5 ways to create a better golf shop

The subject of retail seems to be in the news almost every day. Retail stores are going away, malls are closing, and e-commerce continues to grow. This is all true, and to anyone in the merchandise transaction business, it can be worrisome. At the golf course, how can we compete? Why should we compete? Unlike stores that rarely know how solid their foot traffic might be on any one day, you know as long as it does not start raining, you will see traffic, and maybe lots of traffic on most days during your season.

Honors Golf to manage Capital City CC in Tallahassee

Honours Golf has been selected to manage Capital City Country Club, an 18-hole private country club in Tallahassee, Florida. The club opened in 1908 and was expanded from 9 to 18-holes in 1936, designed by golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast. "Capital City Country Club is more than a club, it's a lifestyle," said Jay Revell, club president, Capital City Country Club.

Peed family acquires Briggs Ranch in San Antonio

The Peed family, which acquired Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, Virginia last year, has added Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio to its growing collection of private clubs. The acquisition was made through Hana Golf, a new golf investment company that is managed by Zach Peed. Zach Peed is also President of GolfStatus and was named one of the most influential people in golf by Golf Inc. magazine. 

Most Improved Golf Courses: Call for Entries

Golf Inc. is seeking entries for its 2017 Most Improved Golf Courses competition and nominations for its Advisers of the Year recognition.

Any course that demonstrated a significant improvement in its fortunes, either through major course renovations, remodeling a clubhouse, adding new facilities, improving customer service, revamping its financial structure or other strategy is eligible to enter the Most Improved Golf Courses competition.

Landscapes takes over accounting functions for Thornberry Creek

The Oneida Golf Enterprise Corporation has retained Landscapes Management Co. to handle all golf operation-related accounting services for its Thornberry Creek golf course. It’s part of Landscapes Unlimited’s fractional-services program, named Landscapes Select.

Oneida Golf lost its senior accountant in July 2016, just a couple months after instituting a point-of-sale package from EZLinks Golf. What followed was a less-than-successful effort to hire another senior accountant with both golf-industry knowledge and experience with the new point-of-sale system.

Former WCI leaders start own management company

Rick Rainville and two other former golf executives from WCI Communities have started their own management company, KOVA Golf Management.

“We provide our clients with a competitive edge,” said Rainville, President and Managing Partner. “Our experiences, philosophies, and offerings make us different from others in this business. KOVA Golf has the ability to leverage a variety of infrastructure platforms to deliver unique resources to our clubs — in finance and accounting, human resources, agronomy, property management, and investments.”

KemperSports adds to Pacific Northwest portfolio

KemperSports has capitalized on its success with Chambers Bay and will now manage two other golf courses owned by Pierce County, Wash. The management company finalized a deal in May to manage Lake Spanaway and Ft. Steilacoom golf courses. 

Located in Tacoma, Wash., Lake Spanaway opened in 1967. A classic Pacific Northwest golf course, it was designed by Vernon Macan and Ken Tyson. The course has a long history as a championship venue, hosting numerous regional and national USGA amateur tournaments. Chambers Bay hosted the 2015 U.S. Open. 


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