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Any club can afford cash bonuses and other training incentives that can lead to better service, more professional and motivated staff, and higher-quality food.


New Golf Cart Safety Study Highlights Extra Risks for Children

By | March 21, 2018

The new research, based on 40 injuries treated at Vanderbilt University’s pediatric trauma center, confirmed previous studies that golf cart crashes involving children can result in serious injuries, and are usually the result of not enforcing safety rules or age restrictions. About a quarter of the cases from the new study involved time spent in the intensive care unit. The most common cause of injury was being thrown off or overturning the cart, and in only one case was the child driver wearing a seat belt.


Midwest PGA Supports Kansas City Man’s Urban Golf Course

By | June 1, 2017

Chris Harris plans to knock down his house and two others he owns in the Ivanhoe neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo., to make space for an urban golf course for underprivileged youth. Harris planned on building the course himself, but his story has drawn support from the PGA, local advertising, engineering, design and law firms, […]


Friday Filmfest: 2017 Chef to Chef Mystery Basket Competition

By | May 5, 2017

Four competitors faced off in the culinary competition at the 2017 Chef to Chef Conference after a full day of educational sessions at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, Executive Chef of Blue Hills Country Club, in Kansas City, Mo., took home the title and a Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 blender.


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.