NBC Sports Group acquires Revolution Golf

NBC Sports Group has acquired Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf. With nearly 2 million subscribers, Revolution Golf provides video-based instruction, travel content, and integrated e-commerce. The announcement was made today by Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group and Justin Tupper, CEO of Revolution Golf.

Topgolf partners with PGA of America

PGA of America has entered into a strategic alliance with Topgolf, to help promote career opportunities for golf-industry professionals at Topgolf venues , the organizations announced. Topgolf will market PGA of America championship events, create unique fan experiences that will grow interest and participation in the sport, and promote PGA Junior League Golf.

KemperSports to manage St. James Golf Resort, Bear Creek in Arizona

KemperSports has added two courses to its portfolio —  St. James Bay Golf Resort in Carrabelle, Fla., a town that is 50 miles southwest of Tallahassee, and Bear Creek Golf Complex in Chandler, Ariz.

St. James Bay Golf Resort is considered one of the top resort communities in the Panhandle region.  

Dockstader steps down as COO of GCSAA

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Chief Operating Officer J.D. Dockstader announced he will be resigning effective Sept. 29, to pursue other career interests.

Dockstader joined GCSAA in January 2014 as chief business development officer and transitioned to COO in June 2015. He came to GCSAA after serving the previous seven years as director of commercial facilities for the city of Mesa, Ariz.  

How to create customers: Start with your team

Many decades ago, Peter Drucker, the #1 management guru of the 20th century, gave us the goal of a business.  That goal, he said in 1951 is to "create a customer."  I have owned that definition from the moment I read it.  It seems today however, that so many businesses, including golf course properties don't seem to own that definition, and may not even know the overriding goal. There are many directions I can take the next part of this post. Today, and for the next few, I will take it in the direction of people......the people that serve the golf industry at the club level.

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