Cell Phones, BlackBerries, Civility and Peace and Quiet

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When you get to know me better, you will learn that, for the most part, I am not a fan of cell phones, BlackBerries or any other portable communication devices.  What I detest even more is the use of these devices while on the golf course.  My hat is off to those courses and clubs […]


Give a Cow A Nice Place to Sleep

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When it comes to save-the-animals causes, I have to admit, I don’t get too charged up about whales or spotted owls or Amazon tree frogs, or other species I rarely see. But I have always had a soft spot for cows—there are few sights that I find more idyllic than a bunch of heifers chillin’ […]


Don’t Keep Ideas to Yourself… Exchange Them!

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the famous Supreme Court Justice, once wrote in one of his legal opinions that “the ultimate good [comes from] free trade in ideas.” Somehow I seriously doubt that Justice Holmes was thinking of clubs and resorts when he wrote this. But since launching Club & Resort Business two years ago, it’s […]


Rights (and Wrongs) of Spring

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It’s that time of year again, when local newspapers’ golf writers often herald the arrival of another season by devoting an article or column to their assessments of the state of the industry within their respective coverage areas. Often these articles come with side lists that recommend good new courses—and/or clubs that are proven leaders—that […]


What’s the Big Idea?

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We built the editorial philosophy for Club & Resort Business around actionable ideas that properties of every shape and size can implement to help drive revenues, improve operations, and enhance member/guest satisfaction. These ideas touch on all aspects of managing your club or resort’s facilities, food and beverage, course and grounds, pro shop, and back-office […]


To Mock Them Only Makes Them Stronger

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I was in the room at the Anaheim Marriott where this year’s Club Managers Association of America Idea Fair entries were on display during the Golf Industry Show. A few other people were in there with me, all of us quietly taking notes or pictures, or dictating into tape recorders, whenever we saw something we […]