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ICL Continue to Learn Scholars for 2024 Jason Norwood an ICL scholar

Who are the lucky participants of the 8th ICL Continue to Learn Scholars for 2024?

By: 2023. 10. 26.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and Premium Partner ICL have revealed the 5 participants of the 8th ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship. The ICL Continue to Learn Scholars for 2024 accurately represents the diverse greenkeeping…

John Keenaghan new VP BIGGA

BIGGA gets a new VP from the Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

By: 2023. 09. 12.

John Keenaghan, the head greenkeeper at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire, has been appointed vice president of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA). He will become president of the association ahead of the BIGGA Turf…

Stewart Golf US customer care center Houston

How can the new Stewart Golf customer care center become a brand protector?

By: 2023. 07. 03.

Today, it is clearly visible and demonstrable that superb customer service/care can greatly boost sales and customer retention. The 2022 Global Consumer Trends study of Qualtrics found: 63% of consumers think companies should listen better to their feedback.…

Toptracer 9 Shot Challenge Pebble Beach

Can you beat the top female tour players in Toptracer’s 9-Shot Challenge?

By: 2023. 06. 30.

The Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge was launched last year. The event was scheduled to coincide with The Open at St Andrews. This year, the Toptracer 9-Shot Challenge will once again utilize a similar timing technique, and it will take…

Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino_Beachfront

Which new Costa Navarino offer should I try in 2023?

By: 2023. 02. 16.

Costa Navarino has always tried to impress us. Just think of their 4 golf courses, five-star hotels, luxury private residences, etc. As a father of a three-year-old son, I am of course primarily interested in family programs and…

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…

Foxhills Club and Resort Sean Graham

How much more Foxhills is ready to spend on golf course modernization?

By: 2023. 01. 09.

Foxhills Club & Resort has begun work on a major golf course modernization project that has seen £1.5 million already invested – and has announced a new director of golf to help oversee the improvements. Sean Graham -…

The Abridge Golf Club greenkeeping team alongside PDC Championship winner Pavan Sagoo BIGGA Awards

Who are the 6 finalists of the BIGGA Awards for 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 26.

Employee appreciation is a fundamental human need. If you recognize and appreciate your greenkeepers and other golf club employees you will have a much bigger chance to retain your best talents. They will be more connected to their…

The Manor House Golf Club 8th hole with bridge

What would you improve on The Manor House golf course?

By: 2022. 11. 21.

We do not hear often criticisms or complaints about The Manor House golf course. I only heard of such remarks as the distance between some of the greens and tees or the size of the bunkers or the…

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…

La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort golf course

Who should La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort choose as its hotel partner?

By: 2022. 09. 05.

In February I shared with you that Millenium Hospitality - listed on the MAB since the 4th of July 2019 - acquired 90,000 square meters for 33.2 million Euros in the estate known as La Hacienda de San Roque in 2019. Today…

W Costa Navarino_Beachfront villa Interior

Are you ready to try the new W Costa Navarino Hotel?

By: 2022. 07. 26.

In January, I already told you about the opening of the W Costa Navarino hotel this year. The launch of the hotel will be on August 11. It will be the first W Hotel in Greece. Before I share…

Freddie Rexstrew Muscat Resorts Operations Manager

How will Muscat Resorts be reborn with the help of Troon in 2023?

By: 2022. 06. 21.

Soon we can experience how the new owner - Ominvest, the oldest and largest investment company in Oman - transformed Muscat Resorts (formerly Muscat Hills). Muscat Hills previously opened in 2009 and closed in 2020, is the first…

Pleasington Golf Club view 2

What helped Pleasington Golf Club to enhance the member experience the most?

By: 2022. 05. 12.

Perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that Pleasington Golf Club (since 1891) is a real hidden treasure in North England. Pleasington Golf Club is featured in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Hidden Gems for 2022.  In the last…

Antognolla Golf Club 13th hole

There are few golf clubs as versatile as the Antognolla Golf Club!

By: 2022. 04. 13.

I may be one of those who affirm the importance of authentic immersion and ‘Instagramability’ when picking a golf travel destination. Probably, because of the long lockdown I am looking for opportunities for relaxation and escaping from urban…

2022 BIGGA Awards Finalists announcement

Guess who are the finalists of the BIGGA Awards 2022!

By: 2022. 03. 09.

The BTME 2022 is almost here. It is very likely to be held between 22-24 March with Continue to Learn taking place from Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March 2022. One of the highlights of BTME each year…

Golfbreaks Mastercard partnership in 2022 too

The Golfbreaks partnership has proved its worth to Mastercard

By: 2021. 11. 17.

It is not a big surprise why Mastercard is satisfied with the Golfbreaks partnership. Can you imagine the value of a fresh and up-to-date email database of customers with high purchasing power? Golfbreaks, according to its confession, has…

Jean-franck Burou the new ADGF president

What business challenges will the new President of the ADGF face?

By: 2021. 08. 30.

As you may have noticed in recent years, I have tried to provide more insight into the French golf industry. I interviewed Olivier Denis-Massé (CMO, French Golf Federation - FFGOLF), Paul Armitage (former GM, Golf National), Pierre-André Uhlen,…

Prince's Golf Club-drone-220321-01

Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas and Shore nines are almost ready

By: 2021. 03. 25.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped the further improvements to key holes on Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020. It will be completed when the club reopens on March 29th,…

Moorfleet Golf Club a Parkland Course

How will revive the German Moorfleet Golf Club?

By: Rainer Preissmann - Former president of EIGCA 2020. 09. 07.

What to do if a golf course was getting a bit long in the tooth and the new owner wants to realize its own ideas of a lucrative and sustainable golf operation? Those who entered the Moorfleet Golf Club for the first time last year…