The Golf Nomad
The Golf Nomad believes that variety is the spice of golf… he plays 50+ courses a year and shares his most interesting experiences here.
The Golf Marketing Alliance
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The Golf Gadfly
The Golf Gadfly interferes with the status quo of golf by posing novel, potently upsetting questions, usually directed at authorities.
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In these posts, we brainstorm ideas on how to make golf more fun, more convenient, and more affordable… to help golfers play a little more often.
Give author Mike Dickoff just 5 minutes per week and he’ll give you some serious food for thought about growing the greatest game ever invented.
Gary is certifiably nuts… in a good way. His posts reflect the zen of Frank Zappa; “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work If it isn’t open.”
This parable should sound familiar to golf course owners/operators… you are living this dream/nightmare. Will it turn out as the Gadfly has predicted?
In this first of a series of posts profiling courses that consistently have overflowing parking lots, read how the team at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, MN stuffs their tee sheet full every day.
Multi-course membership programs like The Public Country Club are evolving rapidly in several US Metro Areas. What is the impact on golf course financial performance?
Get out the crystal ball and join the Golf Gadfly in speculating on who is going to fare the best in the Tee Sheet Wars as we head into 2019… the Gadfly provides you with a lot of facts and opinions as food for thought for your own predictions.
Remember when TeeMaster actually was “the future of tee times” as touted on its website… now it’s just the “ghost of tee times past”. What will replace it? Bueller? Anyone?
Why aren’t more people booking tee times online? Eavesdrop on this discussion between the Nomad and a Golf Course GM for some insights.
The Golf Nomad is on a whirlwind tour… how can his travels help you think about how to make your own course more memorable?
During the Golf Gadfly’s immersion in the corporate world, he saw it all… and it lead to the development of a theory of human behavior that divides us into two categories… which type are you hiring?
THE IGDB Marketing Co-Op is NOT just about booking “HOT DEALS”… it’s about VALUE.
What do Bob Seger and the golf industry’s growth dilemma have to do with one another? More than you think.