The IGDB Marketing Co-Op
Want to help enable golf course operators to convert $100M/year of costs into $100M/year of revenues? Join the IGDB evolution.
The Golf Nomad
The Golf Nomad believes that variety is the spice of golf… he plays 50+ courses a year and shares his most interesting experiences here.
The Golf Gadfly
The Golf Gadfly interferes with the status quo of golf by posing novel, potently upsetting questions, usually directed at authorities.
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In these posts, we brainstorm ideas on how to make golf more fun, more convenient, and more affordable… to help golfers play a little more often.
Give author Mike Dickoff just 5 minutes per week and he’ll give you some serious food for thought about growing the greatest game ever invented.
Gary is certifiably nuts… in a good way. His posts reflect the zen of Frank Zappa; “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work If it isn’t open.”
We have a running list of over 100 topics that our team would like to write about, but we only ask you for 5 minutes a week… help us pick the topics you’d most like to noodle on.
My nomadic ways expose me to a lot of news about the golf industry… here’s a midseason report on the major transactions observed on my travels so far in 2018… feel free to post additions.
The golf chasm is that gaping hole that many of us fall through during our busy adult years that prevents us from playing as much golf as we’d like to play. HELP golfers escape the chasm.
Get introduced to the Golf Gadfly’s research on daily fee golf course marketing practices… it never hurts to study what your peers are doing.
In the Internet age, every one of us is bombarded with an ever increasing number of marketing messages, making it harder and harder for individual businesses to get and hold our attention. How are daily fee golf course operators coping with this marketing maelstrom? We studied the marketing habits of 200 Upper Midwest daily fee golf course operators and share the details with you here.
I’m trying to play every golf course in my area and I’m running into some snags… what do you think of my proposed solution for the dilemma of the lonely golfer?
Please give me 5 minutes of your precious time and I promise to give you some serious food for thought about how we grow the greatest game ever invented.
This is a message to golf course owners/operators who use the foreUP tee sheet software system… use this idea to increase the value you receive from your investment in foreUP services.
There are few topics that get golf course owners/operators more emotional than 3rd party tee time booking systems. The IGDB is a better mousetrap… you might call it the first ‘2nd party’ tee time booking system. This is the first chapter in what will be a long, interesting, lucrative journey for golf course owners.
Will golfers who receive more invitations to play get to the first tee more often? Join the Golf Gadfly in a gedankenexperimente on this important question.