Golf Marketing

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…

golf club marketing trends 2021

Golf club marketing trends to expect in 2021 are…

By: 2020. 11. 16.

I know many of you are finalizing or in the middle of the planning of your marketing strategy and activities right now for 2021. That’s why I was thinking about summarizing what golf club marketing trends I expect…

Shot Scope Course Hub social community Pumpherston page

Do we really need Shot Scope’s Course Hub social community?

By: 2020. 11. 12.

When I first heard of Shot Scope's all-new virtual social community, the Course Hub social community somehow Nir Eyal's Hook Model (see his 'Hooked: How to build habit-forming products' book) came to my mind. Before I would tell…

Limited Edition Cobra Golf KING MIM Wedge--2020 Masters--hero-2

For the 2020 Masters Tournament: Limited-Edition KING MIM Wedge?

By: 2020. 11. 09.

It seems like launching a limited edition golf club on the week of the Masters Tournament is an unmissable marketing opportunity....in general... Since we are in the middle of the coronavirus crisis we might say the limited-edition KING…

Oulton Hall Q Hotels Masters Challenge

How to solve your summer holiday with the QHotels Masters Challenge?

By: 2020. 11. 05.

We are thinking of many things these days but not really about our next golf holiday in 2021. Or would it still be worth it? I am expecting that after the COVID-19 there will be a huge demand…

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…

Parnu Bay Golf Links 17th hole digital transformation

Digital transformation & pricing trends in golf clubs -Part 2.

By: 2020. 10. 20.

In the first part of this interview series I asked 3 leading golf clubs' leaders about digital transformation and pricing trends in golf clubs: Javier Reviriego – CEO/General Manager – Real Club ValderramaDavid Ashington – Director of Sales & Hospitality – Monte…

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.…

OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic - Faldo design

Because the night belongs to the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic

By: 2020. 10. 08.

When I heard of this year's OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic, somehow Bruce Springsteen's song came to my mind: "Because the night belongs to lovers / Because the night belongs to lust / Because the night belongs to lovers…

14th Portugal Masters at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What are behind the scenes of the 14th Portugal Masters?

By: 2020. 09. 11.

We are just over the first day of the 14th Portugal Masters in Victoria Golf Course (Arnold Palmer design). 5 Portuguese played under Par yesterday. This is a great opportunity to interview Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom…

Inrange Golf Greenwich Penninsula Golf Range 20200827

Can Inrange Golf define the desired driving range experience?

By: 2020. 08. 29.

The game of golf arrived at that level/stage - like runners - where golfers want to learn more about their games on the course (e.g. by Arccos Golf), but on the driving range as well. Wearables, smart clothing,…

Golf GameBook Swing Card

What are the synergies between Golf GameBook & Swing Index?

By: 2020. 08. 12.

The coronavirus crisis that we are experiencing in 2020 is very likely to boost e-learning, on-demand services, and online coaching. In this real-time, on-demand world we now live in, where access to millions of services and experiences are just a few…

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…

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Synchronicity becomes a wellbeing partner of Troon

By: 2020. 07. 30.

Would you believe that U.S. consumer sales of cannabidiol – usually abbreviated as CBD – will reach around 1.8 billion U.S. dollars by 2022? CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid found in hemp. I tell you, even more,…

Kapolei Golf Club close to the hole and the clubhouse

Why should Kapolei Golf Club humanize its business?

By: 2020. 07. 23.

Probably you have already heard of Troon has been selected to manage Kapolei Golf Club an 18-hole daily-fee club in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee operations division of Troon, will…

Sir Nick Faldo helps to introduce golf to local communities Faldo Series

Faldo Series secured R&A support for the coming years

By: 2020. 07. 22.

I only write about this because I consider junior golf important for the sake of growing the game. The R&A is to continue its full support of the Faldo Series, the mostrecognized junior golf event in the world…

The Manor House Hotel Grounds and Gardens

Would you consider The Manor House as golfers’ heaven?

By: 2020. 07. 21.

This morning I read on Gov.uk that because of the coronavirus crisis the Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Inbound & domestic tourism - UK VisitBritain & VisitEngland predict that…

Kulm Golf Kulm Hotel St Moritz 5

Precision is a must-have at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz!

By: 2020. 07. 15.

When I am reading Kulm Hotel St. Moritz's ‘Golf Break’ package (starts from CHF 620 pp) the following ideas come to my mind regarding the future of luxury hotels after coronavirus: How can we maximize touchpoints, but still…

Ricardo Pascual CEO GolfSpain, Spain

Getting Spain ready for #golfpostcorona.

By: 2020. 07. 01.

During the CV19 pandemic,  we sat down (virtually) with some of the Spanish golf industry representatives and asked them a few questions about the state of the Spanish golf market, how they dealt with the situation, and the…