136 entries: Scotland

Donald Trump Trump International Scotland May 1st 2023

Where would be worth it for Donald Trump to build a new golf course in Scotland?

By: 2023. 05. 02.

I never thought I would ever mention Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, in the Golf Business Monitor. The reason for this is that I don't want to talk about politics, but only about the…

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John Deere in support of 3 international golf tournaments in Scotland

By: 2021. 07. 09.

How would you prove your mowers are top-notch ones? The most obvious way to demonstrate quality and reliability is to support major golf tournaments. It is excellent social proof too. I would utilize user social proofs as well.…

Sunderland of Scotland SS2020 Collection Mens-Coldwear

Are you surprised by Glenmuir’s acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland?

By: 2019. 10. 28.

The news about Glenmuir's acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland could not have come at a better time as we are entering into the cold month of November. But to be serious, they will be one company from 1st January…

VisitScotland golf tourism promotion in 1991

What has VisitScotland achieved in golf tourism in 50 years?

By: 2019. 08. 27.

When we reach such a major milestone/anniversary like VisitScotland (50th), then the organization (previously called the Scottish Tourist Board) rightly looks back and summarizing its achievements. This what I will do too. I have already written about the…

Scotland golf life

Golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland

By: 2017. 04. 20.

VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise has just revealed their latest study about the contribution of the golf tourism industry to the Scottish economy. The study found that golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland on an annual basis…

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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…

What will be like Sunderland of Scotland’s 2017 collection?

By: 2016. 07. 18.

Sunderland of Scotland has just unveiled its new collection for Spring Summer 2017 (see examples at the end of this post). The new collection of Sunderland of Scotland comes with a variety of vibrant colors and incorporates technologically advanced…

Where is the best value for money golf course in Scotland?

By: 2015. 11. 19.

It seems like Macdonald Hotels in recovering from a £6.5 million pre-tax loss in 2013. Last year their profit was £3.6 million. Macdonald Hotels as you can remember, agreed a 5 year finance deal with Lloyds Banking Group. Thanks to this deal…

The 2019 Solheim Cup is on the way to Scotland

By: 2015. 10. 29.

After an exhausting struggle to win the right of hosting of The 2019 Solheim Cup, now Scotland can sit back. The Ladies European Tour’s Board preferred and selected Scotland's The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire over Sweden's The Bro Hof Slott Golf Club (the total cost…

How Scotland made a breakthrough in golf championship organization?

By: 2015. 10. 23.

Scotland will play host to the world’s first joint men’s and ladies golf competition following the announcement that the inaugural European Golf Team Championships will be played at The Gleneagles Hotel in 2018. Golf is to join the…

Can Scotland win the hosting of The 2019 Solheim Cup?

By: 2015. 09. 25.

Most recently, as part of the next stage of Scotland’s bid to host The 2019 Solheim Cup, a team of Ladies European Tour officials inspected The Gleneagles Hotel. They spent 2 days touring the hotel, golf courses and other facilities as…

Will Scotland be able to host the 2019 Solheim Cup?

By: 2015. 03. 07.

Scotland has submitted an expression of interest in bidding to host the 2019 Solheim Cup and will decide on whether to launch a formal bid in the summer. The expression of interest has been submitted to the Ladies European Tour…

340,000 golf event spectators were interested in Scotland

By: 2014. 12. 29.

51 hours left from 2014. So here is the time to summarize this year. Scotland rightly can rejoice this year. In 2014, Scotland attracted 340,000 golf event spectators. VisitScotland says this year was the 2nd highest year for golf…

Ryder Cup brought success to VisitScotland

By: 2014. 11. 25.

Nowadays, Scotland attracts 220,000 golf visitors every year. 92,000 other visitors play golf whilst on holiday. Scotland's National Tourism Organisation (VisitScotland) and Golfbreaks.com ran recently a promotion campaign between September 2013 and August 2014 to foster golf tourism in Scotland and to exceed the…

Janne Lehto Hirsala Golf

Why should Hirsala Golf be proud of Janne Lehto?

By: 2023. 06. 02.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has revealed that Janne Lehto, course manager at Hirsala Golf, has become Finland’s 1st certified Master Greenkeeper. Janne, 30, is the chairperson of the Finnish Greenkeepers Association and is an…

Vattanac Golf Resort 18th hole-West with ClubUp

To what extent can ClubUp improve the caddy experience of golfers?

By: 2023. 05. 24.

Inflation is a big challenge for many countries in the last couple of years. Not entirely unfounded, many people also fear a recession, which could reach us even this year. At the same time, I think it is…

Soil Scout Bernhard and Company partnership 2023

Who benefits from the partnership better, Soil Scout or Bernhard and Company?

By: 2023. 04. 26.

In 2019 I was invited to give a keynote presentation at the annual conference of the Finnish Golf Club Managers & the Finnish Golf Federation. During the event, I met with Jalmari Talola (CEO, Soil Scout). I found Soil Scout…

Ross Crosbie greenkeeper Carnoustie Golf Links

How did the trainee at Carnoustie Golf Links become a fully qualified greenkeeper?

By: 2023. 04. 11.

Carnoustie Golf Links understood the importance and benefits of training programs and apprenticeships to upskill. Bold companies today focus on high-quality training. Skill gaps are existing in almost every industry including the golf industry. Maybe your golf club…

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Who are the winners of the 2022 EMEA Toptracer Range Awards?

By: 2023. 04. 04.

Toptracer, the #1 range technology in golf, celebrated the successes of its partners at the 2022 EMEA Toptracer Range Awards event in March 2023. The ceremony is designed to celebrate the combined success of Toptracer’s growing community of…

Scottish Golf and Players 1st partnership

Have Scottish golf clubs understood the benefits of Players 1st Member Experience Surveys?

By: 2023. 03. 29.

Golf clubs must get in the footsteps of their guest and members to be able to deliver the desired golf club experience. The time when we developed services in our golf clubs based on intuition is over. In…