Tag: sustainability

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…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

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…

Puma Golf X-Collection footwear

What is the best timing for launching PUMA Golf’s new X Collection?

By: 2019. 07. 16.

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush (starts on 18th July) is important to Puma Golf for at least two reasons: The launch of the new X Collection, a head-to-toe assortment of apparel, accessories, and footwear. The celebration of…

Costa Navarino Bay Course clubhouse at sunset

Can Costa Navarino keep its sustainability principles?

By: 2019. 07. 09.

Sustainability and environment committed golf club management is not just an option, but a fundamental, mandatory principle. Today it is not enough to achieve the Golf Environment Organization's OnCourse Certificate. When you are renovating your clubhouse or building…

Rafael Linares and David Cooper and Robert Mitchell at Golf La Cala in Costa del Sol

Who will switch 1st to Bermuda grass on the Costa del Sol?

By: 2019. 07. 08.

In February this year, I have already told you that the Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga (Costa del Sol) began in 2018 a major renovation program of its 3 golf courses. The renovation project started on the Campo America…

The 2019 Solheim Cup & Earth Day & Gleneagles

The 2019 Solheim Cup in the lure of sustainability

By: 2019. 04. 23.

The Gleneagles Resort the host of the 2019 Solheim Cup has been dealing with sustainability for a long time. They understood very soon that landscape is key to the 'Gleneagles experience'. The Golf Environment Organization released approximately two…

Arabella Golf Mallorca - automatic water dispenser

Will Arabella Golf Mallorca’s example be sticky?

By: 2019. 04. 04.

Do you remember when last year I wrote about the severe problem of plastic pollution worldwide? The Surfers Against Sewage study says: In 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…