Entries by Mathilda

Golf clubs shake stuffy tag to drive into future

WA golf clubs are relaxing dress standards, loosening restrictions on women players and offering youth discounts in an attempt to modernise and attract new members. Faced with a global trend of declining memberships, local clubs have in recent years made strides to update their image and offers to attract new and young members, particularly women. […]

Pace and Innovation Symposium Serves Up Food for Thought

New Jersey, United States: Last month, the United States Golf Association hosted 125 industry experts for the association’s Pace and Innovation Symposium. The two-day symposium at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, California marked the third time that the USGA has brought together experts and leaders from throughout the industry to discuss the issues that often […]

Let’s be Positive About Golf, Says New USGA President

San Diego, United States: Diana M. Murphy has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 64th President of the United States Golf Association (USGA), which together with The R&A governs the game worldwide. The election of officers and the 15-member USGA Executive Committee also took place during the USGA Annual Meeting. As President, […]

Topgolf Focuses on Women

The chain of golf-centric entertainment venues is looking to boost its female clientele from 32% of all visitors to 50% by planning classes with six women and one instructor, to provide a more social atmosphere.   Topgolf has seen success in the last year, but is interested in continuing to move forward. In 2015, 32% of the […]

Olympics the greatest goal for Ko

Lydia Ko’s whirlwind return home to defend her New Zealand Women’s Open title has brought her Olympic dream more clearly into focus. On Wednesday, ahead of this week’s Open which starts on Friday at Clearwater Resort in Christchurch, The world No 1 got a sneak preview of the Lonsdale Cup, presented annually to the Kiwi […]

New Research Study Unveiled at 63rd PGA Merchandise Show Explores Corporate Golf Access for Men and Women

“Business Golf: The Gender Puzzle” is the First Research Study on the Subject in a Decade; Analysis Reveals Untapped Revenue Growth Opportunities for the Golf Industry PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – New cutting-edge research entitled “Business Golf: The Gender Puzzle,” conducted by Sports and Leisure Research Group (SLRG) for the PGA of America unveils new […]

Kids to spend time with Ko at NZ Open

    Ten lucky children will get to spend half an hour with world golf number one Lydia Ko ahead of next week’s NZ Women’s Golf Open at Clearwater. New Zealand Golf is running a competition that will see 10 kids spend some time on the practise range with the sporting super star. Potential winners […]

Bangladeshi ‘Tiger’ desperate to earn Olympic stripes

While former world number one Adam Scott dismisses the value of an Olympic gold medal, Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is unequivocal about its importance to the wider world ahead of the sport’s return at the Rio Games later this year. The self-taught world number 310, dubbed the ‘Bangladeshi Tiger Woods’ at home, has never competed […]