Green Golf partners has signed a three-year agreement to manage Short Hills Country Club, located in East Moline, Illinois and founded in 1922. The full-service club features swimming, a playground, fishing and more.
The CEO of TItleist and FootJoy parent Acushnet for the last 30 years, unexpectedly announced his retirement. Uihlein, 68, will remain an advisor to Acushnet chairman Gene Yoon. His replacement is David Maher, who was named COO in June 2016.
The actor's golf clothing brand, William Murray Golf, raised $1 million in its initial round of funding from investors like Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and former tennis star Andy Roddick, amongst others.
“We didn’t know them [the golfers] before, and they didn’t know us,” Amanda Sale said. “They’ve all kind of conveyed to us that they were really nervous. This is their hangout spot; this is where their buddies are.”
"Our Board of Directors has developed this program with our local small businesses in mind," said club pro/manager Mike Rademaker. "We feel it's a good way to promote golf to the folks who work in the community."
The health benefits of a round of golf could be the number one marketing tool golf clubs need to boost participation. Here is the message Stapleford Park in Leicestershire tells its local community about why playing golf is good for them.
“The days when people were content to go to the pub and just have a chat have gone,” said Chris Legh, one of the co-founders of Junkyard Golf Club, which is opening a third venue in Oxford next month. “People want to be engrossed in an activity rather than sitting across a pub table ignoring their friends and looking at their mobiles.”
“I think you’ll see in golf that there’s a little bit more restraint,” Love said. “We adhere to our rulebook and to our core values and to our traditions, and I think that’s why our sport is so successful. …
Once a top-tier golf course in Miami Valley, Shaker Run was on the decline for many years. Now under new ownership, it might finally be on the up and up. Renovations, membership growth and paid debts are all good signs for this course.