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What can golf clubs do to present and promote themselves better?

In part four of Josh Carr's examination of the 2016/16 Golfshake survey, he looks at what golf clubs can do to present and promote themselves better. read more ...


How to innovate golf club membership in 2018

Golf Writer Josh Carr explores ways golf clubs can innovate their membership in 2018, with ideas such as family membership and twilight golf, to get more people playing golf in the new year. read more ...


What is stopping people playing more golf?

In part two of Josh Carr’s series on golf club memberships, he looks at what is stopping golfers playing more golf. read more ...


Why are golfers deciding to be non-club members?

In part one of Josh Carr’s series on golf club memberships, he looks at why golfers are choosing to be casual golfers over members, and what factors are stopping these golfers from joining on a permanent basis. read more ...


Golfshake Stats Reveal Odds of Making Hole in One

You have probably seen the hilarious video from the European Tour that challenged Edoardo Molinari to make a hole-in-one with 500 golf balls. It got us thinking about the averages and odds of making a hole-in-one and how they relate to regular golfers. Delving into the Golfshake Score Tracker stats from this summer - in which tens of thousands regularly record their rounds - we have drawn up statistical conclusions as to how likely you are of achieving that most magical of shots read more ...


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 ...


FORE Business - Growing the game Growing your business

Business is all about networking and nowadays many businesses choose to do their networking on the golf course. When the founders of “FORE” Business, Sean Fergusson and Arron Busst, met at a local networking event they got round to talking about the business success they have had on the golf course and realised that golf and business have always unofficially gone hand in hand. 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 ...


Campaign launched in Nottinghamshire to inspire girls to play golf

Girls Golf Rocks is a new campaign that has been launched in Nottinghamshire to attract young female beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and to play alongside their friends with no pressure. read more ...


Lichfield Golf Club and Country Club Tackles Slow Play With Ready Golf Initiative

Lichfield Golf and Country Club in Staffordshire has launched a campaign to combat one of the most significant issues facing golf - slow play - by introducing a new scheme that is intended to help golfers get around the course in less time. read more ...


Is Gender Free Golf the Way Forward?

A growing number of clubs have scrapped ladies and men’s tees in order to push forward the prospect of gender-free golf in England.  These tees are being replaced by ones where any golfer can play from. read more ...


Golfshake Refresh - Going Responsive, Continued Improvements

You may have noticed a few changes on Golfshake over the last few months and to coincide with the refreshed design, layout and branding we've also updated our moto to - Play More, Play Better. 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 ...


Report: Golf worth £3.4 Billion to English economy

A recent report has suggested that Golf is worth a massive 3.4 Billion to the economy of England. read more ...


Golf: It's current state - A professional opinion

Following on a from a recent article we wrote on the state of golf, PGA Professional Tim Coxon share his experiences and views of where our game is at in 2014. read more ...


Golf is dying - Is this how we can save it?

Golf is a game in decline, there is no denying it. The amount of people playing the game is down, rounds are down and the industry is laying off staff in alarming numbers. So what can we do to fix it? 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Golfshake Goes from Strength to Strength

Despite the continued unsettled and unseasonal golfing weather across the UK, Golfshake continues to grow recording record breaking stats across the site throughout 2012. 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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