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PING is launching 11 putter models in 2021. Find your best!

By: 2021. 04. 15.

I haven’t written about PING putter models in a while. Therefore, I decided to change this and share with you the latest PING putter models (11!). I will not detail all of them just my 6 favorite putter…

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Burhill Group in the TOP 10 at the BDO Profit Track 100 awards

By: 2021. 04. 13.

In the last five years, I saw at least 5 great initiatives at Burhill Group that can explain their latest success at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards. I appreciate especially these initiatives: Investing in…

Husqvarna robotic lawnmower CEORA teaser

Can Husqvarna convince the greenkeepers with its robotic lawnmowers?

By: 2021. 04. 12.

Maybe I need to re-evaluate the autonomous/robotic lawnmowers? It so happened that I found an interesting study by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF) on this topic. The study found: Results from 2020 showed few significant…

Golf GameBook Open 2021 Finland Sweden

Who can win in the Golf GameBook Open digital golf tournament?

By: 2021. 04. 08.

Now that we start to see the end of the lockdown, it is a nice challenge how to reactivate golfers and offer them a unique golf experience. When you think of increasing and improving your mobile app's (e.g.…

Cobra Golf RADSPEED driver in 4 colors Majors Collection Season Opener

4 limited edition Cobra Golf RADSPEED drivers for special golf events

By: 2021. 04. 07.

There is almost no golf equipment manufacturer who would not utilize the moments of major golf championship to promote their products. Cobra Golf is not an exception. Cobra Golf is introducing a Limited-Edition Majors Collection of RADSPEED &…

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How to digitize your golf club tee time booking in 10 minutes?

By: 2021. 04. 06.

The current pandemic forced many golf clubs that they should start taking their golf operations’ (including tee time booking) digitalization seriously. If you have read John P. Kotter’s book Leading Change, you might say the COVID-19 pandemic could/is…

Golf de Pals autonomous mower

Golf de Pals gave an opportunity to autonomous mowers

By: 2021. 04. 05.

How many of you have thought to implement autonomous/robotic mowers in your golf clubs? What motivates you to consider them? I am asking this because it is one of the commercial landscaping trends in 2021. My clients explain…

Shot Scope average score for the day

What do the Shot Scope data show for the March 29 opening?

By: 2021. 04. 02.

We all can agree that the rush to golf courses in the UK on March 29 was not a big surprise. As we could see last summer, most golf clubs (not just) in the UK were expecting a…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

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Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas and Shore nines are almost ready

By: 2021. 03. 25.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped the further improvements to key holes on Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020. It will be completed when the club reopens on March 29th,…

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Sir Nick Faldo’s latest golf course design: Thanh Lanh Golf Club

By: 2021. 03. 24.

It’s a little bit early to talk about Sir Nick Faldo’s latest new golf course design in Thanh Lanh Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam. The new golf course will be ready for use in the summer. The unique…

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Are the new Cobra Golf T-rail irons category innovators?

By: 2021. 03. 23.

The news about the new version of Cobra Golf T-rail irons came late for me. In the coming weeks, I am expecting to receive my new Wilson Staff D9 clubs. "The next generation of Cobra T-Rail (Transition Rail)…

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How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

American Golf outlet in the UK

What kind of in-store experience would you expect from American Golf?

By: 2021. 03. 19.

The growth of online golf retailing is forcing pro-shops and brick-and-mortar golf retailers to reassess the true value and role of their stores. I believe experience remains essential to the future of the store – but it needs…

Who are 59club's 11th Annual Award nominees

Are you among the 59club’s 11th Annual Award nominees?

By: 2021. 03. 18.

Last year, was not an easy year for club managers to deliver the same level of customer experience as in a normal situation. People usually remember peak moments and pits during their stay in a golf resort or…

Buckingham Infinite Putter hero

Gain control over your putting with the Buckingham Infinite Putter!

By: 2021. 03. 17.

The new Buckingham Infinite Putter is the 9th version of the Wilson Infinite Putter line. “Buckingham” refers to Chicago’s famous Buckingham Fountain. I immediately noticed that the Buckingham Infinite Putter has got a double-milled face. It provides us,…

A House in Estoril the room

What makes the A House in Estoril homey for golfers?

By: 2021. 03. 16.

Now I see on my calendar that it has been 2 years since I gave a keynote presentation (customer experience as a differentiating factor) in Estoril at the 4th National Conference on Residential Tourism & Golf. Before I…

Loch Lomond Golf Club bunker under construction

How did Loch Lomond Golf Club solve its bunker problems?

By: 2021. 03. 12.

Jim Moore wrote an interesting article (Bunkers: Can your golf course afford them?) about the challenges of maintaining bunkers in golf courses. He listed how golf clubs are trying to avoid overspending the budget (e.g. buying cheaper fertilizer,…

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club-John Deere

Why didn’t Brokenhurst Manor have to give up on fleet development?

By: 2021. 03. 11.

I almost say I’ll continue where I left off yesterday when I wrote about Heritage Links’ Florida projects. We need to be prepared to ensure that our golf courses are immaculate when we reopen them. Of course, it…

Heritage Links Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton Florida resized

Which 3 golf courses has Heritage Links renovated in Florida?

By: 2021. 03. 10.

We must be prepared to reopen anytime. I have to admit I could not find any updated information on COVID-19 regulations in relation to golf courses in Florida. What is sure that in December 2020, the U.S. total…