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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…

Shot Scope average score for the day

What do the Shot Scope data show for the March 29 opening?

By: 2021. 04. 02.

We all can agree that the rush to golf courses in the UK on March 29 was not a big surprise. As we could see last summer, most golf clubs (not just) in the UK were expecting a…

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…

Le Golf National 1st hole 2018 Ryder Cup

How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

American Golf outlet in the UK

What kind of in-store experience would you expect from American Golf?

By: 2021. 03. 19.

The growth of online golf retailing is forcing pro-shops and brick-and-mortar golf retailers to reassess the true value and role of their stores. I believe experience remains essential to the future of the store – but it needs…

Who are 59club's 11th Annual Award nominees

Are you among the 59club’s 11th Annual Award nominees?

By: 2021. 03. 18.

Last year, was not an easy year for club managers to deliver the same level of customer experience as in a normal situation. People usually remember peak moments and pits during their stay in a golf resort or…

Hisham Abdullah Al Harbi Golf Saudi Social Agenda

What can Golf Saudi’s Social Agenda include?

By: 2021. 02. 17.

It seems like Saudi Arabia shifted to a higher speed in the transformation of its economy and society. The Saudis want to tackle as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the issues of poverty, inequality, climate…

Chris Duffy Modry Las Golf Resort new general manager

What concerns Modry Las Golf Resort’s management the most?

By: 2021. 02. 07.

Last time I asked Chris Duffy CMDip about the challenges of golf club committees & boards. His article was so popular among golf club managers that I thought to interview him this time. Since his article, Chris Duffy…

Golf Saudi's Abdullah Kamakhi

Abdullah Kamakhi became Saudi Arabia’s 1st golf architect

By: 2021. 01. 27.

These days we are witnessing the latest achievement of Saudi Arabia to become a real golf country. First, let me summarize some of the achievements of the Kingdom: Host a Eurpean Tour event in 2019 at the Royal Greens…

CPG Ian Randell

CPG Thrive – A plan for the future that ensures the CPG, national PGAs & the sport thrive

By: Ian Randell - Chief Executive, Confederation of Professional Golf 2021. 01. 26.

Whilst 2020 presented many challenges to the golf industry and wider society, the recent release of the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] new strategic plan promises not only a thriving future for the organisation but perhaps more vitally,…

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…

World Golf Business Forum logo final

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…