March/April

What Are the Trends for Private Club Memberships? What Should Clubs Be Offering?

By John G. Fornaro What’s the right mix for memberships in a private club? And what kind of memberships should private clubs be offering today? Are they different from five, 10, 20 years ago? And if so, why?  Fact is, what’s being offered at private clubs today varies. Is there a one-fits all membership, or…

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The Private Club Industry and Affiliated Associations Where Are We Now? What Does the Future Hold? Who Benefits?

By Dave White, editor The private club industry, for better or worse, is in a world of change. And how the industry and associations who play a major role in the life of private clubs deal with evolutionary change will have a significant impact on the future of the industry. The challenges for private clubs…

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Why Are Private Clubs Late Adopters?

The private club world is evolving…and with it so are the leaders of tomorrow’s industry. However, change – technological change and otherwise – in the private club industry often lags behind other industries. Certainly some clubs are at the forefront as early adopters, and even better, the industry does benefit from innovators, as change continues…

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It’s Jill Philmon’s time

Jill Philmon stands out as one of the most recognizable personalities in the private club industry and we can expect it to be even more so during 2016, and her time as the Club Managers Association of America President. And Jill, as Rick Coyne explains in our cover story this issue, is fulfilling a challenge…

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BoardRoom magazine 2015 Excellence in Achievement Award Winners

Here’s a tip of the hat to the BoardRoom Magazine’s 2015 “Excellence in Achievement Award” recipients. As we know, supplier and consultants are the backbone of the private clubs industry, because without their products and services, private clubs would find it extremely difficult to meet the needs and wants of their club members…in fact, everything…

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Jill Philmon – A ‘One in a Million You’

By Rick Coyne At about the same time Jill started dating her unfiltered and hilariously fun husband Tony in 1981, the ballad “One in a Million You”, was hitting the top 10 charts. There’s little doubt, all these years later, that Tony knew immediately that Jill was his one in a million girl and that…

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A ‘Potpourri’ This Issue

By Dave White As happens at this time of year, there’s a changing of the guard as Tony D’Errico takes the president’s reins of the Club Managers Association of America for 2015. D’Errico got his start in the business early, at age 26. Storytelling often presages what might be expected. However, it often isn’t enough…

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CMAA President Tony D’Errico Relishes the Challenges Ahead

By Dave White Tony D’Errico landed his first general manager’s job at the age of 26, albeit it at a small start-up, developer-owned golf club in southwest Florida. “I’ll never forget my first day on the job, meeting my very first club member – a snarky fellow right out of central casting, who looked like…

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