Brian Baldwin has embraced every opportunity that’s been presented to him since beginning to work in private clubs—and his successful response to each earned his appointment as the first Assistant General Manager in the history of Baltusrol Golf Club.
The 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management Awards were honored during a reception, dinner and ceremony on March 3 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
New directors elected to the NCA board for three-year terms are Tom Bennison, ClubCorp USA, Inc.; Luke O’Boyle, CCM, CCE, Chevy Chase (Md.) Club; Nick Sidorakis, CCM, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.; and Robert L. Smith, II, Venable, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Fountaine succeeds Doug Steffen, PGA, under whom he was an Assistant Professional at the Springfield, N.J. club from 2010 to 2014. Most recently Fountaine was the Head Golf Professional at Arcola CC, and he has also worked in golf pro positions at Old Sandwich GC, The Dye Preserve, Red Tail GC and Binghamton CC.
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.
Baltusrol GC’s Executive Chef Edward Stone, Clubhouse Manager Brian Baldwin and General Manager/COO Kevin Vitale are raising the bar on an already impressive dining program. Much about the food-and-beverage program at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, N.J.) is masterful. And as it continues to evolve, it has become synonymous with excellence. It is of the same…
Phil Kiester, GM of The Country Club of Virginia, was elected as the new National Club Association Chairman; Ted M. Benn, a Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP, as Vice Chairman; Kevin Vitale, GM/COO of Baltusrol Golf Club, as Secretary; and Kevin R. Reilly, a Partner at PBMares LLP, as Treasurer.
The 2014 honorees through the prestigious awards co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and the McMahon Group—Christine Pooler of Merion GC; Mark Bado of Kansas City CC, and Gerald Marvel of The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, along with “Rising Star Award” winner Nick Markel of The Country Club (Pepper Pike, Ohio)—were recognized at an Awards Dinner held at the San Antonio Country Club.
The 2014 honorees through the prestigious awards co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and the McMahon Group include Christine Pooler of Merion GC; Mark Bado of Kansas City CC, and Gerald Marvel of The Club at Spindletop Hall (University of Kentucky). They will be recognized, along with “Rising Star Award” winner Nick Markel of The Country Club (Pepper Pike, Ohio), at an Awards Dinner held at the San Antonio Country Club on Tuesday, March 10.
Top club managers’ success is as much a function of what’s in their hearts as what’s in their toolbox—and their passion is contagious.
The 2013 winners of the awards co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business include Tony D’Errico of Westwood CC, Mike Stanton of San Luis Obispo CC, Robert Williams of the Westmoreland Club and Maria McGinity of River Oaks CC. In addition to presentations at their individual clubs, all will be honored at the ECM Awards dinner held February 7 at The Country Club of Orlando.
The ECM Awards are particularly meaningful and prestigious because the selection process is conducted solely on a peer-review basis.
A Q&A with Kevin Vitale, GM/COO of Baltusrol Golf Club and Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Excellence in Club Management Awards, about the process that leads to the industry’s most prestigious recognition.
Scheduled Workshops for 2012 Club & Resort Business’ Design & Renovation Insights seminar series presents on-site, one-day workshops that provide exclusive, inside looks at successful renovation and expansion projects. These new programs will be held in 2012: Monday, October 1—Columbus, Ohio (presented in conjunction with the CMAA Ohio Valley Chapter) Restoring Scioto Country Club…
The Design & Renovation Insights workshops offer an even more in-depth, in-person look at projects we’ve featured in print. The Club Architect feature in this issue (“Escape from New York,” pg. 26) once again provides an in-depth look at how a project to build or renovate a club facility has also served to lay the…