The new technology, scheduled to preview at the 2018 PGA Show in January, will integrate connectivity, content and customization for an enhanced on-course golf experience. Curated content will include streaming music, live sports and highlights, and golf tips from Norman. Food-and-beverage ordering and other features will be added as the platform evolves.
Hiddenbrooke GC in Vallejo, Calif., which has had previous arrangements with other management companies, will now be managed by Troon. The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland, Fla., will now be operated by Billy Casper Golf, and an agreement has been finalized for Tiger Point GC in Breeze, Fla., to be managed by Honours Golf.
The golf entertainment company will begin construction on both venues this month, and both are expected to open in early 2017. Both three-level locations will include up to 3,000 sq. ft. of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.
Tom Henderson, from Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Conn., has been named the 62nd recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. Cameron McCormick, from Brook Hollow GC and Trinity Forrest GC in Dallas, was named the PGA Teacher of the Year.
The one-day, family golf-themed events will begin at Crane’s Landing GC on May 2 and continue throughout the year.
The County Commission of Flagler County, Fla. is expected to vote at its meeting on Monday night, Feb. 2 on the proposal to build a $72 million lodge and conference center on the site of the former Hammock Beach golf lodge. Large groups of both supporters and opponents, each wearing different-colored shirts, are expected to be in attendance.
The Florida retirement community that offers over 600 holes of golf and has more golf cars on property than New York has taxis has seen its population swell to 110,000 since 2000.
Robert Fasce, Jr., CEC, Chris Jones, CEC, and Michael Wedderburn have been appointed to the top culinary positions at the properties in New York, Florida and the British Virgin Islands
Total attendance for the Orlando event, held February 1-6, was 14,147, an 8 percent increase over the 2013 event in San Diego. The GCSAA’s education program saw a 15 percent increase in seats sold, as well as a 14 percent increase in the number of qualified buyers on the trade show floor.
The Textron Company launched the new system, which gives course managers the option of using either a turf groomer or a brush rotating in forward or reverse directions, at last week’s Golf Industry Show in Orlando. The switch between turf groomer and brush takes less than five minutes, allowing course managers to adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Our 21st Century Club series will examine the five key factors that now stand to separate the winners from the losers among those properties that remain. Print remains a viable medium in the digital world for a variety of reasons, including its portability; the comfort factor of holding a magazine, book or newspaper in…
The second class of 16 GCSAA Class A members has been selected to participate in the Academy to be conducted at the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, February 1-6. Class members earned an all-expenses-paid trip to the show through an application process based on financial need, volunteerism, and career ambition.
In conjunction with Orlando-based hospitality industry leaders, the event will introduce attendees to the many benefits of the game through Get Golf Ready, which will include five lessons that concentrate on the skills necessary to play the game. Attendees will consist of a network of hospitality and meeting planners, and the event will be held at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago on August 28.
Back-to-back shows in San Diego gave course superintendents and club managers ample opportunity to peruse this year’s displays of productivity-enhancing and revenue-producing products. A C&RB Staff Report The weather was unseasonably cool, to the point where local Southern Californians could be seen on the street in full overreaction gear, complete with mittens, ski hats and…
The new Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) officers, elected at the CMAA show in New Orleans Feb. 27-March 3, are as follows: President, Bill Wagner, CCM, General Manager, Rivera CC, Coral Gables, Fla.; Vice President, Burton Ward, CCM, General Manager, Century CC, Purchase, N.Y.; Secretary-Treasurer, Linda Carroll, CCM, General Manager, White Bear Yacht Club,…