As the economy rebounds, clubs are moving into an area of distinct opportunity, and, for the first time in a long time, some are getting the sense that better days are ahead for the industry.
Planning for capital projects at private clubs is a complex undertaking. First, there are the club's needs and desires. Next is the issue of club member "politics" that is inexorably intertwined with financial considerations...
There are numerous examples of how clubs renovate, but what is most important is why. Sometimes a club needs to compete in order to survive and thrive. Sometimes the club's facilities have been neglected.
As clubs consider updating their facilities and renovating elements of their clubs, and especially their golf courses, itís important to understand the lifecycle of key golf course components.
In the past 100 years, Atlantic hurricanes have wreaked havoc as far north as Halifax, Nova Scotia and as far south as the Caribbean islands and Central America. We all have witnessed the vast devastation these storms caused. The key lesson from these major storms is that a well-thought-out emergency action plan may significantly reduce direct and indirect damage. The plan should include actions before, during and after a hurricane.
Discussion of Tax Rate Extensions; A Win Against the H-2B Regulations; NLRB Rules Get FY13 Funding; Georgia Clubs Must Use E-Verify by July 1, 2012; Kansas Bill Reduces Income and Sales Tax for 2013
Trends, demographics and news from the club industry.