Author: Miklos Breitner

The opening hole on the Golfplan-designed South Course at Island Country Club, south of Seoul Korea

How big is the demand for public golf courses in Korea?

By: 2019. 08. 07.

I am following the success of the Korean female golfers' success with amazement and respect. Thanks to IAGTO, Carlton Carugati, and Angela Jang (S Marketing & Communications) I found out last year: The golf industry in South Korea…

PING Arccos Golf cooperation

PING is growing beyond product to experience

By: 2019. 08. 06.

This could be another post about the latest innovation or offer of PING. However, the new partnership between PING and Arccos Golf shows something more. Similar to Cobra Puma Golf, PING will offer from now on Smart Grip…

The 8th hole at Yas Links, showcasing its imposing hazards

How did Troon impress the owner of Yas Links?

By: 2019. 08. 05.

Probably, you have already heard that Troon has been selected to manage Yas Links. This is the 17th Troon managed venue in the MENA region. Troon is not a newcomer in Abu Dhabi. They are already helping Abu…

15th European Maccabi Games 2019 Pannonia Golf and Country Club Individual scores 20190802

Golf tournament at the 15th European Maccabi Games!

By: 2019. 08. 04.

I was happy to discover that golf will be part of the 15th European Maccabi Games (29th July - 6th August 2019). The golf industry veteran, Mark D. Berman of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL was the Overall Golf…

golf trip tips for Italy

10 tips for your first golf trip in Italy

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I know that every golf trip can have unintentionally pitfalls. Therefore, I would like to share with you my tips on how to have a meaningful golf trip in Italy, especially if it will be the first one…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Titleist TS Hybrids-lifestyle photo version

Will the new Titleist TS Hybrids be your go-to clubs?

By: 2019. 07. 31.

The new Titleist TS Hybrids (TS2, TS3) that will available worldwide from August 30 are also part of the “Titleist Speed Project”. I assume you are already familiar with Titleist TS 1,2,3, and 4 drivers. The new Titleist TS…

PING Glide 3.0 wedges all 4 versions

PING Glide 3.0 wedges for higher spinning

By: 2019. 07. 29.

With the launch of PING Glide 3.0 wedges, PING actually redesigned its wedges from scratch. PING’s engineers took a grip-to-grind approach, re-designing every component of the club to create a higher-spinning, more forgiving, lighter overall design that offers…

Evian Championship with Rolex as the main sponsor

What are the interests of Rolex in the Evian Championship sponsorship?

By: 2019. 07. 25.

I hope you will follow the 25th Evian Championship (25-29 July 2019) that kicks off today. Its overall prize is now $4,100,000. While we are cheering for our favorite female tour player (e.g. Lydia Ko), we should also…

Valderrama PowaKaddy rental fleet at the clubhouse entry

Will a PowaKaddy GPS trolley make you feel better at Valderrama?

By: 2019. 07. 24.

Today we are not surprised to see golfers with rangefinders, smartwatches or even smart trolleys (PowaKaddy GPS trolley fleet at Valderrama). I can see 3 global trends that can underpin/support this phenomenon: Golfers like other consumers are seeking…

NTT DATA billboard at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club

How AI contributed to the success of the 148th Open Championship?

By: 2019. 07. 22.

There are more and more pieces of evidence that AI (artificial intelligence) is penetrating into the golf industry. In 2017, Pebble Beach Resort launched its AI-based virtual concierge service. Another great example is Callaway Golf's Epic Flash Driver…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

Titleist U-Series utility iron close look

Which Titleist U-Series utility iron will save your game?

By: 2019. 07. 17.

I assume you have already heard of the CNCPT by Titleist CP-01 irons. The reason why I remind you of them is that the new Titleist U-Series utility irons remind me them... Check out below! Titleist calls these…

Puma Golf X-Collection footwear

What is the best timing for launching PUMA Golf’s new X Collection?

By: 2019. 07. 16.

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush (starts on 18th July) is important to Puma Golf for at least two reasons: The launch of the new X Collection, a head-to-toe assortment of apparel, accessories, and footwear. The celebration of…

Landscaping work at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What will € 4.5 million be enough for Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 07. 15.

Dom Pedro Golf has begun a major €4.5 million upgrade of its five championship golf courses. Pietro Dal Fabbro, CEO of Dom Pedro Golf, said:  " This is the biggest investment we have made in recent years and…

KJUS logo

What can be attractive for Acushnet in KJUS?

By: 2019. 07. 11.

Do you remember when Callaway Golf acquired OGIO International for $75.5 million and TravisMathew for $125.5 million in cash in 2017? Now, we can see a similar acquisition at Acushnet. They recently acquired KJUS, a premium Swiss, global…

Scotty Camerion Teryllium T22 putter Fastback Hero-6cf2cb-original-front

Here is the reincarnation of the Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 putter

By: 2019. 07. 10.

Do you remember when Tiger Woods won The Masters in 1997 using a Tel3 Newport model? You know the one with 32 white dots on its back and the bronze-colored insert. Now we can witness the reincarnation of…

Costa Navarino Bay Course clubhouse at sunset

Can Costa Navarino keep its sustainability principles?

By: 2019. 07. 09.

Sustainability and environment committed golf club management is not just an option, but a fundamental, mandatory principle. Today it is not enough to achieve the Golf Environment Organization's OnCourse Certificate. When you are renovating your clubhouse or building…

Rafael Linares and David Cooper and Robert Mitchell at Golf La Cala in Costa del Sol

Who will switch 1st to Bermuda grass on the Costa del Sol?

By: 2019. 07. 08.

In February this year, I have already told you that the Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga (Costa del Sol) began in 2018 a major renovation program of its 3 golf courses. The renovation project started on the Campo America…

Matt Hurley Honours Golf President in 2019

How will Matt Hurley elevate Honours Golf to a higher level?

By: 2019. 07. 04.

Probably you remember that Troon acquired Honours Golf in 2014. The founder & current CEO of Honours Golf, Bob Barrett remained in his position after the acquisition until now. Troon has named Matt Hurley as the new president…