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October 2017

From the CEO

Vantage Point
 Data. The word tends to elicit one of two responses out of small business owners. One is: “Give me more! Can’t get enough of it!” The other: “Who’s got time for that?”Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Five-Star Experience
 How daily-fee facilities like Cowboys Golf Club manage to create a resort-like atmosphereRead More

Destination Detectives
 Investigating the balancing act of third-party and direct-booking strategies in resort golfRead More

Case Studies

Helping Hands
 Mark Whetzel and Vanguard Golf Management have built a company based on good values–doing the right things, caring for others and building friendships that transcend economic ups and downsRead More

In for the Long‭ ‬Haul
 For most of his life, Jim Critzer was too busy building his construction company to play golf. Now, as the co-owner of Waynesboro Country Club, he’s ironically still too busy bringing the club back from the brink to take up the gameRead More

Let’s Make a Deal
 Augusta Ranch Golf Club has worked out a unique arrangement with the facility’s homeowners association, as owner Don Rea has sold the course to the HOA, which then leased the course back to himRead More

Industry News and Trends

Golf Goes to Town
 Golf competes not just against other sports, but against all leisure activities. This point gets made often, and it reminds us that the game’s physically remote location can help push it down the list of enjoyable things to do—out of sight, out of mind.Read More

What’s in a Name‭?
 Many remember the story of Bob Lobel and Woodland Golf Club in Massachusetts. It made all the Boston papers and was even covered in this magazine.Read More

Divvying Decisions
 Making decisions is always difficult. It’s hard enough when the decision needs to be made by a group of like-minded peers, but the hardest type of decisions to make are those in which there are multiple generations involved in the process. So what do you do?Read More

Autumn’s Arrival
 It’s difficult to get too frustrated when losing a golf ball deep into a pile of freshly-fallen leaves. No doubt, expect to add another stroke or two to that day’s round. But it’s hard to be overtly mad when fall is finally upon us, right? The cool chill in the air and the hues of orange and brown that pepper the course signal the return of autumn. How will you take advantage of this year’s harvest?Read More

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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

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