Michael Smith’s Excellence in Club Management recognition for his achievements at The Country Club of Rochester also serves as well-timed affirmation for the legacy he shares with his mother, Mary Smith, as she completes an equally distinguished career at the Rochester Yacht Club.
Like The Pacific-Union Club itself, what Tom Gaston has seen and experienced through the years prepared him well for putting the pandemic in proper perspective. His response to this latest challenge has also reaffirmed his selection as an Excellence in Club Management recipient.
The Richmond, Va. club bypassed the typical soft opening for a few days of practical training designed to prepare the staff for real-world situations. Also, the Owners Association of Bella Vista (Ark.) Country Club offers impactful employee-assistance programs and benefits to boost employee retention.
Lindsay Pizarro, General Manager of the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif., has literally written the book on how women can start—and expand—their families while maintaining leadership positions within the club industry.
After the coronavirus outbreak forced the Charlottesville, Va. club to curtail and significantly alter its operations, Club Manager Brandon Johnson, the 2019 “Rising Star” recipient through the Excellence in Club Management Awards, has led a measured response to provide welcomed service and comfort for members and staff.
Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. boasts six Nicklaus Signature designs, a brand-new par-54 championship course and myriad activities for its members and residents. A signature clock at a high-traffic area may be the cherry on top.
Adhering steadfastly to five simple but powerful fundamentals of effective club management formed the foundation of Ted Gillary’s exemplary career and helped him lead one of the industry’s most inspiring turnaround stories at the Detroit Athletic Club. Those same guidelines now also provide best-practice direction for responding to the coronavirus challenge.
Even after completing a $57 million clubhouse renovation and earning Excellence in Club Management accolades, Patrick King is always on the alert for new ways to keep Army Navy CC moving forward.
Clubs looking to add a new revenue stream and provide members with a fun and healthy option for traversing the golf course are discovering the benefits of alternative forms of transportation.
From leading the recovery from an unprecedented storm to setting the course for long-range strategic success, Chris Wyles has earned Excellence in Club Management honors for ensuring that the Bald Peak Colony Club is well-prepared for its next 100 years.
Desert Mountain Club, Greenville CC and Butterfield CC have seen the benefits—financial and practical—of joining a group that works with vendors to bring buying power to all areas of club operations.
Kristen LaCount’s 16-year career path at The Country Club has led to her status as more of an Acting General Manager than an Assistant—and as a “Rising Star” who’s clearly found her place in the club-management galaxy.
The Woman’s Athletic Club (WAC) of Chicago hosts a “Bring Your Kids to Work” day where the staff can bring their children to the club for a day that is filled with activities from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. “We involve the entire team as much as possible,” says Kelsey Smith, the WAC’s Children’s Program…
Mark Jablonski earned “Rising Star” recognition for his key role in helping to plan and implement a sweeping transformation at Medinah CC.
A new Interactive Trail Guide at Desert Mountain Club provides hikers and bikers with state-of-the-art data on everything from suggested routes to the best spots for viewing a sunset.