Bad Taste


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 […]

Pay Attention


A troubling new trend has newspapers and business journals combing through private clubs’ tax filings to find material for easy, hard-to-resist stories they can publish on clubs’ revenues—and on what individual club managers are paid. When online publications go fishing with “click bait” (which helps them reel in readers, and thus advertising), they’re no different […]

Editor’s Note

By | May 26, 2017

C&RB‘s daily e-newsletter will not publish on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. The daily news will begin publishing again on Tuesday, May 30. Have a safe holiday!

Your Loss, Not Ours


As one GM who had done nothing but distinguish himself (and his club) in his career wrote in letting me know about his sudden resignation: “As you might surmise, this is a political reaction on my part having to do with my current President, who feels so strongly he can run the club that I intend to give him every opportunity to do so.”