Best Management Practices
The Concept Behind Golf2Go
Legacy Golf Links introduces a way to speed up play and introduce new players to the game.
A Golf Course Experiment: Why Not Five, Seven, 12 Holes?
A Michigan course owner offers shorter loops to make the game friendlier.
On-Course Clinics Can Help Grow Annual League Play
Joel Weltz, PGA head professional and owner at Vitense Golfland in Madison, Wis., a public facility
Be Prepared When Get Golf Ready Grads Want More Programs
Cheryl Anderson, PGA head instructor at the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, Fla.
Take Advantage of Online Tools for Registration
Mike Attara, PGA Certified Professional, is the PGA general manager at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood, N.J., a daily fee facility
Flexible Play Options Bring Families Out
Bob Baldassari, PGA General Manager of PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., a resort facility
Adapt Get Golf Ready For Your Facility by Using Specific Parts
Jon Goin, PGA head professional at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.
Create Programs That Emphasize Fun for Golfers
Bob Harrison, PGA head golf professional at Brentwood (Calif.) Country Club, a private facility
Programs Provide Sound Foundation for Private Clubs
Kyle Heyen, PGA head professional at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo., and the 2009 winner of the PGA President's Plaque
Get Golf Ready Works Well With Existing Programs
Greg Nichols, PGA general manager and director of golf at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii
Attracting the Next Generation of Golfer's
Two golf facilities in the Reno, Nev., area are taking specific, long-term measures to get more youth golfing. It's an investment that golf course operators hope will yield a new generation of golfers to sustain the game. The National Golf Foundation reports that between 2007 and 2012, the number of golfers in the U.S. declined by 14.2 percent. Of today's golfers, only 5 percent are under the age of 30. GCSAA Class A member Tom Brooks, CGCS, the owner and superintendent of Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville, Nev., says the course has added shorter family tees and offers discounts for families playing nine holes after 5 p.m. The course also hosts summer golf camps for kids. Nearby, the Mountain Course at Incline Village (Nev.), has launched a Family Days golf program and uses kid-friendly features such as an 8-inch cup on each green.