Source of Pride

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John’s Island Club partnered with a video marketing firm to create a six-part video documentary series, “Sourced,” that illustrates the complete process of how local ingredients are sourced, prepared and featured on menus. The management team at John’s Island Club, in Vero Beach, Fla., has impressive tenure. General Manager Brian Kroh, CCM, has been with […]


Golf Properties Near Indian River Lagoon Work to Protect Wetlands

By | March 13, 2018

The Ocean Research & Conservation Association developed a map showing “hot spots” of nutrients flowing into the lagoon around Vero Beach, Fla., and found that Vero Beach Country Club and The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, two Audubon-certified courses, are surprisingly “cool,” as they work to minimize fertilizer and pesticide use. Some of the holes […]


New CMAA Officers and Board Announced

By | March 12, 2018

Bobby Crifasi of New Orleans CC has been elected as President of the Club Managers Association of America for 2018, Randall Ruder of the Beach Point Club will be this year’s Vice President, and Mark Bado of Myers Park CC will be Secretary-Treasurer. Four Board members were elected or re-elected as Directors, with five others continuing to serve.


Grove XXIII Developer Fined for Polluting St. Lucie River

By | February 19, 2018

The Club, which is developing the Hobe Sound, Fla., golf course that is partially owned by basketball legend Michael Jordan, will be ordered to pay $5,512.50 in civil penalties and $2,500 for the cost of investigating how runoff from the construction site sent a plume of dirty water into the river in early February. The developer […]


CMAA Announces 25 New CCMs

By | May 19, 2017

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.


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.