167 entries: Ryder Cup

How to have a private caddie with the wisdom of crowds?

By: 2014. 12. 15.

In 2012 I wrote that the golf industry needs crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to attract new players and reactivate "armchair golfers", but also to involve people in product/service development. According to National Golf Foundation, in 2013, 400,000 golfers (650,000 men left,…

8 winners on the Vilamoura Grand Trophy

By: 2014. 12. 10.

Oceânico Golf’s latest event the Vilamoura Grand Trophy (one of Portugal’s most significant amateur tournaments; Grande Trofeu Vilamoura) has just ended. Probably this was the most successful event since the first Vilamoura Grand Trophy in 1987.  287 golfers came from Europe (Portugal, UK,…

Preparations at Royal Troon for The Open in 2016

By: 2014. 12. 04.

In Ayrshire and Arran they are ready to walk the extra mile to boost their golf tourism. Ayrshire and Arran has over 40 courses including the Open venues of Royal Troon and Trump Turnberry and the birthplace of 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…

Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort: Bulgaria’s ‘Best Golf Hotel’ for 2014

By: 2014. 11. 26.

Recently 2 Eastern European countries were recognized for their contribution to golf tourism. Almost a month ago, Slovenia received IAGTO Awards as the "Golf Destination of the Year" (Undiscovered). Most recently the Bulgarian Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach…

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.…

Will Wilcox continues to be a Srixon/Cleveland Golf PGA Tour staff member

By: 2014. 10. 22.

Yesterday was announced Ian Poulter in joining the Acushnet Company team (Titleist, Footjoy) after 8 years with Cobra-Puma Golf. It is pritty logical, as Titleist does not have apparel, so Ian Poulter can continue with his golf clothing business…

Are drones the new rangefinders?

By: 2014. 10. 20.

First drones were used for military mission (e.g. for spying, bombing), but now it seems to me that they are gaining momentum in civil life as well. Last year Golf Channel tested drones in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at…

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…

Quinta do Lago’s North Course went through a redevelopment

By: 2014. 10. 13.

For some golfers Quinta do Lago’s North course is a hotchpotch. This is a really a disadvantageous perception of a golf course that is situated in such a competitive golf marketplace as Algarve where there are 40+ golf courses…

Direct Golf chairman John Andrew receives PGA Award

By: 2014. 10. 10.

After 30 years of service, owner and chairman of Direct Golf John Andrew was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Fellow’ of the Professional Golfers Association. This is actually a recognition of John Andrew's contribution to the golf retail business…

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…

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…

2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship with special guests

By: 2014. 09. 16.

This year the Volvo World Match Play Championship will be held in the International Course at the London Golf Club, from October 15 to 19. The 2014 Tournament will be played over 5 days unlike in previous years.…

Paul McGinley’s European team is expanding

By: 2014. 03. 08.

In the last 10 years we mainly heard about Sam Torrance's senior European Tour victories or as the brand ambassador of John Letter. So I was little bit surprised when I heard early this week that Sam Torrance…

Turkish Airlines Open in the Montgomerie Maxx Royal

By: 2013. 10. 20.

I don't want to waste too much time on the Montogmerie Maxx Royal golf course. The photos will tell everything. I would only add very few words: Turkish Airlines Open: November 7th – 10th. 77 of the world’s…

Have you seen Ian Poulter on 4 wheels?

By: 2013. 08. 23.

Don't worry! Ian Poulter didn't lose his mind. I am just kidding.  As far as I can remember we don't hear too much about Ian Poulter neither about Club Car, beside some sponsorship (Puma Golf (aka Cobra Golf),…

Limited issue signature golf shirt from Ashworth

By: 2013. 05. 02.

There is a hot debate in these days about golf club dress codes and in general about the style of golf attire. What I see at Ashworth is that they are still designing low-key clothes. As they say…

First time in PGA Tour

By: 2013. 03. 18.

There must be a great presistence in Kevin Streelman if he didn't give up his PGA career after 152 unsuccessful PGA Tour start. His efforts brought the desired/dreamt results yesterday by winning at the Tampa Bay Championship.The win earned…

First time in PGA Senior Championship history

By: 2013. 03. 06.

I've got an impression that senior championships are in the shadow. It can be a great opportunity to meet former golf champions who once made headlines.  De Vere Mottram Hall, Cheshire will hold between 6th-9th June the ISPS HANDA…