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Ten Ways #9

Know your Niche I’m sure someone who really knows the history of Rhode Island golf can tell me why clubs fill the specific niches they do. Bankruptcies, rich members, obsessed club presidents, etc. In the beginning (and at the end), … Continue reading

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Crestwood Country Club New Ownership

So the news over the winter was Joe Moniz buying Crestwood. Now there’s a nice article in the Projo with more details. When I was there in July on a weekday morning the staff was very professional and the course … Continue reading

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Ledgemont Sold

Those who don’t read the Jewish Voice missed a big story in RI private golf. Ledgemont (which was originally a largely Jewish country club — hence the newspaper) sold to Joseph and Paula Ruggiero. A member-owned club that at one … Continue reading

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Ten Ways #8

Encourage Prospects at your Member-Guest There are some good reasons to require handicaps at your member-guest. First is quality of the competition. A second frequently unstated one is to discourage marginal players. This makes total sense for a club’s multi-day … Continue reading

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Ten Ways #7

Don’t insult your future members So I play with a guy who had his wedding as an outside person at the club. I never really thought of it but a standard part of the package is a foursome or two … Continue reading

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Ten Ways #6

Guest policies How many times a month do you let guests play? If you’re already letting outsiders play through boxgroove, golfnow, or similar, it should be at least 3-4. I would always prefer a guest playing with a member to … Continue reading

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Ten Ways #5

Everyone Needs a Buddy In a long waiting list private club this is unnecessary since the sponsoring members are expected to fill this role (or professional staff). But if that was the status of your club, you wouldn’t be reading … Continue reading

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