Author: Miklos Breitner

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GCSAA’s First Green gets extra support from golf-allied organizations

By: 2022. 08. 25.

Last year I shared with you that John Deere 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…

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How can TMRW Sports benefit from rising demands for sports technology?

By: 2022. 08. 24.

A ResearchAndMarkets.com study found a year ago that the global sports technology market was valued at USD 17.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 40.2 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 17.5% between 2021…

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Why has St Andrews Links Trust opted for cloud-based ERP software?

By: 2022. 08. 22.

Two years ago, I already mentioned how important digital transformation is for golf clubs in order to maintain competitiveness, enhance employee productivity, and serve guests more efficiently (see also customer experience & personalization). The main motivations of businesses…

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Tom Weiskopf R.I.P.

By: 2022. 08. 22.

I am unfortunate to start the week with this news. Tom Weiskopf passed away on August 20th at the age of 79. Winner of 16 PGA TOUR titles, Tom Weiskopf was a prolific golf course designer/co-designer, responsible for 70-plus…

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What innovations in ECCO Golf BIOM G5 will improve your game?

By: 2022. 08. 18.

I am so pleased that I do not have to regret my decision when I switched to ECCO Golf shoes a couple of years ago. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about my shoes during my…

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Come to the inaugural Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia & win €30,000!

By: 2022. 08. 17.

I prefer those pro-am golf tournaments, where I can not only enjoy the golf tournament itself and the services of the hosting golf club, but also the local culture. A golf tournament hosted by a colorful and exciting…

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Can Golf It! make golf more inclusive and accessible?

By: 2022. 08. 16.

Stephen Smith, the chief neuroscientist at PSYenz, recommended once ‘Sell the lifestyle, not the health, benefits of golf’. He believes promoting immediate returns such as being out in the fresh air or meaningful time with the family or…

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How can RepSpark help pro-shops to meet golfers’ demands

By: 2022. 08. 14.

One of the few benefits of the latest pandemic is the huge interest and demand for golf equipment and apparel. To handle the increased demand, and exceed golfers’ expectations in the pro-shops, is not a simple task. Hence,…

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How does Carnoustie Golf Links wants to make golf more accessible?

By: 2022. 08. 12.

Golf in Scotland had an extraordinary year in 2021. The number of registered golfers grew by 7.17%: 179,832 registered golfers in 2020,192,724 registered golfers in 2021. The total number of golfers was 595,000 golfers. What is less flattering…

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How are tour players able to have a successful career cycle?

By: 2022. 08. 11.

Trinifold Sports Management has just partnered with Centrum Solutions. This gave me the idea to interview James Byers (CEO, Trinifold Sports Management) and Leon Lloyd (Co-Founder & Director, Centrum Solutions). Where did the concept of Trinifold Sports Management…

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How did the Clube de Santo da Serra reduce its water usage by 66%?

By: 2022. 08. 10.

GCSAA’s Golf Course Environmental Profile (GCEP) Survey Series - 3rd edition - found water use down by 29% at U.S. golf facilities since 2005. I definitely wanted to share this with you before reporting on Clube de Santo…

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The Chart Hills Golf Club is expanding with a new par-3 golf course

By: 2022. 08. 09.

I like to think about a new investment idea in the way how it can improve the overall customer experience at the golf club. I thought I'd mention this because Chart Hills Golf Club is now building an…

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How can public golf courses succeed in 2022 & beyond?

By: 2022. 08. 08.

I thought it might be useful for you to learn about the everyday challenges of an American public golf course - Maple Lane Golf Club - and what solutions he found for them. You can read my interview…

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What did Westchester Hills Golf Club spend $3.5 million on?

By: 2022. 08. 03.

Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York recently completed a $3.5 million golf course renovation by famed architect Rees Jones.  In addition, the 109-year-old club also completed a $1 million pool renovation focused on providing a resort-style setting…

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What can Peter Finch’s community of 500K+ be good for brands?

By: 2022. 08. 02.

Remember, authentic and organic always win. In the world of micro-influencers, authenticity is the currency. What can brands achieve from cooperating with mega-influencers like Peter Finch (500K followers on YouTube) or Rick Shiels? In a previous article, I…

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Who will enjoy the new Kumquat community of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club?

By: 2022. 07. 27.

Already in 2018, I found impressive apartments in Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (south of the Costa Blanca, in Alicante). I found in a European Tour Properties study: "Homes within golf resorts are worth 19% more on…

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Are you ready to try the new W Costa Navarino Hotel?

By: 2022. 07. 26.

In January, I already told you about the opening of the W Costa Navarino hotel this year. The launch of the hotel will be on August 11. It will be the first W Hotel in Greece. Before I share…

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PING ChipR vs. Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper

By: 2022. 07. 22.

I was beginning to believe that I had found a very useful new type of golf club. What is it about? PING ChipR is a fully-engineered short-game solution that combines elements of a putter and wedge to help…

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What opportunities does Rolex see in supporting the Amundi Evian Championship?

By: 2022. 07. 21.

The Amundi Evian Championship (21–24 July, Evian Resort Golf Club) is the only Major played in continental Europe. Rolex, a partner of the event for more than 20 years, will once again be the Official Timekeeper. Rolex is…

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Why worth participating in Bernhard and Company’s 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip?

By: 2022. 07. 15.

Bernhard and Company has recently announced that the application process is officially open for the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip. Open to all full BIGGA members, the Bernhard and Company BIGGA Delegation is one of the most highly regarded…