93 entries: France

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The 2018 Ryder Cup … a golf development factor in France

By: Olivier Denis-Massé, CMO, French Golf Federation 2018. 07. 16.

When the French Golf Federation submitted a bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, ambitions were strong for French golf! More courses, more golfers, more champions, and moreover bring golf into the heart of the French population, as…

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What are the golf development challenges in France?

By: Pierre Chevallier - Assistant GM @ Golf de Saint-Cloud 2017. 12. 27.

Whereas pace of play might be the most crucial issue to face for golf development in France, time management for Club Managers is due to become one of most relevant KPI. Take your time, not everyone else’s When…

Alstom Open De France’s 1st Austrian winner

By: 2015. 07. 06.

Bernd Wiesberger (World ranking: 23; FootJoy brand ambassador) produced an impressive final round of 65 (a 13 under total) to win the Alstom Open de France at future Ryder Cup host venue Le Golf National. Bernd Wiesberger is the first…

France selected to host 2018 Ryder Cup

By: 2011. 05. 17.

What a big surprise! France was selected to host 2018 Ryder Cup. This is a great achievement to France, especially when we know who were the competitors (Germany, Spain, Portugal). The games will be played on Le Golf…

Vicente Rubio Finca Cortesin general director

Will women feel more welcomed at Finca Cortesin after the Solheim Cup?

By: 2021. 09. 13.

It is not big news if I tell you that the 2023 Solheim Cup will be held in Finca Cortesin between September 18-24, 2023. Finca Cortesin will become the first venue in Spain to stage the Solheim Cup. What excites me much…

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winners Rhian Barton and Matthew Milligan

Who won the 2nd Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year competition?

By: 2021. 09. 08.

I found an interesting study from O.C. Tanner. They found the most important driver (37%) of great work is "Recognize me". To have a successful culture of recognition, you need to consider these 5 factors: Be specific &…

Jean-franck Burou the new ADGF president

What business challenges will the new President of the ADGF face?

By: 2021. 08. 30.

As you may have noticed in recent years, I have tried to provide more insight into the French golf industry. I interviewed Olivier Denis-Massé (CMO, French Golf Federation - FFGOLF), Paul Armitage (former GM, Golf National), Pierre-André Uhlen,…

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Who is helping Roganstown Hotel & Country Club become sustainable?

By: 2021. 08. 25.

Before I share with you GreenClub’s latest new business win (Roganstown Hotel & Country Club) let's see what are the top sustainability trends in 2021. I see the following 5 sustainability trends golf clubs should follow: Decarbonisation of…

Alastair Higgs - Rain Bird career news

How positively Rain Bird is viewed as an employer?

By: 2021. 08. 16.

When I first heard about the promotion of Alastair Higgs (Europe Service Manager) and the appointment of Antonio Farina (Area Sales Manager: Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus), Rain Bird's corporate culture came to my mind unintentionally. As a…

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…

Nexxchange-Egolf acquisition

What will NexxChange gain from the acquisition of E-Golf4U?

By: 2021. 05. 19.

We are witnessing the digitalization of golf club operations (including tee time booking). I wish even "Mickey Mouse" golf courses will understand now that the Excel-sheet and telephone-based golf club management is not viable and not profitable anymore.…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

PING Europe Lisa Lovatt general manager

Is PING Europe’s new female leader good for profits?

By: 2020. 11. 27.

I was very happy to hear that PING Europe has got a female general manager. To understand the significance of this appointment and promotion, we should have a look at these stats: Today, 44% of companies have three…

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How “Troon Women’s Golf Month” is contributing to breast cancer awareness month?

By: 2020. 10. 05.

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research say "Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

Zala Springs Golf Resort wellness service

The great wellness escape to Zala Springs Golf Resort!

By: 2020. 07. 06.

These days when we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, many of us start thinking where and how can people feel recharged, improve their wellbeing and last but not least, play golf and…

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What will the European Tour look like for the rest of the year?

By: 2020. 05. 29.

Just like many other sports events, the European Tour is very interested in resuming the 2020 season and continue as business as usual. The global value of the sports industry was estimated to be $471bn in 2018. The…

Portuguese Golf Federation regulations covid19 Algarve

Is the Algarve really ready to welcome golf tourists again?

By: 2020. 05. 14.

Have you noticed the latest announcement of the Portuguese tourism board? It said the country's beaches and hotels will be ready to welcome tourists by mid-June. According to my source, a complete cancelation of the tourist season this…

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How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 2.

By: 2020. 04. 08.

As you probably heard of it that I started on Monday an article series about the coronavirus and its effect on our golf club business. The intention was/is to show how various golf club managers of leading golf…

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How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 1.

By: 2020. 04. 04.

With this post, I am launching an article series where I would like to share with you how various golf club managers of leading golf clubs are trying to respond commercially to coronavirus. My unhidden intention is to…