Speaking for Themselves (and You)

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Whether it’s leaning out into the aisle to try to get hot stock tips when riding on planes or trains, enjoying hearing what miked-up players and coaches say during network sports telecasts, or just engaging in some good, nosy eavesdropping, we all like listening in on others’ conversations. This even carries over into the print […]


No Mixed Feelings About “Mixed Greens”!

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What’s the perception of your club’s food and beverage operation? A quiet, boring dining room with Mel Tormé crooning softly in the background? Meatloaf and mashed potatoes warming under a heat lamp in the kitchen? Mr. and Mrs. Havercamp from “Caddyshack” sipping vodka gimlets? It’s easy for club F&B to fall victim to this type […]


For Their Eyes Only

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We always love getting letters, phone calls, e-mails, postings on our Web site, or comments when we see industry people in person, that let us know when we have—or have not—provided useful, interesting and on-target information, both in print and online. Most of the time, the people giving us this feedback are glad to let […]


How Old Would You Be?

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Anyone who follows baseball with even a passing interest knows about Satchel Paige and his many memorable quotes, the most famous of which was, “Don’t look back—someone might be gaining on you.” After 24 years in the Negro Leagues, Satchel made his big league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1948. He was rumored to […]


The New “Title Wave”

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When it comes to job titles, I’ve always been from the school of “You can call me whatever you want, just don’t call me late for dinner.” We’ve all seen, worked with and encountered people with titles that would indicate they are supreme rulers; but then when we peel away the fancy wrapper, we find […]


Why Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods (and no one else is)

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Something happened at the PGA Championship that didn’t get a lot of press, but it should have—because if there was ever a question that Tiger Woods is the best person in sports, this proved it. Now, not everyone is a Tiger Woods fan, but they should be. Here you have a sports phenom, unusually gifted, […]