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Advancing the Game: USGA’s Evolving Use of Data and Technology

A New Approach In today’s world, golf facility managers are dealing with increasing maintenance costs, lack of available labor and decreasing participation rates. These shocks to both supply and demand have led to the diminished financial viability of some facilities. The current pressures facing the

Golf By the Numbers: Where Does the Industry Stand?

Much is discussed, or spun, about the game of golf, whether it is attracting new members, recapturing the magic of the Tiger Woods’ boom, renovations, Topgolf, twists on the game or a litany of other topics. Here are a few statistics to aid your discussions

A Conversation With Jim Nantz: A Call to Something More

RECENTLY, Club Director interviewed Jim Nantz, CBS Sports commentator, co-founder of the The Calling wine brand and founder of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC) to discuss clubs, golf, broadcasting, his pursuits in wine and his work in Alzheimer’s research. Nantz is a three-time Emmy award winner

Taking Golf’s Pulse

McMahon Group conducted a Pulse Survey earlier this year to learn about issues and trends related to golf in private clubs. There were a total of 329 responses to the survey. Below are highlights from the report, which had 329 responses. GOLF FACILITIES & PROGRAMS

Golf Bounces Back: New Growth, New Opportunities

Golf has strengthened since the Great Recession. While the game has not returned to its early 2000s heyday, golf has enjoyed new, sustainable success, offering fresh opportunities for the industry. Here are some of the latest trends and developments in golf.   Stabilization and Growth According

Philadelphia Area Clubs: Experiencing High Demand for Golf

Philadelphia Area Clubs: Experiencing High Demand for Golf By Bridget Gorman Wendling While many have lamented the demise of golf, many of the 152 members of the Golf Association of Philadelphia gave a slightly different narrative. Clubs in this metropolitan area are enjoying a tremendous

What Golf Is: The Midland Country Club Golf Experience

Jim Deiters has been a golf professional for nearly 30 years. He is an accomplished player (qualifying for the Senior PGA Championship), an effective instructor and a builder of great golf programs at top-notch clubs such as Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., and, currently, Midland