Author: Miklos Breitner

Turkish Airlines Open in the Montgomerie Maxx Royal

By: 2013. 10. 20.

I don't want to waste too much time on the Montogmerie Maxx Royal golf course. The photos will tell everything. I would only add very few words: Turkish Airlines Open: November 7th – 10th. 77 of the world’s…

Ernie Els’ contribution to Malaysia’s golf tourism

By: 2013. 10. 20.

Back in February I had already written about the golf tourism opportunities of Malaysia. Since then IAGTO published its Golf Tourism 2013 report that shows growing demand for Malaysian golf courses. Malaysia became the 15th in importance to…

What is the best golf development in Europe?

By: 2013. 10. 13.

European Tour’s latest destination, PGA Catalunya Resort was awarded at European Property Awards as the best golf development in Europe. For PGA Catalunya Resort this is not the first recognition. They hold the 5th position in Golf World magazine's…

Latest golf business outlooks in India

By: 2013. 10. 12.

I had to take an unplanned break "thanks" to my ISP, but now I am back with full power. In recent months we read some really disappointing news about the BRIC countries (Brasil, Russia, India and China).  In the…

Honma Golf the big enigma

By: 2013. 09. 14.

I must confess that Honma Golf is a big enigma for me and I guess for many other golfers. We hardly read about Honma golf clubs in golf magazines. Honma golf clubs are handmade one-by-one. You can imagine their…

How Titleist is fighting for more forgiving irons?

By: 2013. 09. 08.

In two months (November 8., 2013)Titleist will launch officially many new irons: AP1 and AP2 (714 Series) irons; CB and MB irons (714 Series). I think from golfer point of view the new AP1 and AP2 irons are…

EGCOA vs social commerce

By: 2013. 09. 05.

I've got a feeling that social commerce is still in its infancy. The daily deal business has turned out be a tough one for companies like Groupon or LivingSocial. Both of them are struggeling in their own way. LivingSocial…

The new Mizuno MP-4 irons are coming

By: 2013. 09. 01.

As I wrote in my previous post about TaylorMade, dollar and unit sales of irons in May were the highest since June 2008 (unit sales) and May 2007 (dollar sales) according to Golf Datatech. For the month, iron sales…

Wilson Staff needs more PGA Championship victory

By: 2013. 08. 31.

It has been a while when I heard that Wilson Staff won a PGA Championship. Without any particular reason I keep my finger crossed for Wilson Staff.  This why I am happy to report about a Wilson Staff…

Swingbyte shakes up the golf industry

By: 2013. 08. 29.

First when I saw Swingbyte, I thought it is another golf club fitting tool, like TaylorMade's R1 tunning application or Ping's iPing application. Then I had to realize that this is not exactly a golf club fitting tool, rather…

What is the secret of TaylorMade?

By: 2013. 08. 25.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf (TMaG), the largest and most profitable golf equipment, apparel and footwear company in the world, announced at the beginning of this month, Q2 sales of $454M (EUR 348M).  During unseasonably poor weather across the globe leading…

Have you seen Ian Poulter on 4 wheels?

By: 2013. 08. 23.

Don't worry! Ian Poulter didn't lose his mind. I am just kidding.  As far as I can remember we don't hear too much about Ian Poulter neither about Club Car, beside some sponsorship (Puma Golf (aka Cobra Golf),…

Callaway Golf knows who is worth sponsoring

By: 2013. 08. 20.

Patrick Reed is a rookie at Callaway Golf. He joined Callaway Golf 3 month ago in May. As a rookie, he has made 8 of 9 tournament cuts and secured 4 of his season's five TOP-10 finishes, none…

Ashworth golf shoes are losing their spikes

By: 2013. 08. 14.

We are witnessing an explosive growth in spikeless golf shoes in the first quarter of 2013. Golf Datatech says although spikeless golf shoes have a 35% market share (triple what it was in January 2011), 90% who are…

Harry Vardon’s golf club purchasing guidelines

By: 2013. 08. 10.

My girlfriend has just returned from Toronto, Canada. She brought me a very interesting and unique book written by Harry Vardon: The gist of golf. The book was written and printed in 1922. Harry Vardon wrote it in a…

Rory McIlroy’s Nike Golf endorsement is in danger

By: 2013. 08. 07.

Time to time, I ask myself, whether Rory McIlroy could earn more money by winning tournaments and championships with his previous Titleist golf clubs or as it is today, when we see him struggling on the green. Last…

Last days of TaylorMade R1 driver

By: 2013. 08. 04.

TaylorMade introduced in 2011their new driver, the R1 driver. First day offered it white and then this May in black. Personally, I prefer the black one because it gives the feeling of a powerful driver. I like TaylorMade R1…

The End of Rack Rate? Dynamic Pricing in the Golf Industry

By: Linda Quinde 2013. 07. 30.

Two weeks ago I promised you that I will ask Linda Quinde, Executive Vice President of Operations at Ezlinks.com to share with us what do they think about the dynamic pricing model and how they want to incorporate it into their software. We’re…

What would happen if Hunter Mahan…

By: 2013. 07. 29.

Brandt Snedeker seems to perform well just like in 2012. After winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February, yesterday he won (70-69-63-70-272 total) the RBC Canadian Open. This was the sixth career PGA TOUR victory for Brandt Snedeker. With the…

How Troon Golf handles slow golfers?

By: 2013. 07. 26.

A frequently recurring problem of golf courses and golfers are those people who either not able to play in good pace or don't care about others' time or for any reasons. Here I don't want to start a…