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October 2019

From the CEO

The Muni Discord
 This month’s feature piece by Steve Eubanks does a really nice job illustrating the spectrum’s ends of how municipalities approach the business of golf.Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Short, but Sweet
 Par 3s, 9-hole Courses have Significant Impact, Despite A Smaller FootprintRead More

Going with the Flow
 Shaftesbury Glen Renovations Improve Drainage IssuesRead More

It Takes a Village
 Renovations Invigorate White Bluff ResortRead More

Survival Tactics
 How Modern Practices And Managing Expectations Leads To Municipal SuccessRead More

Case Studies

Hidden in Plain Sight
 Identifying and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Yourself and Your WorkplaceRead More

Teaching Pros Under Fire
 Golf courses around the country deliver golf instruction programs every day. This instruction is generally delivered by a golf professional. While many of these professionals are employed by the golf club, more and more clubs are augmenting the market’s demand by allowing independently contracted PGA professionals to use their facility.Read More

Setting the Pace for Member Acquisition
 Back in 2013, when mobile-based marketing was still in its infancy, entrepreneur George Stavros saw an opportunity to help the struggling private club industry stimulate membership sales through this type of upstart technologyRead More

Apply & Demand
 And so, association members, ask not what your association can do for you — ask what you can do for your associationRead More

Montana Encourages Statewide ‘Staycation’
 It’s no secret that avid golfers love to travel to play. In-state travel is of great appeal, saving time yet offering enjoyment for players of every skill level.Read More

Neighborhood Visionary Rescues, Resurrects Skybrook
 It’s the same old story, one that in hindsight seems so easy to spot. What were developers thinking? Why build so many championship-caliber golf courses, especially with debt service that could never be maintained? Now, they languish, sagging and grim like sad and disheveled faces on once tall and proud menRead More

Up Close and Personal

Final Thoughts with Erika Mason
 Final Thoughts with Erika MasonRead More

Two Operators, Two Questions - Lightning Strikes
 Twice this year at professional golf events – the U.S. Women’s Open at Country Club of Charleston in May and the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta in AugustRead More

NGCOA News

New App Making Big Marketing Push
 Golf apps are nothing new. In fact tee-time booking apps have all but reached critical mass in terms of number.Read More

Sand Valley Gets Into the Swing of Things
As a choice golf destination, Wisconsin boasts a number of well-known golf resorts with sand dunes, attractive vistas and activities aplentyRead More

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