229 entries: "social media"

Why is social media helpful for Maderas Golf Club?

By: Corey Ross 2016. 10. 24.

The timing of the request to write this piece about social media success and golf is curious in that I’ve been reflecting a lot on the topic recently. It was a little over a year ago that I…

SkyCaddie pampers its social media fans

By: 2015. 03. 25.

SkyCaddie has overr 33,000 fans on its worldwide Facebook and Twitter channels. To reward these loyal fans, SkyCaddie has decided to provide original content celebrating the last 20 years of The Masters, in a 20-day countdown to 2015’s…

EA’s social media power with Tiger Woods

By: 2010. 03. 08.

Do we remember that EA (Electronic Arts) "Walk on Water" spot with Tiger Woods from 2009?The ad went viral and generated 4,682,727 views (8/3/2010) within less than a year. How much it would cost to reach such a…

PGA.com’s weak attempt in social media

By: 2010. 01. 31.

Recently I came across with PGA.com's Facebook brand page. While I analyzed this brand page, I was thinking about the goals and obejctives of it. What I know from my work  that companies are launching brand pages for…

Golf courses’ media mix and social media – part 2

By: 2009. 10. 26.

In my previous post I highlighted how and why golf courses should incorporate social media in their media mix. What I forgot to write in that post, is how branding changed in the last couple of years due…

Golf courses’ media mix and social media

By: 2009. 10. 25.

This week I participated in an interesting debate on LinkedIn.com about social media's role in golf courses' media mix. Some people said that it is a conservative industry, others that golf courses' marketing managers are lazy. While working…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 3)

By: 2009. 09. 20.

You probably asking me, after reading golf equipment industry in social media (part 2) why do I emphasize the importance/role of social media in golf product communication and how it will gear up sales. Starting point is 72%…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 2)

By: 2009. 08. 31.

As last I wrote, I am trying to discover how golf equipment industry are performing in social media particularly in Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In my study I checked the following brands: Ben Hogan, Benross, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra,…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media

By: 2009. 08. 28.

Recently I found Burson-Marsteller's study how Fortune 100 companies are using social media. Unfortunately non of the major golf equipment producers are on this list. However golf equipment manufacturers should pay attention to this new phenomenon. This founding…

Royal Greens Golf And Country Club Troon International

3 Troon International venues, in 3 countries & 3 different top-tier golf tournaments

By: 2023. 02. 02.

What would you do if you were in charge of promoting 3 known but not so hyped golf courses? This is what Troon International is now experimenting with by staging multiple top-tier events over the coming days. Within…

La Hacienda Links Golf Resort sea shore golf course real estate

What should La Hacienda Links Golf Resort do for a better golf experience?

By: 2023. 01. 25.

Last year I reported that La Hacienda Links Golf Resort was acquired by Millenium Hospitality. The Texas-based golf course architect Kurtis Bowman has redesigned the Links Course. A new contemporary clubhouse, driving range, and practice area have been completed. La Hacienda Links…

Peter Finch OGIO influencer marketing cooperation

How can Peter Finch help OGIO as Golf Brand Ambassador?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

More and more brands understand that they need to move more budget to influencer marketing as a more effective and accessible means of communication with consumers. It can also be a highly effective way to attract and connect…

BMW Group DP World Tour sponsorship deal 2023 car and trophy

How will BMW Group take advantage of the DP World Tour sponsorship?

By: 2022. 12. 13.

Before I go into the details of the extended partnership - until 2027 - between the BMW Group and the DP World Tour, it's worth a look at the state of the global sports sponsorship. Brand sponsorships in…

106th PGAof America Annual Meeting Don Rea Jr.

What do the PGA of America and the golf industry need to succeed?

By: 2022. 11. 24.

After hearing that Don Rea Jr. became the new vice president of the PGA of America, I thought it is a great moment to ask him about his plans, the challenges of the PGA of America, and the…

Joe Simpson Ipswich Golf Club Overall Winner BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022

Which greenkeeper deserves to win the BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022?

By: 2022. 11. 23.

Sometimes I am a little bit envious of the work of greenkeepers. They are able to see so many unique moments on the golf course that we golfers cannot. I see that much better application materials have been…

Golf Genius Golf Shop for PGA Professionals

What should the Golf Genius golf shop product know to be really useful?

By: 2022. 11. 07.

Wunderman Thompson's The Future Shopper Report 2022 found 5 trends that are really relevant to golf shops: Over half of spending is now online. Customers became comfortable with technology and demanding digital products and services. Poor experiences online…

St Andrews Links Trust Swilcan Bridge

Why has St Andrews Links Trust opted for cloud-based ERP software?

By: 2022. 08. 22.

Two years ago, I already mentioned how important digital transformation is for golf clubs in order to maintain competitiveness, enhance employee productivity, and serve guests more efficiently (see also customer experience & personalization). The main motivations of businesses…

Peter Finch The R&A at the 150th Open Championship

What can Peter Finch’s community of 500K+ be good for brands?

By: 2022. 08. 02.

Remember, authentic and organic always win. In the world of micro-influencers, authenticity is the currency. What can brands achieve from cooperating with mega-influencers like Peter Finch (500K followers on YouTube) or Rick Shiels? In a previous article, I…

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…

Bernhard and Company 10 delegates 2022

Why worth participating in Bernhard and Company’s 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip?

By: 2022. 07. 15.

Bernhard and Company has recently announced that the application process is officially open for the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip. Open to all full BIGGA members, the Bernhard and Company BIGGA Delegation is one of the most highly regarded…