Will Baby Boomers Go Bust?
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June 2013 Rounds Played Report
Converting Satisfied Customers to Loyal Customers
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PCI Compliance Tips to Protect Your Small Business
by Beth Longware Duff
Small businesses have increasingly become targets of hackers and identity thieves, who consider them to be easy targets. In 2010, two golf courses in Nebraska experienced a data breach that exposed the credit and debit card numbers of more than 200 recent customers.
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Branding Your Club's Green Initiatives
by Stephen Ready
The volatile economic climate of the last decade certainly hasn’t paved a yellow brick road for the private club industry. As a result, today’s clubs are faced with difficult decisions about how and where to cut expenses in order to maintain a healthy operating budget and sustainable business.
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Will Baby Boomers Go Bust?
 
Will Baby Boomers Go Bust?

Over the next 10-15 years, about 76 million baby boomers will enter their retirement years.  While hopes are high for a boom in the golf industry, golf courses and golf businesses should curb their expectations because this generation of retirees may not be golfing as much as their predecessors.

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The Long Road Back: Overcoming a Devastating Weather Event
 
The Long Road Back: Overcoming a Devastating Weather Event
In the past three years, Rumson Country Club in Rumson, NJ faced the two most destructive incidents in its 105-year existence. In 2010, Hurricane Irene came through the Jersey seashore region and dumped eight inches of rain in 36 hours, knocking out power and leaving water on the course for 10 days. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit during the high tide, pushing several feet of salt water across the bayfront layout and downing 150 mature trees.
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June 2013 Rounds Played Report
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Converting Satisfied Customers to Loyal Customers

Golfers today have the power to choose among many options with respect to equipment, apparel, accessories, or whatever they think will enhance their game or suit their tastes.  They also have numerous options in terms of where to play, including where they play most frequently.  If a golfer chooses to play at your course and they have an enjoyable experience, you have the unique opportunity to build a loyal, long-time customer.

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