Case Study

Does Your Design Team Listen to You? A Refreshing Approach to Renovating Your Clubhouse for Your Members

By HINT | Harris Interiors The thought that a clubhouse should have a certain look is no longer acceptable. Some designers can have unbearable egos and attitudes, but when it’s time for a renovation, members know what they are missing and exactly what they want. Designers must listen to the members. The design team at…

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Elicitors and Their Vital Role in Plant Health

By Grigg Bros. To elicit (v) – draw out or evoke what is latent (already existing). Compounds and/or ions that activate plant defense responses, when applied as a topical spray, are called elicitors. Product formulations that can improve turfgrass vigor and performance under environmental stress remain very promising technology. Plants treated with elicitors generally exhibit…

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How to Make a Wine Dinner Work for You

By Flora Springs Winery I’ve worked with dozens of private clubs in my career, and the objective for each event is always the same: provide members with a unique and memorable experience that is only available to them through their membership. Wine dinners offer a meaningful way to connect with members, especially if a few…

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Cape Fear Country Club Brings Tradition Into the Modern Age

By Chambers Imagine transforming your state’s most historic club into a cutting edge destination for members across four generations. As tricky as it may seem, Cape Fear Country Club was up to the challenge. Known as one of the oldest and most distinguished clubs in North Carolina, Cape Fear Country Club engaged Chambers in 2011…

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The Best in Club Design Trends “Shaken not Stirred” Infusing Experiential Design into your clubhouse: Cocktail Lounge 2.0

By C2 Limited Design Associates As a clubhouse designer, I always enjoy sharing our substantive new approaches to clubhouse enhancements that improve the overall member experience, create a new or enhanced revenue opportunity and streamline operational efficiencies. Over the past couple of years clubs have reached out to us to improve their competitive edge. Not…

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Finding the Right LED Solution for your Club

By SES Lighting LED Lighting can save between 50-85 percent of the lighting cost in a club, so it has become an attractive way to reduce expenses while being environmentally friendly. However, finding the right LED lighting solution for every lighting application in your club presents an incredible challenge, as the right products are not…

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Efficient Turfgrass Fertilization

By Grigg Brothers Turfgrass fertilization is a primary component of golf course management that directly affects turfgrass health and playability, the maintenance budget, and environmental quality. A golf course nutrient management program that promotes optimal turfgrass health while safeguarding environmental quality and frugal use of budget dollars is efficient. Safeguarding water quality with nutrient use…

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Taking the Indoors Out! Creating Spaces that Encourage your Members to “Linger Longer”

By C2 Limited Design As a club designer and stylist, I always enjoy discovering new approaches and trends that can aid our country club partners. Recently our firm has been “taking the indoors outside.” That’s right, we have literally been creating outdoor environments that mimic spaces previously only envisioned to be on the inside of…

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Oh, What a Difference the Years Make!

By Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace Twenty years ago Dick Kopplin, with an eye on helping with search and consulting work in the private club industry, started his company, KOPPLIN SEARCH, Inc. “Reflecting on our 20 years in the private club industry, I’m very excited as we begin our 21st year as KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE,”…

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Turfgrass Management Influences Golf Course Sustainability

By Grigg Brothers Sustainability at a golf course implies a sound business plan, good turf quality and reliability, and environmental stewardship. Golf affects our communities by providing a recreational green space, generating employment opportunities and tourism dollars, and contributing to landscape conservation, wildlife habitat and watershed quality. Turfgrass management influences golf course sustainability by every…

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