The leaves are changing and golf season is wrapping up across much of the country. Soon snowbirds will be returning to Florida and Arizona and the club seasons will ramp up in those spots.
Because of the increased demands, clubs have poured millions of dollars into renovations and additions to not only retain their current members, but also attract new members.
Artificial Intelligence has its place in the world, but it remains a developing product. There’s still no substitute for reading what some of the industry’s experts have to say on various topics.
While summers used to last forever and time seemed to stop while I was sitting in a classroom, one of life’s great ironies is that time goes by at warp speed as we get older. It’s important that we report on remodeling projects and clubs changing management, but let’s slide in some light reading, too.
While a treadmill and a few free weights tucked away in a secluded room may have qualified as a gym in the past, those days are long gone.
When it comes to dangerous courses … I suppose any that post signs to beware of rattlesnakes and alligators would qualify. But it gets so much worse.
It goes without saying that it’s a good sign to have the largest growth at the youngest levels. Today’s juniors are tomorrow’s dues-paying members.
We’re all 0-0 to start the 2023 season. What have you done during the offseason to improve your standing in the area?
I want to know what your club does that goes above and beyond neighboring clubs. Members often have multiple clubs from which to choose. Why did they choose your club and what do you do to retain them?
Gathering with like-minded people to enjoy a common interest is at the root of so many things we do. Whether it’s going to a stadium to cheer on your favorite team, seeing a concert to listen to a popular musician, or going out to dinner at your favorite restaurant … in the moment, we all…
Club + Resort Business Editor Rob Thomas wants to know what makes your pro shop stand out. Do you stock anything that might be considered unusual? Have specific promotions proved to be especially successful?
The impetus for the trip was the Island Resort & Casino’s $33 million expansion that included 138 additional hotel rooms, a steakhouse, and a pool area with water park features.
Can there be a greater dichotomy between two experiences for fans of professional golf? The Waste Management Phoenix Open is golf’s greatest party, while The Masters is arguably the most revered.
It’s July, which marks the six-month period of my role as Editor of Club + Resort Business. Thankfully, working closely with Joe Barks from the time I joined the magazine, we were able to make a fairly smooth transition.
I want to know what innovative ideas you are introducing at your club. Shoot me an e-mail and we can work together on sharing your creative solutions with colleagues.