June 29, 2020

Making the Range: Finding a Love of Golf What does golf mean to you? For many that’s a cliché question, which typically leads to an equally-cliché response

Some Courses Presented a Respite During the Pandemic – At Golf Range Magazine, we have detailed many instances of golf facilities restructuring their golf operations to adhere to CDC and local health department requirements

Tour Talk – Rickie Fowler, A Fan-Favorite on the PGA Tour – Rickie Fowler is one of the PGA Tour’s most popular players, a fan-favorite for sure, and for good reason

Sedgefield Country Club Upgrades its Short-Game Practice Area – As the summer season approaches in Greensboro, North Carolina, an ambitious project creating a new short game practice area at Sedgefield Country Club nears completion

GOLFTEC Helped Students #StayGolfReady During the Peak of the Pandemic – As golfers in many parts of the country endured the cold of winter, looking forward to a bright and sunny spring full of golf, those plans were quickly halted in their tracks as the season finally arrived

A Pop-Up Par-3 Course at Greensboro Country Club – Greensboro Country Club is a private facility comprised of two eighteen-hole golf courses, located about 20 minutes apart

Effective Communication with Members and Golfers is More Important than Ever – Imagine you’re a golf professional, eager to welcome back members and start a new season after a long, cold winter – and you’re suddenly dealing with a global pandemic

Golf Operations Re-Opening to a Different World – Conducting “business as usual” is out and social distancing while ensuring a clean and healthy environment for golfers and employees is in

Adapting to the Times Presents Opportunities for Growth and Improvement – Without question, many aspects of life have changed over the past three months. The many ways that we socialize, communicate, learn, and play are different than they were a few short months ago

Ann Marie Gildersleeve: Designate Teacher and Student Areas on the Lesson Tee – Ann Marie Gildersleeve on the importance of designating teaching and student areas on the lesson tee

Ken Kosak: Use an “Eyes Open-Mouth Shut” Approach When Coming to a New Facility – Ken Kosak on the importance of using an “Eyes Open-Mouth Shut” approach when coming to a new facility

Abby Messick: Cater to Your Local Audience When Looking for Return Traffic – Abby Messick on the importance of catering to your local audience when looking for return traffic

Tommy Moore: Implement Designated Hitting Stations on Your Short Game Area to Help Members Practice With a Purpose – Tommy Moore on the importance of implementing concepts that help students practice with a purpose

Nick Pelle: Offer Free Virtual Lessons During Times of Crisis – Nick Pelle on the importance of offering free virtual golf lessons during times of crisis

2019 Golf Consumer Franchise: Flattening the Curve – As we ride out the “COVID era” both in the golf industry and our personal lives, I thought I’d have some fun by inverting one of the current buzz phrases, “flatten the curve” in describing the ’19 golf consumer franchise results

Pitchfix Offers a Free Pickup to Golf Courses Nationwide – Pitchfix, the global market leader in divot repair tools and other golf products, announced that it will provide a complimentary PickCup to golf courses throughout the United States

Wittek Golf Adds Cart Dividers to Product Line – Wittek Golf, a P&W Golf Supply company and the worldwide leader in driving range and golf course equipment, in light of the COVID19 situation has released a brand-new cart divider given courses reopening across the country

NGF Update: Evidence of COVID-19 Impact on Rounds Played and Subsequent Surge – With golf open for play in all 50 states throughout much of the month of May, the National Golf Foundation shifted focus to studying the effect COVID-19 and related government restrictions have had on participation and rounds played

NGF Update: 20 Million Spring Rounds Lost to COVID-19 – The U.S. golf industry lost as many as 20 million rounds in March and April due to course closures and coronavirus-induced anxiety, according to the most recent National Golf Foundation estimates

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