Golf Business

FedEx Open de Golf title sponsor

FedEx is the new Title Sponsor of the Open de France

By: 2024. 02. 07.

Through a partnership with DP World Tour, FedEx has taken on the role of Title Sponsor for the prestigious Open de France held at Le Golf National. FedEx has become the official sponsor of the 106th edition of…

3's Golf relaunch

How would it be worth relaunching the 3’s golf destination?

By: 2024. 01. 12.

Over the past decade, the number of off-course participants grew by 127% as a result of the growing number of off-course forms of the game (e.g., Topgolf, indoor golf simulators, tech-enabled driving ranges, etc.). It is good to…

Troon Acquires Eventive Sports - L to R Eventive President Gene Hallman and Troon Chief Legal Officer Jay McGrath

How much can Troon expand its business after acquiring Eventive Sports?

By: 2024. 01. 05.

It appears to me that Troon has successfully acquired 7 distinct companies within the past five years: Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Indigo Golf Partners, RealFood, Peter Burwash International, appliedgolf, ICON Management Services, Green Golf Partners. Most recently, Troon acquired…

Cabot Ben Cowan Dewar

How does Cabot strive to develop its golf clubs & innovate the golf club industry?

By: 2023. 12. 20.

I have been keeping an eye on the progress of The Cabot Collection for a while now. I'm interested in how they select their locations, golf course designers, and other aspects of their business. As part of my…

Pangaea Golf Architecture founders

What is the birth story of Pangaea Golf Architecture?

By: 2023. 11. 13.

The Pangaea Golf Architecture is a strategic partnership between Jeffrey Danner and Stuart Rennie, who met while studying on the European Institute of Golf Course Architects' (EIGCA) diploma course in 2007, and have been close friends ever since.…

NXXT Women's Pro Tour with a player

How can the brand-new NXXT Women’s Pro Tour increase competition opportunities?

By: 2023. 10. 20.

Yesterday, I had a great conversation with Kevin Flanagan (CEO of ACD Consulting) about their new partner, the NXXT Women's Pro Tour ambitions. The brand-new NXXT Women's Pro Tour is trying to give a proper answer to the…

Champions Retreat Golf Club - Island Three

Why did Arcis Golf acquire the Champions Retreat Golf Club?

By: 2023. 10. 17.

Arcis Golf has recently acquired Champions Retreat Golf Club (since 2006) near Augusta, Georgia. Foley & Lardner LLP represented Tower Three Golf Champions Retreat LLC, a subsidiary of the private equity firm Tower Three Partners. Champions Retreat Golf Club,…

John Keenaghan new VP BIGGA

BIGGA gets a new VP from the Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

By: 2023. 09. 12.

John Keenaghan, the head greenkeeper at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire, has been appointed vice president of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA). He will become president of the association ahead of the BIGGA Turf…

European Golf Design Climate Leader sustainability

European Golf Design became the 1st Sustainable Golf Climate Leader. Why it matters?

By: 2023. 08. 29.

It is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that anyone who takes themselves seriously will not develop a golf club, golf resort, or golf course without sustainability as a top priority in 2023 and the coming years. For…

Tidewater Golf Club 3rd Hole and 12th Hole background

What lucrative opportunities does KemperSports see at Tidewater Golf Club?

By: 2023. 08. 22.

It's puzzling why Tidewater Golf Club isn't more widely recognized despite receiving glowing reviews from Golf Digest, Golfweek, and the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association. Have you had a chance to play there yourself? See details below.…

Partnership between LET and John Deere extended

How lucrative is it for John Deere to sponsor the European Ladies Tour?

By: 2023. 08. 16.

In October 2022, SponsorUnited published an interesting insight regarding sponsorship of women's sports events. They claim: "Sponsorships with women grew 20% year-over-year across the major US sports (LPGA, NWSL, WNBA, WTA), top European soccer leagues (Women’s Super League…

Women in Golf Awards 2023 Amelia Lewis_with Rising Star_Daisy Starling_Players 1st

What are the success stories of the 2023 Women in Golf Awards?

By: 2023. 08. 15.

The encouraging statistics regarding the rise of female golfers in the United States and the United Kingdom are absolutely fantastic to see: In the past 3 years (2020, 2021, and 2022), female on-course golf participants in the U.S.…

Medinah Country Club David Schneider new GM COO

How will Medinah Country Club evolve under David Schneider as the new GM?

By: 2023. 08. 10.

In an interview three years ago, I spoke with Robert A. Sereci, the GM/COO of Medinah Country Club, regarding how private golf clubs were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their business impact. Word has just…

Mark Chapelski Troon International

How does Mark Chapleski see the state of the international golf industry?

By: 2023. 08. 03.

Mark Chapleski, Troon Executive Vice President, has just retired at the end of July following 24 years of service with the golf and club management business. Since 2017 he has overseen the expansion of Troon’s international portfolio to…

Aivot Golf & Sports Management signs with Lobb + Partners

Can Aivot Golf & Sports Management reform the Indian golf industry with Lobb + Partners?

By: 2023. 07. 31.

Did you know that India boasts a whopping 298 registered golf courses, with almost half of them located on military bases? India's rank as Asia's 5th-largest golf country is undoubtedly impressive, as it only slightly trails behind Thailand.…

Faldo Design GEO Foundation partnership

What can the future collaboration between Faldo Design and GEO Foundation lead to?

By: 2023. 06. 21.

In fact, sustainability should be a fundamental consideration when somebody is considering developing a new golf course or a golf club. It should be an elementary requirement and expectation for golf architects and golf course design companies. Golf…

Marco Simone Rome Italy 2023 Ryder Cup Pure Seed Atlas Turf International bunkers

How can Pure Seed & Atlas Turf International ensure superb turf quality at the 2023 Ryder Cup?

By: 2023. 06. 16.

It's only 101 days left until the much-anticipated 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. Back in May, I mentioned that Hilton was selected as the worldwide partner for the 2023 Ryder…

World Corporate Golf Challenge Licensees in Lisbon

Do you know what you win if you’re a World Corporate Golf Challenge Licensee?

By: 2023. 06. 13.

When searching for "golf tournaments" on Google, there are 19 million results that appear. However, upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that many of these results are quite similar and unremarkable. Travel + Leisure found: "If 2022 was…

rolex-and-sports-golf-the-us-open-matthew-fitzpatrick in 2022

How can Rolex ensure that the 123rd U.S. Open Golf Championship will be remarkable?

By: 2023. 06. 07.

I understand that everyone is currently preoccupied with the recent merger announcement between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Let's talk about next week's 123rd U.S. Open Golf Championship. The Los Angeles Country Club will become the 53rd…

GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program

GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program reached a new donation record.

By: 2023. 05. 10.

For the second year in a row, the GCSAA Foundation’s Rounds 4 Research program supporting turfgrass research broke records, yielding more than $544,500 during its April 24-30 online auction, an increase of $53,300 over 2022. The GCSAA Foundation…