53 entries: "customer journey"

2020 Troon Cards logo

2020 Troon Cards in the lights of loyalty marketing trends

By: 2019. 10. 09.

The 2020 Troon Cards officially went on sale on Tuesday, October 1. This is why I thought to share with you what kind of loyalty marketing trends I am expecting for 2020. What I try to do now…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

Der Öschberghof hotel clubhouse with view of the golf course

Why will Öschberghof put a spell on you too?

By: 2019. 09. 26.

The impressions and memories are still fresh to give you a proper review on the 5-star superior resort Der Öschberghof. Claus Feldt (Management consultant: golf & sport, Der Öschberghof) invited me to their FAM trip. This is how…

Burhill Golf Club Clubhouse Hero of Burhill Golf and Leisure

25% membership growth at Burhill Golf and Leisure

By: 2019. 08. 29.

It was obvious to me that Burhill Golf and Leisure is doing an impressive job in the field of customer experience development. Last year at the CEA (Customer Engagement Academy) Customer Experience Awards 3 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues…

NTT DATA billboard at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club

How AI contributed to the success of the 148th Open Championship?

By: 2019. 07. 22.

There are more and more pieces of evidence that AI (artificial intelligence) is penetrating into the golf industry. In 2017, Pebble Beach Resort launched its AI-based virtual concierge service. Another great example is Callaway Golf's Epic Flash Driver…

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club Sam Oliver 59Club golf club customer experience

Golf club customer experience – It’s not a mystery

By: Simon Wordsworth - CEO, 59Club 2019. 05. 27.

59 is the ultimate score in golf, the holy grail if you like, something that most of us can only ever dream of achieving – that’s what 59club is about, it’s striving to achieve the ultimate. My aim…

attracting customers - online tee time booking

Online tee time bookings can be simple in Italy if…

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Almost a year ago I composed the list of TOP10 online tee time booking solutions for Portugal and Spain. The article received many comments and feedbacks. Among the comments, I found a very legitimate one, namely where are…

148th Open-Royal Portrush Golf Course

High hopes for the success of the 148th Open in Northern Ireland

By: 2019. 04. 16.

Last week I had an interesting conversation about the possible effects of Brexit on UK golf clubs. I thought to share with you some of our worries/concerns before letting you know the high hopes of Royal Portrush Golf…

59club Service Excellence Awards’ 2017-18 award winners

The nominees of the 59club Service Excellence Awards are…

By: 2019. 03. 11.

The very first step of improving customer experience in our golf clubs is the measurement of CX. This is why I am happy to see so much nominees at the latest 59club Service Excellence Awards. Today, customer experience…

2018 BoardRoom Awards

Troon wins on the 2018 BoardRoom Awards almost routinely

By: 2019. 01. 23.

The 2018 BoardRoom Awards was the 5th year in Troon's life when they win this prestigious awards. Troon was named “Management Company of the Year” for 2018 by BoardRoom Magazine in the publication’s 20th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards.  What makes this achievement really impressive…

Scottish Golf Tourism Industry

Can Scottish Golf Tourism industry exceed the £325 million target?

By: 2018. 12. 27.

In 2016, the study of VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise found that the Scottish golf tourism industry worths £286 million. The Scots are very optimistic now. A review of Scotland’s National Golf Tourism Strategy has extended the industry’s target…

Bob-Vokey-HandGround-For golfers seeking tour-level customizations

Vokey’s HandGround program: feel like tour players!

By: 2018. 12. 14.

There is no week when I do not hear about the importance of product and service personalization.  Do you remember Mac Daddy 4 Callaway Custom Wedges from February 2018?  Callaway is offering tour-level customization & personalization for Mac Daddy…

Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL)-The Shropshire Golf Centre-Stuart-Perry-GM

The Shropshire Golf Centre & the return on customer experience investment

By: 2018. 12. 06.

In less than a year, I had the chance to talk about customer experience measurement both with Colin Mayes (CEO, Burhill Group) and Guy Riggott (Operations Director, Burhill Group) about customer experience measurement. It was great to hear…

authentic golf travel experience is on demand

Provide authentic golf travel experience or you will lose!

By: 2018. 12. 04.

Last month, I had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the owner of Tee Times Golf Agency (a leading Portuguese golf travel agency) about the possible new roles of golf travel agencies in the promotion of existing and/or…

Understand your golf club's customers' journeys!

Understand your golf club’s customers’ journeys!

By: 2018. 11. 23.

It was a great pleasure and honour to give a presentation on customer journey mapping in golf clubs at the latest CMAE European Conference on Club Management 2018 in Marbella. I thought to share with you what do…

Forest of Arden customer experience measurement

Are golf club members our best auditors?

By: 2018. 10. 22.

The importance of continuously evaluating the customer journey at your venue cannot be overstated. Daily your Clubs members and visitors arrive at your facility with an expectation. That expectation will be different for all venues, but as Club…

Golf travel agency loyalty programs

Do golf travel agencies reward customer loyalty?

By: 2018. 09. 17.

The golf travel agencies are in a really challenging situation when golf tourists can switch easily from one distribution channel to another. In short, people have many booking options at their fingertips. Customer loyalty is not a simple…

2018 World of Leading Golf Awards

Who are the real winners of the 2018 World of Leading Golf Awards?

By: 2018. 09. 13.

As you know I am not a big fan of golf magazines' TOP100 and of similar lists. Years passing by and my skepticism regarding their credibility is just growing. I would like to circle back for a moment…

Cobra Puma Golf joins Foremost EMP Premium member service

What is the next chapter in Cobra Puma Golf’s retail support?

By: 2018. 07. 25.

I have got an impression that there is a quite big silence around Cobra Puma Golf. Last news I heard from them is that they have extended their sponsorship contract with Rickie Fowler. Most recently in the UK,…

Troon Privé Rio Verde Community and Country Club

What can Troon Privé expect from high NPS score?

By: 2018. 03. 15.

The Troon Privé managed Rio Verde Country Club and Community are in a very good mood. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, was hired to manage the club in mid-2016. Earlier this year, members approved a…