workers

The world of work has changed. Expectations of both employers and employees have changed. A significant number of golf club employees are quitting their jobs citing issues related to the employee experience (EX), from lack of work-life balance…

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John Deere is supporting GCSAA’s First Green Program

By: November 11, 2021
First Green Program GCSAA logo

John Deere Golf has made a donation to the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to support First Green, which provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at golf courses. John…

How can Sotogrande Stay & Play package offer make our lives more pleasant?

By: November 9, 2021
La Reserva Club Sotogrande view to the Mediterranean

Not surprisingly, you are happy to read more about the offers of the Sotogrande. It is fair to say that in 2021 we were looking for: Sustainable spaces - we care much more about the spaces in which…

The Thornbury Golf Centre embarked on a £600,000 irrigation investment project

By: November 8, 2021
Thornbury Golf Centre-golf course

Thornbury Golf Centre - near Bristol - will start soon a £600,000 irrigation investment project (funded by club owner and operator, Burhill Group Limited (BGL)) with the aim of amplifying the look and playability of both golf courses,…

Would you accept The QHotels Collection’s winter membership offer?

By: November 5, 2021
Oulton Hall QHotels Collection autumn 2021

How do you prepare for the winter season at your golf clubs? What do you offer to your golf club members and guests? As I read the weather forecasts for winter 2021-22 (in the UK), we can expect…

What can TaylorMade Golf achieve with the acquisition of Nassau Golf?

By: November 4, 2021
TaylorMade Golf TP5 golf balls

Nassau Golf Co. Ltd has been part of TaylorMade’s golf ball supply chain for over 15 years, making urethane and ionomer balls, as well as mantles for TaylorMade’s TP5/TP5X facility in Liberty, South Carolina.  TaylorMade Golf has completed…

2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will be in an in-person format

By: November 3, 2021
2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

How hungry we are for personal meetings and gatherings! The good news is that the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show (Feb. 5-10 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center) will be in an in-person format.…

Sir Nick Faldo’s latest Signature masterpiece: Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course

By: November 2, 2021
Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course to begin the course's groundbreaking

The construction of Sir Nick Faldo's latest Signature masterpiece, the Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course is in progress. The centerpiece of the multi-million-dollar project in the northeast of Vietnam will be an 18-hole championship course, capable of…

How would you upgrade Penha Longa Resort’s The Atlantic golf course?

By: October 27, 2021
Penha Long Resort The Atlantic Course

In 2019, I recommended Penha Longa Resort for five reasons: golf experience: The Atlantic & The Monastery golf courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; cycling; surfing;wine experience;gastronomy - 3 restaurants with Michelin Stars Penha Longa Resort has…

Atlas Turf & Golf Saudi to develop the region’s first turf farm in Saudi Arabia

By: October 26, 2021
ATA signing, Golf Saudi CEO, Majed Al Sorour and Atlas Turf President, John Holmes

I have just learned - at the University of Georgia's Turfgrass management certificate program - the 7 turfgrass species that are good salt-tolerant: bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans), and seashore paspalum. One…

The European Tour has chosen Al Hamra Golf Club to host one of its tournaments

By: October 25, 2021
Al Hamra Golf Club 3rd Hole

Last time I was able to tell you that the Al Hamra Golf Club (managed by Troon International) became the first golf club in the entire Middle East region to go fully plastic-free. The Al Hamra Golf Club’s next big…