Australian Press: Golf clubs look to Crystal Lagoons in bid for renewal3 April, 2017 / News
With golf participation numbers in decline and a significant number of Australia’s 1500 golf clubs in financial distress, multinational technology company Crystal Lagoons is suggesting its technology may offer a solution.
Increasingly, the company, which creates unlimited size lagoons suitable for swimming, sailing and water sports, is being called on to establish a lagoon as part of reconfigured golf courses, allowing clubs to appeal to a wider leisure market.
German Rocca, the Sydney-based Oceania Regional Director of Crystal Lagoons, said the beachfront lifestyle offered by Crystal Lagoons presented golf clubs with a way to appeal to a wider market while retaining golf as their core purpose.
Rocca explained “the golfing industry knows they have a problem attracting young members and players. “In Australia the number of younger players is a fraction of what it used to be and that is because so few people can devote five hours to a round of golf. “When both parents work and fathers want to be hands-on parents they are looking for activities that the whole family can enjoy. If you can offer nine holes alongside a lagoon or a reconfigured 18 holes you don’t have the problem of unhappy golf widows and kids.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.