July/August

Phil Newman Recognized With BoardRoom Award of Dedication 2016

By Henry DeLozier What is it that makes some people committed to serving others’ needs? For Philip Newman, the winner of BoardRoom’s Award of Dedication, it is as simple as lending a hand to people who deserve his support. “I think when you meet a group of people that by and large have charged themselves…

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Matt Kellogg BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Club President for 2016

By Dave White, editor Cover and cover story photos courtesy of Patrick Sola Private Club Presidents of the Year major supporters Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace | The Association of Private Club Directors Sometimes in our lives we’re in need of an ‘angel’… a guardian angel, a financial angel, or for that matter, any kind of…

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Governance Issues Facing Private Clubs And What You Can Do About Them!

Private clubs to be sustainable, must have boards that fully understand the club’s culture, its core values, the club’s mission and vision, and long-range strategic plan, and what that long-range plan means – a continuing commitment from the club’s board. Board members must be leaders, not interventionists, or second guessers. Knowledge is vital for decision…

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President Matthew Kellogg And Other Relevant Points

BoardRoom this issue introduces the second of two Distinguished Private Club Presidents for 2016…Matt Kellogg. President Kellogg is being recognized for his distinguished service with the Colorado Golf Club. Earlier in the year, Boardroom recognized Fred Arbuckle, president of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego, and president of 3 Creek Ranch Golf…

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How Do Boards Avoid Mistakes and Find Solutions?

By John G. Fornaro Yes, to err is human, but repetitious mistakes are a plague. The failures and mistakes of non-profit boards have been well documented over the years…failure of fiduciary duties, little or no effective oversight of the club’s operation etc. But are these issues really ‘sacred cows’ because boards of directors are unwilling…

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Heather Nagle & Paul Basquin, Ballantyne Country Club, Recognized As Boardroom’s 2015 Distinguished Club Presidents

By Dave White Sometimes the ordinary makes the news (dog bites man)…sometimes it’s the extraordinary (man bites dog) …the anomaly. And that’s the story with BoardRoom magazine’s Private Club Presidents of the Year for 2015. For the first time since BoardRoom magazine established this program of recognizing the private club industry’s top private club presidents…

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What Do You Mean ‘Dog Days?’ It’s a Busy Time of Year

By Dave White Ah, the ‘dog days of summer.’ But to be clear, for private clubs, it really has nothing to do with dogs. The expression comes from the ancient Romans who referred to the hot, humid days of summer as ‘dog days.’ The Romans associated summer’s hottest days with the star Sirius…known as the…

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PGA’s Long Term Strategy Is Key CEO Pete Bevacqua Leads the Charge

By Dave White The PGA’s vision and mission hasn’t really changed in recent years since Pete Bevacqua took over as the chief executive officer several years ago. But the 28,000 member Professional Golfers’ Association certainly has refined how it wants to do business. In past, critics have suggested the PGA’s direction has changed every couple…

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2015 Distinguished Ideas Summit Enhances Member Experience Exchange

By John G. Fornaro “By the end of the 2015 BoardRoom Distinguished Ideas Summit I had more than 50 items and ideas I wanted to implement at the St. Francis Yacht Club.” And that, in a nutshell, describes Ron Banaszak’s experience at the second annual BoardRoom Distinguished Ideas Summit we hosted recently in Napa Valley…

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Pete Bevacqua, Distinguished Ideas And Other Relevant Thoughts!

By Dave White Pete Bevacqua now has several years under his belt as the Professional Golfers’ Association chief executive officer…and although some things have changed, one significant point hasn’t. “Overall our mandate is to serve the members and grow the game,” Bevacqua reminds. With that in mind, the PGA is certainly going down a path…

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