Author: Miklos Breitner

Golf participation in Europe 2010

By: 2010. 11. 25.

Those who are familiar with the golf industry they know that KPMG prepares from year to year a survey about golf course development and golf participation trends. 2010 is not an exception. ;) Since the last decade of…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 2

By: 2010. 08. 26.

As I promised in my previous post I will keep on analyzing Golf Ireland's Facebook communication. If I have to give KPIs for a Facebook brand page the following would be: Clear Community Expectations: what the brand (in…

Redesigning golf club scrubs

By: 2010. 08. 22.

When I am visiting new golf courses I am always looking for something unique (beside the design of the golf course). I am sure that some small tools like golf club scrub always look almost the same. So…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 1

By: 2010. 07. 31.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the expected rebound of international tourism (arrivals, receipts, expenditure) is measurable. This recovery started according to UNWTO in Q4 of 2009. However this positive change will be seen mainly in…

First e-learning program for golf course managers

By: 2010. 07. 18.

Not so long time ago I wrote about golf course workers' salaries and benefits. From the study of Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and Colt Mackenzie McNair turned out that 50% of those who are possessing senior …

TaylorMade is reinventing POS communication

By: 2010. 07. 08.

TaylorMade recently came up with a witty solution to engage sauntering potential customers by placing touch screen TVs in golf pro shops. It is a great help to those who do not know how to buy and what…

Who are the Hickory Golfers?

By: 2010. 07. 06.

I have just ordered via Amazon.com, Bernard Darwin's book: Bernard Darwin on Golf. To this point it would not be interesting, if it does not turn out that the  author of the book was member of the Society…

Belton Woods Golf Club is struggling on Facebook

By: 2010. 07. 05.

Last weekend I read about a very bold and brave action of De Vere Hotels, Resorts & Venues (owner of Belton Woods Golf Club) by coming up with a flexible golf club membership model to stop the declining…

New golf club membership policy recquired

By: 2010. 06. 23.

Once again there was an interesting article in Golf Monthly (June, 2010). The article talked about the challenges of golf courses how to retain golf club members and halt the negative trend. There was a survey in England,…

Golf shaft opitimization by Titleist and Mizuno

By: 2010. 06. 20.

Just like online content, golf shafts are also becoming more personalized and optimized to our needs. Within a year two well-known golf equipment manufacturers Titleist and Mizuno came up with golf shaft optimizers. Chris McGinley, vice president of…

Golf Salary & Benefits Study 2010

By: 2010. 06. 13.

After a big break I am back. I hope you forgive me for such delay. Recently I came across with Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE)and and executive recruitment specialist, Colt Mackenzie McNair's new findings about golf salaries…

Death of the Hungarian golf champion

By: 2010. 05. 09.

The Hungarian golf community was shocked by the murder of Krisztina Fodor. Krisztina (pronounce it as Christina) the Hungarian golf champion was murdered/butchered by his husband (according to the police) 4 days ago in her home. Yes, butchered…

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 3

By: 2010. 04. 25.

As I promised in my previous post, now Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

MacGregor Golf is Back

By: 2010. 04. 16.

I was really happy to read today on The Golf Wire that the iconic golf equipment brand MacGregor Golf is returning with a new, revamped lineup of premium golf equipment. For those who are not familiar with the…

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 2

By: 2010. 04. 15.

As I promised earlier, Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 1

By: 2010. 04. 10.

As I promised in my previous post, former director of Career Services at

GCSAA on Golf Business Monitor

By: 2010. 04. 08.

After 10 months of blog writing, I am really excited to have my first guest writer. Former director of Career Services at Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Lyne Tumilson will be my first guest writer here…

Over communication of golf equipment brands

By: 2010. 04. 05.

Many people are giving different interpretation of over communication, in my case it is about exaggerated frequency of communication. In marketing communication text books you will find chapters about the desired number of frequency of communication messages. They…

This shouldn’t disturb your golf game

By: 2010. 03. 25.

When was the last time when in the middle of your golf play/golf tournament/whatever felt urgent need to run back to the club house and find the "rest room". Green Toi Gmbh came out with a smart idea…

Hybrid turfgrass mowers comes to golf industry

By: 2010. 03. 24.

It had to come and it arrived. Ransomes Jacobsen came out with a hybrid riding greens mower: Eclipse 322. The unique hybrid drive system, seems to be a radical departure from the hydraulically driven machines of the past…