Golf Business Quarterly

Making golf business happen

Making golf business happen

Owned by The PGA, GBQ is a print and digital journal aimed at the golf industry professional – including PGA Members and those in the Business Management Group with BMG Plus or BMG Premium.

GBQ features the biggest voices in golf business, includes in-depth interviews and provides genuine analysis of key data relating to topics such as participation, growth of the game, retail, rounds played and tourism. We are assisted and guided by a working group made up of a number of respected golf industry professionals who offer a range of perspectives. They include men and women from The PGA, the media, administration, marketing, operations, market research and governing bodies.

Our aim is to get you thinking and to provide you with stimulus for further reading, debate and discussion. You won’t find news in the pages of GBQ: this is a quarterly product with time to reflect on the big issues. We encourage you to step back and engage with the thoughtful content to consider the big picture of the golf industry that we all work in.

How can I get GBQ?

How can I get GBQ?

GBQ is a benefit of the Business Management Group. Exclusive to those who sign up to BMG Plus and BMG Premium options, GBQ is available both digitally via the members' area of The PGA website and is mailed out each quarter.

BMG Plus is available for just £50 per year, giving you a full subscription to GBQ.

BMG Premium is available for £349 per year, giving you access to not only GBQ but also The PGA's dedicated education and CPD platform, PGA Learn, as well as access to PGA Benefits, offering a range of discounts on shopping, travel and more.

For some examples of the type of content included within GBQ please see a selection of articles from previous issues below.

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What to expect in GBQ

Golf's gender opportunity

Despite countless well-meaning initiatives, it's taken a pandemic to move the needle on female participation. With female participation doubling in 2020, can we now keep these women in the game?

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Interview with Guy Kinnings

Guy Kinnings is Deputy Chief Executive of the DP World Tour and formerly Head of Golf at IMG. In his wide-ranging interview he reflects on the commercial opportunities for golf in the years ahead, the future of women's professional golf and the positive impacts for the sport of the pandemic.

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Golf and the Olympics

An estimated 200 million people worldwide watched Olympics golf from Tokyo but are we truly maximising the potential impact? We gauge the views of Antony Scalon, executive director of the IGF and Sir Clive Woodward, former director of sport for the British Olympic Association.

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The insiders' view on golf club membership

Want to know what some of our industry's most innovative and highly qualified professionals think? From the grass roots of the game to some of our most exclusive clubs we canvassed opinion and real-life experience from far and wide to gain a deeper understanding of the nuanced subject.

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What the industry says about GBQ

Brendon Pyle, CEO of the Golf Foundation

“I like the range of contributors who are at the forefront of the industry. The focus on one topical area, such as golf club membership, is insightful and useful. It was also interesting to be challenged by some of the observations from outside of the industry. The layout, with headline infographic statistics and research findings, makes the magazine very easy to read and digest its content. I look forward to receiving my next issue.”

Doug Poole, CEO of the UK Golf Federation

“I need to congratulate the PGA on Golf Business Quarterly. For all of us involved in operating golf facilities, good reads with up-to-date information and research are hard to find in the golf industry and GBQ has mastered delivering that in a new and interesting style. So many key providers offering their opinions and insight into the industry and views on where golf is now and what we can expect for the future. GBQ has set a high standard for the next quarterly.”

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