Golf Business Podcast



Golf Business Podcast

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Every other week, the Golf Business Podcast brings you a new piece of original, curated, informative content to help your golf course business thrive and grow. Each podcast will cover one or more of the following segments:

  • Inside Golf Business — leading golf course owners, operators and industry experts will discuss the latest issues facing the industry;
  • Owner to Owner — top owners will discuss what’s on everyone’s radar; and
  • House Chat — NGCOA CEO Jay Karen, the staff and other industry experts share current news from within the association.

This podcast is supported by Yamaha Golf Cars, the Official Golf Car Partner of NGCOA.

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Posted By Golf Business Podcast Mar 26, 2020 4:59 PM
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OWNER TO OWNER: Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club , interviewed on March 13 during the early stage of the COVID-19 national emergency, talk about ways they are trying to meet the needs of their customers while keeping them and their employees safe. ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Mar 13, 2020 8:50 AM
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For Inside Golf Business, NGCOA CEO Jay Karen discusses the organization's  Beware of Barter report highlighted in the March 2020 issue of Golf Business magazine. Karen explains how the report was developed and some of the industry reactions. In this episode's House Chat, Kurt Albertson of Chronogolf ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Feb 27, 2020 10:51 AM
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This episode's Owner to Owner segment features Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club and Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club discussing off-season dynamic pricing results, various types of dynamic pricing, and the importance of the NGCOA's Beware of Barter report. (ngcoa.org/BewareOfBarter) For House ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Feb 13, 2020 11:55 AM
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For Inside Golf Business, Bill Rehanek, senior vice president of operations for Billy Casper Golf, discusses the importance of safety training for employees. The topic was part of a featured story in the January 2020 issue of Golf Business magazine Dale Merritt, CEO and managing member of Golfpay, joins ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Jan 29, 2020 7:48 AM
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Labor issues are the hot topic for both segments of Episode 39. In the Owner to Owner segment, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and Del Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Services discuss the issues surrounding recent changes in salaried employee rules, skilled vs. unskilled labor demand, ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Jan 15, 2020 2:43 PM
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For this episode's Inside Golf Business, Gary Schaal, former president of the PGA of America and one of the leading voices in the game, talks about the past 25 years of his career, which is the focus of the January cover story of Golf Business magazine, celebrating its 25th anniversary. For House Chat, ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Dec 20, 2019 12:11 PM
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This episode's Owner to Owner segment features Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club and Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club discussing winter weather planning, dynamic pricing, and how Golf Business Conference 2020 could make you money.   For House Chat, Randy Ballinger, owner of Walnut ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Dec 11, 2019 9:35 AM
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For Inside Golf Business, Jonathan Wiesel, Nordic consultant/journalist with Nordic Group International in Bozeman, Montana, talks more about the winter activities that can drive off-season revenues at golf courses in a follow up to the November/December issue of the magazine. http://www.golfbusine ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Nov 20, 2019 1:25 PM
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For this episode, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and  Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club share sales strategies for getting the most out of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. One key — finding your "non-golfer" audience who are shopping for the golfer they love.   In House ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Nov 6, 2019 1:21 PM
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INSIDE GOLF BUSINESS: Caroline Basarab Dennison of Reynolds Lake Oconee golf community in Greensboro, Georgia, shares her insights into preparing for holiday sales in the pro shop in a follow up to the article Getting into the Holiday Spirit in the November/December issue of Golf Business magazine, ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Oct 23, 2019 8:31 AM
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In this special episode of Owner to Owner, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club and  Del Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Services  discuss the upcoming Golf Business Conference 2020 in Orlando, Florida, and other NGCOA educational opportunities; Quick.golf pay-by-the-hole options, and some good ideas that ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Oct 10, 2019 11:42 AM
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The Inside Golf Business report takes a look at the magazine's October cover story on the future of municipal golf courses. Andrew Peterson of The Municipal Golf Association San Antonio, also known as the Alamo City Golf Trail, discusses the changes his facilities have implement and the how it's leading ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Sep 24, 2019 1:38 PM
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For Owner to Owner, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and  Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club  talk about strategic marketing planning, from the wild side (Godzilla and gorilla suits) to traditional (back to television advertising). Knowing your audience is key to getting your message across. ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Sep 11, 2019 11:31 AM
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For Inside Golf Business this week, Alex Trujillo, senior sales manager for FlightScope, follows up the cover feature from the September 2019 issue of Golf Business magazine ( golfbusiness.com ), which focuses on how technology is helping driving ranges drive new revenue. Alex shares more insight on ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Aug 28, 2019 11:34 AM
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In this episode's Owner to Owner, Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club warn, "Don't join the race to the bottom," while comparing notes on the East Coast-West Coast seasonal changes, revenue management and customer acquisition. For House Chat, Linda Rogers of Juday ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Aug 14, 2019 2:15 PM
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For Inside Golf Business, Jay Miller, director of golf course operations for Sterling Golf Management, discusses the changes golf course owners need to make to develop new revenue generating opportunities. For this episode's House Chat, Justin Wolf, director of business development for First American ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Jul 18, 2019 2:38 PM
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In this episode's Owner to Owner segment, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club and Del Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Services take on the dog days of summer with different marketing strategies, discuss liability issues with golf car alternatives, and share some tips for saving on electrical costs. ...
Posted By Anthony Laudato Jul 12, 2019 11:22 AM
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TDJ Golf , voted one of the top golf apps at the 2019 PGA Show by Golf Digest, is the first platform to combine on-course play with fantasy golf.  By taking fantasy golf to the next level, TDJ Golf is letting everyday golfers experience what it is like to play on tour with the titans of the game. TDJ ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Jun 26, 2019 3:14 PM
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In this episode, we offer an extended version of our regular Owner to Owner segment, where golf course owners share their insights on day to day operations and trends in the industry.  Here, Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club and Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club talk about the keys to a healthy ...
Posted By Golf Business Podcast Jun 6, 2019 1:31 PM
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For this episode's Inside Golf Business, Roberta Bowman, chief brand & communications officer with the LPGA, talks about the organization's new initiative – Drive On! – that focuses on the stories behind women's impact on golf. View their campaign launch video at  https://www.youtube.com/ watch? ...