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  • GB LIVE - Feb 16th
  • GB LIVE - Feb 16th

    The unmistakable surge in popularity of NFTs, DAOs and cryptocurrency have now worked their way to the golf course... and LinksDAO, a crypto-based start-up club, has a modern concept that is sure to shake up the traditional membership-backed golf facility. NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and PGA of America Secretary Don Rea talk to two of the founders of LinksDAO (Jim Daily and Adam Besvinick) on Golf Business LIVE to explore all aspects of this virtual golf community!Read More

May 2022

From the CEO

Chicken Wings and Golf
My sixteen year old, perhaps the pickiest eater alive, loves the chicken wings at Rodney Scott’s BBQ, a James Beard-winning joint on upper King Street here in Charleston.Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Golf Events: A Win for Tourism
Golf tourism. What does that mean? How is it measured? It is generally accepted that this individual or group would play at least one round of golf and one overnight stay away from their residenceRead More

Attracting the Golf Traveler – Post Pandemic
Could it be? Really? Is 2022 the year we see the elusive golf traveler emerge from a two-year hibernation? A firm shake of your magic eight ball yields: “Signs point to yes!”Read More

The DMO and the Daily-Fee: Potential Partners in Revenue-Building
Daily-fee and semi-private golf is local by nature, typically serving customers within a 20- or 30-mile radius.Read More

Make Your Course More Memorable (and Profitable) with Word of Mouth
People talk. Two simple words that can serve as the rock-solid cornerstone of your marketing strategy. And some say word of mouth is the most important marketing channel for golf courses.Read More

Case Studies

Mixed Bag On Hardgoods Numbers For Spring of 2022
It’s a mixed bag, pun intended. When you look at hardgoods sales, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that inflationary pressures, supply-chain issues and gas prices have had a deleterious effect on retail operations.Read More

Managing the Unexpected
The pandemic has been a circumstance that virtually no one was prepared for. Businesses all over the world have had to make rapid drastic adjustments just to have a chance at survival. Golf fared better than many other industries, in part because operating a golf facility has always required owners and managers to be ready to make quick adjustments.Read More

Innovation by Golfzon Leadbetter
Golf simulators continue to capture the minds of golfers and course operators worldwide, and one of the more popular simulator spots at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show was Golfzon.Read More

Transient Clubs Hit Hard By Gas Pricing
The whole place seems like a time machine. When you’re driving from the Palm Springs airport out to Desert Island Golf and Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, you make a left onto Gene Autry Trail and take it a few blocks until you hit Dinah Shore DriveRead More

Rising Oil Prices Affect So Much More Than Gas At The Pump
Early on the morning of Good Friday, a 60-year-old banker named Scott Tucker signed a contract to replace the irrigation system at Coosa Country Club, the top private club in the small industrial town of Rome, Georgia, northwest of AtlantaRead More

Growing a Game One Foot at a Time
It's Not a Soccer Thing, And It's Not a Golf Thing. It's Both.Read More

Industry News and Trends

Streamsong Resort Expands
After spending close to a decade assembling and permitting the land for Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, developer Mike Keiser selected KemperSports to be his development and management company partner. According to Keiser, it was a simple choice to pick the Northbrook, Ill.-based golf company for his special coastal Oregon golf assignment.Read More


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Access some of the most creative ideas golf course owners and operators have to offer within the Bright Ideas area of the GB Archive.Read More

March 2022 Issue


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