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by Ryan Yakel, CCI ClubDesign

Ryan Yakel of CCI ClubDesign describes how Club memberships increase as a direct result of new or upgraded facilities.

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Design for a "Rough" Economy
by Doug Myslinski, Jacobson Golf Course Design, Inc.

Doug Myslinski of Jacobson Golf Course Design, Inc. stresses that making a Master Plan that addresses physical and operational aspects is critical to survival.

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NGF Openings/Closures Update – Golf’s Supply-Side Market Correction Continued in 2011
 
Openings/Closures UpdateNGF recorded 157.5 golf course closures in 2011 versus 19 openings, measured in 18-hole equivalents (18HEQ). As in recent years, closures were disproportionately lower priced public facilities, including a large number of 9-hole courses. According to NGF, since the market correction in golf course supply began in 2006, there has been a cumulative net reduction of 358.5 golf courses (18HEQ), which represents a drop of 2.4% off the peak supply year of 2005.

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Supply and Demand Imbalance Puts Golfers in Control. How are Golfers Reducing Their Cost-Per-Round?

Supply and DemandGolf’s supply and demand balance undoubtedly hangs in favor of the golfer. Since the ratio of golfers to courses has declined over the past 20+ years, the competitive environment is allowing today’s players to secure unprecedented values in terms of the quality of golf they can get for their money.

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Forbes Columnist and Author Robert Reiss to appear at the NGF Symposium on April 26th

NGF Symposium Returns to Chicago on April 26More than 70 of golf’s business leaders have already registered for the 2012 NGF Golf Business Symposium to be held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

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Inaugural NGF Municipal Golf Institute – September 4-7, 2012

NGF Municipal Golf InstituteThe National Golf Foundation (NGF) will hold the inaugural Municipal Golf Institute on Sep 4-7 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV.

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Golf Employers Beware: Court Decisions Warrant Review of Employee Handbooks
by Robert Harris - Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator - Levett Rockwood, PC

Do you have an Employee Handbook?  If so, Golf Employers beware - Arbitration provisions may have unintended consequences according to Robert Harris, Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator – Levett Rockwood, PC

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