Tim Mahoney, Global Director of Education and Coaching for Troon and currently based at The Club at Cordillera in Vail Valley, Colo., has been safely hosting sold-out clinics seven days a week. In this episode of C+RB’s video series, Mahoney describes how he’s become a “much better coach” by adapting to the new realities and incorporating new techniques and technology into his lessons.
“The Road Back” video series from Club + Resort Business provides fresh insights into how club and resort properties are meeting the challenges posed by the pandemic and finding new and innovative ways to boost business levels and start their return to full operation.
In this episode, we get insights from Tim Mahoney, Global Director of Education and Coaching for Troon. Mahoney, named a Top 100 Instructor by both GOLF and Golf Digest magazines, discusses how he and the teachers he leads have been safely providing a full slate of classes—both group and individual—in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently based at The Club at Cordillera in Vail Valley, Colo., Mahoney has been hosting clinics seven days a week – with each being filled to capacity and many oversold. “We’ve never been busier,” he says. “We see our job now as not only to grow the game but also to give people some hope and something to look forward to, because of how we can help them get better at golf.”
And because of the adjustments he’s had to make personally to ensure safe but still effective instruction, Mahoney also describes how he’s become a “much better coach” by adapting to the new realities and incorporating new techniques and technology into his lessons. “It hasn’t been about what we could do to generate revenue,” he says. “It’s been about doing whatever we can to show people that we care and to help everyone get through this thing.”
(Viewing time: 12 minutes)
Previous episodes of “The Road Back” can be viewed at https://clubandresortbusiness.com/category/the-road-back/.
Upcoming episodes will feature more examples of how clubs have successfully pursued renovations and improvement projects during the pandemic; look at how clubs are putting a new emphasis on branding as critical to their long-term recovery strategies; explore new culinary programs adopted by a network of high-end club properties; and highlight the details of expanded and effective new communications strategies that were developed out of necessity because of the pandemic’s restrictions.
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