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.

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.

2018 Chef to Chef Conference Wraps Up in Seattle

By | March 7, 2018

The 10th annual event reached its conclusion on March 6, after another full day of educational sessions that covered kitchen renovations, off-site events, pastry, and incorporating craft beer into dishes and menus. The 2018 Chef to Chef Conference at the Westin Seattle wrapped up on March 6 after two-and-a-half days of networking opportunities, culinary and […]

Fab Five


The 2017 winners of the Excellence in Club Management Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business. McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored […]

Patuxent Greens GC Selects Landscapes Management

By | February 1, 2018

The semi-private facility in Laurel, Md., was recently purchased by Alan Cohen, a first-time golf course owner, from former owner/operator Fore Golf Partners. A five-year contract has been signed with Cohen for Landscapes to control club and golf course operations. Patuxent Greens has a Russell Roberts-designed course and is planning a clubhouse renovation that will include development of a 250-guest banquet space.

USA Today Probes Connections to Trump Through Club Memberships

By | September 7, 2017

The national newspaper published results of an extensive investigation through which it “found the names of 4,500 members [of Trump Organization clubs] by reviewing social media, news stories and a public website that golfers use to track their handicaps.” It then drew connections with those names and “at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts, and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials.”