Return Engagement


The second time that Brett Morris considered taking on the challenges at The Polo Club of Boca Raton proved to be the charm—and the start of his path to Excellence in Club Management recognition.

Tasty Offerings


Innovative presentations in an inviting environment provided a one-of-a-kind experience at C&RB’s Ninth Annual Chef to Chef Conference.

2017 Chef to Chef Conference Wraps Up in Atlanta

By | March 8, 2017

The ninth annual event, held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, ended on March 7 with chef demos and sessions on topics ranging from management and training to Latin cuisine, catering and banquet design, pastries and wine programs. The day began with a drawing for a Crown Verity grill, and the event also included a General Managers’ panel.

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.

Superintendent, Golf Pro Take On New Roles as Florida Club GMs

By | January 9, 2017

After 12 years as a superintendent, Matt Gaudet now enjoys “serving members on a broader scale [and having] more of an impact on people’s lives” as General Manager of The Forest CC in Fort Myers. As GM of Foxwood Country Club in his native Crestview, Fla., former golf pro Brandon Martin is hoping to enhance the family-oriented nature of the club to attract a new generation of members.

2016 Excellence in Club Management Award Winners Announced

By | January 5, 2017

The 2016 honorees through the prestigious awards co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and the McMahon Group include Brett Morris of The Polo Club of Boca Raton (Fla.); Raymond Kondziela of The Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, Ill.; Joseph Furlow of the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, Calif.; and Charles C. Johnson of the Detroit Athletic Club. The winners will be recognized at an Awards Dinner held at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Fla., on February 9.