Tag: turfgrass

The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: 2021. 11. 10.

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

Penha Long Resort The Atlantic Course

How would you upgrade Penha Longa Resort’s The Atlantic golf course?

By: 2021. 10. 27.

In 2019, I recommended Penha Longa Resort for five reasons: golf experience: The Atlantic & The Monastery golf courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; cycling; surfing;wine experience;gastronomy - 3 restaurants with Michelin Stars Penha Longa Resort has…

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The Festival of Turf is coming in the COVID-secure setting

By: 2020. 12. 22.

How quickly we will get used to online events instead of meeting face-to-face in offline environment? When we will master schmoozing and building relationships as we do during offline events over a drink or coffee? These thoughts are…

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.…

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Golf course agronomy spending optimization…beyond imagination

By: Simon Doyle - Director of Agronomy, Troon 2020. 09. 14.

Everyone’s needs and abilities are different so the first question really is; how good do you have to be in order to be successful in your market and/or to meet the demands of your ownership, members, and guests?…

How would you solve turfgrass pest problems?

By: 2013. 05. 07.

As I wrote in my previous post, average American mobile user is spending cca. 2 hours 38 minutes on his mobile and tablet on daily basis. Americans are spending twice as much time today with desktop media as they do with mobile.…

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 3

By: 2010. 04. 25.

As I promised in my previous post, now Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 2

By: 2010. 04. 15.

As I promised earlier, Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

Hybrid turfgrass mowers comes to golf industry

By: 2010. 03. 24.

It had to come and it arrived. Ransomes Jacobsen came out with a hybrid riding greens mower: Eclipse 322. The unique hybrid drive system, seems to be a radical departure from the hydraulically driven machines of the past…

Golf turfgrass types that reduce maintenance costs

By: 2010. 01. 29.

On last Sunday on my way to my Mom, I was reading Geoff Shackelford's Grounds For Golf book. This would not be so interesting to share with others, IF I do not read the following: "Most warm-season grasses…

US golf courses’ revenues are sharply falling in 2009

By: 2009. 12. 10.

As it was expected golf courses' revenues declined significantly not just because of the economic climate, but also the stubborn attitude of golf course owners and managers. These golf course managers should understand that as a result of…

Public golf courses in “hybrid way”

By: 2009. 09. 17.

Toyota came out recently with an interesting website to promote its Prius and the idea of environment protection. What is the connection between Toyota Prius and public golf courses? Environment consciousness is gaining momentum, not just in the…

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…