Golf Club Management

Agustin Garcia - New Chief Business DIrector Lumine Golf & Beach Club

What will the future bring for Lumine Golf & Beach Club?

By: 2020. 04. 07.

Some of us have already heard that the Lumine Golf & Beach Club has got a new Chief Business Director: Agustin Garcia Pascual. He replaced Calle Carlsson who moves on after 10 years at the resort. He joins…

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How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 1.

By: 2020. 04. 04.

With this post, I am launching an article series where I would like to share with you how various golf club managers of leading golf clubs are trying to respond commercially to coronavirus. My unhidden intention is to…

LedgeRock Golf Club Rees Jones plan 17th hole

When will LedgeRock Golf Club reopen its 17th hole?

By: 2020. 03. 31.

I already told you last year that during 2019, Rees Jones and his team will concentrate on two holes at LedgeRock Golf Club — the downhill, par-3 10th (see photo below), and the uphill, par-4 17th — with plans to adjust other holes…

GM of the Year 2019, Tim Good GM Thornbury golf club employees

Why golf club employees need both recognition & appreciation?

By: 2020. 03. 24.

Yesterday, I have already highlighted the importance of golf club employees' appreciation. Now I would like to explain to you why both recognition and appreciation are important. This idea came to my mind when I heard of Burhill…

59Club 10th Annual Industry Oscars

Who are the winners of 59Club’s 10th Annual Industry Oscars?

By: 2020. 03. 18.

The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club was the host venue of 59Club’s 10th annual Service Excellence Awards on March 12, 2020. On the night, 59Club presented 64 awards across 27 categories, recognizing ‘service excellence’ across…

UK Golf Federation electronic cars

The UK Golf Federation’s latest effort for a better environment

By: 2020. 03. 11.

I assume you read in the Financial Times last year that the electric and hybrid car sales grew by 10% in the UK in 2019. Today, the so-called alternatively fuelled vehicles' share is 9.9% in the UK. The…

Lake Shore Yacht and Country Club

What would you improve at Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club?

By: 2020. 03. 05.

Troon has been selected to manage Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club in Cicero, New York. Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club is located just north of Syracuse along the south shore of Oneida Lake.  Troon Privé, the private club operating division…

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How should the golf industry respond to coronavirus?

By: 2020. 03. 04.

Michael Jacoby (CEO, Owner of Rheingolf Messe, Düsseldorf) has just told me that due to the fear of the coronavirus 65% fewer people participated in their event. Furthermore, 5 of his exhibitors canceled their participation. This is what…

Finkbine Golf Course 8th hole

Guess who will help Finkbine Golf Course in day-to-day operations?

By: 2020. 02. 25.

The Finkbine Golf Course (a daily-fee facility in Iowa City, Iowa) has selected Troon to help in day-to-day operations. This new assignment came to Troon after the golf course made a loss of nearly $300,000 in 2018. This…

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Prince’s Golf Club: With the advantages of bamboo for sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 24.

Last year I talked about possible materials that could be used to replace plastic in our tees (e.g. liquid wood, bagasse, bioplastics, etc.). Now I discovered a new, suitable material for this purpose: the bamboo. Bamboo is probably…

59Club Eurpean Service Excellence Awards 2020 Forest of Arden

Who will have chances at 59Club’s European Service Excellence Awards?

By: 2020. 02. 21.

I was very sad to turn down the invitation to 59Club's European Service Excellence Awards due to family reasons (with my wife we are expecting a baby on March 16). This year Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel &…

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Golf club employees as influencers: a blessing?

By: 2020. 02. 18.

Influencer marketing is likely to become a $5-10 billion industry by 2020. One of the trends in influencer marketing in 2020 is authenticity. Today, influencer marketing is not about collecting likes, but rather about creating deeper relationships and…

New branded water bottles at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links

Abu Dhabi’s trio of golf clubs are all for one: sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 06.

I know it is not a totally new idea to replace plastic bottles with aluminium bottles. However, I welcome every effort that serves to improve the sustainability of the game and the golf club itself. In November, I…

Brentford Football Club Partnership with The Shire London

What is behind The Shire London’s social cohesion effort?

By: 2020. 02. 06.

At first sight, the partnership between The Shire London and Brentford Football Club might sound just another business partnership. The two clubs are really close to each other. Google Maps says there are only 18.7 miles between them.…

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The PGA Professional & the PGA profession: a flourishing future?

By: Ian Randell - Chief Executive at Confederation of Professional Golf 2020. 02. 04.

After giving a successful keynote presentation about employee experience development in golf clubs at the Finland Golf Industry Days Conference in November 2019 I thought to interview Ian Randell, the Chief Executive of the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG]. As…

La Finca Resort, Spain gastronomy offer

What could make La Finca Resort a true gastronomy destination?

By: 2020. 01. 30.

The Spanish destination La Finca Resort has been undertaken an extensive renovation project. The resort has got a new management team consists of former La Manga Club management members: Brendan Dwyer (General Manager), Luke Murphy (Commercial Director) and…

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Why Burhill Group invests £60,000 in its apprenticeship program?

By: 2020. 01. 28.

20 years ago, I started my professional career as a trainee at the Leo Burnett communications agency in Budapest. I must admit it had a significant contribution to my future career. This is why I got my head…

Guy Kinnings about the 2020 Ryder Cup

The 2020 Ryder Cup from the organizer’s perspective

By: Guy Kinnings - Deputy CEO, Ryder Cup Director & CCO at PGA European Tour 2020. 01. 27.

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be hosted on The Straits® at Whistling Straits. The late Pete Dye designed both courses at Whistling Straits, as well as both courses at Blackwolf Run®. The Whistling Straits has a huge experience in…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

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Berkhamsted Golf Club enables gender equality in elite golf

By: 2020. 01. 17.

As you may have noticed I don't write or very rarely about golf tournaments. If I write it is because of sustainability or fan engagement best practices. The reason why I am writing about the Berkhamsted Trophy is…