Author: Miklos Breitner

The Belfry leads in customer service

By: 2013. 02. 28.

A month ago I reported about The Belfy's new "golfers' choice" awards. At this time, they received the prestigous award, the 59Club Awards. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of customer centricity. Why customer centricity is so important?…

HSBC’s prediction on golf’s future

By: 2013. 02. 26.

First I intended to write about Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, then I came across with HSBC's report on golf's future. In general there are no big surprises in this report: the shift towards Asia; In China and…

Blogger relations in the golf industry

By: 2013. 02. 18.

To understand the importance and essence of blogger relations, I think we should get to the roots of media relations in general. What is a difference between a blogger and a journalist?   We should find the answer…

Hole in one in Malaysia

By: 2013. 02. 11.

When we read in the Golf's 2020 Vision (by HSBC) report about the rise and importance of Chinese and Indian golf market, we should not neglect such golf markets like the Malaysian one. The Malaysian golf market's value in…

TaylorMade is boosting golf experience on mobile

By: 2013. 02. 07.

In last September I had already written about how smartphones and mobile applications are gaining momentum. Today, I am ready to risk to say that mobile as a device and as a communication channel and platform became integral…

Ping’s sponsorship challenges with Michael Phelps

By: 2013. 02. 04.

Last week I came across with the news the Ping signed a sponsorship deal with the olympian swimmer superstar Michael Phelps. John Solheim, Ping's chairman and chief executive officer expressed his hopes that "his global presence as a…

Troon Golf goes mobile

By: 2013. 01. 30.

One of the greatest events in 2012 was when smartphones and tablets took over PCs. The battle between mobile operation systems (Android vs iOS) or Samsung vs Apple is little bit less important. IHS iSuppli Research says that…

How far Titleist Pro V1 can go?

By: 2013. 01. 28.

Titleist Pro V1 and Titleist Pro V1x are the market leader golf balls for almost a decade. This happened despite the critics on these golf balls' durability, distance and side spinning. The durability problem can be due to the…

The golfers chose again The Belfry

By: 2013. 01. 24.

I am pretty skeptical about awards and titles (e.g. Superbrand, Golf Digest etc.). May be in two cases I am ready to accept such titles: people's choice (Although it also can be manipulated.) and how the company/brand/whatever is…

Abu Dhabi is striving for bigger slice from golf tourism

By: 2013. 01. 21.

At the end of last year, in December and October I had already written about the success of Abu Dhabi in golf tourism. Abu Dhabi Golf Club became the Best Course in the Middle East at the coveted Asia Pacific…

Crowdfunding in a Finnish golf course

By: 2013. 01. 18.

For a blogger to get some kind of response from readers and visitors it is a good feeling and response to his writinings. When this relationship reaches that level, that his post gets comments with personal remarks it…

TaylorMade combines print ad with augmented reality

By: 2013. 01. 16.

This is not the first time when I come across with an innovative digital solution from TaylorMade. Last time I wrote about their Twitter campaign and before that about a POS solution. They are planning to launch a…

FootJoy wants to rejuvenate

By: 2013. 01. 15.

It is hard to be a market leader, when your competitors are trying to mitigate the gap between you and the market is not growing. FootJoy the market leader golf shoe and golf glove manufacturer is not an…

First Nike Golf ad with Rory McIlroy

By: 2013. 01. 15.

As it was expected Nike Golf signed a sponsorship deal with Rory McIlroy. I keep up my opinion that Rory McIlroy could have signed a bigger sponsorship deal with Nike Golf, even he lost an important contract with Jumeirah. The…

Do golfers have unique skin?

By: 2013. 01. 11.

Time-to-time I come across with cosmetics that their manufacturers claim it is so bio or something like that. Yes, it is very trendy to claim that our product is bio or healthy. My assumption people's skin can be…

Do you believe in low compression golf balls?

By: 2013. 01. 02.

I am always skeptical when I read about "product of the year" or about any similar titles. It is also true regarding golf balls (check out my previous post about GolfBallSelector.com). On the website of GolfBallTest.org I came across…

How to crowdfund a golf course?

By: 2012. 12. 27.

It is very likely as we are close to the end of 2012 that this year was the year of crowdfunding. For those who are not familiar with the concept of crowdfunding: it is a collective effort of individuals…

Changes in De Vere Group’s sponsorship strategy

By: 2012. 12. 20.

Recently I heard that Katherine Grainger (she was selected as one of the 5 athlete ambassadors for promoting the key messages of Team GB - the 2012 Olympic Team; 6 times world champion) and Gavin Hastings are partnering…

What is the future of Padraig Harrington?

By: 2012. 12. 17.

In the last couple of months we are excited about Rory McIlroy's sponsorship deal whether he will play with Nike Golf or with something else. Little bit less interesting and more obvious is Padraig Harrington's future with Wilson…

Are we safe on golf courses?

By: 2012. 12. 17.

Two years ago I had already written about golf insurance. Since then we have not changed a lot. Vandalism, thefts are still on the top of the list of most typical claims. Many golf course owner believe that…