Tag: COVID-19

Michael Waack Ecco Golf in the office

What motivated ECCO 25 years ago to enter the golf shoe market?

By: 2021. 10. 04.

It’s no big secret that I play golf in ECCO golf shoes. I have always been curious about how Ecco is able to gain a foothold in the international golf shoe market. That’s why I thought I’d ask…

Adare Manor Resort

How does Adare Manor envision the future?

By: 2021. 08. 31.

My new interviewee, Andy McMahon is the new director of golf operations & padel club in Adare Manor. On this occasion, I thought about asking How Adare Manor is improving the customer experience & the employee experience, where…

Jean-franck Burou the new ADGF president

What business challenges will the new President of the ADGF face?

By: 2021. 08. 30.

As you may have noticed in recent years, I have tried to provide more insight into the French golf industry. I interviewed Olivier Denis-Massé (CMO, French Golf Federation - FFGOLF), Paul Armitage (former GM, Golf National), Pierre-André Uhlen,…

BGL-Burhill Group-Facilities-Andy Hiseman

How does the Burhill Group solve the current business challenges?

By: 2021. 05. 17.

After learning in April that Burhill Group finished in 7th place at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards, I wondered how they had achieved that success. This is why I ask in this interview…

Esplanade Golf & Country Club

How will Troon Privé help Esplanade Golf & Country Club?

By: 2021. 04. 20.

Troon has been selected to manage Esplanade Golf & Country Club, a private club and community located in Naples, Florida. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf, club, resort-style amenities, food & beverage operations,…

Le Golf National 1st hole 2018 Ryder Cup

How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

Dr Graeme Sorbie well-being

What are the personal well-being benefits of golf during the pandemic?

By: 2021. 03. 03.

I have been saying for a long time that the complete closure of golf courses is not good for our health, well-being, and golf club owners. Limited access would make much more sense. Now the joint study from…

rocket business performance tee time booking

How to prepare for the massive tee time booking after the COVID-19?

By: 2021. 03. 01.

One would think that 2020 was a terrible year for almost all golf clubs. As I look at US statistics, then I see a boom in play that started in the summer continued through the end of the…

Race to Dubai European Tour Martin Kaymer Rolex

Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex vs sports sponsorship trends

By: 2020. 12. 11.

I see the coronavirus has triggered changes in sports sponsorship as well. The organizers of the Race to Dubai (of course other golf tournaments too), but also its sponsors like Rolex have to face and embrace the changes…

Oulton Hall Q Hotels Masters Challenge

How to solve your summer holiday with the QHotels Masters Challenge?

By: 2020. 11. 05.

We are thinking of many things these days but not really about our next golf holiday in 2021. Or would it still be worth it? I am expecting that after the COVID-19 there will be a huge demand…

Portuguese Golf Federation regulations covid19 Algarve

Is the Algarve really ready to welcome golf tourists again?

By: 2020. 05. 14.

Have you noticed the latest announcement of the Portuguese tourism board? It said the country's beaches and hotels will be ready to welcome tourists by mid-June. According to my source, a complete cancelation of the tourist season this…

Technology golf club management

Team & technology in the future of golf club management!

By: Andrea Faldella CCM - Operations Manager at The Els Club, Dubai 2020. 05. 11.

‘Accelerate innovation’ this is an interesting expression that I’ve recently read. We find ourselves in the middle of difficulty from time to time, yet rarely do we find ourselves with a chance to somewhat pause ‘business as usual’…

extra-mile COVID-19

Is your Club going to stay afloat?

By: Chris Duffy CMDip - Board Member, CMAE England 2020. 05. 07.

Your Club is currently sailing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) seas, but does it sink or stay afloat, and who is now steering the ship, what speed is it going and which direction is it heading? The current COVID-19…

Do not fall apart during coronavirus crisis

How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 5.

By: 2020. 04. 26.

I am very pleased that more and more golf club leaders are willing to contribute to my article series about how golf clubs are managing the coronavirus crisis around the world. This time, I will bring you further…

Ile aux Cerf Golf Club, Mauritius.

How will the COVID-19 transform the Mauritius golf industry’s future?

By: Priscilla Guranna, Sales & Marketing manager, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club 2020. 04. 21.

Has there ever been any universal concern that has monopolized the attention of the whole planet? Definitely, not! This is a first of its kind, an incomparable and historical situation that, has brought the world to a halt.…

fighting coronavirus 2

How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 3.

By: 2020. 04. 13.

New week, new ideas about how to manage coronavirus crises in our golf clubs. Probably in the next part of this article series I will be able to share with you best practices from Vietnam too. Just as…

disaster-recovery-button-coronavirus

How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 1.

By: 2020. 04. 04.

With this post, I am launching an article series where I would like to share with you how various golf club managers of leading golf clubs are trying to respond commercially to coronavirus. My unhidden intention is to…

COVID-19 59Club solution

Can 59Club’s COVID-19 survey templates really help us?

By: 2020. 03. 23.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association predicts some 45% of all hotel jobs have been eliminated or will be eliminated in the next few weeks. They forecast a 30% drop in hotel occupancy over a full year would…