What’s Up in Golf Course Management? (October 2014)

What’s Up in Golf Course Management? (October 2014)

What’s the latest in golf course management? We have rounded up the most recent and relevant news and articles around the web about golf course management for the past month:

Operation Clean the Pond

If you are in Louisiana, the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau is hosting the “Operation Clean the Pond,” to get rid of giant salvinia, an invasive species, in the ponds located behind their Franklin visitors center located at 15307 Hwy. 90 West, Frontage Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are currently looking for volunteers to help in the clean-up.  For more information contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at (985) 380-8224, and to sign up to volunteer contact Bridget Roy at (985) 828-2555.

Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids Initiative by Project Evergreen

Studies have confirmed there is significant value in having children spend time outdoors playing, and Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative was created to restore and revitalize green spaces for kids to play, exercise and connect including sports fields and parks.

Mower Tires that Will Never Go Flat

The tweel, a wheel and a tire all-in-one, has been developed and has been unveiled at the recent 2014 GIE Expo. The X Tweel Turf signals Michelin’s first product developed specifically for the turf and ornamental market, said Ralph Dimenna, vice president Micheline Tweel Technologies. The process of bringing it to market took about two years, although in October 2012 Michelin introduced the Micheline X TWEEL airless radial for use on skid steers.

Britain’s Youngest Golf Club Manager is 23

A 23-year old Ellie Green is the youngest golf club manager as discovered by Golf Club Management. Know more golf managers in their 20s in this article.

Something to think about: If your golf club’s business is performing badly, it’s probably badly run.

According to Golf Digest, 35% of golf clubs operate without a business plan. According to Golf Digest, the golf clubs have blamed their lack of revenues on uncontrollable factors such as an oversupply of courses and the general economic malaise, but the research finds that the clubs themselves have not carried out professional solutions to the problems they were facing.

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Written by Jim Cassells

Jim Cassells

I have spent the majority of my career in sales and sales management positions with large Fortune 500 firms like General Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Playtex and Lenox China. About 12 years ago I became involved with the golf industry and started my own repping firm, “Leading Edge Marketing & Sales” in SE FL. After 2 years, my largest supplier offered me a position as their Director of Business Development. Two years after that I declined a move to California (their HQ) and went to work as an Area Sales Manager for General Electric retiring after a 10 year career.

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