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    Instead of loading students with tons of tips on the driving range, he took a foursome on the course for nine holes. Robins then watched each player's game, developed a specific improvement plan for each one and then taught them how to practice. The result? His players dropped an average of 11 strokes in 10 weeks.Read More

  • An Old Club Shares History Through A New Technology

    Being a guest is always tough. You show up at a mainline club with a rich reputation and wonder if you’re appropriately attired, no matter how well you’re dressed. Then you aren’t sure where to park or what door to enter. And you certainly don’t feel comfortable loitering in the clubhouse – Should I sit on that chair or is it decorative? Even if you’re an expected guest, getting in and out as quickly as possible reduces stress before a round of golf. Read More

  • Are There Bridges Over Troubled Waters?

    “It’s better to fall short of high aspirations than to meet low expectation.” With that quote, borrowing from Michelangelo, SCGA Director of Public Affairs Craig Kessler opened the much anticipated Southern California Golf and Water Summit on Aug. 18. The "high aspirations" included learning how the Southern California golf community has been meeting the challenges of scarcity and increasing costs, and more importantly, aspires to continue meeting these challenges no matter what may come its way.Read More

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    Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea (Secretary, PGA of America) return for another episode of Golf Business LIVE powered by Club Caddie! They cover the latest news and react to headlines from across the industry. Plus, National Golf Foundation CEO Joe Beditz joins the program! As we've crossed the halfway point in 2022, find out what trends are standing out to him and what's on the NGF's radar with 2023 now looming on the horizon. How does this impact your golf business?Read More

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Coaching Golfers While They’re On The Course Is Revolutionizing Golf Instruction – And Boosting Profits
Instead of loading students with tons of tips on the driving range, he took a foursome on the course for nine holes. Robins then watched each player's game, developed a specific improvement plan for each one and then taught them how to practice. The result? His players dropped an average of 11 strokes in 10 weeks.Read More

Are You Prepared For A Labor Audit
How Poor Golf Shots Could Find Clubs in a Financial PuzzleRead More

Non-Golf Revenue Opportunities Are Heating Up For Courses In The Northern Climate
Back in 2020, Allison George, owner of Toad Valley Golf Course, in Iowa, began exploring how she could boost her non-golf revenues and stay open year around – not an easy proposition considering Iowa’s bone-chilling winters.Read More

Golf-o-tainment and the Trip Upstream
It feels strange to say, but golf is everywhere you look these days.Read More

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An Old Club Shares History Through A New Technology
Being a guest is always tough. You show up at a mainline club with a rich reputation and wonder if you’re appropriately attired, no matter how well you’re dressed. Then you aren’t sure where to park or what door to enter. And you certainly don’t feel comfortable loitering in the clubhouse – Should I sit on that chair or is it decorative? Even if you’re an expected guest, getting in and out as quickly as possible reduces stress before a round of golf. Read More

Are There Bridges Over Troubled Waters?
“It’s better to fall short of high aspirations than to meet low expectation.” With that quote, borrowing from Michelangelo, SCGA Director of Public Affairs Craig Kessler opened the much anticipated Southern California Golf and Water Summit on Aug. 18. The "high aspirations" included learning how the Southern California golf community has been meeting the challenges of scarcity and increasing costs, and more importantly, aspires to continue meeting these challenges no matter what may come its way.Read More

Tradition Meets Technology At New Congressional Country Club Facility
It boasts the largest clubhouse in the United States and certainly one of the most iconic in the world, recognizable from any television or camera angle. The giant white centerpiece at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, was designed in 1924 by famed architect Philip Jullien and includes a bowling alley, spas, ballrooms, more restaurant options than you could ever want, indoor racquet courts, pools, gyms, locker rooms and 21 guest rooms in case you need to stay the night. Wander around in the clubhouse unattended and you could be lost for hours.Read More

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