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Miklós Breitner
Budapest, Hungary
I am a digital marketing strategist with 10+ years experience with addiction to golf: http://www.linkedin.com/in/breitner.
Interests: golf, photography, social media, bicycle ride, history
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American Golf and Garmin are on the hunt for the country’s Longest Drivers. If you can hit any type of ball hard, fast and long, then head to any of its 104 stores across the UK over the May bank holiday weekend (23rd -26th May) to register your entry. As well as great prizes from Garmin, the overall winner will be sent on an all expenses paid trip to America in 2016 to take part in the famous RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. You will get three attempts to hit the ball as far as possible. There will be products... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Golf Business Monitor
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The Algarve, Europe’s leading golf destination (2 nine or 18-hole golf courses), has continued its surge in popularity after revealing a five-figure increase (increase of more than 50,000 rounds played on its famous courses in 2014) in the number of golf rounds played on its famous courses in the first quarter of 2015. Well, I am not totally surprised, if we remember how much Quinta do Lago invested in their golf club and golf course. Quinta do Lago started in 2009 a major €29m investment programme, with a further €21m is set to be spent on improving its facilities in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Golf Business Monitor
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Lee Westwood Official Masterclass mobile application is not totally new to the market. It was launched last year with a soft launch since it was not fully functional. What makes unique Lee Westwood's mobile application is that it is utilizing a new form of augmented reality (=Ultra Reality; provided by 2mee Technology). 2mee solution enables golfers to appear (in this case) next to Lee Westwood and compare their posture, movements and swing planes. With the overlay function you can outline Lee’s swing on top of yours to see differences in posture and movement. The app works with different clubs and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Golf Business Monitor
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The market’s very first and leading brand, PowaKaddy commissioned recently a (in my view) a very controversial and pointless study. The study was conducted by golf physiotherapist Andrew Caldwell, who provides services to clients such as the PGA and England Golf. What annoys me in the study is that it is so obvious what was the objective of PowaKaddy with it. Namely to come up with a health study that can be used for future PR and marketing campaigns to prove the potential health and performance benefits of using an electric golf trolley. Can't we find an independent medical/health study... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Golf Business Monitor
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Golf GameBook went little bit further and thought about how to convince golf fans to be more engaged with the European Tour and to be relevant even to the younger audience (e.g. Z Generation). In the new ‘Your Race to Dubai’ fan game, powered by Golf GameBook you can challenge European Tour stars, like McIlroy, Rose, McDowell and Kaymer. They are among first European Tour pros available to challenge. The full list of European Tour professionals available to challenge in week one of Your Race to Dubai include: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Mikko Ilonen, Danny Willett, Alex Noren, Branden Grace,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Golf Business Monitor
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Troon Golf will provide consultation for the Greg Norman-designed golf course (6 signature holes created by Greg Norman), which rivals any ocean-side course in the world, advising on daily operations including the clubhouse, staffing, maintenance facilities and overall course management. In 2010, Norman's team restored the course to the original design plans from 2003. Amenities at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club include a full-service golf shop, practice facility with chipping and putting greens Related articles May will be the player development month at Troon Golf How can help your golf club Billy Casper Golf's 'BCG Select' Program? Kimberly Cayce becomes... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Rory McIlroy is the only one who was able to win the Wells Fargo Championship twice so far. McIlroy broke his own course record at Quail Hollow with his third-round, 11-under 61. The win is McIlroy’s 11th on the PGA Tour, with his 10th coming just two weeks ago at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. It also marks his 5th top-10 finish in just 7 starts this season. Rory McIlroy played with: Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 8.5-degree (MRC Diamana S+ 70 TX) Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9) Wedges: Nike VR Forged 46-degree,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Royal & Awesome, the funky Scottish golf clothing brand, has reached a higher level in the UK golf retail market after signing a new partnership with Direct Golf. Royal & Awesome was launched in 2012. Now it will be available also on the retail giant’s e-commerce site and in 5 of its stores across the country. This year, the iconic range is enhanced by 2 new, patriotic designs: Trew Brit and Pars & Stripes. The colors of red, white and blue allow British golfers and their colonial cousins to display national pride up and down the fairways. At the very... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Club Car can be relaxed for another two years as they signed a new contract with Gleneagles Hotel (Scotland) until 2017. Club Car not simply extended an existing, longstanding cooperation with Gleneagles Hotel, but also to received an order to update the resort's existing fleet of golf cars, taking delivery of 40 new Club Car Precedent vehicles, supplied and serviced by Club Car distributor, MTS Group, which recently opened a new Scotland-based facility in Cumbernauld – just 30 miles from Gleneagles Hotel. The fleet will feature the latest Visage GPS technology, giving golfers precise shot and distance information, flyover video... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Near Milton Keynes, iPlayGolfUK opened UK’s largest indoor golf simulator complex outside London. iPlayGolfUK has six huge screens on which you can play over 70 of the world’s most famous golf courses, in a Sports Bar environment including a large lounge area with sofas and a 60” TV with PlayStation 4 and Sky Sports, plus a VIP Room for private golf and sports parties. Its 6 Foresight GC2 simulators, each with additional Smart Camera system, pack awesome graphical power to produce stunningly-clear and fluid images, but it’s not all about playing the world-famous courses (of which there are dozens, including... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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There is an old Chinese proverb that says: “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.” This is why I think it is a good idea that American Golf is teaming up with Sport England's ‘This Girl Can’ campaign as part of the National Golf Month event. Attracting more women to golf is the best interest of golf clubs and of those who are involved in the golf industry. England Golf Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2014 have shown us last year that Female members... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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The Morocco Matchplay will be played in Essaouria between February 7-12, 2016. The Morocco Matchplay is sponsored by the Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) and powered by HowDidiDo. The organizers are expecting that thousands of UK golfers will participate this summer to qualify for north and south regional finals, with total of 36 finalists. These finalists will fight for 4 titles: better-ball pairs, mixed pairs, senior pairs and singles. If you will be among the lucky finalists then you will get complimentary flights, five nights' luxury accommodation in the Sofitel Essaouira Magador Golf & Spa resort and four rounds of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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I rarely write about Indian golf tournament events, but in this case I thought it is worth to write about the Knight Golf Tournament. Knight Golf Tournament took place early this week at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Patrick Cummins and his teammates Mayukh Ray, Abhikansh Basu and Sanjay Asmera returned with a team total of 53 points in a star-studded field of Kolkata Knight Riders players. Venky Mysore the CEO and MD of Kolkata Knight Riders said that "Knight Golf was our attempt to organize a KKR golf day at the RCGC to connect with the golfing community and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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The victory at the 2015 Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout held at the Las Colinas Country Club, in Irving, Texas last Sunday was Inbee Park's 2nd LPGA victory in 2015 ( and her 14th career LPGA title). She closed the game with a bogey-free 6-under 65 to finish with a three-stroke margin of victory. Inbee Park played with: Srixon’s new 4th generation Z STAR ball with SpinSkin® Technology, XXIO 8 driver, XXIO Forged irons(#5-PW), Cleveland Golf 588 RTX 2.0 wedges (46°, 50°, 58°). Related articles Smylie Kaufman wins his first Web.com Tour title Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is getting... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Donnafugata Golf Resort is one of the leading nominees to be named as the ‘Most Prestigious Sporting Venue 2015’ when the winners are announced at a lavish prize-giving ceremony in London on September 18. After 6 years Prestigious Star Awards, remains the only global luxury venue industry awards, with only a tenth of the 2,000-plus reputable venues being nominated for the 20 award categories. Public voting takes place in July with the winners then announced in the autumn. Prestigious Venues brings together a selection of the world’s leading event venues in one portfolio. Donnafugata Resort has good chances to become... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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I think it is a good day for Srixon, Cleveland Golf and Smylie Kaufman. This was Smylie Kaufman's first Web.com Tour victory at the 2015 United Leasing Championship held at the Victoria National Golf Club, in Newburgh, Indiana. Kaufman’s victory, coming off consecutive 4th-place ties at the Louisiana Open and Mexico Championship, has vaulted him from 28th to 4th on the 2015 Web.com Tour money list with a total of $159,535. Kaufman played with: Srixon’s new 4th generation Z STAR ball, Cleveland Classic 290 driver (9.0°), Srixon Z F45 fairway wood (15°), Cleveland 588 MT #3 iron (18°), Srixon Z... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Finally, British golf clubs start to understand why it is beneficial to cooperate with other golf clubs in their region. Golf Tourism England strategy to foster local cooperation between golf clubs and paying more attention to inbound golf tourism has led to the successful creation of ‘Clusters’ across the country, such as the Pennines Golf Trail, Suffolk Coastal Golf, The Dorset Heathland Tour and Southern Counties Heathland Tour (for a full listing of clusters/tours created by Golf Tourism England). Combined with building links with local accommodation providers, this has allowed golf clubs which have often operated in isolation, to draw... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Rory McIlroy, has become just the second player in WGC Match Play history to win as the No. 1. In his semi-final round, McIlroy made a 44-yard putt for eagle on the 18th hole to advance to the Championship Match for the second time in his career. The victory marks McIlroy’s 10th career PGA Tour victory and his second worldwide win in 2015. His first title came at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour in February. This what Rory McIlroy had in his bag: Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 8.5-degree (MRC Diamana S+ 70 TX) Fairway Wood: Nike... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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23 of its clubs will participate in May’s National Golf Month campaign. Crown Golf will offer approximately 7,000 free buckets of driving range balls, 6,000 free coaching slots and 3,000 heavily discounted green fees (starting at £1) to participants who book through the National Golf Month website. Related articles Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is getting active on Facebook Who is the beneficiary of Chinese decade-old golf ban enforcement? Royal & Awesome, has teamed up with Sparks for... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Tiger Woods next station after Shanghai on his tour in Asia was Tokyo last Sunday. He met in Hanz Golf Club in Yokohama with 72 young golfers. They were selected via online write-in contest. The folks had to share their passion and commitment for the sport of golf. What would you write to meet and play with Tiger Woods?? Before meeting with golf fans at the Nike Store in Harajuku, Woods surprised fans by hosting a hitting contest at Tokyo’s famed Shinjuku train station. Shinjuku is the busiest train station in the world. Woods competed with three golfers in a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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From now on Billy Casper Golf will manage Heritage Shores Club (Bridgeville, Delaware). The club is ranked among the top 10 on Golf Digest’s 2015-16 “Best in State” list. Heritage Shores is designed by Arthur Hills. It is a 18-hole, 7,005-yard, par-72, classic, links-style golf course. The sprawling 28,000 square-foot, Nantucket-style clubhouse (see below) is the perfect spot for pre- or post-round entertainment. Passwater’s Restaurant is popular for traditional American and European cuisine. On their Pinterest page unfortunately they are only showing weddings of the club, although this social media platform could be used for various way to promote Heritage... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Kimberly Cayce’s appointment follows a nearly 200% increase in Women On Course membership in 2014, making it one of the largest golf-related professional development organizations in the U.S. Cayce will manage daily business operations, including membership, marketing, administration, finance and strategic partnerships. She will also chart long-term growth for the organization with roughly 20,000 participants in 2,000-plus golf and non-golf events annually in major markets nationwide. With women comprising nearly 20% of all American golfers, 50% of the nation’s population and 75% of consumer purchases, golf courses, country clubs and resorts are rapidly integrating WOC into their programming. If this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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In May, Troon Golf is launching its 4th annual "Player Development Month with Get Golf Ready". Troon daily-fee facilities, private clubs and Troon Golf Academies around the world will join together to conduct more than 500 introductory golf clinics and activities during the month of May. To make the clinics accessible to as many people as possible, participation in most events costs $0 to $20 for adults, while juniors 17 years of age and younger are free. Participants will have the opportunity to continue their pursuit of the game by registering for a Get Golf Ready program, which includes five... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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Like I wrote yesterday, Tiger Woods will spend his weekend in Shanghai and Tokyo. Tiger Woods was at the Nike campus in Shanghai meeting with employees, young golf athletes and legendary basketball star Yao Ming. As part of the old school protocol, Woods also spent time instructing approximately 40 junior golfers, providing insights on different aspects of the game. Nike turned its campus football pitch into a small golf course for a day. I would like to see the cost benefit analysis that justifies such project. :-) Tiger Woods judged the Vapor City Challenge Final contest, a regional contest, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor
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If you are quick enough, you can catch Tiger Woods in Shanghai today. Tiger Woods will visit Asia from April 24 – 26 to help stoke local interest in the sport of golf and inspire athletes in China and Japan. The 14-time Major champion will make his first stop in Shanghai on April 24 before he travels to Tokyo on April 26. As we can expect in such case,Tiger Woods during the visit, he will conduct golf clinics and interact with young athletes, while sharing his insights, knowledge and love of the game with golf fans, athletes and members of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Golf Business Monitor