Golf Marketing

2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey

What are the learnings of the 2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey?

By: 2023. 01. 30.

KemperSports has just released its 2023 KemperSports Golfer Insights Survey. Roughly 16,000 golfers of varying levels and ages were asked about their motivations to play golf. Before I would share with you KemperSports' findings, let me show you…

JCB Championship 2023 Darren Clarke

Will the organizers repeat the success of the JCB Championship in August?

By: 2023. 01. 20.

The Legends Tour will return to the JCB Golf & Country Club - from 3-5 August 2023 - following the hugely successful JCB Championship - more than 7,000 spectators - at the venue last year, with 2011 Open…

The R&A IMG Partnership extended

How will The R&A & IMG partnership evolve and expand in the future?

By: 2023. 01. 19.

The R&A has renewed and expanded its long-standing partnership with IMG to create and invest in new commercial opportunities that drive long-term growth and support its wider strategy. Starting January 2023, the new long-term agreement will see Endeavor-owned…

Peter Finch OGIO influencer marketing cooperation

How can Peter Finch help OGIO as Golf Brand Ambassador?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

More and more brands understand that they need to move more budget to influencer marketing as a more effective and accessible means of communication with consumers. It can also be a highly effective way to attract and connect…

GCAE Golf Business Conference 2023

The 2023 Golf Business Conference: how to reinvent golf club business?

By: 2023. 01. 12.

The 15th Annual European Golf Business Conference (14-16 February 2023, Cascais, Portugal) is almost here. It will cover and discuss these golf business challenges below. In the continuation, you will find why these topics are so important, timely,…

Golf Business Monitor in 2022-resized

What remarkable has Golf Business Monitor achieved in 2022?

By: 2023. 01. 04.

It was great to see the growing interest in the Golf Business Monitor: campaigns, webinars, interviews, etc., in 2022. Feedspot has just ranked Golf Business Monitor as the #1 B2B golf business blog & as the #22 best golf blog in the world! Thanks to…

Burhill Group shines in 2022 with four MEA Awards

Which Burhill Group venues won at the 2022 Member Experience Awards?

By: 2023. 01. 03.

Give golfers a great golf club membership experience and they will never leave you and spend more money in your golf club. Great! This is what every golf club is striving for. So why are so many golf…

Terras da Comporta Rodrigo Ulrich David McLay Kidd

How Terras da Comporta is preparing for the grand opening in 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 15.

I got very excited by the news that Terras da Comporta (Portugal), the first David McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in mainland Europe, will open next spring. Therefore, I quickly contacted Rodrigo Ulrich - Golf Director, Terras da Comporta, Vanguard…

BMW Group DP World Tour sponsorship deal 2023 car and trophy

How will BMW Group take advantage of the DP World Tour sponsorship?

By: 2022. 12. 13.

Before I go into the details of the extended partnership - until 2027 - between the BMW Group and the DP World Tour, it's worth a look at the state of the global sports sponsorship. Brand sponsorships in…

Joe Simpson Ipswich Golf Club Overall Winner BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022

Which greenkeeper deserves to win the BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022?

By: 2022. 11. 23.

Sometimes I am a little bit envious of the work of greenkeepers. They are able to see so many unique moments on the golf course that we golfers cannot. I see that much better application materials have been…

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How did Hills Golf & Sports Club achieve massive revenue growth with Sweetspot?

By: 2022. 11. 22.

A few years ago, I already talked about the fact that golf clubs should also use revenue management – aka yield management - to generate extra revenues by utilizing tee times and customer purchase history effectively. What is…

Toptracer Range St Andrews Links driving range_#18_notrace

How Toptracer Range has improved St Andrews Links’ driving range performance?

By: 2022. 11. 17.

I told you in July that Toptracer is giving golfers across the globe a unique chance to take on The Old Course at St Andrews during Open week in the latest edition of its 9-Shot Challenge global tournament series. Now I can…

Bernardus Golf SOLHEIM CUP 2026

Why did Bernardus Golf become the host of the 2026 Solheim Cup?

By: 2022. 11. 16.

The organizers of the Solheim Cup did not leave the selection of the host venue for the 2026 Solheim Cup to chance. The routine Bernardus Golf - hosted the Dutch Open on the DP World Tour in 2021,…

Cloud gaming in golf clubs

Should golf clubs take advantage of the popularity of cloud gaming?

By: 2022. 11. 14.

Yesterday I watched Phil Cotton's (CEO, Nicklaus Companies, USA) presentation - on YouTube - at the APGS 2022 conference. It was a great presentation. It was so good that this lecture inspired me to write this keynote article.…

Golf Genius Golf Shop for PGA Professionals

What should the Golf Genius golf shop product know to be really useful?

By: 2022. 11. 07.

Wunderman Thompson's The Future Shopper Report 2022 found 5 trends that are really relevant to golf shops: Over half of spending is now online. Customers became comfortable with technology and demanding digital products and services. Poor experiences online…

The #MizNextGen Series driving range

How will the #MizNextGen Series be renewed to attract more talent in 2023?

By: 2022. 10. 31.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen so many major golf events and golf tournaments either canceled or in best cases postponed. Just to give you an exact number from 2020: 11 golf tournaments were canceled on the…

How do leading golf magazines’ lists help golf holiday & tee time sales?

By: 2022. 10. 24.

Recently, I bought Jonathan Cummings' book, The Rating Game. It made me wonder how the author sees the role and importance of various leading golf magazines' - Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek -golf club lists. To what…

GolfSMART logo Square Simple

How does the GolfSMART mobile application reward playing golf frequently?

By: 2022. 10. 13.

Do you remember when the Discover card was launched in 1986? Discover paved the way for other cashback offers, such as Capital One Shopping, Paypal’s Honey, etc. Today, nearly every issuer has a card in their portfolio offering…

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Las Colinas Golf & Country Club proves to be good for the DP World Tour Qualifying School

By: 2022. 10. 12.

Some may wonder whether it is possible to organize such a high-level competition in a golf resort - like Las Colinas Golf & Country Club - such as the DP World Tour Qualifying School, or whether it is…

2023 Troon Card Program

What is the loyalty strategy behind the 2023 Troon Card Program?

By: 2022. 10. 04.

Troon - but also true regarding other companies - will not be able to retain their most valuable customers solely with loyalty programs offering points and discounts. Transactional customers are much less engaged with the brand/marketer/golf club than…