Golf Industry

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…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

European Golf Business Conference 2020 in Cascais Portugal

Get set for success at the European Golf Business Conference!

By: 2020. 01. 13.

Last November, the Euromonitor International Lifestyles Survey found: 43% of global consumers prefer experiences over things.78% - value real-world experiences.70% say they use technology to improve their day-to-day life. More and more golf clubs and resorts understand and…

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What was I the proudest of in 2019?

By: 2019. 12. 30.

I am very happy that I could make 2019 a very eventful year as well. Let's take a look at the achievements and results. For my advertiser partners, it is really promising that Golf Business Monitor's traffic grew…

Golf Business Forum 2020

Who will impress us at the Golf Business Forum 2020?

By: 2019. 11. 20.

In 2018, 282 delegates participated in the Golf Business Forum 2018. For the Golf Business Forum 2020, the organizers are expecting to attract over 400 delegates from all segments of the golf industry. The Golf Business Forum 2020 will be…

Expert Golf Saudi panel discuss 'What's next for the game of golf' at Future Investment Initiative

What golf achieved at the Future Investment Initiative?

By: 2019. 11. 05.

Last month I have already mentioned to you that Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify its economy by moving away from oil by launching the Quality of Life Program. At the same time, Golf Saudi signed cooperation with…

Tony D’Errico private golf clubs

What should private golf clubs prepare for in 2020?

By: 2019. 10. 23.

The Club Management magazine has named Tony D’Errico, CCM, CCE, the 2019 Club Executive of the Year. A 26-year member of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), D’Errico currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Quail…

Troon's International Division Promotes Francisco de Lancastre David golf club management

Behind the Scenes of the Largest Role in Golf Club Management

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster General Manager - Troon 2019. 10. 07.

With Troon having recently announced their partnership in the Middle East with Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the number of properties that they oversee in this region has reached 17, a truly impressive figure. If we look more specifically…

Royal Greens Golf & Country Club Troon Golf Saudi

Golf Saudi is striving for a dynamic golf development program

By: 2019. 10. 02.

Probably you have noticed that Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy by moving away from oil. To achieve this, the Saudi government launched the Quality of Life Program. They are planning to invest 130 billion riyals (1 riyal…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

for hire golf club jobs

What is the future of golf club jobs?

By: 2019. 08. 19.

The World Economic Forum's The Future of Job Report 2018 said four specific technology advances have a huge impact on future jobs among them on golf club jobs. High-speed mobile internet,Widespread adoption of big data analytics,Cloud technology,Artificial Intelligence…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

Tom Mackenzie MEIGCA, EIGCA Past President, Sustainable Design Leader-2

Tom Mackenzie became a Sustainable Design Leader

By: 2019. 08. 08.

How many of you have heard of EIGCA's Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development program (RSSGCD)? The golf architect who completes this program will gain the honor of the title Sustainable Design Leader. The latest person who completed…

The opening hole on the Golfplan-designed South Course at Island Country Club, south of Seoul Korea

How big is the demand for public golf courses in Korea?

By: 2019. 08. 07.

I am following the success of the Korean female golfers' success with amazement and respect. Thanks to IAGTO, Carlton Carugati, and Angela Jang (S Marketing & Communications) I found out last year: The golf industry in South Korea…

15th European Maccabi Games 2019 Pannonia Golf and Country Club Individual scores 20190802

Golf tournament at the 15th European Maccabi Games!

By: 2019. 08. 04.

I was happy to discover that golf will be part of the 15th European Maccabi Games (29th July - 6th August 2019). The golf industry veteran, Mark D. Berman of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL was the Overall Golf…

Costa Navarino Bay Course clubhouse at sunset

Can Costa Navarino keep its sustainability principles?

By: 2019. 07. 09.

Sustainability and environment committed golf club management is not just an option, but a fundamental, mandatory principle. Today it is not enough to achieve the Golf Environment Organization's OnCourse Certificate. When you are renovating your clubhouse or building…

Matt Hurley Honours Golf President in 2019

How will Matt Hurley elevate Honours Golf to a higher level?

By: 2019. 07. 04.

Probably you remember that Troon acquired Honours Golf in 2014. The founder & current CEO of Honours Golf, Bob Barrett remained in his position after the acquisition until now. Troon has named Matt Hurley as the new president…

Foxhills Club & Resort Chris Fitt now director of golf and leisure

Foxhills Club & Resort: Chris Fitt is the new director of golf and leisure

By: 2019. 06. 20.

In 2017, Chris Fitt was appointed by the Foxhills Club & Resort as golf director. Now, he has got a new challenge. Membership renewal figures this year were at 98%. They have got around 3,500 members across all…

Green Golf Partners Logo

Troon’s latest acquisition: Green Golf Partners & 18 clients

By: 2019. 05. 13.

Green Golf Partners currently manages 18 public and private golf courses located across five states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Green Golf Partners was founded in 2011 in cooperation with HG Golf Properties (founded by Tom…

ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon welcome board

ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon: how to broaden golf’s appeal?

By: 2019. 05. 07.

When we are discussing the challenge of how could golf broaden its appeal and attract new audience demographics we cannot or it is hard to neglect the importance of such technology innovation like artificial intelligence. Let me give…