Tag: R&A

Golf It! inside

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…

Carnoustie Golf Links team up with Abertay University 2

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…

EIGCA AM2022 - Jason Straka ASGCA, Tim Lobb, EIGCA

Where is the EIGCA action plan & recommendations to tackle climate change?

By: 2022. 07. 14.

In recent years, the efforts of Sentosa Golf Club have impressed me the most as they try to make their operations environmentally friendly and sustainable. The 2022 EIGCA Annual Meeting was held from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th…

Penha Longa Golf Resort introduces new female professional, Susana Mendes Ribeiro

What is the significance of Penha Longa Resort joining R&A’s Women in Golf Charter?

By: 2022. 05. 13.

Knowing the women's golf participation statistics (26% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021) in Europe and in Portugal (20% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021), Penha Longa Resort's latest initiative…

North Berwick Golf Club GM Elaine McBride

How does North Berwick Golf Club live up to its guests’ & members’ expectations?

By: 2022. 01. 10.

The North Berwick Golf Club honored double-winning European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew by reopening a clubhouse lounge in her name last December. That’s why I thought I’d ask a few questions from Elaine McBride, the general manager…

Golfbreaks Mastercard partnership in 2022 too

The Golfbreaks partnership has proved its worth to Mastercard

By: 2021. 11. 17.

It is not a big surprise why Mastercard is satisfied with the Golfbreaks partnership. Can you imagine the value of a fresh and up-to-date email database of customers with high purchasing power? Golfbreaks, according to its confession, has…

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How to manage the pace of play well at your golf club?

By: 2019. 11. 25.

The R&A says there are 3 factors which influence the pace of play: The management of play;The course design and set-up;The players. In this interview with Stephen Knoop (Managing Director, Tagmarshal International) I try to get answers on,…

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How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

The end of belly putters

By: 2012. 11. 29.

I waited so long for this decision of USGA and R&A! Now it is official: we cannot use belly putters: "14-1b Anchoring the ClubIn making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either “directly” or by…

Golf mobile applications as a source of revenue – part 2

By: Anthony Douglas 2012. 10. 15.

Last week my guest writer Anthony Douglas from Hole19 Golf started to talk about golf mobile applications and in general about golf mobile application market. We believe there are lots of opportunities in this area to exploit for our business goals.…

Golf course insurance as is should be

By: 2010. 03. 13.

Spring is coming soon, and with it also "side effects" of post-winter time like inland waters and floods are endangering golf courses at least in Europe. But we should be also prepared for hurricanes whenever they likely to…

Asian golf balls are rising

By: 2009. 10. 08.

While golf ball manufacturers are stampeding us into lure of branding, it is worth to look around in golf ball market. When I am considering to buy new golf ball, I always consider my wallet size and handicap…

R&A’s new website is missing the point

By: 2009. 09. 08.

R&A launched recently a new website, www.bestcourseforgolf.org to help golf course developers,owners and average golfers to perform better. Great!! I would expect from such website that it enables me to ask questions from the editors, evaluate content and…

Golf architecture is facing new challenges

By: 2009. 09. 04.

To the best of my knowledge a classic 18-hole golf course is 6,000 yards that spreads over 100 acres. Today if we check the average golf course territory we find that about 150-200 acres of total land, including…