Golf Industry

Jon Podany CCO USGA

What will be the top commercial priorities of the USGA in the coming years?

By: 2022. 06. 22.

Recently - at the U.S. Open, at The Country Club, Brookline - I had the chance to interview Jon Podany the Chief Commercial Officer of the USGA. This is what you can read here. Jon Podany, Chief Commercial…

Golf Genius Phone & Computers

The Solution for all your golf communities

By: 2022. 06. 21.

Golf clubs are always on the look out for ways to retain members and integrate potential new ones, in the most engaging way possible. This might be through leagues, roll-ups, or swindles (to name a few) – all…

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What kind of unique golf experiences can Tenerife give us?

By: 2022. 06. 20.

Tenerife is an island with 9 golf clubs. Most of them are really close to each other in the southern part of the island. Despite this fact, we do not hear too much about Tenerife's golf offers and…

omnichannel experience Players 1st

How can Players 1st help golf clubs to be able to deliver an omnichannel experience?

By: 2022. 06. 16.

2,000+ clubs in 20 different countries trusting the Players 1st platform. In this interview, I asked Morten Bisgaard, the CEO & Co-founder of Players 1st among the others about how has customer experience measurement developed in the last 10…

Players 1st x England Golf cooperation 2022

Players 1st Membership Suite of Experience surveys proved to be good for England Golf

By: 2022. 06. 15.

A couple of months ago I shared with you that with Players 1st Member Survey, you give your members the opportunity to voice their opinion about their membership and the services provided by you and your team. The survey template…

Keith Mitchell Headshot 2022 Golf Lottery

How can Golf Lottery help to drive nationwide charities?

By: 2022. 06. 07.

The name - Golf Lottery - of the initiative might be misleading. However, this is a bold & creative charity solution/platform. I only found one statistic about golf's money-raising capabilities. In 2019, the PGA Tour and its tournaments…

Jeff Price COO PGA of America

What are the latest fan experience innovations of the PGA of America?

By: 2022. 05. 23.

The 104th PGA Show is just over with the victory of Justin Thomas. Rolex re-established its partnership in 2021 when it regained the role of Official Timekeeper and Official Partner of the PGA of America and its PGA…

Lakewood National Golf Club Commander Course Icon Management Services

How does ICON Management Services fit into Troon’s portfolio?

By: 2022. 05. 17.

In the last four years, Troon is trying to diversify its portfolio and looking for new areas where it can utilize its club business expertise. This is how I explain the acquisitions of Peter Burwash International and Cliff Drysdale…

Penha Longa Golf Resort introduces new female professional, Susana Mendes Ribeiro

What is the significance of Penha Longa Resort joining R&A’s Women in Golf Charter?

By: 2022. 05. 13.

Knowing the women's golf participation statistics (26% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021) in Europe and in Portugal (20% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021), Penha Longa Resort's latest initiative…

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What helped Pleasington Golf Club to enhance the member experience the most?

By: 2022. 05. 12.

Perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that Pleasington Golf Club (since 1891) is a real hidden treasure in North England. Pleasington Golf Club is featured in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Hidden Gems for 2022.  In the last…

Foremost Golf 300x300_member winners 2021

Who are the winners of the Foremost Golf Industry Member Awards for 2021?

By: 2022. 05. 09.

Quantum Workplace says "Organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than organizations that don't have any program at all. And they're 12x more likely to have strong business outcomes." If you give regularly, honest, and…

2022 Porsche European Open with PGA Tour stars

What are the 5 reasons to visit the 2022 Porsche European Open in June?

By: 2022. 05. 05.

I know there is a difference between the size of the prizes at the BMW PGA Championship ($8 Million) and the Porsche European Open (1,75 Million Euros; June 2-5; Green Eagle Golf Courses’ Porsche Nord Course). For the…

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How does The QHotels Collection make itself competitive?

By: 2022. 04. 26.

It will be a year in May that Keith Pickard joined The QHotels Collection as the Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa. That’s why I was wondering how he sees The QHotels Collection's situation and how they…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

Farleigh Golf Club won England Golf’s ‘Sustainability Project of The Year’ award

By: 2022. 04. 25.

The Royal Horticultural Society says the main problem affecting most pollinators is thought to be the loss of suitable habitat. Including forage, nesting, breeding sites, climate change, and pesticides.  Those golf clubs who are already paying attention to the above-mentioned phenomenon…

Chris Duffy staffing crisis

The club industry staffing crisis

By: Chris Duffy CCM 2022. 04. 11.

One year ago, no-one would have believed that Tiger Woods would play the Masters. Two years ago, no one would know the effect the Covid-19 pandemic would have taken on the club industry. Seven years ago, I didn't…

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How did the Burhill Group reaccredit its golf clubs as GEO Certified?

By: 2022. 04. 06.

I would say being GEO Certified should be a fundamental requirement for golf clubs. Golfers are worried about climate change. They are reducing their use of plastic, cutting food waste, and recycling, among other activities. It is really…

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton Continue to Learn at BTME in March 1 greenkeepers

What do greenkeepers expect from their employers in golf clubs?

By: 2022. 04. 05.

I think that’s a very important recognition of what Jim Croxton said at 2022 BTME. Namely: "....with golf participation and membership booming, the time has come for the leading bodies in the game to make a priority of…

John Deere OnLink greenkeeper

How does John Deere help optimize golf course operations expenditures?

By: 2022. 03. 25.

Do you remember when John Deere acquired OnLink, an industry-leading golf course performance optimization software platform in 2019? At the time, John Deere explained the acquisition by saying they would like to address the golf industry’s ongoing labor…

Golf Saudi 1st Arabic Golf Education & Training Programme Announced

What is included in Golf Saudi’s 1st Arabic Golf Education & Training Program?

By: 2022. 03. 18.

The Saudis are methodically and thoroughly building the foundation of their golf industry. A good example of this is Golf Saudi's 1st-ever Arabic golf education and training program. The program is centered around providing job opportunities for Saudi…

oneXp mobile application golf swing analysis

Can PGA Pros take 100% control of their business with oneXp app?

By: 2022. 03. 15.

The App Annie State of Mobile 2021 study found Consumers migrated more of their physical needs onto mobile; spend hit new heights at $143 billion at 20% growth YoY.Mobile took over mindshare at 3.5 trillion hours on Android…