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PopStroke Entertainment & Bridgestone Golf & Tiger Woods Ventures

Bridgestone Golf cooperates with PopStroke to exploit golf entertainment

By: 2021. 01. 15.

My latest interview with Klaus-Peter Schneider, the co-Founder of Snyder Golf confirmed my assumptions that golf is struggling with its image and perceptions. The game of golf is still associated with exclusionary/snob, being slow, difficult to play...just a…

The Manor House Hotel Bedroom

The Manor House Golf Club’s optimistic spring and summer offer

By: 2021. 01. 14.

I understand that the "show must go on". I have just read that the non-top priority groups and over 50s are likely to be vaccinated by May.  This is why I consider optimistic The Manor House Golf Club's…

Klaus Peter Schneider Snyder golf balls

How can Snyder golf balls encourage us to play more?

By: 2021. 01. 13.

Not so long time ago I came across the German Snyder golf balls in the magazine of the German Golf Club Managers Association (GMVD). Somehow the Snyder golf balls aroused my interest. This is why I invited Klaus-Peter…

Callaway Golf Apex 21 irons close look

The first Callaway Golf Apex irons designed with A.I.

By: 2021. 01. 12.

My first experience with Callaway Golf Apex irons was in 2014. It was the Apex Muscleback iron made from 1020 Carbon steel. The Callaway Golf Apex 2015 irons utilize the Cup 360 and came with quadruple net forging, precision milling,…

North Foreland Golf Club hero

What North Foreland Golf Club is preparing for The Open Championship?

By: 2021. 01. 11.

The 149th Open is still far away (11-18 July 2021, Royal St. George's). However, the North Foreland Golf Club is preparing how to take advantage of this major golf event. North Foreland Golf Club, located just 13 miles…

Bridgestone Golf e6 golf ball

How was the Bridgestone Golf e6 golf ball renewed?

By: 2021. 01. 07.

Bridgestone Golf is trying to keep up the success of its Bridgestone Golf e6 golf ball. Would you believe it is a 15 years old golf ball model? The Bridgestone e6 golf ball is the longest-running model in…

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How can GolfBack help to drive direct tee time bookings?

By: 2021. 01. 06.

We have long witnessed a battle in the hotel industry between hotels and OTAs. Some experts believe the Covid-19 crisis will lead to the victory of direct booking or at least a bigger share. I don't say we…

Troon acquired Indigo Golf Partners

Troon’s acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners & the consequences

By: 2021. 01. 05.

In November, we talked about the new name of Billy Casper Golf (founded in 1989), Indigo Golf Partners (with nearly 7,000 employees; more than 160 golf courses, country clubs, and resorts in 29 states). In January 2019, the…

Personalization of golf club services and communication

How personalization can drive golf club members’ loyalty in 2021?

By: 2021. 01. 04.

We can all agree that the COVID-19 crisis made us understand the importance of relationships, care, understanding, and empathy. A Salesforce research found: 71% of customers believe businesses that have shown more care and empathy in 2020 have gained…

Golf Business Monitor in year 2020

Golf Business Monitor’s fascinating achievements in 2020

By: 2020. 12. 28.

When I first tried to summarize Golf Business Monitor's achievements in 2020, I wouldn’t have thought that due to character limits on LinkedIn I will not be able to complete what I wanted to share with you. Golf…

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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…

Glenmuir Autumn Winter 2021 collection

What’s new about Glenmuir’s Autumn Winter 2021 Collection?

By: 2020. 12. 21.

One of the things I really like in Glenmuir apparels are the premium materials and the durability. Glenmuir has just revealed its Autumn-Winter collection for 2021. The three striking color stories continue for AW21 with Spring Green, Magenta,…

G2 Girls Golf Academy - Lonestar Invitational Group Photo

Troon is partnering with the G2 Girls Golf Academy

By: 2020. 12. 19.

As you know I am a great supporter of female golf participation and female golf tournaments. Do you remember when I wrote about the love.golf program (sponsored by Syngenta) a few years ago? This time I found another…

Dr Frank Rossi BIGGA Continue to Learn Educational Program online

BIGGA’s Continue to Learn education program goes online in 2021

By: 2020. 12. 16.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has unveiled its program of education for January 2021, with members offered access to BIGGA’s world-renowned Continue to Learn via an entirely-online platform for the first time ever. BIGGA should…

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HSBC’s key global golf partnerships can calm down. See why!

By: 2020. 12. 14.

HSBC announced today that it will continue to support the 3 key pillars of its global golf brand partnership portfolio: the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and the CGA-HSBC China…

Race to Dubai European Tour Martin Kaymer Rolex

Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex vs sports sponsorship trends

By: 2020. 12. 11.

I see the coronavirus has triggered changes in sports sponsorship as well. The organizers of the Race to Dubai (of course other golf tournaments too), but also its sponsors like Rolex have to face and embrace the changes…

Mizuno M Craft putter 2021 square

How will the Mizuno M. Craft putter line expand in 2021?

By: 2020. 12. 08.

Do you remember when I wrote in February about the Mizuno M. Craft putters? Mizuno’s M.CRAFT putters have been available through 2020 in 3 classic shapes. For the new season, three new shapes have been designed and developed…

Toptracer Range Mobile technology in Essendon Country Club

Toptracer Range Mobile technology is arriving in the UK

By: 2020. 12. 07.

I am happy to see that another golf club understood the importance of rethinking and redesigning the driving range experience available in their golf club. One of the customer experience trends that I am expecting in 2021 is…

59Club Service Excellence Award Winners 2020

Who are the winners of the 59Club Service Excellence Award in 2020?

By: 2020. 12. 04.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every aspect of life and business in 2020. It will not be very different in 2021. Before I would detail the customer experience trends in 2021, let's see who are the winners of…

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The results of Troon Country Club’s $4.6 million golf course renovation

By: 2020. 12. 03.

We don't hear too much about Tom Weiskopf's golf course design works. He has got only cca. 26 golf course design works in the US. Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, Arizona) is one of his first venture into golf…