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The Inaugural GRAA Awards Conference – Connecting Through Conversation & Camaraderie

The Golf Range Association of America held it first GRAA Awards Conference last fall at Talamore Golf Resort, near Pinehurst, North Carolina. With guest speakers, special presentations and a full agenda of discussion, the PGA Professionals and range owners and operators in attendance took home a wealth of new knowledge, as well as motivation and inspiration for a stellar 2023.

GRAA Top 50 Private Facility – Muirfield Village Golf Club

Muirfield Village Golf Club, in Dublin, Ohio, has all the amenities of the best private golf clubs in the country. Founded by Jack Nicklaus five decades ago, this storied club has many wonderful golf tales to tell. PGA Director of Golf and PGA of America national award winner Larry Dornisch takes us behind the scenes, to better understand what this facility has to offer. Just beware of the occasional Golden Bear!

Investing in Your Range – Braemar Golf Course

With six GRAA Top 50 Public Facility awards, and counting, Braemar Golf Course has a full menu of golfing opportunities for all sorts of golfers year-round. Their story of growth and investment in their club is one that many municipalities should follow. The adage “If you build it…” stands true for this Minnesota golf course. Here’s their story, as shared by their PGA Director of Golf.

Growth of the Game Teaching Professional ELITE MEMBER – Rob Stocke, PGA

Rob Stocke is not your cookie-cutter PGA Professional. No, he’s even better. With interests such as motorcycles and music, Stocke’s teaching acumen has been recognized by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) many times, and within the Georgia PGA Section a decade ago. He’s an interesting guy with some fun tales. Here’s his entertaining and motivating story!

Bringing New Golfers to the Range – Chicago Highlands

Chicago Highlands is a pristine private club just outside Chicago, Illinois. With an array of amenities and great PGA Professional staff, the members at Chicago Highlands enjoy all that golf has to offer, as well as those benefits of private club membership. Patrick Crow is their PGA Director of Golf. He shared his insight on the business of golf, and on his club, specifically, in this edition of Bringing New Golfers to the Range.

Thankful for So Many Winter Golfing Opportunities

It’s wintertime, and the golf continues. With awesome technology in outdoor ball-tracking systems and indoor golf simulators, driving ranges are serving their clientele year-round, and indoor simulator studios and bars are cropping up all over the place. It’s all very good for the game, and very good for this writer, as you will read. It’s the time of year to ponder what we’re thankful for – thank you for your patronage and interest in our publication!

Women Leading on the Range: A Refusal to Stay Grounded

Nikki Prichard is an up and coming star in the PGA of America, as exemplified by her rise after school from golf shop assistant to PGA Assistant General Manager. In this piece, she highlights what golf industry professionals can do when times get tough. She and the team at Arrowood Golf Course have created a stellar new amenity on their range, the details of which she shares in this month’s installment of Women Leading on the Range.

Investing in Your Range and Community: World of Golf – Florence, Kentucky

Ralph Landrum, PGA has done a lot in golf over five decades. His latest feat was a brisk jog through the streets of the Five Boroughs of New York City in his second NYC Marathon. His efforts to play the game and grow the game over his career have earned him awards, accolades and acknowledments. His efforts in the community are his best story, however. Read about them in this feature on Landrum and a career well-served.

GRAA Award-Winning Facility: Oak Marr Golf Center

Part of a group of stellar golf facilities in Fairfax County, Virginia, Oak Marr Golf Center is doing some special things to attract new golfers, and retain them as they journey through our great game. With instruction, playing and social opportunities, new GM Joey Sinclair, and his team are creating a welcoming environment and offering its community an entertainment venue for all to enjoy.

Investing in Your Range – The Legends Golf Club

The Legends Golf Club is one of those courses that we all wish we had nearby. Great layout, effective programming, awesome staff and a practice facility to enjoy for hours. With excellent PGA Professionals, including a Past President of the Association at the helm, golf is the focus, and patrons of all ages and abilities are reaping the benefits.

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