Author: Miklos Breitner

Toptracer PGA of America partnership

How did Toptracer become an “Official Range Technology” of the PGA of America?

By: 2023. 01. 06.

I believe the strongest brands are fully relevant and make a difference in consumers’ lives. These relevant brands continue to not only win the heads and hearts of consumers/golfers but also drive top-line business growth. Toptracer driving range…

Pinehurst Resort 10th golf course by Tom Doak

How memorable will be the new Tom Doak-designed golf course at Pinehurst Resort?

By: 2023. 01. 05.

Probably one of the first golf architecture books I read was Tom Doak's The Anatomy of a Golf Course. I've followed his work since (e.g., The Loop at Forest Dunes, Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania), Cape Kidnappers, Streamsong, Tara Iti…

Golf Business Monitor in 2022-resized

What remarkable has Golf Business Monitor achieved in 2022?

By: 2023. 01. 04.

It was great to see the growing interest in the Golf Business Monitor: campaigns, webinars, interviews, etc., in 2022. Feedspot has just ranked Golf Business Monitor as the #1 B2B golf business blog & as the #22 best golf blog in the world! Thanks to…

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…

Palmilla Golf Club managed by Troon

What can Palmilla Golf Club be most proud of during its 30 years?

By: 2022. 12. 28.

Which description best fits Palmilla Golf Club? A hidden gem in Los Cabos, Mexico? An underrated golf club? An overrated golf club? Or something else? It is certain that this is Jack Nicklaus' first golf course work/project (1992)…

The Abridge Golf Club greenkeeping team alongside PDC Championship winner Pavan Sagoo BIGGA Awards

Who are the 6 finalists of the BIGGA Awards for 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 26.

Employee appreciation is a fundamental human need. If you recognize and appreciate your greenkeepers and other golf club employees you will have a much bigger chance to retain your best talents. They will be more connected to their…

Arcis Golf TPC River's Bend

What did Arcis Golf find attractive about TPC River’s Bend to acquire?

By: 2022. 12. 21.

Arcis Golf - the 2nd largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the United States - has added TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, to its growing portfolio. This is the…

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…

Terras da Comporta Rodrigo Ulrich David McLay Kidd

How Terras da Comporta is preparing for the grand opening in 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 15.

I got very excited by the news that Terras da Comporta (Portugal), the first David McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in mainland Europe, will open next spring. Therefore, I quickly contacted Rodrigo Ulrich - Golf Director, Terras da Comporta, Vanguard…

Stonehill Golf Club and Jebsen and Jessen cooperation

How did Stonehill Golf Club extend cooperation with Jebsen & Jessen?

By: 2022. 12. 14.

Let's start with a clarification. Jebsen & Jessen Technology Turf & Irrigation has just extended its partnership by 10 years with the Thai and not the Canadian Stonehill Golf Club. The Thai Stonehill Golf Club opened with a…

BMW Group DP World Tour sponsorship deal 2023 car and trophy

How will BMW Group take advantage of the DP World Tour sponsorship?

By: 2022. 12. 13.

Before I go into the details of the extended partnership - until 2027 - between the BMW Group and the DP World Tour, it's worth a look at the state of the global sports sponsorship. Brand sponsorships in…

Solana-Village-Apartments-Terrace-La Cala Resort

Is La Cala Resort Solana Village worth considering for any purpose?

By: 2022. 12. 12.

As much as I like the La Cala Resort's golf courses (Cabell B. Robinson design), and Spa & Wellness Center, now I am struggling with how to get excited about the new Solana Village. I cannot say that…

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…

Atlas Turf novogreen-Platinum TE Paspalum-licensed-grower-spain

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…