Golf Club Management

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…

Golf courses’ media mix and social media – part 2

By: 2009. 10. 26.

In my previous post I highlighted how and why golf courses should incorporate social media in their media mix. What I forgot to write in that post, is how branding changed in the last couple of years due…

Golf loyalty card programs – how it works

By: 2009. 10. 19.

Slowly golf season is getting to the end for 2009. It is time to plan our new year's strategy. In my previous post I wrote about co-branded golf cards as a possible path to generate repeated purchase, increase…

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.…

Golf industry’s Superbrands

By: 2009. 10. 04.

I was reading one of Golf Business Development's edition about a non-profit organization called Golf Environment Organisation(GEO). They claim about themselves that they are an international non-profit organization working to integrate the social, environmental and economic benefits of…

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 courses are not just target golf

By: 2009. 09. 19.

I think golf professionals are starting to appreciate golf courses that provide them challenge to master Mother Nature. John Daly, in the last edition of Golf Monthly (October 2009.), says that the European golf courses are more than…

Public golf courses in “hybrid way”

By: 2009. 09. 17.

Toyota came out recently with an interesting website to promote its Prius and the idea of environment protection. What is the connection between Toyota Prius and public golf courses? Environment consciousness is gaining momentum, not just in the…

Golf club managers are earning really bad

By: 2009. 09. 11.

When the economic climate is not in favor of golf courses, golf club managers' job descriptions are widening with new skills and duties. In general, the minimum requirements are bachelor's degree, 5+ years experience managing a full service…

Golf architecture is facing new challenges

By: 2009. 09. 04.

To the best of my knowledge a classic 18-hole golf course is 6,000 yards that spreads over 100 acres. Today if we check the average golf course territory we find that about 150-200 acres of total land, including…

Can we maintain the current green fee pricing policy?

By: 2009. 08. 23.

Before I went to volunteer on the 28th European Senior Golf Championship (by ESGA; 19-22 August 2009.) as a LiveScore counter, I launched a forum topic on LinkedIn.com about  green fee pricing policy. I received some very interesting…

How can a golf club contribute to a local community?

By: 2009. 08. 16.

As my reader Breki, wrote me that golf courses are also feeling the disadvantages of the recession, but it has another aspect as well. In the current economic situation when we are reconsider how we would like to…

Domestic tourism can also help golf courses in recession

By: 2009. 08. 15.

In the latest edition of The Economist, the magazine is reporting how badly is the recession hurting Europe’s tourism industry. Yes it is true that in Europe's most popular tourism destination countries like Italy, France and Spain, the…

How can we reduce Golf course allergy symptoms and play better?

By: 2009. 08. 14.

One of the reasons I like to play golf is the breathtaking environment. Although it is really nice that we are playing in the most attractive places of our countries, but if you have allergy, then it is…