21 entries: "fan engagement"

Bernardus Golf SOLHEIM CUP 2026

Why did Bernardus Golf become the host of the 2026 Solheim Cup?

By: 2022. 11. 16.

The organizers of the Solheim Cup did not leave the selection of the host venue for the 2026 Solheim Cup to chance. The routine Bernardus Golf - hosted the Dutch Open on the DP World Tour in 2021,…

Amundi Evian Championship trophy

What opportunities does Rolex see in supporting the Amundi Evian Championship?

By: 2022. 07. 21.

The Amundi Evian Championship (21–24 July, Evian Resort Golf Club) is the only Major played in continental Europe. Rolex, a partner of the event for more than 20 years, will once again be the Official Timekeeper. Rolex is…

Jon Podany CCO USGA

What will be the top commercial priorities of the USGA in the coming years?

By: 2022. 06. 22.

Recently - at the U.S. Open, at The Country Club, Brookline - I had the chance to interview Jon Podany the Chief Commercial Officer of the USGA. This is what you can read here. Jon Podany, Chief Commercial…

2022 Porsche European Open with PGA Tour stars

What are the 5 reasons to visit the 2022 Porsche European Open in June?

By: 2022. 05. 05.

I know there is a difference between the size of the prizes at the BMW PGA Championship ($8 Million) and the Porsche European Open (1,75 Million Euros; June 2-5; Green Eagle Golf Courses’ Porsche Nord Course). For the…

Legends Tour 2022

Where will the 3 Legends Tour events be in 2022?

By: 2022. 04. 20.

Who doesn't want to meet his favorite golfer live, even if he is over his career peak? This is why worth attending the Legends Tour in 2022. I would definitely be there also to learn something new swing…

2021 Porsche European Open audience

Will the 2022 Porsche European Open be a blockbuster?

By: 2021. 12. 08.

I look forward to seeing how the organizers of the 2022 Porsche European Open deal with the challenges posed by the pandemic. What can they offer to make us feel better on the spot, but even if we…

2021 Amundi Evian Championship Rolex sponsorship

What can Rolex expect from sponsoring the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship?

By: 2021. 07. 21.

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on how rights holders sell sponsorship, brands make sponsorship investments, and how commercial partnerships are activated. In addition, advancing technology is changing the way how fans participate, engage…

Race to Dubai European Tour Martin Kaymer Rolex

Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex vs sports sponsorship trends

By: 2020. 12. 11.

I see the coronavirus has triggered changes in sports sponsorship as well. The organizers of the Race to Dubai (of course other golf tournaments too), but also its sponsors like Rolex have to face and embrace the changes…

Paul-Williams-Toptracer technology solutions

Which technology solutions will excite golfers?

By: Paul Williams - General Manager Toptracer Europe 2020. 02. 05.

I believe technology has a significant role in creating defining moments and exceptional customer experience for golfers and golf club guests. Based on your reactions to my previous post about Toptracer Range 100th installation in Europe, I thought…

Guy Kinnings about the 2020 Ryder Cup

The 2020 Ryder Cup from the organizer’s perspective

By: Guy Kinnings - Deputy CEO, Ryder Cup Director & CCO at PGA European Tour 2020. 01. 27.

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be hosted on The Straits® at Whistling Straits. The late Pete Dye designed both courses at Whistling Straits, as well as both courses at Blackwolf Run®. The Whistling Straits has a huge experience in…

Berkhamsted Golf Club Berkhamsted trophy

Berkhamsted Golf Club enables gender equality in elite golf

By: 2020. 01. 17.

As you may have noticed I don't write or very rarely about golf tournaments. If I write it is because of sustainability or fan engagement best practices. The reason why I am writing about the Berkhamsted Trophy is…

Signing Ceremony 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

The 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters found a new host!

By: 2019. 10. 22.

Since 1998, the Doha Golf Club has been the host venue of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But now, the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, a European Tour event is moving to the Education City Golf Club. This…

The 2019 Solheim Cup - the winning European Team

Record crowds at The 2019 Solheim Cup

By: 2019. 09. 17.

I was so happy to see Europe is winning The 2019 Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013. What is even nicer is the record crowds. More than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup…

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…

World's Best Put Saudi Arabia on Global Golfing Map

The 1st ever European Tour event to be held in Saudi Arabia

By: 2019. 01. 29.

You know I usually do not write about golf tournament unless there is something extraordinary or anything about fan engagement and event promotion best practices. I could not resist sharing with you the news about the inaugural Saudi…

Golf GameBook Ryder Cup 2018 fan_game1_final

Are you a real Ryder Cup fan? Test it NOW!

By: 2018. 08. 07.

I can promise you I will not ask you as a Ryder Cup fan when will start the 2018 Ryder Cup. Just in case: 25th September 2018. Regarding major golf tournaments and events, I always highlight the importance…

2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

Can the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions engage its fans?

By: 2018. 07. 03.

The 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions will take place between 25th to 28th October at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai. I think many of you would ask Justin Rose if he can defend his championship title not. After winning the 2017 WGC-HSBC…

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - New pin flags presented by Abdulla Kalban from EGA

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship secured a new sponsor

By: 2017. 10. 18.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which each January launches the Desert Swing as part of the European Tour will be renamed in 2018 to Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The parties have signed recently a sponsorship deal.…

the open royal troon flag 18th

Hosting The Open fulfilled the expectations of Scotland

By: 2017. 01. 31.

As we are getting closer to the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale  (16th - 23rd July 2017), it is worth to summarize the business results of the previous event: Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million…

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…