Golf course marketing has changed! Private club marketing has changed! Times have changed and now its time that you as the owner, general manager or board member realize that the old way of golf advertising or golf marketing is no longer valid to generate additional golfers and members. It is time to look at what is really working in our technology age and be able to track our results. Any good golf marketing expert will tell you that what gets measured accurately, improves. The problem is that most golf courses or clubs dont know have a Golf Course Marketing. Plan and for sure dont know how to track their ROI. Thats about to change.
Understanding that most daily fee courses or private country clubs are working from a limited budget or in some cases no budget at all, it is imperative to make sure that every dollar is accounted for and you can verify Return on Investment. That way, you can determine what is working and what is not and spend more time on what is working and less on what is not. You will also be able to go to all decision makers and show proven results and feel confident that your golf club marketing is heading in the right direction.
What I am talking about is Internet Marketing for courses and clubs. This is the missing link for most golf marketing programs. What specifically am I talking about?
#1) Having a marketing plan. Most clubs dont have one and wing their efforts day to day. Create one that is simple, cost – effective, consistent and measurable.
#2) TRAFFIC!! Everything starts with traffic. Generating more online traffic to your website using strategies like SEO, PPC, Blogging, Facebook or educational article and video marketing.
#3) Capturing lead information while they are on your site but also taking advantage of the traffic already at your course using offline email capture strategies with your staff .
#4) Getting reviews and testimonials from your happy golfers and members and posting them online for the world to see.
#5) Asking for referrals from your happy golfers and members.
Understanding what your perfect golfer or member life-cycle looks like will dramatically help change and put you on the road to success, but choosing the right tactics and strategies to get the best measurable ROI is absolutely critical!
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