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What can Honours Golf do for Piqua Country Club?

By: 2015. 03. 31.

Honours Golf as been selected to provide club management and agronomic services for Piqua Country Club. Benny Scott, Piqua Country Club Board Member said they expect form Honours Golf to improve overall customer (member) experience. Piqua Country Club was originally…

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort gets a 5-star hotel

By: 2015. 03. 30.

It will be actually a boutique hotel. The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel - which features 18 rooms and two suites - will open in spring 2016 and will offer 180-degrees views to the Bay of Lagos, with beds…

Irish golf tourism has risen by £6 million to £33 million in 2014

By: 2015. 03. 28.

During the 2nd St Patrick’s Golf Day at Goodwood organised by Golf Ireland this month, some interesting findings came to light about the contribution of golf tourism to the Irish economy. The economic impact of golf tourism across Ireland has risen…

What do you think about QHotels’ flexible membership offer?

By: 2015. 03. 13.

QHotels has just launched its new QFairway club golf membership program/offer. They claim it is the most flexible membership offer in the UK. It gives up to 50 rounds of golf for £375 along with access to 15…

Channels Golf Club is adding a new golf course

By: 2015. 03. 07.

Channels Golf Club is planning to expand its operations by adding a 18-hole golf course at Little Waltham near Chelmsford. The new golf course is planned by Swan Golf Designs. The construction on the course will begin in April…

Who could be the ideal brand ambassador for Bunker Mentality?

By: 2015. 02. 22.

I have just heard that Bunker Mentality is looking for somebody who could represent their brand in 2015. They are looking for an ardent golfer. If you think you are a golf addict then compare yourself with Bunker…

PGA Tour continues with DIRECTV

By: 2015. 02. 21.

The PGA Tour will continue with DIRECTV for another 5 years. In the new agreement/contract will include expanded weekend coverage of 4 PGA Tour tournaments each season for DIRECTV customers through the “PGA TOUR Experience,” beginning with this…

Billy Casper Golf will manage Forest Hill Field Club

By: 2015. 02. 21.

Billy Casper Golf will manage the private, member-owned Forest Hill Field Club. They will direct club operations, golf and grounds maintenance, membership marketing, staffing and training, member activities, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, public relations, special events…

Lacoste signs partnership with Alexander Levy

By: 2015. 02. 10.

Alexander Levy (official world ranking: 52nd), will be one of the brand ambassadors of Lacoste (other ambassadors are: Raphael Jacquelin, Jose-Maria Olazabal, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Muñoz, Gwladys Nocera) as part of the partnership. He was chosen to represent the new golf…

BREAKING NEWS: Golf Legend Billy Casper passed away

By: 2015. 02. 08.

Professional golf legend Billy Casper died yesterday at 4:45 p.m. MT of a heart attack at the age of 83 surrounded by family at home outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Focusing on golf, Casper attended the University of…

Golf GameBook a new breed of golf social networking site

By: 2015. 02. 05.

One of my learning at the latest PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was that the big data phenomenon and measurement fetish have arrived to the golf industry. Today different kind of mobile apps, wearables and other gadgets are…

Who are those generous people at Crown Golf clubs?

By: 2015. 02. 04.

What a nice open handed people are playing in Crown Golf clubs. Crown Golf club members have now donated over £100,000 to The Golf Foundation in the last 8 years. Since 2006, members at Crown Golf clubs have been contributing…

Synergies of the Golf Tourism England & England Golf cooperation

By: 2015. 01. 30.

Golf Tourism England has just announced the formation of a partnership with England Golf. I think they can complement each other well. I hope this partnership does not come too late. England Golf reported last year a 12%…

Rob Andrew joins Direct Golf management

By: 2015. 01. 27.

In last October I wrote that ecommerce specialist Lee Brown and retail expert Peter Riordan has joined Direct Golf. Now I can tell that the golf industry excutive Rob Andrew joins Direct Golf as a member of the…

Quinta do Lago won the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards

By: 2015. 01. 26.

It seems to me that Quinta do Lago's €29m investment programme brought it's first awards. Part of this program was the modernization an facelifting (worth of €9.6m) of Quinta do Lago's North Course by Paul McGinley with Beau Welling. Quinta do Lago, the leading…

How will wearable technology change our golf retail experience? – part 2

By: 2015. 01. 14.

In the previous post I started to explain why wearable technology solution could improve golf retail experience. I highlighted 3 major areas for improvement: product information and related services, in-store communication and navigation; payment solutions. In this post…

What can make your golf instruction business better?

By: Maria Palozola 2015. 01. 12.

Recently I met with Maria Palozola, a Top 50 Instructor with the LPGA and asked about her golf instruction business challenges. I was interested in what kind of tools and solutions does she use to acquire and retain customers/golfers.  …

When will start the on-demand economy in the golf industry?

By: 2015. 01. 05.

In the last couple of weeks I was thinking (inspired by The Economist's article) about how will the so-called on-demand economy change or modify the golf industry and the way we conduct golf club business. I think there…

Where is Europe’s best golf hole?

By: 2014. 12. 23.

Golf World magazine has recently announced its '100 Classic Golf Holes in the UK and Continental Europe'. The jury included top designers like Martin Hawtree (Trump International Golf Links) and David McLay Kidd, but also well-known golfers like…

Troon Golf acquired Honours Golf

By: 2014. 12. 03.

By acquiring Honours Golf, Troon Golf expanded its customer list with 16 golf courses located across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina. Today Troon Golf portfolio consists of 234 golf courses.  Bob Barrett, CEO, Honours Golf said " Troon’s worldwide…