Tag: Ryder Cup

Guy Kinnings about the 2020 Ryder Cup

The 2020 Ryder Cup from the organizer’s perspective

By: Guy Kinnings - Deputy CEO, Ryder Cup Director & CCO at PGA European Tour 2020. 01. 27.

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be hosted on The Straits® at Whistling Straits. The late Pete Dye designed both courses at Whistling Straits, as well as both courses at Blackwolf Run®. The Whistling Straits has a huge experience in…

What are the economic benefits of The 2014 Ryder Cup?

By: 2015. 09. 01.

I think The 2014 Ryder Cup was an outstanding event for golfers and Scotland as well. This Ryder Cup event at Gleneagles, attracted over 250,000 spectators and generated £106 million for the Scottish economy. The Scottish government (led by VisitScotland’s Events…

TaylorMade Golf VIP event at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

By: 2015. 07. 22.

As part of TaylorMade Golf’s 15 years of Driver dominance a VIP event was held at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. Junior golfers from Scotland were invited to celebrate with their heroes including Stephen Gallacher, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Dustin…

Alstom Open De France’s 1st Austrian winner

By: 2015. 07. 06.

Bernd Wiesberger (World ranking: 23; FootJoy brand ambassador) produced an impressive final round of 65 (a 13 under total) to win the Alstom Open de France at future Ryder Cup host venue Le Golf National. Bernd Wiesberger is the first…

Robert Trent Jones II signature golf course is close to completion in Hungary

By: 2015. 06. 14.

Yes it is true. It will be the second Robert Trent Jones II signature golf course in Eastern Europe (the other is in Russia). Hungary's 4th wealthiest entrepreneur (according to Forbes Hungary in 2014) Gábor Széles had an…

Irish golf tourism has risen by £6 million to £33 million in 2014

By: 2015. 03. 28.

During the 2nd St Patrick’s Golf Day at Goodwood organised by Golf Ireland this month, some interesting findings came to light about the contribution of golf tourism to the Irish economy. The economic impact of golf tourism across Ireland has risen…

IMG acquires Icon Sports Management

By: 2015. 02. 21.

On Thursday IMG announced the acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management. Icon's president and CEO R.J. Nemer, the agency's founder will continue in the golf division at WME | IMG. R.J. Nemer will become IMG’s Senior Vice…

BREAKING NEWS: Golf Legend Billy Casper passed away

By: 2015. 02. 08.

Professional golf legend Billy Casper died yesterday at 4:45 p.m. MT of a heart attack at the age of 83 surrounded by family at home outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Focusing on golf, Casper attended the University of…

How will wearable technology change our golf retail experience?

By: 2015. 01. 13.

The usage of wearables is not totally new to the golf industry. Those who were lucky to be in the Ryder Cup were able to experience the advantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). This is why I was thinking over how could pro-shops…

340,000 golf event spectators were interested in Scotland

By: 2014. 12. 29.

51 hours left from 2014. So here is the time to summarize this year. Scotland rightly can rejoice this year. In 2014, Scotland attracted 340,000 golf event spectators. VisitScotland says this year was the 2nd highest year for golf…

Ryder Cup brought success to VisitScotland

By: 2014. 11. 25.

Nowadays, Scotland attracts 220,000 golf visitors every year. 92,000 other visitors play golf whilst on holiday. Scotland's National Tourism Organisation (VisitScotland) and Golfbreaks.com ran recently a promotion campaign between September 2013 and August 2014 to foster golf tourism in Scotland and to exceed the…

Are drones the new rangefinders?

By: 2014. 10. 20.

First drones were used for military mission (e.g. for spying, bombing), but now it seems to me that they are gaining momentum in civil life as well. Last year Golf Channel tested drones in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at…

2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship kicks off today

By: 2014. 10. 15.

In less than 3 hours starts the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship at the London Golf Club. The draw for the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship has been confirmed yesterday with some interesting match ups.  Here are…

Ryder Cup 2014 and the contextual fan

By: 2014. 10. 06.

It is not so simple to enhance in-golf course experience and compete with TVs that can show much more to a viewer. This is why contextual technologies are gaining momentum. Do you remember when in September 2013 NFL…

Ryder Cup teams’ past performance

By: 2014. 09. 16.

We have got 9 more days until the Ryder Cup. So I thought it can be useful to share with you the following infographic to be able to guess who will win the Ryder Cup this year. If…

European Ryder Cup captain’s new venture

By: 2014. 09. 04.

By end of October, European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will open his latest golf course design project the North Course, at Portugal’s prestigious Quinta do Lago resort.  The official opening ceremony of the €9.6m new layout will be on…

Paul McGinley’s European team is expanding

By: 2014. 03. 08.

In the last 10 years we mainly heard about Sam Torrance's senior European Tour victories or as the brand ambassador of John Letter. So I was little bit surprised when I heard early this week that Sam Torrance…

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),…

First time in PGA Senior Championship history

By: 2013. 03. 06.

I've got an impression that senior championships are in the shadow. It can be a great opportunity to meet former golf champions who once made headlines.  De Vere Mottram Hall, Cheshire will hold between 6th-9th June the ISPS HANDA…

Golf rocks tennis’ TV audience in US

By: 2011. 06. 13.

I was surprised to read in the latest edition of The Economist (June 11th 2011) that in US people prefer to watch golf over tennis. I started to check worldwide ranking of US tennis players where I had…