Sunday, March 31, 2013


Well... I just joined the Golf Course Business Consultants (GCBC) a group of highly specialized experts in the golf industry. I am in the company of well established gurus like Jack Brennan. Paladin Golf Marketing, Ron Garl, leading golf course architect, and John Johnson of J2 Marketing. Check out the GCBC site at:

Man! We're watching so many sinking ships out there. In desperation I see what were once high end private country clubs with tee times on all the re-seller sites. Some have hired management companies to market tee times competing with traditional daily fee golf courses. I'm seeing $100.00 rounds going for $39.00 in the Sarasota - Bradenton (Florida) market. One course is advertising $19.00 rounds that were $65.000 ten years ago.

Where are we going from here? I mean, expenses have not really gone down - except cutting corners.

More later.