Monthly Archives: May 2023

Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort in Tuscany Italy

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

By: 2023. 05. 26.

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…

The Grove Club Car Bluetooth music speakers

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

By: 2023. 05. 25.

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…

Vattanac Golf Resort 18th hole-West with ClubUp

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

By: 2023. 05. 24.

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…

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

By: 2023. 05. 23.

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…

Quinta do Lago North 8th hole Algarve

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

By: 2023. 05. 22.

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…

Sweetspot main target groups for indoor golf

How to make indoor golf profitable with Sweetspot?

By: 2023. 05. 19.

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…

La Cala Resort padel court opening 2023

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

By: 2023. 05. 19.

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…

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

By: 2023. 05. 18.

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. …

Five Iron Golf Callaway Golf

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

By: 2023. 05. 17.

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…

Porsche European Open 2022

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

By: 2023. 05. 16.

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…

Vokey WedgeWorks_V_Grind_58 and 60 degree_close look

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

By: 2023. 05. 15.

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…

Tumblebrook Golf Course drawing

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

By: 2023. 05. 12.

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…

INFINITUM house with swimming pool

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

By: 2023. 05. 11.

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,…

The Breakers Palm Beach Capillary Wash Box

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

By: 2023. 05. 10.

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

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

By: 2023. 05. 10.

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…

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club 2nd hole

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

By: 2023. 05. 08.

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…

Rain Bird 952 Series Rotors 2023

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

By: 2023. 05. 05.

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…

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

By: 2023. 05. 04.

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 First Green STEM program in Australia

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

By: 2023. 05. 03.

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…

Donald Trump Trump International Scotland May 1st 2023

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

By: 2023. 05. 02.

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…