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State of the Industry Report: Half-Empty or Half-Full?

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Research Assistance by Anthony C. Zecca, Jr. and Alexis Crawford All Graphs Courtesy of McMahon Group, Inc.     Throughout the year, the headlines have rolled in steadily from all over the country, like new precinct reports adding more negative totals to a landslide election defeat. From Boston: Country Clubs Hunt for Members From the […]


The New Wave of Ideas at Ocean Edge Resort

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Leading-Edge Event Concepts Ocean Edge management has become well-known for finding creative ways to capitalize on the unique appeals of its property by promoting imaginative events not only to club members, but also resort guests and business meeting participants. Here’s a sampling of some inspired packages recently offered: Heritage Cooking Package—Also billed as “culinary preparation […]


“Standups” That Aren’t A Joke

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Did you hear the one about the general manager who rushed hastily into his club’s ballroom one morning, ran through his usual start-of-the-day “standup” items for the department heads who had gathered there, and then asked if anyone had anything they needed to bring up? When he didn’t get any response, he thanked everyone for […]


How Charlotte CC Stands Out From the Crowd

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A Management-Made Lake Around the country—and particularly where growth is especially rapid and uncontrolled, such as in the Sun Belt, high-tech corridors, or metropolitan areas that are succumbing to suburban sprawl—more and more country clubs and golf courses are feeling the effects of America’s inability to curb overdevelopment. Creeks that used to barely trickle through […]


One for Me, Two for You…

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Like family holiday photos, annual budgets are something most managers and department heads always vow to spend more time thinking about—and doing better—the next time around. Then, before you know it, there's that blank spreadsheet on your desk again, and it needs to be filled out and turned in today. You pull out last year's […]


“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 […]