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This is the Golf Business podcast brought to you by the National Golf Course Owner's Association (NGCOA), the leading voice for today's owners and operators. Each episodes features guests and discussions about some of the most important matters in our business. Hosted by former NGCOA president Charlie Birney.This podcast is supported by Yamaha Golf Carts, the official golf cart partner of NGCOA.

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Jonathan Wiesel, Kraig Kann

For Inside Golf Business, Jonathan Wiesel, Nordic consultant/journalist with Nordic Group International inBozeman, Montana, talks more about the winter activities that can drive off-season revenues at golf courses in a follow up to the November/December issue of the magazine.shorturl.at/DEV45 In House Chat, Golf Business Conference emcee Kraig Kann gives listeners a little taste of the programming being offered for 2020 in Orlando, including the Bright Ideas Showcase.

31 MIN6 d ago
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Episode 36: Jonathan Wiesel, Kraig Kann

Episode 35: Bryan Stromme, Mike O'Keefe, Allison George and Don Rea

For this episode, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course andDon Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club share sales strategies for getting the most out of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. One key — finding your "non-golfer" audience who are shopping for the golfer they love. In House Chat, Bryan Stromme, Rain Bird key accounts manager, and Mike O'Keefe of Rain Bird Financial Solutions report on the changes in finance options for upgrading irrigation systems. Lenders have become more open minded about the issue of collateral, lightening the upfront cash burden for golf course operators.

32 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 35: Bryan Stromme, Mike O'Keefe, Allison George and Don Rea

Episode 34: Caroline Basarab Dennison, Holiday Sales Strategies

INSIDE GOLF BUSINESS: Caroline Basarab Dennison of Reynolds Lake Oconee golf community in Greensboro, Georgia, shares her insights into preparing for holiday sales in the pro shop in a follow up to the article "Getting into the Holiday Spirit" in the November/December issue of Golf Business magazine, available at golfbusiness.com. Last season, Reynolds Lake's special promotiondrew more than 1,000 shoppers and pulled in $59,000 in sales over a three-day period.

13 MINNOV 7
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Episode 34: Caroline Basarab Dennison, Holiday Sales Strategies

Episode 33: Rock Lucas & Del Ratcliffe

In this special episode of Owner to Owner, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club andDel Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Servicesdiscuss the upcoming Golf Business Conference 2020 in Orlando, Florida, and other NGCOA educational opportunities; Quick.golf pay-by-the-hole options, and some good ideas that went bad. Coffee anyone?

14 MINOCT 22
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Episode 33: Rock Lucas & Del Ratcliffe

Episode 32: Andrew Peterson, Quinn Smith and Mike Loustalot

The Inside Golf Business report takes a look at the magazine's October cover story on the future of municipal golf courses. Andrew Peterson of The Municipal Golf Association San Antonio, also known as the Alamo City Golf Trail, discusses the changes his facilities have implement and the howit's leading to improved customer relationships. ["Survival Tactics," golfbusiness.com] For our House Chat segment, Quinn Smith, president/CEO of QNorth Golf, and Mike Loustalot of Sagacity Golf, share their insight on addressing tee time barter issues and how understanding barter opportunity costs can help golf course operators make responsible decisions about the process.

24 MINOCT 10
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Episode 32: Andrew Peterson, Quinn Smith and Mike Loustalot

Episode 31: Mike Hurdzan, Rob Harris, Allison George and Whitey O'Malley

For Owner to Owner, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club talk about strategic marketing planning, from the wild side (Godzilla and gorilla suits) to traditional (back to television advertising). Knowing your audience is key to getting your message across. In House Chat, following some recent high-profile lightning strikes at major tournaments, Mike Hurdzan, author of "Golf and Law - Golf Course Safety, Security and Risk Management," and attorney Rob Harris, discuss course liability in these dangerous situations and how owners should be prepared.

24 MINSEP 24
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Episode 31: Mike Hurdzan, Rob Harris, Allison George and Whitey O'Malley

Episode 30: Alex Trujillo, FlightScope; Matt Brost & Jason Sandler

For Inside Golf Business this week, Alex Trujillo, senior sales manager for FlightScope, follows up the cover feature from the September 2019 issue of Golf Business magazine (golfbusiness.com), which focuses on how technology is helping driving ranges drive new revenue. Alex shares more insight on how FlightScope is being used in golf. Then for House Chat, Matt Brost, enterprise development officer, and Jason Sandler, vice president of employee benefits, for Holmes Murphy fill listeners in on the employee insurance options available for NGCOA members. The new rules on Health Reimbursement Accounts give golf course owners more flexibility to help their staff with health care needs.

17 MINSEP 11
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Episode 30: Alex Trujillo, FlightScope; Matt Brost & Jason Sandler

Episode 29: Linda Rogers, Don Rea and Rock Lucas

In this episode's Owner to Owner, Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club warn, "Don't join the race to the bottom," while comparing notes on the East Coast-West Coast seasonal changes, revenue management and customer acquisition. For House Chat, Linda Rogers of Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger, Indiana, has a unique perspective on tackling legislative issue. As a golf course operator, she understands the issues at the top of each owner's list, while as a recently elected state legislator, she knows the importance of hearing from her constituents. Rogers shares her insight from both sides of the story.

28 MINAUG 28
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Episode 29: Linda Rogers, Don Rea and Rock Lucas

Episode 28: Jay Miller, Sterling Golf; Justin Wolf, First American

For Inside Golf Business, Jay Miller, director of golf course operations for Sterling Golf Management, discusses the changes golf course owners need to make to develop new revenue generating opportunities. For this episode's House Chat, Justin Wolf, director of business development for First American Payment Systems, lets listeners in on the new NGCOA member benefit that can save them money.

28 MINAUG 19
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Episode 28: Jay Miller, Sterling Golf; Justin Wolf, First American

Episode 27: Rock Lucas, Del Ratcliffe and Bill Sells

In this episode's Owner to Owner segment, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club and Del Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Services take on the dog days of summer with different marketing strategies, discuss liability issues with golf car alternatives, and share some tips for saving on electrical costs. For House Chat, Bill Sells, senior vice president of government and public affairs for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, brings listeners up to date on the latest with the PHIT Act (Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2019), a hot-button issue for NGCOA's advocacy initiatives.

26 MINJUL 19
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Episode 27: Rock Lucas, Del Ratcliffe and Bill Sells

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Jonathan Wiesel, Kraig Kann

For Inside Golf Business, Jonathan Wiesel, Nordic consultant/journalist with Nordic Group International inBozeman, Montana, talks more about the winter activities that can drive off-season revenues at golf courses in a follow up to the November/December issue of the magazine.shorturl.at/DEV45 In House Chat, Golf Business Conference emcee Kraig Kann gives listeners a little taste of the programming being offered for 2020 in Orlando, including the Bright Ideas Showcase.

31 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Episode 36: Jonathan Wiesel, Kraig Kann

Episode 35: Bryan Stromme, Mike O'Keefe, Allison George and Don Rea

For this episode, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course andDon Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club share sales strategies for getting the most out of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. One key — finding your "non-golfer" audience who are shopping for the golfer they love. In House Chat, Bryan Stromme, Rain Bird key accounts manager, and Mike O'Keefe of Rain Bird Financial Solutions report on the changes in finance options for upgrading irrigation systems. Lenders have become more open minded about the issue of collateral, lightening the upfront cash burden for golf course operators.

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 35: Bryan Stromme, Mike O'Keefe, Allison George and Don Rea

Episode 34: Caroline Basarab Dennison, Holiday Sales Strategies

INSIDE GOLF BUSINESS: Caroline Basarab Dennison of Reynolds Lake Oconee golf community in Greensboro, Georgia, shares her insights into preparing for holiday sales in the pro shop in a follow up to the article "Getting into the Holiday Spirit" in the November/December issue of Golf Business magazine, available at golfbusiness.com. Last season, Reynolds Lake's special promotiondrew more than 1,000 shoppers and pulled in $59,000 in sales over a three-day period.

13 MINNOV 7
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Episode 34: Caroline Basarab Dennison, Holiday Sales Strategies

Episode 33: Rock Lucas & Del Ratcliffe

In this special episode of Owner to Owner, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club andDel Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Servicesdiscuss the upcoming Golf Business Conference 2020 in Orlando, Florida, and other NGCOA educational opportunities; Quick.golf pay-by-the-hole options, and some good ideas that went bad. Coffee anyone?

14 MINOCT 22
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Episode 33: Rock Lucas & Del Ratcliffe

Episode 32: Andrew Peterson, Quinn Smith and Mike Loustalot

The Inside Golf Business report takes a look at the magazine's October cover story on the future of municipal golf courses. Andrew Peterson of The Municipal Golf Association San Antonio, also known as the Alamo City Golf Trail, discusses the changes his facilities have implement and the howit's leading to improved customer relationships. ["Survival Tactics," golfbusiness.com] For our House Chat segment, Quinn Smith, president/CEO of QNorth Golf, and Mike Loustalot of Sagacity Golf, share their insight on addressing tee time barter issues and how understanding barter opportunity costs can help golf course operators make responsible decisions about the process.

24 MINOCT 10
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Episode 32: Andrew Peterson, Quinn Smith and Mike Loustalot

Episode 31: Mike Hurdzan, Rob Harris, Allison George and Whitey O'Malley

For Owner to Owner, Allison George of Toad Valley Golf Course and Whitey O'Malley of Saddleback Golf Club talk about strategic marketing planning, from the wild side (Godzilla and gorilla suits) to traditional (back to television advertising). Knowing your audience is key to getting your message across. In House Chat, following some recent high-profile lightning strikes at major tournaments, Mike Hurdzan, author of "Golf and Law - Golf Course Safety, Security and Risk Management," and attorney Rob Harris, discuss course liability in these dangerous situations and how owners should be prepared.

24 MINSEP 24
Comments
Episode 31: Mike Hurdzan, Rob Harris, Allison George and Whitey O'Malley

Episode 30: Alex Trujillo, FlightScope; Matt Brost & Jason Sandler

For Inside Golf Business this week, Alex Trujillo, senior sales manager for FlightScope, follows up the cover feature from the September 2019 issue of Golf Business magazine (golfbusiness.com), which focuses on how technology is helping driving ranges drive new revenue. Alex shares more insight on how FlightScope is being used in golf. Then for House Chat, Matt Brost, enterprise development officer, and Jason Sandler, vice president of employee benefits, for Holmes Murphy fill listeners in on the employee insurance options available for NGCOA members. The new rules on Health Reimbursement Accounts give golf course owners more flexibility to help their staff with health care needs.

17 MINSEP 11
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Episode 30: Alex Trujillo, FlightScope; Matt Brost & Jason Sandler

Episode 29: Linda Rogers, Don Rea and Rock Lucas

In this episode's Owner to Owner, Don Rea of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club warn, "Don't join the race to the bottom," while comparing notes on the East Coast-West Coast seasonal changes, revenue management and customer acquisition. For House Chat, Linda Rogers of Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger, Indiana, has a unique perspective on tackling legislative issue. As a golf course operator, she understands the issues at the top of each owner's list, while as a recently elected state legislator, she knows the importance of hearing from her constituents. Rogers shares her insight from both sides of the story.

28 MINAUG 28
Comments
Episode 29: Linda Rogers, Don Rea and Rock Lucas

Episode 28: Jay Miller, Sterling Golf; Justin Wolf, First American

For Inside Golf Business, Jay Miller, director of golf course operations for Sterling Golf Management, discusses the changes golf course owners need to make to develop new revenue generating opportunities. For this episode's House Chat, Justin Wolf, director of business development for First American Payment Systems, lets listeners in on the new NGCOA member benefit that can save them money.

28 MINAUG 19
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Episode 28: Jay Miller, Sterling Golf; Justin Wolf, First American

Episode 27: Rock Lucas, Del Ratcliffe and Bill Sells

In this episode's Owner to Owner segment, Rock Lucas of Charwood Country Club and Del Ratcliffe of Ratcliffe Golf Services take on the dog days of summer with different marketing strategies, discuss liability issues with golf car alternatives, and share some tips for saving on electrical costs. For House Chat, Bill Sells, senior vice president of government and public affairs for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, brings listeners up to date on the latest with the PHIT Act (Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2019), a hot-button issue for NGCOA's advocacy initiatives.

26 MINJUL 19
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Episode 27: Rock Lucas, Del Ratcliffe and Bill Sells
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