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Golf Business Podcast-Episode 74: Bodo Sieber, CEO Tagmarshal & Joey Walters, General Manager, Tagmarshal; Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer of the PGA of America & Charles Dillahunt, Strategic Ad

In the House Chat segment, on-course optimization experts Bodo Sieber, CEO Tagmarshal and Joey Walters, General Manager, Tagmarshal, our newest NGCOA partners, share their insights into how top golf courses like Valhalla, Bandon Dunes, Cog Hill, Baltusrol, Olympia Fields and others, use data and...


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We Cannot Forget To Include Those With Physical, Mental, or Emotional Challenges

By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA HOPE Charleston The concept of diversity and inclusion typically focuses almost exclusively on race and gender. However, the CDC recently published a new report suggesting that 26% of adult Americans live...


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Golf Therapy? Who'd Have Ever Thought...

By Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts Of all the fascinating things I’ve encountered in the culture that is golf, one of the coolest is “Golf Therapy”. That’s right, as many of us have claimed – especially to our non-golfing spouses –...


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How to Turn Your Welcome Mat into a Red Carpet

By Doug McPherson, Contributor, Golf Business “There is little in life so reassuring as a genuine welcome.” –Robin Hobb, author Linnet Carty may be the perfect person to help you make your course a more welcoming place. Why? When you hear her story about...


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South Carolina Lowcountry: The Model for Inclusive & Therapeutic Golf Programs

FROM THE DESK OF... Opinions, thoughts and viewpoints from across the golf industry South Carolina Lowcountry: The Model for Inclusive & Therapeutic Golf Programs By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA HOPE Charleston Two years ago, I was honored to...


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Golf Business Podcast - Episode 66: Steve Jubb, Executive Director, National Alliance for Accessible Golf; Jay Karen, CEO, NGCOA

In this Inside Golf Business Edition, Steve Jubb, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, discusses inclusion and their mission "... to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf", offering resources to those with disabilities and golf...


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"PGA HOPE Saved My Life"

"PGA HOPE Saved My Life" By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA HOPE, Charleston You never know when you have the opportunity to save someone’s life. Five years ago, I was eating lunch in Italian Bistro in Summerville, South Carolina when my waitress overheard me speaking...


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Disabled Golfers- An Underserved Group

Disabled Golfers- An Underserved Group By Ronnie Miles, Co-Director of Advocacy, NGCOA Diversity and Inclusion initiatives have become mainstream for the golf industry today. The NGCOA continues with a significant commitment to bringing awareness and education to the golf...


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An Invitation Is a Powerful Thing & An Opportunity That Cannot Be Ignored

An Invitation Is a Powerful Thing & An Opportunity That Cannot Be Ignored By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA Hope As a golf writer, for many years, my colleagues wrote stories suggesting that the game of golf was dying because it is too difficult for new players to learn...


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Is the Open Door Closed?

Is the Open Door Closed? By JJ Keegan, Envisioning Strategist and Reality Mentor, JJKeegan+ A guest sees more in an hour than a host sees in a year is a proverb that I certainly recall when secret shopping a golf course. As homeowners, at this time of the year, we...