Some from outside the club industry might not understand the urgency that was felt to expend so much energy on getting a golf course playable or a clubhouse functional after such catastrophic events. But to those closer to the business, the efforts spoke to why clubs are vital pieces of social fabric.
With a herculean effort to get the golf course up and running in a month’s time after Hurricane Harvey’s epic flooding last year, the grounds team at Lakeside Country Club proved that no catastrophe is insurmountable.
The seven-minute film produced by the United States Golf Association documents the yeoman efforts by the club’s grounds maintenance team, led by Superintendent Terry Hutcherson to get the golf course at the Houston, Texas property reopened in just over a month, after last year’s Category 4 storm dumped 50 inches of rain on the area…
Using data gleaned from Form 990s reported for 2015 and 2016, the Houston Business Journal published a report on “Houston’s Wealthiest Non-Profit Country Clubs,” followed by one headlined “Here’s How Much Local Nonprofit Country Clubs Pay Their General Managers.” The Houston Business Journal has published a series of reports, based on research into Form…
What all clubs can learn about risk management and disaster recovery from the floods, hurricanes and wildfires that disrupted many properties in 2017.
General-media reports about the fate of club properties when disasters strike—and recognition of clubs’ contributions to recovery efforts that extend well beyond their boundaries—always fall short of the full story.
All past members are invited to join the Bloomington, Ill., club’s current members for a six-day event that will include a hog roast, local music, and dedication of a time capsule on the first tee.
Golf courses throughout Wisconsin are bucking national trends by bringing in strong outing and event business at competitive pricing. In neighboring Illinois, municipal golf facilities are turning to video poker and slot machines to make up for declining revenue with varying degrees of success.
The dam at the Laurens, S.C., club is rated by the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control as having the highest level of risk to life and property if it were to fail. The club plans to remove trees from the dam and replace them with turf, but a total reconstruction would be costly.
The designation through the Club Managers Association of America, a hallmark of professionalism in club management, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2015.