Golf Club Management

Normanby Hall Golf Course John Deere mower

Can Normanby Hall Golf Course afford John Deere equipment?

By: 2021. 10. 15.

How many of you have heard of Normanby Hall Golf Course (18 hole, par 72)? It is considered one of the best municipal courses in the UK. You may have noticed how many things have changed at Normanby…

London Golf Club 18th hole clubhouse

For the first time in London Golf Club’s history….

By: 2021. 10. 14.

I was very happy this year when I learned that the London Golf Club website is being revamped and they want to do something to achieve carbon neutrality. In my recent interview with Stephen Follett (Chief Executive, London…

Les Bordes Golf Club clubhouse interior after renovation

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s clubhouse renovation enchanted Golf Inc. Magazine

By: 2021. 10. 13.

Buffon said once: "Le style c'est l'homme". The style is the man. He meant to say that only well-written books will survive and gain permanence. I dare to say that it is also true regarding golf clubs and…

Technogym x Troon Abu Dhabi with a golfer

What is the importance of the new Troon Abu Dhabi & Technogym partnership?

By: 2021. 10. 11.

Why was it wise for Troon Abu Dhabi (Yas Links Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) to choose Technogym to improve its wellness services? The Global Wellness Institute predicts in its study that the physical activity economy…

Estonian Pärnu Bay Golf Links on the top

How can the Estonian Pärnu Bay Golf Links prevail in the competition?

By: 2021. 10. 05.

The last time I visited Estonia, I really liked the atmosphere of their golf clubs. We don’t hear much about Estonian golf courses, but just recently Today's Golfer has ranked Pärnu Bay Golf Links as the #23 modern…

Fun For All The Family At Dirab Golf & Country Club

Dirab Golf & Country Club is open again thanks to Golf Saudi

By: 2021. 09. 29.

Have you read in The Guardian in March that Saudi Arabia has spent at least $1.5bn on high-profile international sporting events in a bid to bolster its reputation? The Saudi sports economy has grown 174% in the last…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club clubhouse

How smart will be the enhanced clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club?

By: 2021. 09. 28.

You must have heard that Aldar Properties sold the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex for $49 million in 2020. The new owner is a financial investor. Following new ownership at the start of 2021, the Club is now…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

How did Farleigh Golf Club commit to the Operation Pollinator program?

By: 2021. 09. 27.

I am so excited that another golf club has committed to sustainability and environmental protection by joining the Operation Pollinator program. So kudos to Farleigh Golf Club. Back in January, I have already written about Farleigh Golf Club…

GEO-Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2nd-resized

What are the new elements in GEO’s Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2.0?

By: 2021. 09. 22.

The first version/edition of GEO's Sustainable Golf Development Standard was created in 2016. The main focus was three areas: PreparationDesignConstruction Even then, I really missed the fourth element/phase, the "follow-up." To remain relevant and stay in business golf…

Dunblane New Golf Club 1st John Deere fleet

How did the Dunblane New Golf Club purchase its 1st John Deere fleet?

By: 2021. 09. 16.

How sensational can the club’s first John Deere fleet be at Dunblane New Golf Club? Cecil Hutchison and James Braid designed their par-69, 6000 yards parkland golf course. The course manager Wesley Saunders has taken delivery of 11…

Vicente Rubio Finca Cortesin general director

Will women feel more welcomed at Finca Cortesin after the Solheim Cup?

By: 2021. 09. 13.

It is not big news if I tell you that the 2023 Solheim Cup will be held in Finca Cortesin between September 18-24, 2023. Finca Cortesin will become the first venue in Spain to stage the Solheim Cup. What excites me much…

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winners Rhian Barton and Matthew Milligan

Who won the 2nd Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year competition?

By: 2021. 09. 08.

I found an interesting study from O.C. Tanner. They found the most important driver (37%) of great work is "Recognize me". To have a successful culture of recognition, you need to consider these 5 factors: Be specific &…

Farleigh Golf Club bar frontline workers

How does the Farleigh Golf Club make itself competitive?

By: 2021. 09. 06.

In the last three years I wrote about the Farleigh Golf Club (UK) for several reasons: Winner in various categories at the 59Club 11th Annual Award: my59 Ultimate Service Excellence, Golf Operations Team, Golf Manager of the Year…

Quinta do Lago South Course - 1st hole

What did Quinta do Lago spend his € 7m investment on the South Course?

By: 2021. 09. 02.

In the last two years, golf course renovations remained the most coveted actions/plans according to ASGCA. Turf conditioning and golf course design are still among the TOP 3 aspects of golfers where to play golf. Slowly, sustainability will…

Adare Manor Resort

How does Adare Manor envision the future?

By: 2021. 08. 31.

My new interviewee, Andy McMahon is the new director of golf operations & padel club in Adare Manor. On this occasion, I thought about asking How Adare Manor is improving the customer experience & the employee experience, where…

Jean-franck Burou the new ADGF president

What business challenges will the new President of the ADGF face?

By: 2021. 08. 30.

As you may have noticed in recent years, I have tried to provide more insight into the French golf industry. I interviewed Olivier Denis-Massé (CMO, French Golf Federation - FFGOLF), Paul Armitage (former GM, Golf National), Pierre-André Uhlen,…

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club the main building

Who is helping Roganstown Hotel & Country Club become sustainable?

By: 2021. 08. 25.

Before I share with you GreenClub’s latest new business win (Roganstown Hotel & Country Club) let's see what are the top sustainability trends in 2021. I see the following 5 sustainability trends golf clubs should follow: Decarbonisation of…

Potters Point 2021 John Deere partner

Potters Point: Retention marketing pays off for John Deere

By: 2021. 08. 20.

One of the major B2B marketing trends in 2021 is retention marketing. Today, many companies know that returning customers are more likely to purchase from a company (e.g. John Deere) over time. Fred Reichheld believes Marketers' operating costs…

2021 AIG Women's Open without single use plastic bottles Mastercard Adidas

Don’t look for single-use plastic bottles at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open!

By: 2021. 08. 18.

I am so happy that the organizers of the 2021 AIG Women's Open (16-22 August 2021) at Carnoustie Golf Links will not offer single-use plastic bottles instead will offer water refilling stations and reusable stainless steel bottles. It…

ICL Dr Andy Owen and Henry Bechelet presenting at Continue to Learn by BIGGA

BIGGA and ICL launch the Continue to Learn Scholarship 2022

By: 2021. 08. 04.

One of the biggest education trends is eLearning in 2021. Increasing demand for technology-enabled e-learning solutions globally is driving the industry's growth. Global Market Insights estimates the eLearning market size is set to exceed USD 1 trillion by…