Big Top is a Big Hit

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The CIC pavilion seats 270 guests—more than the club’s two indoor banquet facilities combined. It’s a busy summer evening at Catawba Island Club (CIC) in Port Clinton, Ohio. While members dine on the patio or stroll along the promenade under the cloudless blue sky, a wedding reception is just getting underway in the pavilion—actually a […]

Balanced Meals

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  No self-respecting chef would ever think of presenting an entire dish on one half of a plate. And the same principles of good balance, order, and putting everything in its proper place are equally important when preparing food in the back of the house, too. Too often, though, chefs and their food and beverage […]


A Site for More Eyes

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  As advances in health care continue to extend life expectancies, there's also been progress in dispelling the myths about what older people can—and can't—do. Like the one that says older folks can't learn to make good use of the Internet. If you're still buying into that one (or any others that typecast people over […]


Saving Through A Bundle

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  When a new club, resort or golf course is being built—especially one that’s part of a project that includes a residential community—“time to market” and “cost to market” are just as critical concerns for the property’s developer as they are for any pharmaceutical firm or manufacturer trying to roll out a new product. In […]


Winter Show Roundup

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A Well-Played First Round The first-ever Golf Industry Show ran as smoothly as a long-running Broadway—and drew boffo box-office numbers, too. The initial joint expo of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GSCAA), the National Golf Course Owners Assn. (NGCOA), and three supporting organizations was held in Orlando in early February and attracted over […]