Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category


Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Swilcan Bridge on the 18th Fairway of the Old Course, St. Andrews, (Picture Credit: P.Tomkins / VisitScotland / Scottish Viewpoint)

Golf tourism driving Scotland’s economy

The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf .....read the full story »

CCM success

Success comes in threes

Three Club Industry professionals have recently achieved the globally recognized benchmark of excellence in Club Management by passing the Club Manager Association of Europe’s Certified Club Manager examination, raising the number of CCM’s to 39 across Europe


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

R&A Handicapping screengrab

Working Towards A Single World Handicap System

Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world and the R&A and the USGA are now working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System


Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Delegates at European Tour Properties annual conference

Business intelligence and best practice top agenda at ETP’s annual conference

The European Tour Properties Conference brings together representatives from 23 world class golf venues for three days of professional business education, operational best practice and networking


Monday, April 10th, 2017

(from left) Matthew Orwin, David Reeves from Promote Training with Regina Lally, Kellie Peters from Databasix

Essential Learning about Data Protection Law

The course is applicable to all Golf Businesses and Employees. It covers the core 8 overriding principles of data protection and includes a number of free downloads


Friday, March 31st, 2017

Fife Golf Trust Fife's Buzzing project to encourage pollinators and enhance biodiversity

Fife Golf Trust delivers for golf, nature and communities

Fife has become the first local authority in the world to have all of its council owned courses achieve golf’s highest level of sustainability recognition


Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Jonathan Smith (GEO), left, and Lodewijk Klootwijk (EGCOA)

EGCOA Launch New Vision 2020 Resources: ‘Forever: Golf that Lasts’

The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) has launched a new key opportunity within its Vision 2020 project – Forever


Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Foremost 2017 Spring Workshops

Foremost Members Sharpen their Focus at Spring Workshops

Hundreds of Foremost professionals once again benefitted from the retail and marketing group’s Spring Workshops which took place at member venues around the UK in February and March


Friday, March 24th, 2017

NGF Inventory change 2015/16

NGF Update: Golf Facilities in the U.S. – 2017 Report Released

Correction in golf course supply continues while renovations spur investment. The final 2016 count showed a net reduction of 171 courses, which amounts to a 1.2% contraction from 2015


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

England Golf banner

England Golf Partnership work to be taken on by England Golf

The key roles of the England Golf Partnership, which for 12 years has brought together England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association, will now be taken on by England Golf


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

LoyalTee is Glendale Golf's new low-commitment membership

Glendale Golf launches new era of golf membership with LoyalTee

A new era of low-commitment golf membership, offering the maximum in affordability and flexibility, has begun at Glendale Golf, operators of seven quality golf centres across the UK


Monday, March 20th, 2017

Expert panel members presented at The R&A's Sustainability in Golf seminars

Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea Hailed A Success

Last week over 400 golf club officials, golf course operators and developers attended two successful Sustainability in Golf seminars staged by The R&A in Japan and Korea .....read the full story »


Friday, March 17th, 2017

GCMA 2015 Manager of the Year Andrew Minty with Emma Clifford

intelligentgolf to sponsor the GCMA Manager of the Year award

Leading club management software provider intelligentgolf have been announced as the sponsor of the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s Manager of the Year award for 2017


Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Muirfield Clubhouse (source HCEG website)

Women Members ‘Welcome At Muirfield’

More than 80% have voted in favour of women as members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. There was a 92.7% turnout. The R&A has confirmed that Muirfield is now back on the rota of Open Championship venues .....read the full story »


Friday, March 10th, 2017

GEO Flag IMG_9073 copy

Golf features in report on Global Goals for Sustainable Development

WWF report features golf industry standards and certification system


Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

CMAE logo

CMAE’s Extraordinary European Club and Golf Benchmarking Initiative

Delivered by the independent experts at Global Golf Advisors, its aim will be for the first time to measure vital operational performance metrics and industry-wide trends against which clubs can benchmark their own performance


Monday, March 6th, 2017

England Golf generic shot

England Golf’s new handicapping rule aims to stop the rogue players

A new handicapping rule has been introduced for members of English golf clubs to stop rogue players manipulating the system to their advantage

CMAE logo

Dates announced for CMAE’s 3 speciality MDP courses

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) announce the dates of their forthcoming MDP speciality courses on Food & Beverage, Golf Management and Strategy & Leadership


Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Steven Thielke

Thielke’s Luncheon Briefing Offers Food for Thought

Steven Thielke flew the flag for the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) at the 90th Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo .....read the full story »


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Relaxed procedures for dropping a ball allow the ball to be dropped from just above the ground

R&A and USGA Announce Proposed Changes to Modernise Rules of Golf

The online release of this preview begins a six-month feedback and evaluation period during which all golfers worldwide can learn about the proposed changes and provide input before they are finalised in 2018 and take effect on 1 January 2019

PlayMoreGolf members will be able to use their ‘away’ points to play The 2010 Ryder Cup course, The Twenty Ten

Celtic Manor Resort adopts PlayMoreGolf’s flexible membership scheme

The 2010 Ryder Cup venue introduces a flexible membership package for its three championship courses


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

England Golf Awards

Inspirational clubs are England Golf Award finalists

Six inspirational golf clubs are the latest finalists to be announced for the prestigious 2017 England Golf Awards


Monday, February 20th, 2017

Eric Lynge, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Golf Industry Federation

Pressing Need for Consolidated Golfing Data

Reliable and consolidated data is one of the keys to safeguarding the future of golf clubs in Singapore and around Asia says Eric Lynge, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, the region’s umbrella golfing body


Friday, February 17th, 2017

RandA DRiving Ditance report

R&A and USGA Publish Research On Driving Distance In Golf

Introduced last year, the review examines driving distance data from seven of the major professional golf tours, based on approximately 285,000 drives per year. Data from studies of male and female amateur golfers has also been included for the first time

The delegates with programme presenters Kevin Fish CCM and Gregg Patterson

MDP Strategy and Leadership: All Leading to Success

28 golf and city club managers from 9 European and Middle East Countries attended a Management Development Programme (MDP) course – MDP 3 Strategy and Leadership, hosted recently by CMAE in Edinburgh