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“Off-the-Shelf” Solutions

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Stone Mountain Golf Club is a Marriott Golf public course offering “rock-solid golf” at the base of the famous slab with the Stonewall Jackson carving in the Georgia hills east of Atlanta. The club’s pro shop carries nearly half a million dollars of inventory (retail value) in its 1,250-sq. ft pro shop. “It’s not typically […]


24-Hour Detail at Bandon Dunes

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and Jamie L. Scheppers, Associate Editor Photography by Wood Sabold Golf As A Greeting Card In the modest conference room of Recycled Paper Greetings, headquartered in an equally modest building (a former dairy) on Chicago’s North Side, the walls hold slotted boards on which dozens of greeting cards are displayed and categorized by type of […]


Forming A More Perfect Union

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and Jamie L. Scheppers, Associate Editor When it recently upgraded its dining room technology, Cleveland’s Union Club found it was able to greatly improve service through touch-screen order entry. No matter what a diner wanted, the club’s wait staff could now efficiently and accurately transmit the order to the kitchen by going to a computer […]


Taking Courses Back to Their Roots

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The 1980s not only brought a lot of bad looks in hairstyles and dress, but in golf course design, too. And unfortunately, while it’s easy to destroy any photos that might still be lying around that show you sporting the Boy George or Madonna look, it’s been a little more difficult to erase the memories […]


Water, Water (Not) Everywhere

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  If there was ever a year when golf course superintendents will be ready for an end-of-season party to blow off a lot of pent-up stress, this would be it. Although it’s likely that not everyone who attended would want to drink the same thing. Superintendents from severely parched areas like Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and […]


Consider the Outsource

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  No one disputes the value of a hands-on management approach—but there are some things that even the best club managers should probably make it a practice to keep their hands off. Their clubs’ own members, for starters. While most aspects of your dealings with members and guests will only benefit from getting to know […]