Monthly Archives: February 2017

Gleneagles golf course

Can Gleneagles host effectively a European Championship?

By: 2017. 02. 22.

Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships (between 2nd and 12th August 2018), a multi-sport event. To be staged every four years, the European Championships will combine the existing European Championships…

West Cliffs Golf Links

How will West Cliffs challenge the competitors?

By: 2017. 02. 21.

Do you remember when I wrote in last October about the new golf course to be built right next to Praia D'el Rey? The new golf course, West Cliffs Golf Links is almost ready. Only 99 days left…

Troon Glasco and Ryan

What are the latest promotions at Troon?

By: 2017. 02. 17.

As the current Troon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Easterbrook, has been appointed as the chief membership officer for the PGA of America, Troon had to find a replacement. Troon has named Mike Ryan and…

Medinah Country Club organic garden

Happy birthday to Medinah Country Club’s organic garden!

By: 2017. 02. 15.

I assume you would expect many things to hear from and about Medinah Country Club, but about their organic garden. Yes, organic garden. You read it correctly. Last December, I found in Global Golf Advisors' 2016 National Trends…

Insurance Golf-course-fire

Does insurance add value to a golf club?

By: Daniel Bateup 2017. 02. 14.

Insurance is rarely recognized as a value-add to a golf club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One thing will always remain consistent & that’s people would rather play from the fairway (financial security) than suffer…

fibodo on mobile and tablet

How can Fibodo improve PGA Pros’ business performance?

By: 2017. 02. 10.

With golfers becoming increasingly mobile, it is obvious that PGA Pros need to catch up with this situation. UK adults in 2015 spent their time with mobile nonvoice media more than ever before (source: ComScore Mobile Metrix). The vast majority…

PGA Catalunya Resort David_Bataller

Impressive superintendent career at PGA Catalunya Resort

By: 2017. 02. 09.

PGA Catalunya Resort has appointed David Bataller as its new Director of Golf Operations. This could be a regular career news, but I think it is worth to understand what kind of achievement is this for both sides. David…

Scotty Cameron Futura putters

Are the new Scotty Cameron Futura putters really innovative?

By: 2017. 02. 08.

The new line of Scotty Cameron Futura putters will be available in US golf shops from March 17: New Futura putters: MAP $379 | MSRP $410 New Futura 6M Dual Balance putter: MAP $399 | MSRP $425 The…

Secret Valley Golf Club

What could make Secret Valley Golf Club truly attractive?

By: 2017. 02. 06.

It was funny to read about the Secret Valley Golf Club (Cyprus; part of the Bank of Cyprus’ investment portfolio) that it is one of the most popular golf courses in Cyprus. Not so far away from the Secret…

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Will the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open pass the sustainability test?

By: 2017. 02. 01.

Tomorrow will kick off The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The Organizers are expecting to have over half a million spectators. We could think for a while that this is going to be another Waste Management…