Whatever the budget comes down to, be transparent with the membership and clearly define the reality of the club’s operating and capital needs. The news may not be welcome; however, it’s important to remind everyone that no one ever saved their way to prosperity. Here we go again. As the leaves move from turning colors to falling off the…
With discerning members expecting more from their club experience on a constant basis, it will be interesting to observe the next wave of transformation that comes about as a result of smart clubs staying on the move. Will Rogers had it right when he opined, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get…
Mike Keiser and his family members are playing an increasingly influential role in the game of golf. And keeping their glass more than half-full in the process. Is golf’s glass half-full, or half-empty? Readers of the recently released Annual Golf Industry Report from the National Golf Foundation (NGF) will tell you that, despite the ongoing…
The next club I hear of that solved its membership problem solely with a low cost of entry and reduced monthly fees will be the first one I hear of.
Change is progress and we resist it at our peril. Will Rogers famously said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
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Few think that Topgolf is a threat to the traditional golf club because the experience is so different. But it touches golf, and it has the potential to be disruptive—or to help grow the game.
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Not surprisingly, the reports that we’re getting from Texas and Florida clubs just weeks after Harvey and Irma hit are already more about progress than pain.
It is becoming more obvious that the successful club of the future will be a community gathering place that might also happen to have a great golf course.
After its experience with other buying groups fell short, Army Navy Country Club found a new partner that has helped it realize widespread savings during a period of significant growth.
The club and resort market is highly fragmented and each club has its own DNA. We learned early on that idea-sharing among clubs is a common occurrence.
To address “anemic membership,” Victoria CC offers a referral program that ties new members to existing ones to give both parties permanent dues reductions for as long as they retain their memberships.
The majority of the golf and club market is enjoying a period of stability that is a welcome relief from ten years of contraction, consolidation, and member attrition/transition.
When I meet a GM whose business card also carries the COO title, it is pretty much a lock that he or she is affiliated with a successful club.