Golf Industry

North Berwick Golf Club GM Elaine McBride

How does North Berwick Golf Club live up to its guests’ & members’ expectations?

By: 2022. 01. 10.

The North Berwick Golf Club honored double-winning European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew by reopening a clubhouse lounge in her name last December. That’s why I thought I’d ask a few questions from Elaine McBride, the general manager…

2022 golf club marketing trends New Year is coming

2022 golf club marketing trends – thriving through customer centricity

By: 2021. 12. 27.

I was so glad that so many of you were interested in my 2021 golf club marketing trend predictions. Reading through these, I see that I was not very wrong. On the contrary! How did you see the…

Customer experience seriously talent

How to win the war for great talents by giving them the right tools?

By: 2021. 12. 20.

The latest research of The R&A and Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) found that the total number of golfers has increased to 66.6 million from 61 million over the last five years, surpassing the previous high mark of 61.6…

Acciona Open de Espana golf tournament logo IMG

IMG acquires the Acciona Open de España golf tournament and….

By: 2021. 12. 15.

As we prepare for Christmas, IMG acquired the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament and the Acciona Open de España golf tournament. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to ATP / WTA and regulatory approvals.…

World of Golf 185 bays Johannesburg Inrange Golf partner

Will Inrange Golf be able to serve World of Golf’s 185-bay driving range?

By: 2021. 12. 10.

Before I would share with you the latest success of Inrange Golf in South Africa and Mauritius, let's have a look what are the expectations and the needs of the future golf generations (Millennials, Generation Z). These two…

Real Club de Golf El Prat GM Ariana Martin Balet

How will Real Club de Golf El Prat consolidate its growth in 2022?

By: 2021. 12. 09.

Early this year, we heard the good news that Real Club de Golf El Prat will implement its sustainability plan and renovate its two Greg Norman-designed golf courses ("Yellow, "Pink"). I was curious how they the current golf…

Foxhills Club & Resort Chris Fitt

How does Foxhills Club & Resort develop a meaningful & memorable experience?

By: 2021. 12. 07.

During the 2021 GCMA National Conference in November, I had a very interesting conversation with Christopher Fitt (Director of Golf & Leisure, Foxhills Club & Resort). That is why I invited him for an interview to share his…

Aphrodite Hills Golf Club PGA National Cyprus

See why you shouldn’t give up on having a golf holiday in Cyprus!

By: 2021. 12. 06.

After returning from the FAM trip to Cyprus, I came to the conclusion that I prefer golf destinations where I can do much more than enjoy the services of the selected golf resort. I will tell you more…

Portmarnock Golf Club 18th hole Blue

Will Portmarnock Golf Club be able to become carbon neutral?

By: 2021. 11. 29.

I am very happy to share with you that another golf club, the Portmarnock Golf Club is investing in cleaner, energy-efficient technology, and equipment to become carbon natural. To tackle climate change, carbon neutrality is a proven strategy…

Onboarding workflow by Beekeeper

How to successfully onboard great professionals in golf clubs?

By: 2021. 11. 19.

Did you know that 46% of new hires fail and leave a company within the first 3-6 months on the job? And not only that but 89% of the time when new hires leave it’s an issue of…

Troon HQ Scottsdale

How will TPG Capital & Symphony Ventures accelerate Troon’s growth?

By: 2021. 11. 16.

Troon has signed a definitive agreement for TPG Capital, the private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, to make a significant strategic investment in the company. TPG Capital is joined by Symphony Ventures, the investment fund of…

First Green Program GCSAA logo

John Deere is supporting GCSAA’s First Green Program

By: 2021. 11. 11.

John Deere Golf 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 at golf courses. John…

TaylorMade Golf TP5 golf balls

What can TaylorMade Golf achieve with the acquisition of Nassau Golf?

By: 2021. 11. 04.

Nassau Golf Co. Ltd has been part of TaylorMade’s golf ball supply chain for over 15 years, making urethane and ionomer balls, as well as mantles for TaylorMade’s TP5/TP5X facility in Liberty, South Carolina.  TaylorMade Golf has completed…

2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will be in an in-person format

By: 2021. 11. 03.

How hungry we are for personal meetings and gatherings! The good news is that the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show (Feb. 5-10 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center) will be in an in-person format.…

Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course to begin the course's groundbreaking

Sir Nick Faldo’s latest Signature masterpiece: Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course

By: 2021. 11. 02.

The construction of Sir Nick Faldo's latest Signature masterpiece, the Silk Path Dong Trieu Golf Course is in progress. The centerpiece of the multi-million-dollar project in the northeast of Vietnam will be an 18-hole championship course, capable of…

ATA signing, Golf Saudi CEO, Majed Al Sorour and Atlas Turf President, John Holmes

Atlas Turf & Golf Saudi to develop the region’s first turf farm in Saudi Arabia

By: 2021. 10. 26.

I have just learned - at the University of Georgia's Turfgrass management certificate program - the 7 turfgrass species that are good salt-tolerant: bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans), and seashore paspalum. One…

Golf course operations frontline workers

How to empower golf club frontline workers to succeed?

By: 2021. 10. 19.

The world of work has changed. Expectations of both employers and employees have changed. A significant number of golf club employees are quitting their jobs citing issues related to the employee experience (EX), from lack of work-life balance…

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…

Michael Waack Ecco Golf in the office

What motivated ECCO 25 years ago to enter the golf shoe market?

By: 2021. 10. 04.

It’s no big secret that I play golf in ECCO golf shoes. I have always been curious about how Ecco is able to gain a foothold in the international golf shoe market. That’s why I thought I’d ask…

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…