Golf Marketing

LedgeRock Golf Club and its clubhouse

What will enhance membership at the LedgeRock Golf Club?

By: 2019. 11. 11.

As you know, private golf clubs are closing, redeveloping and converting to public play in record numbers. This is why I thought to bring a positive example of the LedgeRock Golf Club (in suburban Philadelphia: 15 minutes southwest…

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…

Finnish Golf Club Managers Association Conference 2019 employee experience

How to design employee experience in golf clubs?

By: 2019. 10. 26.

I am excited to share with you that I have been invited by Antti Hiltunen on behalf of the Finnish Golf Managers Association + Finnish Golf Club Owners Association to give a keynote presentation on employee experience development…

Signing Ceremony 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

The 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters found a new host!

By: 2019. 10. 22.

Since 1998, the Doha Golf Club has been the host venue of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But now, the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, a European Tour event is moving to the Education City Golf Club. This…

True Spec Golf logo

Troon provides a meaningful experience with True Spec Golf

By: 2019. 10. 17.

These days, I am reading Chip Heath's and Dan Heath's book The Power of Moments. The authors highlighted an interesting aspect that is really crucial in the current business environment. Namely, how to avoid sameness and flatness moments…

Alexander Aisenbrey Öschberghof

What motivated Öschberghof’s 60M Euro investment?

By: 2019. 10. 14.

I had the impression that you enjoyed my review of the German Öschberghof. Hence, I thought to interview Alexander Aisenbrey, the Managing Director of Öschberghof. What trends and insights motivated the 60 million Euro upgrade of Öschberghof? Due…

2020 Troon Cards logo

2020 Troon Cards in the lights of loyalty marketing trends

By: 2019. 10. 09.

The 2020 Troon Cards officially went on sale on Tuesday, October 1. This is why I thought to share with you what kind of loyalty marketing trends I am expecting for 2020. What I try to do now…

6th Annual World Golf Awards 2019

Where are the World Golf Awards winning Portuguese golf resorts?

By: 2019. 10. 01.

I know you might be skeptical when you see Portugal to win 5 times in a row Europe's and World's Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards. However, I see that there is a real performance behind…

Der Öschberghof hotel clubhouse with view of the golf course

Why will Öschberghof put a spell on you too?

By: 2019. 09. 26.

The impressions and memories are still fresh to give you a proper review on the 5-star superior resort Der Öschberghof. Claus Feldt (Management consultant: golf & sport, Der Öschberghof) invited me to their FAM trip. This is how…

The 2019 Solheim Cup - the winning European Team

Record crowds at The 2019 Solheim Cup

By: 2019. 09. 17.

I was so happy to see Europe is winning The 2019 Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013. What is even nicer is the record crowds. More than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup…

VisitScotland golf tourism promotion in 1991

What has VisitScotland achieved in golf tourism in 50 years?

By: 2019. 08. 27.

When we reach such a major milestone/anniversary like VisitScotland (50th), then the organization (previously called the Scottish Tourist Board) rightly looks back and summarizing its achievements. This what I will do too. I have already written about the…

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…

PING Arccos Golf cooperation

PING is growing beyond product to experience

By: 2019. 08. 06.

This could be another post about the latest innovation or offer of PING. However, the new partnership between PING and Arccos Golf shows something more. Similar to Cobra Puma Golf, PING will offer from now on Smart Grip…

Evian Championship with Rolex as the main sponsor

What are the interests of Rolex in the Evian Championship sponsorship?

By: 2019. 07. 25.

I hope you will follow the 25th Evian Championship (25-29 July 2019) that kicks off today. Its overall prize is now $4,100,000. While we are cheering for our favorite female tour player (e.g. Lydia Ko), we should also…

Valderrama PowaKaddy rental fleet at the clubhouse entry

Will a PowaKaddy GPS trolley make you feel better at Valderrama?

By: 2019. 07. 24.

Today we are not surprised to see golfers with rangefinders, smartwatches or even smart trolleys (PowaKaddy GPS trolley fleet at Valderrama). I can see 3 global trends that can underpin/support this phenomenon: Golfers like other consumers are seeking…

NTT DATA billboard at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club

How AI contributed to the success of the 148th Open Championship?

By: 2019. 07. 22.

There are more and more pieces of evidence that AI (artificial intelligence) is penetrating into the golf industry. In 2017, Pebble Beach Resort launched its AI-based virtual concierge service. Another great example is Callaway Golf's Epic Flash Driver…

Italian wines in traditional restaurant in florence

Can Italian wines make you play better golf?

By: 2019. 07. 01.

Last weekend we hosted some guests for dinner. We wanted to pimp up the dinner with some Italian wines to make the gathering more memorable. As I was planning which wines should we buy, I used Vivino (the…

Golf International Pont Royal-sunset on the golf course

Building explicit links to value at the Golf International Pont Royal

By: 2019. 06. 24.

I am sure many of you have heard of that Education City Golf Club has completed the final installation of its Centre of Excellence that offers: V1 Analysis, TrackMan, FlightScope Golf, Biomechanics technology (including Gears and SAM Balance…

La Manga Club five-star Hotel Principe Felipe

Why should La Manga Club curate guest experience?

By: 2019. 06. 15.

In the last five years, La Manga Club won several accolades. Recently, they won two new titles at the World Travel Awards: Its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was named ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2019’ for the…

Golf Della Montecchia golf course female golfers

Top golf destinations in Italy for female golfers

By: 2019. 06. 03.

‘Women multiplier effect’ Forbes says if the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. In 2017, they estimated that the “female economy” was…