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What We're Reading: Top Stories

The National Club Association provides reporting and analysis on private club industry trends, governance and advocacy issues. Here are the latest NCA news stories. For media inquiries, please contact Cindy Vizza at

Leading Club-Focused Associations--NCA and HFTP--Partner to Share Resources
Hospitality Net, February 4, 2020

The National Golf Course Owners Association Announces Award Winners for 2020
NGCOA, December 17, 2019

"Reinventing Country Clubs"
Herald Mail Media, October 28, 2019

"Country Clubs are Changing Core Offerings in an Attempt to Entice Millennials"
Business Insider, October 14, 2019

"Country Club Scene Making a Comeback in Metro Detroit"
Detroit Free Press, July 30, 2019

"Minimum Wage Boost Could have 'Devastating Impact' on Industry"
Club + Resort Business, July 12, 2019

"Boca West Country Club Named one of the World's Most Iconic Club Brands by National Club Association Survey of Club Managers"
Globe News Wire, July 1, 2019

"Community Assets: How the influence of Private Clubs Transcends the Links"
American Golfer, June 14, 2019

"Advocating for the Community of Private Clubs"
Club Leaders Forum, Spring-Summer 2019

"Independent Contractor Issues Remain on the Front Burner"
Earth Shaping News, Q1, 2019

"Behind the Scenes Hidden Benefits of Private Clubs"
Northeast Golf Magazine, April-May 2019

"Can Old-School Private Clubs Become Cool Again?"
Curbed, Mar. 28, 2016

"Trump Approves Increase in H-2B Visa Funding Bill"
Club & Resort Business, February 20, 2019

"Baltimore's graying Center Club seeks younger members"
Baltimore Sun, Dec. 18, 2018

"Why Private Clubs Still Matter"
Northeast.Golf, Oct/Nov 2018

"Trying to Make History at an Historic Private Club"
California Golf+Travel, August 25, 2018

"Getting to Know: Henry Wallmeyer, President & CEO of National Club Association"
American Golfer, August 17, 2018

"Club Association Releases Hurricane Report"
The Florida Times Union, July 7, 2018, and Golf Inc., July 18, 2018

"Exclusive Soho House Wants More Members--Lots of Them"
The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2018

"Club Car Renews Commitment to the National Club Association as Executive Partner" 
Augusta CEO, May 3, 2018

"Golf's Next Private Club Generation"
Northeast Golf, April-May 2018

"Bill Provisions in Congress Could Increase H2-B Visa Availability"
Club & Resort Business, March 13, 2018

"Village Club reaches beyond Sands Point for Membership"
The Island Now, February 28, 2018

"Attempt to Increase Maryland Clubs' Property Taxes Fails Initial Vote"
Club & Resort Business, February 20, 2018

"As the Caddie-Club Relationship Draws New Scrutiny, Some Creative Solutions Surface"
Golf Digest, February 15, 2018

"NCA Issues Call to Action Against Maryland Club Tax Proposal"
Club & Resort Business, February 8, 2018

"Callaway’s Chip Brewer and Other Stars Headline NCA’s 15th National Club Conference in L.A."
Earth Shaping News, 4th Quarter 2017

"Trump's Tax Reform Could Dent the Golf Industry"
Fox Business, January 4, 2018

"Why Millennials are Signing Up for Gilded Age Clubs", November 28, 2017

"NCA Issues Call to Action Against Maryland Club Tax Proposal"
Club & Resort Business, November 8, 2017

"3 Resources for Improving Staff Communications"
Club View, A Chambers Blog, November 2017

"The National Club Association - On Golf, Business and Lobbying" (Podcast)
"Ground Under Repair," Blog Talk Radio, October 3, 2017

"Private Golf & Country Clubs’ Family-Centric Re-Envision"
International Opulence, Fall 2017

"The View From Washington" (Podcast)
Golf Course Industry, August 21, 2017 

"Clubs Support Communities" (Op-ed)
The Hartford Courant, August 14, 2017 

"With A New Look And Loan From The State, The Hartford Club Looks To The Future"
The Hartford Courant, July 31, 2017

"Kiawah Island Club Adds Golf Performance And Development Center To Extensive Offerings For Golfers"
Forbes, July 19, 2017

"Private Clubs Are Golf's New Trendsetters"
New England Golf Monthly, July 2017

"When Golf Goes to Washington"
Golf Digest, May 17, 2017

"Looking to Golf's Future"
New England Golf Monthly, May 2017

"Perspectives from the Other Side: What Private Club Pros Should Know About the American Health Care Act"
Club View, May 2017

"Survey Finds 74% of Private Clubs Pursue Sustainability"
Club & Resort Business, April 25, 2017

"National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability"
Pacific Northwest Golf Association, April 21, 2017

"President Trump Begins the Process to Remove WOTUS"
Earth Shaping News, 1st Quarter 2017

"National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability" 
American Golfer, April 18, 2017

"A Brighter Future for Private Clubs"
New England Golf Monthly, April 2017

"People Who Are Shaping the Future of Private Clubs"
Golf Inc., March/April 2017

"Trump's Early Policy Moves Benefit the Industries He Knows Best — His Own"
Politico, March 23, 2017

"Can Yoga Save the Golf Club?"
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2017

"A Promising Time for Golf"
New England Golf Monthly, March 2017

"The Golf Industry Weighs the Good & Bad with a President Trump"
Golf Digest, February 2, 2017

"The Path to Excellence"
Club Management, Winter 2017

"Stunning Election Results Open Opportunities for Private Clubs"
Earth Shaping News, 4th Quarter 2016

"Trump's Doral Golf Course Highlights His Conflicts Of Interest"
National Public Radio, December 20, 2016

“Top Legal and Workforce Issues"
Earth Shaping News, 3rd Quarter 2016.

"Spokane Golf Case Has Ripple Effect on Equality, Access to Private Clubs"
The Seattle Times, October 3, 2016

"75-year-old Lansing Country Club Sold to Developer" and "Country Clubs in Northwest Indiana"
NWI Times, October 2, 2016

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