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CIB: Marty Ryan Earns Lifetime Achievement Accolade from Excellence in Club Management Awards

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Marty Ryan Earns Lifetime Achievement Accolade from Excellence in Club Management Awards

Marty Ryan has served as Wellesley Country Club’s general manager in Wellesley, Mass., for 29 years, culminating a club career that started at Monclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J., as a teenager. For his contributions to the club industry, Ryan has received Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Excellence in Club Management Awards. Club + Resort Business.

The Arnie Awards: Recognizing the Game’s Most Charitable

Since 2011, Golf Digest has recognized the golf industry’s most charitable individuals. David Bachman, general manager and COO of Spring Brook Country Club and Rob Goulet, CEO of Entertainment Sports Partners, teamed up to take Bachman’s club initiative of supporting frontline workers during the pandemic and bring it nationwide. Today, more than 400 U.S. clubs help deliver food and resources to local hospital workers in times of crisis via ClubsHelp. Golf Digest.

Private Ski Resort Plans to Make Snow Using Recycled Wastewater

The Yellowstone Club was issued a draft permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to being using treated wastewater to make snow. The permit would allow the club to use more than 25 million gallons of wastewater for their snowmaking operations in an effort to bolster stream flows and reduce nutrient loading in the Gallatin River. Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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Trends Watch

Top Healthy F&B Trends for 2021

As more people try to lead healthy lifestyles this year, several food and beverage trends are emerging. Immunity boosters, like citrus and herbs are becoming more popular, as well as legumes like lupini and mung beans. Also on the list is the Indian health system Ayurveda, which features licorice and cardamom. In-sight.

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On the Green

Pine Valley Takes Golf Digest’s Best U.S. Course

For the third straight time, Golf Digest has named Pine Valley Golf Club in South Jersey America’s best golf course. It has received the biennial accolade all but four times since 1985. Panelists rank the courses based on seven categories: shot options, layout, challenges, distinctiveness, aesthetics, conditioning and character. Golf Digest.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How the ClubLife Gateway Program Brought Kobe Jones Back to Golf

Although he participated in the FirstTee program as a youth, African American golfer Kobe Jones left the game due to cost and feeling that he wasn’t desired at the course. The ClubLife Gateway Program, a joint venture by ClubCorp and First Tee that provides golf memberships to promising junior players unable to join clubs, gifted Jones to Stonebriar Country Club to allow him to pursue the game. Golf Digest.

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Operations and Membership

Unemployed Reassess Job Options in Wake of Pandemic

As the country faces slower than expected job growth despite a reopening economy, some data has shown that workers are hesitant to recommit to their old job. A Pew survey found that 66% of unemployed workers “seriously considered” changing their field. Some former restaurant workers note higher pay, stability and safety from the coronavirus for their hesitancy in rejoining the industry. The Washington Post.

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