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Worth Asking For
Michelle Wittig’s idea to have the local private school sale gift cards proves successful with a 25 percent increase in gift-card sales at Juday Creek.Read More

Tip Of the Hat
Inspired by spring training, the management of Falcon's Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida implemented the "Hats Off" promotion to draw in visiting baseball fans.Read More

A New Pastime
With Little League baseball as his inspiration, Dave Donofrio hopes kids will soon be asking their parents to take them out to his golf course.Read More

Working Smarter
Turf equipment technician, Joe Corsetti, saves the Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach time and money on aerating greens with his tow bar invention.Read More

When Carts Just Won’t Do
With a growing number of operators having their businesses turned sideways by the weather and current economic malaise, non-traditional programs such as Muskego Lakes Country Club's Car Golf may be just the kind of hit they need.Read More

Winds Of Change
Construction of an inexpensive windmill has helped remedy a pond algae problem at Interbay Golf Course.Read More

Wine Is Fine For Business
Golf school operator Kris Moe’s love for both golf and wine inspire him to blend the two in his next initative, a golf-and-wine learning program.Read More

Bombs Away
When mother and general manager of Toad Valley Golf Course in Pleasant Hill, Allison George, finds herself all too often involved in school fundraising, she persuades the school to raffle off golf balls instead.Read More

Feeding the Need
When a few members of the ladies league at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, were looking for a way to help local food banks, they turned to, of all places, their golf club. Belinda Tucker, general manager of Longleaf, took that charge to heart, creating a promotion that greatly benefits those in need while generating more play at her facility. Read More

All Fired Up
Golf rounds are down at most facilities nationwide, and many course owners are exploring non-traditional ways to generate additional revenue. Joyce and Eddie Pierce, owners of Mulligan’s Golf Course in Houston, Texas, were willing to take a shot at something different in the literal sense.Read More

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