July 2011

Published Friday, July 1, 2011

Finally Looking Up: New Study Predicts Small Business Growth

For the past five years, the most important thing on the minds of most small businesses across America has been survival. Finally, after years of struggling to simply stay afloat, many businesses are beginning to look toward growth as their number one priority ...

An En“lightning” Discussio: National Lightning Week

As the summer season gets into full swing, errant golf balls aren’t the only things of which players need to be careful. June 19-25 was National Lightning Week, and, across the nation, the National Weather Service, along with major television networks and organizations like The Weather Channel, sought to educate the public about lightning safety ...

Retaining Boomers: The Value of Older Employees in the Workplace

The workplace is aging. Baby boomers make up a substantial portion of the workforce, and the knowledge and expertise that often comes with years in the business is a valuable resource for many companies ...

TEE IT FORWARD Program Launches July 5-17 at Golf Facilities Nationwide

To help golfers have more fun on the course and enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities, an industry wide coalition partnered to support 'TEE IT FORWARD," a new national initiative to be proposed for golf facilities nationwide from July 5-17 ...

Fitness Trends: Age-Appropriate Programming

Many club members—from Baby Boomers to Millennials—are taking a more active role in improving their personal health and are looking for additional opportunities to exercise. Private clubs are capitalizing on this member need by incorporating new and expanded offerings to accommodate their health-conscious members ...

Laws & Regs

The Next Provision of the Health Care Reform Law to Repeal; Another Disaster Relief Act and the Same Exclusion for Golf; The National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor Strike Again; Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law; New California Food Handler Requirements Start July 1; Connecticut Paid Sick Leave

Industry Watch

Trends, demographics and news from the club industry.

NCA News

The National Club Association's board of directors recently met in Washington, D.C., for its annual board meeting and elected new directors and officers ...

Club Industry Brief

NCA's free bi-weekly news digest is designed specifically for private club leaders. It covers industry news and trends and articles on golf, membership and operations for private clubs.