Monthly Archives: December 2016

Abu Dhabi Invitational

Who will win the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational?

By: 2016. 12. 22.

Paul McGinley will lead a host of star names at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links on Yas Island from January 28-29, 2017. He will captain a Professional Golfers’ Team against a Celebrity Team…

Potowomut Golf Club

What are the challenges of the Potowomut Golf Club?

By: 2016. 12. 21.

Here comes Troon's latest new business win. They have been selected to manage Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick, Rhode Island. Potowomut Golf Club is a historic private facility that features an 18-hole Walter Johnson-designed golf course. Johnson was a…


What are the features of the new Powerband?

By: 2016. 12. 20.

Adidas Golf announced the new generation of Powerband Boa Boost golf shoes. The new edition of Powerband Boa Boost comes with 3 major innovations: BOOST™ cushioning: midsole cushioning for walking comfort and energy return a brand new L6 Boa® Closure…

Troon Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What could Troon wish more for Christmas?

By: 2016. 12. 19.

It seems like, the Troon-managed Abu Dhabi Golf Club was able to keep up the outstanding customer experience performance from last year. In 2015, they received the "Best Golf Course above 500 AED of the Year" at the Middle…

5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

Secrets of the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

By: 2016. 12. 15.

Last week ended the 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit (4th-6th December 2016) at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. More than 50 of the world's top CEOs and general managers were among the participants from places like Valderamma, The Wisley, Queenwood, Royal Dornoch…

Why the Auckland luxury real estate sales are in the spotlight?

By: 2016. 12. 14.

Would you believe that Auckland saw a 63% growth in million-dollar-plus sales thanks to strong international and local demand? Some real estate analysts say that there is a connection between the growth of Auckland real estate sales and…

Ping has a new CEO

PING continues to be a family company

By: 2016. 12. 13.

John Karsten Solheim, the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim will be the new president of PING from January 1, 2017. He succeeds Doug Hawken as president, who is retiring after a distinguished 45-year career with the company. But…

flexible membership

How to convert nomadic golfers to golf club members?

By: 2016. 12. 09.

One of the key findings of the European Golf Course Owners Association's Vision 20/20 (published in 2014) was the importance of flexibility. Their study found that full membership will decline and flexible membership will grow. Flexible packages (aka "golf credits")…

Connectivity is important to Boavista Golf & Spa Resort

By: 2016. 12. 08.

I have kept saying to golf club since the launch of the Club Car Precedent i3 golf cars is to prefer this golf cart model over those without the Visage navigation system. Connectivity with customers and colleagues is essential…

cobra puma golf

How long will Cobra PUMA Golf sponsor Lexi Thompson?

By: 2016. 12. 07.

Lexi Thompson (ranked #5 in the world) has just signed a long-term extension with Cobra Puma Golf. It seems like that with her victory at the Honda LPGA Thailand she was able to convince Cobra PUMA Golf to extend…

What are the hopes of the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts?

By: 2016. 12. 05.

It seems like that UK’s largest independently owned hotel group the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have not returned home empty-handed from the latest International Golf Travel Market that was held between November 14-17 in Mallorca. Macdonald Hotels & Resort said that they…

Was golf successful enough at the Rio 2016 Olympics?

By: 2016. 12. 02.

One of the key topics of the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum was the evaluation of the participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Did you follow the golf tournaments of the Olympics? What I see as a key challenge…