89 entries: pandemic

Dr Graeme Sorbie well-being

What are the personal well-being benefits of golf during the pandemic?

By: 2021. 03. 03.

I have been saying for a long time that the complete closure of golf courses is not good for our health, well-being, and golf club owners. Limited access would make much more sense. Now the joint study from…

2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey

What are the learnings of the 2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey?

By: 2023. 01. 30.

KemperSports has just released its 2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey. Roughly 16,000 golfers of varying levels and ages were asked about their motivations to play golf. Before I would share with you KemperSports' findings, let me show you…

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…

Streamsong Resort Red golf course hole 16th (Credit_ Larry Lambrecht)

Who has been better off with the sale of Streamsong Resort?

By: 2023. 01. 17.

Two possible explanations came to my mind when I heard of Streamsong Resort's sale by The Mosaic Company to Lone Windmill LLC, a subsidiary of Kemper Sports Management LLC. Option #1: The Mosaic Company wants to focus on…

GCAE Golf Business Conference 2023

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…

yield-management club caddie

How does Club Caddie see the future of golf club management softwares?

By: 2022. 12. 20.

Today I will share with you an interview with Michael Rawlins, the Director of Product at Club Caddie. He started out as the Head Golf Professional, but as an Owner, he has done every job possible in the…

Club Caddie HeyYep video_resized

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…

The #MizNextGen Series driving range

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…

GolfSMART logo Square Simple

How does the GolfSMART mobile application reward playing golf frequently?

By: 2022. 10. 13.

Do you remember when the Discover card was launched in 1986? Discover paved the way for other cashback offers, such as Capital One Shopping, Paypal’s Honey, etc. Today, nearly every issuer has a card in their portfolio offering…

Pula Golf Resort garden golf course

Would you give an Eco-Friendly Award to Pula Golf Resort?

By: 2022. 09. 21.

Probably one of the very few positive side effects of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is the understanding of the importance of renewable energies. Those golf clubs and resorts that - among them, Pula Golf Resort in Mallorca - invested…

Troon International Infographic_Leader Movements 2022

Who has Troon International promoted to leadership positions internally?

By: 2022. 09. 13.

This year we can see an interesting HR trend globally. Namely, the increase in internal career moves. HR professionals really like this solution. When golf clubs a struggling to retain their best talents in various fields and the…

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…

oak-hill-country-club-1_RepSpark

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,…

Las Colinas Golf and Country Club_Kumquat Community

Who will enjoy the new Kumquat community of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club?

By: 2022. 07. 27.

Already in 2018, I found impressive apartments in Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (south of the Costa Blanca, in Alicante). I found in a European Tour Properties study: "Homes within golf resorts are worth 19% more on…

RepSpark Community_filtered for GOLF-resized

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…

Toptracer30 reach the green effectively

How does Toptracer30 connect the range and the golf course for our benefit?

By: 2022. 07. 01.

Industry-leading range technology provider, Toptracer, has just launched a brand-new game mode: Toptracer30. The exciting new game mode puts players in 30 realistic virtual on-course scenarios and measures how successfully the player navigates them – providing a mountain of…

Tenerife GOLFDELSUR 2

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…

omnichannel experience Players 1st

How can Players 1st help golf clubs to be able to deliver an omnichannel experience?

By: 2022. 06. 16.

2,000+ clubs in 20 different countries trusting the Players 1st platform. In this interview, I asked Morten Bisgaard, the CEO & Co-founder of Players 1st among the others about how has customer experience measurement developed in the last 10…

How can the Wisconsin Golf Tourism Week revive the golf tourism in Wisconsin?

By: 2022. 06. 16.

The forecasts by WTTC and Oxford Economics say if the vaccine and booster rollout will continue at pace, then - it is not a dream - the tourism industry is likely to outperform 2019 levels ($1.87 trillion) by over…