Bad Taste

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The torrent of instant and snarky responses to what was a well-intended and fairly innocent message from Trump National GC Hudson Valley, even if it was greatly exaggerated because of who the sender was, serves as another cautionary tale for online and social-media strategies. Ten years ago, the humor publication The Onion ran one of […]

Good Breeding

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The new language some club managers are using today shouldn’t detract from or diminish the real and lasting impact they are having on successfully positioning their clubs, and our industry, for future success. If you’re spending a lot of time right now focusing on issues related to your club’s “culture,” I hate to break it […]


Worth Repeating

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Occasionally we hear from someone who wants to squabble with why we always call these special issues a collection of “new ideas,” because in that person’s view they’re really not. To which our reply is always, you’re right—and you’re wrong. Our June 2018 issue was the 12th time around for our annual collection of some […]


Gripped By the Headlines

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A steady stream of strikingly similar newspaper reports kept popping up from around the country last year. Some of the inspiration for the “21st Century Club” series that we are starting in this issue and will run throughout this year was drawn from a steady stream of strikingly similar newspaper reports that kept popping up […]


Don’t Hold That Thought

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This year’s batch of Ideas presentsa great indication that the possibilities of what can now be done in a club setting are more limitless than ever. Since we published the first “Ideas Issue” in 2007, our annual collection of what’s caught our attention as some of the most inventive and effective concepts implemented by clubs […]


Fighting “Yellow” Stains

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The murkiness of the blogosphere and the ease of posting “news” on the Internet seems to have brought “yellow journalism” back into play. Yellow journalism” is a term that emerged at the beginning of the 20th Century, when newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer battled fiercely for readership, even if it meant […]