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.

Top 50 Kids’ Teachers Of 2017 Named by U.S. Kids Golf

By | January 16, 2018

The recognition program for the world’s most outstanding youth instructors is dominated by golf staff professionals at U. S. club and resort properties, including 15 who achieved Master Kids Teacher status for now having made the Top 50 list three times. All of the winners will be recognized with a special presentation on January 24th at the PGA Show.

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.

Deepdale GC’s Darrel Kestner Named 2017 PGA Golf Professional of the Year

By | July 12, 2017

Twelve recipients to be honored at the 2017 PGA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Darrell Kestner, PGA, Director of Golf at Deepdale Golf Club (Manhasset, N.Y.), has been named the 64th recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. This is the highest annual honor given to a PGA of America Professional and recognizes individuals for “qualities […]

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.