Former GM of Hillcrest GC Loses Defamation Lawsuit

By | March 21, 2017

Terry J. Clark sued Time Inc. a year after it ran an article on its GOLF.com website that referred to the former General Manager of the Kansas City, Mo., property as “Vlad the Impaler.” Clark sought $12 million in damages for defamation and emotional distress, but the judge ruled that the article was “not actionable as a defamatory statement.”


Short Courses Gain Favor in Kansas City Area

By | March 20, 2017

Tom Watson, who developed his own game playing on the former Santa Fe Hills executive course in the city as a youth, says his new “Watson 9” in Maryville, Mo. is being “well-utilized,” especially by junior players. The Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club par-3 has become “more popular recently,” reports General Manager Curt Nelson, thanks in part to a new unlimited-play-pass program.


First Full Day of Sessions Held in 2017 Chef to Chef Conference

By | March 7, 2017

Food demos and presentations by a slate of chefs at the top of the club industry started the first full day of sessions on March 6, with the ever-popular Chef to Chef Live held in the afternoon. Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, of Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo., won the Mystery Basket competition held in the evening, with a Vitamix blender as the prize.


Inspiration for Travis Tritt’s Hit Song “Country Club” Revealed

By | August 22, 2016

After songwriter Dennis Lord and his bandmates were subjected to what he felt was uncalled-for treatment while playing an event at an unnamed “snooty” country club in Kansas City, he remained resentful for several years—but then was inspired to write “I’m a member of a country club/Country music is what I love” after driving by another club in Nashville.


Members Approve Sale of St. Joseph (Mo.) CC to Great Life Golf

By | November 18, 2015

The Board of Directors of the club that was founded in 1898 has been authorized to finalize purchase agreement negotations with Great Life Golf Kansas City LLC, which owns several golf and fitness facilities in the Kansas City area, including Staley Farms GC and Drumm Farms GC.


CMAA Names Honor Society Members

By | May 28, 2014

The Club Managers Association of America has named 18 new members to the Honor Society, which is open to club managers who have achieved 400 additional credits beyond the Certified Club Manager designation.