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March 27, 2013
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  • NGF reports more course closures than openings for 7th year
    Golf course closures outpaced openings for the seventh consecutive year in 2012, according to the National Golf Foundation's report "Golf Facilities in the U.S. -- 2013 Edition." However, despite economic conditions, the report also noted that 199 courses are in development, about 73% of which are new facilities. NGF Dashboard (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Women are sole breadwinners in 26% of American families
    A record number of women are out-working and out-earning their husbands, who are more likely to be stay-at-home dads than ever before, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. About 26% of wives are the sole breadwinners in their households, up from just 6% in 1976, and 28% earn more than their husbands when both are working. (Phoenix) (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Green 
  • Golf course success starts with smart management
    Golf course superintendents need to think long-term when it comes to reducing unnecessary expenses, sustaining high-quality course conditions and providing exciting events for members, says Tim Moraghan, founder of Aspire Golf Consulting. "What we see are new expectations about the business acumen for everyone, including the golf course superintendent," Moraghan says. "The superintendents need specific agronomic knowledge to do their jobs and they also need more business knowledge than in the past." McGladrey (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Operations & Membership Management 
  • Law could mean higher 2014 premiums for individuals, small business
    Insurers say premiums for many individuals and small businesses will likely increase in 2014 as additional portions of the federal health care law take effect. For larger companies, "[m]any of the big changes coming next year won't touch them as directly as individual consumers and small businesses, though some will have to grapple with the cost of covering more workers or paying a penalty," write Anna Wilde Mathews and Louise Radnofsky. Investor's Business Daily (3/21), The Wall Street Journal (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCA News 
  • Webinar: "If you aren't talking to your employees about fraud, who is?"
    This March 28 session offers insight into recommended roles and responsibilities for fraud prevention and detection. From the direction and expectations of the board of directors to club executives and employees, everyone has a role in preventing and eliminating fraud. This program illustrates the expectations executives should set with their employees and underscores the type of anti-fraud training that clubs should provide to every employee.

    Webinar content includes a review of types of fraud and features case studies from clubs and other hospitality establishments. This is not a session about segregation of duties and standard internal control issues, but rather one that examines the fraud tolerance and conscience of clubs that will leave attendees thinking, “Who at my club is overtly delivering this message to the employees?”

    Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reception and dinner at the 2013 National Club Conference
    Enjoy the hospitality of Addison Reserve Country Club, one of the Boca Raton, Fla., area's most prestigious clubs, and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Club Conference in style at the conference reception and dinner.

    The conference dinner registration is $165 per person and includes transportation to and from Addison Reserve Country Club. Buses will leave from the Boca Raton Resort.

    Learn more about the 2013 National Club Conference events and register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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