Golf Industry

Hisham Abdullah Al Harbi Golf Saudi Social Agenda

What can Golf Saudi’s Social Agenda include?

By: 2021. 02. 17.

It seems like Saudi Arabia shifted to a higher speed in the transformation of its economy and society. The Saudis want to tackle as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the issues of poverty, inequality, climate…

Jack Nicklaus Design Confirmed For Qiddiya

Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Qiddiya is a dream?

By: 2021. 02. 05.

Two years ago, I wrote 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 =…

GolfBIC Online-conference-and-show-logo

What my next speaking engagement will be about at the GolfBIC Online?

By: 2021. 01. 28.

I am totally aware of the benefits of speaking engagements as a great tool to build my personal brand. This is why I started a couple of years ago to search for relevant golf business events and podcast…

CPG Ian Randell

CPG Thrive – A plan for the future that ensures the CPG, national PGAs & the sport thrive

By: Ian Randell - Chief Executive, Confederation of Professional Golf 2021. 01. 26.

Whilst 2020 presented many challenges to the golf industry and wider society, the recent release of the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] new strategic plan promises not only a thriving future for the organisation but perhaps more vitally,…

Burhill Group staff development Clubhouse

Burhill Group stays on top of employee needs

By: 2021. 01. 18.

Those golf clubs will be able to realize their customer experience strategy who invest in their employees and put them first. They will be able easier to retain their best talents too. By investing in employee experience (EX)…

John-Brown-Jason-Harshbarger-GolfBack tee time market place

How can GolfBack help to drive direct tee time bookings?

By: 2021. 01. 06.

We have long witnessed a battle in the hotel industry between hotels and OTAs. Some experts believe the Covid-19 crisis will lead to the victory of direct booking or at least a bigger share. I don't say we…

Troon acquired Indigo Golf Partners

Troon’s acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners & the consequences

By: 2021. 01. 05.

In November, we talked about the new name of Billy Casper Golf (founded in 1989), Indigo Golf Partners (with nearly 7,000 employees; more than 160 golf courses, country clubs, and resorts in 29 states). In January 2019, the…

Golf Business Monitor in year 2020

Golf Business Monitor’s fascinating achievements in 2020

By: 2020. 12. 28.

When I first tried to summarize Golf Business Monitor's achievements in 2020, I wouldn’t have thought that due to character limits on LinkedIn I will not be able to complete what I wanted to share with you. Golf…

G2 Girls Golf Academy - Lonestar Invitational Group Photo

Troon is partnering with the G2 Girls Golf Academy

By: 2020. 12. 19.

As you know I am a great supporter of female golf participation and female golf tournaments. Do you remember when I wrote about the love.golf program (sponsored by Syngenta) a few years ago? This time I found another…

59Club Service Excellence Award Winners 2020

Who are the winners of the 59Club Service Excellence Award in 2020?

By: 2020. 12. 04.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every aspect of life and business in 2020. It will not be very different in 2021. Before I would detail the customer experience trends in 2021, let's see who are the winners of…

wildlife conservation Lapwing at Avro Golf Club

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…