The managers from facilities across the country have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0, in career categories that include General Management, Golf Operations, Player Development and Teaching & Coaching. The PGA of America announced that 13 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve certification in categories…
Police and firefighters responded to a blaze at the Durham, N.C., club on April 15, where the tennis building was engulfed in flames. Steven Watts, 18, was charged with arson of a commercial building, breaking and entering and larceny, according to police. Police have charged a man with setting a fire that engulfed the tennis…
The USGA delayed making the formal announcement to host the event at the Durham, N.C., property for about 10 months. The NBA, NCAA and ACC have moved events from the state as a result of the discriminatory provisions in the North Carolina General Assembly’s House Bill 2 that passed last March.
Careful planning and proper budgeting help superintendents gear up for the capital equipment decisions needed to keep properties in top condition.
In an interview with a trade magazine that focuses on the foodservice, restaurant and hospitality industry in metropolitan New York, Tom Nevin, General Manager of the historic club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., described “the evolution and current state of country-club dining” and what it now takes to deliver on members’ heightened expectations in all aspects of club operations.
The 27-hole public facility is the second-oldest course in the Raleigh, N.C. area and becomes the first non-private operation in McConnell’s portfolio. Creation of a McConnell Golf Training Center is planned as part of the 10-year lease arrangement.
The purchase of the 27-year-old private club in Charlotte, N.C. brings the Raleigh, N.C.-based ownership company’s total portfolio to 12 properties in the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell says it plans $4 million in improvements at Providence, including new fitness and activity areas and upgrades to the clubhouse and golf course.
The 89-year-old club in Knoxville, Tenn., is the first property that the management firm will operate outside of the Carolinas, and the fourth in its 11-club portfolio with a Donald Ross-designed golf course.
It was unclear from reports if the car lodged in the window of a club building or a community residence. The club was closed at the time of the incident, which occurred at 6 a.m. on December 24th.
After David Van Auken of Bass Lake CC earned a benefit from the Melrose Leadership Academy earlier this year, his son Kurt was one of 20 winners of grants awarded to children of the association’s membership.
Clubs are tackling pool renovation projects as a way to recruit younger families.
The 2013-14 leadership of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals includes the controllers of Bloomfield Hills CC, The Country Club, Pelican Isle Yacht Club and Sharon Hills Golf & Country Club, and the IT Director of Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
The public course has lost money each of the last three reported years while owned by a foundation and operated under contract with an outside management firm.