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  • GBL Tech Talks With Special Guest Parker Cohn
  • GBL Tech Talks With Special Guest Parker Cohn

    It’s the first edition of the NEWEST member to the Golf Business LIVE family: Golf Business LIVE - Tech Talks, hosted by Golf Business columnist and longtime NGCOA contributor Harvey Silverman. The emergence of technology across all corners of the golf industry is unmistakable. Each episode, Harvey Silverman will welcome experts and leaders to explore how this tech is advancing, streamlining, and propelling golf businesses from coast to coast.Read More

April 2024

From the CEO

Are Price Changes Brewing at Your Business?
Seven dollars and twenty two cents. Let’s put that in number form: $7.22. I just paid $7.22 for a cup of coffee, and I froze for a moment at the Starbucks counter. There’s a lot going on in my head during this pause –– first and foremost of which is “What the hell?” But it’s quickly followed by some consideration and questioning. Wait a moment.  Why does it cost so much? It probably has something to do with that extra shot of espresso. Then I thought: are people experiencing this same customer reaction much in golf, since the price increases we’ve seen across the industry over the past four years?Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Capital Changes Everything
How Money in the Golf Industry is MovingRead More

Madam President
Cathy Harbin brings a wealth of experience to NGCOARead More

This Discussion is Getting Old
55 is a Speed Limit, Not An Age Deserving Of DiscountsRead More

Succession Success

Case Studies

Fairways, Fast Cars Drive Quail Lodge Cash-Flow
Fast cars and fast fairways are a combination most golfers aspire to have. And not necessarily gassed-up golf cars.Read More

Revolutionizing Your Range
Could This Technology Boost Your Course's Bottom Line?Read More

Range of Options
Blue Jeans Golf Finds Niche in Driving Range MarketRead More

Up Close and Personal

A Range of Emotions
I am delighted that driving ranges are finally getting their day to shine. A hidden gem in golf operations, the driving range has long been under-valued as a profit center. Now, between the advancement in range technology and the growing popularity of off-course entertainment centers across North America, golf course owners and operators are moving quickly to get in on the action.Read More

Industry News and Trends

Managing Unredeemed Gift Certificates and Initiation Fees in Golf Course Businesses
Enticing golfers to purchase gift certificates for friends and family is a time-honored tradition in our golf course businesses. Pro shops have been offering this service for many years. However, questions often arise about unredeemed gift certificates. Also, many private clubs offer refundable initiation fees, prompting the need for clear financial management.Read More



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Bright Ideas Archive

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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



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