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Keeping Up With the Online Bobby Joneses

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Summing It Up Growing purchases of golf equipment and apparel through Internet sites and "Big Box" discounters has added to the challenges facing club pro shop managers. Many clubs are fighting the price battle by offering memberships to buying programs like the Mill River Plan. Club pros are also drawing on well-established relationships with their […]


Systems That Can’t Be Beat

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Not that many years ago, using technology in the club and resort environment meant purchasing individual software applications for each operational area. These were the early point solutions: one application for food and beverage management, one for the pro shop, and maybe another one for inventory or an accounting application for general ledgers, accounts receivable/payable, […]


Club Insurance: No Risk of Overprotection

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"The only time we hear from people is when they have a problem," says Wes Brandt, Tampa Bay Area Vice President of Gallagher Hospitality Services, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the Itasca, Ill.-based insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. As Brandt's comment attests, it's easy to take club insurance coverage for […]


Feeling the Burn

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As with other parts of club and resort operations, the growing trend with fitness centers is to make more things available to more people, in line with the changing demographics of both existing and new club members. In the fitness area, that means going well beyond setting up second-hand equipment in a spare room, and […]