Tag: sustainability

Troon Abu Dhabi Gazelle at Saadiyat

5 best practices to consider for golf club leaders

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster GM, Troon Abu Dhabi 2020. 10. 12.

A year ago, I asked Francisco de Lancastre David as the new cluster general manager of Troon Abu Dhabi (=Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) about his future plans in the new position.…

Chart Hills 2nd-IrrigationLaying-June

This is how Chart Hills will look like next spring

By: 2020. 09. 29.

I have already shared with you the news about the renovation work at Chart Hills. The club is hoping that all of the work will be completed before the start of the 2021 golf season or sooner if…

Moorfleet Golf Club a Parkland Course

How will revive the German Moorfleet Golf Club?

By: Rainer Preissmann - Former president of EIGCA 2020. 09. 07.

What to do if a golf course was getting a bit long in the tooth and the new owner wants to realize its own ideas of a lucrative and sustainable golf operation? Those who entered the Moorfleet Golf Club for the first time last year…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

Chart Hills Golf Club-Aerial-Work-02

How Chart Hills is preparing for the 2021 golf season?

By: 2020. 06. 24.

One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd. The new owner's probably the first major project is the extensive redevelopment and improvement of the entire 250-acre…

Buzzard on a Bench at St Enodoc Golf Club

How did sustainability cause win at St Enodoc Golf Club?

By: 2020. 06. 22.

The St Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, England has just embarked on a 5-year ecological management plan to return both its championship Church Course and Holywell Course back to a biodiverse landscape. Their intention was to find the…

Brentford Football Club Partnership with The Shire London

What is behind The Shire London’s social cohesion effort?

By: 2020. 02. 06.

At first sight, the partnership between The Shire London and Brentford Football Club might sound just another business partnership. The two clubs are really close to each other. Google Maps says there are only 18.7 miles between them.…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch 

Is Al Mouj Golf a safe haven for birds?

By: 2019. 12. 26.

Hanne & Jens Eriksen have already written 7 books about the birds of Oman. This is why I was curious about what can they add more. Al Mouj Golf and Al Mouj Muscat are home to 173 bird…

BGL-Abbey Hill Golf Centre-photo by Andy Hiseman-2

Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

Al Hamra Golf Club - Plastic Free

How Al Hamra Golf Club is joining the anti-plastic fight?

By: 2019. 11. 12.

In April I shared with you that Arabella Golf Mallorca is ceasing the sale of plastic water bottles and, instead, will provide players with reverse osmosis purified, mineralized water fountains (see picture above) that dispense both still and sparkling water. Now Al…

Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: 2019. 11. 06.

You might say that the achievement of Nine Bridges is nothing special. However, if I put in contact then you very likely to change your mind. Today there are 538 golf clubs in South Korea. Out of this…

Sunderland of Scotland SS2020 Collection Mens-Coldwear

Are you surprised by Glenmuir’s acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland?

By: 2019. 10. 28.

The news about Glenmuir's acquisition of Sunderland of Scotland could not have come at a better time as we are entering into the cold month of November. But to be serious, they will be one company from 1st January…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

Dom Pedro Golf Victoria 13th hole

What is the sustainability strategy of Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 08. 26.

Recently, I heard of Dom Pedro Golf has installed an innovative new water management system that is 23% more energy efficient. This made up my mind and asked Simão da Cunha (the Head of Golf Operations at Dom…

Pride Professional Tee System -Wood-Resealable-75CT-White-GROUP

Over 1.5 billion Pride Professional Tee System sold in 10 years

By: 2019. 08. 23.

One of my eyes sheds tears, the other one laughs when I see the sales record of Pride Professional Tee Systems (manufactured by PrideSports). This year PrideSports celebrates the 1.5 billionth Pride Professional Tee System golf tee that…

Himalayas 5th Hole Prince's Golf Club -1328

The Prince’s Golf Club is committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 08. 15.

I hope the stunning, new photos of Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas golf course will not distract your attention from to focus on a more important achievement of the club. Namely, Prince's Golf Club has recently retained its GEO…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…