Golf Industry

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…

GEO-Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2nd-resized

What are the new elements in GEO’s Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2.0?

By: 2021. 09. 22.

The first version/edition of GEO's Sustainable Golf Development Standard was created in 2016. The main focus was three areas: PreparationDesignConstruction Even then, I really missed the fourth element/phase, the "follow-up." To remain relevant and stay in business golf…

Farleigh Golf Club bar frontline workers

How does the Farleigh Golf Club make itself competitive?

By: 2021. 09. 06.

In the last three years I wrote about the Farleigh Golf Club (UK) for several reasons: Winner in various categories at the 59Club 11th Annual Award: my59 Ultimate Service Excellence, Golf Operations Team, Golf Manager of the Year…

Quinta do Lago South Course - 1st hole

What did Quinta do Lago spend his € 7m investment on the South Course?

By: 2021. 09. 02.

In the last two years, golf course renovations remained the most coveted actions/plans according to ASGCA. Turf conditioning and golf course design are still among the TOP 3 aspects of golfers where to play golf. Slowly, sustainability will…

Adare Manor Resort

How does Adare Manor envision the future?

By: 2021. 08. 31.

My new interviewee, Andy McMahon is the new director of golf operations & padel club in Adare Manor. On this occasion, I thought about asking How Adare Manor is improving the customer experience & the employee experience, where…

Jean-franck Burou the new ADGF president

What business challenges will the new President of the ADGF face?

By: 2021. 08. 30.

As you may have noticed in recent years, I have tried to provide more insight into the French golf industry. I interviewed Olivier Denis-Massé (CMO, French Golf Federation - FFGOLF), Paul Armitage (former GM, Golf National), Pierre-André Uhlen,…

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club the main building

Who is helping Roganstown Hotel & Country Club become sustainable?

By: 2021. 08. 25.

Before I share with you GreenClub’s latest new business win (Roganstown Hotel & Country Club) let's see what are the top sustainability trends in 2021. I see the following 5 sustainability trends golf clubs should follow: Decarbonisation of…

Potters Point 2021 John Deere partner

Potters Point: Retention marketing pays off for John Deere

By: 2021. 08. 20.

One of the major B2B marketing trends in 2021 is retention marketing. Today, many companies know that returning customers are more likely to purchase from a company (e.g. John Deere) over time. Fred Reichheld believes Marketers' operating costs…

2021 AIG Women's Open without single use plastic bottles Mastercard Adidas

Don’t look for single-use plastic bottles at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open!

By: 2021. 08. 18.

I am so happy that the organizers of the 2021 AIG Women's Open (16-22 August 2021) at Carnoustie Golf Links will not offer single-use plastic bottles instead will offer water refilling stations and reusable stainless steel bottles. It…

Alastair Higgs - Rain Bird career news

How positively Rain Bird is viewed as an employer?

By: 2021. 08. 16.

When I first heard about the promotion of Alastair Higgs (Europe Service Manager) and the appointment of Antonio Farina (Area Sales Manager: Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus), Rain Bird's corporate culture came to my mind unintentionally. As a…

ICL Dr Andy Owen and Henry Bechelet presenting at Continue to Learn by BIGGA

BIGGA and ICL launch the Continue to Learn Scholarship 2022

By: 2021. 08. 04.

One of the biggest education trends is eLearning in 2021. Increasing demand for technology-enabled e-learning solutions globally is driving the industry's growth. Global Market Insights estimates the eLearning market size is set to exceed USD 1 trillion by…

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…

Rheingolf on the Green logo 50pcent

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…

Players 1st BI Tool visual

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…

Mobile commerce Troon mobile application in 2021

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…

London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

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.…