Threadgold promoted at Jonas

Alan Threadgold, CCM, a former general manager of one of Ireland's most recognized golf clubs, was promoted to Vice-President, Operations of Jonas Club Software. Threadgold joined the software company in 2015 and has managed the Jonas International Businesses in the United Kingdom and South Africa as well as the Clubminder and Web Creative brands.

With his appointment, he retains responsibility for the Jonas Club International division and expands his management role to include departmental operations of Jonas Club Software as a whole.

Why TaylorMade's new owner got a great deal

Adidas is finally selling TaylorMade Golf, and the new owner appears poised to make millions off the deal. 

KPS Capital Partners, a private equity firm, had been discussing an acquisition with adidas since the German sportswear maker announced it was seeking a buyer 18 months ago. Adidas wanted out of hard goods, so it could focus on apparel, and TaylorMade's fortunes had turned sour in the past few years. 

Billy Casper Golf new manager for Giants Ridge

Billy Casper Golf has been selected by Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, with partner Guest Service, Inc., to manage golf operations and recreational offerings for Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

The State of Minnesota and IRRRB approved the contract for BCG to guide golf course maintenance, marketing, sales, staffing and training, merchandising, food and beverage, golf instruction and financial management for Giants Ridge's two courses: The Legend and The Quarry.

La Quinta to transfer city golf course to developer

The City of La Quinta, Calif. is getting out of the golf business by transferring ownership of SilverRock Golf Course to a resort developer for $1. But the deal is far more complicated than it looks.

The golf course transfer will not happen until after the developer,  SilverRock Development Co., has started construction on two hotels and has built a permanent clubhouse. The developer will also realign the golf course and make other improvements.

Developer seeks rezoning to get condos on club site

Michael Schlesinger, who unsuccessfully tried to build homes on one golf course near San Diego, appears to have learned his lesson. The developer is working with club members and neighbors to get approval to build homes on a second course he owns. 

In 2012, Schlesinger acquired Escondido Country Club and closed it with plans to build homes. But he was rebuffed after a bitter dispute with residents that included dueling ballot measures and lawsuits.  

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