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November 2019

From the CEO

The Case for Diversity
 In today’s America, it’s hard to escape the topic of how demographics are changing. I’m always thinking about how these greater societal, economic and political issues – specifically changing demographics – relate to golf.Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Find Your Inner Foodie
 Unique F&B Partnerships Draw Non-Golfers, Pump up Profits
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Community Investment
 Milledgeville Country Club’s legacy lives onRead More

Winter Activities Keep Families Engaged Year-Round
 Expectations once were that golf courses and clubs in colder climates would be shuttered during the winter, with no reason for players and members to be on property.Read More

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
 Eat, drink & be merry — and how about a little golf, tooRead More

Case Studies

GPS Guides Golf Gift Giving
 When it comes to great technological advances for the game of golf, arguably one of the most popular innovations of the 21st century was the introduction of GPS-powered technologyRead More

Making connections
 Memberships: How to Generate More Signings and RevenueRead More

Final Thoughts with Jeremy Poincenot
 Jeremy Poincenot is fresh off his eighth national blind golf championship win in September.Read More

Water Rule Repealed, What’s Next?
 On Sept 12, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Army published a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States.”Read More

(Tee) Time is Money
 The old adage has always been that time is money. Time is one of the most valuable commodities, largely because we all have a finite amount of it. The same can be said of golf courses. In fact, it’s probably a bit hackneyed now to reiterate that your tee times have actual value in a dollar amount – real moneyRead More

More Not Necessarily Merrier
 Regent Golf Values Relationships Over GrowthRead More

Up Close and Personal

Two Operators, Two Questions with Carr Crowe and Jeff Williams
 November and December can be perfect golf months in many parts of the country. But a lot of areas in the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest deal with frost delays, even on days that warm into beautiful afternoons.Read More

Industry News and Trends

Brown Golf Management Takes Back Control
 The trap is simple, but like the frog in the slowly heating pot of water, golf course owners fail to jump out because they don’t realize they’re boiling until it’s too late.Read More

Kingsway Embarks on Next Leg of its Journey
 One year after acquiring Kingsway Country Club in southwest Florida, Las Vegas-based airline Allegiant is going all in as a new golf course owner with a recently announced multi-million-dollar complete renovation of the semi-private, 18-hole facility.Read More

Skidaway transforms for more inclusive demographic
 When The Landings Club was being developed in the early 1970s on Skidaway Island, Georgia, the original plan called for a private community of upscale homes situated among 27 holes of Arnold Palmer-designed golf in the pristine maritime forest 12 miles from Savannah.Read More

NGCOA News

Golf Ball Company Joins Growing Entertainment Market
 OnCore Golf, a Buffalo, New York-based golf ball company that patented the first hollow metal-core golf ball, has just announced its entree into the widening world of golf entertainment.Read More

Winter Haven Seeks Success on Road Less Traveled
 Great golf isn’t always enough, especially once the pavement ends, literally.Read More

From the Editor

25 Years and Counting
 As we prepare to close out the year with the November/December issue of Golf Business magazine, we’re well underway in planning for a very special 2020.Read More

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