65 entries: coronavirus

Le Golf National 1st hole 2018 Ryder Cup

How Golf National solves its business challenges after the Ryder Cup?

By: 2021. 03. 22.

Paul Armitage left the club not so long time ago as the general manager of the Golf National. His successor is Philippe Pilato. He has been at Golf National for 25 years, almost since the day it opened.…

Who are 59club's 11th Annual Award nominees

Are you among the 59club’s 11th Annual Award nominees?

By: 2021. 03. 18.

Last year, was not an easy year for club managers to deliver the same level of customer experience as in a normal situation. People usually remember peak moments and pits during their stay in a golf resort or…

GolfBIC Online-conference-and-show-logo

What my next speaking engagement will be about at the GolfBIC Online?

By: 2021. 01. 28.

I am totally aware of the benefits of speaking engagements as a great tool to build my personal brand. This is why I started a couple of years ago to search for relevant golf business events and podcast…

Golf Business Monitor in year 2020

Golf Business Monitor’s fascinating achievements in 2020

By: 2020. 12. 28.

When I first tried to summarize Golf Business Monitor's achievements in 2020, I wouldn’t have thought that due to character limits on LinkedIn I will not be able to complete what I wanted to share with you. Golf…

Festival of Turf 1200X6752

The Festival of Turf is coming in the COVID-secure setting

By: 2020. 12. 22.

How quickly we will get used to online events instead of meeting face-to-face in offline environment? When we will master schmoozing and building relationships as we do during offline events over a drink or coffee? These thoughts are…

Race to Dubai European Tour Martin Kaymer Rolex

Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex vs sports sponsorship trends

By: 2020. 12. 11.

I see the coronavirus has triggered changes in sports sponsorship as well. The organizers of the Race to Dubai (of course other golf tournaments too), but also its sponsors like Rolex have to face and embrace the changes…

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…

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…

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.…

Sophie Walker LET HowDidiDo

How can HowDidiDo help us make our game better?

By: 2020. 09. 21.

When I first heard of HowDidiDo's new digital learning experience service, immediately Golf GameBook Swing Card (powered by the Swing Index) came into my mind. I tell you soon why. HowDidiDo is among many other golf outlets which…

Digital Scorecard

How to change to a contactless digital scorecard?

By: 2020. 09. 09.

The coronavirus inclines us to increase the sense of security of our golf club's guests and members. We are already using with great confidence the PayPass solution for many years. The need to change to digital scorecards Speed…

Titleist virtual golf ball fitting consultations demo day

Are you ready for Titleist’s virtual golf ball fitting consultations?

By: 2020. 09. 03.

The COVID-19 pandemic forces service providers among them PGA Pros but brands among them Titleist to find alternative ways to connect with customers, golfers, etc. Early this year I recommended to PGA of Canada to discuss in their…

La Reserva Club El Mirador 04

What will La Reserva Club’s private jet concierge like?

By: 2020. 08. 31.

Probably you have already heard that luxury hotels are starting to offer private jet concierge service to their guests. Four Seasons (in cooperation with NetJets) for instance, launched its private jet service in 2015. You will find also…

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…

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Abu Dhabi golf venues

How will Abu Dhabi golf venues get back into the swing?

By: 2020. 08. 11.

I can understand every golf club & resort around the world who are doing their best to mitigate and/or recover from the coronavirus caused damages and losses. See what happened to the tourism industry in the Middle East…

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…

BGL-Hoebridge-TrackMan Range technology

Why does TrackMan Range technology matters to Hoebridge & Redbourn?

By: 2020. 07. 29.

There are four main sports technology trends that have a significant impact on the golf industry in 2020: Smart equipment is gaining momentum (see PING's & Cobra Golf's cooperation with Arccos Golf) - golfers also want to track…

Jerry Kilby golf industry consultant

Is the golf industry moving in the right direction?

By: Jerry Kilby CCM, Golf industry consultant, Kanda Golf 2020. 07. 27.

Last week I heard from Jerry Kilby CCM (former CEO of the Club Managers Association of Europe) that he is relaunching his own consultancy company, Kanda Golf. That's why I thought to ask him how he sees the…