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Why Aren’t More British Women Playing Golf?

Just 14% of golfers in the UK are women, which is way behind other European nations. What are the causes for low female participation, and what can be done about it? Golf Support takes a closer look in this Guest Post. read more ...


Golfers fully embrace the digital revolution

A recent survey completed by Golfshake members has indicated that golfers have now fully embraced the digital revolution and are now using multiple to channels to consume golf content as well as a way to find their next game and improve.  read more ...


Taking positives from online reviews - Customer Service 101

In a recent blog post by online retailer Golfsupport it highlighted the importance of customer service in the digital era.  In our own analysis we have taken 2,000 recent reviews on Golfshake and analysed golfers feedback specifically focused on the golf course and customer expectations. read more ...


Slow play – What challenges do golfers and golf clubs face?

Slow play is a problem at almost every golf club in the UK and worldwide. In recent years it seems the time it takes to complete 18 holes has increased in both social and competitive golf.  What are the issues that golfers and clubs face and what can be done? read more ...


Golfshake Survey Highlights Importance of Reviews Online

In a recent survey conducted by members and visitors to the Golfshake website, of over 4,000 core golfers, it highlighted the importance of golf course reviews online to both golfers and golf clubs. read more ...


Golfshake Survey Analysis - Golf Can Grow

The 2014 end of year survey carried out by Golfshake identifies three areas of opportunity that could drive growth in 2015 and highlights that there is desire to play despite golf going through a tough few years.  The survey data identified that demand for golf is still high but the game needs to tackle its biggest issue – time pressures of the modern world. read more ...


Golf Clubs Shouldn't Ignore Social Technology Online

Miklos Breitner from Golf Business Monitor says social media is the new normal. Companies should view social technologies not as another tool to utilize, but as an enabler of organizational transformation as well. read more ...


It's Not Rocket Science - Growing the game

Derek Clements take at look at the recent survey published by Syngenta following National Golf Month which puts golf in a strong position but calls for urgent action. read more ...


Growing Golf in the UK Report Published

The comprehensive ‘Growing Golf in the UK’ market research study, conducted in May 2013, that aims to help clubs and courses retain, attract and grow their customer base, has been published today. read more ...


2013 Golf Participation Figures Announced by Sports Marketing Surveys

Sports Marketing Surveys have released their latest research on participation in golf and found a worrying drop to 10-year low following unprecedented first-quarter. read more ...


New Study Reveals How UK Golfers Connect on Social Media

A new study has revealed which social media channels are preferred by UK golfers. read more ...


2013 Survey Reveals Golfers Continue to Prefer Cleats

Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. data shows vast majority still depend on Cleats. read more ...


Making Golf Marketing Work - 10 Simple Ideas

How many British golf clubs out there would you say are hip and trendy, living in the now, reaching out to the younger golfing generation? Sadly, many golf clubs are trampling their way through marketing undergrowth that is so tired it has been flattened, widened, paved and turned into a super highway of indifference. read more ...


New Study Reveals Spanish Golf Tourism €340 Million Industry

Spanish Golf Tourism is a €340 million industry, according to research presented at this year’s International Golf Travel Market, staged in Costa Daurada, Catalonia, Spain. read more ...


Surrey Professionals and Golf Partnership smash England Golf targets

The Surrey Golf Partnership, working with the counties Golf Professionals have smashed their half yearly England Golf target for the number of Get into Golf participants.. read more ...


Top 3 issues facing UK golf clubs today

UK golf clubs are under pressure! Membership numbers continue to fall and as result financial pressures are growing. We take a look at the top 3 issues that need addressing to reverse the trend. read more ...


Survey of PGA pros reveal worrying customer service levels at Golf Clubs

A recent poll of PGA professionals at the Golf Show in Harrogate revealed that the vast majority of pros feel that their golf club's customer service could be improved!? read more ...


Spain Still Europe's No.1 Golf Destination in Recent Study

A new study of European golfers reveals that Spain remains the No.1 travel destination for visitors from the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia. read more ...


Communication is Key to Ending Dress Code and Slow Play Issues

Dress-code violations and slow play could be eradicated if golf course operators communicated guidelines to their customers before their round, according to new figures released today. read more ...


Golfers react to Anchoring Ban in new Survey

A research company in America has conducted a detailed survey of 'serious golfers' reaction to the proposed USGA and R&A anchoring ban. read more ...


Galvin Green Tops Golfer's Apparel Brand Wishlist

1 in 5 UK golfers would choose brand for their entire golfing wardrobe. read more ...


Golf participation remains static in England during 2012

A new survey by the England Golf Partnership has revealed that golf is holding its own when it comes to participation levels. It also suggests that weather has a mahor impact on participation... read more ...


Golfshake Slow Play Survey: The Findings

Earlier this year we ran a number of features focused around slow play in golf and in particular the effects on the amateur game. Following this we then conducted a survey of Golfshake members including club officials, golf pros plus both club and non-club golfers. read more ...


Loss of Membership at Golf Clubs

Guest Post - According to the 'Golf Participation in Europe 2011' survey by KPMG, the number of registered golfers across Europe is down for the first time in over 20 years. read more ...


Extra Days Holiday for Golf ?

In case you missed it today is the 29th Feb and the extra day we get every 4 years. Wouldn't it be great if this extra day was a day off to play golf and we had it every year? read more ...


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