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Grow the Game by Lowering Frustration
by Michael Hebron, Owner of The School for Learning Golf

Michael Hebron, Owner of The School for Learning Golf and Director of Golf at Smithtown Landing Country Club, suggests that lowering frustration is key to growing the game.

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The Tenure Dilemma - Why do General Managers Leave?
by Kurt Kuebler, CCM, Kopplin & Kuebler

Why do managers leave? Kurt makes the argument that many feel that they are undervalued or unappreciated.

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New Core Golfers & Technology Study - Preview

New Core Golfers NGF developed and fielded our first study of Core Golfers engagement with technology back in 2009. Initially, the big question in our minds was whether golfers, traditionally conservative and driven by a largely middle-age demographic, would prove to be slow adopters of new technology and modern social media.

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Austin Elmer (re-) Joins NGF as Director of Member Research

Austin Elmer (re-) Joins NGFAustin S. Elmer has rejoined the National Golf Foundation as Director of Member Research, replacing Jim Kass, now of Golf Channel. Since his first stint with NGF which ended in 2007, Austin has been working for Textron/E-Z-GO where he managed their research efforts in support of strategic and tactical objectives.

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ROUNDS PLAYED REPORT
Sponsored by: GolfNow

August 2011

August 2011 Rounds Played Report



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NGF/R&A International Golf Course Database Update

NGF/RAbout a year ago, the NGF began work on one of its most ambitious projects ever… the identification and verification of every golf course in the world.  The project, estimated to take three years, also includes the tracking of new golf courses under construction outside the United States. The lead sponsor for the project is the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.  They are joined by several corporate sponsors who appreciate what a definitive worldwide database of golf facilities will mean to golf and their respective businesses. With only a small number of new courses opening each year within the United States, many U.S. businesses are looking for growth outside our borders and have been for some time.

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October 2011  
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Boehner, Biden, talk golf ahead of Obama speech

Boehner, Biden, talk golf ahead of Obama speech 
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GOLF LEGAL FILE
Employee Jumping Ship? Minimize the Risk with advanced planning.
by Robert Harris - Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator - Levett Rockwood, PC

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