125 entries: covid

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How to prepare for the massive tee time booking after the COVID-19?

By: 2021. 03. 01.

One would think that 2020 was a terrible year for almost all golf clubs. As I look at US statistics, then I see a boom in play that started in the summer continued through the end of the…

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The Festival of Turf is coming in the COVID-secure setting

By: 2020. 12. 22.

How quickly we will get used to online events instead of meeting face-to-face in offline environment? When we will master schmoozing and building relationships as we do during offline events over a drink or coffee? These thoughts are…

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What will COVID-19 change in membership marketing in private golf clubs?

By: Robert A. Sereci, GM/COO, Medinah Country Club 2020. 04. 28.

It is no secret that private clubs, like many businesses, are experiencing some significant degree of financial pain, and most likely will be for the foreseeable future. While there is no playbook for how clubs should conduct business…

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How will the COVID-19 transform the Mauritius golf industry’s future?

By: Priscilla Guranna, Sales & Marketing manager, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club 2020. 04. 21.

Has there ever been any universal concern that has monopolized the attention of the whole planet? Definitely, not! This is a first of its kind, an incomparable and historical situation that, has brought the world to a halt.…

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Can 59Club’s COVID-19 survey templates really help us?

By: 2020. 03. 23.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association predicts some 45% of all hotel jobs have been eliminated or will be eliminated in the next few weeks. They forecast a 30% drop in hotel occupancy over a full year would…

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The 2023 Golf Business Conference: how to reinvent golf club business?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

The 15th Annual European Golf Business Conference (14-16 February 2023, Cascais, Portugal) is almost here. It will cover and discuss these golf business challenges below. In the continuation, you will find why these topics are so important, timely,…

Burhill Group shines in 2022 with four MEA Awards

Which Burhill Group venues won at the 2022 Member Experience Awards?

By: 2023. 01. 03.

Give golfers a great golf club membership experience and they will never leave you and spend more money in your golf club. Great! This is what every golf club is striving for. So why are so many golf…

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How does BIGGA help greenkeepers with their mental health struggles?

By: 2022. 12. 09.

I hear from more and more places how big problem mental health is in workplaces including golf clubs. More employees are leaving their jobs for mental health reasons, including those caused by workplace factors like overwhelming and unsustainable…

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How does Club Caddie help your golf club employees work remotely too?

By: 2022. 11. 28.

The golf industry has a strong predisposition toward offering in-person services. Could technology change the way that golf businesses operate? Over the last two years, the global workforce has witnessed a significant increase in working remotely. Many employees…

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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…

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How will the #MizNextGen Series be renewed to attract more talent in 2023?

By: 2022. 10. 31.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen so many major golf events and golf tournaments either canceled or in best cases postponed. Just to give you an exact number from 2020: 11 golf tournaments were canceled on the…

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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…

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How can RepSpark help pro-shops to meet golfers’ demands

By: 2022. 08. 14.

One of the few benefits of the latest pandemic is the huge interest and demand for golf equipment and apparel. To handle the increased demand, and exceed golfers’ expectations in the pro-shops, is not a simple task. Hence,…

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How can public golf courses succeed in 2022 & beyond?

By: 2022. 08. 08.

I thought it might be useful for you to learn about the everyday challenges of an American public golf course - Maple Lane Golf Club - and what solutions he found for them. You can read my interview…

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How joining RepSpark can help your pro-shop earn more?

By: 2022. 07. 07.

Insider Intelligence found in 2022, worldwide retail e-commerce sales will exceed $5 trillion for the first time, accounting for more than a fifth of overall retail sales. In 2022, worldwide retail sales are poised to grow 5% year-over-year…

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What new expectations must be met in golf course development?

By: 2022. 07. 04.

Last October, Jason Straka was elected president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) at the organization’s 75th Annual Meeting in Cleveland. Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design won this renovation project for the Belleair Golf Club’s 2…

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What Wilson Golf is doing for a more sophisticated product & service personalization?

By: 2022. 07. 03.

Personalization of products and services is one of the biggest marketing challenges for marketers as it became a must-have. For this reason, in this reason, you can hear firsthand from Drew Parsons (Territory Sales Manager Scotland & Cumbria,…

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What kind of unique golf experiences can Tenerife give us?

By: 2022. 06. 20.

Tenerife is an island with 9 golf clubs. Most of them are really close to each other in the southern part of the island. Despite this fact, we do not hear too much about Tenerife's golf offers and…

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How will the INFINITUM Lakes course become more sustainable?

By: 2022. 05. 26.

INFINITUM Lakes course has just hosted the DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship. It is already known that the DP World Tour’s Final Stage Qualifying School will return from November 11-16 following a three-year absence due to the…

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How does The QHotels Collection make itself competitive?

By: 2022. 04. 26.

It will be a year in May that Keith Pickard joined The QHotels Collection as the Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa. That’s why I was wondering how he sees The QHotels Collection's situation and how they…