Golf Club Management

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Has PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet chosen the right hotel partner?

By: 2022. 09. 29.

Vietnam’s newest premier lifestyle resort, PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet, continues to reach new heights with the launch of a state-of-the-art luxury hotel – Radisson Resort Phan Thiet. It is fascinating that luxury hotels do not have an official…

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Should Swing Factory acquire Golf Paradise Terrey Hills?

By: 2022. 09. 28.

The Australian Swing Factory - a Toptracer Partner - seems like clearly understands what the future generations of golf - Millennials and Generation Z are looking for: Public courses;Playing with friends (golf social tendencies): 62%experiences (e.g. Toptracer). Golf…

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Would you give an Eco-Friendly Award to Pula Golf Resort?

By: 2022. 09. 21.

Probably one of the very few positive side effects of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is the understanding of the importance of renewable energies. Those golf clubs and resorts that - among them, Pula Golf Resort in Mallorca - invested…

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Who will enjoy the McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in Terras da Comporta?

By: 2022. 09. 15.

I am still under the spell of Mike Keiser's book The Nature of the Game: Links Golf at Bandon Dunes and Far Beyond. I believe links courses are far more exciting and closer to the authentic form of…

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Who has Troon International promoted to leadership positions internally?

By: 2022. 09. 13.

This year we can see an interesting HR trend globally. Namely, the increase in internal career moves. HR professionals really like this solution. When golf clubs a struggling to retain their best talents in various fields and the…

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What more can Troon offer to impress Sandals Resorts?

By: 2022. 09. 12.

The cooperation between Troon and the Sandals Resorts goes back at least to 2015. In that year Troon was hired to help Sandals Resorts in the following areas daily operations including the clubhouse, staffing, maintenance facilities, and overall…

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Will our game be better on Infinitum’s Lakes course with Bermuda Tifway 419 grass?

By: 2022. 09. 06.

When we consider our sustainability investment goals, our local climate, how to use water wisely, and not forget the golf experience it is good to think about what turfgrass species would be the best for us. Such and…

La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort golf course

Who should La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort choose as its hotel partner?

By: 2022. 09. 05.

In February I shared with you that Millenium Hospitality - listed on the MAB since the 4th of July 2019 - acquired 90,000 square meters for 33.2 million Euros in the estate known as La Hacienda de San Roque in 2019. Today…

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The John Deere renowned apprenticeship program is already 30 years old!

By: 2022. 09. 05.

John Deere has just marked the 30th anniversary of its renowned apprenticeship program with an open day to recruit the next generation of technicians to work across its agriculture, turf, and parts business. Over 1,000 apprentices have qualified…

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How is Atlas Turf International increasing its sales in Southeast Asia?

By: 2022. 08. 29.

Atlas Turf International has just selected Jebsen & Jessen as its exclusive distributor in Southeast Asia. Jebsen & Jessen will represent Atlas Turf International’s complete line of turfgrass products throughout Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand,…

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GCSAA’s First Green gets extra support from golf-allied organizations

By: 2022. 08. 25.

Last year I shared with you that John Deere has made a donation to the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to support First Green, which provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education…

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Why has St Andrews Links Trust opted for cloud-based ERP software?

By: 2022. 08. 22.

Two years ago, I already mentioned how important digital transformation is for golf clubs in order to maintain competitiveness, enhance employee productivity, and serve guests more efficiently (see also customer experience & personalization). The main motivations of businesses…

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How can RepSpark help pro-shops to meet golfers’ demands

By: 2022. 08. 14.

One of the few benefits of the latest pandemic is the huge interest and demand for golf equipment and apparel. To handle the increased demand, and exceed golfers’ expectations in the pro-shops, is not a simple task. Hence,…

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How did the Clube de Santo da Serra reduce its water usage by 66%?

By: 2022. 08. 10.

GCSAA’s Golf Course Environmental Profile (GCEP) Survey Series - 3rd edition - found water use down by 29% at U.S. golf facilities since 2005. I definitely wanted to share this with you before reporting on Clube de Santo…

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The Chart Hills Golf Club is expanding with a new par-3 golf course

By: 2022. 08. 09.

I like to think about a new investment idea in the way how it can improve the overall customer experience at the golf club. I thought I'd mention this because Chart Hills Golf Club is now building an…

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How can public golf courses succeed in 2022 & beyond?

By: 2022. 08. 08.

I thought it might be useful for you to learn about the everyday challenges of an American public golf course - Maple Lane Golf Club - and what solutions he found for them. You can read my interview…

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What did Westchester Hills Golf Club spend $3.5 million on?

By: 2022. 08. 03.

Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York recently completed a $3.5 million golf course renovation by famed architect Rees Jones.  In addition, the 109-year-old club also completed a $1 million pool renovation focused on providing a resort-style setting…

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Why worth participating in Bernhard and Company’s 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip?

By: 2022. 07. 15.

Bernhard and Company has recently announced that the application process is officially open for the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip. Open to all full BIGGA members, the Bernhard and Company BIGGA Delegation is one of the most highly regarded…

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Where is the EIGCA action plan & recommendations to tackle climate change?

By: 2022. 07. 14.

In recent years, the efforts of Sentosa Golf Club have impressed me the most as they try to make their operations environmentally friendly and sustainable. The 2022 EIGCA Annual Meeting was held from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th…

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What would make the golf experience at Gamble Sands more attractive?

By: 2022. 07. 13.

Last year Gamble Sands (located in Brewster, Wash.) launched the David McLay Kidd-designed QuickSands Course a 14-hole short course. The 18-hole Sands Course opened for play in 2014 to widespread acclaim, with the 100,000 square foot Cascades putting course following shortly thereafter. Now Gamble…