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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 […]


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 […]


Leasing: Going With the (Cash) Flow

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Would you buy a used golf cart…from yourself? That’s really what one argument espoused by proponents of leasing golf course equipment, instead of buying it, boils down to. You know how rough your own players and staff can be on carts over the months and years it takes to buy them through installment payments. So […]


Norwood Hills CC: No Sweat and Plenty of Gain

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Thirty Minutes of Their Time A half-hour into some staff meetings, a lot of bosses are still droning on through spreadsheet reports, or finally beginning to wrap up a recap of last night’s company softball game. But precisely thirty minutes after John Wright convened with his Norwood Hills department heads on the Wednesday morning before […]


Inside Baltusrol’s “Taj Mahal of Maintenance”

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  Some golf course superintendents sleep at their clubs because they have no choice—they often work such long days that it doesn't make sense to go home and turn right around for the very early starts their jobs require. And when they stay at the course, accommodations are hardly five-star; sleeping on a green, in […]


Sales and Catering Software: Help Is At Hand

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You’re the Director of Sales & Catering at Perfect Setting Golf & Country Club. It’s a beautiful early-summer Sunday evening, perfect for a cookout and a cold one with your family and neighbors—but you’re in the club’s offices, and you’re the only one here. You’ve pretty much been in and out of here all weekend, […]