Combining powerful databases with depth of experience in the business Golf Research Group provides consulting solutions for many of the largest companies in the industry. The outlines below show the size and variety of consulting assignments that we undertake.
Seat On The Board
Colin Hegarty sat on the board of a major golf brand for a three year assignment to advise on a business turnaround.
Using in depth knowledge of the golf industry and widespread network of business contacts assisted in taking the company from significant losses to healthy profitability and a substantial revival of brand reputation.
Instruction from leading Wall Street investment bank to examine the feasibility of a $100 million US golf and real estate development proposal.
Retained as expert witness by one of the five largest law firms in the US in a $36 million lawsuit. As sole expert put forward provided written report, deposed twice, appeared on stand. Case won for the client.
For one of the leading brand name golf architects provided statistical report examining the effect of that architect’s name on the value of green fee, membership and real estate sales. Client described the report as the single most valuable marketing tool they have ever used.
European Golf Resorts
Extensive consulting for the largest European operator of golf resorts. Assignments concentrated on improving the profitability of the golf operation, using golf to drive room sales and significantly upgrading the corporate golf business.
Golf Hotel Development
Over a period of years assisted in the business planning, permitting, and selection of golf architect for a $95 million golf and hotel development in England
Using Golf Research Group’s experience in arranging high level industry seminars created a series of seminars in three European countries as a marketing platform for a leading American golf brand. Researched and invited high level audience in each country and prepared presentations.
For a leading manufacturer of golf cars prepared database of every golf car fleet world-wide. Data collected via a telephone survey of 31,000 golf courses. Database presented in fully searchable web site sortable by region and drill downs to individual courses.
Due diligence report for an investment bank in preparation for a $200 million acquisition of a golf company.
Consultants from the Golf Research Group have regularly been retained to act as expert witnesses in legal disputes and planning appeals.