Author: Miklos Breitner

Portmarnock Golf Club 18th hole Blue

Will Portmarnock Golf Club be able to become carbon neutral?

By: 2021. 11. 29.

I am very happy to share with you that another golf club, the Portmarnock Golf Club is investing in cleaner, energy-efficient technology, and equipment to become carbon natural. To tackle climate change, carbon neutrality is a proven strategy…

Toptracer UK Boys squad 2

What are the results of the England Golf & Toptracer cooperation so far?

By: 2021. 11. 26.

I told my audience at the 2021 GCMA National Conference that today's businesses no longer compete only within their market category or industry. The personalized experiences delivered by disruptors such as Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Uber, etc., and a…

Sir Nick’s renovation of Golf de Val-Grand

Sir Nick Faldo’s 1st French project: Golf de Val-Grand

By: 2021. 11. 25.

I must admit I have not heard anything in the last 12 years about Golf de Val-Grand (25 km from the center of Paris). Maybe not by accident. Sir Nick Faldo was asked to rejuvenate and re-energize Golf…

Onboarding workflow by Beekeeper

How to successfully onboard great professionals in golf clubs?

By: 2021. 11. 19.

Did you know that 46% of new hires fail and leave a company within the first 3-6 months on the job? And not only that but 89% of the time when new hires leave it’s an issue of…

Bay Creek Aerial Image

How will Troon deliver the best experience for Bay Creek’s members?

By: 2021. 11. 18.

Troon has been selected to manage Bay Creek, a beach and golf community located along Virginia’s Eastern Shore in Cape Charles. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf and club operations, food & beverage, golf course…

Golfbreaks Mastercard partnership in 2022 too

The Golfbreaks partnership has proved its worth to Mastercard

By: 2021. 11. 17.

It is not a big surprise why Mastercard is satisfied with the Golfbreaks partnership. Can you imagine the value of a fresh and up-to-date email database of customers with high purchasing power? Golfbreaks, according to its confession, has…

Troon HQ Scottsdale

How will TPG Capital & Symphony Ventures accelerate Troon’s growth?

By: 2021. 11. 16.

Troon has signed a definitive agreement for TPG Capital, the private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, to make a significant strategic investment in the company. TPG Capital is joined by Symphony Ventures, the investment fund of…

Skylark Golf & Country Club EcoBunker close look

How does EcoBunker help revitalize Skylark Golf & Country Club?

By: 2021. 11. 15.

Before I get into the details, I cannot neglect the adventurous history of the Skylark Golf & Country Club (previous name: Quinn Dell). Just Develop It Limited (JDI; a global investment company based in Hampshire, UK) acquired the…

First Green Program GCSAA logo

John Deere is supporting GCSAA’s First Green Program

By: 2021. 11. 11.

John Deere Golf has made a donation to the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to support First Green, which provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at golf courses. John…

The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: 2021. 11. 10.

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

La Reserva Club Sotogrande view to the Mediterranean

How can Sotogrande Stay & Play package offer make our lives more pleasant?

By: 2021. 11. 09.

Not surprisingly, you are happy to read more about the offers of the Sotogrande. It is fair to say that in 2021 we were looking for: Sustainable spaces - we care much more about the spaces in which…

Thornbury Golf Centre-golf course

The Thornbury Golf Centre embarked on a £600,000 irrigation investment project

By: 2021. 11. 08.

Thornbury Golf Centre - near Bristol - will start soon a £600,000 irrigation investment project (funded by club owner and operator, Burhill Group Limited (BGL)) with the aim of amplifying the look and playability of both golf courses,…

Oulton Hall QHotels Collection autumn 2021

Would you accept The QHotels Collection’s winter membership offer?

By: 2021. 11. 05.

How do you prepare for the winter season at your golf clubs? What do you offer to your golf club members and guests? As I read the weather forecasts for winter 2021-22 (in the UK), we can expect…

TaylorMade Golf TP5 golf balls

What can TaylorMade Golf achieve with the acquisition of Nassau Golf?

By: 2021. 11. 04.

Nassau Golf Co. Ltd has been part of TaylorMade’s golf ball supply chain for over 15 years, making urethane and ionomer balls, as well as mantles for TaylorMade’s TP5/TP5X facility in Liberty, South Carolina.  TaylorMade Golf has completed…

2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will be in an in-person format

By: 2021. 11. 03.

How hungry we are for personal meetings and gatherings! The good news is that the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show (Feb. 5-10 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center) will be in an in-person format.…

Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course to begin the course's groundbreaking

Sir Nick Faldo’s latest Signature masterpiece: Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course

By: 2021. 11. 02.

The construction of Sir Nick Faldo's latest Signature masterpiece, the Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course is in progress. The centerpiece of the multi-million-dollar project in the northeast of Vietnam will be an 18-hole championship course, capable of…

AI Golf The Greenkeeper putting aid first step

Befriend AI Golf putting aid to decrease your HCP!

By: 2021. 11. 01.

Now I read that beginners and non-complete beginner golfers face 10 major challenges. One of their challenges is hit the putt. I am sure we can agree on that there is no annoying more than three or more…

Penha Long Resort The Atlantic Course

How would you upgrade Penha Longa Resort’s The Atlantic golf course?

By: 2021. 10. 27.

In 2019, I recommended Penha Longa Resort for five reasons: golf experience: The Atlantic & The Monastery golf courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; cycling; surfing;wine experience;gastronomy - 3 restaurants with Michelin Stars Penha Longa Resort has…

ATA signing, Golf Saudi CEO, Majed Al Sorour and Atlas Turf President, John Holmes

Atlas Turf & Golf Saudi to develop the region’s first turf farm in Saudi Arabia

By: 2021. 10. 26.

I have just learned - at the University of Georgia's Turfgrass management certificate program - the 7 turfgrass species that are good salt-tolerant: bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans), and seashore paspalum. One…

Al Hamra Golf Club 3rd Hole

The European Tour has chosen Al Hamra Golf Club to host one of its tournaments

By: 2021. 10. 25.

Last time I was able to tell you that the Al Hamra Golf Club (managed by Troon International) became the first golf club in the entire Middle East region to go fully plastic-free. The Al Hamra Golf Club’s next big…