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September 2016 - Club and Resort Business

Extending the Legend at Baltusrol GC

Behind the scenes of Jimmy Walker’s dramatic win at this year’s PGA Championship was the equally compelling—but not as surprising—tale of how the storied New Jersey club once again met all challenges to reinforce its preeminence as a major venue.

Just Shoe It

Nike learned a lesson in the 14 years it sold golf equipment that took me 30 years to figure out: You can’t buy a golf game with a new driver or set of irons.

The Name Game

If I were part of a family searching for places to possibly join, I think I’d be more inclined to notice, and be intrigued by, a property that stood out with unique and compelling words like “family” and “sports” in its name.

Making the Lists

Careful planning and proper budgeting help superintendents gear up for the capital equipment decisions needed to keep properties in top condition.

A Charitable Approach

When planning its centennial celebration, Meadowbrook Country Club decided to raise funds for worthy organizations.

A Pro’s Pro

When Dominick Laudia won the National Chef Professionalism Award, it confirmed a status he’s held throughout his career.

Success with Sous Vide

More chefs are including sous vide in their kitchen-equipment arsenals as a way to yield consistent results, save cooking time during service, and free up oven space. For one fervent convert, it’s “the best thing since fire.”

Peach and Duck Salad with Basil Dijon Vinaigrette

Submitted by Dominick Laudia, Executive Chef, Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club, Boca Raton, Fla.

Filet Mignon and Julienne Fries

Submitted by Dominick Laudia, Executive Chef, Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club, Boca Raton, Fla.

Social Movement

As the numbers show growth in women’s participation in golf, courses and clubs are adding heavier doses of instructional programming to complement the traditional low-key, more casual outreach efforts.

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