Rendering of Drive Shack’s Orlando facility, which opened in April 2018. The emerging competitor to Topgolf is selling all 26 of its American Golf-owned properties to generate nearly $175 million in capital to put toward development of new “eatertainment” facilities. Eight of the properties that were sold are in California; buyers were not disclosed.
James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and…
The managers from private and public clubs throughout the country have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 in one or more categories, including General Management, Golf Operations and Teaching & Coaching. The PGA of America announced that 14 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve…
Thirty-eight club management professionals have achieved the CCM designation after completing the required course of study and training and demonstrating a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.
The Raleigh, N.C.-based owner and operator of private clubs installed the technology to make members’ passwords immune to an offline hacker attack. “Private clubs are high-profile and soft targets for hackers,” said Ray McDonald, CEO of BlindHash. McConnell Golf, LLC, the Raleigh, N.C.-based owner and operator of private clubs, recently installed BlindHash, a breakthrough technology that…
In order to receive the Club Managers Association of America’s Certified Club Manager designation, one must complete education requirements, attend at least one World Conference on Club Management, maintain activity within their local chapter, and pass an exam.
Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Chief Operating Officer of Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., was elected President; Robert J. “Bobby” Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, General Manager of New Orleans Country Club was elected Vice-President; and Randall J. Ruder, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. was elected Secretary–Treasurer. The association also announced that C. W. Cook, MCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of North Hills Club, Raleigh, N.C., and Mac Niven, MCM, CCE, General Manager, Almaden Golf & Country Club, San Jose, Calif., have completed the requirements for the Master Club Manager designation.
Golf properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are cleaning up after the storm, with most facilities now open after contending with downed trees, debris and flooding.
The membership of the 95-year-old private club in Wichita, Kansas overwhelmingly approved the arrangement that will pay off all club debt, lower annual member dues, start $1 million of immediate capital projects and bar all future assessments on the membership.
“We’re gaining scale and the industry has turned around,” John McConnell said in assessing the state of his 12-club portfolio.
The 27-hole public facility is the second-oldest course in the Raleigh, N.C. area and becomes the first non-private operation in McConnell’s portfolio. Creation of a McConnell Golf Training Center is planned as part of the 10-year lease arrangement.
In order to receive the CCM designation, one must be a Professional member of the Club Managers Association of America for at least six years, meet education requirements, attend at least one World Conference on Club Management, maintain activity within their local chapter, and pass the CCM Exam.
The purchase of the 27-year-old private club in Charlotte, N.C. brings the Raleigh, N.C.-based ownership company’s total portfolio to 12 properties in the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell says it plans $4 million in improvements at Providence, including new fitness and activity areas and upgrades to the clubhouse and golf course.
The 89-year-old club in Knoxville, Tenn., is the first property that the management firm will operate outside of the Carolinas, and the fourth in its 11-club portfolio with a Donald Ross-designed golf course.
Street and ethnic foods are two of the hottest current restaurant trends—and club and resort chefs are adding excitement to their banquet and buffet menus by creating signature spins on these and other dishes.