Grandfather G&CC Gathers Head Pros for 50-Year Anniversary

By | June 15, 2018

Six of the seven head golf professionals in the Linville, N.C. club’s history were honored at a reception as part of the Founders Cup, a weekend-long tournament that pays tribute to the club’s history. “We’ve always tried to make sure the history of Grandfather is told,” said tournament chairman Barry Cook, “[and] the great thing […]

The Big Five


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.

Raising a Glass


Clubs are saluting their members by creating welcoming and comfortable pub and bar space—and getting enthusiastic recognition in return, in the form of more frequent and prolonged visits.

Improvements Approved for Rye GC

By | March 27, 2017

The course that was initially designed for only 10,000 rounds a year has seen as many as 30,000 recently, prompting the need for greens work, walk-bridge repairs and the creation of a new practice green and tee area, among other projects. The $825,000 cost will be funded by a $2.5 million settlement received from a pesticide distributor after misapplications damaged the course’s greens in 2015.

CMAA Announces New Officers and Master Club Managers

By | February 23, 2017

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.

Members Sue City Over Rye (N.Y.) GC Closure

By | February 16, 2017

In December 2015, the city received $2.5 million in a settlement with a fungicide manufacturer over tainted chemicals that destroyed portions of the club’s turf, causing all 18 greens to be closed for about three months. The city says it has a no-refund policy built into membership contracts, but a group of members is accusing the city of negligence and breach of contract.