The 137-acre Haverhill, Mass., property with an 18-hole course was bought for $960,000 by Sterling Golf Management, which manages eight other courses in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire. The sale culminates a longstanding dispute between the city of Haverhill and previous owner Michael Maroney.
Nine college-bound children of members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America have been announced as recipients of the one-time grants to fund their education at an accredited college or trade school. The grants are based on community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.
A group of 99 waitstaff sued the Newton, Mass., club, alleging that a 22% service charge added to diners’ restaurant tabs and catered events was not shared with them, as required by state law. The club maintains it never withheld tips from employees, either intentionally or unintentionally.
General Manager Cheri Nolan and staff were going to be replaced by a management firm, but were then retained and apologies were issued. The turmoil, which included a police detail and changing locks on the property, stems from a fight for control of Demoulas Super Markets, which owns the club.
Clifford Goodman, formerly with Glen Head CC, will head the culinary team at The Muttontown Club on Long Island. At the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth, Mass., Stephen Coe, whose 20-plus years of experience includes tenure at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., will now direct the resort property’s culinary efforts.