Golf Industry

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How BIGGA is supporting wildlife conservation on golf courses?

By: 2020. 11. 11.

In the last four years, I wrote almost 20 articles about the importance of wildlife conservation on golf courses. Little or much? It is never enough to talk and take action on this area of sustainability (e.g. Syngenta’s Operation…

Jim Richerson Troon PGA of America

Who is the new President of the PGA of America?

By: 2020. 10. 30.

Yesterday became Jim Richerson, Troon's Senior Vice President of Operations the 42nd President of the PGA of America. The 32-year golf industry veteran will serve a two-year term representing 29,000 PGA Professionals & Associates in leading the PGA of…

Topgolf Callaway Golf merger benefits

Who are the winners of the Topgolf & Callaway Golf merger?

By: 2020. 10. 29.

If you are following regularly the golf participation reports of the National Golf Foundation and KPMG you can see a stagnation in golf participation in the US since 2013. At the same time, the sport & entertainment industry…

BIGGA online conference

What should the BIGGA online conference be about?

By: 2020. 10. 14.

It seems like more and more events are moving online. The coming BIGGA online conference (10 November 2020) is not an exception. For a long time, I thought that online conferences are killing one of the biggest benefits/advantages…

Digital transformation in golf clubs

Digital transformations & pricing trends in golf clubs

By: 2020. 10. 13.

I frequently read reports on digital transformation. The most recent report I read was Altimeter's The 2020 State of Digital Transformation. I found in this report that the TOP4 drivers of digital transformation are Increase productivity to streamline…

Troon Abu Dhabi Gazelle at Saadiyat

5 best practices to consider for golf club leaders

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster GM, Troon Abu Dhabi 2020. 10. 12.

A year ago, I asked Francisco de Lancastre David as the new cluster general manager of Troon Abu Dhabi (=Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) about his future plans in the new position.…

golf course agronomy spending optimization

Golf course agronomy spending optimization…beyond imagination

By: Simon Doyle - Director of Agronomy, Troon 2020. 09. 14.

Everyone’s needs and abilities are different so the first question really is; how good do you have to be in order to be successful in your market and/or to meet the demands of your ownership, members, and guests?…

2020 U.S. Women’s Open Champions Golf Club bunker preparations

There is no need to postpone the 2020 US Women’s Open!

By: 2020. 08. 03.

Can you imagine a major golf tournament like the 2020 US Women's Open will be held in December? Due to the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), the organizers found a new date for the tournament: between December 10-14, 2020. The…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

Jerry Kilby golf industry consultant

Is the golf industry moving in the right direction?

By: Jerry Kilby CCM, Golf industry consultant, Kanda Golf 2020. 07. 27.

Last week I heard from Jerry Kilby CCM (former CEO of the Club Managers Association of Europe) that he is relaunching his own consultancy company, Kanda Golf. That's why I thought to ask him how he sees the…

Sir Nick Faldo helps to introduce golf to local communities Faldo Series

Faldo Series secured R&A support for the coming years

By: 2020. 07. 22.

I only write about this because I consider junior golf important for the sake of growing the game. The R&A is to continue its full support of the Faldo Series, the mostrecognized junior golf event in the world…

golf club committee

The Good, the bad, and the ugly…..Club Committees / Boards!!

By: Chris Duffy CMDip - BOARD MEMBER, CMAE England 2020. 07. 07.

Whatever type of private members club you are, whether its Golf, Tennis, Sailing, or City Club it is highly likely that your club is managed through a volunteer committee/council or Board of Directors. The keyword here is VOLUNTEER…

Langston Golf Course first opened in 1939 National Links Trust

Why Troon is partnering with the National Links Trust?

By: 2020. 07. 02.

Troon is partnering now with the National Links Trust to manage the operations for East Potomac Park, Langston and Rock Creek Park golf courses in Washington, DC. This is the first project of the National Links Trust. The…

Ricardo Pascual CEO GolfSpain, Spain

Getting Spain ready for #golfpostcorona.

By: 2020. 07. 01.

During the CV19 pandemic,  we sat down (virtually) with some of the Spanish golf industry representatives and asked them a few questions about the state of the Spanish golf market, how they dealt with the situation, and the…

Rory McIlroy investment Kaia Health

Where would Rory McIlroy be worth investing?

By: 2020. 06. 25.

If we look at what former and current PGA Tour stars are doing with their earned money we can see some similarities. E.g. launching a golf course design company, establishing a charity foundation. Probably Jack Nicklaus has got…

CX Trends 2020 the nex big

3 CX trends that matter your golf club business in 2020

By: 2020. 06. 17.

As the health situation improves after a coronavirus epidemic we are replanning and reorganizing our golf clubs' and resorts' for the rest of the year. This situation gives you an excellent opportunity to focus even more on these…

Customer experience design-tee time marketplace

How does tee time marketplace work in golf tourism?

By: 2020. 06. 09.

Golf club managers have already been thinking and trying a lot about how to sell more tee time and increase the revenue from it. Just think, for instance, of dynamic pricing or even yield management. Some of them…

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What will the European Tour look like for the rest of the year?

By: 2020. 05. 29.

Just like many other sports events, the European Tour is very interested in resuming the 2020 season and continue as business as usual. The global value of the sports industry was estimated to be $471bn in 2018. The…

Rockliffe Hall interview with Jason Adams MD

How does Rockliffe Hall handle the HR challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis?

By: Jason Adams - Managing Director, Rockliffe Hall 2020. 05. 27.

As a business we recognised in the very early days the potential dangers Covid-19 may bring.          We heightened our hygiene procedures across the resort immediately and ordered additional hand sanitizer to be available and visible for Golf Members…

private golf clubs

What is the financial impact of coronavirus on the American private golf clubs?

By: 2020. 05. 20.

In the last two months, I’ve been researching and analyzing how coronavirus affects public golf clubs around the globe. Robert A. Sereci (GM/COO, Medinah Country Club) shared with us his thoughts about what will coronavirus change in membership…