Please be on the lookout for a new communication coming your way from our team. It’s called PERSPECTIVE and is scheduled to hit the mailboxes of our most trusted clients and industry partners this Friday.
PERSPECTIVE is a collection of articles authored by members of the GGA team and from other sources that offers insights on some of the most pressing issues you face in your business. Maximizing efficiency, jumpstarting innovation, increasing membership and dealing with personnel issues are just some of the issues you’ll learn from in PERSPECTIVE. Our objective is to be pragmatic, timely and actionable. We think it’s going to be a unique view of the golf and private club landscape.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get informed and improve your club or business! Getting your hands on PERSPECTIVE is easy, just follow this link.
GGA opened an office outside Dublin, Ireland in January 2013, to serve the firm’s clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The office is managed by Rob Hill, director of GGA’s EMEA division who has been joined by Peter McEvoy OBE andTom Cotter to further expand the resources and expertise available to clients in the region. Read More>>
A successful season depends on the right preparation and follow through. Suggestions from GGA founder Steve Johnston to achieve 10 percent higher revenues and a 10 percent reduction in costs. Read More>>
Golf clubs on the Niagara Peninsula in Southern Ontario are currently struggling to keep their heads above water and remain financially viable in the face of an over-saturated market and declining number of rounds played.
Founding Principal Stephen Johnston commented on the topic, explaining the necessity of full-scale evaluation, a universal marketing plan, and industry-wide cohesion between the various cross-functional entities seeking to maintain golf in the area. Without this the highly competitive Niagara market may be susceptible to a “slow death,” according to Johnston.
Learn more about staying afloat during tough times, staying ahead of the pack, and being able to deliver on a high-end level by reading the full length article here.
Henry DeLozier’s latest advice for Golf Course Industry Magazine and club leaders focuses on accepting the inevitability of crisis and catastrophe at clubs. Instead of fearing the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen, DeLozier encourages leaders to expect crisis in such a way that various contingencies and support structures are premeditated, organized, and ready to be actualized at a moment’s notice.
Be smart, be practical, and most importantly, know where the fire extinguisher is before the building is on fire.
Take a look at Principal Henry DeLozier’s keynote address to attendees of the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Brunei. Henry presented on hard-earned lessons from America, encouraging Asian audiences to learn from previous American mistakes.
In his most recent contribution to Golf Course Industry magazine, Henry DeLozier offered valuable insight on how great managers seem to not only do the right things, but do them in the right way. Drawing on teachings from leadership expert Peter Drucker, DeLozier explains that the essential work of leaders is to successfully manage three key areas: resources, information, and anxiety.
According to DeLozier, applying these leadership skills to your management structure allows your club to learn how to do the right things, and more importantly, how to do them right.
GGA’s Post 2013 Canadian Private Club Symposium Survey points to key trends and best practices of top tier private clubs. The survey results indicate that deliberate, informed, planned and consistently well-executed vision and business strategy is critical to success. The capability for savvy strategic planning supported by reliable tactical plans is the difference-maker. Download a copy of the survey results here: 05-13 – PULSE – GGA 2013 Canadian Private Club Symposium Survey
Summer’s high season is the time for clubs to commit to retention. GGA director of the EMEA region, Rob Hill, got an unexpected (and valuable) lesson from his mobile phone network provider. Read More>>