Golf Industry

2021 Amundi Evian Championship Rolex sponsorship

What can Rolex expect from sponsoring the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship?

By: 2021. 07. 21.

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on how rights holders sell sponsorship, brands make sponsorship investments, and how commercial partnerships are activated. In addition, advancing technology is changing the way how fans participate, engage…

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Rheingolf on the Green an Open-Air Golf Show in Germany: 20-22nd August

By: 2021. 07. 12.

It seems like we are over the hardest part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that trade shows like Rheingolf will return to their original format or will not move towards holding them…

Yas Acres golf course in the future

How long should we wait for the Yas Acres golf course?

By: 2021. 07. 06.

To understand my impatience, we have to go back in time to 2016. The golf design company Fry/Straka has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2016. Yas Acres golf course is…

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How can Players 1st’s BI suite give an edge to golf clubs?

By: 2021. 07. 05.

I have long been of the opinion that golf clubs should no longer make decisions without having data that justify their decisions. In other words, they must become data-driven. Analytics can help golf clubs to make operational improvements…

Keith Pickard QHotels Group

What will Keith Pickard be able to achieve at The QHotels Group?

By: 2021. 06. 28.

Keith Pickard is joining The QHotels Group (owner & operator of 21 venues across the UK) from Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. In his previous position, he was the group director of golf, leisure & spa (between 2015-2020) of…

Troon mobile application mobile commerce

When will Troon take full advantage of mobile commerce?

By: 2021. 06. 22.

Let’s face it, the golf industry is lagging far behind in mobile commerce. The mobile app of most golf clubs provides only very basic services (e.g. tee time booking, weather). Meanwhile, App Annie State of Mobile 2021 study…

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When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: 2021. 06. 17.

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

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Trackman Bullseye Championship vs. Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge

By: 2021. 06. 16.

When I first heard of the Trackman Bullseye Championship, almost immediately Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge came to my mind. The coming 121st U.S. Open (17–20 June) at Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego, California gave both brands an…

LA Golf Dustin Johnson

Why did Dustin Johnson choose LA Golf shafts?

By: 2021. 06. 16.

I must admit I have never heard before about LA Golf shafts. When I am thinking of golf shafts then usually the following brands come to my mind: Nippon Shaft, True Temper, KBS Golf, Aldila, Mitsubishi, Fujikura. Then…

Essendon Country Club John Wells Marc Winnan Alan Walker

How will the Essendon Country Club restructure its agronomy team?

By: 2021. 06. 14.

Recently I wrote how the Essendon Country Club is developing its driving range service adding the Toptracer Range Mobile (Topgolf Entertainment Group’s latest technological innovation). I hope I don't need the explain why golf clubs should rethink and redesign their…

Mark Chapleski of Troon International & Mark Bull of 59club MEA

How did 59club convince Troon International to cooperate?

By: 2021. 06. 11.

Troon International has selected 59club to afford its venues full access to their market-leading "performance management" products & services. Troon International is not entirely a new client for 59club. In the second half of this article, I will…

Bernhard and Company Delta Turf Care

Bernhard & Co. is expanding cooperation with Delta Turf Care

By: 2021. 06. 09.

PwC is expecting an 8.7% growth in the Middle East over the next three to five years. This is the fastest growth in the world. Some experts explain this by the massive investment of the Gulf Cooperation Council…

Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 06. 08.

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

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What are the real benefits of golf club employee experience technology?

By: 2021. 06. 01.

We do not just use technology today – we have a relationship with it. When it comes to tech at work in a golf club — the software, systems, and apps employees use in their day-to-day jobs—that relationship…

Generation Next Project Robert Jones Black

How does Robert Jones Black’s Generation Next Project help?

By: 2021. 05. 27.

Very smart and good recognition of Robert Jones Black (Great-Grandson of Bobby Jones; the Founder of the Generation Next Project) that for Generation Z (Born 1997-2003) is difficult to escape from the threat of physical or emotional abuse, as…

Bridgestone Golf Fairway Social e12 golf ball

Whether Bridgestone Golf is the official ball of Fairway Social?

By: 2021. 05. 25.

The brand new Fairway Social will be Bridgestone Golf’s latest golf entertainment venue partner. Similar to the cooperation with PopStroke Bridgestone Golf will provide TOUR B and e12 CONTACT golf balls (launched on February 26, 2021) golf gloves,…

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John Deere’s new £1.5 million Apprentice Training Center

By: 2021. 05. 20.

Last year I was very happy to share with you that Burhill Group is investing £60,000 into its apprenticeship training for 2020. In 2019, the company invested £42,000. I summarized the benefits of the well-designed apprenticeship program in that article, so I…

Nexxchange-Egolf acquisition

What will NexxChange gain from the acquisition of E-Golf4U?

By: 2021. 05. 19.

We are witnessing the digitalization of golf club operations (including tee time booking). I wish even "Mickey Mouse" golf courses will understand now that the Excel-sheet and telephone-based golf club management is not viable and not profitable anymore.…

Jacek Gulmantowicz golf club management software

How to generate more revenue with golf club management software?

By: 2021. 05. 18.

My impression is that golf clubs do not make sufficient use of the potential of golf club management software. To ensure this, I asked Jacek Gulmantowicz, co-founder of Golf Booking Software. Do you think I was right or…

BGL-Burhill Group-Facilities-Andy Hiseman

How does the Burhill Group solve the current business challenges?

By: 2021. 05. 17.

After learning in April that Burhill Group finished in 7th place at the 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards, I wondered how they had achieved that success. This is why I ask in this interview…