Golf Marketing

Golf loyalty card programs – how it works

By: 2009. 10. 19.

Slowly golf season is getting to the end for 2009. It is time to plan our new year's strategy. In my previous post I wrote about co-branded golf cards as a possible path to generate repeated purchase, increase…

Are co-branded golf cards the last resort for golf courses?

By: 2009. 10. 13.

Today I received a direct mail from Golf Magazine. Golf Magazine is launching a co-branded card with Visa (MasterCard also offers co-branded credit cards). I started to think how we can use this idea in golf course marketing.…

Fresh blood in golf: Powerplay Golf

By: 2009. 10. 09.

Golf seems to be constant where history could not change anything to it. Or not? We are always worried by the declining number of golf players in US and elsewhere, plus the average age of player is getting…

Asian golf balls are rising

By: 2009. 10. 08.

While golf ball manufacturers are stampeding us into lure of branding, it is worth to look around in golf ball market. When I am considering to buy new golf ball, I always consider my wallet size and handicap…

Golf industry’s Superbrands

By: 2009. 10. 04.

I was reading one of Golf Business Development's edition about a non-profit organization called Golf Environment Organisation(GEO). They claim about themselves that they are an international non-profit organization working to integrate the social, environmental and economic benefits of…

Golf Digest’s latest golf award – so what?

By: 2009. 09. 24.

New year, new competition. 64 golf clubs, 46,000 people participated and 600,000 criteria evaluations were collected in the latest survey of Golf World (Golf Digest). Such survey and competition was relevant and useful when there was no online…

LCD loaded golf bags for the sake of brand awareness

By: 2009. 09. 23.

As regular ad spaces are losing relevancy and efficiency, advertisers are looking for something unusual and sometimes ambient media solutions. This how LCD loaded golf bag. Well nice idea, BUT in media planning what really matters is the…

Do we need golf industry exhibitions?

By: 2009. 09. 22.

As the kick off day of Golf Expo in Munich (Germany) is getting closer, I am start think about what do we gain from such old fashioned industry exhibitions. As reading the website of Golf Expo, it turns…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 3)

By: 2009. 09. 20.

You probably asking me, after reading golf equipment industry in social media (part 2) why do I emphasize the importance/role of social media in golf product communication and how it will gear up sales. Starting point is 72%…

Golf sponsorship budgets are in danger

By: 2009. 09. 07.

As a groundswell, the collapse of the American automotive and financial sector arrived to the golf industry by significant cuts in golf sponsorship budgets. The sponsorships shrunk by 3.7% according to IEG LLC.  As one of the major…

PGA golfers on Twitter

By: 2009. 09. 06.

It is very likely that PGA golf players are also discovering the social media to boost their popularity and indirectly their sponsors, the golf equipment manufacturers. Today I found an interesting website (https://twitter-athletes.com)that collects Twitter accounts of sportsmen…

Do we read golf clubs’ direct mails?

By: 2009. 09. 02.

When I am asking time to time, golf course marketing managers about what kind of communication channels do you use to reach golf club members or prospects, the answer is electronic direct mails (eDM), electronic newsletters. Few days…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media (part 2)

By: 2009. 08. 31.

As last I wrote, I am trying to discover how golf equipment industry are performing in social media particularly in Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In my study I checked the following brands: Ben Hogan, Benross, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra,…

Golf Equipment Industry in social media

By: 2009. 08. 28.

Recently I found Burson-Marsteller's study how Fortune 100 companies are using social media. Unfortunately non of the major golf equipment producers are on this list. However golf equipment manufacturers should pay attention to this new phenomenon. This founding…

Golf once again Olympic Game after 105 years?

By: 2009. 08. 25.

In last couple of weeks many rumors appeared in the press both online and offline about the possibility to include golf in the Olympic Games. With G-d help it will be an Olympic game in 2016 if the…

Can we maintain the current green fee pricing policy?

By: 2009. 08. 23.

Before I went to volunteer on the 28th European Senior Golf Championship (by ESGA; 19-22 August 2009.) as a LiveScore counter, I launched a forum topic on LinkedIn.com about  green fee pricing policy. I received some very interesting…

How can a golf club contribute to a local community?

By: 2009. 08. 16.

As my reader Breki, wrote me that golf courses are also feeling the disadvantages of the recession, but it has another aspect as well. In the current economic situation when we are reconsider how we would like to…

What can a hosting country gain from an international golf championship?

By: 2009. 08. 13.

I was very excited to read a month ago in the newsletter of the Hungarian Golf Association that Hungary will host the XXVIII. European Senior Golf Championship and Cup between 17-22 August. Senior golf players of 22 European…