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Recent Research Articles

  • As seen in Golf Business July/August 2021  By Steve Eubanks: Rising costs are alarming everyone in the industry. With labor, materials and energy shooting upward at staggering rates, a lot of operators who are in the middle ...

  • As seen in the July/August 2021 edition of Golf Business By Steve Eubanks, Contributor, Golf Business  The law of supply and demand remains inviolate. It’s like the law of gravity. ...

  • As seen in Golf Business July/August 2021  By Steve Eubanks: The late Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman called inflation “taxation without legislation.” Friedman argued that inflation is the most scurrilous and ...

  • Calling all golf course owners and operators: Are you prepared to meet the needs of millennials, a generation of golfers that are flocking to the sport and making waves across the industry? Matt Weinberger, Director of Operations ...

  • By Harvey Silverman, Silverback Golf Marketing  The latest industry grow-the-game initiative has launched: “Make Golf Your Thing .” But how can golf courses participate if they can’t ...

  • By Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts  Last year resulting from the COVID pandemic, many private clubs experienced increased play, additional pressure on tee times and most notably, ...

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    Two Numbers By JJ Keegan, Reality Mentor & Envisioning Strategist, JJKeegan+  How many Starbucks stores are within a 10-mile radius of your golf course? If the answer is zero, our belief ...