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.
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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.
Food For Thought
Give us just 5 minutes per week and he’ll give you some serious food for thought about growing the greatest game ever invented.
Apparation LLC Intro
Apparation LLC is a G3 company… obsessed with helping to Grow the Game of Golf. Learn more about us here.
Have your digital assets been tidied up recently? If not, give them a good scrub.
Salespeople should listen at least twice as much as they talk. Do you agree?
Drivable par 4s create vivid memories. Do you have any of these thrill producers on your course?
Those people that yell “It’s in the hole” every time a pro hits a shot at a PGA event are awfully annoying, but every once in awhile the ball actually does go in.
After a dismal weather year in the Twin Cities Metro in 2018, the Golf Gadfly expected the rate of golf course closures to tick upward this year… but it appears that the opposite has happened. Do you know why?
Which MN/WI tour pro had the highest finish in a Masters? How many different golf courses do you expect to play this year?
To paraphrase Churchill, email marketing is the worst form of direct marketing, except for all the alternatives. Check out the Gadfly’s research on best practices for email marketers.
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?