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August 2020

Cover Stories and Features

Family Succession Planning
Looking Forward With Family-Owned CoursesRead More

The Forces of Innovation and Change
Young people working in golf operations who end up having long careers in this industry will never forget the spring and summer of 2020.Read More

The Sea Pines Resort
Guarding and Guiding Golf for Today and TomorrowRead More

Hammock Beach Revival
Bright Horizon for Supportive Golf CommunityRead More

Case Studies

Golf Bikes Hit A Sweet Spot
Social Distancing On Two WheelsRead More

Personal E-Shopping Becomes Part of New Normal
Even with courses open, a lot of shops either closed or limited the number of people insideRead More

Adapting To Change Requires Creativity And Coordination
As of June 2, more than 95% of U.S.-based golf courses have reopened with varying guidelines and controls in placeRead More

Electrostatic Sprayers Saves On Labor
The future in cleaning at largeRead More

Weather The Storm
7 Strategies to Boost Your Business ResilienceRead More

Welcome to the Golf Surge
I’m writing this at the mid-point of 2020, one of the most unexpected years in my lifetimeRead More

Searching for a Level of Comfort
Everyone has been waiting for things to return to a sense of normalcy. For golf, even in the midst of the pandemic, this has happened earlier than it did for many of our fellow sports enthusiasts. Golf was one of the first sports that was allowed to be played with distancing requirements. Fortunately, things started to normalizeRead More

Virtual Tours Help Keep the Event Dreams Alive
Weddings that had been put on hold remained so. How many people could you invite? When could you invite them? Would guests have to wear masksRead More

Industry News and Trends

Desert Mountain TV A Pandemic Diversion That Will Likely Last
The COVID-19 shutdowns were 99.9% miserable. But buried in that .1% were some lasting positive impacts.Read More

A Post-Quarantine Food and Beverage Playbook
Food and Beverage PlaybookRead More

Wynn Resort Leads The Way With Clean Re-Opening
Many courses remained open throughout the nationwide coronavirus shutdowns. But those that did close, particularly in resort and hotel operations, found that the re-opening process required creating and implementing new procedures to ensure the safety and comfort of customers once they returned to the first tee.
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Oregon Muni Offers Glimmer Of Hope In Second Half of 2020
Anecdotal evidence should always be taken in context. But after a lost season of revenue, a blow from which some courses will not recover, it is not only good to see healthy operations coming back strong, but it is also heartening, and a little surprising, to find courses making comebacks that no one expectedRead More


Good Cause Rallies 400 Clubs To Service In Record Time
Ideas spark action. And sometimes, on those rare occasions when stars align, action, driven by a worthwhile idea, creates a movement.Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee Completes Accommodations Renovation, Course Maintenance during Pandemic
When The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, it decided to use the time and unencumbered operations to complete a total rooms renovation as well as transformation of the Club Level Lounge and guest experiences. While the elegant hotel, in Greensboro, Georgia, was being rejuvenated, the resort community remained active, adhering to distancing requirements and health recommendations.Read More

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Bright Ideas Archive

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Access some of the most creative ideas golf course owners and operators have to offer within the Bright Ideas area of the GB Archive.Read More

July 2020 Issue


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