21 entries: GEO Foundation

OnCourse Online Program by the GEO Foundation

What are the new benefits of the OnCourse program?

By: 2019. 12. 12.

The GEO Foundation has just announced the latest updates and changes in its OnCourse program. These are the new features of the OnCourse program: Annual Sustainability Scorecard - tracks the 32 Sustainability Metrics for Golf, giving clubs easy access…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

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…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: 2018. 08. 23.

By completing and the new and improved OnCourse® program, Le Golf National has expressed its commitment to sustainable business management. As a matter of fact, Le Golf National has retained its GEO certification. Recently, Ryder Cup Europe and The Ryder Cup Organising…

Sentosa Golf Club 2017 Volunteer of the Year Khun Minachi

Should Sentosa Golf Club convey its agronomy secrets?

By: 2017. 12. 14.

We can agree that it is not so simple for a superintendent to gain practical experience how to create sustainable high-end golf tournament turf quality. The Singaporean Sentosa Golf Club in cooperation with The R&A and the Golf…

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2017 bins_v2

Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

sirmione-lago-di-garda Italian golf tourism

What can boost Italian golf tourism?

By: 2019. 05. 02.

I firmly believe that there is a huge and untapped opportunity in Italian golf tourism. Hence, I thought to ask the Founders of Italy4golf about how they want to boost the inbound golf tourism in Italy. What kind…

Fungolf - from outside

How could Fungolf entice people to golf?

By: 2019. 01. 08.

In the National Golf Foundation’s 2018 Golf Industry Report I found that in 2017 were: 23.8 million people who played golf on a course in 2017 — the same as a year earlier. Another 8.3 million only played off-course, a…

AIG Women's British Open Championship 2019

AIG is the new title sponsor of the Women’s British Open

By: 2018. 11. 30.

Back in 2015, I already had the feeling that Ricoh's sponsorship of the Women's British Open will not continue after 2018. The company has been the title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open since 2007. In 2018, the Women’s…

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…

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort near to the hole Algarve

What is the best time to play golf in the Algarve?

By: 2018. 10. 02.

Some European golf markets have to realize that the golf season is getting to the end. However, there are few countries, among them Portugal and its Algarve region where we can still enjoy the sun and superb golf…

2018 Ryder Cup by Getty Images

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…

IGTM - golf destination challenges in 2018

How should golf destinations get prepared for 2018?

By: 2017. 09. 15.

This post could have been only about the coming IGTM event that will be held on 11-14 December, in Cannes, France, but I think we should focus more on the global travel forecasts and hospitality trends (e.g. smart…

How can help the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational?

By: 2016. 07. 08.

Similar to 2015, the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational will be held at Wentworth Club. This year it will be held between July 17-18. Berenberg and The Player Foundation are continuing to support Depaul (helps who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged) who…

What can offer the new Qatar International Golf Club?

By: 2015. 11. 03.

When I think about Qatar's connection to the sport, then Qatar Airlines' & Qatar Foundation's FC Barcelona sponsorship comes to my mind. Unlike in the UAE, Qatar has only one serious golf course the Doha Golf Club. This…