1621 entries: the open

What can SkyCaddie TOUCH do for golfers?

By: 2014. 11. 28.

I must admit that I am in a dilemma. Two weeks ago I wrote about wearables versus gadets like Arccos Golf and Game Golf. I highlighted in that post as one of the main disadvangtages of such devices…

Ryder Cup brought success to VisitScotland

By: 2014. 11. 25.

Nowadays, Scotland attracts 220,000 golf visitors every year. 92,000 other visitors play golf whilst on holiday. Scotland's National Tourism Organisation (VisitScotland) and Golfbreaks.com ran recently a promotion campaign between September 2013 and August 2014 to foster golf tourism in Scotland and to exceed the…

Adults only program at THB Reserva del Higuerón

By: 2014. 11. 18.

When I first read about the "adults only" program at THB Reserva del Higuerón, something else came to my mind. Actually this is about holiday without kids. What is the hotel staff for, if not for providing relaxing…

Montgomerie’s 600th Tour appearance

By: 2014. 11. 17.

Colin Montgomerie has just celebrated last week his 600th Tour appearance at the Turkish Airlines Open.  What a nice lifetime achievement: 31 European Tour victories, 8 Order of Merit titles, 2 Senior Major Championships, and played in 8 Ryder Cups.…

Ernie Els’ latest golf design project in Malaysia

By: 2014. 11. 14.

Ernie Els will open in early 2016 his 3rd Malaysian golf course, the Desaru Coast North. Just like Els Club Teluk Datai it will be managed and operated by Troon Golf. In this golf course development project Vijay Singh…

Can Algarve be an attractive place for disabled golfers?

By: 2014. 11. 10.

Algarve Tourism Association (ATA) has just launched the ‘golf4all' campaign. The aim of the 'golf4all" is to present the Algarve as a fully-inclusive tourism attraction for golfers of all ages and abilities and for tourist acros the globe. As…

Review: Arccos Golf vs. Game Golf

By: 2014. 11. 07.

Canalys recently published a survey that showed 2.7 million wearable bands (e.g. Fitbit, Nike's Fuelband, Motorola's Motoactv etc.) were shipped worldwide in Q1 2014. Some experts predict a decline in popularity + usage of wearable products. Personally I…

Do we really take more golf breaks than in 2009?

By: 2014. 10. 28.

International Golf Travel Market commissioned a survey about our core golfers' golf holiday habits. The research, conducted in September on behalf of IGTM by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc.  They found the followings: at least 50% of golfers in France…

Connection between net promoter score and golf club membership retention

By: 2014. 10. 22.

No matter how we look at it, golf club operation/business is a service. As such our interest is to measure the performance and satisfaction to attract new golfers and golf club members, but also to retain existing ones. …

2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship kicks off today

By: 2014. 10. 15.

In less than 3 hours starts the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship at the London Golf Club. The draw for the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship has been confirmed yesterday with some interesting match ups.  Here are…

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was the host MENA Golf Tour’s 25th event

By: 2014. 10. 12.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has long been (cca. since 2011) an active supporter of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Golf Tour's mission to grow new talent in the area. Not often occurs such thing that even…

V.I.P. custom fitting boutique from XXIO

By: 2014. 10. 07.

Time-time I come across with really interesting golf equipment brands that we can hardly read in magazines like Golf Digest or Golf Monthly. In last year September, the enigma of the month was Honma Golf, a luxury golf…

Mysterious shoppers raided Brocket Hall Golf Club

By: 2014. 09. 30.

Back in this April I had already written about Brocket Hall Golf Club won 59Club Awards' Silver Flag award for outstanding customer service. Recently Brocket Hall Golf Club conducted a mystery shopping survey by 59Club. Brocket Hall reached…

New amateur golf event in Orizonte Lisbon Golf

By: 2014. 09. 23.

Orizonte Lisbon Golf has just launched a new international amateur golf event, the ORIZONTE Lisbon Golf Trophy. The ORIZONTE Lisbon Golf Trophy will take place in the Costa Azul region, south of Lisbon, from February 10-15, 2015. There will…

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is under a multi-year renovation process

By: 2014. 09. 18.

Creative Golf Design won the pitch for 5-year restoration of Royal Blackheath Golf Club (instituted in 1608!!; According to Bernard Darwin, it is the oldest golf club in the world). Creative Golf Design will work in tandem with…

European Ryder Cup captain’s new venture

By: 2014. 09. 04.

By end of October, European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will open his latest golf course design project the North Course, at Portugal’s prestigious Quinta do Lago resort.  The official opening ceremony of the €9.6m new layout will be on…

Can you imagine European Challenge Tour Event in Azerbaijan?

By: 2014. 07. 11.

The National Azerbaijan Golf Club has been selected to host the 2014 European Challenge Tour Schedule. The first golf facility in this emerging golf destination will host the inaugural Azerbaijan Challenge Open July 31 – August 3, 2014. I must…

LPGA’s future in numbers

By: 2014. 07. 07.

I assume you know that in this year the US Open and the US Women's Open were taken in the same place (Pinehurst No. 2) and very close to each other in time. I thought it might not…

Pelz Scoring Game School selects Troon Golf

By: 2014. 06. 18.

I have just heard that Pelz Golf and Troon will expend their cooperation across the United States by expanding the Pelz Scoring Game School to selected Troon facilities.  Schools are currently scheduled now through October 2014 with even…

Ernie Els partners with The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

By: 2014. 06. 16.

Ernie Els has just partnered with The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. As an Asian Tour ambassador he will assist in marketing and promotion of the Venetian Macau Open as well. The Venetian Macau Open will be held from October…