Your Loss, Not Ours

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As one GM who had done nothing but distinguish himself (and his club) in his career wrote in letting me know about his sudden resignation: “As you might surmise, this is a political reaction on my part having to do with my current President, who feels so strongly he can run the club that I intend to give him every opportunity to do so.”


Behind the Big Digs (meriware)

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Reflecting their elevated professional status, superintendents are now getting in on the ground floor to provide brains, and leadership, for golf course construction and renovation projects. By Betsy Gilliland, Contributing Editor SUMMING IT UP Superintendents now routinely take the lead in course renovation projects—but their higher profiles bring a need for expanded expertise. No two construction projects […]


Taking F&B to New Heights

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Planning a culinary event incorporating local produce may center on vegetables—but in the case of the “Dinner on the Roof” event held by Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wis., the affair was anything but garden-variety. The menu for Blackhawk CC’s dinner featured locally grown produce, and all but the steaks were prepared “sul tetto” (on […]


Smashing Pumpkins

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Outside of high school cafeteria food fights, produce rarely goes airborne, much less in a club atmosphere. But The Ivanhoe (Ill.) Club turned a dash of chaos into a family-oriented lesson in composting and recycling at its first Pitch the Pumpkin event. It all started with a very large pumpkin. One element of the club’s […]


Digital Discussions

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Digital Discussions Denise Walters, General Manager at Bogey Hills Country Club in Saint Charles, Mo., posed this question to the group: “Has anyone tried any new marketing tactics to get more members to utilize the club for a la carte lunch?” “We added a two-hour live cooking class including lunch, and it has really taken […]


Fit For a Queen

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Palatial spas have become a hallmark of high-end resorts—but clubs of all shapes and sizes can learn a design tip or two from these luxurious wellness centers. By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor What golfer couldn’t benefit from a post-links massage, or a weary traveler from a rejuvenating yoga session? In-house spas and treatment rooms have […]