Tag: sustainability

Sunday Times BDO 100 Profit Track BGL w number

Burhill Group in the TOP 10 at the BDO Profit Track 100 awards

By: 2021. 04. 13.

In the last five years, I saw at least 5 great initiatives at Burhill Group that can explain their latest success at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards. I appreciate especially these initiatives: Investing in…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

ECCO GOLF BIOM H4 golf shoe-DETAIL-the sole

How will the new ECCO GOLF BIOM H4 improve your game?

By: 2021. 02. 08.

I think it’s a family trait that we are so interested in shoes. My grandfather used to have a shoe factory…A few years ago I changed to ECCO GOLF BIOM golf shoes. I must say it was a…

Farleigh Golf Club 9th yellow Operation Pollinator program

How does Farleigh Golf Club help save the pollinators?

By: 2021. 01. 27.

How many of you remember my article where I wrote about Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator program? In essence, it helps golf clubs to create pollen and nectar-rich habitats in out-of-play areas. The importance of saving pollinators Before I would share…

wildlife conservation Lapwing at Avro Golf Club

How BIGGA is supporting wildlife conservation on golf courses?

By: 2020. 11. 11.

In the last four years, I wrote almost 20 articles about the importance of wildlife conservation on golf courses. Little or much? It is never enough to talk and take action on this area of sustainability (e.g. Syngenta’s Operation…

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…