Golf Business

PopStroke Entertainment & Bridgestone Golf & Tiger Woods Ventures

Bridgestone Golf cooperates with PopStroke to exploit golf entertainment

By: 2021. 01. 15.

My latest interview with Klaus-Peter Schneider, the co-Founder of Snyder Golf confirmed my assumptions that golf is struggling with its image and perceptions. The game of golf is still associated with exclusionary/snob, being slow, difficult to play...just a…

Troon acquired Indigo Golf Partners

Troon’s acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners & the consequences

By: 2021. 01. 05.

In November, we talked about the new name of Billy Casper Golf (founded in 1989), Indigo Golf Partners (with nearly 7,000 employees; more than 160 golf courses, country clubs, and resorts in 29 states). In January 2019, the…

Golf Business Monitor in year 2020

Golf Business Monitor’s fascinating achievements in 2020

By: 2020. 12. 28.

When I first tried to summarize Golf Business Monitor's achievements in 2020, I wouldn’t have thought that due to character limits on LinkedIn I will not be able to complete what I wanted to share with you. Golf…

G2 Girls Golf Academy - Lonestar Invitational Group Photo

Troon is partnering with the G2 Girls Golf Academy

By: 2020. 12. 19.

As you know I am a great supporter of female golf participation and female golf tournaments. Do you remember when I wrote about the love.golf program (sponsored by Syngenta) a few years ago? This time I found another…

WGC HSBC Champions - Previews Day One - Photo by Getty Images

HSBC’s key global golf partnerships can calm down. See why!

By: 2020. 12. 14.

HSBC announced today that it will continue to support the 3 key pillars of its global golf brand partnership portfolio: the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and the CGA-HSBC China…

Race to Dubai European Tour Martin Kaymer Rolex

Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex vs sports sponsorship trends

By: 2020. 12. 11.

I see the coronavirus has triggered changes in sports sponsorship as well. The organizers of the Race to Dubai (of course other golf tournaments too), but also its sponsors like Rolex have to face and embrace the changes…

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World Golf Business Forum: €6+ Billion purchasing power of registered Buyers

By: 2020. 11. 30.

I look at this year’s global tourism statistics dumbfounded. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) declined 70% in January-August 2020 over the same period of last year: -79% - Asia & The Pacific,- 69% - Middle…

PING Europe Lisa Lovatt general manager

Is PING Europe’s new female leader good for profits?

By: 2020. 11. 27.

I was very happy to hear that PING Europe has got a female general manager. To understand the significance of this appointment and promotion, we should have a look at these stats: Today, 44% of companies have three…

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…

Topgolf Callaway Golf merger benefits

Who are the winners of the Topgolf & Callaway Golf merger?

By: 2020. 10. 29.

If you are following regularly the golf participation reports of the National Golf Foundation and KPMG you can see a stagnation in golf participation in the US since 2013. At the same time, the sport & entertainment industry…

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.…

Mauna Lani Golf Pink Flag Troon Women's Golf Month

How “Troon Women’s Golf Month” is contributing to breast cancer awareness month?

By: 2020. 10. 05.

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research say "Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in…

Jerry Kilby golf industry consultant

Is the golf industry moving in the right direction?

By: Jerry Kilby CCM, Golf industry consultant, Kanda Golf 2020. 07. 27.

Last week I heard from Jerry Kilby CCM (former CEO of the Club Managers Association of Europe) that he is relaunching his own consultancy company, Kanda Golf. That's why I thought to ask him how he sees the…

Langston Golf Course first opened in 1939 National Links Trust

Why Troon is partnering with the National Links Trust?

By: 2020. 07. 02.

Troon is partnering now with the National Links Trust to manage the operations for East Potomac Park, Langston and Rock Creek Park golf courses in Washington, DC. This is the first project of the National Links Trust. The…

Rory McIlroy investment Kaia Health

Where would Rory McIlroy be worth investing?

By: 2020. 06. 25.

If we look at what former and current PGA Tour stars are doing with their earned money we can see some similarities. E.g. launching a golf course design company, establishing a charity foundation. Probably Jack Nicklaus has got…

CX Trends 2020 the nex big

3 CX trends that matter your golf club business in 2020

By: 2020. 06. 17.

As the health situation improves after a coronavirus epidemic we are replanning and reorganizing our golf clubs' and resorts' for the rest of the year. This situation gives you an excellent opportunity to focus even more on these…

B2B tee time sales growth

How to easily increase your B2B tee time sales?

By: 2020. 06. 01.

The coronavirus crisis taught golf clubs to bravely use various technology solutions to give a proper answer in the current business environment. We can experience that these solutions (e.g. WhatsApp for internal & membership communication or even to…

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What will the European Tour look like for the rest of the year?

By: 2020. 05. 29.

Just like many other sports events, the European Tour is very interested in resuming the 2020 season and continue as business as usual. The global value of the sports industry was estimated to be $471bn in 2018. The…

Rockliffe Hall interview with Jason Adams MD

How does Rockliffe Hall handle the HR challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis?

By: Jason Adams - Managing Director, Rockliffe Hall 2020. 05. 27.

As a business we recognised in the very early days the potential dangers Covid-19 may bring.          We heightened our hygiene procedures across the resort immediately and ordered additional hand sanitizer to be available and visible for Golf Members…

GolfGenius MVP Capital Partners

Why MVP Capital Partners is investing in Golf Genius?

By: 2020. 05. 26.

Last week Golf Genius proudly announced that they completed their first institutional round of equity funding, led by Rory McIlroy, and MVP Capital Partners.  Robert Brown, managing partner of MVP Capital Partners said "We view Golf Genius Software…