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BIGGA Steve Dudley-Brown mental health service

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…

Apes Hill Barbados golf course natural look

How fun is Apes Hill Barbados’ new, Ron Kirby-designed golf course?

By: 2022. 12. 08.

Those of you who are not familiar with Ron Kirby's life work. Here is a quick overview. In the early 60s, he was a design associate of Robert Trent Jones Sr. From 1970-1986 he worked with Gary Player…

Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club_0072

What kind of a renovation was needed on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club?

By: 2022. 12. 07.

ASGCA published the 2022 ASGCA-SLRG Golf Facility Market Trend study early this year. It found that the 3rd most frequent project type in the last 2 years was green complex renovation or redesign. The very same study found…

Silk Path Golf Nguyen The Dai GM_resized

How will the Vietnamese Silk Path Golf attract golf tourists & boost golf tourism?

By: 2022. 12. 05.

I am very impressed and fascinated by Vietnam's efforts to grow golf tourism in the country. Another example is Silk Path Golf's 18-hole course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. In principle, the new golf course will be ready…

Trevose Golf and Country Club John Deere equipment

What equipment did Trevose Golf & Country Club buy from John Deere?

By: 2022. 12. 02.

I am sure you are familiar with Trevose Golf & Country Club! Opened in 1925 the Championship Course (H.S. Colt design) has played host to The Brabazon Trophy (2008), The McGregor Trophy (2012), the English Men’s County Finals…

Ballyshear Golf Links 14 Short low angle

The Lido-inspired Ballyshear Golf Links is ready to impress you!

By: 2022. 12. 01.

I see that C.B. MacDonald designed The Lido (the long-lost Long Island course) not only impressed Mike Keiser's two sons, Michael and Chris, but also the developers of Ballyshear Golf Links (Ban Rakat Club, Thailand). The 18-hole Ballyshear…

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Where does Platinum TE Paspalum expand production & distribution?

By: 2022. 11. 29.

Do you remember when I wrote about Atlas Turf and Golf Saudi will develop the region’s first internationally licensed golf and sports turf farm in Saudi Arabia? I also wrote that Atlas Turf Arabia will develop and distribute…

Trump Turnberry family room

How does Trump Turnberry help you survive hectic days between Christmas & New Year?

By: 2022. 11. 28.

How many of you will stay at home and spend the days between Christmas and New Year in a traditional way? Or exchange Christmas presents in the shops? Or simply escape from the usual events and activities. Some…

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…

106th PGAof America Annual Meeting Don Rea Jr.

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…

Joe Simpson Ipswich Golf Club Overall Winner BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022

Which greenkeeper deserves to win the BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022?

By: 2022. 11. 23.

Sometimes I am a little bit envious of the work of greenkeepers. They are able to see so many unique moments on the golf course that we golfers cannot. I see that much better application materials have been…

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How did Hills Golf & Sports Club achieve massive revenue growth with Sweetspot?

By: 2022. 11. 22.

A few years ago, I already talked about the fact that golf clubs should also use revenue management – aka yield management - to generate extra revenues by utilizing tee times and customer purchase history effectively. What is…

The Manor House Golf Club 8th hole with bridge

What would you improve on The Manor House golf course?

By: 2022. 11. 21.

We do not hear often criticisms or complaints about The Manor House golf course. I only heard of such remarks as the distance between some of the greens and tees or the size of the bunkers or the…

Toptracer Range St Andrews Links driving range_#18_notrace

How Toptracer Range has improved St Andrews Links’ driving range performance?

By: 2022. 11. 17.

I told you in July that Toptracer is giving golfers across the globe a unique chance to take on The Old Course at St Andrews during Open week in the latest edition of its 9-Shot Challenge global tournament series. Now I can…

PGA Exclusive Community RepSpark November 2022

RepSpark has successfully renewed its partnership with the PGA Show

By: 2022. 11. 16.

We all know how hard is to acquire and retain a client. When you are able to retain such a client as the PGA Show you say it is a massive success. This is why I am happy…

Bernardus Golf SOLHEIM CUP 2026

Why did Bernardus Golf become the host of the 2026 Solheim Cup?

By: 2022. 11. 16.

The organizers of the Solheim Cup did not leave the selection of the host venue for the 2026 Solheim Cup to chance. The routine Bernardus Golf - hosted the Dutch Open on the DP World Tour in 2021,…

Al Zorah Golf Club GEO Certified

How did Al Zorah Golf Club achieve GEO Certification?

By: 2022. 11. 15.

Sustainable golf course operations are not a marketing gimmick anymore. It is a strategic imperative. At the same time, a matter of survival, and a customer obsession enabler as well as an integral part of business risk. Some…

Cloud gaming in golf clubs

Should golf clubs take advantage of the popularity of cloud gaming?

By: 2022. 11. 14.

Yesterday I watched Phil Cotton's (CEO, Nicklaus Companies, USA) presentation - on YouTube - at the APGS 2022 conference. It was a great presentation. It was so good that this lecture inspired me to write this keynote article.…

Penha Longa Golf Course_Golf Passport by Cascais

How does Zest.Golf help Golf Passport by Cascais users?

By: 2022. 11. 10.

Not so long time ago I wrote about Zest.Golf how it enables golf clubs and golf resorts to manage B2B tee time bookings in real-time and across multiple destinations. It is my understanding of the Zest.Golf platform enables golf clubs/resorts…

Mizuno 2022 RB TOUR golf ball_3 Pack Open

How much does the AXIAFLOW dimple improve the Mizuno 2022 RB TOUR golf balls?

By: 2022. 11. 08.

Mizuno has invested 3 years and picked the final & latest version of its new RB TOUR golf ball out of 99 prototypes. I was surprised to find only 272 dimples on the new Mizuno 2022 RB TOUR…