Golf Business

Golf course insurance as is should be

By: 2010. 03. 13.

Spring is coming soon, and with it also "side effects" of post-winter time like inland waters and floods are endangering golf courses at least in Europe. But we should be also prepared for hurricanes whenever they likely to…

Virtual golf course or an added value service?

By: 2010. 02. 13.

Thursday I had a great day. I got involved in an interesting initiative of Business Golf International. As companies and not just golf courses are highly motivated to come up with ideas, solutions that will motivate potential customers…

Who plays golf in Russia?

By: 2010. 01. 21.

During the communist era there was no golf life in Russia and in the Soviet Union. The first 18-hole golf course was built in 1994 (LeMeridien Moscow Country Club). In 2009 over a billion of USD was pumped…

How to save money on golf equipment buying?

By: 2009. 12. 31.

In one of my previous post I wrote about how much worth to pay for a golf club and other golf equipments, like golf balls, putters, wedges, golf clothing, pull carts, golf bags etc.  I cannot stress enough…

Nike Golf insists on Tiger Woods

By: 2009. 12. 19.

Nike Golf is one of those very few sponsors of Tiger Woods who did not change their sponsorship cooperation with the golf player. The question rises what makes Nike Golf so loyal to Tiger Woods? Is it still…

Words you should not use on your website

By: 2009. 12. 14.

Recently I a came a cross with a golf equipment company, Asbri. As it was not clear for me for first sight what are they exactly (are they producing promotional materials, gadgets or what?) offering, therefore I entered…

Tiger Woods annual 100 million USD sponsorship income in danger

By: 2009. 12. 12.

As Tiger Woods' private life gets more publicity, companies are reevaluating their cooperation with the golf player. A successful sportsman is always a good tool for companies to communicate their values by sponsoring sportsmen. Tiger Woods is also…

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…

Affiliate with me and gain new golf club members

By: 2009. 11. 18.

By reading Commission Junction's web site, it came to my mind that affiliate marketing could be implemented in the golf industry as well.  For those who are not familiar with this marketing tool, here is a brief explanation:Affiliate…

How much worth to pay for a golf club?

By: 2009. 11. 10.

Slowly but for sure I am arriving to that stage in my golf learning that I will have to select my golf equipment, golf clubs, golf balls and golf bag. It would not be a big issue if…

Are co-branded golf cards the last resort for golf courses?

By: 2009. 10. 13.

Today I received a direct mail from Golf Magazine. Golf Magazine is launching a co-branded card with Visa (MasterCard also offers co-branded credit cards). I started to think how we can use this idea in golf course marketing.…

Fresh blood in golf: Powerplay Golf

By: 2009. 10. 09.

Golf seems to be constant where history could not change anything to it. Or not? We are always worried by the declining number of golf players in US and elsewhere, plus the average age of player is getting…

Asian golf balls are rising

By: 2009. 10. 08.

While golf ball manufacturers are stampeding us into lure of branding, it is worth to look around in golf ball market. When I am considering to buy new golf ball, I always consider my wallet size and handicap…

Reducing golf course operating costs by 300%

By: 2009. 09. 30.

When golf courses are closing all around the world (only in US: 71 golf courses were shot down in the first half of this year) we are always happy to find solutions how we can reduce operating costs.…

Golf Expo Munich with great findings and stories

By: 2009. 09. 30.

Huh, I have just returned from Golf Expo (Munich, Germany). It seemed to me that we outgrew the place. 3 big halls and a conference room were not enough. I felt very crowded the place. I met lot…

LCD loaded golf bags for the sake of brand awareness

By: 2009. 09. 23.

As regular ad spaces are losing relevancy and efficiency, advertisers are looking for something unusual and sometimes ambient media solutions. This how LCD loaded golf bag. Well nice idea, BUT in media planning what really matters is the…

Do we need golf industry exhibitions?

By: 2009. 09. 22.

As the kick off day of Golf Expo in Munich (Germany) is getting closer, I am start think about what do we gain from such old fashioned industry exhibitions. As reading the website of Golf Expo, it turns…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 3)

By: 2009. 09. 20.

You probably asking me, after reading golf equipment industry in social media (part 2) why do I emphasize the importance/role of social media in golf product communication and how it will gear up sales. Starting point is 72%…

Golf sponsorship budgets are in danger

By: 2009. 09. 07.

As a groundswell, the collapse of the American automotive and financial sector arrived to the golf industry by significant cuts in golf sponsorship budgets. The sponsorships shrunk by 3.7% according to IEG LLC.  As one of the major…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 2)

By: 2009. 08. 31.

As last I wrote, I am trying to discover how golf equipment industry are performing in social media particularly in Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In my study I checked the following brands: Ben Hogan, Benross, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra,…