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Addison Law Firm
14901 Quorum, #650
Dallas, TX, 75254
972-960-8677
972-960-7719
Contact: Dallas Addison
daddison@addisonlaw.com
www.addisonlaw.com

Addison Law Firm’s attorneys and legal assistants have more than 50 years combined experience in the golf, club and resort industries that serve the industry’s leaders. The firm provides experienced counsel in conjunction with the acquisition or sale of golf, club or resort facilities, as well as legal services required for the development or operation of such facilities.


Arizona Golf Association
7226 N. 16th Street # 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
602-944-3035
602-944-3228
Contact: Lorraine Thies
l.thies@azgolf.org
www.azgolf.org

The Arizona Golf Association is the state not-for-profit organization representing amateur golfers in Arizona. The association is responsible for providing handicap and course rating services to member clubs, conducting state championships and member events and providing opportunities for benefits and discounts to individual members.


The Association of Club Catering Professionals
P.O. Box 800266
Santa Clarita, CA, 91380-0266
805-338-7640
Contact: Lynne  LaFond DeLuca
Lynne@TheACCP.com
www.TheACCP.com

The Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP) is an industry association specific to providing education, training and resources for catering professionals in the club industry. Longtime club and catering industry experts, Lynne LaFond DeLuca and Michele Carroll, spearhead this team, providing clubs with the tools they need to provide dynamic member services and events; significantly increase catering revenues; and increase member retention by adding value and professionalism to the club's catering department. An ACCP membership is a must-have for all clubs and catering professionals.


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
12800 Center Court Drive, Suite 300
Cerritos, CA, 90703
562-653-3200
562-653-3333
Contact: Thomas Lenz
tlenz@aalrr.com
www.aalrr.com

A full-service law firm with 140 attorneys in eight offices throughout California. With more than 30 years of uncompromising commitment to high quality legal work and providing consistently practical management solutions to our clients, AALRR has earned a reputation as one of California's leading law firms. AALRR represents both private and public sector clients, with emphasis in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business litigation, corporate, taxation, bankruptcy and immigration.


Avendra
702 King Farm Blvd, Suite 600
Rockville, MD, 20850
301-825-0190
Contact: Andy Haynes
andy.haynes@avendra.com


Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services provider serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $3 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout North America. To learn more about Avendra, please visit www.avendra.com. To put Avendra’s industry-leading procurement services to work for you, contact Andy Haynes at andy.haynes@avendra.com or (301) 825-0318.

 


Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co.
40 Westminster Street, Suite 600
Providence, RI, 2903
401-621-6200
401-621-6209
Contact: Ned McCrory, CPA
nmccrory@bfmmcpa.com
www.bfmmcpa.com



Contact: Greg Hill


Bollinger, Inc.
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ, 7078
800-446-5311
973-467-0759
Contact: David Mr. David Hatlem
david.hatlem@bollingerinsurance.com
www.bollingerinsurance.com

With more than 25 years of experience, Bollinger is a leading provider of innovative private club insurance programs, risk management and claims handling service. We insure more than 1,000 clubs and associations on a nationwide basis.


Broadcast Music, Inc.
10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN, 37203
615-401-2877
615-401-5759
Contact: Cleve Murphy
cmurphy@bmi.com
www.bmi.com/licensing/ede/

BMI, a not-for-profit organization, serves businesses by providing copyright clearance for approximately 6.5 million affiliated musical works.


California State Club Association
26893 Bouquet Canyon Road C-209
Saugus, CA, 91350
818-237-5398
Contact: Crystal Thomas
info@caclubs.org
www.caclubs.org



Contact: Doug Howe


Chicago District Golf Association
11855 Archer Ave
Lemont, IL, 60439
630-257-2005
630-257-2088
Contact: Robert Markionni
rmarkionni@cdga.org
www.cdga.org

The Chicago District Golf Association CDGA-is a non-profit association of member clubs and individual golfers in Illinois and parts of Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. With 90,000 member golfers at nearly 400 member clubs, the CDGA is one of the largest and oldest golf associations in the United States.


Club Benchmarking
PO Box 546
East Hampstead, NH, 03826
617-803-0676
603-509-3125
Contact: Ray Cronin
rcronin@clubbenchmarking.com
www.clubbenchmarking.com

 

 


Condon O''Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP
One Battery Park Plaza, 7th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
212-661-7777
212-661-4010
Contact: Daniel Condon
dcondon@comdcpa.com
www.comdcpa.com

CPA firm providing accounting, auditing and tax services to more than 275 private, member-owned clubs in the eastern United States. As one of the largest firms specializing only in the unique nonprofit sector, we are the premier accounting firm for nonprofits in the New York Metropolitan Area.  We offer a complete array of services designed specifically to help our not-for-profit clients meet their financial and business needs.In addition to providing audit and tax services, we help not-for-profit organizations improve their business operations.



Contact: Noel Wixsom


Creative Golf Marketing
206 Southwind Place
Manhattan, KS, 66502
800-526-8794
785-537-9186
Contact: Steve Graves
steve@creativegolfmarketing.com
www.creativegolfmarketing.com

Creative Golf Marketing specializes in the membership marketing process. CGM has successfully performed membership-marketing initiatives and consultations for over 1,100 private club clients. The company has been recognized by the Boardroom Magazine as "The Membership Marketing Firm of the Year" for twelve consecutive years (2000-2011).




DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT, 06825
203-319-8228
Contact: Daniel Denehy
info@denehyctp.com
www.denehyctp.com

DENEHY Club Thinking Partners is a full service executive search and management consulting firm serving the private club industry.  Whether recruiting a senior level employee, evaluating an aspect of club operations, advising the board on governance, or strengthening your management team’s effectiveness, we are your thinking partner.  We understand that hiring top leadership talent is the most important job of a club’s board.  By managing the process more rigorously and having access to a national talent pool, we ensure that a club's key leadership positions are filled by individuals who match the club's culture and have the club-specific skills desired by its membership.

Our team of seven passionate industry professionals with overlapping skills in club management, operations, hospitality, agronomy, finance and research offers a combined 120 years of professional experience.   The firm has served more than 100 clubs and resorts on more than 300 projects.

We offer a complete array of services, including executive search for all “C” level positions including:

  • General Manager/COO
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Golf Professional
  • Financial Leadership
  • Membership Marketing
  • Executive Chef


For over 30 years, we have managed clubs from the inside and provided consulting guidance as a trusted outside advisor. Tools we deploy in our Board and Management Advisory practice are:

  • Governance Modeling
  • Strategic Leadership Consulting
  • Operational Reviews
  • Board and Committee Surveys
  • Club Experience Surveys
  • Performance Management/Incentive Compensations
  • Employee 360º Analysis
  • Membership Marketing
  • Board Retreats and Onboarding

 

For more information, visit www.denehyctp.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Dan Denehy, President
dan@denehyctp.com

Alison Savona, Senior Consultant, Hospitality
alison@denehyctp.com

Barbara McAuliffe, Senior Consultant, Marketing & Communications
barbara@denehyctp.com





Contact: Andrew Hussey


Egan & Egan, CPA
20910 Martinez St.
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
Contact: Gail Egan
gail@cpa4clubs.com
www.cpa4clubs.com

Egan & Egan, Certified Public Accountants is a full service CPA firm providing audits, reviews, compilations. We have specific experience serving the Club community including Clubs taxed under IRS code 501c)7). We provide responsive hands-on service.


Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman P.C.
7979 East Tufts Avenue, #400
Denver, CO, 80237
303-740-9400
303-740-9009
Contact: Robert Hottman
bhottman@eksh.com
www.eksh.com

Since its founding in 1978, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC EKS&H-has grown into the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, with offices in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The firm provides services to private and public companies, as well as high net worth individuals. EKS&H serves companies from the start-up phase to those with more than $500 million in revenue. The firm provides audit and tax services, as well as business advisory services such as financial modeling, merger and acquisition transaction services, business valuation, strategic planning, and business process improvement.



Contact: Emily Young




Frontgate Contract
5568 West Chester Rd.
West Chester , OH, 45069
855-987-6500
Contact: Maria  Stevens
info@frontgatecontract.com
www.frontgatecontract.com

With our distinctive pedigree and same level of commitment to our clients as our heritage company, Frontgate Contract offers a unique selection of contract-grade products and design services to the contract and hospitality channels. We partner with prestigious and bespoke contract and luxury hospitality brands and have completed numerous installations for five-star hotels and resorts as well as multi-unit residential development and renovation projects throughout North America and the Caribbean. Our regionally-based sales representative team and support staff have the expertise to manage multifaceted, large-scale, and custom projects, as well as the industry knowledge required to work closely with designers, property owners, developers and managers to specify luxury products.  Contact us at 1-855-987-6500 or info@frontgatecontract.com.


Georgia State Golf Association
121 Village Parkway, Building 3
Marietta, GA, 30067
770-955-4272
770-955-1156
Contact: Matt Hooper
mwaldron@gsga.org
www.gsga.org

Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association GSGA-received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to more than 365 member clubs and 85,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs, and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.


Global Allies
18251 N. Hwy. 88
Locke Ford, CA, 95237
415-453-6041
Contact: David Cline
david@globalallies.com
www.globalallies.com

Global Allies produces unique, fashionably designed stacking and banquet chairs. "No other chair stacks up."™ Global Allies also produces ergonomic task chairs engineered to meet the demands of commercial use while providing fashionable designed seating.


Golf Association of Philadelphia
1974 Sproul Road
Broomall, PA, 19008
610-687-2340
610-687-2082
Contact: Mark Peterson
email@gapgolf.org
www.gapgolf.org

The Golf Association of Philadelphia, established in 1897, is the male amateur body of golf in the region. The purpose of the association is simple: to promote the game of golf. Every Golf Association of Philadelphia activity is designed to do just that.


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS, 66049-3859
800-472-7878
785-832-4488
Contact: Rhett Evans
www.gcsaa.org

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America GCSAA-is dedicated to serving its members, advancing their profession, and enhancing the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf.


Golf Property Analysts
106 Airport Road
New Cumberland, PA, 17070
717-652-9800
717-652-8267
Contact: Laurence Hirsh
larry@golfprop.com
www.golfprop.com

Golf Property Analysts is your leader in golf property valuation, advisory and brokerage services.  Led by GPA president, Larry Hirsh, we've performed more than 2,500 assignments in 45 states, Canada and the Caribbean ranging from market value and litigation appraisals to a variety of consulting services and golf course brokerage and marketing.


GSI Executive Search, Inc.
12 Fernly Park
Fairport, New York, 14450

Contact: Daniel Farrell
dan@gsiexecutivesearch.com
http://www.gsiexecutivesearch.com

GSI Executive Search serves the private club industry nationwide successfully placing “key staff” positions to include General Manager/COO, Director of Golf, Director of Tennis, Clubhouse Manager, Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director and Controller/CFO.  The firm’s offices are in Tampa Bay, St. Louis and North Florida.  Please visit our website at www.gsiexecutivesearch.com to learn more about us and clubs we serve.


Richard M. Farrell: 727-525-6562
Scott McNett: 314-854-1321
Daniel Farrell: 518-852-0986


Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart, P.A.
777 South Flagler Drive, #500
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-6194
561-650-0505
561-655-5677
Contact: Bernard "Robin" Baker, III
rbaker@gunster.com
www.gunster.com

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart’s leisure and resorts group has over 25 years' experience in golf course, hotel, and resort and recreation development and operations. The firm represents developers, owners, operators, investors, member owned clubs and lenders in a variety of matters, including club membership programs, purchases and sales, membership restructuring, vacation clubs, time-shares, community association plans, special taxing districts and management and franchise agreements for resorts, hotels, restaurants and clubs. Their worldwide experience has earned the firm a solid reputation in the industry.



Contact: Michael Salerno


Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 110
Austin, TX, 78726
512-249-5333
512.249.1533
Contact: Frank Wolfe
membership@hftp.org
www.hftp.org

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952 is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,800 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC, founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology—the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the United States as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. 


IBS
12201 Gayton Rd., Suite 100
Richmond, VA, 23233
(800) 860-2559 ext. 349
804-754-3200
Contact: Mark Williams
mwilliams@goibs.com
www.goibs.com

IBS is a club management software company committed to serving the private club industry.  Founded in 1991, the IBS Suite of Applications has been installed at 1400 clubs throughout North America and Europe. IBS’ integrated Microsoft SQL and .NET software addresses all the unique challenges facing the private club industry.


International Light Transportation Vehicle Association
2 Ravinia Drive Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30346
770-394-7200
770-395-7698
Contact: Fred Somers
fsomers@iltva.org
http://iltva.org/

International Light Transportation Vehicle Association is a national trade association comprised of the leading golf car and personal utility (PUV) manufacturers. ILTVA sponsors the development and maintenance of ANSI-sanctioned standards to establish safety specifications for the design and operation of golf cars and PUVs driven by electric motors and internal combustion engines for golf cars.

 




Judd Brown Designs
700 School Street - Unit 2
Pawtucket, RI, 2860
401-365-1166
401-732-4730
Contact: Peter Cafaro
pcafaro@jbd.cc
www.jbd.cc

Since 1983, JBD along with its sister architectural firm, Jefferson Group Architects, has established itself as a leading club consultant offering a full range of planning and design services to the nation’s premier club facilities. JBD has earned a reputation for excellence in the marketplace among club managers and directors for their professional and creative approach to club design and consulting.


Kopplin & Kuebler
7349 Via Paseo Del Sur #202
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
480-443-9102
480-443-9642
Contact: Kurt Kuebler
nan@kopplinandkuebler.com
www.kopplinandkuebler.com

Executive Search and Consulting services for the private club industry. We conduct GM/COO, AGM, Executive Chef, Golf Course Superintendent and Golf Professional recruitment for top clubs around the country.


Laskaris & Laskaris, CPA's
200 Eagle Road, Suite 200
Wayne, PA, 19087
215-537-0777
215-535-8537
Contact: Dean Laskaris
dwlcpa@comcast.net


Laskaris & Laskaris, CPAs’ area of practice is the hospitality industry, offering accounting, tax and advisory services to restaurant and private club clients. Advisory services include review of club accounting and internal control systems, review of food and beverage operational practices, and golf course maintenance costs.



Contact: Kevin Lichten


Linthicum
7033 E. Greenway Parkway Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
623-207-5200
623-207-5276
Contact: Eric Linthicum
eric@linthicumcorp.com
http://linthicumcorp.com

Founded in 1984, Linthicum is the premier general contractor and specialized golf clubhouse construction manager in the Western United States. Having built many of the most architecturally recognized clubs in Arizona, California, and Hawaii, Linthicum has the ability and experience to build or improve any clubhouse.



Contact: Ryan  Brennan


Massachusetts Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA, 2766
774-430-9100
774-430-9101
Contact: Joseph Sprague
jsprague@mgalinks.org
www.mgalinks.org

The Massachusetts Golf Association MGA-is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the game of golf in Massachusetts through programs such as computerized handicapping, course ratings and measuring, championship competitions, inner-city youth programs, educational seminars and the MassGolfer magazine. Founded in 1903, the MGA serves more than 400 member clubs and 90,000 individual golfers.


McGladrey & Pullen
100 NE 3rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33301
561-682-1638
561-697-8055
Contact: Tammy Tassitano
tammy.tassitano@mcgladrey.com
www.mcgladrey.com/privateclubs

Power comes from being understood. When you trust the advice you're getting, you know your next move is the right move. That's what you can expect from McGladrey. That's the power of being understood. With more than 300 clients in the club industry, our understanding of your needs extends beyond providing accounting, tax and consulting services. Our commitment to your industry is demonstrated by the educational programs we offer through professional organizations, such as the National Club Association, Club Managers Association of America and Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals, and through our contributions to the clubs we serve.  Experience the power. Go to www.mcgladrey.com/privateclubs.


McMahon Group, Inc.
670 Mason Ridge Center Drive, #220
St. Louis, MO, 63141
314-744-5040
314-744-5046
Contact: William McMahon, Sr.
info@mcmahongroup.com
www.mcmahongroup.com

McMahon Group is the premier full-service, private club consulting firm serving more than 1,600 private clubs across North America, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. The firm’s services include strategic club consulting for achieving maximum club success, facility planning, financial planning for capital projects, club mergers, developer club conversions and membership research. Specific services provided by McMahon Group are clubhouse master planning/improvement programs/financing, membership survey/focus group research, strategic planning, clubhouse/golf course existing conditions/asset reserve studies, dining/golf quality assurance programs (Ask the Members™), membership development programs, board governance consulting and consultant-for-a-day specialized services. As a service to clubs and the club management profession, McMahon Group sponsors the Club Trends™ network with its quarterly publications on critical topics facing private clubs, co-sponsors the Excellence in Club Management™ Award and Rising Star Award, and manages Clubtopia® , the online business directory for clubs. 


Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP
100 Chestnut Street Suite 1200
Rochester, NY, 14604
585-423-1860
585-423-5966
Contact: Raymond Jacobi
RJacobi@MMB-co.com
www.mengelmetzgerbarr.com

Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP is a large, regional public accounting firm providing audit, tax and consulting services at four different offices. The firm specializes in serving several social and recreational clubs in the western and southern tier regions of New York State.


Metropolitan Golf Association
49 Knollwood Road
Elmsford, NY, 10523
914-347-4653
914-347-3437
Contact: Jay Mottola
jmottola@mgagolf.org
www.mgagolf.org

The Metropolitan Golf Association is a nonprofit organization with more than 500 member clubs in the greater New York metropolitan area. Since its founding in 1897, the MGA and its charitable foundation have provided clubs and area golfers with a wide variety of innovative services, including handicapping, tournaments, insurance programs, junior golf programs, educational seminars and The Met Golfer magazine.


MGM Resorts International
3950 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-632-7948
Contact: Daniel Rush
drush@mgmresorts.com
www.mgmresorts.com

MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.


Minnesota Golf Association
6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211
Edina, MN, 55435
952-345-3971
952-927-9642
Contact: Tom Ryan
tom@mngolf.org
www.mngolf.org

Founded in 1901 with only seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf Association's membership has grown to more than 400 clubs and 82,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota.


National Golf Foundation
1150 South U.S. Highway 1
Jupiter, FL, 33477
561-744-6006
561-744-6006
Contact: Joseph Beditz
jbeditz@ngf.org
www.ngf.org

NGF is a member- and client-supported golf industry trade association and is considered the primary source of research and information on the U.S. golf market. Principal activities include market/industry research regarding golf participation, golf facilities, rounds played and consumer spending; publications on a wide range of subjects, including operating and marketing the golf course; and consulting services, including feasibility, operational and marketing studies. Members and clients include golf facility owners/operators, management companies, developers and golf product manufacturers.


New York State Golf Association
2717 Bellevue Avenue
Syracuse, NY, 13219
315-471-6979
315-471-1372
Contact: Bill Moore
bmoore@nysga.org
www.nysga.org

The NYSGA is a nonprofit organization that exists for the purpose of promoting and conserving the traditions of golf throughout New York State. Founded in 1923, the NYSGA serves more than 450 member clubs, providing them with services such as handicapping, course rating and measuring and championship competitions.


Northern California Golf Association
3200 Lopez Rd.
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
831-625-4653
831-625-0150
Contact: Vaughn Kezirian
vkezirian@ncga.org
www.ncga.org

The NCGA is a nonprofit corporation, representing 1,200 member clubs and 190,000 individual members. The NCGA provides the services necessary for the promotion and preservation of the game of golf, including USGA handicapping, tournament competitions, course ratings and interpretation of golf rules, turf grass education, legislative representation, a quarterly magazine and other publications.



Contact: Fran Tran


Witt Mares
10304 Eaton Place, #440
Fairfax, VA, 22030
703-385-8809
703-385-8890
Contact: Kevin Reilly
kreilly@wittmares.com
www.wittmares.com

Certified public accountants providing accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to the private club industry. Affiliated member firms in principal cities throughout the United States. Publishes Clubs in Town & Country, an annual compilation of club operating data, and Federal Taxes and the Private Club, an annual review of topics of interest to private clubs. 


PKF O’Connor Davies
One Grand Central Plaza
New York, NY, 10165-3698
212-286-2600
212-286-4080
Contact: Nancy Damato
ndamato@odmd.com
www.odmd.com

PKF O’Connor Davies, a division of O’Connor Davies, LLP, is one of the leading providers of accounting, tax and consulting services to private clubs throughout the Northeast region of the United States. With more than 30 years of experience specializing in this industry sector, PKF O’Connor Davies’ goal is to assist private clubs in achieving the maximum level of club revenues while maintaining costs and the high level of service expected by club members.  


PLAYTIME, LLC
13310 James E Casey Avenue
Englewood, CO, 80112
303-662-0302
303-662-0254
Contact: Jeff Evans
jeff@playtime.com
http://www.playtime.com/download-brochures

PLAYTIME is ideal for clubs of any size who are looking to acquire and retain membership from families with children. We provide club members' kids an imaginative space for play through our unique, custom-designed indoor and outdoor soft play areas and interactive gaming units. Made of naturally anti-bacterial finish, our play areas are durable, easy to clean and safe for your youngest club members. PLAYTIME also enhances swimming fun with our Little Squirts line of bolt downs, water walks, water slides and floatables. To learn more, please visit www.playtime.com.


Private Club Associates
544 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Macon, GA, 31201
478-741-7996
478-741-6743
Contact: Ted Robinson
tcr@privateclubassociates.com
www.privateclubassociates.com

Professional club specialists who offer consulting to private club clients nationwide and third-party management services to club owners.


Private Club Governance
12 Lawndale Avenue
Morristown, NJ, 07960
862-246-4365
Contact: John  Kinner
John.Kinner@gmail.com
http://www.privateclubgovernance.com

We provide consulting services to the Boards and Managers of private clubs to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. We are motivated by the fact that the practice of sound governance is the single most important controllable factor that will determine the level of success any club achieves.

Services include: Overview and Needs Assessment Visit (cost limited to travel expenses), Governance Review and Recommendations, Governance Document Development, Board Orientations, Strategic Planning Facilitation and Development, Board Retreat Facilitation, and Developer to Member-Ownership Conversion.


Rhode Island Golf Association
1 Button Hole Drive
Providence, RI, 2809
401-272-1350
401-331-3627
Contact: Robert Ward
rward@rigalinks.org
www.rigalinks.org

The Rhode Island Golf Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1902 whose primary function is to promote the game of golf in Rhode Island and to serve the interests of its affiliated clubs and members.


Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Et Al.
201 St. Charles Avenue, #5100
New Orleans, LA, 70170
504-582-8182
504-582-8012
Contact: Richard Wolfe
rwolfe@joneswalker.com
www.joneswalker.com


RubinBrown LLP
One North Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO314.290.3406
Contact: Jim Mather
jeff.sackman@rubinbrown.com
www.rubinbrown.com

The RubinBrown Hospitality and Gaming Services Group specializes in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services for a variety of hospitality and gaming organizations. Beyond traditional services, our professionals have expertise providing entity-specific services including: Assurance and Accounting Services, Tax Compliance Services, Consulting Services, Information Technology, and Business Performance Analysis.


Southern California Golf Association
3740 Cahuenga Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA, 91604
818-980-3630
818-508-6729
Contact: Kevin Heaney
kheaney@scga.org
www.scga.org

The SCGA is a nonprofit regional golf association with more than 1,200 member clubs representing 170,000 golfers in the Southern California area. Founded in 1899, the SCGA provides handicapping services, tournament competitions, course ratings, golf rules assistance, FORE magazine and other services and activities to support and promote the game.


Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2100
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
602-212-8682
602-586-5288
Contact: Robyn Stowell
rstowell@stinson.com
www.stinson.com

Stinson's Golf and Private Club group represents clubs, developers, member groups, buyers and sellers, and lenders in connection with purchase and sale of assets, turnover, conversion, financing, governance, membership programs, updating bylaws, and addressing day-to-day business concerns for golf courses and private clubs.


Texas Alliance of Recreational Organizations
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 305
Dallas, TX, 75204
214-871-9800
214-468-8032
Contact: Sam Brewster
sam@txaro.org
www.txaro.org

TARO, Inc. is dedicated to protecting and maintaining a positive business environment for the Texas club industry by monitoring political activity in the Texas legislature.






Thompson & Knight LLP
One Arts Building
Dallas, TX, 75201
214-969-1423
214-880-3260
Contact: Ted Benn
ted.benn@tklaw.com
www.tklaw.com

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a global firm of approximately 420 attorneys. Thompson & Knight has U.S. offices in Texas and New York and international offices and associations in Mexico, Brazil, North Africa, Europe, and Asia. In addition to providing a wide range of traditional legal services to clients in many industries, the firm prides itself on its experience in the hospitality industry. Thompson & Knight lawyers have extensive experience in golf, private club and resort developments, hotel acquisitions and dispositions, management agreements and domestic and cross border joint ventures. With multiple U.S. offices and two offices each in the prime resort countries of Mexico and Brazil, Thompson & Knight is uniquely positioned to offer a full array of legal services to its hospitality clients. 


Univ. of Houston-Conrad N. Hilton College
HFTP Research Institute
Houston, TX, 77204-3028
713-743-1839
713-743-2548
Contact: Tanya Venegas
tvenegas@central.uh.edu


VCT
283 Franklin St.
Boston, MA, 02110
617-566-7055
775-254-8486
Contact: Stephen Ready
sready@TeamVCT.com
www.ExperienceVCT.com

VCT is the leading Member Experience partner to distinguished private clubs nationwide. As the industry’s trusted “go-to” resource for Member Experience Management, VCT empowers club leadership to drive member loyalty and satisfaction by developing and managing personalized communications, services and benefits that engage members proactively, deepen club relationships, and deliver ongoing value for members—at every touchpoint. www.ExperienceVCT.com.  



Contact: James Shaffer


VGM Club
1111 W. San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA, 50701
800-363-5480
Contact: D.Jay Ellis
vgmclub@vgm.com
http://www.vgmclub.com

VGM Club, North America's premier member service and marketing organization for membership-based clubs, includes golf, tennis, yacht, city and athletic clubs. Current membership exceeds 3,500 facilities in all 50 states and Canada. Collectively, VGM Club members possess purchasing power in excess of $2 billion annually.


Western Golf Association
1 Briar Road
Golf, IL, 60029
847-724-4600
847-724-7133
Contact: Jeff Harrison
maher@wgaesf.com
www.westerngolfassociation.com

Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.


Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
324 Fourth Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
412-826-2180
412-826-2183
Contact: Jeffrey Rivard
jrivard@wpga.org
www.wpga.org

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association, founded in 1899, is an organization of 120 member clubs and 30,000 members. Its primary missions are championships, administering all elements of the USGA Handicap System, and member services. The association also has a scholarship fund that provides college tuition assistance to qualified students who were or are employed at member clubs. 


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