Fab Five


The 2017 winners of the Excellence in Club Management Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business. McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored […]

Larkhaven GC Faces Closure, Redevelopment

By | February 7, 2018

The Charlotte, N.C., property is turning 60 this year and will commemorate the anniversary with events. But the city’s oldest public, 18-hole course is almost certain to be in its final year, as the club has agreed to sell to Meritage Homes, which plans to build 350 houses on the 140-acre property. When Barron Connell […]

Days That Pay Off Year-Round


Dressing up standard “Demo Days” with special features and benefits can add up to a win-win-win for all involved: equipment manufacturers, members and other attendees, and the clubs that host the events.

Ex-Major League Pitcher to Buy Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC

By | September 29, 2017

Paul Maholm, who pitched for four National League teams over a nine-year career, has joined with a local homebuilder to acquire the 98-year-old club, where he has been a member. Before leaving Mississippi State University to pursue his pro career after being drafted in the first round of the major league baseball draft in 2003, Maholm had spent three years in the school’s PGA Golf Management program. “Golf was always my fallback plan,” he says.

ClubCorp Stockholders Approve Acquisition

By | September 18, 2017

The transaction for the management firm’s acquisition by an affiliate of certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, was expected to close on or about September 18th after its approval at a special stockholders meeting a day earlier. Upon the closing, stockholders will be entitled to receive $17.12 per share in cash.

Hors D’Oeuvre Mishap Leads to $1.95M Award for Club Member

By | September 7, 2017

The award came three years after Richard Wood, a 67-year-old member of Canyon Gate CC in Las Vegas, ate bacon-wrapped scallops that were served with a toothpick that he swallowed, leading to a ruptured large intestine, infection and a series of other surgeries. The main argument in the case was not about who was at fault, but rather the food itself. “One of the responsibilities of the establishment [is] to ensure [food’s] safety,” Wood’s attorney said.