Bala GC to Develop Stormwater Management Plan

By | September 20, 2017

The Philadelphia club has partnered with OptiRTC, Inc. to implement its technology at the multimillion-gallon irrigation pond in the center of the property. The project will minimize flooding, treat stormwater runoff, and achieve cost savings through credits and meeting the city’s objectives. Bala Golf Club, founded in 1901 in Philadelphia, has partnered with OptiRTC, Inc. to develop […]

Trump Golf Courses Deal with Records Request, Vandalism

By | September 20, 2017

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has asked the Trump administration to turn over records of its golf club members after a USA TODAY investigation that “raised the possibility that members of the president’s private clubs could receive special access to the president not available to private citizens.” Four of Trump’s golf courses in New York and New […]


New App Streamlines Caddie Appointments, Payment

By | September 20, 2017

Cleveland-based Circuit Technologies has developed an app that allows golfers to request caddies for specific tee times and then pay the caddie through the app, allowing clubs to avoid the cash burden. At clubs, caddies most often work as independent contractors and are paid by the members for their services. The club usually pays the caddies […]


Eugene (Ore.) CC Unveils $11.8M Renovation

By | September 19, 2017

The club reopened its clubhouse this summer after a year-long project that expanded the facility by 5,500 sq. ft., and features a new fitness room and grand entrance, and expanded members’ dining room and outdoor dining area. The club also unveiled a new logo last spring. It’s been a year of change for Eugene (Ore.) […]


Offer on Flint Hills GC Rejected by City

By | September 19, 2017

Randy Winegard, owner of Spirit Hollow Golf Course, offered to buy the Burlington, Iowa golf course for $200,000 plus 50 percent of proceeds from the land’s sale. The proposal would have closed the course and the bid was unanimously rejected. The Burlington (Iowa) City Council unanimously decided on September 18 that it won’t sell the […]


City Approves $800,000 Irrigation Project at Norwich (Conn.) GC

By | September 19, 2017

The project would remove the golf course from the municipal drinking water system, and save up to $100,000 per year in water bills. The unanimously approved bond will be repaid by revenues from the golf course. The Norwich (Conn.) Golf Course received city approval on September 18 for an $800,000 water irrigation project that would […]