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Daylight “saving grace” for golf in Queensland?

POSTED ON October 4, 2018 @ 10:42 am

In Australia, Queenslanders would know it better than anyone. With public opinion geographically divided, the state has fought a bitter feud over time, literally. The myths and controversies surrounding daylight saving time (DST) are plentiful, and the opinions are vastly diverse. While most people believe that daylight saving time was...


How to maximise your group golf outings

POSTED ON September 20, 2018 @ 8:18 am

Client and reader feedback is telling us that many businesses that normally hold golf outings are now only waiting 2-3 months in advance to book. Where many groups used to book an entire year in advance which made forecasting of revenues much easier, most club managers now keep their fingers...


Mike Orloff talks Marketing with Golf Australia

POSTED ON August 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Golf Industry Central’s Managing Director Mike Orloff has shared his insights and expertise on golf marketing in a recent interview conducted by Golf Australia. Mike Orloff is a US and Australian PGA Member with more than 25 years of industry-wide experience, including 18 years working for two of the biggest...


Constitutionally challenged to move forward

POSTED ON August 9, 2018 @ 7:48 am

As an operational consultant my first point of review is always to look at the structure of a club. I need to fully understand the core items that make a club tick before making any recommendations for potential changes to its operation. It’s very important for all clubs to have...


Mike Orloff interview on US Private Club Radio Show

POSTED ON July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Earlier this month Mike Orloff, Founder and Managing Director of Golf Industry Central (GIC) joined Private Club Radio to discuss the state of the golf and country club industry down under. Listen to the show and learn what Australia and New Zealand are doing differently and what opportunities and challenges...


Golf Industry Central celebrates 10-year milestone

POSTED ON July 4, 2018 @ 9:01 am

Time does fly when you are having fun! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I launched the website on 8 July, 2008. It’s a platform that continues to share news and information to our great industry in this part of the world, which started as a little...


Is your facility women friendly?

POSTED ON June 21, 2018 @ 7:02 am

A big part of our market base that always seems to get overlooked is the woman golfer. Our sport has generally been male dominated over the years, but times have been changing. The facilities that take a proactive approach to welcoming this market segment will not just grow their female...


A unified golf industry starts with a unified vision

POSTED ON May 31, 2018 @ 7:40 am

OPINION: As I have worked up through my career progression, I’ve put more and more importance on having a clear vision of each of the facilities I’ve managed, as well as on growing my own business. I was taught by some great leaders over the years who all strongly believed...


C’mon, don’t be so ‘anti’ social

POSTED ON May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am

The term “social media” is bantered around so much nowadays and most of Clubland is scared “you-know-what” about joining in on the cultural swing we have been experiencing throughout the world. Consumers are just simply tired of hearing the same ole sales pitch and why you are “so good”. Up...


Slow Play – Who is in control? Training Services Now Available

POSTED ON April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am

We continue to read and hear the endless stories of players complaining about “slow play” at our golf facilities. Just have a look at some of the online golf forums and you read the same story over and over again. “We did not see a Marshall”, “we called the pro...