Two Club Chefs Advance to Semi-Finals of North Carolina Showdown

By | June 22, 2018

James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and […]

Pinehurst Resort to Open New Microbrewery in Fall

By | June 20, 2018

A 120-plus-year structure that served for decades as the steam plant that powered the homes, hotels and cottages of the Village of Pinehurst (N.C.) has been completely renovated to house a 10-barrel microbrewery, an observation platform overlooking the brewhouse that will be a focal point of the taproom, and a dining room complemented by a […]

MemberInsight Expands Industry Reach

By | June 12, 2018

The automated member survey and benchmarking tool that was introduced a year ago is now being used by 30 private club and resort properties in the U.S. and Canada to help improve both member and employee satisfaction. MemberInsight, an automated member survey and benchmarking tool that was introduced a year ago (, is now being […]

New Certified Club Managers Announced

By | June 1, 2018

Thirty-eight club management professionals have achieved the CCM designation after completing the required course of study and training and demonstrating a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.

Friday Filmfest: Chefs Square Off in Mystery Basket Competition

By | April 27, 2018

On March 5, attendees of the 2018 Chef to Chef Conference at the Westin Seattle gathered during the Monday night reception to watch four talented club chefs race the clock to create dazzling dishes using a mystery basket of ingredients. Participants included Thomas Mitchell of Kenwood Golf & Country Club, Bethesda, Md.; James Haberstroh of […]

New CMAA Officers and Board Announced

By | March 12, 2018

Bobby Crifasi of New Orleans CC has been elected as President of the Club Managers Association of America for 2018, Randall Ruder of the Beach Point Club will be this year’s Vice President, and Mark Bado of Myers Park CC will be Secretary-Treasurer. Four Board members were elected or re-elected as Directors, with five others continuing to serve.