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    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

December 2023

Cover Stories and Features

Lessons for Life: Henry “Hank” Johnson, Jr. 1940-2023
Perhaps it’s fitting that during the holidays – a time of hope, of love and of remembrance – we take time to honor the life of one of our own: Hank Johnson, who passed on September 1 and who served as the executive director of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina from 1992 to 2006. A man who, by all accounts, held an undeniable zest for life.Read More

Junior Programming Innovates Toward a New Era
While some of us weren’t paying attention, junior golf promotion changed.Read More

Rock Lucas, Charwood Golf Club Running with the Big Dogs
Like most peers in the business, Charwood Golf Club owner Rock Lucas, whose family-owned course in West Columbia, S.C. is now in its third generation of management, knows a thing or two about running golf championships. But Lucas, whose late father started building their 18-hole course in the late 1960s, now has the distinction of hosting championships for runners.Read More

NGCOA Files Comments on DOL Overtime Rule
On November 5, 2023, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) submitted comments regarding the United States Department of Labor’s proposed rule – Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees.Read More

Case Studies

Club Caddie Founder and CEO Pearsall Preserves Historic Course, Fatherly Ties
During a Dearborn Heights, Mich., city council meeting last October, after nearly 5 hours of serious and sometimes contentious public discussion ranging from policing to politics and other civic matters, course operator Jason Pearsall walked to the podium and introduced himself as the “golf guy” with the privilege of now running the city’s Warren Valley Golf Course.Read More

Data Attacks Golf’s Oldest and Most Persistent Problem
The problem is as old as the game, and so are the debates on how to fix it.Read More

All In on A.I.
Two recent Golf Business WEEKLY articles by colleagues Michael Williams and Doug McPherson highlight what hit me and the attendees of TechCon23 right between the eyes in the first morning session – AI, Artificial Intelligence, is not sneaking up on usRead More

Developer Designs Different Golf Concept for Divergent Times
It’s one of the most desirable spots in the country, a magnet for economic migrants fleeing California as well as teleworkers who woke up to the fact that the great outdoors are a nice alternative to urban life.Read More

Giving the Gift of NGCOA Membership
Golf Business Magazine is the official publication of the National Golf Course Owners Association, the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The NGCOA empowers owners with business-critical information, relevant and timely education, professional and meaningful networking, and crucial advocacy to operate their golf facilities as efficiently and profitably as possible.Read More

The Most Interesting Man in Golf
For 25 years, award-winning architect Agustin Pizá has garnered a reputation for “redefining golf facilities” with his unique design concepts – Wellness Golf®, Multi-purpose Golf, and the Butterfly Effect. He is recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top one hundred inventive minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine featured him as one of the top-five visionaries in the golf industry.”Read More



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