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How Charlotte CC Stands Out From the Crowd

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A Management-Made Lake Around the country—and particularly where growth is especially rapid and uncontrolled, such as in the Sun Belt, high-tech corridors, or metropolitan areas that are succumbing to suburban sprawl—more and more country clubs and golf courses are feeling the effects of America’s inability to curb overdevelopment. Creeks that used to barely trickle through […]


One for Me, Two for You…

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Like family holiday photos, annual budgets are something most managers and department heads always vow to spend more time thinking about—and doing better—the next time around. Then, before you know it, there's that blank spreadsheet on your desk again, and it needs to be filled out and turned in today. You pull out last year's […]


24-Hour Detail at Bandon Dunes

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and Jamie L. Scheppers, Associate Editor Photography by Wood Sabold Golf As A Greeting Card In the modest conference room of Recycled Paper Greetings, headquartered in an equally modest building (a former dairy) on Chicago’s North Side, the walls hold slotted boards on which dozens of greeting cards are displayed and categorized by type of […]


“Off-the-Shelf” Solutions

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Stone Mountain Golf Club is a Marriott Golf public course offering “rock-solid golf” at the base of the famous slab with the Stonewall Jackson carving in the Georgia hills east of Atlanta. The club’s pro shop carries nearly half a million dollars of inventory (retail value) in its 1,250-sq. ft pro shop. “It’s not typically […]


Consider the Outsource

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  No one disputes the value of a hands-on management approach—but there are some things that even the best club managers should probably make it a practice to keep their hands off. Their clubs’ own members, for starters. While most aspects of your dealings with members and guests will only benefit from getting to know […]


Water, Water (Not) Everywhere

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  If there was ever a year when golf course superintendents will be ready for an end-of-season party to blow off a lot of pent-up stress, this would be it. Although it’s likely that not everyone who attended would want to drink the same thing. Superintendents from severely parched areas like Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and […]