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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club goes mobile

By: 2013. 06. 28.

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club made a great leap forward, when they launched their mobile optimized website in last April.   Some of you might ask why am I so excited about Bearwood Lakes Golf Club mobile website. In…

How would you solve turfgrass pest problems?

By: 2013. 05. 07.

As I wrote in my previous post, average American mobile user is spending cca. 2 hours 38 minutes on his mobile and tablet on daily basis. Americans are spending twice as much time today with desktop media as they do with mobile.…

Are golf brands fitting to mobile?

By: 2013. 04. 08.

I have been watching people around me for a while how and what they have been using in their mobile. I noticed a trend. As people are getting familiar and comfortable with their smartphones (I hope soon I…

TaylorMade combines print ad with augmented reality

By: 2013. 01. 16.

This is not the first time when I come across with an innovative digital solution from TaylorMade. Last time I wrote about their Twitter campaign and before that about a POS solution. They are planning to launch a…

Changes in De Vere Group’s sponsorship strategy

By: 2012. 12. 20.

Recently I heard that Katherine Grainger (she was selected as one of the 5 athlete ambassadors for promoting the key messages of Team GB - the 2012 Olympic Team; 6 times world champion) and Gavin Hastings are partnering…

Are we safe on golf courses?

By: 2012. 12. 17.

Two years ago I had already written about golf insurance. Since then we have not changed a lot. Vandalism, thefts are still on the top of the list of most typical claims. Many golf course owner believe that…

The end of belly putters

By: 2012. 11. 29.

I waited so long for this decision of USGA and R&A! Now it is official: we cannot use belly putters: "14-1b Anchoring the ClubIn making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either “directly” or by…

Golf mobile applications as a source of revenue – part 2

By: Anthony Douglas 2012. 10. 15.

Last week my guest writer Anthony Douglas from Hole19 Golf started to talk about golf mobile applications and in general about golf mobile application market. We believe there are lots of opportunities in this area to exploit for our business goals.…

Golf club grip that knows your hand

By: 2012. 09. 24.

Last week I mentioned Callaway Golf's udesign system that helps you to get the best Callaway golf clubs. It seems to me that the leading golf equipment manufacturers grasping the need of customized products. I still miss the…

Nike Golf clubs with tracking sensors

By: 2012. 09. 12.

Nike long time ago came out with a running app that maps our running, how we are performing. Now Nike Golf made a bold and clever step and introduced recently a golf swing analyzer. Nike Golf club heads will have…

Are you Pinterested in golf??

By: 2012. 08. 30.

There is no day when we hear about a new social media platform is emerging. Intentionally I check them how we could use it in the golf industry (golf courses, golf HR, golf architecture, golf apparels etc.). This…

US golfers’ number close to edge of collapase

By: 2011. 05. 14.

Gen Yesuda says in his article in Golfweek.com that for the third consecutive year, the number of golfers in the U.S. declined, falling 3.6 percent to 26.1 million in 2010, according to the National Golf Foundation. The slide,…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 2

By: 2010. 08. 26.

As I promised in my previous post I will keep on analyzing Golf Ireland's Facebook communication. If I have to give KPIs for a Facebook brand page the following would be: Clear Community Expectations: what the brand (in…

Is Russia viable for a golf business opportunity? – part 3

By: 2010. 04. 25.

As I promised in my previous post, now Lyne Tumlinson, the former director of Career Services at

Acushnet prefers to focus on golf balls

By: 2010. 03. 11.

Recently I came across with the news that Acushnet (the golf business of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO)) the owner of Titleist, Footjoy golf mega-brands is likely to sell its golf club brand Cobra Golf to the German…

Wrestlers on golf courses

By: 2010. 02. 20.

We would think golf is a peaceful sport and game, but there are companies that think differently. Namely, Armourbite came out with a teeth-protector. To justify themselves, they say (and it is true in general) that when we…

Would you rent a golf club online?

By: 2010. 02. 19.

In my previous post I wrote about how golf courses are becoming part of airlines' loyalty program. In the very same post I mentioned all the hassle that is connected with flying with our golf equipment (golf clubs,…

How to save money on golf equipment buying?

By: 2009. 12. 31.

In one of my previous post I wrote about how much worth to pay for a golf club and other golf equipments, like golf balls, putters, wedges, golf clothing, pull carts, golf bags etc.  I cannot stress enough…

How much worth to pay for a golf club?

By: 2009. 11. 10.

Slowly but for sure I am arriving to that stage in my golf learning that I will have to select my golf equipment, golf clubs, golf balls and golf bag. It would not be a big issue if…

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…