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Controlling the Weather – Every Golf Course Operator's Dream

By Harvey Silverman, Silverback Golf Marketing Long as I remember the rain been comin' down Clouds of mystery pourin' confusion on the ground Good men through the ages tryin' to find the sun And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain? ...


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Golf Business Podcast Episode 72: Justin Apel, Executive Director, Golf Course Builders Association: John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf Management and GolfBack

In this House Chat segment, Justin Apel, Executive Director of the Golf Course Builders Association (GCBAA) discusses the valuable assets and information their organization brings to golf course owners and operators. In this Inside Golf Business segment, John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf Management...


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Green Pathways: A Course Owner's Ecological Journey to Make Her Club Net Zero

By Pamela Dreyfuss, Owner, La Cañada Flintridge Country Club (CA) Propelled by a sense of urgency driven by the climate crisis, my husband, Randy, and I started to explore how we could reduce our golf course and facility's carbon contribution to...


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Golf Business Podcast-Episode 71: Allison George, Toad Valley Golf Course, Iowa & Jeff Hoag, Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center, Michigan; Kelly Gilley, PGA & Chris Kulinski, PGA, PGA Career Services

In this owner to owner segment, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and Jeff Hoag, Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center discuss golf at their facilities coming out of a year of Covid, the high-demand and interest in golf. Where will the staff come from to support unprecedented levels of...


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Sustainability – A Look Back

By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA HOPE Charleston In the Summer of 2015, I interviewed Rand Jerris, Ph.D. the Senior Managing Director for Public Services for the United States Golf Association. He oversees many of the key functions of the...


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It's Tough to Grow a Game Without Places to Grow It

By Craig Kessler, Director, Governmental Affairs, Southern California Golf Association The Conundrum of the 1.3 to 1 Ratio — One and one-third human beings is what a maxed-out golf course puts on one acre of open space under current COVID restrictions, a...


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Golf Business Podcast-Episode 68: Steve Tanner, PGA of America Director of League Golf; Whitey O’Malley, Saddleback Golf Club, CO & Justin Smith, Olde Homestead Golf Club, PA‪.‬

In this Inside Golf Business segment, we welcome our partner the PGA of America and Steve Tanner, Director of League Golf, as he shares how PGA Jr. League drives significant engagement and value to host facilities. In this Owner to Owner segment Whitey O'Malley, Saddleback Golf Club, CO and...


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Which Do You Treat: The Patient or the Disease?

FROM THE DESK OF... Opinions, thoughts and viewpoints from across the golf industry Which Do You Treat: The Patient or the Disease? By Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts Recently, we were retained for two very different assignments that...


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Episode 15 of Golf Business LIVE Friday Edition

November 11, 2020 Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO, and Don Rea, PGA, Owner of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member, will highlight the latest from across the golf industry landscape and take your questions! Plus, David Pierce (USGA), Kris Schoonover and Eric Brey will join the program to give a...


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Episode 14 of Golf Business LIVE Friday Edition

October 14, 2020 Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO, and Don Rea, PGA, Owner of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member, highlight the latest from across the golf industry landscape and take your questions! Plus, Cathy Harbin, Owner of Pine Ridge Golf Course, joins the program!